Jonathan Fowler Jr.

Jonathan Fowler Jr.

Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 15 Oct 1756 (aged 60)
Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
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Jonathan Fowler, Jr., s. of Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Reynolds (q.v. Renalls), b. of record May 20, 1696 at Norwich, Conn. He d. testate of record Oct. 15, 1756 at Coventry, Conn.

The "Genealogical Memoir of Capt. William Fowler," first published in 1870, claims Jonathan's wife was Hannah Clark, which diligent research does not support. The memoir was also unaware of where and when Jonathan's eldest three children were born, thus it claims the third child was the eldest of the family.

On Jan. 7, 1719/20 at Suffield, then part of Hampden County, Mass., Jonathan Fowler, Jr. m. Hannah Smith, the widow of Joseph Barber of Suffield. She d. June 15, 1743 at Coventry, Conn. (g.s.) They had 11 known children, the three oldest of record at Suffield, Mass. (now Suffield, Conn.), the fourth child of record at Lebanon, Conn., and the seven youngest of record at Coventry, Conn.

In circa 1744-45 at an unknown place, Jonathan m. 2) Hannah, whose origins have not been found. She was b. circa 1698 and d. Oct 1, 1756 at Coventry, Conn. There were no known children of this second marriage.

The recorded children of Jonathan Fowler, Jr. and his first wife Hannah Smith are:

• i. Jonathan Fowler, 3rd, b. of record Dec. 27, 1720 at Suffield, Mass. (now Suffield, Conn.), d. bef. 1784; m. Sep. 24, 1740 at Coventry, Conn., Abigail Bissell, called the dau. of Capt. John, and possibly Jonathan's 5-year older 1st cousin. They had four recorded and five claimed children b. at Coventry, Conn.

• ii. Joseph Fowler, b. of record Dec. 17, 1721 at Suffield, Mass., d. there in infancy, Dec. 24, 1721.

• iii. Rev. Joseph Fowler, b. of record Dec. 5, 1722 at Suffield, Mass., d. June 10, 1771 at East Haddam, Conn.; m. Feb. 13, 1746/7 at East Haddam, Sarah Metcalf, dau. of Rev. Joseph Metcalf and Abial Adams, b. Feb. 10, 1720/1 at Falmouth, Mass. She d. June 1, 1779 at East Haddam. Seven children of the family.

• iv. Hannah Fowler, b. Aug. 24, 1725 at Lebanon, Conn.; no further certain record.

• v. Mary Fowler, b. Oct. 30, 1727 at Coventry, Conn.; may have m. July 12, 1753 at Coventry, Oliver Barker.

• vi. Daniel Fowler, b. June 3, 1729; m. June 18, 1752 at Coventry, Conn., Temperance Rogers.

• vii. Ichabod Fowler, b. Jan 28, 1730/1; m. Oct. 4, 1753 at Coventry, Ruth Grover.

• viii. Gurdon Fowler, b. Mar. 8, 1732/3, d. in infancy May 24, 1737.

• ix. Elizabeth Fowler, b. Nov. 12, 1735; no further certain record.

• x. Israel Fowler, b. June 3, 1736, d. June 12, 1805 at Coventry; m. 1) Sept. 16, 1755 at Coventry, Eunice Bissell, claimed to be the dau. of Capt. John, and possibly his 12 year older cousin. She d. Feb. 9, 1801 at Coventry. Israel m. 2) Jerusha, who d. Jan. 13, 1815 at Coventry.

• xi. Gurdon Fowler, b. Apr 28, 1738; m. 1) Sarah Rogers, m. 2) Mary Chapman.

Edited 8/13/2016

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Here Lyes ye Bo-
dy of Mr. Jonathan
Fowler he Died
Oct'r 15th 1756
in ye 61st year of
his Age.

On the day Jonathan died he was 60 years old and Ætatis suæ (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of his Age) 61.



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