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Ask a Genealogist: Searching for a doctor in the Revolutionary War.

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Question:  Can you refer me to a source at NEHGS to determine whether a family legend is true?  My ancestor's brother was a Humphrey Fullerton was a doctor from Viriginia.  It is rumored that served in the Revolutionary War.

Answer:  This is true according to Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution. (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).  His listing in Heitman states the following: Humphrey Fullerton (Virginia).  Surgeon of Hospital Department in Virginia, 1776 to 1781.


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