JOHN FOWLER, The “Elder” (1755-1818)

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John Fowler.  Who was he and what do we know about him?

John Fowler was born circa 1755 in Virginia, probably a son of Godfrey Fowler and brother to Henry Ellis Fowler.  DNA testing of John Fowler’s documented male descendants has proven beyond all doubt that he was of the same Fowler family.

He was most likely the John Fowler referred to as John Fowler, Senior and Virginian John Fowler in court documents.  This reference would have distinguished him from John Fowler, Hatter.

John Fowler lived in Union County South Carolina from 1790, or earlier, until his death in 1818.  He was counted in the census records of Union County in 1790, 1800, and 1810, and he left a will written in 1817 that was probated in 1818.

John Fowler was married to Fanny.  From the Last Will and Testament he left behind, we know that he had sons Mark, John, Zachariah, William, and Thomas; and daughters Salley, Suky, and Vina. He had other children not individually named in his will.

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John Fowler 1755-1818 m. Fannie 1755–1830

  1. Mark Fowler 1785–1862 m. Nancy; m. Mary Ann O’Neal 1826-1880 (daughter of Barney O’Neal and Nancy)
    • Mark Fowler 1818-1879 m. Elizabeth Mullinax 1823-
    • William Earle Fowler  m. Martha O’Neal 1832 (daughter of Barney O’Neal and Nancy);  m. Taylor Ann Harris 1840–1908
      • James/Frances Marion Fowler 1867–1935 m. Parlee Lee 1873–1965
        • Jeneral Belton Fowler 1892–1979
        • James Luther “Bill” Fowler 1895–1966 m. Bessie May Crocker 1896–1969
          • Albert D Fowler 1916–
          • James W Fowler 1918–
          • Charles W Fowler 1919–
          • Mary L Fowler 1921–
          • Billy Fowler 1923–
          • William Roy Fowler 1923–2005
          • Robert B Fowler 1928-
        • Bernice Fowler 1898-1993
        • Ernest Fowler 1901–1979 m. Clara Mae Crocker 1907–1941
          • Francis Marion Fowler 1925–1989
        • Richard “Dick” Earle Fowler Sr. 1904–1951 m. Mary Easler 1906
          • Ida Lee Fowler 1926–1990
          • Joe F Fowler 1928–1998
          • Braford M Fowler 1931–
          • Melvin Buford Fowler 1931–1985
          • Catherine Fowler 1933–
          • Richard Earl Fowler Jr. 1936–
          • Shirley Irene Emory 1937–2007
          • Greenbury Fowler 1941–1985
          • Judy Fowler 1944–2005
          • Paul Fowler
          • Asbury Fowler
        • Virgil Lee Fowler 1909–1995
        • Eva Bell Fowler 1911–1983
        • Ezell Fowler 1917–2001
      • Isabella Fowler 1872–1938 m. Joseph Fowler 1856–1928 (son of Rufus Fowler)
        • Eva Fowler 1891–1966 m. ? Holcombe
        • Clara B Fowler 1899–1909
        • Susan Esther Fowler 1902–1982 m. James Rufus Allen 1902
          • Frances Allen 1925–
          • Gracie Mae Allen 1928–
        • Louise L Fowler 1907–1982
        • Charles Brady Fowler 1909–1976 m. Annie L. 1912–
          • Hazel Fowler 192
      • Nancy Ann “Nannie” Fowler 1876– m. George Martin 1864–
        • Maude Martin 1893–
        • Ida Bell Martin 1895–
        • Lula Martin 1899–
        • Jimmie Martin 1903–
        • Lois Martin 1904–
      • William Wallace Fowler 1879–1925 m. Mary L “Mamie” Waddell 1881–1917
        • Annie Mae Fowler 1901–1982
        • Landrum Dean Fowler 1903–1962 m. Carmon Reynolds 1904–1980
          • Jessie Willard Fowler 1922–1997
          • William Fowler 1925–
          • Landrum Dean Fowler Jr 1927–2005
          • L C Fowler 1932–
        • Arthur Fowler 1906–
        • Gracie Guynetta Fowler 1910–
        • Ells Fowler 1913-
        • Isabella Fowler 1915–
      • Augusta Ann Fowler 1882–1930 m. Benjamin Franklin Harris 1868–1943
        • Herbert Clyde “H.C.” Harris 1891–1945 m. Bessie M Cudd 1893–1944
          • Edward B Harris 1914–
          • Luther D Harris 1915–1931
          • John Bryant “J.B.” Harris 1893–1968
          • James Elbert Harris 1897–
          • Bishop Harris 1898–
          • Henry Grady Harris 
      • Belton Fowler 1850- 1883 m. Ellen Dickson 1858-
      • Mary “Molly” Jane (Marian) Fowler 1855–1947 m. John C. Sanders 1854-1925
        • John Wesley Sanders 1875-1943 m. Anna 1878- ; m. Elvie Lois Maddox 1890-
          • Corine Sanders 1898-
          • Imogene Sanders 1909-1975
          • Louie J Saunders  1913–
          • Cleo Saunders 1916–
        • Mason Samuel Sanders 1877-1933 m. Virginia Farr 1874-1960
          1. James Taylor Sanders 1901-1966
          2. Mamie Sanders 1907-1908
          3. Johnnie Samuel Sanders 1914-1983
        • Franklin Alexander Sanders 1881-1962 m. Elizabeth L. Peeler 1892-1969
          • Arie Kathleen Sanders 1912-1985
          • Carrie Belle Sanders 1913-2002
          • William Franklin Sanders 1918-1980
          • Grace Elizabeth Sanders 1922-2001
          • Sallie Irene Sanders 1926-1994
        • Miles Walter Sanders 1886-1942
        • Maybelle Sanders 1896-1943 m. Benjamin Alfred Coyle 1892-1946
          • Benjamin Alfred Coyle Jr 1924–1989
          • Leroy James Coyle 1927–1987
          • Odell Tillman Coyle 1929–2009
        • Corene Sanders 1898-
      • Nancy Fowler 1856-
      • Texana Fowler 1860- after 1880
      • Calvin Fowler 1868-
    • Christian Fowler 1844-
    • Mary Harriet Fowler 1846-1916 m. James Franklin Powell 1842–1916
      • Daniel Gadberry Powell 1864–1940 m. Sallie Houston 1867-1904; m. Ada Viola Carla Benton 1884-1939
        • James Christopher Powell 1886-1943 m. Iva M. Bates 1889-1963
          • Erna Powell 1906-
          • Clarence Powell 1908-
          • Lorene Powell 1913-
          • James Powell 1922-
        • Archie William Powell 1889-1959 m. Dovie Jamizon 1895-
          • Reba Dee Powell 1912–1973 m. Ernest Luther Gooch 1894–1949
            • Dolores Gooch 1935–
            • De Witt Gooch 1936–
        • Robert L. Powell 1891–
        • Daniel Boone Powell 1896–1970 m. Eunice Buna Thomas 1901–2002
          • Una M Powell 1918–
          • Edwin D Powell 1925–1981
        • Viola May Powell 1898–1990 m. Willard Prockley Anderson 1892–1959; m. FNU Gable
          • Helen Anderson 1917–
          • Willard P. Anderson 1918–2001
          • Rex Anderson 1921–
        • daughter Powell 1904–
        • Mary Irene Powell 1907–1971 m. Harrison Grayum Arnold 1904–1975
        • Gertrude Beulah Powell 1909–1976 m. Frank Gilbert 1899-
        • Billy Gad Powell 1913–1958
      • James Darby Powell 1869– m. Elizabeth 1879–
        • Ethel Powell 1897–
        • Beulah M Powell 1904–
        • Odess Powell 1906–
      • Augusta Powell 1873–
      • Anastatia Powell 1876–
      • Robert Powell 1876–
      • Monroe E. Powell 1879–
      • Arthur Boyd “Boyd O” Powell 1882–1959
      • Minnie Powell 1885–
    • Andy Fowler 1851–
    • Noah F. Fowler 1851–1928 m. Martha Vinson 1852–1932
      • Mamie Fowler 1889–1945 m. William T Harte 1875–1952
        • Malcum Hart 1912–
        • Aline Hart 1916–
        • Thomas Merlin Harte 1918–1941
        • William Patrick Harte 1922–1996
        • Cecil Harte 1925–
      • Thomas Kelly Fowler 1854–1938 m. Ramoth Kendrick 1860–; m. Emma 1863-; m. Ella Virginia Duke 1869-1968
        • Mary E. Fowler 1877–
        • Wallace Thompson Fowler 1879–1933 m. Alice Blanche Crain 1880–1941
          • Clarence Fowler 1900–
          • Rameth Fowler 1904–1993 m. Allie E Hudson 1903–1993
          • Leota Fowler 1907–
          • Winton T Fowler 1909–1971
          • Helen Fowler 1913–
          • Jessie Fowler 1915-
        • Ola Fowler 1883–
        • Eula Fowler 1888–1957
        • Bessie Lillian Fowler 1893–1957
        • Ambia Ethel Fowler 1899–1945
        • Ruth Neal Fowler 1917-1995 m. Jim Marvin Monk Sr 1920–1993

Documented Children; Speculative Wives and Descendants

  1. John Fowler m. Elizabeth
  2. Thomas Fowler m. Martha
  3. William Fowler m. Rhoda
  4. Zachariah Fowler
  5. Salley Fowler
  6. Sukey Fowler
  7. Vina Fowler

Speculative Sons; Documented Wives and Descendants

  1. Willis Fowler
  2. Reuben Fowler m. unknown
    • daughter
    • daughter
    • Mary Fowler
      1. Thomas Gillman Fowler 1858-1944 m. Lura Mabry
      2. Alice Fowler m. Davidson Mitchell
      3. John Fowler
      4. Jefferson Fowler
      5. Robert Fowler
    • John Fowler m. Jane
      1. Malissa
    • Martha Fowler
      1. Francis Melinda Fowler
      2. Mary Jane Adelaide Fowler m. Robert Smth Cooke
    • Robert Fowler
  3. Andrew Fowler m. Nancy Hames; m. Mary Sisson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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