GA Family Group Sheet for William Jethro FOWLER Family

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SUBMITTED BY: Judy Fowler Kilgore
e-mail: JodieK444@aol.com
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HUSBAND: William Jethro FOWLER
Birthdate: 20 Nov 1849 , Gwinnett Co., GA
date and place of marriage: 22 Dec 1866, Meriwether Co., GA
other marriages: Sarah Margaret (Vaughan) Hart (widow)
Death date: 27 Nov 1919 , Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
father: John FOWLER
mother: Sarah Ann NORRIS
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WIFE: Lucinda Caroline OWEN[S]
Birthdate: 1 Jan 1847 , GA
date and place of marriage: 22 Dec 1866, Meriwether Co., GA
Death date: 30 Jan 1886 , Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
mother's father: Unknown
mother's mother: Unknown
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CHILD 1: L. Oscar FOWLER
Birthdate: 17 SEPT 1867, Campbell Co., GA
Death date: 13 June 1887, Cleburne Co., AL
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CHILD 2: Mattie G. FOWLER
Birthdate: 1 July 1870, Campbell Co., GA
married: Madison Eason GAY
date and place of marriage: 12 Dec 1886, Cleburne Co., AL
Death date: 3 Feb 1904, Cleburne Co., AL
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CHILD 3: John O. FOWLER
Birthdate: 7 July 1873, Campbell Co., GA
married: Eliza VAUGHAN
date and place of marriage: 25 Sept 1892, Cleburne Co., AL
other marriages: Eunice Adele BRADBURY, 26 March 1903, Cleburne Co., AL
Death date: May, 1903, possibly in Texas
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CHILD 4: Lula Love FOWLER
Birthdate: 1875, Campbell Co., GA
married: William David JOHNSON
date and place of marriage: 7 Aug 1897, Bowdon, Carroll Co., GA
Death date: 10 April 1938, Randolph Co., AL
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CHILD 5: Cecil Mary FOWLER
Birthdate: 25 May 1878, Campbell Co., GA
married: Joseph Mercer HAND
date and place of marriage: 25 Nov 1894, Cleburne Co., AL
Death date: 25 Oct 1905, Cleburne Co., AL
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CHILD 6: William Walter FOWLER
Birthdate: 3 May 1882, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
married: Ruby G. JOHNSON
date and place of marriage: 22 April 1900, Carroll Co., GA
Death date: Unknown
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CHILD 7: Luther Clarence FOWLER
Birthdate: 19 March 1885, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
married: Lula Gadsey BLAKE
date and place of marriage: 15 April 1906, Cleburne Co., AL
Death date: 13 June 1937, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
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Children with Sarah Margaret (Maggie) Vaughan Hart
m. 24 Oct, 1886, Cleburne Co., AL
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CHILD 8: Sarah Roseanne FOWLER
Birthdate: 27 April 1888, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
married: Alpheus Jesse HURST
date and place of marriage: 5 May 1907, Cleburne Co., AL
Death date: 30 April 1946, Cleburne Co., AL
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CHILD 9: George Fred FOWLER
Birthdate: 18 May 1891, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
married: Essie HURST
date and place of marriage: 1913
Death date: Feb. 1975, DeKalb Co., GA
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CHILD 10: Lee R. FOWLER
Birthdate: Feb 1893, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
married: Lizzie BUCHANAN
date and place of marriage: 6 Aug 1914, Carroll Co., GA
Death date: 1959, AL
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CHILD 11: Warner J. FOWLER
Birthdate: 6 Sept. 1889, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
married: Never married
Death date: 26 June 1919, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
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CHILD 12: Inez FOWLER
Birthdate: 30 Aug 1896, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
Death date: 5 Sept 1897, Hightower, Cleburne Co., AL
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SOURCES:
Georgia census records: Gwinnett Co, Campbell Co., Meriwether Co
Alabama census records: Randolph Co., Cleburne Co.
Probate Court records, Cleburne Co., AL
Marriage records: Meriwether Co., GA, Carroll Co., GA and Cleburne Co., AL
Gravestones: Ranburne Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleburne Co., AL; Hillcrest
Cemetery, East Point, GA; Providence Baptist Church, Randolph Co., AL
Social Security Death Index, Rootsweb.com
Fowler family Bible and interviews with family members
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NOTES: William Jethro Fowler (who was called "Billy") also raised Sarah
Margaret Vaughan Hart's two children, Tom Hart and Lela Hart, who were both
under the age of 5 when William and Maggie married. Oscar Fowler died in a
hay baling accident, said to have been run down by a team of runaway
horses.  John Fowler was said to have died from an accidental shooting in Texas. His
widow, Eunice Bradbury Fowler, married the widower of John's sister, Mattie
Fowler Gay. Eunice and Eason moved to Phil Campbell, Franklin Co., AL, but
remained close with the Fowler family. Cecil Mary Fowler and her husband
died from typhoid fever within days of each other, leaving several orphans who
were raised by family members. Warner J. Fowler was crippled, supposedly
from a stroke at an early age. The Fowler boys were fascinated by cars and
Warner had one built to accommodate his handicap. Lee Fowler was said to have
owned an automobile dealership in Birmingham. William Jethro Fowler was the
victim of some kind of dementia (probably what we would today call Alzheimer's)
the last three years of his life. His step-son, Tom Hart, was appointed his
guardian in 1916 and cared for both William and Maggie (who was blind by
this time) until William's death in 1919. William became a very wealthy man
after he moved to Alabama with stores, a saw mill, a cotton gin, and extensive
land holdings. To quote his granddaughter, Wilmer Fowler Hancock," My
granddaddy's family rode mules to Alabama and bought all the land between the Little
Tallapoosie and the Big Tallapoosie rivers." When confronted with this
story, living relatives still in Cleburne nod their heads and say, "pert' near ...
pert' near ..." William, both his wives, most of his children, his mother,
and all but one of his siblings are buried at Ranburne Baptist Church
cemetery in Cleburne County.
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