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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Review Volume of Biographical Sketches of The Leading Citizens of Hampshire County, Massachusetts published by Biographical Review Publishing Company in 1896.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN FULLER, an enterprising farmer, stock-grower, and cattle dealer, residing in the town of Granby, Mass., is a native of Hampden County, born November 14, 1854, at Chicopee Falls. His father, John A. Fuller, was born and reared in Spencer, Worcester County. He married a Miss Carver, of Chicopee, and located in Ludlow, Hampden County, where he was engaged for some time in farming, also carrying on an extensive trade in cattle, going thence to Chicopee Falls, where he was similarly engaged. He subsequently spent a short time in Ludlow, coming from there to Hampshire County, and settling at first near the village of Granby, but afterward purchasing the farm now owned and occupied by his son, above named. Here he continued as a tiller of the soil until his death, June 6, 1891. His wife having died in 1854, leaving but one child, John, he had lived a widower for twoscore years.

John Fuller has spent the larger part of his life in Granby, where he acquired his education in the district schools. He began his life work by assisting on the farm, in addition to which labors he also made much money by buying and selling cattle. On the death of his father Mr. Fuller succeeded to the ownership of the estate, and he has since conducted general farming with excellent pecuniary results. He also continues dealing in stock, and makes a business of butchering cattle and selling dressed beef to the markets, a most lucrative industry. In politics Mr. Fuller is a firm supporter of the principles promulgated by the Republican party, and uniformly casts his vote for their nominees.

Mr. Fuller’s first wife, formerly Emily Bartlett, to whom he was united June 11, 1877, died on the 27th of the following November. On December 25, 1879, he married Miss Ella Clark, of South Hadley Falls, who died on Christmas Day, 1883, leaving him one child, George Albert. On December 25, 1884, Mr. Fuller was again married, Mrs. Charlotte Keith, a native of Northampton, a daughter of Esquire Zebina Squires and the widow of the late Henry Keith, becoming his third wife. Of this union six children have been born, namely: Henry Russell, born August 29, 1886; John Robert, born in 1889; Percy Worthington, born in 1891; Roy Dowling, born in 1892; Charles Milton, born in December, 1893; and Raymond Lee, born in 1895.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the Biographical Review Volume of Biographical Sketches of The Leading Citizens of Hampshire County, Massachusetts published in 1896. 

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