Family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler

Courtesy of Nancy Benton is the below image of the family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler.

Courtesy of Nancy Benton

Here, I’ve tried to add a little more body to it.

Family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler

Rarely do I have a photo showing a full family and am lucky to have this as it has enabled me to make possible identifications on other photos.

Shown in the photo are top row, left to right: Dan, Bettie, Lewis, Jessie, Elmer. Bottom row left to right: Mary, Dave, Walter, Delana, John.

This was taken, what, circa 1909 or 1910 in likely Dade county, Missouri.

A post on the family is here.

Daniel b. 1874 was the third child, Bettie b. 1877 was the fifth, Lewis, born 1880 was the 6th child, not shown is the 7th child named Lois who only lived 1880 to 1881, Jessie b. 1888 was the 10th child, Elmer b. 1883 was the 8th child. Mary b. 1872 was the 2nd child, Dave is the father b. 1850, Walter was the 11th child b. 1890, Delana is the mother b. 1854, and John is the eldest child b. 1869.

Not shown also is Alva who lived from 1885 to 1909. My belief is his death was likely the inspiration for this family photo. Robert Walter was driving a buggy through a creek, and the buggy overturned, throwing “the boys” out. Alva, trying to help the horse out, stepped into a deep hole and was drowned and not found until the following day.

Note that in the front row we have the eldest daughter sitting beside her father, the eldest boy sitting beside the mother, and Walter, the youngest, who was with Alva when he drowned, in the center between his parents.

David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler

Delana and David Nathaniel touched up

Delana and David Nathaniel orig

I don’t recollect seeing very often early images clearly showing a woman as pregnant. The photo , courtesy of Nancy Benton, would have likely been taken in Barton County, Missouri.

David Nathaniel Brewer arrived in Barton County, Missouri before the establishment of Liberal in the early 1880s. Nancy Benton writes of David and Delana:

David was born in Putnam County, Indiana. He married Delana Fowler in Neosho, Kansas in 1869. They moved to Liberal, MO, in 1872 where they were active in the Methodist Church. His daughter, Bettie, is supposed to have been the first child baptized in the church. In 1895 they moved to Dade Co., MO. In 1902 he purchased an acreage south of Greenfield, MO, which he sold to his son Alva in 1906. In June, 1906 he purchased Lots 18, 19 and 20 in Block 1 in Pilgrim. His will divided his land between his children Mary Catherine Spurling, Jessie Jones, Walter Brewer, Elizabeth Jane Noyes, Lewis Brewer, John David Brewer, and Daniel Brewer. His son Walter was administrator and turned in a sale bill totaling $341.33.

Delana was born in Bloomington, ILL. At the age of 9 she moved with her parents to Osage Mission, Kansas, where she met and married David in 1869. After David died, she lived with her children. I remember her as a very tiny old lady.

David BREWER was born to Daniel Levi BREWER (of Mercer Co. KY) and Catherine HEDDEN (also of KY) on Oct 31 1850 in Putnam Co. IN . He died the 29th of August 1921 in Greenfield, Dade Co. MO.

David was the 5th of apparently 9 children, and the 4th son. Daniel was about 27 and Catherine about 28 when he was born.

When he was young, the family moved to Bloomington, Mclean Co. IL, where David’s future wife, Delana FOWLER, was born, 12 Sept. 1854, to John B. FOWLER and Mary Jane JOHNSON .

Shortly after the Civil War, the families moved to Osage Mission (St. Paul) Kansas, where David’s father, Daniel Levi Brewer, died 1868 April 20.

Delana FOWLER and David BREWER were married in Neosho, Kansas, 1 March 1869.

Their children:

    1. John David Brewer b. 1869 Dec 10 at the Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas, died 1943 Feb 26 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, married in 1889 to Eva Hall, b. 1879 Aug in Missouri. They had 12 children.
    2. Mary Catherine Brewer b. 1872 Jan 10 in St. Paul, Kansas, died 1957 December 12 at Liberal, Missouri and was buried in the Englevale Cemetery in Englevale, Kansas. She married 1st George Spurling, then before 1939 a Rhodes (unknown), then Robert Lincoln Trent who was born 1878 April 5 in Galesburg, Kansas and died 1958 Feb 10 in Liberal, Missouri. (Thanks to Barbara Krogh for this information on Mary Catherine and Robert Trent. Her information is drawn from their death certificates and had differed from mine and so I’ve updated the information here. She also has Robert buried at Forest Chapel Cemetery as opposed to Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, which was the information I’d had.) Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. His sister Rose married Daniel Brewer.
    3. Daniel Brewer b. 1874 Jan 13 in Barton County, Missouri, died 1939 Jan 1 at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, was buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. He married Rose E. Trent b. 1878 in Kansas, died 1948 and was buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.
    4. James William Brewer was born 1876 Jan 5 and died 1876 Aug 25.
    5. Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer was born 1877 July 22 in Barton County, Missouri. She died 1963 July 9 and was buried at the Liberal Cemetery in Liberal, Missouri. She married Ray Noyes. This family is written of elsewhere in this blog.
    6. Lewis Brewer was born 1880 May 19 in Barton County, Missouri and died 1932 May 19 in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. 1902 July 4 at Everton, Dade, Missouri he married Pearl Eva Jones b. 1885 May 5 at Everton, Dade, Missouri, died 1966 May 10.
    7. Lois Brewer was born 1880 May 19 at Barton County, Missouri and died 1881 January at Barton County, Missouri.
    8. Elmer Brewer was born 1883 Dec 25 and died 1919 May 1 at Greenfield Dade, Missouri. He is buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. He married Rosa Bell Jones, born 1885 July 25, died 1939 May 13. She was the daughter of Jim Jones and Lucy Coble.
    9. Alva Brewer was born 1885 Aug 10 at Barton County, Missouri and died 1909 May 24. He was buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.
    10. Jessie Brewer was born 1888 Jan 10 at Barton County, Missouri and died in June 22, 1981 at Yakima City, Yakima County, Washington. She married about 1905 in Everton, Dade, Missouri to Levy Jones who was born 1883 December 28 and died 1952 December 28 in Yakima City. Both are buried at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima. They had 3 children. (1) Herman C. Jones b. 1906 September 22, died 1977 March 9 in Yakima. (2) Herbert Leo Jones b. 1910 October 28, died 1989 March 7 at Yakima, married 1947 August 27 at Selah to Edna Lambeth who was born 1919 March 1. She died 2006 October 10 and was buried at West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima. They had no children of their own. (3) Burton Jones b. abt. 1917, died 1975 Nov 6 in Yakima. (Thanks to Barbara Krogh for this information on the family of Jessie and Levy.)
    11. Robert Walter Brewer was born 1890 Nov 15 and died 1969 in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri. He is buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. He married Edith S. Gilmore who was born about 1894 in Missouri.

Alva’s death was an accidental drowning in a swollen creek.

Ed Henderson notes,

These are a couple of letters from Rachel Jane Henderson to her niece, Mrs. Elmer (Mary Elizabeth Brewer) Porcupile, after the tragic death of her son, Nova Windom Henderson who died May 2, 1909 and a letter about the death of one of her brother Dave Brewer’s son’s (Alva). From “Six Generations of Brewers” by; Norma L. Roberts, 1976. Transcribed January 13, 2001 by Ed Henderson.

“May the 30, 09 Dear Neice
I will drop you a few lines this moring oh it is so lonsome to be hear by my self oh how I miss my poore boy he was all way in the house with me it seams as if every thing is gon. my hops ar all blasted this world is a sad world for me windom sayd de had not lived rightr but if he had lisened to his mother he would of been all right he spok of people joying church. as bad sick as he was & I told him if he wanted to joyn church it was all righ he culd he sayd he felt as if he was all right & was ready to go but he hated to leave me. oh you know my heart was breaking to hear him talk so for all I knew he culd not live if he did not mend soon.”

Alva died on May 24 1909. Following is the letter concerning his death.

“Dear Neice
I got a letter from Dave & they had the sad neuse of Alvaus death last monda him & walter drove in the crick & dide not know it was up & thair! bugie turned over & threw the boys out & alva thoug his team was not going to get out so he started to help the hourse out & steped offf in a dep whole & dround & they never found him untill the next day noon oh how sad it was for me to read that letter it broat every thing so frech to my minde oh how quick the poore boy was taking a way alva was such a good boy it is sade.”

Jessie and her husband, Levy JONES, are given as having resided in Yakima, Washington. Photos exist of Bettie Brewer NOYES visiting her sister, Jessie, there in Washington in later years. It would appear that Jessie and Levy didn’t move to Washington until after 1930 as they are still in the Dade Co., Missouri census in 1930. She was known to be living in Selah, Yakima Co., Washington at the time of her mother’s death, as evidenced in her mother’s obituary. She is not mentioned in the obituary of Bettie Brewer NOYES and so had perhaps deceased by then.

Jessie’s sibling, Lewis, married Pearl JONES.

Nancy notes on Walter,

Walter and his family lived near Oscaloosa, Missouri, when I was growing up. They moved to Joplin sometime during the 1940’s. Walter was a some-time preacher.

THE CENSUS INFO

I have yet to locate the family in the 1870 census.

The 1880 census shows the family in Central, Barton, Missouri.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Central, Barton, Missouri; Roll: T9_673; Family History Film: 1254673; Page: 389B; Enumeration District: 258; Image: 0115.
Supervisor’s Dist 6
Enumeration 258
4 June
Rubel H. Carpenter (?)
JAMES William
9 8/10 BREWER David wm 30 Mail Carrier Indiana f-Indiana m-Indiana
10 Delany wf 25 Wife keeping house Illinois F-NC? M-(illegible)
11 John wm 10 Son at school Missouri father b. IN mother b. IL
12 Mary wf 8 Daughter at school Missouri father b. IN mother b. IL
13 Daniel wm 6 Son at school Missouri father b. IN mother b. IL
14 Elizabeth wf 2 Daughter Missouri father b. IN mother b. IL
15 Lewis wm 1/12 Son Missouri father b. IN mother b. IL
16 Lois wm 1/12 Daughter Missouri father b. IN mother b. IL

Delana’s father died 1883 in Greenfield.

I have yet to locate the family in the 1900 census.

In 1902, David purchased acreage south of Greenfield, Missouri, which he sold to his son, Alva, in 1906. Nancy Benton furnishes the paper which I’ll post in another blog.

Dela’s mother died 1902 in Greenfield. David’s mother died in 1903 in Greenfield.

Nancy Benton writes that in 1906, David purchased, at Pilgrim, Dade, Missouri, Lots 18, 19 and 20 in Block 1.

I’ve a letter dated 1907 July 25 that David wrote to Jim Brewer, that was sent in care of Rachel Jane Henderson, their sister, who was living in Chautauqua County. I’ll post this in another blog.

Their place in the 1910 census is yet to be found.

In 1920 they were in Polk, Dade, Missouri.

Roll: T625_916 Page: 8B ED: 76 Image: 0780
169/170 BREWER David N. Own 65 b. IN parents b. IN Farmer on General Farm
Delana 65 b. IL father b. NC mother b. IL

The 1930 census finds Delana in North, Dade, Missouri living with son, Daniel.

Year: 1930; Census Place: North, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 0134.
Page 3A
65/67 BREWER Schuyler rent 33 married at 18 b. MO father b. MO mother b. KS
Gladys 31 married at 16 b. MO father b. MO mother b. Illinois
Odilla 15 b. MO
Pansy 13 b. MO
Schuyler Jr. 11 b. MO
66/68 BREWER Dan rent 55 married at 21 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL
Rose 53 married at (illegible) b. KS fathr b. TN mother b. KS
Elana (mother) 75 married at 15 b. IL parents b. IL

I will publish in other blogs additional photos, obituaries and a newspaper article on Delana.

Will of David Nathaniel Brewer

The will of David Nathaniel Brewer divided his land between children, Mary Katherine Spurling, Jessie Jones, Walter Brewer, Elizabeth Jane Noyes, Lewis Brewer, John David Brewer. His son Walter was administrator and turned in a sale bill totaling $341.33.

I don’t see Daniel Brewer listed. Perhaps a part of the document is cut off? I don’t know. Daniel Brewer was mentioned in the Bill of Sale.

David Nathaniel Brewer b. 1850 in Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, died 1921 Aug 29 in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, married Delana L. Jane Fowler b. 1854 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, died 1939 Nov 4, Oscaloosa, Dade, Missouri (I write of this family in a primary post elsewhere). Their daughter, Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer married Ray Noyes on 1895 May 24 at Liberal, Barton, Missouri.

Thanks to Nancy Benton for the document.

* * * * *

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

THAT I, David Nathaniel Brewer, of the County of Dade, state of Missouri, being of sound mind and memory, and realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make and publish this, my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, in manner and form following: I hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Katherine Spurling, ten (10) acres of the northeast 1/3 of SE on fourth of Section Twenty Six (26) (Range 26) except (one acre in the NE corner of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 26, Township 31, Range 26) beginning at South East corner of said description and running twenty (20) rods west, thence eighty (80) north, thence twenty rods east, thence eighty rods south to point of beginning. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jessie Jones ten acres (10) of the NE 1/4 of the SE of Sec 26, Township 31, Range 26, beginning at a point twenty (20) rods west of SE corner of said tract and running twenty rods west, thence 80 rods north, thence 20 rods east thence 80 rods south to point of beginning.

I bequeath to Walter Brewer 10 acres of the same description beginning at point 40 rods west of SE corner of said description and running 20 rods west thence 80 rods north, thence 20 rods east, thence 80 rods south to point of beginning. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth James Noyes 10 acres of the same description beginning at a point 60 rods west of the SE corner of said description and running west 20 rods thence 80 rods north thence 20 rods east thence 80 rods south to a point of beginning. I give and bequeath to Lewis Brewer 10 acres of the following description NW quarter of the SE quarter of Section 26 Township 31 Range 26 beginning at SE corner of said description and running 20 rods west, thence 80 rods north, thence 20 rods east thence 80 rods south to beginning. I give and bequeath John David Brewer 20 acres beginning at a point 20 rods west of the NE corner of the last description running 60 rods west thence.

Delana L. Brewer is to have the benefit of (illegible) her death, providing the testator die first.

This will not to take effect until death of testator.

And last I hereby constitute and appoint Walter Brewer to be the executor of this, my Last Will and Testament, and request that he be permitted to serve as such with out bond revoking and annuling all former wills by me made, and ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my Last Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 26th day of August A.D. 1921.

David Nathaniel Brewer (SEAL)

The foregoing statement consisting of 1 pates was at the date thereof, to wit: August 26th 1921, signed and declared by the said David Nathaniel Brewer to be his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

W. M. Bange (?) of Greenfield MO
W. F. Plumb of Greenfield, MO

The will was filed Sept 3 1921 with C. W. Montgomery Judge of Probate

John B. Fowler and Mary Jane Johnson

John B. FOWLER was born 5 Jan 1827 in Stokes, NC to William FOWLER and Elizabeth Louis WESTMORELAND. He died 22 May 1883 at Greenfield, Dade Co., MO. His grave is near the gate as one enters Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, MO.

John married Mary Jane JOHNSON who family history stated was born 9 Feb 1832 in NC and died 30 Jan 1902 in Greenfield, Dade Co. MO.

The family story is as follows:

John was a Union sympathizer and had to leave NC. Came to Bloomington, IL where he decided to settle. He disguised himself as a peddler and returned to NC to get the girl he loved. They eloped and were married and moved to Osage Mission, KS in 1863. Her family was so angry with her husband that she never heard from them again.

Nancy Benton notes that this was passed along to her from Cora Granger, related to the Brewers through the Spurlings (Mary Katherine Brewer, daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler, married George Spurling), along with family sheets prepared by Dottie Skinner Elliott, and that there was no source given other than family story. Which is fine. That’s how family stories usually go. But this one turns out to have some problems with the uncovering of a few undeniable facts.

I’ve found that Mary Jane’s parents were Robert Harrington Johnson and Barsheby (Bathsheba, Abersheby) Potter, and the JOHNSON family had actually migrated to Illinois, from Tennessee, when Mary Jane was little, her father dying in McLean County when she was only 5 years of age. She is in the 1840 and 1850 census with her mother who would die in McLean County in 1859, so both parents were dead before Mary Jane moved to Kansas. And in 1860 Mary Jane had family living in the McLean County area around her and her husband, John. So, that’s one story that appears to bite the dust, though it raises questions as to why the estrangement story would have arisen in the first place. The narrative may be accidentally assigned and belong to a relative, and it was thought because Mary Jane moved to Kansas that she was the one estranged, or there may have been an estrangement here which has become mixed with the story of yet another.

At any rate we have a family legend composed of a number of elements, some of which preserve a few truths.

Legend: John was from North Carolina.
What we know: This is is true. Place of origin is preserved.

Legend: John was a union sympathizer who had to leave the south.
What we know: John’s family was in North Carolina up to at least 1849. I’m unable to find them in the 1850 census yet but he and his parents were in McLean, Illinois by 1851 as that is when John and Mary Jane married. This part of the story may preserve political and philosophical beliefs held by the family and say something about their reason for moving north. The story seems to imply that John went north by himself, however, as if there was a break between he and his family as well, which there wasn’t as his family also moved to Osage Mission.

Legend: Came to Bloomington, IL where he decided to settle. However, loving a girl in North Carolina, he returned there, disguised as a peddler, to fetch her.
What we know: This preserves another geographical point and is true. Not true is the beloved being in North Carolina as Mary Jane was living in McLean and her family had been there a long while. The additional detail of being “disguised as a peddler” wants to add weight and veracity to the story. John becomes heroic and a trickster as well. He is also a lover who will go to great lengths for his beloved.

It may be that John, or John and his father, William, went to Illinois first, before the families moved, to scout out the area, then returned to North Carolina to fetch the family.

Legend: The pair elope.
What we know: Did they elope? We don’t know. They might have eloped in McLean. For all we know, one side of the family or the other may not have approved of the marriage.

Legend: They move to Osage Mission in 1863.
What we know: This preserves the migration to the west from Illinois and is true except for the fact that it’s a couple of years early.

Legend: Mary Jane’s family was furious over the marriage and never spoke to her again.
What we know: Again, for all we know there may have been strife over the marriage to John. But, as noted, both of her parents were dead long before the move to Kansas.

The following facts are for subsequent their marriage:

Child’s Birth: Robert William is born., Cir 1853. Will marry Lucinda Workman.

Child’s Birth: Delana is born., 12 Sept 1854. DIRECT LINE. Will marry David Nathaniel Brewer.

Child’s Birth: Martha is born., Cir 1858.

Child’s Birth: Cassander is born., 1858 Dec 18. Wil marry John F. Menzies, born in Canada, son of John and Elizabeth McFarland Menzies.

Census: 1860 Dry Grove, McLean, Illinois.
pg. 83
(if two numbers for values, the first is for value of property and second
is for value of personal estate)
575/561
CUMMINGS William 33 m 500 800 NY
Maria 30 f VT
William 12 m NY
576/562
GREEN R. W. 47 m Post Master 1800 personal property b. NY
Jane 43 f
Eugene 12 m
Hank 4 m
SWEET Mary 80 f
RILEY James 56 m Farm laborer b. Ireland
BRAINARD Thomas 24 m b. OH
577/563
OCONNELL John 28 m Farmer property value 75 b. Ireland
Mary b. Ireland
578564
GREEN O. D. 27 m Farmer property value 500 b. NY
Caroline 24 F NY
Burke 4 M IA
Fred 3 M IA
579/565
GREEN Charles 21 m Farmer b. NY
Ann 23 F b. OH
Jenny 1 b b. IL
580/566
BEBUY or BELUY, Dicken 52 farmer 3000 1000 b. Canada
George 16 m b. IL
Charlotte 15 f b. IL
GILES Hays 12 b. iL farm laborer
581/567
HILL John T. 47 m Farmer 3500 900 b. NC
Maria 37 b. IN
Alonzo 15 b. IL
Augustus 13 m. b. IL
Helen 11 f b. IL
James 8 m. b. IL
WIlliam 4 m b.IL
Eddy 8/12 m b. IL
582/568 FOWLER John 35 m Farmer b. NC value of
personal estate 200
Mary 30 f b. IL
Robert 8 m
Jane 6 f
Cassandra 2 f
Martha 4 f

ENGLISH Thomas 25 m Farm laborer b. England
583/569
WEBB Stephen 63 m Farmer b. NC Value of personal estate and land both
2000.
Pemima ? 42 f b. PA or TN (difficult to make out)
KEWSHAW? Mary 87 f b. NC
WEBB Thomas 26 m 2000 300 b. IL
MIlton 25 m 2400 275 b. IL
Polly 18 f b. IL
GARRETT Celia 30 f b. TN
EWING Alice 17 f b. IL
MARTIN Rocine 10 f b. IL
Stephen 9 m b. IL
SYMAN Henry 35 m farm laborer 2000 50 b. OH
William 17 m farm laborer b. OH
584/570
DEAL Saul C. 44 m Farmer 16,000 2000 b. VA
Priscilla 43 f b. VA
John 21 m b. VA
Samuel 19 m b. VA
Elizabeth 16 f b. VA
Mary 10 f b. IL b. VA
Sarah 6 f b. IL b. VA
Emma 4 f b. IL b. VA
Virginia 1 m b. IL b. VA
DICKHARD E. 24 m. farm laborer b. VA
MURPHY Michael 20 m. farm laborer b. Ireland
NEWSON Nicholas 19 m. farm laborer b. NY
HAYS Tamau? 15 farm laborer b. IL

pg. 86
590/574
Jane JOHNSON 34 f Farmer 2700 450 b. IN
John 23 b. IL
Matherza 18 f b. IL
Franci 16 m b. IL
Charles 15 m b. IL
David 13 m b. IL
Martha 11 f b.IL
Ann 8 f b. IL
591/575
RHODES Robert 22 m personal value 250 b. GA
Martha 21 b. TN
JOHNSON Mary A. 30 property value 1200, personal value 500 b. IL
Robert 12 m b. IL
Francis 7 m b. IL
Amos 3 m b. IL
593/577 (no 592/576 given)
VACH ? Allen 25 m personal value 190 b. OH
Mary 24 f b. OH
Anson 1 m b. IL
594/578
FOWLER Alfred 28 m personal value is 200 b. NC
Sarah 23 f b. IN
Webster 2/12 m b. IL
pg. 93 641/625
FOWLER Samuel 30 m Farmer 500 300 b. NC
FOWLER Harriet 28 f b. IL
Francis 3 m b. IL
643/637
FOWLER Josiah 25 m 2000 300 b. NC
Sarah 24 f
Dilley 26 f
Jincy 18 f

Child’s Birth: Elizabeth is born., Cir 1861. She will marry Michael “Mike” Workman.

Child’s Birth: Thursa is born., 11 Sept 1865. She will marry John T. Cotner.

Migration: 1866 Oct, , Neosho, Kansas.

Child’s Birth: Dora is born., Cir 1869. She will marry Robert L. Trent. After Dora dies, he will marry Mary Catherine Brewer, daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler. Her first husband was George Spurling, and her second a man named Rhodes.

On 1869 March 1 in Osage Mission, Neosho Kansas, Delana Fowler marries David Nathaniel Brewer.

Census: pg. 207 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.
86/84 FOWLER Alford N. 37 merchant $700 $300 b. NC
Sarah A. 33 b. IN
Webster A. 10 b. IL
Jesse C. 8
Oliver F. 6
(next house and so on)
TRALINGER Albert and family
LAMB James B. and Francis and family
WRIGHT Susan (in above household)
BOWN William and Sarah and family
TAYLOR Benjamin
DURHAM Sylvester and Elizabeth and family
pg. 218 (ancestry.com)
HUTCHINGS Bhat? and familys
GREAVES Joseph and family
LEE? Nathaniel and family
CASILLE? James and Juliett
LAIRD John H and Elizabeth
107/105 BAD James A. 35 b. NC
Melinda 27 b. AR
James A. 10 b. AR.
LONG Sanford 80 b. IL
Malinda 18 b.
NOE Martha 12
Nancy 30
108/106 FOWLER William 69 farmer $3000 $500 b. NC
ELizabeth 62 b. NC (parents of John)

109/107 NANDIER or HANDIER Margaret 54 motel keeper b. France
Gordon A. 36 laborer b. Ireland
BEAZE Ellen 20 housekeeper b. IL
BOODIE Thomas 32 carpenter b. MO
HILL Ansley 32 laborer b. IL
CASTER George 37 stone cutter b. IL
MALLOW Peter 28 stone cutter b. Ireland
HARELSON George 41 stone cutter b. Scottland
WILKES Peter 80 teamster b. IL
110/108 SOMMERS James and Eliza

pg. 209 (ancestry.com pg. 220)
HUSHINGS James (NY) and family (an Andy JOHNSON in the household, age 15,
b. Cherokee Nation, given as white)
GARDEN John and family
DILLON Asborn (OH) and family
FOOL Lucinda (NC) and family
123/121
FOWLER John 44 farmer $500 personal value b. NC
Mary J. 37 b. IL
Robert W. 17 farm laborer
Delana 15
Martha 14
Casander 11 (f)
Elizabeth 9
Marthurza 6
Nancy 1 b. KS

CONEY August 28 Cabinet maker b. Baden
124/122 SPREADLING John and family
(and so on)
DAVIDSON Charles and Mary and family
HIBBARD Edward and Harriet and family

Child’s Birth: Lizzie is born., Cir 1871.

Father’s Death: 1877 Dec 26. John’s father, William dies in Neosho
County, Kansas.

Census: Pg. 38 1880 Centery (Granville), Dade, Missouri.

Page no. 38
Supervisor Dis. 14
Enumeration Dist. 4
22nd day June
(pg 37 ancestry.com)
345/348
FOWLER John 53 Farmer North Carolina F-NC M-NC
Mary 48 b. Illinois Parents-TN
Martha A 22 Illinois
Nancy 11 Illinois
Lizzie 9 Illinois

Death: John B. Fowler dies 1883 May 22 Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.

Mary Jane is yet to be located in the 1900 census.

Mary Jane died 1902 Jan 30 at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri and is buried at Carr’s Chapel, Cemetery.

Note that Nancy Benton’s Brewer Genealogy (compiled from a variety of sources and
original documents) gives John B. FOWLER as dying 1883 in Dade County.
However, in Delana Fowler Brewer’s obituaries her family is recorded as
moving to Dade County from Barton in 1895. Unless I have missed
something, I don’t observe a record of John B. FOWLER being buried in the
Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Dade county where his wife and many other
members of the family are buried.

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