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Biography of Hon. John A. Fuson

Hon. John A. Fuson, an eminent practicing physician and surgeon of the Fourth District, was born in 1815, in Champaign County, Ohio. He is the third of seven children (three living) of James and Martha (Sneed) Fuson, both of whom were natives of Patrick County, Virginia. The father was of English descent, born in 1792. Two years after marriage he moved to Champaign County, Ohio, where he engaged in farming, occasionally preaching. He died in 1863. The mother was of French origin, born about 1795, and died in 1885. The subject of this sketch received a limited education in the common schools of his native county, remaining with his parents until he was twenty-two, when he came to Tennessee, and settled at Alexandria, Dekalb County, where for three years he studied medicine under direction of Dr. Thomas J. Sneed, at the expiration of which time he began practicing at Liberty, in 1842. In 1847 he married Martha L., Daughter of John W. and Lucy W. (Flowers) Allen, near Rome, Smith County. Mrs Fuson was born in White County, in 1826, and became mother of eleven children. The eight surviving ones are James; Lucy Jane,Wife of Chas. McCaverty of West Virginia; John A.; Elizabeth, Wife of Isaac N. Fite; George M.; Wm. Francis; Josephine, Wife of Chas. Williams, and Joseph Benjamin. In 1856 the Doctor purchased a farm in the Fourth District of Dekalb County, and moved his family there. He has always had an extensive patronage; is one of the most skillful and popular practitioners in the section. He has accumulated considerable property and wealth, but has lost heavily...

Fuson, William Elmer – Obituary

William Elmer Fuson: eldest son of Jonathan A. and Martha Jane Fuson was born July 21, 1873 on a farm in the Little Creek community and died May 2, 1948 in Hartville. He made a profession of faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Little Creek Baptist Church. After moving to Hartville, he placed his membership with the Hartville Baptist Church. He married Nancy Lou Kindrick February 5, 1899 and to this union were born five children. He was preceded in death by a son Lotus Ferrin. Survivors are his wife Lou; 3 daughters Mrs. I. E. Taylor, Mrs. F. E VanNoy and Mrs. Karl Brownmiller; a son Ovis H.; a brother Dr. J. A. Fuson; 2 sisters Mrs. Alfred Latimer and Mrs. Jason Findley; 9 grandchildren. Most of Mr. Fuson’s early life was spent in the Little Creek community. As a young man and for a few years following his marriage, he engaged in the teaching profession, having taught eighteen years in rural schools near his home, followed by four years service as a county school commissioner. Following his work in the educational field he spent several years as a farmer and stockman, fifteen of which were in active partnership with the late Frank Henslee. In 1921 he moved his family to Hartville where he served as Postmaster for twelve years. During the active years of his life he was prominent in civic, political and religious affairs. He served as clerk of the Wright County Baptist Association for nineteen years and was instrumental in the formation and activity of the Wright County Singing Convention....

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