Lavina Harris Fuller and Otis B. Fuller

PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN

H. H. Hardesty, Publishers 1894 A Edition

OTIS B. FULLER

A son of Timothy M. and Elvira (Blake) Fuller, both deceased, was born in Ontario county, N.Y., Jan 6, 1826, and came to Lapeer country, Mich., in the fall of 1872; he married first, Lavina Harris, who died April 26, 1872, leaving the following children; Augusta, Elvira, Geo., Mina D., Winfield S., Otis P., Lewis A., Polly, and an infant. He married a second time Sept. 22, 1876, in Lapeer City, Mich., Catherine Davey who was born in Canada Aug. 14, 1839. She was formerly married to John Hodkins who enlisted in the service, joining Co. D, 16th Mich. V I.; he was wounded at the battle of Yorktown by a shell in left side, from the effects of which he died at his home in Arcadia. 

Mrs. Fuller (Catherine Davey) was a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Vaness) Davey, deceased. Comrade Fuller was engaged in farming when he decided to enter the service of his country Aug 9, 1861, at Owosso, Mich., when 35 years old, as a private in Co. H, 5th Mich. V.I., which was attached to 3d Brig., 2d Div., 3d A.C. He contracted enlargement of the veins on his march to Gettysburg and was forced to seek hospital care at Alexandria, six weeks; he was transferred at that place July 27, 1864, to V.R.C. April 1863 at Annapolis Junction he was detailed as chief nurse in hospital about six months. He fought at Yorktown, Gettysburg, White House Landing and several minor engagements and was honorably discharged Sept 1864, at Savage Station, VA. He had two brothers in the war, Homer and Edward F. A brother of his wife, Sidney N. (Davey) also served in the late war. Comrade Fuller has been constable of Dryden, Mich., and is still serving his first term; he belong to Brewer Post, 244, he has a pension, si by occupation a farmer and my be addressed at Dryden, Michigan. 

Otis B. Fuller's mother, Elvira Blake is Polly Blake Harris' sister. So Otis and wife Lavina Harris are cousins. Timothy M. Fuller and family came to Michigan about 1840 and settled first in Shiawassee County.