John Hopkins Fowler

Full Name: John Hopkins Fowler
Date of birth: December 23, 1796
Date of death: October 12, 1873

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Paris / Lamar   Lamar

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House District 3
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Paris / Lamar
Counties in district: Lamar

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, John H. Fowler, age 56 (born circa 1797), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Kentucky in 1816, farmer, postoffice Paris, Lamar County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • John Hopkins Fowler, born 12/23/1796 in Smith County, Tennessee, died 10/12/1873 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Fowler Family Tree.
  • John Hopkins Fowler. Biographical sketch, portrait, Chapter V, Descendants of Godfrey Fowler. Son of Godfrey Fowler, Jr., and Clara Wright, born 12/23/1876 in Smith County, Tennessee, died 10/12/1873 in Paris, Texas, pp. 63-66. Mentioned in "A Brief Historical Sketch of an Old Texas Family" from the Intelligencer, Dallas, Texas, about 1873, pp. 173-175.
    Relatives: John Hopkins Fowler (5th) - great uncle, Godfrey Rees Fowler (28th) - great nephew. (See pp. 61-62 - John Hopkins Fowler, Andrew Jackson Fowler, and Littleton Fowler were brothers. Andrew Jackson Fowler was Godfrey Rees Fowler's grandfather.) Annals of the Fowler Family, with Branches in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, California, and Texas, 1901.
  • John Hopkins Fowler, Biographical sketch, p. 85. Birth date 12/23/1796 in Smith County, Tennessee, death date 10/12/1883 in Paris, Texas. "In 1838-39, at the Third Congress, Fowler was a member of the House of Representatives from Red River County." Brother of Judge A.J. (Andrew Jackson) Fowler and Reverend Littleton Fowler. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • John Hopkins Fowler (1796-1873), burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Includes biographical sketch of John Hopkins Fowler, born 12/23/1796, died 10/12/1873; early settler, soldier, and legislator; son of Godfrey and Clara (Wright) Fowler, Jr. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • November 14, 1838 letter from John Hopkins Fowler to Littleton Fowler. [Fowler was a representative from Red River County in the House of the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas.]
    October 12, 1873 funeral notice for John Hopkins Fowler. Fowler Family Papers. Bridwell Library Special Collections, Southern Methodist University. Funeral notice Letter to Littleton Fowler
  • John Hopkins Fowler (1796-1873), Evergreen Cemetery, Lamar County. Includes information from The Journal Across America 1630-1934, by Skipper Steely for Cecile Denton Roden, from her notes and research, published 1985. The Death and Cemetery Records of Lamar County, Texas, Betsy Mills & Ron Brothers, On-Line Edition (Paris, TX: ReBroMa Press), 2008.
  • Census of 1850 - John Fowler, Lamar County, age 53, born circa 1797 in Tennessee, farmer, living in household with Susan C. (age 12) and John L. (age 10).
    Census of 1860 - J.H. Fowler, Lamar County, age 63, born circa 1797 in Virginia, farmer, living in household with John Fowler (age 19) and R. and S.C. Peterson family. FamilySearch. 1850 1860
  • Death notice, Lamar County, "Col. John H. Fowler, an old and prominent citizen, died on the 12th." "Texas Items," 11/19/1873, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • John Hopkins Fowler, "There's More to Tell of the Story," 11/8/1999, p. 4. Paris News.
  • Death notice, "Col. John H. Fowler, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Lamar county, died at Paris on the 12th. He had been a resident of Texas fifty-three years, and took an active part in the early history of the state." North Texas Enterprise (Bonham, Texas), 11/22/1873, p. 2, crediting Bonham Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Indian Affairs  
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Private Land Claims No. 2  

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