Robert Craig Fulkerson
Place of Birth
Lee County, Virginia
Place of Death
Montgomery County, Missouri
Lovelace Cemetery, Danville, Missouri
Robert Craig Fulkerson was born on Aug. 23, 1794, in Lee County, Virginia, to Peggy and Peter Fulkerson. He served in the War of 1812. He traveled to Missouri in 1816, then returned to Virginia where he was the sheriff of Lee County for seven years.
Robert married Lavinia Dickinson in 1827. They moved to Calloway County, Missouri, the following year, where Robert was a volunteer during the Black Hawk War in 1831-32. By 1836, the family had moved to Loutre Lick, Missouri, where Robert owned and operated the Loutre Lick Store in 1838-39. In 1840, Robert bought a farm near Danville, Missouri. He also served as Montgomery County treasurer and Danville Township’s justice of the peace in 1843-49.
In 1850, Peter and Lavinia’s oldest son traveled west on the Oregon Trail to the Portend-Vancouver region. Robert and Lavinia traveled to Oregon in 1851 to visit him. Lavinia died in 1852 — either during or after their return to Missouri.
Robert married again in 1853. He died in on March 17, 1876, at his home in Montgomery County.