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MARY DERRY, b. 1811. A daughter of "Old Moll" & sister of Rhoda, Bazil & Jacob. Married Mr. (First name ukn.) FOWLER.

*Known children of this union:
**ANDREW, b. 1838 in Fayette County, PA
BASIL, b. 1845 in Fayette County, PA
MARY ELLEN, b. 1848 in Fayette County, PA

*Widow by the age of 39~ ref: 1850 PA Census

**Andrew's Grandmother, Mary "Old Moll" Derry left all that she had to Andrew. Her daughter Mary (Derry) Fowler, was named Executrix of Old Moll's will.

Fowler family information provided by Joan Brown Derry, family member and Derry family researcher. Here's Joan...

"Hey Doc --   Found some new info on BASIL and SARAH J. FOWLER's daughter, PEARL.  She died young leaving 3 minor children just like her father had experienced.  Strange, huh?   I decided to compile all my new "stuff" on BASIL (Derry) FOWLER in Word Documents, like I did for his brother ANDREW (Derry) FOWLER.   Not sure if I ever sent you the Word Document info on Andrew, so will attach both for you to check out.   HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   Joan"


1843  Stated date of birth in court records in Uniontown, Fayette County, PA when uncle, BAZIL DERRY, was appointed guardian of the 3 orphaned siblings.
1846  (19 January)  Death certificate for BASIL states he was born on this date.

1870  BASIL FOWLER appears in Indiana Census:

1870 Census, Connersville Twp., Fayette County, Indiana
WOODS, John, age 37, blacksmith
Mary, age 34, keeping house
Anna, age 13, daughter
Mary, age 11, daughter
Alice, age 9, daughter
Minnie, age 4, daughter
Lillian, age 1, daughter
McGRAFF, William, age 27, blacksmith
FOWLER, BASIL, age 24, apprentice to blacksmith, born in PA

1880 -  1880 Census, Perry Twp., Noble County, Indiana
FOWLER, Bazil, age 33, born PA, farmer, father born VA, mother born VA
Naomi, age 32, wife, born IN, father born KY, mother born KY
CAROTHERS, Newton, age 20, laborer

 14 June 1891  Marriage:
County:  Noble
Date:     14 June 1891
Book:    6
Org. Source:   Page 252

* Probable daughter of JOSEPH and JANE EBEY
1860 Census  Chippewa Twp., Wayne County, Ohio
1870 Census Elkhart Twp., Noble County, Indiana
1880 Census  Green Twp., Noble County, Indiana

1900 Census, Sparta Twp., Noble County, Indiana
FOWLER, Basil, head, age 54, born Jan 1846 in PA, farmer, father UNK, mother VA
Sarah J., wife, age 44, born Dec 1855 in Ohio
Pearl M., daughter, age 8, born May 1892 in IN


1910 Census, Perry Twp., Noble County, Indiana
FOWLER, Basil, age 64, married x 2, farmer, married 18 years
Sarah Jane, age 54, married x 1, mother of one living child
Pearl May, age 17, single

Marriage Records 1900 - 1925
Noble County, Indiana
Part I Index of Grooms Part II Index of Brides Compiled by Lottie Goar June Lutz, Assistant 1978
County:              Noble
Name:                Pearl M. Fowler
Spouse:             Sanger D. Pollock
Marriage Date:  23 Dec 1915
Book:                 16
Original Source Page: 167 

18 March 1918  Death:
Death Record:
Name:                     BASIL FOWLER
Local:                     226
Sex:                         Male
DOD:                      18 March 1918
Age:                       72
Cause:                    Valvular Heart Disease one year
DOB:                      19 Jan 1846  Fayette County, PA
Status:                   Married
Spouse:                  Sarah J. ??
Residence:              Noble County, Indiana
Father:                   N/A
Mother:                  Polly McCann  (?)
Certifier:                W. A. Shobe, M.D.
Volume:                  A5 page 45

July 18th 1919  The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette page 3


Kendallsville, Ind, July 17th

Mrs. PEARL POLLOCK, aged 27, wife of SANGER POLLOCK, died at her home here early today, following the birth of a son.  She is survived by her husband, 2 children, and her mother, Mrs. SARAH J. FOWLER.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home, 228 Kreuger Street, with burial at Ligonier.

Marriage Records 1900 - 1925
Noble County, Indiana
Part I Index of Grooms Part II Index of Brides Compiled by Lottie Goar June Lutz, Assistant 1978

County:                        Noble
Name:                          Wilma Wise
Spouse:                       Sanger D. Pollock
Marriage Date:           19 Mar 1921
Book:                            19
Original Source Page: 171  

Good morning --   Just got a confirmation on the marriage of BASIL FOWLER --
State:           Indiana
County:         Noble
Name:          SARAH J. EBEY
Spouse:        BASIL FOWLER
Date:            June 14, 1891
Book:            6 Org. Src INCREDI_LINK_PLACEHOLDER_872 

Annnnnnd -- a little more good stuff -- just got the obits today in the mail!    

Indiana Republican Newspaper
Koscuisko County, Indiana
20 July 1893 pg 3:6

ANDREW FOWLER was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 1838.  His parents died when he was a young man, having just arrived at the age of twenty-one years.  In 1861 he emigrated to Fayette county, Indiana, and on the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the 16th Indiana Infantry, serving the full term of that regiment -- one year.  On his return in 1862, he was wedded to Miss JULIA A. MECAN. [Sic - McCann]

In 1868 he removed to Elkhart county, where he resided nine years, and from there he removed to a farm lying north of Oswego, in this county, known as the McCaully place, where he lived for eleven years.  From there he removed to the place where he died, known as the Gibson property. 

The deceased was the father of ten children, five of them preceding him to the Spiritland.  The widow and five children still survive to mourn their great loss, but which it is hoped will be his eternal gain.  Funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. L. Stoneburner, there being a large attendance of neighbors and friends.

Milford Mail Newspaper
Kosciusko County, IN
9 April 1908, Page 5, Column 6

Mrs. JULIA FOWLER, daughter of JAMES and BARBARA McCANN was born at Connersville ,Ind., Dec. 25, 1833.  She was the ninth of eleven children.  At the age of 14 years she united with the Christian church and was a faithful member until death.

At the age of 27 she was married to ANDREW FOWLER, to which union were born seven children, two of whom have preceded her in death.  Her five sons were present at her funeral. 

42 years ago, she with her husband and family moved to Indiana, locating at Millersburg, Elkhart county.  Her husband served in the late war enlisting in the 16th Indiana Infantry, Company "E", with JOHN M. ORR as captain.

Mother FOWLER died at the home of her son, MOSES FOWLER, near Milford, early Monday morning, April 6, leaving five sons, eight grandchildren and many relatives.  At death her age was 74 years, 3 months and 10 days.  One brother and one sister are also bereft, but their loss is her eternal gain.  The funeral was conducted by her pastor, W. R. McCREA at the Christian church at 9:30 am, Wednesday, the interment taking place at Oswego, IN.

Northern Indianan Newspaper
Kosciusko County, IN
16 April, 1908, page 5, column 3

Mrs. FOWLER, whose home was at Milford and who left there lat week and died there, was brought to this place for burial Wednesday.

1935 -- Milford Mail Newspaper
Kosciuisko County, IN
10 January 1935, page 1, column 6


MOSES FOWLER, one of 7 children, 6 sons and a daughter, of ANDREW and JULIA FOWLER, was born at Connersville, May 19, 1872 and died at 5 am on New Years Day at his home at the age of 62 years 7 months and 12 days.  For the past 3 years he had been in failing health but the immediate cause of his death was due to complications of the bladder and gall bladder.

On March 29, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss LENA MAGGART of N. Webster.  To the union 12 children, 6 sons and 6 daughters were born, two having preceded their father in death.  There are 8 living at home and a daughter, Mrs. HAROLD DONOVAN resides in Rochester, N.Y., and another, Mrs. LAWRENCE STRINE, lives in Detroit, Mich.




1839 Born in Fayette County, PA to Mary Derry Fowler (younger sister to Bazil Derry)

1852 Mother dies in January 1852 in Fayette County, PA  and court appoints uncle,  Bazil Derry, as guardian of Andrew Derry Fowler and his two siblings, Basil Derry Fowler (1843) and Mary Ellen Derry Fowler (1845).

1860 Andrew Fowler, age 21, on Indiana Census for Connersville, Fayette Co. living with James McCann at a boarding house.
(second Andrew Fowler, age 20, living with John Kensler family)

1860 Census for Indiana, Clinton Township, Elkhart County
Isaac McCann, age 35, farmer
Maria McCann, age 30, wife
Isaac McCann, son, age 17
Jasper McCann, son, age 13
Mary Ebenheigh (?)

1861 - Civil War ANDREW FOWLER served in E 16 Indiana Infantry.
Enrolled on 23rd of April 1861 in Company E, 16th Indiana Volunteers for one year as a private. 
Honorably discharged at Washington City, D.C. 14th day of May 1862.

Regimental History of the 16th Infantry Regiment Indiana
Cols:           Pleasant A. Hackleman, Thomas J. Lucas, Robert Conover
Lieut-Cols:  Thomas J. Lucas, Joel Wolfe, John M. Orr, James H. Redfield,
Robert Conover, James M. Hildreth, James R. S. Cox

This regiment was organized for state service at Richmond in May 1861 for a one-year term, but when the news was received of the Bull Run disaster, it was offered to and accepted by the general government.  It was mustered in July 23, and left the state the same day, being the first regiment to pass through Baltimore after the firing upon the 6th Mass in April. It was assigned to Banks army and station in Pleasant Valley.  It was attached to Abercrombie's brigade and in August moved to Hyattstown.  It left there for Ball's Bluff on October 20, reaching there the following morning and went into line of battle, taking part in the engagement that followed, and was detailed to cover the retreat on the 22nd being the last to cross the river.

On Dec 2 it moved to Frederick City, then to Harper?s Ferry, and later to Winchester. It built a bridge across the Shenandoah at Snicker's Ferry, and was in various movements until Warrenton was reached in April 1862.  Col. Hackleman was commissioned a brigadier-general on April 30.
The regiment was mustered out at Washington on May 14, 1862, but was re-organized as a three-years regiment during the summer and left the state for Kentucky to aid in repelling the invasion of Kirby Smith's forces.

The original strength of the one-year regiment was 725; it gained by recruits 246, total 971. It lost by death 12; by desertion 73, unaccounted for 16.
(Source:  The Union Army, Volume 3)

Filed for pension in Indiana in August 1891 (Invalid) # 1.046335
C/O dyspepsia, heart disease, kidney disease and rheumatism.
Living in the town of North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Height 5' 7 ½", weight 160 lbs

 Widow's pension claim # 634333 ? Certificate #708887 (1896)

Note:    Widow's pension record states that JULIA A. McCANN had been married and divorced prior to marriage to ANDREW FOWLER.
Divorce No. 38 Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
JULIA A. MARTIN vs. JOHN S. MARTIN  September Term 1860
14 September 1860 submitted to the court for trial upon the complaint and hearing evidence decree that the marriage contract heretofore entered into and now existing between said plaintiff and defendant be annulled, dissolved and held for naught as though the same had never existed and said parties now here divorced. And it is further considered and adjudged by the court that the name of the said plaintiff be changed from JULIA A. MARTIN to that of JULIA A. McCANN, her maiden name, and that she be known hereafter by the name of JULIA A. McCANN in all transactions, and that the defendant pay the costs of the suit.

1862 Record of Andrew Fowler marrying A. McCann on 2 August in Fayette Co., IN

(Fayette Co., IN Marriages 1831-1870 Compiled by Ruth M. Slevin)

COUNTY:   Fayette
NAME:       Julia A. McCANN
DATE    :    03 August 1862   

BOOK:       1          PAGE:  217

(Military pension states 02 Aug 1862 by Rev. Mr. Hobbs at Richmond, Indiana)

1870 Indiana Census for Clinton Township, Elkhart County:
Fowler, Andrew, age 33,    male, white, Farmer, 3200, 500, born PA
Julia,       age 33,   female, White, keeping house, born IN
Charles,  age   5,   male, white, born IN
Hallie,      age  3,    female, white, born IN
Bartlett,   age  1,    male, white, born IN
Elijah,      age 2/12, male, white, born IN
Esther,    age 2/12, female, white, born IN

1870 Census for Indiana, Connersville, Fayette County
McCann, Isaac, age 38, farmer
Catherine, wife, age 28
Martha, daughter, age 9
William, son, age 7
George, son, age
Rosa, daughter, age 14

1876 Citation filed against his Uncle,  Bazil Derry for "non-settlement of accounts" in the Uniontown Courthouse, Fayette County, PA.  

At this time Andrew Derry Fowler was recorded as living in Millsburg, Elkhart County, Indiana.

1880 -- Indiana Census for Tippecanoe, Kosciusko County:

Andrew Fowler, head, white, age 40,  farmer, born PA,  parents born PA
Julia Fowler, wife,   white, age 43,  housekeeper, born IN,   parents born PA
Charlie Fowler,  son,   white,  age 15,  school,           born IN
Nettie Fowler,    dau,   white,  age 12,  school,           born IN
Barton Fowler,   son,   white,  age 11,  school,           born IN
Elijah Fowler,     son,   white,  age 10,  school,           born IN  (twin?)
Elisha Fowler,    son,   white,  age 10,  school,           born IN  (twin?)
Moses Fowler,    son,   white,  age  7,  school,           born IN

Note:  In the 1880 Census son Barlett is changed to Barton, daughter Esther is not listed, son Elisha is listed in Esther's place (same age as Elijah)

1880 Census for Indiana, Connersville, Fayette County
Isaac McCann, head, age 50, born IN, liveryman
Catherine McCann, wife, age 34, born Ohio, housekeeping
Harry McCann, son, age 9, born IN
Anna McCann, daughter, age 6, born IN
Daniel McCann, son, age 3, born IN
James W. McCann, son, age 17, farm laborer  (? Son of Isaac and Mira Emeline Hart?)
1880 Census for Kansas, Washington, Doniphan
Isaac N. McCann, head, age 35, born IN, farmer
Nancy McCann, wife, age 37, born IN
Merrill McCann, son, age 13, born IN
James C. McCann, son, age 10, born IN
Sheldon McCann, son, age 7, born IN
Grace McCann, daughter, age 6, born IN
Hallie, daughter, age 4, born IN

1893 July 1st
ANDREW FOWLER (Derry) died at Kosciusko County, Indiana.

1896 Julia A. Fowler filed for widow's pension.
Says, "about 3 years ago, I made application for a pension soon after my husband's death (latter part of December 1893) and as I understood the papers were forwarded to Washington - (on the forepart of January 1894 I received shortly afterwards a card from the department notifying me of the filing of the same.  I never received any papers from the department in reference to that application, only that card and that was about my house for a while, but it is now lost.  I have made diligent search for it, but I have failed to find it.  I thus made a new application.  This is all I know of the matter)   - Not hearing anything of my 1st application and not receiving a pension, I then made application again last May..." (affidavit further says that she has no property, real or personal or mixed, nor has she any primary interest in any property.  "All the income I have is just what earn from week to week and nothing now."

1900 Indiana Census for Plain Township, Kosciusko County
281-289  Fowler, Julia, head, born Dec 1835, age 65, widow
Fowler, Elijah, son, born Feb 1870, age 30, divorced
Fowler, Moses, son, born May 1874, age 26, single
(Julia recorded as mother of 10 children with 5 children living)

1900 Census for Millersburg, Clinton Township, Elkhart County
McCann, Isaac N.,  born Nov 1844 in IN, age 55, farmer  (married 35 years)
McCann, Nancy J., wife, born May 1842 in IN, age 58
McCann, Halbie N., son, born March 1876 in IN, age 24
McCann, Ray, son, born Dec 1881 in IN, age 18

1910 Census for Millersburg, Clinton Township, Elkhart County
McCann, Isaac N., age 65, farming out/general farming  (married 45 years)
McCann, Nancy J., age 67
McCann, Ray, son, age 29
(Nancy recorded as having 7 children with 6 children living)

*Note: This just MUST be the same ANDREW DERRY (Fowler) -- and I believe all the more strongly now that JAMES McCANN's wife, BARBARA DERRY, was a sister to BAZIL, and daughter of "Old Molly Derry" the fortune-teller. Another sister, RHODA DERRY (1804-1875), who married JACOB ISENHOUR, traveled to Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana with her children, via the Ohio River on flatboat "to be with family", after JACOB died in 1849 in Brownsville during a cholera epidemic.

Brother/cousin (?) JACOB DERRY (1795-1877), who married RACHEL BRIGHT(1797-1860), also left Fayette County, PA for Indiana after the 1820 PA Census and then moved on to Adams County, Illinois after the their youngest child was born in 1835/37.  This youngest son was named JAMES McCANN DERRY (Darry).


1901 --  County: Marion
Name: Barton Fowler
Spouse: Mary E Gerstley
Marriage Date: 06 Mar 1901
Book: 32
Original Source Page: 505
(Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Indianapolis W. P. A Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1939)

(Marion County, Indiana- Index to Marriage Record 1901-1905 Inclusive Volume 12 Letters A to Z Inclusive)

2nd Recording of Marriage

County: Marion
Name: Barton Fowler
Father: A
Gender: M
Age: 31
Marriage Date: 06 Mar 1901
Book: 6
Original Source Page: 401   

Marion County, Indiana Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1882-1906 Volume II Letters F-K

W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office, Indianapolis Compiled by Indiana Works Projects Administration 1939

1900 Indiana Census for Jonesboro, Hill Township, Grant County
187-215 Fowler, Elisha, head, age 30, born Feb 1870, shearer of tinplate
Allie, wife, age 23, born Aug 1876
Gladys R., daughter, age 2, born Sept 1897
(Married 6 years.  Allie the mother of 2 children with 1 living)

1900 -  Indiana Census for Washington Township, Marion County
Fowler, Barton, head, white, male, born Jan 1871, age 29, single

1901 County:  Marion
Name:     Barton Fowler
Spouse:  Mary E. Gerstley
Marriage Date:   06 Mar 1901
Book: 32
Original Source Page:  505
(Marion County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1901-1905 Inclusive Volume 12 Letters A to Z Inclusive)
(Original Record located County Clerk's Office, Indianapolis, W.P.A.compiled by Indiana Works Progress Adm)

 1910 Indiana Census for Milford Village, Van Buren Twp., Kosciusko County
Fowler, Moses, head, age 36, odd jobs
Lena M., wife, age 27
Julia R., daughter, age 6
Wilma P., daughter, age 5
James T., son, age 2
Dora C., daughter, age 3/12
Fowler, Elisha, brother, age 31, divorced, odd jobs   (*Is this Elijah? not Elisha?)
(Section Street)
(Moses and Lena married 7 years.  Lena mother of 5 children with 4 living)

1920 Indiana Census for Indianapolis Township, Marion County
Fowler, Barton, head, age 51, salesman, tobacco company
Mary, wife, age 44
Ruth, daughter, age 16, single
Esther, daughter, age 13, single
(Living on Kenwood Avenue)

 1920 Indiana Census for Milford Village 3 W-D, VanBuren Twp., Kosciusko Co.
Fowler, Moses, head, age 46
Lena, wife, age 37
Julia, daughter, age 16
Wilma, daughter, age 14
James, son, age 11
Dora, daughter, age 9
George, son, age 8
Lloyd, son, age 4
Chester, son, age 2
Mary, daughter, age 5/12

1930 Indiana Census for Milford Township, Kosciusko County
Fowler, Moses, head, age 57, 900, sectionman, RR
Lena M., wife, age 47
James F., son, age 22
Dora E., daughter, age 20
Lloyd E., son, age 14
Chester E (?), son, age 12
Mary J., daughter, age 10
Ethel E., daughter, age 8
Ralph L., son, age 5

1930 Indiana Census for Indianapolis City, Ward 4, Block 61, Washington Twp., Marion County
Fowler, Barton B., head, age 61, tobacco salesman
Mary E., wife, age 55
(Married at ages 32 and 26)
Name:             Barton B. Fowler
DOD:              5 July 1946
Born:              Indiana
Occupation:    Salesman
Residence:     3116 N. Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Spouse:         Mary E. Fowler
Died:             Marion County, Indianapolis, IN
DOB:             8 January 1869
Sex:              Male
Race:            White
Status:          Married
Age:              77
S.S. #:        307-12-9390
Father:            Andrew Fowler Indiana
Mother:           Julia McCann Indiana
Cause:            Coronary Thrombosis secondary Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Certificate:    #2934 ? Volume 47 page 255
Certified:       J. S. Stalker, M.D. ? filed 8 July 1946

NOTE:   Barton B. Fowler was buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery on 8 July 1946 in Section 62 Lot 577.  There is a marker.


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