Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876

 

HUGH FULLERTON
Page 204

   Major Fullerton has been a resident of Mason County since1852, to which he emigrated from Ohio. He was admitted to the bar, and engaged in the practice of law, Oct. 8, 1845. He was commissioned 2d Lieutenant in Co: I, 6th Reg. Ill. Vol., in the war with Mexico, and served during the war. After the close of the Mexican war, Feb. 2, 1852, he located in Mason County, and was elected State’s Attorney for the judicial district composed of the counties of Woodford, Tazewell, Mason, Cass and Menard. Was commissioned, March 25, 1857. He raised Co. C, 2d Reg. Ill. Cav., for the war of the rebellion, and was commissioned Captain thereof, Aug. 27, 1861. He was promoted to Major of the same regiment, Sept. 27, 1862. (See roster in this work, in the military department.)
     When the town of Havana adopted a city organization, he was elected first Mayor of the city.
Major Fullerton is one of Havana’s substantial citizens, and has accumulated a fine property, and is in the law business with E. A. Wallace, and being an able and efficient attorney is engaged in a very extensive and lucrative practice.
     He enjoys excellent health, is vigorous and robust in his organization, and bids fair for many years of life, and the enjoyments of this world’s best allotments to the human race.

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