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William M Fullerton, Q.C.
William McIntosh Fullerton, barrister and registrar of probate for the county of Cumberland, is of Scotch descent, his grandfather, James Fullerton, coming to this province from the Isle of Skye; he was born in River Hebert, county of Cumberland, on the 9th of September, 1820, his parents being William and Elizabeth (Pugley) Fullerton; his father is a native of this country; his maternal grandfather was an adherent of King George III during the revolution of the American colonies, residing in New York.
William Fullerton was a farmer, and the son was engaged in tilling the soil until twenty-five years of age, his education, in his younger years, being limited to the English branches; he studied law in Amherst, finishing in the office of Hon. Alexander MacFarlane; was admitted to the bar in July, 1853, and since that date has been in practice at Amherst, doing business in all the courts of the province, though chiefly in the supreme court; he has made a success of his profession and other business.
Mr. Fullerton was appointed registrar of probate in February, 1859, and still holds that office; he was created Queen's Counsel in June, 1867.
He owns a steam saw-mill at Athol in this county; also three or four farms, and is particularly interested in agricultural pursuits, as well as in the manufacture of lumber, and is doing a good work in aiding to develop various industries in that county.
Mr. Fullerton is a member of the Church of England, and held, we believe, at one period the office of warden of Christ Church, Amherst; he is a man of very kindly feelings, particularly towards the unfortunate, and always stands ready to help those who are trying to help themselves. For drones he has no sympathy.
He married, in 1863, Lucy A. Morse, daughter of Silas H. Morse, of Amherst, sister of Lady Charles Tupper, and cousin of Judge Morse; and they have five children, three sons and two daughters.