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Dr. Thomas Weir Fullilove
From typed account
by Mrs. Edith Fullilove Kitchens
Dr. Thomas Weir Fullilove was born in Carroll County,
MS, July 31, 1851, son of Thomas Jefferson Fullilove (born Oglethorpe
County, GA, Aug. 20, 1807, died Carroll
County, MS, Oct. 21, 1888) and Mary Adeline
Taylor (born Alabama Dec. 25, 1821, died Carroll
County, MS, May 30, 1856). Father of Thomas Jefferson Fullilove was
John Fullilove II, born 1780, son of John Fullilove I.
Children of Thomas Jefferson Fullilove and Mary
Adeline Taylor Fullilove were:
H. Fullilove – moved to Texas
Asbury B. Fullilove –
married Felicitis Bryant
Sally Fullilove – married
Dr. Samuel J. Hairston
M.A. (Addie) – married Dr. H.
Weems of Van Buren, Ark.
Thomas Weir Fullilove – married
Annie Rivers Knott
Fullilove attended University of Mississippi and graduated from Emery and
Henry College, VA, in 1871 with first honor of his class. He began medical studies at University of Virginia in 1873-74. In fall of 1874
he entered Bellevue
Hospital Medical College, NY, graduating in spring of 1875; then received appointment to staff of
Charity Hospital, New York. In 1876 Dr. Fullilove
returned to Carroll
County, MS, and began practice in Vaiden.
On March 13, 1879, Dr. Fullilove married Miss Annie Rivers Knott, daughter of Rev.
J.W. Knott, pastor of First Methodist Church in Memphis, TN. Dr. and Mrs. Fullilove
adopted a daughter, Annie Rivers.
In 1890 Dr.
Fullilove spent three months in New York taking course of lectures. He
was active in Mississippi State Medical Association and was a member of the American Medical
Association; was a Methodist.
Fullilove died April 4, 1905. He is buried beside his wife
and daughter (who had married Dr. Sam Guess) in the Vaiden Cemetery in a lot adjoining the Stuckey-Holmes lot.
Dr. Thomas Weir Fullilove
& HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF MISSISSIPPI, Vol. I, Pages 770-771, published by
the Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891,
Chicago, located in the Department of Archives, War Memorial Building, Jackson, Mississippi
Text of Article owned by Mrs. Edith
among the medical profession of Carroll County, Mississippi, is Dr. Thomas W. Fullilove, Vaiden, Mississippi, whose history will occupy the following
space. He was born in Carroll County, Mississippi, July 31, 1851, and is a son of Thomas Jefferson
Fullilove, a native of Oglethorpe County, Ga., born August 20, 1807.
The father of Thomas Jefferson Fullilove was named John. His grandfather was a native of England, and was the only member of his family
who emigrated to the United States.
T.J.F. removed to Autauga County, Alabama, when he was still a young
man, and there married Miss Adeline Taylor, who was born, reared and educated
in that state. After a few years he
removed to Noxubee County, Mississippi, and at the end of two years, about the
year 1843, he moved to Carroll County.
He settled on a plantation on which he lived until his death. He passed out of this life in October
1888. His wife had died in 1856. He was a worthy member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church and was a Royal Arch Mason.
He was a man of great integrity of character, had excellent business
qualifications, and no one of the community stood higher than he. He lost heavily in personal property by the
war, but was enabled to retrieve his fortunes. His family consisted of 3 sons and 3
daughters: J.H. Fullilove is at present a farmer in Texas; A.B. Fullilove
resides on the old home farm in Carroll County; Mrs. S.T. Hairston (wife of
Dr. S.J. Hairston) resides in Ozark, Arkansas; Mrs. M.A. Weems is the wife of
Dr. H. Weems of Van Buren, Arkansas; Thomas W. received his education in the
University of Mississippi and in Emory and Henry College, Virginia,
graduation from the latter institution in 1871 with the first honor of his
class. He then began his medical
studies, taking the first course of lectures in the Medical Department of the
University of Virginia, in the session of 1873-74. In the fall of 1874, he entered Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City, and was graduated in the spring of
1875. He then received an appointment
on the staff of Charity Hospital, N.Y., where he practiced and for one year
received instruction from the leading physicians of New York City.
In 1876 he
returned to Carroll County, and in July of that year he located in Vaiden and began the
practice of his profession. He has
built up a large practice and has met with much more than ordinary
success. His honesty and integrity has
won for him the respect and confidence of all. He takes an active interest in the
proceedings of his profession and is a member of the State Medical
Association and the American Medical Association. In addition to his professional duties, he
finds time to direct a fine plantation which is located near Vaiden. In the spring of 1890 the Doctor spent
three months in New York, taking a supplementary course of lectures. He has left nothing undone in his power to
fit himself for the duties of his profession and well deserves the reputation
he has won. Dr. Fullilove was united
in marriage in Memphis on March 13, 1879, to Miss Annie Rivers Knott, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a fine musician and highly
accomplished in art. The Doctor and
his wife have an adopted daughter, Annie Rivers, a bright little girl of nine
years. They are both worthy members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Fullilove belongs to the Knights of Honor.”
Gone to Arizona
From a newspaper clipping owned by Mrs.
Edith Fullilove Kitchens
Source and date not available, but is
The Carroll News, a Vaiden Newspaper in existence from
1901 - 1915. Dr. T.W. Fullilove died in 1905
On last Saturday afternoon Dr.
and Mrs. T.W. Fullilove left our town to make their home at Solomonsville, Arizona.
They leave here hosts of friends who feel that their places can never
be filled, and the people of Solomonsville are to be congratulated upon the
acquisition of such noble citizens.
Dr. Fullilove is a genial and dignified gentleman, gently, quietly,
but unmistakably influencing every thing for good, and showing himself
faithful, upright kind and true in every relation of life. As a physician, he possesses a mind strong
in its grasp and analysis of the difficult problems of disease, and he always
brings into the sick room a sympathy so deep and tender for the suffering
that his very presence is a quieting tonic to the weak and nervous, and does
good to the patient like a medicine.
His most estimable wife is a lady, fitted to grace any position,
possessing to a remarkable degree of transforming power that brightens all
with whom she comes in contact and a happy, cheerful disposition which lightens
all care. We regret their departure
and envy the people of Solomonsville, yet we feel that we have been fortunate
to have known them, and the good wishes and earnest prayers of many devoted
friends follow them to their new home.
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