Benjamin Swett Fowler

Male17 February 1792–

Brief Life History of Benjamin Swett

When Benjamin Swett Fowler was born on 17 February 1792, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Fowler, was 23 and his mother, Anne Swett, was 22. He married Catharine Page on 16 November 1820, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Benjamin Swett Fowler
Catharine Page
Marriage: 16 November 1820
Mary Wyley Fowler

Sources (8)

  • Benjamin S. Fowler, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Benjamin Swett Fowler, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Benjamin Swett Fowler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1820Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 8

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 33

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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