Re: FOWLERS from VA/W.VA
Great to hear from you again! This has made my week! The Fowler line has been dear to me as my grandma Mabel (Fowler) Kiser is still living and she's 97 years old! Back around 1987 I sat down with her record on cassett tape the history of the Fowler family as she recalled. She does not know anything about Lewis, she was 6 years old when he died. I'm sure she was probably at his funeral. But she did talk about "Burrill" as she called him. He was a farmer and what she called a "street peddler" here in Charleston where he sold fruits and vegetables.
Here's what I have for the 1830 Census of Kanawha Co.: Berkley Fowler(which I now realize is our Bartlett/Barley); Giddeon Fowler; Joseph Fowler; and Thomas Fowler.
The 1840 Kanawha Co., Census list: Aetna Fowler; James Fowler; Jane Fowler; and Patrick Fowler.
It may be that this Jane Fowler is a widow to Bartlett by this time.
The 1850 Kanawha Co. Census list: Matilda A., age 28 & her son John H., age 8; Jane Fowler, age 46, born VA (born about 1804, most likely our Jane Layne); Eliza, age 30; Joseph Fowler, age 46, born VA (could be a brother to our Barlett)
The 1850 Kanawha Co., Census list our Meredith Spencer by himself, age 55, born Va, a Laborer; his wife Esther, age 45, born PA, is listed with their children seperately, James K., age 20; John, age 16 and Ahas, age 18.I've been in contact with 3 other Meredith Spencer researchers and we're still trying to find his parents. They did say he was in the War of 1812 but we haven't sent for his records yet. This could provide some more info.
I haven't done any land research. I will get on this and get back with you when I have some info to pass on.
I'm not sure why they called Benjamin "Burrill".
Yes, I would be interested in the descendants of William B. Fowler as you mentioned. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wish you were closer to WV!