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Descendants of John FOWLER

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48. John C FOWLER (Nehemiah , John ) was born about 1811 in Virginia.

1850 census
John Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1811 Virginia
Sarah Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1811 Virginia
Sarah A Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1833 Virginia
Catharine Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1834 Virginia
John C Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1837 Virginia
Mary A Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1839 Virginia
Margaret A Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1846 Virginia
Cornelius Fowler Eastern District, Monongalia, VA abt 1848 Virginia

John married Sarah B. COSTELLO. Sarah was born about 1811 in Virginia.

They had the following children:

  124 F i Sarah A. FOWLER was born about 1833 in Virginia.
  125 F ii Catherine FOWLER was born about 1834 in Virginia.
  126 M iii John C. FOWLER was born on 6 Oct 1838 in Virginia.

Iroquois County Genealogical Society
Old Courthouse Museum
JOHN C. FOWLER is a prominent contractor and builder, and also occupies the position of Police Magistrate, and is the present Postmaster of Ashkum, his birth occurred in Monongalia County, W. Va., on the 6th of October, 1838. He is a son of John and Sarah B. (Costello) Fowler, both natives of Virginia. The grandfather of our subject, Nehemiah Fowler, was born in the United States, but was of English descent. A family of this name settled in Virginia at an early day.

John Fowler, Sr., was a wagon-maker by trade, and was also a carpenter. He removed to Jackson County, Ohio, about 1850, where he was one of the pioneers, and where his brother had settled some years previous. He followed his trade there for over twenty years and was highly honored and beloved in that section of the county. He departed this life in 1872. His wife, who was of Irish parentage, died several years before his removal to Ohio.

Our subject is the only son of a family of six children, who grew to mature years and are still living. He reached man's estate in Jackson County and had the advantage of a good common-school and higher education at the Ohio University at Athens. After completing his studies, he engaged in teaching in the Ohio schools for about a year, and then turned his attention to carpentering, which trade he had learned with his father in early life. At that occupation he continued until the breaking out of the Civil War.

In February, 1863, Mr. Fowler enlisted in the One Hundred and Ninety-first Ohio Infantry, becoming a member of Company B. He was with his regiment in the Shenandoah Valley and participated in several skirmishes, but was in no regular battle. He served until the close of the war, receiving his discharge in December, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio, after which he returned home and joined his family in Gallia County.

On the 25th of August, 1859, Mr. Fowler had married Miss Amanda R. Badgeley, who was born and grew to womanhood in Gallia County, Ohio. She was a daughter of George Badgeley, an esteemed resident of that section. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Fowler five children have been born: George N. is married and resides in Kappa, Ill., where he is a railroad agent. He is a young man of good education and business ability. Lillie E. is a successful teacher; Sarah is the efficient Deputy Postmistress of Ashkum; Ella, who resides at home, is an artist and does both fine needle-work and painting; Willie is still under the parental roof.

Until 1868, Mr. Fowler engaged in contracting and building in Ohio, but in the spring of that year emigrated to Illinois, arriving in Iroquois County in March. He located first on a farm one mile west of Ashkum, where he built a residence and opened up and improved his land, still continuing his business of contracting and building. About the year 1873, he removed to the village of Ashkum and built a residence here. He has been a contractor and builder in this county for many years, and many residences, business houses and other structures in this locality show his architectural skill and handiwork. Mr. Fowler, though formerly a Democrat, is now a supporter of the Republican party. He has held a number of official positions of trust and honor, and has proved himself admirably qualified to discharge the duties of such. He was first elected to serve as Collector, and was then made Assessor. He has served as Police Magistrate for sixteen consecutive years with fidelity and zeal. He was also appointed Census Enumerator in both 1880 and 1890. He was appointed Postmaster of Ashkum in February, 1891, and still occupies that position. He takes an active interest in political and local affairs, and has served as a delegate to numerous county conventions. Mrs. Fowler and her daughters are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are among its best workers. Mr. Fowler is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Ashkum, of which he is Past Grand. He is now serving as the Secretary of the lodge. He is a representative citizen of the community, and has won the confidence and respect of all with whom he has come in contact by his upright and sterling qualities.
  127 F iv Mary A. FOWLER was born about 1839 in Virginia.
  128 F v Margaret A. FOWLER was born about 1846 in Virginia.
  129 M vi Cornelius FOWLER was born about 1838 in Virginia.

50. Newton FOWLER (Isaac , John ) was born on 7 Apr 1823. He died on 8 Jul 1885 in Wabash County, Indiana.

Newton married Matilda on 16 Apr 1856 in Wabash County, Indiana.

They had the following children:

  130 M i Horace FOWLER was born on 3 Apr 1857 in Wabash County, Indiana.
  131 F ii Ada Anne FOWLER was born on 11 Nov 1858 in Wabash County, Indiana.
  132 M iii William FOWLER was born on 18 Aug 1860 in Wabash County, Indiana.
  133 M iv Clarence FOWLER was born on 1 May 1862 in Wabash County, Indiana.

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