Re: Joseph Fowler-Tenn-Il
My great, great grandfather, Jacob B. Fowler married Martha Virginia Elkins in Cannon County, Tennessee 21 May 1846. I have never been able to verify any relative of his, though I have suspected he may have been the son of another Jacob B. Fowler, born 1803 in Warren County, Tennessee. All nine of Jacob & Virginia's children were born in Cannon County, but Jacob was not on the 1850 Tennessee census, and there's a six-year gap between children 1849 - 1855. I suspect he may have been in Greene County, Missouri some of that time since there is a record of a 1853 charge of "running horses on a public road" (that era's equivalent of drag racing) for a Jacob B Fowler. The community where that charge was made was by 1870 in Christian County, Missouri where Jacob came in early 1870's with a second wife. Three of Jacob & Virginia's children later lived in Christian County, as did two sons from his second marriage. Does the letter you have indicate where that Jacob Fowler was living? I would really love to determine my Jacob's parentage. This sounds like a better lead than I've seen in a while.