Melzar Fowler

Male25 March 1737–25 February 1786

Brief Life History of Melzar

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.

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Melzar Fowler
Lucy Chittenden
Marriage: 10 March 1768
Anson Fowler
Nancy Fowler
Lucy Fowler
Rachel Fowler
Melzar Fowler
Bela Fowler

Sources (16)

  • Melzor Fowler, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Melzer Fowler, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Melzer in entry for Lucy Fowler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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  • Marriage
    10 March 1768Guilford, Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 39

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 39

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 44

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    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’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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