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Hames, Susannah (b. 1804, d. 22 SEP 1863)

Note: CENSUS:
1850 US Census Union SC p. 88 22 Nov 1850
Thomas Fowler Sen male age 53 planter born SC
Susan Fowler female age 44 born SC
Charles Fowler male age 21 overseer born SC
Elijah Fowler male age 19 student born SC
Frances Fowler female age 15 born SC
Thomas Fowler male age 13 born SC
Adeline Fowler female age 8 born SC
Joseph Fowler male age 4 born SC
Sally Fowler female age 28 born SC

BURIAL: PLAC Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesville, SC

ABBR Union County Heritage Book 1981
TITL This book is a compilation of histories of the pioneer families of Union County.
AUTH Minnie Lee Mabry
PUBL Union County Historical Society, Union County South Carolina 1981
Given Name: Susannah
Change: Date: 26 JAN 2012

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Fowler, Godfrey (b. 1773, d. 28 AUG 1850)
Note: Godfrey was a member of Maj. Dawkins' company and did service around Charleston.
When all the pensioners of the war of 1812 were listed in South Carolina, all were dead with the exception of four, who were Fowlers, and three of the four were brothers, Wymac, Mark and Godfrey. The fourth was a cousin.

TYPE Military
DATE war of 1812
PLAC Charleston, SC

Godfrey was in Captain Dawkin's Brigade which fought in and around Charleston. He married his first cousin Nannie Kelly and they had nine children. They made their home a short distance east of Jonesville.

ABBR Union County Heritage Book 1981
TITL This book is a compilation of histories of the pioneer families of Union County.
AUTH Minnie Lee Mabry
PUBL Union County Historical Society, Union County South Carolina 1981
Given Name: Godfrey
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Fowler, Henry Ellis (b. 1746, d. 1809)
Note: Ellis Fowler was of a large and excellant family, being a descendant of John Fowler, who came to Virginia in 1634 at the age of 24 years. He was a man of powerful stature, great physical endurance, with unflinching courage, of strict integrity, truthfulness, and fidelity in all things confided to his trust. He was a native of Albemarle County, VA. A short time after the revolution he left his Virginia home, came to South Carolina and settled on Pea Ridge in Union County at or near, Kelly's station, on the Lockhart branch of the Southern Railway.

His marriage took place in his native VA and his wife, Catherine always boasted that they were married "by the matrimony" i.e. the ritual of the Episcopal Church. Six sons and one daughter were born unto them. He married the second time when up in years to Catherine's sister, and when he died his widow left South Carolina. The old hero died in 1808 or 1809 and is buried in the Joe Kelly grave yard near Kelton.

Will was proved 2/10/1808

BURIAL: PLAC Joe Kelly Cemetery, near Kelton, SC

TYPE Military
DATE 1776
PLAC Albemarle County Virginia

Captain Sims was a native of Hanover County, Virginia and moved to South Carolina, just before the fall of Charleston in 1780, and settled at the mouth of Tyger river in the western part of Union District. He entered the service in South Carolina as a scout and while on duty, he and John Johnson were captured by tories. Johnson was hanged, and it is said the noose was around Sims' neck when a tory by the name of David George, who had been reared in the same vacinity with him, interceded and was released and paroled. Charles Sims immediately returned to his native State and raised a company. He received a commission of Captain from Patrick Henry, who was then Governor of Virginia.

Ellis Fowler was made a 1st Lieutenant in Captain Sims' company. Sims' wife and children being in South Carolina without protection, he detailed Ellis Fowler to go after them. Fowler walked all the way from Virginia to the Sims' home on Tinker creek. He and Mrs. Sims proceeded to put some of the household valubles in places of security. A china set was buried at the foot of a sycamore tree and the place covered with leaves. Two brass candlesticks were tied together with the sinews of a deer and then thrown up, and lodged in the top of the same tree.

All things being in readiness, Mrs. Sims mounted her faithful old horse, "Knotty-Head", with her fourteen year old daughter behind her and the baby in her lap. Lieut. Fowler, with his trusted rifle on his shoulder, walked by her side, and with him little William Sims, her nine year old boy. When night came on they would some times camp out, and at others stay with people who were friendly to them. Somewhere towards the latter end of their journey, said to be beyond the Dan River near Danville, VA., they stopped at the home of Col. Wymac, who received them with true Virginia hospitality. Here they remained for a week and obtained a much needed rest.

When ready to proceed on their journey, their kind host would not charge them a cent, but accompanied them to the home of Matthew Sims, of Roanoke. Because of his great kindness, there was an agreement between Capt.Sims and Lieut. Fowler, that the first boy that should be born to either of them should be named Wymac. The first one came to Fowler's home, hence, he had a son by that name. Having successfully completed his mission, Ellis Fowler returned to his company and did faithful service until the end of the war.

WILL:
DATE 20 JAN 1808
PLAC Union County, South Carolina

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The Will of Ellis Fowler, Sr.
dated 20 Jan 1808

State of South Carolina
Union District

In the name of God, amen, I, Ellis Fowler,Senior, of the above state and district, but of perfect mind and memory, blessed by God, but calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, have thought proper to arrange and divide my earthly possessions in the manner and form following.

My first desire is that my body should be decently buryed (sic) according to the form of the church of which I am a member at the discretion of my executors. My second desire is that all my legal debts-----by me should be justly paid. As touching my earthly possessions, wherewith it has pleased God to bestow on me, I give and bequeath in the following manner - - -

Item. I give and bequeath to my dear wife, Mary Fowler, the one third of the tract of land where on I now live, for her use and assignments during her life or widowhood, and at her death or marriage to descend to my two sons, Wm. & Womac Fowler to be equally divided between them. My stock of cattle, horses, hogs, with my household furniture equally divided between my dear wife and the above two sons, Wm. and Womac -------- part of sd. property to descend to sd. Wm. and Womac at her death or marriage.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, Baxter Mozley (sic), the value of a tract of land where Thos. Haney now lives, which wish to be sold for his use and benefit.

Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons, Wm. Fowler and Womac Fowler, the tract of land where I now live that is otherwise disposed of to be equally divided between them, William Fowler to have the lower part of sd. land, and Womac the upper whereon my horses------stands. I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary Fowler, my -----and ----- for her use and enjoyment forever. I give and bequeath to my son, Mark Fowler, one hundred acres of land around him where he now lives for his use and enjoyment forever. Ther personal (?) part (?) of the estate which belongs to me, and in the hands of Thos. Haney, I hereby give and bequeath to my sons, Ephraim Fowler, Jno.Fowler, Godfrey Fowler, and Nancy Kiger. And I do hereby appoint George Phillips and Wm. Fowler executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness ------sd. Ellis Fowler hath hereunto delivered his hand and affixed his seal, this 20th January 1808.

Signed Ellis (his x mark) Fowler

Signed, sealed and acknowledged
by sd. E.Fowler to be his Last Will and Testament, in the presents (sic) of-- Thomas Hancock
Daniel White
Richard Humphries

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by Wm. Rice, Esq., Ordinary, for the
said district, personally came Richard Humphries and Danl. White, before me and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almightly God, doth make oath and say that they saw Ellis Fowler sign, seal, publish, pronounce and on the within to be and contain his Last Will and Testament, that he the said Ellis Fowler was then of sound and disposing ming, memory and understanding to the best of the despondents' knowledge and belief and that they, the said Richard Humphries and Daniel White did sign their names as witnesses to the same at the request of the testator and in his presence with Thos. Hancock, sametime qualified George Phillips and William Fowler, executors, according to law.

Given under my hand and seal
this ----of February, 1808

W. Rice, Ordy, (Seal)

MARRIAGE: Mary was Catherine's sister.
Given Name: Henry Ellis
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Fowler, Godfrey (b. 1685, d. 1747)
Note: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Will of Godfrey Fowler I
Henrico County, Va
29 June 1743

In the name of God, amen. I, Godrey Fowler of Henrico County, Virginia, being of perfect health and sound memory, thanks be to God, but knowing the uncertainty of this life, do make, constitute, and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form following:

FIRST, I desire that my son, John Fowler, may have the whole use and benefit and advantage of the plantation on which he now lives, with all the land on the north side of the Spring Branch, during his natural life, or his abode upon the said plantation. After his death or removal I give and bequeath the aforesaid plantation and tract of land to my Grandson, Godfrey Fowler, son of Mark Fowler, to his heirs forever.

THEN, I give to my son Godfrey Fowler, the plantation and tract of land whereon he now lives, lying on the south side of the aforesaid Spring Branch, crossing Cattail Creek to William Dunnifents Spring Branch, thence keeping that branch to the line, to him and his heirs forever.

THEN, I desire that my daughter-in-law, Phebe, widow of my deceased son, Thomas Fowler, may have the whole use and benefit and advantage of the tract of land and plantation, whereon my deceased son dwelt, containing 200 acres, the same more or less, as it is already laid off by Mark't Trees and during her natural life or widowhood, and after her death or marriage I give the aforesaid plantation and tract of land to my two grandsons William and Josiah Fowler, sons of my aforesaid son, Thomas Fowler, to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divided among them.

THEN, I give and bequeath to my son, Mark Fowler, the tract of land and plantation on which he now lives containing 200 acres as is now laid off by Mark't Trees, etc., to him and his heirs forever.

THEN, I give and bequeath unto Thomas Ellis, the plantation and tract of land whereon he lately dwelt containing 200 acres more or less as laid off my Mark't Trees, etc. to him and his heirs forever, it being the tract of land which he bought from my son Joseph Fowler and the right not yet conveyed.

THEN, I give and bequeath unto John Smith 100 acres of land or be the same more or less adjoyning (sic) the land which I have given to Thomas Ellis to him and his heirs forever, he having fully satisfied for the said land and the right not conveyed before.

THEN, I give my Son Joseph Fowler one shilling sterling.

THEN, I give my Daughter Anne Hill one sealskin trunk.

THEN, I give my Son Mark Fowler all the cattle he has of mine in his possession and the Debt he owes me.

THEN, I give my daughter Martha Vadin one Leather Chair, which she has now in her possession.

I desire that my estate may not be appraised. All of the rest of my estate of what nature or kind soever I give unto my son Godfrey Fowler and I do constitute and appoint him my said son Godrey Fowler, my whole and sole Executor of my Last Will and Testament ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my sealth this 29th day of June 1743.

(signed) Godrey Fowler

Signed, sealed and published an declared by the sd Godfrey Fowler to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us:

(signed) John Parkenson
(signed) Henry Dance
(signed) Allick Moore

At court held in Henrico County the first Monday in may, 1747, this will was presented by the Executor and upon his soleman affirmation ( he being a Quaker) and proved by John Parkenson and Henry Dance, two of the witnesses thereto, was admitted to record.

Land Bounty Papers

BIRTH: PLAC Henrico County Virginia

Will was proved May 1747

DEATH: PLAC Henrico County Virginia

PROP: Land Records
DATE 9 JUL 1724
PLAC Henrico County Virginia

Henrico County land records indicate: "To all whom it may concern - Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty Shillings of good lawful money for use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenue in this Colony and Dominion of Virginia, we have given, granted and confirmed to Godfrey Fowler one certain tract of land containing 300 acres, lying and being in Henrico County on the north side of the Appomattox River, bounded as follows (Unsigned)." Another Henrico County land record dated August 1725 states, "To Godfrey Fowler 400 acres on the north side of the Appomattox River, County of Henrico."

Henrico Land Grants, Volume 10, page 347 indicates that 500 acres of land on the north side of the Appomattox River in the parish of Bristol in Henrico County were given to Godfrey and George Archer for the importation of ten persons, John Ironmonger, Philip Donalson, William Stiles, Matthew Ford, Jno. Ellington, Margaret Brook, Sue Fowler, Francis Merryman, Sarah Green and Flionoy Dawson. The grant was signed by A. Spottswood.

These land entries go to establish the fact that the youngest and only surviving son of John Fowler the First gained property by the importation of colonists and moneyed purchase of lands he inherited from his father, which was John The First's first patented grant of 1662, in James City, later in Henrico, and lastly in Chesterfield County. Much of this land is on Old Town Creek which is between Richmond and Petersburg. The original Fowler homestead was situated near Petersburg, where many lost their lives in the War Between the States when Petersburg and Richmond fell.

MARRIAGE: PLAC Henrico County Virginia
Given Name: Godfrey
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Fowler, John (b. 1610, d. 1683)
Note: NAME: NPFX The First

On the basis of an Orphan's Court document of Henrico County, VA., we know that John Fowler the First was dead by Oct 1, 1682, the date Thomas Batte, Sr. was ordered and impowered to take over the estate of the orphans of John Fowler, deceased. John Davis was appointed guardian of his sons.

IMMI:
DATE 1662
PLAC from England on the ship Hopewell

We can take pride in the fact that as early as the 1660's one of our forefathers, John Fowler the First (in America) had established himself in the Virginia Colony, thus being among those famous colonials known as The First Families of Virginia.

Just when he came to America is not known, perhaps between 1650 and 1660, but in 1662 he received grants of land on the Appomatox River. Evidently an industrious man, he received another grant of land in 1673 from Sir William Berkley, Governor, for the transportation of eight persons to the colony. The territory in which John Fowler settled was then on the border of civilization.

When the first colonists sought a site for a settlement in the vicinity in 1607, they found an Indian town near the mouth of the Appomattox, present site of Petersburg, and nearby was the village of Matoax, home of Pocahontus. Fort Henry was built by Governor Berkley in 1646, and many exploring expeditions went out from this frontier post. John Fowler settled just across the Appomattox from Fort Henry and there laid the foundation in America for the House of Fowler.

John Fowler was no doubt a member of the Society of Friends before he came to America. He attended Quaker meetings that were established by George Fox. John Fowler's son, Godfrey, was also a Quaker and prominent in their councils.
Given Name: John
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Hames, Charles (b. 20 OCT 1767, d. 22 NOV 1844)
Note: NAME: NSFX Jr

Charles Hames, Jr., was born in Lunenburg County, Va. The tombstone for his wife in the Hames-Gault Cemetary shows his wife's name as "Marthy". Her surname is not known.

According to a land record Charles, Jr., purchased 50 acres of land on 21 August 1791 for "7 pounds sterling, 10 shillings beginning at the white oak on the old ford of Portman's Creek to the line of Ezekial Stone, Eleanor McWhirter." In 1797 he purchased an additional 60 acres on the south side of the Pacolet River from his father. Another county record shows: "4 August 1802. Charles Hames, Sr. of Union to Charles Hames, Jr., of same, one negro girl slave named Amy, to be delivered to said Charles, Jr. at the decease of me and my wife./s / Charles Hames, Sr." Other county records: "14 September 1803. James Maybry of Union District to Charles Hames, Jr. a bond of $1200 to make good title to 200 acres on Little Sandy Run on both (sic) on S side Pacolet River adjoining Edmund Hames, McWhirter, Gault and Fitch. If he makes good title obligation to be void. /s/ Charles Hames Junr."

Charles estate papers show a will he wrote on 8 September 1843, which was not proved in probate, and another one dated 10 April 1844. (He died 2 December 1844.) From that date until 1853 the accountings of his estate were made by his son, William B. Hames, Executor. Five years after his death his grandchildren petitioned the court, "that they required the supposed will to be proven in soleum (sic) form." The case was heard in Ordinary Court 17 February, 1850. The following is quoted from the testimony:

"Charles was a man of firm purposes and would carry them out as well as any man."

"Charles Gault had been heard to make uncomplimentary remarks about both Charles Hames and his son, William B. Hames. William B. Hames had been known to threaten Gault and the grandson Richard Hames when William B. had been drinking."

"Charles had made the statement that his daughter, Susan Fowler (from whom we descend) did more for him than any of the rest of his children."

"The Ordinary in his decree stated that William B. Hames exhibited jealousy toward the other heirs, especially the grandson, Rich."

"The sons Charles and Thomas got land their father gave them. Thomas and James are still living; they sold their land to William B. Hames and moved off."

"Charles has been confined to his bed a long time, a year or two. William B. was his only son that remained here and managed Charles' business for him."

SOUR: QUAY 2
QUAY 2

BIRTH: QUAY 2

BURIAL: PLAC Hames-Gault Cemetery, Union Co. SC
Given Name: Charles
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Hames, Charles (b. 22 NOV 1732, d. 10 JAN 1807)
Note: NAME: NSFX Sr

In 1767 Charles sold his land in Virginia and moved to South Carolina, where he settled his family in Union District. His brother, Randolph, had moved there in 1765/66.

Charles' first parcel of land in SC consisted of 150 acres on the south side of the Pacolet River on Little Sandy Run. This property is in the possession of Hames descendants today. Charles bought several other tracts of land, some of which are still in the family. He owned many slaves, and, according to tax records, he apparently operated a very efficient and self-sufficient plantation.
Cattle and hogs were raised, and corn and cotton were floated down the Pacolet to market. All the furniture, clothing, tools, implements were made on the plantation. A secretary desk which Charles personally contructed on which he etched his name and date is in possession today of a North Carolina resident, and a chest that he made is in the possession of one of his descendants in Union, SC.

Charles was one of the signers of the petition to the king to allow settlers to apply for South Carolina grants after the establishment of the North Carolina/South Carolina border.

SOUR: QUAY 2

BIRTH: PLAC Richmond County Virginia
Given Name: Charles
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Hames, William (b. 16 JUL 1711, d. MAR 1769)
Note: NAME: NSFX Jr

SOUR: QUAY 2

BIRTH: PLAC Richmond County Virginia

In 1737 William bought a farm "next door" to his father's land from Edward Allgood "for the sum of 5 shillings and several good causes do give and grant a certain parcel of land - - - - - on the branches of Totuskey Creek - - - -bounded by a marked poplar standing in the branches that divide the said Allgood's land from the land of William Hames, Senr. and running - - - -containing 10 acres of land and all houses, woods, water courses, swamps, marshes and meadows. William and Winifred sold these 10 acres in 1746.
Given Name: William
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Hames, William (b. 1682, d. JAN 1754)
Note: NAME: NSFX Sr.

BIRTH: PLAC Old Rappahannock County Virginia
Given Name: William
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Kelley, Nannie (b. 1775, d. 1857)
Given Name: Nannie
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Fowler, Mark (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: Mark
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(Fowler), Margory (b. 1697, d. ?)
Given Name: Margory
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Fowler, Christopher (b. 1580, d. 1676)
Given Name: Christopher
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Burgess, Elizabeth (b. ABT 1585, d. AFT 1610)
Given Name: Elizabeth
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Fann, Winifred (b. 1715, d. ?)
Note: SOUR: QUAY 2

BIRTH: PLAC Old Rappahannock County Virginia

DEATH: DATE BET 1746 AND 1752
Given Name: Winifred
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Morris, Elizabeth (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: Elizabeth
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Morris, Edward (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: Edward
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King, Elizabeth (b. , d. 1741)
Given Name: Elizabeth
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Krugg, Catherine (b. , d. ?)
Note: Catherine Krugg was a daughter of John and Mary Krugg of Germany. Mrs. Henry Madden of Metarie, Louisiana, who is a descendant of Charles Hames, has in her possession a leather book printed at Karleruhe, Germany, in 1730. This book belonged to John Krugg, whose wife was Mary. The book is a catalogue of plants and herbs in the royal greenhouse in Karlaruhe. In the back of this book a notation reads: "We left from Regensburg 22 June 1739." On one of the blank pages in the book appears the notation: "Charles Hames' book." On other pages is written the date of Charles' and Catherine krugg's marriage, the names of their children and birthdates in what appears to be Charles' handwriting. On one of the blank pages appears: "Sturdivant, N.Y."

On the basis of the Sturdivant, N.Y. notation and the departure date shown in the Krugg book it is possible that Krugg family emigrated to New York from Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1739, and moved to Virginia where they bought land in 1761 in Lunenburg County.

SOUR: QUAY 3
Given Name: Catherine
Change: Date: 11 NOV 2010

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Krugg, John (b. , d. ?)
Given Name: John
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