In addition to Frederick W. Fowler having married Eliza Barrett [[she perhaps being David Barrett's sister]], but another connection is that F.W. Fowler's own sister was the wife of David Barrett. ....per F.W. Fowler (from the publication, Fire Lands Pioneer; Nov.1858): ""David Barrett was my brother-in-law. He was a volunteer in Harrison's Army, and served as Lieutenant; was at the battle of Macinac [[sic]], under Col.N.Colgrove. Barrett and my sister, and all the family, are dead, except one son, that lives in Michigan. My sister died in Clinton, Knox county, Ohio in 1813. Her sickness originated from a bad cold, taken at the flight of the inhabitants from Huron, at the time of General Hull's surrender, in 1812.""
Therefore it seems that Barrett should be honored more for this official military service, rather than, or at least in addition to, any of his affiliations with the local-militia companies.
[Additional note about Firelands militia companies: there also seems to be a Capt. Jonathan Sprague's Company, which formed in the Firelands about the time of the beginning of the War of 1812]
================= "Capt." David Barrett and Mrs. Eliza Fowler [[with updated info]] Posted by: ted reising-derby (ID *****3991) Date: July 12, 2011 at 09:16:51 of 6114
...be sure that you do indeed check Frederick W. Fowler's pension file, because it might very well contain correspondence telling about David Barrett...because one of Fowler's wives was the former Eliza BARRETT (....perhaps a sister of David, unless perhaps David's daughter[[no..David's daughters would presumably be Fowler's nieces]]..or could it even be David's widow??[[no, not unless David had remarried after the death of his wife who died in 1813, who was Fowler's own sister.]]). F.W. Fowler pensioned under Capt. QUIGLEY's Company, so I dont know how that makes Quigley's Company a "temporary" one, as per the doubter-turned-absconder of my intended research....but we shall let the doubter-turned-absconder explain it in his brilliant new writings....the new writings he is apparently working on (....immediately after his having publicly made an insult about my intelligence, and threatening to inform his own many professional contacts that they shouldn't take me seriously...) So there is one more tip for you, E.E.J. Enjoy.