Taken from: Fullers, Sissons and Scotts
by Carol Clark Johnson

Samuel Fuller was born ca 1649 and at or about the time of his marriage to Mary Ide, his father gave him 17 acres of upland with a small piece of adjacent meadow in the Palmer River area. Mary Ide was the daughter of Nicholas and Martha (Bliss) Ide, born Dec. 10, 1649, in Rehoboth; died March 25, 1718.

King Philip's War broke out in June 1675 and nearby Swansea and Rehoboth became quickly involved. Indians harrassed and ambushed the settlers and there were surprise raids by roving bands bent on destruction. Families moved into garrisoned houses of which there were four in Rehoboth. Samuel and his family probably moved into the fortified home of Rev. Noah Newman. Nights would find 50 or 60 men, women and children sleeping on straw and blankets strewn on the floors of a house built for 10 or 12.

Rehoboth was destroyed March 28, 1676, by a band of 1500 Indians. Only five houses survived the burning, four garrisons and Robert's house, probably saved by a "black stick" palisade. Philip was captured and killed Aug. 12, 1676, at Mount Hope, now Bristol, R. I. By Aug. 28, 1676, the war was practically over in Plymouth Colony although small bands of revengeful Indians continued to roam.

Samuel was buried Aug. 15, 1676, age about 27 years. He may have been killed while working in the fields or cutting cedar in the Squannakonk swamp. About a week later, his older brother, John, was also killed, perhaps in the same manner. Both had land remote from the "Ring of the Green."

The inventory of his estate dated Nov. 17, 1676, named his father as Robert Fuller. A son, Samuel, was born eight days later. The Plymouth Court appointed administrators for the estate, July 3, 1677. The widow made a donation to Rehoboth to help defray the expenses of King Philip's War.

Samuel and his wife had lived with his parents. Samuel's inventory included tools as: whipsaw, mason's hammer, lathing hammer, awl and hand saw. He had a musket, cow, calf and yearling horse, a Bible, homespun clothing, a storage chest and grain; also, a good supply of cotton, wool and flax.