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Lieutenant Sumner Fuller

Male 1799 - 1839  (40 years)


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  • Name Lieutenant Sumner Fuller  [1
    Title Lieutenant  
    Born 03 Jun 1799  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • Baptized July 1799, Second Church, Newton
    Gender Male 
    Probate 07 Jun 1813  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Confirmation 31 Aug 1817  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Education 09 Dec 1817  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Religion 1819  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 07 Aug 1820  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence Between 1821 and 1830  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Religion 18 Nov 1821  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13
    Religion 21 Jan 1822  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Milit-Beg Abt Jul 1822  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Religion 16 Nov 1823  South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Religion 10 Dec 1823  South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Residence 1827  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Religion 27 May 1829  South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Census 1830  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Residence 20 May 1830  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Illness 1834  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Religion 28 Feb 1834  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Religion 11 Sep 1836  Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Residence 1839  Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Died 03 Jun 1839  Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27, 28
    • Sumner's daughter who married Simeon Richardson is included her parentsin the Richardson family bible, which shows that her father, SumnerFuller, died 3 June 1839 in Charleston at the age of 40. A searchthrough the Charleston, South Carolina archives did not produce a deathcertificate, Will, or burial place.
    Buried Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • Our search for a burial record, date or place ended in failure.
      1. We have the Andover church record showing that Sumner and wife MaryH. were discharged from the Andover church to the 3rd PresbyterianChurch in Charleston SC in 1836 and 1837 respectively.

      2. Our research discovered that the 3rd Presbyterian Church was renamedthe Central Presbyterian Church shortly before the Civil War. In 1882 itwas renamed Westminster Presbyterian Church and that church stillexisted as of our research in 2015.

      3. We discovered through the National Presbyterian Historical Society inPhiladelphia PA, that the records for the third Presbyterian Church ofCharleston where now archived at the Columbia Seminary in Decatur,Georgia.

      4. We then reviewed the archive record index and found that one boxcontained all the birth, marriage, death and burial records for the 3rdPresb. Church of Charleston 1822-1881, so we were hopeful. Thesearchives were open to the public so were search the records for SumnerFuller with no success.

      5. During this research we discovered that the cemetery for the 3rdPresb. Church in Charleston had been abandoned and sold. However priorto it being abandoned, all known interments along with any grave stonesor grave markers were moved to Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery andreinterred there. We found the book of greavestone inscriptions for the3rd Presb. Church Cemetery and the ones moved and Sumner Fuller was noton that list. The researcher from Charleston said that if our Sumner wasinterred without a marker he likely would not have been moved and thatcemetery today (2015) is a paved over parking lot.
    Person ID I57  fullereriksen
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2017 

    Father Joseph Fuller,   b. 29 Jul 1751, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1813, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bacon,   b. 11 Mar 1764, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1819, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1785  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet

    Family Mary H. Greenleaf,   b. 22 Jul 1799, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1885, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1822  Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Children 
    +1. Pulaski "Woodman" Fuller,   b. 10 Mar 1823, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1897, Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. George S. Fuller,   b. Abt 1825, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1884, Leslie Twp, Todd, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +3. William Greenleaf Fuller,   b. 06 Jan 1827, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1903, Washington, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Mary Elizabeth "Lizie" Fuller,   b. 15 Jun 1829, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1914, Anson, Somerset, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Edwin Fuller,   b. 04 Sep 1830, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1897, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Charles Austin Fuller,   b. 06 Jul 1834, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1835, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +7. Ann "Maria" Fuller,   b. 23 Jan 1836, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1913, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Sarah Eliza Fuller,   b. 03 Jul 1836, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840  (Age < 3 years)
    +9. Adeline Tansey Fuller,   b. 06 Nov 1838, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1891, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Jun 1799 - Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 07 Jun 1813 - Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 31 Aug 1817 - Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 09 Dec 1817 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 1819 - Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 07 Aug 1820 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1821 and 1830 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - discharged from that Second Church in Newton - 18 Nov 1821 - Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - admitted to the Old South Church in Boston (where his son Pulaski wasbaptized in 1823). - 21 Jan 1822 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1822 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Beg - Abt Jul 1822 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 16 Nov 1823 - South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 10 Dec 1823 - South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1827 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 27 May 1829 - South Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 May 1830 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsIllness - 1834 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - 28 Feb 1834 - Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - We assume that Sumner moved to Charleston shortly after 11 September,1836. - 11 Sep 1836 - Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839 - Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Jun 1839 - Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Fuller, Mary H.
    Fuller, Mary H.
    Mary Hervey Greenleaf Fuller
    Wife of Sumner Fuller

    Histories
    Fuller, Sumner - an Historical Profile
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    Life and Times of Sumner Fuller

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Baptism Record, PW Fuller, (Date: May 25, 1823), Ful-PW1, page 1., Our family researchers first found Sumner's name on a Baptism Record forPW Fuller in Jan 2009, after 20 years of searching for PW's father. DNAconfirmed our connection to an existing Fuller line.; Ful-PW1, page 1.

    2. [S106] Vital Records, Massachusetts, Compiler: State of Massachusetts, USA, (Publisher: NEHGS - Online, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA), Ful-various., Newton Births, Volume I, page 75. Also a hand written document fromNewton town published Jan 1, 1854 - Vital Statistics to 1850; Ful-Sum, p1.

    3. [S145] Bible, Simeon E. Richards Family, (These are the hand written pages from the Family Bible, Publisherinformation not available, Copy Received in 2010), Ful-Sum, page 9., Ful-Sum, p 9a.

    4. [S170] Phillips Academy, Ful, Sumner school file, (1817), Ful-Sum, page 12a-g., Ful-Sum, page 12a-g.

    5. [S189] Applica'n, Sons of American Revolution, Ful-John1, page 10/11., even though his ancestor, Joseph Fuller b. 1751 is the father of ourSumner Fuller, Douglas K. Fuller has a b. date of June 3, 1797 which isnot the correct Sumner Fuller and he also has a d. date of Jan 3, 1839,which is not correct for our Sumner Fuller - he has referenced the wrongSumner Fuller.; Ful-John1, p10/11.

    6. [S151] Probate Record - Henry Craft, Guardian, (granted 15 June 1813), Ful-Sum, page 10., The probate application was for the children over the age of 14 and wassigned by Josiah Fuller, Justice of the Peace on 7 June 1813 and wasgranted by James Prescott, Prob. Judge on 15 June 1813; Ful-Sum, p 10.

    7. [S150] Email, Phillips Academy, Sumner, T W Sprattler-Interim Archivist, Library, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, (received 6 April 2010), Ful-Sum, page 12., Sumner is listed in the 1903 publication of students 1778 to 1830 andsays: "Sumner Fuller, 18, Newton, son of Dea. Joseph Fuller andElizabeth Bacon. At Mrs. Phebe Abbot's. Left 1818. In business in Bostonfor a few years."; Ful-Sum, p 12abc.

    8. [S170] Phillips Academy, Ful, Sumner school file, (1817), Ful-Sum, page 12a-g., Shows that the parents were Dea. Joseph and Elizabeth Bacon and that hewas in S. Boston until 1830. There is a note at the bottom that says: “#Ch. Record at W.N., put as his baptism was in '99, the birth in '97 mayhave been another child of same name. Confirm? age above.”

      The letter from the 2nd Church of Newton:
      West Newton, June 9, [18]86
      [To] Rev. CC Carpenter [at Phillips Academy]
      Dear Sirs:
      Mr. Ferber sent me some days ago your letter of inquiry related toSumner Fuller, he finding no mention of him (Sumner) on the 1st Ch.Records. As clerk of the 2nd Cong. Ch. of Newton (Rev. Mr. Patrick's), Iam able to give you some of the desired information, but have had notime to look it up till to-day. Joseph Fuller (one of my earliestpredecessors in the office of Deacon of this church) united with thechurch together with his wife Joanna, on profession of faith, March 10,1782. A child of them (Betsey) was baptized in July of that year. Thiswife (Joanna) died two years later, in 1784. This Joseph Fuller, whosubsequently became Deacon, married again, his second wife was Elizabethalso meeting with this church on profession. From this 2nd marriage thefirst child born was baptized in 1786 (Joel), and he also become Deaconin later years. Then follow the baptism of 12 more children, of Joseph &Elizabeth Fuller, the last in 1807. The 9th child from this 2ndmarriage, was Sumner and he was born in 1797, and was baptized July1799, uniting with the church on profession Aug 31 1817, and removed hisrelation from this to the Old South Church in Boston Nov 18, 1821. Sincethis last date (1821) I find no further mention of Sumner. His fatherDea. Joseph Fuller died in 1813 and his mother Elizabeth in 1819.

      If I can aid you further, I will do so with pleasure.

      Respectfully yours,

      Julius L. Clark [he appears in the Church History as being a Clerk 1863- 1899]

      Excuse my hastily written letter. [I] should like to know if it reachesyou safely.; Ful-Sum, page 12a-g.

    9. [S152] Book, Second Church of Newton, 1882 - One Hundredth Anniversary, dated Nov. 8 1881, West Newton Church Committee, (Beacon Press: Thomas Todd, Printer, No 1 Somerset Street, Boston, MA,Published 1882), Ful-Sum, page 11., There is a chapter on the "Sabbath School History" and on page 121 theystate: The first Sabbath school in New England was formed in Beverly, MAin 1810........" "We are celebrating the 100th birthday of this churchand the Sabbath school is a child of the church ....... The life andwork of the Sabbath school has therefore an appropriate place in thehistory...."
      On page 122: " At nine o'clock on a Sabbath morning in the spring of1819, there gathered in that plain school-room Joseph Jackson, JoelFuller, Sumner Fuller, Adolphus Smith, Elisabeth Smith and Mary Stearns.With these assembled about 30 boys and girls, and then and there washeld the first session of what we now call 'our Sabbath school'.;Ful-Sum, p 11.

    10. [S153] Census data for the Greenleaf Family, Compiler: US Federal & State Census Data, (USA Federal & State, Obtained from Ancestry or NEHGS), Ful- Greenleaf., The Josiah Greenleaf family is listed as having: Males; 1 - 10-16; 1 -under 26; 1 over 45. Females; 14 - under 10; 1 under 26; 1 over 45, fora total of 6 people.The 1820 census was taken on the first Monday inAugust.; Ful-Green, 1820 census.

    11. [S111] City Directories, USA, Ful-PW1, Section I., Boston City Directories. He did not appear on the city directories for1831/32/33 nor in 1820/21 but did appear in the 'Tax List' for Boston in1821 (also from NEHGS).; Ful-Sum, p 14ab.

    12. [S154] Book, History of the Military Co. of MA, 1898, Oliver Ayer Roberts, (A. Mudge & Sons, Harvard University, Boston, MA, Published 1898), Ful-Sum, page 15., Ful-Sum, p 15.

    13. [S149] Church Record, Old South Church Boston, (NEHGS: 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston), Ful-Sum, page 13., Ful-Sum, p 13.

    14. [S154] Book, History of the Military Co. of MA, 1898, Oliver Ayer Roberts, (A. Mudge & Sons, Harvard University, Boston, MA, Published 1898), Ful-Sum, page 15., A quote on page 1, from the "History of the Ancient and HonorableArtillery Co." by Zachariah G. Whitman, published Boston, 1842 says:"This Company was the first regular organized Company in America. It maybe considered the gem from which all our military character in NewEngland, if not in all the United States has sprung; and to theformation of this company may, therefore, be justly attributed thedecided superiority of the New England Militia."; Ful-Sum, p 15.

    15. [S155] Book, Evang. Congr. Church of South Boston, Joy H. Fairchild, (Press of Putnam and Damrell, Boston, MA, Published 1832), Ful-Sum, page 16., 1832; Deacons: Jeremy Drake & Marcus Whiting; Clerk: Alvin Simons;Treasurer: Samuel Gale.; Ful-Sum, p 16.

    16. [S156] Book, History of South Boston, Thomas C. Simons, (Press David Clapp, 84 Washington St. Boston, MA, Published 1857), Ful-Sum, page 17., Pages 163-167; Ful-Sum, p 17.

    17. [S192] Docs of the City of Boston, Compiler: Published by Order of the Central Department of the City ofBoston, (City of Boston, MA, City Printers), Documents of the City of Boston for the Year 1868, Vol. I, (Containsdocuments from No. 1 to No. 40 inclusive); Published by Order of theCentral Department of the City of Boston; Alfred Mudge & Son, CityPrinters, 34 School Street, Boston, MA, Published 1869. pp 218 & 225list the people at each Depot and details the Dire Departmentorganization for 1827.; Ful-Sum, page 19.

    18. [S157] Book, American Tract Society, Boston, Read, (Press T.R. Marvin, 32, Congress St., Boston, MA, Published 27 May 1829), Ful-Sum, page 118., Page 29 shows the contribution of the S. Boston society as1828-$7.52;1829-$7.75 with a total from when they were organized in 1827of $23.35 (1827=$8.08).; Ful-Sum, p 18.

    19. [S112] Census data for the Fuller Family, Compiler: US Federal & State Census Data, (USA Federal & State, Obtained from Ancestry or NEHGS), Ful- Various., 1830 Census, Boston, Ward 12, Page 457, Sumner Fuller; Males: 1 under 5yrs [William - 3]; 2 under10 yrs [PW-7, George-5]; 1 30-40 yrs[Sumner-31]; Females, 1 under 5 yrs [Mary E.-1]; 1 of 15-20 yrs[?]; 130-40 yrs[Mary H.-31]. (No names on the census).; Ful-Sum, census.

    20. [S1] Research Notes, Fuller Family, Author: J Ward, Various., Copy of the Boston Courier for May 20, 1830, issue #459, classified adds,Col 'A'. Heading 'Real Estate for sale in Andover'. A two story woodendwelling house convenient for one family or two, together with a halfacre of land under and adjoining the same, well stocked with fruittrees." It goes on to say "For particulars apply to Josiah Greenleaf, onthe premises, to Merrill Pettengill of Andover or Sumner Fuller of SouthBoston."; Ful-Sum, p 23.

    21. [S158] Book, History of Gallia County Ohio, James Averill, (H.H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo, Published 1882), Ful-Sum, page 25., Ful-Sum, p 25.

    22. [S186] Historical Manual of the South Church of Andover Mass., George Mooar, (Warren Draper, Boston, Mass., Published Aug. 1859), Ful-Sum, page 24., Mary H is shown as a widow in the 'Covenant of the South Church ofAndover with a Catalogue of Surviving Members' dated Jan 3, 1848;Printed by William H. Wardwell, 1848, Andover. Page 27 shows:
      "Mary H. Fuller, w. admitted Feb. 28, 1834". [ful-sum,p24b]; Ful-Sum, p24c.

    23. [S186] Historical Manual of the South Church of Andover Mass., George Mooar, (Warren Draper, Boston, Mass., Published Aug. 1859), Ful-Sum, page 24., Sumner: Sept 11, 1836 Removed from the South Church in Andover to the 3rdPresbyterian Church of Charleston SC.
      Mary H: July 30, 1837 Removed from the South Church in Andover to the3rd Presbyterian Church of Charleston SC.; Ful-Sum, p 24c.

    24. [S111] City Directories, USA, Ful-PW1, Section I., Page 106, Charleston, South Carolina, 1840/41, says Fuller, S., Chandler,n. St. Phillips Street. [Note: info for the prior year]; Ful-Sum, p 27.

    25. [S159] Interview, Charleston Archives, by W Fuller, Molly French, Archivist, (April 2010), Ful-Sum, page 31., In a telephone interview, I was told: “I have checked every possiblerecord we have here and have not found Sumner Fuller. The onlyconclusion I can come to is that he perhaps died outside the city ofCharleston limits (at that time the City of Charleston was consideredfrom the tip of the peninsula north to Calhoun/Boundary Street). Inthat case, it is unlikely that you will find a death record. Good luckwith your genealogy.”
      She also says: “N. St. Phillips Street would havebeen CharlestonDistrict (later Charleston County).The county office is not ahistorical repository, we (Charleston County Public Library) are therepository for historical county records. We do not have any otherrecords to check for his death.Many historical documents no longerexist.”; Ful-Sum, p 26.

    26. [S145] Bible, Simeon E. Richards Family, (These are the hand written pages from the Family Bible, Publisherinformation not available, Copy Received in 2010), Ful-Sum, page 9., Family and published information say that he died in Charleston, SC;Ful-Sum, p 9a.

    27. [S158] Book, History of Gallia County Ohio, James Averill, (H.H. Hardesty & Co., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo, Published 1882), Ful-Sum, page 25., Page 43 - sited that Sumner died in Charleston.; Ful-Sum, p 25.

    28. [S159] Interview, Charleston Archives, by W Fuller, Molly French, Archivist, (April 2010), Ful-Sum, page 31., Ful-Sum, p 26, 26a.

    29. [S228] Research Notes - Fuller Family, Author: Members of the Fuller Family, Various., Ful-Sum.

    30. [S106] Vital Records, Massachusetts, Compiler: State of Massachusetts, USA, (Publisher: NEHGS - Online, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA), Ful-various., Newton, MA to 1850, Vol 1, p286; Ful-Sum3, page 2.

    31. [S141] Vital Records, Andover, MA, Compiler: Town Records compiled from Church Records, (Published by the Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1912), Ful-various., Andover Marriages, Volume III, page 145+159. Sumner of Boston; SouthPerish Congregational Church. Also hand written document from theAndover town clerk which shows they were married by Rev. JustinEdwards.
      Page 159, Marriages, "Greenleaf, Mary [H. C.R.2.], and Sumner Fuller ofBoston, April 30, 1822."
      Page 145, Marriages, "Fuller, Sumner, of Boston, and Mary [H. C.R.2.]Greeleaf, April 30, 1822."; Ful-Sum, p 2.