Reuben Fowler

1780–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Fowler was born about 1780, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Francis Fowler, was 45 and his mother, Lucy Butcher, was 35. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Sally. He lived in Floyd Springs, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1850 and District 859, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died in Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Fowler
1780–
Sally
1785–
Granville Fowler
1822–
Sarah Ann Fowler
1830–1891

Spouse & Children

  • Male1780–Male

  • Sally

    Female1785–Female

children

(2)

  • Granville Fowler

    Male1822–Male

  • Sarah Ann Fowler

    Female1830–1891Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Francis Fowler

    Male1735–1828Male

  • Female1745–1820Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 8

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 15

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 31

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

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’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Reuben Fowler in household of Granville Fowler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben Fowler, "United States Census, 1850"

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