When Melzar Fowler was born on 25 March 1737, in North Guilford, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Fowler I, was 22 and his mother, Abigail Hiland Hall, was 29. He married Lucy Chittenden on 10 March 1768, in Guilford, Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 25 February 1786, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in North Guilford, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
English: occupational name for a fowler, a hunter or trapper of wild birds (a common medieval occupation), from Middle English fogheler, fugheler (Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).