Carr’s Chapel Cemetery

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Carr’s Chapel Cemetery

Courtesy of Nancy Benton, this document shows the rows in which certain members of the Brewer family are buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Dade county, Missouri.

In row 1 is Mary Johnson Fowler, wife of John Fowler (direct line), Catherine Hedden Brewer, wife of Daniel Levi Brewer (direct line), Alva Brewer, son of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler, David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler Brewer (direct line).

In row 2, we have, Robert Lincoln Trent and his first wife, Dora Nancy Fowler Trent, daughter of John and Mary Jane Fowler, and an infant that would have been a child of Robert and an infant who perhaps died at the same time as Dora. Elmer Brewer was a son of David Nathaniel and Delana Brewer. Next to him are his daughters Ruby Ellen and Nora Edith who both died in 1918, perhaps victims of the great influenza epidemic. We see next to them Robert Walter Brewer and his wife, Edith, and their son Robert.

William Fowler and Elizabeth Louis Westmoreland

William Fowler and Elizabeth Louis Westmoreland were the parents of John B. Fowler who married Mary Jane Johnson. William Fowler was the son of Samuel Fowler and Margaret Coffer. Elizabeth Louis Westmoreland was the daughter of Davis S. Westmoreland and Rebecca Bynum.

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Husband: William + > Fowler (1)
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Born: 1801 Apr 14 – , Stokes, North Carolina (2)
Christened:
Died: 1877 Dec 26 – , Neosho, Kansas
Buried: – Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA
Father: Samuel + Fowler (Abt 1756- ) (3)
Mother: Margaret + Coffer (Cofer) ( – )
Marriage: 1824 Apr 6 Place: , Stokes, North Carolina
(4)
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Events
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1. Birth: 1801 Apr 14 , Stokes, North Carolina.

2. Census: 1810 , Stokes, North Carolina. (5)

3. Census: 1820 Place Yet To Be Located..

4. Child’s Birth: Alexander is born., 1824 Feb 11.

5. Child’s Birth: Delana Louise is born., 1825 Apr 14.

6. Child’s Birth: John B. is born., 1827 Jan 5.
DIRECT LINE

7. Child’s Death: Delana Louise dies., 1829 Aug 25.

8. Census: Pg. 267 1830 , Stokes, North Carolina. (6)
A William FOWLER is in this census with 2
white males under 5, 1 white male 30 to 40 and 1 white female 20 to 30.
NOTE: The two males under 5 would be Alexander and John. No slaves.

9. Child’s Birth: Davy is born., 1831 Jun 9.

10. Child’s Birth: Alfred is born., 1833 Jan 31.

11. Child’s Birth: Gideon is born., 1835 Jun 23.

12. Child’s Birth: Martha J. is born., 1837 Feb 25.

13. Child’s Birth: Caleb W. is born, 1840 Jan 27.

14. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

15. Child’s Birth: Rebecca is born, 1842 Mar 29.

16. Child’s Birth: Robert is born., 1844 May 29.

17. Child’s Birth: Lousetta is born., 1844 Dec 2.

There is a major problem with the time of Lousetta’s birth. It is only
seven months after the birth of Robert.

18. Child’s Birth: Susanna is born, 22 Sept 1849.

19. Census: 1850 Place Yet To Be Located..

20. Migration: Cir 1853, , McLean, Illinois.

21. Child marries: John B. marries Mary Jane JOHNSON., Bef 1853.
DIRECT LINE

22. Child’s Death: Susanna dies., 1858 Nov 11.

23. Census: 1860 Place Yet To Be Located..

24. Will: David S. Westmoreland Will Record 1861 May 31 , Forsyth, North
Carolina. (8)
Typed transcription of Page 196, V-125.

25. Migration: 1866 Oct, , Neosho, Kansas.

26. Census: 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

1870 KANSAS NEOSHO CO. MISSION TOWNSHIP excerpt
pg. 195 (192 ancestry.com)
99/92 Joseph SALTER 35 Prussia Farmer and Harriet of IN and family
100/93 Samuel SAUNDERS 29 IA Farmer and Frances M. 25 IN
101/94 JOHNSTON George A 36 Farmer and Rebecca A. of KY, children born IL
and KS
102 (blank)
103/95 HENDERSON Mary 53 Keeping House b. NC illiterate
Atwell 24 Rarmer personal value $250 b. NC
Jane 18 Keeping House b. IN
Mary E. 1 b. KS
104/96 HENDERSON Russell 23 Farmer personal value $250 b. NC
Matilda C. 15 b. IN Keeping house
Warren 5/12 b. KS
106/97 ALEXANDER Samuel 45 of Maine
107/98 STOKES Noah 46 DE and Abigail 27, IN, children born in IL and KS

1870 NEOSHO CO. OSAGE MISSION KS CENSUS
pg. 207 (ancestry.com 215)
WILSON Joseph and family
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
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

27. Property: Real estate is listed as $3000, personal property $500
1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

28. Occupation: Farmer 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

29. Death: 1877 Dec 26 Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA.
William had been married 53 years when he died at the age of 76.

30. Cause of death: Dropsy.

31. Cemetery: ? Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA. (9)

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Wife: Elizabeth Louis + > Westmoreland (10)
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Born: 1808 May 11 – , Stokes, North Carolina (2)
Christened:
Died: 1893 May 8 – , Neosho, Kansas
Buried: – Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA
Father: David S. + Westmoreland (1775-1862) (3)
Mother: Rebecca (+) Bynum (1775-1846)
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Events
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1. Birth: 1808 May 11 , Stokes, North Carolina.

2. Child’s Birth: Alexander is born., 1824 Feb 11.

3. Child’s Birth: Delana Louise is born., 1825 Apr 14.

4. Child’s Birth: John B. is born., 1827 Jan 5.
DIRECT LINE

5. Child’s Death: Delana Louise dies., 1829 Aug 25.

6. Census: Pg. 267 1830 , Stokes, North Carolina. (6)
A William FOWLER is in this census with 2
white males under 5, 1 white male 30 to 40 and 1 white female 20 to 30.
NOTE: The two males under 5 would be Alexander and John. No slaves.

7. Child’s Birth: Davy is born., 1831 Jun 9.

8. Child’s Birth: Alfred is born., 1833 Jan 31.

9. Child’s Birth: Gideon is born., 1835 Jun 23.

10. Child’s Birth: Martha J. is born., 1837 Feb 25.

11. Child’s Birth: Caleb W. is born, 1840 Jan 27.

12. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

13. Child’s Birth: Rebecca is born, 1842 Mar 29.

14. Child’s Birth: Robert is born., 1844 May 29.

15. Child’s Birth: Lousetta is born., 1844 Dec 2.
There is a major problem with the time of Lousetta’s birth. It is only
seven months after the birth of Robert.

16. Mother’s Death: Elizabeth’s mother, Rebecca, dies., 1846 Apr 10.

17. Child’s Birth: Susanna is born, 22 Sept 1849.

18. Census: 1850 Place Yet To Be Located.

19. Migration: Cir 1853, , McLean, Illinois.

20. Child marries: John B. marries Mary Jane JOHNSON., Bef 1853.
DIRECT LINE

21. Child’s Death: Susanna dies., 1858 Nov 11.

22. Census: 1860 Place Yet To Be Located.

23. Will: David S. Westmoreland Will Record 1861 May 31 , Forsyth, North
Carolina. (8)
Typed transcription of Page 196, V-125.

24. Father’s Death: Elizabeth’s father, David, dies in Stokes Co. North
Carolina., 1862 Jan 2.

25. Migration: 1866 Oct, , Neosho, Kansas.

26. Census: 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

1870 KANSAS NEOSHO CO. MISSION TOWNSHIP excerpt
pg. 195 (192 ancestry.com)
99/92 Joseph SALTER 35 Prussia Farmer and Harriet of IN and family
100/93 Samuel SAUNDERS 29 IA Farmer and Frances M. 25 IN
101/94 JOHNSTON George A 36 Farmer and Rebecca A. of KY, children born IL
and KS
102 (blank)
103/95 HENDERSON Mary 53 Keeping House b. NC illiterate
Atwell 24 Rarmer personal value $250 b. NC
Jane 18 Keeping House b. IN
Mary E. 1 b. KS
104/96 HENDERSON Russell 23 Farmer personal value $250 b. NC
Matilda C. 15 b. IN Keeping house
Warren 5/12 b. KS
106/97 ALEXANDER Samuel 45 of Maine
107/98 STOKES Noah 46 DE and Abigail 27, IN, children born in IL and KS

1870 NEOSHO CO. OSAGE MISSION KS CENSUS
pg. 207 (ancestry.com 215)
WILSON Joseph and family
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
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

27. Husband’s death: 1877 Dec 26, Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA.

28. Census: 1880 Grant, Neosho, Kansas, USA. (11)

1880 KS NEOSHO GRANT

Robert W. FOWLER 32 NC farmer parents b. NC
Ellen 25 Canada parents b. Canada
Cora 4 KS father b. NC mother b. Canada
Elizabeth 72 b. NC parents b. NC

29. Death: 1893 May 8 , Neosho, Kansas.
Elizabeth dies at the age of 83.

30. Cemetery: ? Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA. (12)

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Children
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1 M Alexander W. Fowler (1)
Born: 1824 Feb 11 – , Stokes, North Carolina
Christened:
Died: 1871 Feb 14 (2)
Buried: – Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA
Spouse: Sarah Ann Jones (1840-1884)
Marr. Date: 1856 Jul 4 – , Stokes, North Carolina (10)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: 1810 , Stokes, North Carolina. (5)

2. Census: 1820 Place Yet To Be Located..

3. Census: Pg. 267 1830 , Stokes, North Carolina. (6)
A William FOWLER is in this census with 2 white males under 5, 1 white
male 30 to 40 and 1 white female 20 to 30.
NOTE: The two males under 5 would be Alexander and John.

4. Census: 1840 Place Yet To Be Located.

5. Census: 1850 Place Yet To Be Located.

6. Census: 1860 , McLean, Illinois. (13) I have not personally located
Alexander’s family in the census yet.

7. Census: 1870 , Neosho, Kansas. (14) I have not personally located
Alexander’s family in the census yet.

8. Cemetery: ? Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA. (15)

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2 F Delana Louise Fowler
Born: 1825 Apr 14 – , Stokes, North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: 1829 Aug 25 – , Stokes, North Carolina
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:

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3 M John B. + Fowler (16)
Born: 1827 Jan 5 – , Stokes, North Carolina (10)
Christened:
Died: 1883 May 22 – Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
Buried:
Spouse: Mary Jane + Johnson (1832-1902) (17)
Marr. Date: 1851 Jan 7 – , McLean, Illinois
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Birth: 1827 Jan 5 , Stokes, North Carolina.

2. Census: Pg. 267 1830 , Stokes, North Carolina. (6)
A William FOWLER is in this census with 2
white males under 5, 1 white male 30 to 40 and 1 white female 20 to 30.
NOTE: The two males under 5 would be Alexander and John. No slaves.

3. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – –
1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

4. Census: 1850 Place Yet To Be Located.

5. Migration: Cir 1853, , McLean, Illinois.

6. Marriage: Wed to Mary Jane JOHNSON before 1853.

7. Child’s Birth: Robert William is born., Cir 1853.

8. Child’s Birth: Delana is born., 12 Sept 1854.
DIRECT LINE

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

10. Child’s Birth: Cassander is born., 1858 Dec 18.

11. Census: 1860 Dry Grove, McLean, Illinois. (13)

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

12. Child’s Birth: Elizabeth is born., Cir 1861.

13. Migration: Migrated from Illinois to Kansas., Cir 1863, Osage
Mission, Neosho, Kansas. (18)

14. Child’s Birth: Thursa is born., 11 Sept 1865.

15. Migration: 1866 Oct, , Neosho, Kansas.

16. Child’s Birth: Dora is born., Cir 1869.

17. Census: pg. 207 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas. (14)

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
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

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

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

20. Census: Pg. 38 1880 Centery (Granville), Dade, Missouri. (19)

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

21. Death: 1883 May 22 Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.
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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4 M Davy Fowler (1)
Born: 1831 Jun 9 – , Stokes, North Carolina (20)
Christened:
Died: 1906 Aug 27 – Savonburg, Allen, Kansas (20)
Buried:
Spouse: Nancy D. Simmons ( – ) (21)
Marr. Date:
Spouse: Isabelle Thompson ( – ) (22)
Marr. Date:
Spouse: Harriet Lydick (1828- ) (21)
Marr. Date:
Spouse: Elizabeth Harding ( – ) (21)
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

2. Census: 1880 Walnut, Crawford, Kansas. (23)

David A. FOWLER 49 b. NC parents b. NC
Harriet 52 b. IN
James D. 13 b. IL at school mother b. NC
John W. 10 b. KS at school mother b. NC
Esther E. 4 b. KS mother b. NC
Edgar LYDICK stepson 16 b. IN helps on farm parents b. IN

3. DAVID FOWLER OBITUARY
Unknown paper. Source: Lee Weller

DAVID FOWLER died at his home one mile south and half a mile east of
Savonburg, August 27th 1906 [Savonburg, KS is between Stark in Neosho Co.
and Elsmore in Allen Co on the MKT railroad line.] He was born in Stokes
County, North Carolina, June 9th 1831. On the day of his death he was 75
years, 2 months and 27 days old. The funeral service was held at the
residence on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock conducted by Rev. L. J.
Gillham, pastor of the M. E. church of Savonburg, and his remains were
laid to rest in the Erie Cemetary. He moved from North Carolina to
Illinois and came to Kansas in 1867, thirty-nine years ago. He settled on
a tract of land in Neosho County, now known as the Fluber farm. He sold
this farm and bought R. G. Craven’s farm six miles north of Walnut, later
bought a farm near Savonburg where he lived till he died. He leaves his
companion, four children, three brothers, two sisters, nine
grandchildren, and kindred and many friends to mourn his death. His
children are Mrs. Laura Hedges, Walnut Kansas, James D. Fowler, Stark
Kansas, John W. Fowler, Rialto, California, Mrs. E. Smith, Odense,
Kansas, Gideon Fowler [brother], Kansas City, and his sisters Mrs.
Rebecca Kelso, Havana Kansas and Mrs. Lousetta Dillon, Bloomington, Ill.
Early in his life he united with the Christian Church, but later, in
1872, he joined the M. E. Church. He has lived in the country surrounding
Walnut for thirty-nine years. His life was linked with every enterprise.
He was a hardy pioneer ahd helped to turn the virgin soil, plant trees,
build homes, schoolhouses, and churches, and has lived to see this part
of the state develop into a rich and fertile country. He was beloved and
respected by all who knew him. The aged pilgrim has laid down his staff.
His companion, his daughters Laura and Etta and his son James were at his
bedside. The clock on the mantle shelf struck eleven. The sun shining
bright and clear. He had said farewell, his last farewell to his loved
ones, his eyes grew dim, his throbbing pulse ceased and his soul left the
body and started all alone on a long journey which has no homecoming in
this life. Its destination was to that far off country beyond the sun,
moon and stars and the sorrows of earth, where time will not wrinkle his
face or shrivel his hands, and whiten his locks. Blessed land of
immortality!”

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5 M Alfred Fowler (3)
Born: 1833 Jan 31
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Sarah A. (1837- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

2. Census: Pg. 207 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas. (14)

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

3. Occupation: Merchant 1870 Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas.

4. Census: 1880 Walnut, Crawford, Kansas. (23)

A. N. FLOWER 47 b. NC grain buyer parents b. NC
Sara A. 41 b. IN father b. OH mother b. IN
W. A. 19 b. IL telegraph operator
J. L. 18 b. IL telegraph operator
O. F. 15 b. IL railroad agent

5. Occupation: Grain Buyer 1880 Walnut, Crawford, Kansas.

6. ALFRED FOWLER OBITUARY
Unknown paper. Source: Lee Weller

“Alfred N. Fowler was born in Stokes County, North Carolina, January 31,
1833, and died at the home of his son O. F. Fowler, in Sedalia, Mo., July
5, 1912, aged 79 years, 5 months and five days.

The deceased moved to Illinois with his parents in 1851. In 1859, he was
married to Miss Sarah Lee. To this union were born three children, one
being dead. The two living are Web Fowler, who resides somewhere in the
West, and O. F. Fowler, who resides at Sedalia, Mo.

He was the son of William Fowler, and of a family of seven sons and three
daughters, all being now dead except his brother Robert who resides in
this city and a sister, Mrs. Lusetta Dillon of Bloomington Ill.

The father, mother and all the children and their families came to Kansas
in 1866 and located on farms between Walnut and St. Paul, but most of
them near St. Paul. In 1879 the deceased moved to St. Paul where he
became the manager and buyer for the Benedict Elevator Company, in which
capacity he remained for many years. In the fall of 1875 he was sent to
Walnut to buy grain for his company and the next spring he moved his
family here where continued the Fowler home until the death of his wife
July 21, 1907. Since that time he has made his home with his son in
Sedalia. This was a devoted husband and wife and it was hard to see their
home broken up by the cruel reaper of death. The deceased was stricken
with paralysis last November from which he never fully recovered and
twenty-four hours previous to his death he received a second attack from
which he never recovered.

The remains arrived here from Sedalia over the M. K. & T. at 3:10
Saturday afternoon and were taken direct to the cemetary where they were
laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Walnut cemetary.

The deceased was a good man and a pioneer of this community. He endured
the hardships of pioneer life, and it was nice to see that in his last
days he could be so tenderly cared for in the home of his son. This
should be a high privilege for any son or daughter to be so situated as
to care for a parent in their declining days, for it is always evident
that the parents care for their child when the child can not care for
itself.

Mr. [O. F.] Fowler and wife and son Lee, who is contracting agent for the
M. K. & T. in Texas, accompanied the remains to this city and in the
evening they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Fowler, returning to
their home in Sedalia on the Flyer Saturday night.”

[from an obituary in a newspaper clipping – source unknown, although
evidently from a Walnut, KS newspaper]

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6 M Gideon Fowler (10)
Born: 1835 Jun 23 – , Stokes, North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: 1910
Buried: – Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Boulware (1841-1867) (25)
Marr. Date: 1864 Mar 10 – , , Illinois (26)
Spouse: Jennie Stauber (1844- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

2. Census: 1870 Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas. (14) Source Citation:
Year: 1870; Census Place: Walnut Grove, Neosho, Kansas; Roll: M593_440;
Page: 232; Image: 464.

143/141 CAVANAUGH John Ireland
144/14 BRACH Rebecca Kentucky
145/143 SPAULDING Peter Kentudy
146/144 TRAINER? Virginia
147/145 FOWLER Gideon 34 m w farmer NC
William A. 5 Illinois
Elizabeth 3 Kansas
148/146 BREWER James 21 farmer $200 Indiana can’t write
Amanda 18 Keeping house Indiana can’t read or write
Mary E. 1 Kansas
149/147 MCNARY John ?

3. Census: 1880 Cedar, Dade, Missouri. (19)

Gideon FOWLER 44 b. NC farmer parents b. NC
Jenney E. 36 b. OH parents b. PA
William A. 15 b. IL farms father b. NC mother b. OH
Elizabeth A. 13 b. KS
Frederick 4 b. KS
Clarence 3 b. KS
Franklin 8 months b. MO

4. Cemetery: ? Fowler Cemetery, Neosho, Kansas, USA. (27)

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7 F Martha J. Fowler (3)
Born: 1837 Sep 25 – , Stokes, North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Robert Rhodes (1838-1906)
Marr. Date: 1860 Feb 15 – , McLean, Illinois
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

2. Edit : 2003 Oct.

3. Census: 1860 Dry Grove, McLean, Illinois. (13)

pg. 86
590/574
Jane JOHNSON 34 f Farmer 2700 450 b. IN
John 23 b. IL
Matherza 18 f b. IL
Francis 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

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8 M Caleb W. Fowler (3)
Born: 1840 Jan 27 – , Stokes, North Carolina
Christened:
Died: 1901 Jan 8
Buried:
Spouse: Susan Melvina Jones (1844-1904)
Marr. Date: Abt 1864
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Birth: 1840 Jan 27. Data gives Caleb as born in Stokes County, but
the family is in the 1840 Tyrell County census.

2. Census: Pg. 202 1840 , Tyrrell, North Carolina. (7)

FOWLER William 2 3 1 – – 1 – – – – – – – 1 – – – – 1
NOTE: 2 males under 5 are Caleb and Gideon. The 3 males 5 to 10 would
be Alfred and Davy. John B has also been apparently counted as a male 5
to 10. Alexander is the male in the 10 to 15 category. William is 30 to
40. 1 female is 5 to 10 which would be Martha J., and the mother is given
here as 40 to 50.

3. Census: Pg. 13 1880 Center, Dade, Missouri. (19)

Sup. Dist. 4
Enumeration Dist 16
12th day June
113/114
FOWLER C.W. 40 Farmer. b. NC parents-NC
Sue 36 b. Indiana mother-Deleware father-Virginia William 14 Illinois
Hattie 12 Iowa
Albert 3 Kansas
MORGAN Marshall

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9 F Rebecca Fowler (3)
Born: 1842 Mar 20 – , , North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Thomas Kelso ( – )
Marr. Date: 1869 Feb 24 – , Neosho, Kansas (28)
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Birth: 1842 Mar 20. Data gives Rebecca as born in Stokes County, but
the family was residing in Tyrell County in 1840.

2. Residence: 1906 Havana, Montgomery, Kansas, USA.
Living in Havana at the time of her brother, Davy’s, death in 1906.

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10 M Robert Fowler (3)
Born: 1844 May 29 – , , North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: 1916 Jan 16
Buried:
Spouse: Laura N. Romp (1854-1871) (16)
Marr. Date: 1870 Mar 13
Spouse: Ellen Dunbar (1852-1934) (3)
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Birth: 1844 May 29. Data gives Robert as born in Stokes County but
the family appears to be in the 1840 Tyrell County census.

2. Census: 1880 Grant, Neosho, Kansas, USA. (11)

Robert W. FOWLER 32 NC farmer parents b. NC
Ellen 25 Canada parents b. Canada
Cora 4 KS father b. NC mother b. Canada
Elizabeth 72 b. NC parents b. NC (widow)

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11 F Lousetta Fowler
Born: 1844 Dec 2 – , , North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Dillon ( – ) (10)
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Birth: 1844 Dec 2. The data gives Lousetta as born in Stokes County
but the family appears to be in the 1840 Tyrell County census.

2. Potential Problem:

There is actually a major problem, not a potential problem, with the time
of Lousetta’s birth. It is only seven months after the birth of Robert.

3. Census: 1850 Place Yet To Be Located..

4. Residence: 1906 Bloomington, McLean, Illinois.

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12 F Susanna Fowler
Born: 1849 Sep 22 – , , North Carolina (16)
Christened:
Died: 1858 Nov 11 – , Stokes, North Carolina
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Birth: 1849 Sep 22. Data gives Susanna as born in Stokes County, but
the family appears to be in the 1840 Tyrell County census.

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General Notes: Husband – William + > Fowler
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DIRECT LINE

William FOWLER was born 13 April 1801 in Stokes Co. NC (now Forsyth County. NC)
to Samuel FOWLER and Margaret COFFER.

On 6 April 1824, in Stokes Co., NC, he married Elizabeth WESTMORELAND, daughter
of David S. WESTMORELAND and Rebecca BYNUM. The bondsman was a Marshal FOWLER
(not his brother, who was younger than he), witnessed by Matt M. MOORE.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Elizabeth Westmoreland
Groom: William Fowler
Bond Date: 06 Apr 1824
County: Stokes
Record #: 01 096
Bondsman: Marshal Fowler
Witness: Matt M Moore
Bond #: 000138576

Elizabeth was born 11 May 1808 in Stokes County., NC.

William’s brother, Marshall, also married Elizabeth WESTMORELAND’s sister,
Sally Sarah.

William died of dropsy 26 Dec. 1877 in Neosho Co. KS. Elizabeth died May 8 1893
in Neosho Co. KS. Her tombstone in the Fowler Cemeter says she died at 84 yr,
11 mo. 28 days.

William and Elizabeth moved from NC to McLean Co. IL in the year 1853 according
to some sources, but John B. had to have been married to Mary Jane JOHNSON in
Illinois before 1853. Alfred FOWLER’s obituary gives the family as moving to
Illinois in 1851, so perhaps the family was already in Illinois and made the
move to McLean Co. in 1853. They then moved to Walnut, KS in 1867.

William donated land for the Fowler Cemetery in Erie KS. (GNIS: Fowler Cemetery
KS Neosho cemetery 373420N 0950653W Walnut)

Notes of Pearl Fowler Stewart, cousin to Anna Mary Hedges Weller, provided by
Lee Weller state:

“WILLIAM FOWLER of Stokes County, North Carolina, married Elizabeth L.
Westmoreland, April 6, 1824. In about 1853 they moved to McLean County,
Illinois, where they lived until October of 1866, when they came to Kansas,
settling near Osage Mission, now St. Paul [Neosho Co.], Kansas. They gave a
corner of their farm, about four miles south and west of Walnut for a cemetery.
It was called the Fowler cemetery. They and several of the other Fowlers are
buried there. During Elizabeth Westmoreland Fowler’s later years she made her
home with her son Robert W. Fowler and his family. The old family Bible records
the birth of a David Westmoreland on March 1st 1775, which I presume was her
father.”

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Research Notes: Husband – William + > Fowler
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1840 NC, STOKES

202 1 Bowin Wm’ll 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
0 4 0 1 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
202 2 Westmorland Thomas 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
202 3 Overley Wm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
202 4 Waggoner Joseph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
202 5 Marshall Matthew 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
202 6 Fowler William 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
0 4 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
202 7 Marshall Richard 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 . 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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General Notes: Wife – Elizabeth Louis + > Westmoreland
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DIRECT LINE

Elizabeth was born 11 May 1808 in Stokes County., NC to David S. WESTMORELAND
and Rebecca BYNUM. On April 6 1824, in Stokes Co. NC, she married William
FOWLER, son of Samuel FOWLER and Margaret COFFER. The bondsman was a Marshal
FOWLER (not William’s brother, who was younger than he), witnessed by Matt M.
MOORE.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Elizabeth Westmoreland
Groom: William Fowler
Bond Date: 06 Apr 1824
County: Stokes
Record #: 01 096
Bondsman: Marshal Fowler
Witness: Matt M Moore
Bond #: 000138576

William’s brother, Marshall, also married Elizabeth WESTMORELAND’s sister,
Sally Sarah.

William died of dropsy 26 Dec. 1877 in Neosho Co. KS. Elizabeth died May 8 1893
in Neosho Co. KS. Her tombstone in the Fowler Cemeter says she died at 84 yr,
11 mo. 28 days.

William and Elizabeth moved from NC to McLean Co. IL in the year 1853 according
to some sources, but John B. had to have been married to Mary Jane JOHNSON in
Illinois before 1853. Alfred FOWLER’s obituary gives the family as moving to
Illinois in 1851, so perhaps the family was already in Illinois and made the
move to McLean Co. in 1853. They then moved to Walnut, KS in 1867.

William donated land for the Fowler Cemetery in Erie KS. (GNIS: Fowler Cemetery
KS Neosho cemetery 373420N 0950653W Walnut)

Notes of Pearl Fowler Stewart, cousin to Anna Mary Hedges Weller, provided by
Lee Weller state:

“WILLIAM FOWLER of Stokes County, North Carolina, married Elizabeth L.
Westmoreland, April 6, 1824. In about 1853 they moved to McLean County,
Illinois, where they lived until October of 1866, when they came to Kansas,
settling near Osage Mission, now St. Paul [Neosho Co.], Kansas. They gave a
corner of their farm, about four miles south and west of Walnut for a cemetery.
It was called the Fowler cemetery. They and several of the other Fowlers are
buried there. During Elizabeth Westmoreland Fowler’s later years she made her
home with her son Robert W. Fowler and his family. The old family Bible records
the birth of a David Westmoreland on March 1st 1775, which I presume was her
father.”

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Sources

1. Nancy Benton. …. Nancy Benton genealogy database drawn from various
sources, some unnoted. Grace Noyes Pinkerton b. 1892, did much recording
during the mid 1900s, Nancy Benton assisting and later augmenting. Pansy
Noyes Bryant contributed greatly, mother of Nancy Benton, Noyes-Brewer
Genealogy with Associated Families (2003 Word document).
2. Cemetery Record for Fowler Cemetery, Neosho Co., Kansas (Digital copy
courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003).
3. Nancy Benton.
4. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
5. North Carolina, Stokes County, 1810 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule
(Images at Ancestry.com).
6. North Carolina, Stokes County, 1830 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule
(Images at Ancestry.com).
7. North Carolina, Tyrell County, 1840 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule.
8. Will of David S. Westmoreland, 31 May 1961, Forsyth County, North Carolina
(Digital copy of typed book transcription courtesy Nancy Benton).
9. Tombstone of William Fowler (Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, 2003.)
…. Cemetery Record for Fowler Cemetery, Neosho Co., Kansas (Digital copy
courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003).
10. Nancy Benton genealogy database drawn from various sources, some unnoted.
Grace Noyes Pinkerton b. 1892, did much recording during the mid 1900s,
Nancy Benton assisting and later augmenting. Pansy Noyes Bryant
contributed greatly, mother of Nancy Benton, Noyes-Brewer Genealogy with
Associated Families (2003 Word document).
11. Kansas, Neosho County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images
at Ancestry.com).
12. Tombstone image of Elizabeth Westmoreland Fowler (Digital copy courtesy of
Nancy Benton, 2003.) …. Cemetery Record for Fowler Cemetery, Neosho
Co., Kansas (Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003).
13. Illinois, McLean County, 1860 U.S. Federal County Population Schedule
(Images at Ancestry.com).
14. Kansas. Neosho Co, 1870 U.S. census population schedule.
15. Tombstone of Alexander Fowler (Digital copy courtesy Nancy Benton, 2003).
…. Cemetery Record for Fowler Cemetery, Neosho Co., Kansas (Digital copy
courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003).
16. Dottie (Skinner) Elliott, Family Group Sheet (Nancy Benton email to jk).
17. Dottie (Skinner) Elliott, Family Group Sheet (Nancy Benton email to jk).
…. 1880 Missouri Dade County Center Township census.
18. Brewer, Delana Fowler obit.
19. Missouri, Dade County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images
at Ancestry.com).
20. Obituary of Davy Fowler. …. Dottie (Skinner) Elliott, Family Group Sheet
(Nancy Benton email to jk).
21. Nancy Benton. …. Dottie (Skinner) Elliott, Family Group Sheet (Nancy
Benton email to jk).
22. Nancy Benton genealogy database drawn from various sources, some unnoted.
Grace Noyes Pinkerton b. 1892, did much recording during the mid 1900s,
Nancy Benton assisting and later augmenting. Pansy Noyes Bryant
contributed greatly, mother of Nancy Benton, Noyes-Brewer Genealogy with
Associated Families (2003 Word document). …. Dottie (Skinner) Elliott,
Family Group Sheet (Nancy Benton email to jk).
23. Kansas, Crawford County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule
(Images at Ancestry.com).
24. Obituary of David Fowler.
25. Nancy Benton genealogy database drawn from various sources, some unnoted.
Grace Noyes Pinkerton b. 1892, did much recording during the mid 1900s,
Nancy Benton assisting and later augmenting. Pansy Noyes Bryant
contributed greatly, mother of Nancy Benton, Noyes-Brewer Genealogy with
Associated Families (2003 Word document). …. Lee Weller.
26. Marriage Record, Illinois.
27. Tombstone of Gideon Fowler (Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, 2003.)
28. Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-73.

Robert Harrington Johnson and Bathsheba/Bersheba Potter

Robert Harrington Johnson was born 11 Nov 1796 in VA, the son of Francis Johnson and Nancy Harrington. A biography gives him as dying on 21 Feb 1837 at McLean Co. IL at 40 and is buried at the Scoggin Hill Cemetery in Bloomington IL. There is however a problem with his death date as on the 30th of March 1837 he took out a land patent for 80 acres in McLean county.

Bathsheba/Bersheba Potter is given as having been born 1789 in TN, and died 2 Oct. 1859 in McLean Co. IL. She is also buried at the Scoggin Hill Cemetery in Bloomington IL.

Robert and Bathsheba were married Aug 1814 in Overton Co. TN.

If one looks at the census information below, it seems reasonable that Bathsheba would be related to the family of a Thomas Potter who was located several pages away in the 1820 Jackson County, Tennessee census, but there as of yet no known links to the family. Also, that family didn’t enter Tennessee until, it seems, not long before 1820, whereas Bathsehba gives herself as born in Tennessee. She would not be a child of that family as that Thomas married an Ann, and it appears that Bathsheba’s mother may have been a Sarah. In 1830 an elder woman was in the household, and in Dec. 1831 RH Johnson applied to the Court for relief for Sarah Potter, an insane person in his care. I’m unable to find any burial information currently for Sarah Potter.

When Bathsheba was widowed in 1837, the eldest of her 10 children was but 12.

The family story as to their daughter, Mary Jane (our direct line), is as follows:

John (Fowler) 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, along with family sheets prepared by Dottie Skinner Elliott, and that there was no source given other than family story.

The Johnson family had actually migrated to ILL when Mary Jane was little (see Robert Herrington Johnson information), her father died when she was only 5 years of age, she is in the 1850 census with her mother, and her mother died in 1859 (so both parents were dead before the move to Kansas) and even in 1860 Mary Jane had family living in the McLean County area around she and John. So that’s one story that bites the dust, though it raises questions as to why the estrangement story would have arisen in the first place. The story 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.

The following article is the source for new data on the family that places the Johnsons in IL by the 1820s.

The article notes a George Hinshaw having constructed a cabin for Robert and his family prior his arrival. This is George Hinshaw who married Susannah, Robert’s sister. Marietta Johnson married a brother of George, Jacob. George and Jacob Hinshaw with their families moved to Illinois in the Spring of 1827, preceding Robert Harrington Johnson.

Dr. E. Duis, The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois
(The Leader Publishing and Printing House – 1874)

ROBERT HARRINGTON JOHNSON

Robert H. Johnson was born November 11, 1796, in Virginia. His father was
Francis Johnson, and his mother’s name before her marriage was Nancy
Harrington. Francis Johnson was born in Ireland, and brought to America when he
was four years of age. Nancy Harrington was partly of Pennsylvania Dutch
descent. When Robert Johnson was only four years of age he was taken to Jackson
County, Tennessee, where he lived until he was twenty-six or seven years of
age. There he followed framing and tanning leather. He married in August, 1814,
Bathsheba Potter. In about the year 1822 or ’23 he went to Overton County,
Tennessee, where he lived until the year 1828, when he came to Illinois. He
came on his journey by team and arrived at Blooming Grove on the first of
December. He had no particular adventure except that his daughter Mathurza fell
from a horse which she was riding, and broke her thighbone, and the party was
delayed fifteen days in consequence. The party arrived at Blooming Grove in the
evening of December 1, when everyone for miles around was at church. As the
party passed the church, a bell on one of the colts was heard by the
congregation, and it was known that another family had arrived. The addition of
a single family to the neighborhood was then a great event, and at the close of
the meeting the entire congregation, which was not large, though it included
everyone in the country for a great many miles around, came to see the Johnson
family and give them a welcome. No one waited for an introduction, but each
shook hands cordially and said: “How are you, Brother Johnson?” and, “How are
you, Sister Johnson?”

The family first moved to Three Mile Grove, now called Harley’s Grove, into a
log house fourteen feet square, with a few logs extending for a porch. This
cabin was put up for the Johnson family by George Hinshaw some months before
their arrival. It happened in the meantime that the Funks (Isaac and Absalom)
had driven a lot of pigs to this grove to eat the mast, and the latter had
taken possession of the unoccupied cabin. Pigs which have been running in the
timber, became wild, and when excited or aroused are more dangerous than any
other wild animal. During the night after the Johnson family moved into their
cabin, they heard their dog barking and fighting with the hogs. The cabin had
no door to it. A hole had been cut out for entrance, and also another for a
fire-place. In the latter a large fire was burning, and some green sticks were
near by. Mr. Johnson jumped up and grasped a long, green stick and met the
hogs, about seventy-five in number, in the door-way as they were attempting to
come in. He fought them there for life, while Mrs. Johnson prevented them from
coming in at the fire-place by throwing fire at them. Mr. Johnson fought until
he was exhausted completely. He battered their heads; he struck powerful blows,
and at last knocked off the snout of one of the hogs, which ran squealing away
to Funk’s Grove, followed by the whole drove. But Mr. Johnson, fearing the
return of the brutes, put his family into the wagon to protect them. The next
day Isaac, Absalom and Robert Funk came up to Harley’s Grove to whip the band
of villains, who, they thought, had been knocking out the eyes and breaking the
snouts of their hogs; but when they learned what a fight Mr. Johnson had made
to protect his family from being eaten up by the brutes, they left in a
different humor.

As the Johnson family was the first to settle in Harley’s Grove, the wild
animals were taken by surprise. A day or two after the hogs were driven off a
black wolf came up close to the door. During that winter Mr. Johnson killed a
great many deer within half a mile of the house. At one time he severely
wounded a deer, which turned on him and knocked him down several times; but it
was so badly hurt that he broke away and left it in a thicket within a few
hundred feet of the house. He went in for ammunition, and told the children to
stay inside and hold the door shut. But when he started for the thicket, the
children disobeyed orders and ran out and climbed the fence, and jumped on the
stumps to see the fun. The deer sprang up and ran towards the children, but the
dog grabbed it by the ear and Mr. Johnson shot it through the neck and it fell
within a few feet of the door. During the spring following, Mr. Johnson fenced
forty-five acres of land and planted nearly all of it in corn. But he was
unable to enter it immediately and soon afterwards a man named Jack Hougham
entered it away from him and gave him forty-five dollars for his improvement.
It was a custom among the old settlers never to enter a man’s claim away from
him; but Mr. Hougham had no such delicacy. He gave Mr. Johnson notice of his
intention and went to the land office and took up the land. Mr. Johnson then
settled on the south side of Twin Grove, improved a claim and entered the land,
and lived there until 1837, when he was killed by an ox which he was attempting
to yoke up to a wagon. This was on the twenty-first of February, 1837. He was a
very industrious man, and made shoes and looms in the winter, and worked his
land during the summer. He tanned leather for the whole country around.

Mr. Johnson had ten children, two of whom were born in the West. They are:

Nancy Johnson, who married Moses Wooden Brown, and lives at White Oak Grove in
Woodford County.

John S. W. Johnson lived at the head of the Mackinaw and died in 1865. Mathurza
Johnson, now the wife of Jeremiah Rhodes, lives three miles from Bloomington,
on the Leroy road. She furnished the items for this sketch, and seemed to have
very clear ideas and a good recollection.

Jacob H. Johnson lives between Brown’s Grove and Twin Grove.

Thomas P. Johnson lives near Osceola, Clark County, Iowa.

Benjamin M. Johnson lives about a mile and a half west of Bloomington.

Francis, Lewis S., and James B. Johnson, are dead.

Mary Jane Elizabeth Johnson married John Fowler, and lives in Osage Mission,
Kansas.

Mr. Johnson was about six feet in height, was possessed of immense strength,
but was very good-natured, kind-hearted and religious. He never wished to
quarrel with anyone, was always on good terms with his neighbors, and was very
honorable in all of his transactions.

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Husband: Robert Harrington + Johnson
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Born: 1796 Nov 11 – , Warren, Tennessee or Virginia
Christened:
Died: 1837 – Twin Grove, McLean, Illinois
Buried: – Scoggin Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois
Father: Francis + Johnson ( – )
Mother: Nancy Or Mary + Harrington ( – )
Marriage: 1814 Aug Place: , Overton, Tennessee
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Events
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1. Birth: 1796 Nov 11 , , Virginia.

2. Migration: 1800, , , Tennessee.
Robert’s family migrates to Tennessee.

3. Marriage: Marries Barsheby POTTER., 1814 Aug, , Overton, Tennessee.

4. Child’s Birth: John born., Bef 1815.

5. Child’s Birth: Nancy born., Abt 1815.

6. Child’s Birth: Mathurza born, 1818 Nov 1.

7. Child’s Birth: Jacob born., Bef 1820.

8. Census: 1820 , Jackson, Tennessee.
1820 JACKSON CO TN CENSUS
pg. 72
JOHNSTON Francis – – – 1 – 1 1 3 – – (7)
JOHNSTON Robert 2 – – 1 – – 2 – – 1 (2)
Note: The 2 young males are John and Jacob, the 2 young females are
Nancy and Mathurza.
JOHNSTON Elizabeth 1 – – 1 1 – 1 2 3 – (8)
PG. 78
POTTER Thomas 1 – – – 1 – 2 – 1 – (2)
POTTER Zachrius – – – 1 – – 1 – 1 – (2)
POTTER James 1 – – 1 – – 2 – 1 – (2)
POTTER William 3 1 – – 1 – 2 1 – 1 (4)
POTTER Thomas 1 1 – – – 1 – – 1 2 (4)
POTTER Samuel – – – – 1 1 – – 1 – (4)

9. Child’s Birth: Francis born., 1821 Jul 17.

10. Migration: 1822, , Overton, Tennessee.

11. Child’s Birth: Thomas born., Cir 1825.

12. Child’s Birth: Benjamin born., 1827 Aug 22.

13. Migration: 1828, , , Illinois.
The bio of Robert mentions the family first moved to Three Mile Grove,
into a log house put up for the Johnson family by George HINSHAW some
months before their arrival.

14. Child’s Birth: James born., Cir 1829.

15. Census: Pg. 178 1830 Illinois, Tazwell County (Later Became
Mclean), Mackinaw Township.
Sam. John WILLIAMS
James BROWN
Shadrack WILLIAMS
WIlliam B. DADE
Miles BROOKS
George REYNOLDS
Ebenezer BARNS
Robt. H. JOHNSON 2 males under 5, 2 males 5 to 10,
2 males 10 to 15, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 15 to 20,
1 female 30 to 40, 1 female 40 to 50
NOTE: The 2 males under 5 are Jame and Benjamin, 2 males 5 to 10 are
Thomas and Francis, 1 males 10 to 15 are Jackob and John. The 1 female
10 to 15 is Mathurza, the 1 female 15 to 20 is Nancy. An unknown female
40 to 50 appears. If she is on the far end of the 40 to 50 age group she
could be the mother of Bathsheba or the mother or Robert.
Benjamin HENSHAW
Stephen WEBB
WIlliam MCCORD
James A. DALE
John HERBERT
Landa HURST
Matthew HERBERT
Samuel BARKER
Aaron RHODES
Samuel RHODES
John MACCONNELL
James TOLIVER
John GREENMAN
Henry MILLER
James ALLEN
David WHEELER
James A. JOHNSON
William EVANS

16. Child’s Birth: Lewis born., After 1830.

17. He was involved in a court case in 1831 in , McLean, Illinois.
Title: County Records
Text: Dec. 1831 RH Johnson applied to the Court for relief for Sarah
Potter an insane person in his care.
NOTE: This was perhaps Barsheba’s mother, the older individual observed
in the household in 1830. There are no POTTERS listed in the Cemetery
Index for McLean County.

18. Child’s Birth: Mary Jane born., 1832 Feb 9.

19. Land Patent: 2 patents for 80 acres total, 1833 Oct 10, , McLean,
Illinois.

Patentee: Robert H. JOHNSON
Issue Date: 10 October 1833
Land Office: Danville
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
State: Illinois
Acres: 40
Metes/Bounds: No
Document Nr: 237
Acession/Serial Nr: IL0620_234
BLM Serial NR: IL NO S/N
Aliquot PARTS: SESE
Sec/Block: 32/
Township: 24-N
Range: 1-E
Fract. Section – No
Meridian: 3rd PM
State: IL
Counties: McLean
Survey Nr:

Also:

Patentee: Robert H. JOHNSON
Issue Date: 10/10/1833
Land Office: Danville
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
State: Illinois
Acres: 40
Metes/Bounds: No
Document Nr: 239
Acession/Serial Nr: IL0620__.236
BLM Serial NR: IL NO S/N
Aliquot PARTS: SWSE
Sec/Block: 24-N
Township: 1-E
Range: No
Fract. Section –
Meridian: 3rd PM
State: IL
Counties: McLean
Survey Nr:

October 1833 land patent

20. Occupation: Leather tanner.

21. Death: 1837 , McLean, Illinois.
There is a problem with Robert’s death date of 21 Feb as given in his
bio, for he took out a patent March 30 1837 for 80 acres of land.

An Index of McLean County Cemeteries gives JOHNSONS buried at Scoggin
Hill as:
Benjamin M Johnson–1827-1893–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Nancy J Johnson–1832-1916–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Merritt C Johnson–1860-1907–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Emmet P Johnson–1867-____–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Bathsheba Johnson–____-1859–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Robert H Johnson–____-1837–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township

22. Cause of death: Was killed by an ox which he was attempting to yoke
up to a wagon.

23. Land Patent: 80 acres, 1837 Mar 30, , McLean, Illinois.

Patentee: Robert H. JOHNSON
Issue Date: 3/30/1837
Land Office: Danville
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
State: Illinois
Acres: 80
Metes/Bounds: No
Document Nr: 3412
Acession/Serial Nr: IL NO S/N
BLM Serial NR:
Aliquot PARTS: W1/2SE
Sec/Block: 32/
Township: 24-N
Range: 1-E
Fract. Section – No
Meridian: 3rd PM
State: IL
Counties: McLean
Survey Nr:

24. Edit : 2003 Nov.

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Wife: Barsheby (Bathsheba, Abersheby) + Potter
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Born: 1789 Nov 2 – , , Tennessee
Christened:
Died: 1859 Oct 2 – , McLean, Illinois
Buried: – Scoggin Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois
Father: + Potter ( – )
Mother:
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Events
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1. Birth: Cir 1789 , , Tennessee.

2. Marriage: Marries Robert Harrington Johnson., 1814 Aug, , Overton,
Tennessee.

3. Child’s Birth: John born., Bef 1815.

4. Child’s Birth: Nancy born., Abt 1815.

5. Child’s Birth: Mathurza born, 1818 Nov 1.

6. Child’s Birth: Jacob born., Bef 1820.

7. Census: 1820 , Jackson, Tennessee.
1820 JACKSON CO TN CENSUS
pg. 72
JOHNSTON Francis – – – 1 – 1 1 3 – – (7)
JOHNSTON Robert 2 – – 1 – – 2 – – 1 (2)
Note: The 2 young males are John and Jacob, the 2 young females are
Nancy and Mathurza.
JOHNSTON Elizabeth 1 – – 1 1 – 1 2 3 – (8)
PG. 78
POTTER Thomas 1 – – – 1 – 2 – 1 – (2)
POTTER Zachrius – – – 1 – – 1 – 1 – (2)
POTTER James 1 – – 1 – – 2 – 1 – (2)
POTTER William 3 1 – – 1 – 2 1 – 1 (4)
POTTER Thomas 1 1 – – – 1 – – 1 2 (4)
POTTER Samuel – – – – 1 1 – – 1 – (4)

8. Child’s Birth: Francis born., 1821 Jul 17.

9. Migration: 1822, , Overton, Tennessee.

10. Child’s Birth: Thomas born., Cir 1825.

11. Child’s Birth: Benjamin born., 1827 Aug 22.

12. Migration: 1828, , , Illinois.
The bio of Robert mentions the family first moved to Three Mile Grove,
into a log house put up for the Johnson family by George HINSHAW some
months before their arrival.

13. Child’s Birth: James born., Cir 1829.

14. Census: Pg. 178 1830 Illinois, Tazwell County (Later Became
Mclean), Mackinaw Township.
Sam. John WILLIAMS
James BROWN
Shadrack WILLIAMS
WIlliam B. DADE
Miles BROOKS
George REYNOLDS
Ebenezer BARNS
Robt. H. JOHNSON 2 males under 5, 2 males 5 to 10,
2 males 10 to 15, 1 male 30 to 40, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 15 to 20,
1 female 30 to 40, 1 female 40 to 50
NOTE: The 2 males under 5 are Jame and Benjamin, 2 males 5 to 10 are
Thomas and Francis, 1 males 10 to 15 are Jackob and John. The 1 female
10 to 15 is Mathurza, the 1 female 15 to 20 is Nancy. An unknown female
40 to 50 appears. If she is on the far end of the 40 to 50 age group she
could be the mother of Bathsheba or the mother or Robert.
Benjamin HENSHAW
Stephen WEBB
WIlliam MCCORD
James A. DALE
John HERBERT
Landa HURST
Matthew HERBERT
Samuel BARKER
Aaron RHODES
Samuel RHODES
John MACCONNELL
James TOLIVER
John GREENMAN
Henry MILLER
James ALLEN
David WHEELER
James A. JOHNSON
William EVANS

15. She was involved in a court case in 1831 in , McLean, Illinois.
Title: County Records
Text: Dec. 1831 RH Johnson applied to the Court for relief for Sarah
Potter an insane person in his care.
NOTE: This was perhaps Barsheby’s mother, the older individual in the
household in 1830. There are no POTTERS listed in the cemetery index for
McLean County.

16. Child’s Birth: Lewis born., After 1830.

17. Child’s Birth: Mary Jane born., 1832 Feb 9.

18. Husband’s death: 1837 Feb 21, , McLean, Illinois. Robert Harrington
Johnson dies.

19. Census: Pg. 254 1840 , McLean, Illinois.
Wm. DICKSON
Jonathan MASON
Bersheba JOHNSON – – 2 3 2 / – 1 – – – – – 2
Macy STOUT
John PERRY
Simon MASON
Jacob HINSHAW
NOTE: The 2 10 to 15 males would be Lewis and James. The 3 15 to 20
would be Benjamin (though born about 1827), Thomas and Francis. The 2 20
year olds would be Jacob and John. Nancy and Mathurza are out of the
house. Mary Jane is the 5 to 10 female. Barsheby is given as 50 to 60.
There is also another unknown 50 to 60 year old female.

20. Census: Pg. 37 1850 Dry Grove, McLean, Illinois. Mary Jane is given
as Nancy J. in her mother’s household, 18 b. Illinois. Her mother is
given as Asherby. The family is residing between brothers Francis and
Thomas JOHNSON.

pg. 5
A 13 year old R. H. JOHNSON b. IL is given as living in the National
Hotel in Bloomington. I don’t know if there is a relationship to the
family but the initials are interesting.
pg. 37
(initial census number on each of these was cut off, so give the second
here)
781 John DEAL and Ellen and family
782 Peter MASON and Henerett and family
783 William D. HARBORD and Susan and family
784 Thomas JOHNSON 25 farmer $1000 b. TN
Eliza J. 21 b. IL
Nancy 1 b. IL
785 Abersheby JOHNSON 60 $200 b. TN
James 21 farmer b. IL
Nancy J. 18 b. IL

786 Samuel BARKER and family
787 Mariah BARKER and family
788 Francis JOHNSON 24 (or 29) farmer $1200 b. TN
Jane 25 b. IN
Thursy 8 b. IL
Francis W. 6
Charles W. 5
David W. 3
Martha 1
Mary 2/12

21. Death: 1859 Oct 2 , McLean, Illinois.

22. Cemetery: ? Scoggin Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois.
An Index of McLean County Cemeteries gives JOHNSONS buried at Scoggin
Hill as:
Benjamin M Johnson–1827-1893–Scogin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Nancy J Johnson–1832-1916–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Merritt C Johnson–1860-1907–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Emmet P Johnson–1867-____–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Bathsheba Johnson–____-1859–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township
Robert H Johnson–____-1837–Scoggin Hill Cemetery pg13-Volume 5-Dale
Township

23. Edit : 2003 Nov.

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Children
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1 M John S. W. Johnson
Born: Bef 1815 – , Jackson, Tennessee
Christened:
Died: 1865
Buried:
Spouse: Susannah Tolliver (1823-1879)
Marr. Date: 1842 Jan 7 – , McLean, Illinois
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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2 F Nancy Johnson
Born: Abt 1815 – , , Tennessee
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Moses Wooden Brown (Abt 1816- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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3 F Mathurza Johnson
Born: 1818 Nov 1 – Overland, Tennessee
Christened:
Died: 1899 Nov 14 – Bloomington, McLean, Illinois
Buried: – Illinois, Mclean County, Woodland Cemetery
Spouse: Jeremiah Rhodes (1806-1882)
Marr. Date: 1835 Mar 26 – Overland, Tennessee
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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4 M Jacob H. Johnson
Born: Abt 1820 – , Overton, Tennessee
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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5 M Francis Johnson
Born: 1821 – , , Tennessee
Christened:
Died: Bef 1860
Buried:
Spouse: Jane (1825- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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6 M Thomas P. Johnson
Born: 1825 – , , Tennessee
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Eliza (1829- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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7 M Benjamin M. Johnson
Born: 1827 Aug 22
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse: Nancy (1838- )
Marr. Date:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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8 M James B. Johnson
Born: 1829 – , , Illinois
Christened:
Died: Bef 1874
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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9 M Lewis S. Johnson
Born:
Christened:
Died: Bef 1874
Buried:
Spouse: Mary Ann Rhodes (1827-1888)
Marr. Date: 1846 Feb 12 – , McLean, Illinois
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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10 F Mary Jane + Johnson
Born: 1832 Feb 9 – , Tazewell, Illinois
Christened:
Died: 1902 Jan 30 – Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
Buried: – Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
Spouse: John B. + Fowler (1827-1883)
Marr. Date: 1851 Jan 7 – , McLean, Illinois
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Notes: Marriage
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A courthouse fire in April 1865 destroyed almost all the public records from
the beginning of the county with the exception of the deed books.

Last Modified: 2011 Mar 12

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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