Melzar Fowler

25 March 1737–25 February 1786 (Age 48)
North Guilford, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

Melzar Fowler
1737–1786
Lucy Chittenden
1736–1820
Marriage: 10 March 1768
Anson Fowler
1768–1851
Nancey Fowler
1770–1836
Lucy Fowler
1772–1858
Rachel Fowler
1774–1818
Melzar Fowler
1778–1797
Bela Fowler
1780–1816

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1768
Guilford, Guilford Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

    Anson Fowler

    Male1768–1851Male

    Female1770–1836Female

    Lucy Fowler

    Female1772–1858Female

    Female1774–1818Female

    Melzar Fowler

    Male1778–1797Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

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 bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere(Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Melzer in entry for Lucy Fowler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Melzer in entry for Nancy Fowler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Melzer in entry for Rachel Fowler, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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