"Ira Fulford, of the Village of Teeswater, is of U.E. Loyalist descent, the Fulfords having settled in Connecticut in the early colonial days, and taken a part later, on the Royal side, during the Revolutionary War. For this act the grandfather of the subject of this sketch was obliged to flee to Canada after the acknowledgment of independence. He settled in the Township of Elizabethtown, U.C., in 1783, where he subsequently joined by his family including his son Jonathan, Ira’s father.
Mr. Fulford, who was born near Brockville in 1830, came to his present location in 1855, and was consequently among the pioneers of the Township of Culross. Next season he was joined by his father, who still resides with him, in the 85th year of his age.
Mr. Fulford was twice married; first to Elizabeth daughter of David Fairbairn, of Brockville; secondly, to Annie C., daughter of Wm. Hume, of Marysburg; but he has no children surviving. He is one of the leading men of the section in which he resides in all matters pertaining to the general welfare of the community, though he never sought office himself."
Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce