FULTON, SAMUEL MOORE
FULTON, SAMUEL MOORE (1800–1853). Samuel Moore Fulton, early settler, merchant, and steamboat operator, son of Scottish immigrants Samuel and Nancy (Cravens) Fulton, was born at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1800. In 1818 he established himself on the Red River in Arkansas and began to trade with the Indians. He moved to Red River County, Texas, and received a grant of a league and a labor of land now in Lamar County. His trading post on the Red River was sometimes known as the United States Factory and was located a half mile west of the site of present-day Arthur City. The location, named Franklin, became a post office in 1842 with Fulton as postmaster. Fulton also operated steamboats and was an official in the Ohio, Red River, and Mississippi Packet Company. In 1841 he was one of seven commissioners selected to sell lots at Lafayette, the first county seat of Lamar County, and was an election official in the county. Fulton was married to Frances McCarley in Red River County in 1833. After her death, he married Clara Roberts of Fannin County. He died of yellow fever in New Orleans in 1853 and was buried in the city cemetery at Paris, Texas. Fulton, Arkansas, was named for him.
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