March 24, 1831 - 1898
|Jesse Fulton, son of Jesse Fulton and Mary E. Verner, was born March 24, 1831, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was converted in childhood, and joined the church in Bayou Sara, Louisiana, when twelve years of age, under the ministry of the Reverend Jno. Eddings of the Mississippi Conference. He married Miss. Mary A. Phipps on February 18, 1858. He was married the second time to Mrs. Lucy A. Brown on December 4, 1865. He was admitted on trial in the Louisiana Conference in December 1855, and into full connection in February 1858. He was ordained Deacon in Mansfield, Louisiana by Bishop Pierce in February 1858, and elder by Bishop Andrew in Franklin, Louisiana in December 1859. He was Junior Preacher on Lafourche and Bayou Black in 1856 and 1857.
In 1858 and 1859, Reverend Fulton was serving Plaquemine and Grosse Tete. In t86o, he was Junior Preacher on the South Bossier Circuit. In 1861 and 1862, he was on the Lake Besteneau Circuit; in 1883 and 1864 on DeSoto Circuit; in 1865 on Pleasant Hill Circuit; in 1866 and 1867 on Campte Mission; in 1868, 1869 and 1870 on Springville Circuit; in 1871 on Black Lake Circuit; in 1872 and in 1873 on Arcadia Circuit; in 1874 on Springville Circuit.
In 1875, Reverend Fulton was a supernumerary, and in 1876 on the Springville Circuit. For several years after this he occupied a superannuated relation, but was made effective in 1883, and in 1884 was sent to Logansport Mission.
Again he was superannuated, in which relationship he was continued until called from the toils of earth to the rest of Heaven. He was a pure and upright man, devoted to the church, and the Lord who brought him into the glorious liberty of the children of God. He was a clear and forcible preacher of the truth of the gospel, which he accepted. He died in Texas, where his remains now sleep. We are not informed concerning the circumstances attending his last hours; but from his past life the assurance is forced upon us that he met the grim monster—death—as a triumphant conqueror.
|Source: Journal, Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, January 1898; Page 34 …… By J. F. Scurlock|