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the descendants of James A. Fowler
James A. Fowler married Elizabeth
Devore, believed to be the daughter of Jeremiah Devore and Nancy Mann.
They were married July 21, 1808 in Butler Co, Ohio.1 Based
on census records James was born about 1787 in Maryland and Elizabeth was
born about 1792 in Kentucky (probably Mason County). The following
familiar names were on the 1792 Mason, KY Tax List:
Mason, KY 1792 Tax List
17921001 1-Oct Eatton Ebenezer
17921001 1-Oct Fowler James (uncle of James A. Fowler?)
17921001 1-Oct Fry Jacob
17921003 3-Oct Dye John
17921003 3-Oct Dye Stephen
17921003 3-Oct Fowler Edward (son of Richard Fowler and Honour
17921004 4-Oct Devore Nicholas (grandfather of Elizabeth Devore)
17921004 4-Oct Devore Jeremiah (father of Elizabeth Devore)
17921004 4-Oct Dill Solomon
17921004 4-Oct Duvall J. John
17921004 4-Oct Dye John
James and Elizabeth
were listed in Butler County, Ohio in the 1820 Federal Census year with a
total of 9 younger males and 1 younger female, in addition to the two
adults. Eight of the younger males were under the age of 11 and one was
between the ages of 10 and 16. Based on subsequent census records and
other information (birth places and birth dates) 5 of those 9 younger
males have been identified. It is believed the younger female was
Elizabeth Fowler who married Michael Hart Jan. 25, 1835 in Butler Co.,
Ohio. Elizabeth was born about 1815. The five identified
males are Felix Dewitt Fowler who was born in 1810 in Ohio, Benjamin
Nicholas Fowler who was born Feb 6, 1811 in Ohio, Alfred Fowler who was
born about 1817 in Ohio, James C. Fowler who was born about 1818 in Ohio
and David Fowler who was born about 1819 in Ohio. The remaining 4 males
have not been identified and it is believed some of them may have been
nephews or they may have died young, perhaps in a disease epidemic because
they do not show up in the 1830 census. UPDATE: One of the
unidentified males could be John Fowler who married Nancy Donally July 20,
1827/37 in Butler Co, Ohio. He was born about 1809.
1820 Federal Census - Butler Co, Ohio
8 age 0 -10 (Felix, Benjamin, Alfred, David, James Jr, ??, ??, ??) - 3
unidentified males age 0-10
1 age 10 -16 (John?)
1 age 26-45 - James
1 age 0-10 (Elizabeth?)
1 age 26-45 - Elizabeth (Devore)
In the 1830 Federal census James and Elizabeth were living in Oxford,
Butler County, Ohio. In their household were 6 younger males and 2
younger females in addition to the two adults. Two of the three newly
listed children have been identified: Jeremiah J. Fowler who was born
about 1822 in Ohio and Hannah A. Fowler who was born about 1824 in Ohio.
The other male age 0-5 has not been identified and was not listed in the
1840 census. Again, he may have been a nephew or he may have died young.
Oxford, Butler, OH 1830 Federal Census
2 age 0-5: Francis and ??
1 age 5-10: Jeremiah
1 age 10-15: James Jr.
1 age 15-20: Benjamin
1 age 20-30: Felix
1 age 30-40: James Sr.
1 age 0-5: Hannah
1 age 10-15: Elizabeth
1 age 30-40: Elizabeth (Devore)
In the 1840 Federal census James and Elizabeth are still living in Oxford,
Butler County, Ohio. Living in their household are 2 younger males in
addition to the two adults. The newly listed younger male has been
identified because he was listed in the 1850 census: Francis P. Fowler was
born about 1830 in Ohio. The male age 15-20 was probably Jeremiah who was
not married until 1842. The other sons were already married and living
separately, as were both daughters.
1840 Federal Census - Oxford, Butler Co, Ohio
1 age 10-15 (Francis)
1 age 15-20 (Jeremiah)
1 age 50-60 (James)
1 age 50-60 (Elizabeth)
In the 1850 Federal census James and Elizabeth were living in Milford,
Butler County, Ohio. Also in their household was their youngest son
Francis P. Fowler. At this point we learn that James was a farmer born in
Maryland about 1787 and Elizabeth was born in Kentucky about 1792.
Learning that Elizabeth was born in Kentucky eventually turned out to be
an important clue in the research. Because of this clue it was no longer
assumed that James moved directly from Maryland to Ohio. A wider search
began for his parents – a search that led into the state of Kentucky.
1850 Federal Census - Milford, Butler,
James A. Fowler, 62, born in Maryland, farmer
Elizabeth, 58, born in Kentucky
Francis P., 21, OH, farmer
In the 1860 Federal census James and Elizabeth were still living in
Milford, Butler County, Ohio, but there were no longer any children in the
household. It is presumed that both of them died prior to the 1870 Federal
census, although death and burial records have not yet been located.
1860 Census - Milford, Butler, Ohio
James Fowler, 72, MD
E. Fowler, 67, KY
Based on subsequent
census records in Ohio, information obtained from relatives, other
researchers, and Butler County Ohio records, a summary of the children of
James Fowler and Elizabeth Devore is now presented (some are not proven):
John Fowler ??, born ca. 1809 in OH, poss. Crawford, IN.
Married Nancy Donally July 20, 1827/37 in Butler Co, Ohio.
II. Felix Dewitt Fowler
??, born 1810 in OH, died March 8, 1859 in
Fredonia, Iowa. Married Susan (Susannah) Pitman on June 24, 1830 in
Butler Co, Ohio
Benjamin Nicholas Fowler?, born February 6, 1811 in Ohio, died
probably after 1882. Married Nancy A. Carson about 1834/1835. (marriage
and death record not yet located)
Nancy Fowler ??, born about 1816 in Ohio, death date unknown. Married
Joseph Reddick on January 18, 1837 in Butler Co, Ohio.
Alfred Fowler ??, born about 1817 in Ohio, death date unknown.
Married Harriet Mulford on August 28, 1839 in Butler Co, Ohio. Married
James C. Fowler ??, born about 1818 in Ohio, death date unknown.
Married Eliza R. Davidson.
David Fowler ??, born about 1819 in Ohio, death date unknown. Married Robina Kibler on March 12, 1838 in Marion County, Indiana.
Jeremiah J. Fowler, born about 1822 in Butler Co, Ohio, died
probably before 1880 in probably Franklin County, Indiana. Married
Clarissa Kilgore on Sep 22, 1842 in Marion County, Indiana.
Hannah A. Fowler, born about 1824 in Ohio, died April 8, 1895 in
New Lisbon, Henry County, Indiana. Married William Clinton Hanby in
December, 1837 in Marion County, Indiana.
Francis P. Fowler, born about 1830 in Ohio, death date unknown.
Married Hannah (Leams) Harris on October 26, 1865 in Butler Co, Ohio.
Married Mary J. Jones on April 18, 1854 in Butler Co, Ohio.
James served in the War of 1812 in Captain Zachariah P. Dewitt’s Mounted
Company, Ohio Militia4 formed from volunteers in Butler County,
Ohio. Also serving in that unit was John Devore, possibly the uncle of
Elizabeth Devore. Her uncle, David Devore, served in Capt. Edward’s
Regiment, Ohio Militia4. It is believed that
Benjamin Fowler was the father of James A. Fowler. A Benjamin Fowler
age 45+ was living in Oxford, Butler County, Ohio in 1820, the same
township as James A. Fowler. Proof of Benjamin's identity has not
been obtained but he may have been related to William Fowler and Susanna
Duvall who was born Dec 16, 1733 in Maryland. He married Mary Naylor
(b. 1765/68 MD). It is believed that Benjamin Senior's sons,
Jeremiah and Benjamin II, were
in Kentucky prior to moving to Ohio. Benjamin Sr. was in
Northumberland, PA in 1790 and 1800, along with Elizabeth Devore's
grandfather Nicholas.. A Benjamin Fowler was on the
early Kentucky Tax Lists, along with a Jeremiah, a Joseph and several
other Fowlers. Very little is published about the children of
William Fowler and Susannah Duvall, however there were many Duvalls who
migrated from Maryland to Ohio, some of them going to Pennsylvania first,
and some on to Kentucky and Ohio. In 1820 a Daniel
Duvall was living in Hamilton Co, Ohio, next to Butler County. A
Daniel Duvall and a William Fowler were found on the Captains list of
those who received military land warrants after the Revolutionary War.
Most of these warrants were for land in Kentucky and Ohio. The Daniel
Duvall living in Hamilton County may have been the son of Captain Daniel
1792 Madison, KY Tax List
FOWLER, Benjamin (father of James A. Fowler?)
LOGSDON, Edward, Jr.
LOGSDON, Edward, Sr.
LOGSDON, Thomas, Sr.
BENJAMIN FOWLER KY Madison County No Township Listed 1800
JEREMIAH FOWLER KY Madison County No Township Listed 1800
JOSEPH FOWLER KY Madison County No Township Listed 1789
JOSEPH FOWLER KY Madison County No Township Listed 1800
Elizabeth Devore was from a family who was quite active in the settlement
of Northern Kentucky and Ohio. Her father, Jeremiah Devore, moved with
his parents to Kentucky at an early age. Jeremiah was born in Sussex, New
Jersey in about 1758 and married Nancy Mann in about 1784. Jeremiah is
believed to be the son of Nicholas Devore and Sarah Decker. Elizabeth’s
likely grandfather, Nicholas Devore, was a Revolutionary War Patriot,
having served with the Continental Troops between 1775 and 17834.
Also serving with the Continental Troops were Joshua and Phillip Fowler.
There was a Phillip Fowler living in Butler OH in 1830 age
60-70 - disappears after that. This Joshua and Phillip have not yet been
Nicholas lived in Kenton Station,
Kentucky located in or near Mason County where he was listed in the 1810
Federal Census, age over 45 with one female over the age of 45. Living
next to him is his son Abner Devore, age 16-26.
Nicholas Devore was listed on the 1790
and 1800 Mason County, Kentucky Tax Lists. Also listed in 1800 was a
James Fowler. Research indicates this James was married to Nancy and
had a daughter Mary Fowler who married Valentine Leonard February 27, 1794
in Meyersville, Mason County, Kentucky. Further searches for
information about this James Fowler have not yet been successful. If
his daughter was married in 1794, James was probably born about 1750-1755.
No records have been found for him in Mason County after the 1800 Tax
List, however there was a James Fowler living in Hardin County, Kentucky
in 1830, age 60 to 70. It is possible this was the same James
Fowler, although not quite old enough to have a daughter married in 1794.
Also, if this was the same James Fowler, it appears he had a son named
James Fowler who was in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1840. If this was
the same James who was on the Mason County Tax List then he can be ruled
out as a possible father of James A. Fowler.
KENTUCKY CENSUS (FROM TAX LISTS)
NICHOLAS DEVOUR KY Mason County No Township Listed 1790
JAMES FOWLER KY Mason County No Township Listed 1800
NICHOLAS DEVORE KY Mason County No Township Listed 1800
1792 MASON KY TAX LIST
1-Oct Fowler James
3-Oct Fowler Edward
4-Oct Devore Nicholas
4-Oct Devore Jeremiah
4-Oct Duvall J. John
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Valentine4 Leonard (John Peter3, Valentine John Paul2 Leonardt, Martin1
Leonhardt) was born 1763 in Rowan Co, NC (EXTENSIVE
LEONARD FAMILY INFO TO 1706), and died June 25, 1853 in Blount Twp,
Vermilion County, IL buried in Leonard cemetery. He married (1)
Polly Jones 1793 in Mason County, KY. He married (2) Mary Fowler February
27, 1794 in Meyersville, Mason Co, KY, daughter of James
Fowler and Nancy ?. He married (3) Mary Stipp November 22, 1847 in
Vermilion Co, IL.
Bennet (Barnett?) P Fowler Not Stated, Hardin, Kentucky
(2000100011-1000100001) oldest male 70-80 <1750-1760> Pg 326
Felix (J. ) Fowler Not Stated, Hardin, Kentucky (10001-00001) oldest male
age 20-30 <1800-1810> Pg 326 (per 1850 census born 1807 in KY - research
indicates his father was John Walter Fowler)
James Fowler Not Stated, Hardin, Kentucky (002100001-01100001)
oldest male age 60-70 <1760-1770> Pg 355
F J Fowler Not Stated, Hardin, Kentucky Pg 36
James Fowler Not Stated, Hardin, Kentucky (101001-00001) oldest male age
20-30 <1810-1820> Pg 83
In the 1820 Federal census Nicholas is listed in Warren County, Ohio,
formed from Butler County and located across the border from Kentucky.
Living in his household are 22 males and 13 females. Apparently he
brought his entire extended family with him. Included among that number
may have been some friends and associates. The 1820 household includes 6
males over 45, 7 males age 26-45, 6 males age 18-26, 2 males age 16-18, 1
male age 0-5, 7 females over 45, 5 females age 26-45 and 1 female age
18-26. His sons Abner and David were listed separately living in Brown
County, Ohio formed from Adams County in 1817. A Jeremiah Devore was still
listed in Bracken County, Kentucky, a neighbor of Brown County, Ohio but
this may have been another Jeremiah.
Nicholas was known to have five sons all of whom were born before 1790,
however there were possibly more sons born than have been documented. The
first documented son was Abner, born in about 1777. However, Nicholas and
Sarah were married March 5, 1751, so it is likely there were more children
than were documented. Based on census and other records showing several
Devore families living in Southwest Ohio between 1820 and 1850 it is
likely they were sons of Nicholas and Sarah. Depicted below is one
possible analysis of the household of Nicholas Devore in the year 1820:
1 age 0-5: Grandson
2 age 16-18: Grandsons
6 age 18-26: Grandsons
7 age 26-45: Sons: William, Nicholas Jr and Benjamin, possibly Jeremiah, and
6 age 45+: Nicholas, sons: John and Michael, sons-in-law: John Mann and
James Sansbury, an unknown son-in-law
1 age 18-26: Granddaughter
5 age 26-45: Polly Hall wife of Nicholas Jr, Nancy Fitzgerald wife of
Benjamin, daughters: Abigail, Sarah, Nancy Mann wife of Jeremiah
7 age 45+: Sarah, daughters: Susannah, Elizabeth and Nancy, wife of John,
wife of Michael, unknown daughter-in-law
It is believed that Nicholas Devore knew James A. Fowler before he moved
to Ohio. It has been published by other researchers that the father of
James was John Fowler, however that has not been proven. The following names were listed on the 1810 Adams
County Ohio Tax List: John Fowler, David Devore, James Carson, Jacob Carson,
Joseph Carson. I’ve included the Carsons because Benjamin Nicholas
Fowler, the son of James A. Fowler, married Nancy A. Carson. In the 1820
Federal Census a James Devore (age over 45) and a Frederick Devore (age
26-45) were listed in Butler County, Ohio, the location of James Fowler.
James and Frederick Devore were probably brothers of Elizabeth. On the
1819 Brown County Tax List were the following names: David Devore,
Nicholas Devore, John Fowler. Other researchers who have published
information about John Fowler indicate that he was born July 21, 1764
possibly in Maryland. He died September 25, 1823 in Russellville, Brown
County, Ohio. He married Rachel. Nicholas Devore died in 1829 in Union
Township, Brown County, Ohio.
Other evidence that the Devore and Fowler families were closely connected
includes selected names from the 1810 Federal census in northern
Kentucky. Christopher and William Devore were Elizabeth Devore’s
brothers. John and Benjamin Devore were her uncles. Bracken and Fayette
Counties in Kentucky are located in the very northern section near the
Ohio border and near Mason County, Kentucky. Since Zachariah Dewitt went
to Ohio in 1805 it is likely that John Fowler and the Devores began
scouting land in that state at about the same time while their families
remained in Kentucky until a few years later. This would explain why they
were listed on Ohio tax lists in 1810 while still being listed in the 1810
census in Kentucky. It is also believed that the War of 1812 played a
large role in the migration of these families. Some researchers have
written extensively about a Captain John Fowler who was a leading citizen
of Lexington, Kentucky. He was born about the same time as the John
Fowler who went to Brown County, Ohio, however he died in Lexington.
Therefore, the John Fowler listed below may be him and not the one who
went to Brown County, Ohio. Another clue: A Benjamin Devoe or Devore
was listed on the 1808 Butler County, Ohio Tax List - the same year that
James A. Fowler married Elizabeth Devore in that county. Benjamin
was Elizabeth's uncle (not her father because he was not married until
Christoper Devour Not Stated, Bracken, KY 1810 (11100-20100)
Wm Devour Not Stated, Bracken, KY 1810 (00100-10010)
John Fowler Lexington, Fayette, KY 1810 (00001-00001) 45+ <bef 1765> -
John Devore Lexington, Fayette, KY (03001-02101) 45+ <bef 1765> - Page 48
TWO DOORS AWAY: Moore or Morris? Devore (10010-00100) - son of John?
1820 - Brown County, Ohio - we find John Fowler and Benjamin Devore living
in Pleasant, Brown, Ohio. Possibly still in Bracken, KY is Benjamin's brother
Jeremiah and his daughter Elizabeth who married John Fowler's son James.
Jerimiah Devor Augusta,Bracken,KY 1820 (010001-10010) age 45+ Page 16
NEXT DOOR: Wm Devore Augusta,Bracken,KY 1820 (100010-02001) age 26-45
2 DOORS AWAY: Henry Devore Augusta,Bracken,KY 1820 (100100-10100) age
I believe the Jeremiah Devore listed above
was another Jeremiah Devore (there were two in that generation). I
believe he was with his father Nicholas Devore in Shakers, Warren Co, Ohio
in 1820 where an N. Devore was listed with 35 people in his
household. In 1830 he is listed in Putnam, Indiana. Jeremiah is the only Devore in that region who was known to have
a daughter Elizabeth born the same year as James A. Fowler’s wife. Many
of the children of James and Elizabeth went from Butler Co, Ohio to Marion
County, Indiana along with Benjamin Fowler b. 1798 (believed to be the
uncle of James
A. Fowler). Marion
and Putnam Counties are located very close to one another in the central
part of Indiana.
Elizabeth Devore’s father Jeremiah died March 22, 1841 in Putnam County,
Indiana. Her mother Nancy Mann died after 1841 in Putnam County,
Indiana. James A. Fowler died in Milford, Butler County, Ohio.
It is also believed that the Fowlers knew the Dewitt family very well
before moving to Ohio. Zachariah Dewitt is listed in tax records in
Kentucky from 1790 to 1803. He
served in the Indian wars at the close of the Revolution, & Israel FOWLER,
one of his grandsons, was in the Mexican War. Zachariah P. DEWITT
emigrated from Kentucky to Butler Co., Ohio in 1805, & entered 320 acres
of land situated on Section 24. Here he lived until his death at the age
of 82. His wife died in 1840 at the age of 67.3
Section 24 is located in Butler County, Ohio. He is listed in the
1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 census records in that county. His daughter
Sarah Dewitt married Jeremiah Fowler, the probable brother of James A. Fowler.
James A. Fowler gave his first son Felix the middle name Dewitt.
James Fowler was listed in the 1800 census of Brownsville, Fayette, PA,
age 45+ with 3 males age 10-16 and 1 male age 0-10. John D. Fowler
was living in Springhill and his other family members were living in
Redstone, Fayette, PA which later became part of Brownsville. This
older James Fowler may have migrated from Maryland and may have been an
uncle of James A. Fowler.
John Fowlar Brownsville, Fayette, PA 1800 (10100-10100) oldest male 16-26
Jonas Fowlar Brownsville, Fayette, PA 1800 (20100-10100) oldest male 16-26
James Fowler Brownsville, Fayette, PA 1800 (01301-00100) 45+
Thomas Fowlar Franklin, Fayette, PA 1800 (13001-11201) oldest male 45+ <b.
bef 1755> Pg 523
Caleb Fowlar Georges, Fayette, PA 1800 (01010-00101) oldest male 26-45
<1755-1774> Pg 548
Wm Fowler Hamilton, Fayette, PA 1800 (00100-00001) male age 16-26
<1774-1784> Pg 853
Jacob Fowlar Redstone, Fayette, PA 1800 (00201-01100) 45+
John Fowlar Redstone, Fayette, PA 1800 (01101-11201) 45+
Joseph Fowlar Redstone, Fayette, PA 1800 (00001-00000) 45+
John Fowlar Springhill, Fayette, PA 1800 (20010-20010) <1755-1774> ----
John D. Fowler?
John Fowlar Union, Fayette, PA 1800
Thomas Fowlar Union, Fayette, PA 1800
We know that James
A. Fowler was born in Maryland in 1787. Two James Fowlers were listed on the
Oath of Fidelity list in 1778, Anne
Arundel, Maryland. John D. Fowler's family was from Anne Arundel,
Maryland. The word "Queen" was shown next to several of the names
which I believe refers to their parish or county - possibly Queen Anne
County. Some of the descendants of Thomas Fowler and Susannah Iiams
were in Queen Anne County and were likely included on the list. It
is not known if the two James Fowlers on this list were related to them.
Absalom Fowler was probably their grandson. Some of their
descendants moved to Madison County, Kentucky. It is possible that
James A. Fowler was one of their descendants, and it is possible that some
of the Fowlers who were in Fayette County, PA were part of this family -
some of the first names are the same. Further research on this
family is needed.
See excerpt below about Anne
Arundel, Maryland and the British invasion.
In order to visualize the movements of the people in this review, here are
some county descriptions:
Brown County, Ohio was established in 1818 from
Adams County to the east and Clermont County to the west. Brown County is
one of the southernmost counties in Ohio. Other Brown County neighbors
include Clinton, Highland and Warren Counties in Ohio; Bracken and Mason
Counties in Kentucky. Historic river towns such as Aberdeen, Ripley, and
Higginsport, along with Georgetown (county seat), Hamersville, Mt. Orab,
Sardinia, Fayetteville and Russellville.
County, Ohio is located in the southwestern section of Ohio very near
Warren and Hamilton Counties. It is not far from Brown County, Ohio,
Mason County, Kentucky and Bracken County, Kentucky. It also shares a
western border with Indiana.
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COMMUNITY HISTORY - ANNE ARUNDEL MD
boundary of Anne Arundel County fluctuated several times during the late
17thand early 18thcenturies. With the creation of Baltimore County in
1659, the northeast portion of Anne Arundel, north of the Magothy River,
went to Baltimore County. Inhabitants of the peninsula petitioned the
General Assembly numerous times to return to Anne Arundel County. In 1696,
the legislature returned about half of the peninsula to the County, making
the division line halfway between the Patapsco and the Magothy Rivers.
Finally, in 1726, the Patapsco River became the northern boundary for Anne
Arundel.The planning area played an important role in events leading up to
the American Revolutionary War, as the scene of one of the earliest naval
engagements between colonists and the British. In May 1776, a British
fleet including the Otter anchored at the mouth of the Patapsco near
Bodkin Point in an attempt to blockade the Chesapeake Bay. The commander
of the Otter did capture an American vessel; however, they were soon
routed and driven from the Patapsco. Again in 1777, the residents
witnessed another attempt by the British to gain control of Baltimore
harbor and the Bay. One year later,many of the peninsula’s inhabitants
signed Maryland’s Oath of Fidelity, including members of the Boone, Gray,
Hancock, Hanshaw, Johnson, Linstid, Meek, Rockhold, Jacobs, and Robinson
families. Those that actually served in the war included, Charles
Robinson, John Boone, Samuel Jacobs, James Fowler, John Johnson, Leonard
Foreman, John, William and Stephen (Jr.) Hancock.
MARYLAND OATH OF FIDELITY AND
JAMES FOWLER* MD Anne Arundel County Island Hundred 1778 Fidelity
JAMES FOWLER* MD Anne Arundel County Walsey Hundred 1778 Fidelity
ABSALOM* FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County Island Hundred 1778 Fidelity
GEORGE* FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County Tuckahoe Hundred 1778 Fidelity
SAMUEL FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County Middle Neck 1735 MD Early Census
SAMUEL FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County All Hallows Parish 1776 MD Early
SAMUEL FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County Oath Of Fidelity 1778
THOMAS FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County All Hallows Parish 1776 MD Early
THOMAS FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County Oath Of Fidelity 1778
THOMAS OF WILLIAM FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County All Hallows Parish 1776 MD
Early Census Index
THOMAS* FOWLER MD Anne Arundel County Chester Hundred 1778 Fidelity
* Both James Fowlers, Absalom Fowler, George Fowler and
Thomas Fowler were shown with the word "Queen" next to the their names.
It is believed this refers to the county or parish in which they lived -
possibly Queen Anne County.
1 Butler County Ohio Marriages to 1850
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0355779
2 "Community History - Anne Arundel, Maryland"
4 records at ancestry.com and genealogy.com