Fowler family correspondence
Materials includes nine handwritten letters sent by members of the Fowler family in the late 1800s. Correspondents include Eliza Jane Fowler Barnum (later Hohanshelt), Mary Caroline Fowler King, and Cynthia Matilda Fowler Jones, who were sisters, as well as other family members. Letters primarily contain discussions of family issues, and some of the letters contain information about visiting family members in Payson, Utah. Dated 1861-1896.
- Fowler (Family : 1810?- : Fowler, Samuel, 1790-1848) (creator, Family)
- Hohanshelt, Eliza J. (Eliza Jane), 1834-1923 (contributor, Person)
- King, Mary Caroline Fowler, 1818-1880 (contributor, Person)
- Jones, Cynthia Matilda Fowler, 1831-1912 (contributor, Person)
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The Fowler family were from the New England area of the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Samuel Fowler was born on December 14, 1790, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, James Fowler and Naomi Smedley. Susanna Hart was born on Decemeber 2, 1798, in Little Compton, Rhode Island, to Noah Hart and Scynthia Gray. Samuel and Susanna married approximately in 1810, and had six children together: Mary Caroline, George William, Samuel Wesley, Cynthia Matilda, Eliza Jane, and Susan Permelia. Susanna Hart died on December 22, 1834 in Avon, New York. Samuel married Sarah Ann Rhodes approximately in 1835. Samuel Fowler died on July 29, 1848, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Eliza J. Hohanshelt (1834-1923) was from New York in the 1800's.
Eliza Jane Fowler was born on September 5, 1834, in Avon, New York, to Samuel Fowler and Susanna Hart. She married Richmond Barnum in approximately 1852, and they had thirteen children together. Richmond Barnum died in 1890, and on May 29, 1892 she married Isreal Hohanshelt, in Winneshiek, Iowa. Eliza Jane Hohanshelt died March 23, 1923, in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
Mary Caroline Fowler King (1818-1880) was an early convert to the Mormon Church from New York.
Mary Caroline Fowler King was born on November 19, 1818, in Avon, New York, to Samuel Fowler and Susanna Hart. She married Eleazer King Jr. on May 7, 1831. She and her family likely joined the Mormon Church before 1846, having lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and moving with the Saints to Utah. While in Utah, Mary lived in Payson and Spring City, Utah. Mary Caroline Fowler King died on March 29, 1880, in Spring City, Utah.
Cynthia Matilda Fowler Jones (1831-1912) lived in Chicago Illinois in the 1800's.
Cynthia Matilda Fowler Jones was born on November 6, 1831, to Samuel Fowler and Susanna Hart. She died on December 27, 1912, in Chicago, Illinois.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Karl Bruce Whiting in approximately 1991.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Karl Bruce Whiting; approximately 1991.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.