Joel Fowler b: ca.1780 d: 26 December 1853, DeKalb Co., GA Father: John Fowler b: d: Mother: ? b: d: Married: 1796 ? Married: 1813 Sarah ? Children: (In no particular order [for now], and believed incomplete) * Drury Andrew Fowler (1798 - 1867+) Thomas Fowler (1800 - ?) John Fowler (1804 - ?) Elias S. Fowler (1809 - ?) William W. Fowler (1812 - ?) Dr. Hilliard J. Fowler (1816 - 1894) Permelia C. Fowler (Boring) (1816 - ?) Mary A. Fowler (Boring) (1818 - ?) Sarah A. Fowler (Connally) (1823 - ?) Alfred S. Fowler (1823 - 1893) Charlotte M. Fowler (Johnson) (1826 - ?) Amanda M. Fowler (Franks) (ca.1830 - ?) Joel M. Fowler (? - ?) * = That's MY gggg-granddaddy...KLF
1800 Federal Census, Laurens Co., SC, p.15aName: Joel Fowler Free White Males (Age 0-10): 2 Free White Males (Age 10-16): 0 Free White Males (Age 16-26): 1 Free White Males (Age 26-45): 0 Free White Males (Age 45+): 0 Free White Females (Age 0-10): 0 Free White Females (Age 10-16): 0 Free White Females (Age 16-26): 1 Free White Females (Age 26-45): 0 Free White Females (Age 45+): 0 other: 0 Slaves: 1
Denning, Deb. Bramlett Church, Private e-mail, July 1999
On June 2, 1807, Joel Fowler and other trustees purchased land for the Bramlett Methodist Episcopal Church of Laurens Co., SC.
1810 Federal Census, Laurens Co., SC, p.56aName: Joel Fowler Free White Males (Age 0-10): 4 Free White Males (Age 10-16): 0 Free White Males (Age 16-26): 0 Free White Males (Age 26-45): 1 Free White Males (Age 45+): 0 Free White Females (Age 0-10): 0 Free White Females (Age 10-16): 0 Free White Females (Age 16-26): 1 Free White Females (Age 26-45): 0 Free White Females (Age 45+): 0 other: 0 Slaves: 1
1820 Federal Census, Laurens Co., SC, p.20Name: Joel Fowler Free White Males (Age 0-10): 3 Free White Males (Age 10-16): 0 Free White Males (Age 16-18): 0 Free White Males (Age 18-26): 1 Free White Males (Age 26-45): 0 Free White Males (Age 45+): 1 Free White Females (Age 0-10): 2 Free White Females (Age 10-16): 0 Free White Females (Age 16-18): 1 Free White Females (Age 18-26): 1 Free White Females (Age 26-45): 0 Free White Females (Age 45+): 0 Foreigners: 0 Agriculture: 3 Commerce: 0 Manufacture: 0 Male slaves (Age 0-14): 3 Male slaves (Age 14-26): 0 Male slaves (Age 26-45): 0 Male slaves (Age 45+): 0 Female slaves (Age 0-14): 1 Female slaves (Age 14-26): 1 Female slaves (Age 26-45): 0 Female slaves (Age 45+): 0 Free Colored Males (Age 0-14): 0 Free Colored Males (Age 14-26): 0 Free Colored Males (Age 26-45): 0 Free Colored Males (Age 45+): 0 Free Colored Females (Age 0-14):0 Free Colored Females (Age 14-26):0 Free Colored Females (Age 26-45):0 Free Colored Females (Age 45+): 0 All Others: 0
Federal Census, Laurens Co., SC (Index)
Surname Given Name County State Page Township Fowler Joel Laurens County SC 026 Laurens District
Federal Census, DeKalb Co., Georgia (Index)
Surname Given Name County State Page Township Fowler Joel De Kalb County GA 039 636th District
Land Records Database at DeKalb Historical Society
In 1843, Joel Fowler purchased the "N 1/2" of Lot 121 in district 15 from Lemuel Cobb. Recorded in Book H, page 414.
U.S. Census Bureau; "Schedule I. Panterville (sic) District in the County of DeKalb State of Georgia" Seventh Census of the United States. 1850.
Microfilm Series: M432     Roll: 67     Page: 175LINE DWELLING FAMILY NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION REAL ESTATE BORN 4 107 107 Joel Fowler 70 M Farmer 4000 SC 5 Sarah Fowler 64 F SC 6 Alfred Fowler 26 M Farmer SC 7 Mary Fowler 18 F SC
In addition, nine other Fowler households are recorded in DeKalb County. Degrees of relationship to Joel Fowler (and/or each other) are being researched at this time.
Land Records Database at DeKalb Historical Society
In 1851, Joel Fowler sold (granted) the "N 1/2" of Lot 121 in district 15 to his son-in-law (via daughter Charlett) Solomon Johnson. Recorded in Book M, page 343.
"The Will of Joel Fowler" as presented on the FOWLER family mailing list.From C T Jewett
> To FOWLER-L@rootsweb.com Subject [FOWLER] Joel Fowler's Will Date Sat, 14 Aug 1999 14:40:29 -0400 Old-To FOWLER-L@rootsweb.com Resent-Date Sat, 14 Aug 1999 11:39:23 -0700 (PDT) Resent-From FOWLER-L@rootsweb.com Resent-Message-ID Resent-Sender FOWLER-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Joel Fowler was the youngest of John and Molly ---- Fowler's nine children, born about 1798. He married at an early age in the Lauren SC area, then later moved to DeKalb CO GA.following several of his family who had moved on to Georgia and Alabama, and Mississippi. He made his will on 22nd of December, 1853, and died on the 26th. We know that he had six children by his first wife, married his second wife in 1813 (in the will he refers to living with her for forty years) and that they had nine children. The first two were twins and the last two were twins. I am descended from his son John, (deceased at time of Joel's will, and whose twin sons, Joel and William Albert were living with their maternal grandparents, William Alexander, in Hall Co, GA.) He moved to Georgia in the 1830's and immediately became active in the church and community. He and his wife Sarah were charter members of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. JOEL FOWLER'S WILL: Dekalb County, Georgia In the name of God, Amen. I, Joel Fowler of the state and county aforesaid being of advanced age and knowing that according to the Course of Nature I must shortly depart this life but being of sound and disposing mind and memory and being desirous of making a disposition of the things of this world wherewith a kind providence has blessed me, do make this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me. Item first, I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian manner suitable to my circumstances and conditions in life. My Soul, I trust, shall return to rest with God who gave it hoping for eternal salvation through the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I have professed and hereby trust enjoyed for several years. Item second. I desire and I direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors herein after named & I am unwilling my creditors should be delayed in obtaining their rights. Item third. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah with whom I have lived in the strictest quiet and love for forty years, lot of land number one hundred and two in the fifteenth district of originally Henry County, now Dekalb County containing two hundred two and one half acres more or less together with all and Singular the rights, members and appertanancees thereof To have and to hold said lot of land. Item 4th. I bequeath to my son Drury Six Dollars in Cash. Item Fifth. I bequeath to my son Thomas Six Dollars in Cash Item sixth. I bequeath to my two Grandsons William A. and Joel in the right of my son John deceased Two hundred Dollars in Cash Equally divided between them. Item Seventh. I bequeath to my son Elias T Six Dollars in Cash. Item Eighth. I bequeath my son William W. Six Dollars in cash. Item Ninth. I give and bequeath to my two Grandaughters Lorena S and Sarah A. M. in right of my daughter Permelia, desceased, wife of J. M. Boring north half of lot Number Ninety Two in the Fifteenth District Originally Henry County, now Dekalb County with its appertenances. Item Tenth. I give and bequeath to my three Grandchildren William M. C., Sarah A. M., & Amanda in the right of my daughter Sarah A. deceased wife of William F Connally the South half of Lot number ninety two in the Fifteenth District of originally Henry now Dekalb County. Item Eleventh. I gie and bequeath to my four Grandchildren Elizabeth, Emma, Galen, and Joel in right of my daughter Charlett M (DECEASED) wife of Solomon Johnson Six Dollars in Cash. Item Twelfth. I bequeath to Turner Fowler Six Dollars in Cash. Item Thirteenth I give and bequeath to Sarah my wife, My son Hilliard J, My son Joel M, My son Alford, My Daughter Mary A wife of David Boring & my Daughter Amanda wife of George Franks, all the rest and residue and remainder of my real and personal Estate (to wit) My lands, negroes, City property, Money, Notes and accounty, stock of all descriptions and everything else whatever of value not herein disposed of to be equally divided between my said wife and five children, share and share alike. Item Fourteenth. I do hereby Constitute and appoint my son Hilliard J Guardian of the property of my two Grandchildren minor heirs of my daughter Permelia. Item Fifteenth. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Alfred M Guardian of the property of my three Grandchildren minor heirs of my Daughter Sarah A. Item Sixteenth. I do hereby Constitute and appoint my beloved sons Hilliard J and Alford M Executors of my last will and Testament. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joel Fowler to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who have Subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other this the 22nd December, 1853. W. L. Williams Joel Fowler Nathan Turner X his mark Lochlin Johnson This will copied from a photostat copy of Will in Will Book A p. 152 - 154 Courthouse, DeKalb County, GA
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Cemetary Database, Burial Records Index, DeKalb Historical Society
Born: No date given
Died: Dec. 26, 1853
Buried at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetary.
Wesley Chapel Road at junction of Orphan's Home Road. Land lot 126, 15th District.
The marker reads "He lived out his three score and ten. The hope of rightous is in God."
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Last update: 0404.06
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