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Fowler Family and the Brothertown Indians

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Frances Julia (Fowler) Maxfield
May 9, 1920 - 60 years old
My great grandmother,
Frances, was half Brothertown Indian
 

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Wyandanch, Grand Sachem of Montauketts
1571-1659  My 9th Great-grandfather

An illustration by Shinnecock artist David Bunn Martine

Based on extensive research, Martine depicts a colonial garment with a wampum shoulder bandoleer, leather armbands decorated with porcupine quill, a ceremonial club with shell inlay, and a squirrel-skin tobacco pouch decorated with deer hair.

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Brothertown Indians historical marker at intersection of USH 151 and Wisconsin 55

Descendants of Wyandanch

Generation No. 1

1. WYANDANCH1 (<UNNAMED>A)1 was born Abt. 1571 in Long Island, NY, and died 1659 in Long Island, NY. He married WUCH-I-KIT-TAU-BUT Abt. 1600 in Long Island, NY. She was born Abt. 1575 in NY.
Notes for WYANDANCH:
Under the government of Wyandance, if not previously, this tribe acquired by their martial virtues and the skill of their chieftain, a powerful ascendency over the other tribes of the Island, who by tribute, deference, or otherwise, acknowledged their superiority. At this time they appear to have been numerous. "In the year 1658 Wyandanch, Sachem of Montaukett, Plaintiff, prosecuted Jeremy Daily, Defendant, for an injury done to his "great cannow." The case was tried by the "three men," and the Jury in the cause rendered a verdict of ten shillings as damages for the plaintiff."History of East Hampton, New York, p. 10
Wyandanch, Grand Sachem of the Montauk Indians of Long Island, NY. Cause of death was by poison secretly administered. "The Montauk Indians were eagerly sought for as whalemen, on account of their aptness and skill in seamanship, and their rare merits in the perilous conflicts with the giants of the deep. They manifested an equal readiness for the whaling voyage, and not a ship in that day sailed upon a whaling cruise without the necessary cemplement of Indians. " History of East Hampton, New York, p. 54
WYANDANK'S DEED TO LION GARDINER, OF SMITHTOWN
East Hampton, July 14, 1659
Bee it knowne unto all men, both English and Indians especially the inhabitants of Long Island that I Wyandance Sachem of Pamanack, with my wife and sonn Wiankanbonem, my only sonn and heire, havinge delyberately considered how this twentie-four years wee have bene not only acquaited with Lion Gardiner, but from time to time have recived much kindnes of him and from him, not onely by counsell and advice in our prosperitie, but in our great extremytie, when wee were almost swallowed upp of our enemies, then wee say he apeared to us not only as a friend, but as a father, in givinge us his monie and goods, whereby wee defended ourselves, and ransomed my daughter and friends, and weesay and know that by his manes we had great comfort and reliefe from the most honorable of the English nation here about us: soe that seigne wee yet live, and both of us beinge now ould, and not that wee at any time have given him anythige to gratifie his fatherly love, care and charge, we havinge nothing left that is worth his acceptance but a small tract of land which wee desire him to Accept of for himself, his heires, executors and assignes forever; now that it may be knowne how and where that land lieth on Long Island, we say it lieth betwene Huntington and Seatacut, the weaterne bounds beinge Cowharbor, easterly Arhata a munt, and southerly ercrosse the Island to the end of the great hollow or valley, or more than half through the Island southerly; and that this gaft is our free act and deede: sealed and delivered in the presence of
Witnes:
Richard Smithe
Thomas Chatfield
Thomas Tallmage
Wayandance his (88) mark
Wiankombone his (M) mark
The Sachame's wife her (Swq) mark
The original deed is in the possession of the Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn, N.Y. See it in Wood's History, L.I. p. 198.
Children of WYANDANCH and WUCH-I-KIT-TAU-BUT are:

2. i. WEINCOMBONE2, b. 1598, Island Nasamo, Suffolk, NY; d. 1663, NY.

ii. CATONERAS, b. 1603, Suffolk, NY; m. CORNELIUS JENSEN VAN TEXEL2, 1624, New York; b. Abt. 1600, Isle of Texel, Netherlands.

Generation No. 2

2. WEINCOMBONE2 (WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)3 was born 1598 in Island Nasamo, Suffolk, NY4, and died 1663 in NY. He married <UNNAMED>. She was born 1602 in NY4.
Notes for WEINCOMBONE:
In 1662, the small pox raged so fatally as to threaten extinction of the tribe, and Weoncombone then died at the age of twenty-two.
Child of WEINCOMBONE and <UNNAMED> is:

3. i. GEORGE3 PHARAOH, b. NY.

Generation No. 3

3. GEORGE3 PHARAOH (WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)5 was born in NY. He married <UNNAMED>5.
Notes for GEORGE PHARAOH: Ancestral File number WKJN-46
Child of GEORGE PHARAOH and <UNNAMED> is:

4. i. ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, b. 1707, Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY; d. 1795, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY.

Generation No. 4

4. ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH (GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)5 was born 1707 in Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY5, and died 1795 in Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY5. She married JAMES FOWLER5,6 1725 in Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY7. He was born Abt. 1700 in Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY7, and died 1774 in Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY7.
Notes for JAMES FOWLER: James is the earliest Fowler known to the family. He was a Montauk Indian, of Long Island New York. Burial: Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY7
Children of ELIZABETH PHARAOH and JAMES FOWLER are:

i. FOWLER5.

ii. WILLIAM FOWLER7.

5. iii. MARY FOWLER, b. 1730, NY; d. Aft. 1792, NY.

6. iv. DAVID FOWLER, b. 1735, NY; d. March 31, 1807, NY.

v. PHOEBE FOWLER7, b. 1747, Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY7; m. EPHRAIM PHARAOH.

vi. JACOB FOWLER7, b. 1750, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY7; d. Bef. July 04, 1787, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY7.

Generation No. 5

5. MARY5 FOWLER (ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)7 was born 1730 in NY, and died Aft. 1792 in NY. She married AMSON OCCOM8 1751 in Madison NY9, son of JOSHUA OCKHAM and SARAH SAMSON. He was born 1723 in Mohegan, New London, CT10, and died August 02, 1792 in Tuscarora, Oneida, NY10.
Notes for SAMSON OCCOM: Samson Occom was the grandson of "Tomockham alias Ashneon". This Mohegan Indian lived in the "region between the Shetucket and Quinebaug rivers," and moved "southward and set up his wigwam west of the river Thames in the vicinity of Uncas Hill, the ancient home of his shahem" in the late 1700's. The territory occupied by the Mohegans in 1705 was bounded by Lyme, Stonington, Pomfret, and Bolton. The earliest written form of this Indian's name is "Tomockham" which is also spelled "Tomockam," "Tomocham," and "Tomocum." The name of Occom's father is written "Joshua x Ockham," "Joshua x Aucum" and "Joshua x Mawcum." Although the manuscripts show many spellings of the son's name, such as Ockam, Alcom, Aukum, Occum, and Aucom, he himself wrote it Samson Occom. Ancestral File number WKJD-2Q Burial: August 15, 1792
Children of MARY FOWLER and SAMSON OCCOM are:

i. MARY6 OCCOM, b. 1752, Madison NY; d. Aft. 1769.

ii. AARON OCCOM, b. 1753, Madison NY; d. 1771, CT.

iii. TABITHA OCCOM, b. 1754.

7. iv. OLIVE OCCOM, b. 1755, Madison NY.

v. CHRISTIANA OCCOM, b. 1757.

vi. TALITHA OCCOM, b. 1761, Madison NY; d. May 1785, Farmington, Hartford, CT.

vii. BENONI OCCOM11, b. 1763, Madison NY; d. 1829, Mohegan, Mohegan, CT.

viii. THEODOSIA DOROTHY OCCOM, b. 1769.

ix. LEMUEL FOWLER OCCOM, b. 1771, Madison NY; d. 1790, Mohegan, Mohegan, CT.

x. ANDREW GIFFORD OCCOM, b. 1774, Madison NY; d. Bef. 1796.

xi. SALLY OCCOM, b. 1784, Madison NY; d. Brothertown, Oneida, NY.

6. DAVID5 FOWLER (ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)12,13 was born 1735 in NY, and died March 31, 1807 in NY. He married HANNAH GARRET13 1766, daughter of BENJAMIN GARRET and UNKNOWN. She was born 1747, and died August 1811.
Notes for DAVID FOWLER: One of the founders of Brothertown, NY, whre he settled in 1775. He was the most conspicuous figure in town affairs, a trustee in 1785, and senior peacemaker from 1796 to 1807. He amased some property, lived well and was universally respected until his death, March 31, 1807 at the age of 72. Burial: Deansboro, Onieda Co., NY13
More About HANNAH GARRET: Burial: Deansboro, Onieda Co., WI13
Children of DAVID FOWLER and HANNAH GARRET are:

i. DAVID6 FOWLER14,15, b. June 1767; d. Bef. 1826, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY15; m. PHEBE KINESS16, 1791; b. 1774; d. March 13, 1863, Wisconsin.
Notes for DAVID FOWLER:
Born in Kirkland's cabin, married Phebe Kiness about 1791, and was given lot 16 in 1795, which, in 1824, was leased for ten years to Thomas Dean, and sold to him in 1826, after David Flower's death. He served as town clerk several years, and was conspicuous in religious matters.

ii. HANNAH FOWLER17, b. 1768; d. New York17.

iii. ELIZABETH FOWLER17, b. 1770; d. 1866, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY17.
More About ELIZABETH FOWLER: Burial: Deansboro, Onieda Co., NY17

iv. BENJAMIN GARRETT FOWLER17, b. 177417; d. December 12, 1848, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI17.
More About BENJAMIN GARRETT FOWLER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI17

v. LURHEANA FOWLER17, b. 1776.

vi. MARY B. FOWLER17, b. 1781.

8. vii. JAMES FOWLER, b. 1784; d. 1830, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY.

9. viii. JACOB FOWLER, b. 1786, Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY; d. Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY.

ix. RHODOLPHUS FOWLER17, b. 1791, RI18; d. 1836, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI19.

Generation No. 6

7. OLIVE6 OCCOM (MARY5 FOWLER, ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A) was born 1755 in Madison NY. She married SOLOMON ADAMS20 1776 in Madison NY, son of SAMUEL ADAMS and HANNAH SQUAMP. He was born Abt. 1760, and died Abt. 1783.
Notes for OLIVE OCCOM: Ancestral File number WKJ8-72
Notes for SOLOMON ADAMS: Ancestral File number WKJ8-6V
Children of OLIVE OCCOM and SOLOMON ADAMS are:

i. PHILENA7 ADAMS.

ii. DAMARIS ADAMS.

iii. ELLEN ADAMS.

iv. DAVID ADAMS.

8. JAMES6 FOWLER (DAVID5, ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)21 was born 1784, and died 1830 in Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY21. He married PATIENCE DICK22 1805 in Brothertown, Oneida, NY, daughter of WILLIAM DICK and HANNAH POTTER. She was born Abt. 1788 in Charlestown, Washington, RI22.
Notes for JAMES FOWLER: Ancestral File number WKHX-7P
Notes for PATIENCE DICK: Ancestral File number WKJ8-QM.
Children of JAMES FOWLER and PATIENCE DICK are:

i. ABIGAIL7 FOWLER.

ii. DAVID FOWLER.

iii. WILLIAM FOWLER.

iv. RUSSELL FOWLER.

v. JOHN COLLINS FOWLER.

vi. SIMEON ADAMS FOWLER.

vii. SMITH FOWLER.

viii. LATON FOWLER.

ix. PATIENCE FOWLER.

x. ROXANNA FOWLER.

9. JACOB6 FOWLER (DAVID5, ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)23,24 was born 1786 in Montauk, Suffolk County, LI, NY25, and died in Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY25. He married AMY POTTER25, daughter of SAMPSON POTTER and <UNNAMED>. She was born August 10, 1792 in Charlestown, Washington Co., R.I.25, and died February 10, 1862 in Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25.
Notes for JACOB FOWLER: Lived on lot 141, assigned to him in 1815, and was for years a tithingman and marshal in the town. He moved to Wisconsin, but later returned to NY and died at his old home.
More About AMY POTTER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25
Children of JACOB FOWLER and AMY POTTER are:

i. HANNAH I.7 FOWLER25, b. November 21, 1811, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY25; d. December 23, 1893, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25; m. ISAAC DICK; b. 1804.

More About HANNAH I. FOWLER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25

10. ii. HEZEKIAH FOWLER, b. March 15, 1813, NY; d. October 28, 1884, WI.

iii. ALEXANDER FOWLER25, b. January 28, 1815, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY25; d. December 02, 1879, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25.

iv. LORENZO DAVID FOWLER25, b. 1817, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY25; d. October 06, 1878, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25.

v. LUCIUS SYRENIUS FOWLER25, b. May 10, 1819, Brothertown, Oneida Co., NY25; d. February 23, 1886, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25.

vi. ALZINA FOWLER25, b. 1830.

vii. ABBY JANE FOWLER25, b. 1834, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI25.

Generation No. 7

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Hezekiah Fowler
my great, great, great grandfather

10. HEZEKIAH7 FOWLER (JACOB6, DAVID5, ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)26,27,28 was born March 15, 1813 in NY, and died October 28, 1884 in WI. He married (1) FANNY FRANCIS SKEESUCK28, daughter of SAMUEL SKEESUCK and MARY SEKETER. She was born 1812, and died August 17, 1857 in WI. He married (2) PAULINE PANGBURN28 November 13, 1859 in Calumet Co., WI29,30. She was born February 07, 1847 in Waupaca, Waupaca County, WI30.

Notes for HEZEKIAH FOWLER: He held lot 11, in Brothertown WI, which was sold in 1834.

More About FANNY FRANCIS SKEESUCK: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30

Children of HEZEKIAH FOWLER and FANNY SKEESUCK are:

i. DELIA8 FOWLER.

ii. HENRY FOWLER.

iii. IRENE FOWLER30.

iv. LORINE FOWLER.

v. WEALTHY FOWLER.

vi. ADALINE FOWLER30, b. 1833, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30; d. February 16, 1845, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30.
More About ADALINE FOWLER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30

11. vii. ALFRED FOWLER, b. 1834, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI.

viii. MARY JANE FOWLER30, b. 1836; m. JOSEPH REED.

ix. PERMELIA ANN FOWLER30, b. 183630; d. March 12, 1910, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30; m. (1) JOHN GROSLEY; b. March 24, 1838, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI; d. September 15, 1874; m. (2) ELIAS SHELLEY; b. 1839; d. March 12, 1910, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI.
More About PERMELIA ANN FOWLER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30
More About ELIAS SHELLEY: Burial: Union Cemetery, Brothertown

x. CHARLOTTE ALMIRA FOWLER30, b. May 12, 1840, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30; d. September 02, 1903, Calumet County, WI30; m. (1) HENRY POTTER; b. October 09, 1837; d. February 19, 1884, Calumet, WI; m. (2) FRANKLIN M. DICK, July 15, 1863, Calumet Co., WI; b. 1832; d. July 22, 1864.

xi. ANGELINE FOWLER30, b. December 24, 1840, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI30; d. May 15, 1902, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI; 331,32; m. (1) SETH FORRET SAMPSON, January 08, 1860, Calumet Co., WI; b. 1837, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI; m. (2) ALEXANDER HAMILTON HAMMER, November 17, 1867, Calumet Co., WI; b. December 10, 1839; d. March 10, 1925, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI.
More About ANGELINE FOWLER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI32
More About ALEXANDER HAMILTON HAMMER: Burial: Union Cemetery, Brothertown

xii. ISRAEL HEZEKIAH FOWLER33,34, b. 1845, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI; d. May 03, 1863, Chancellorsville, VA.
Notes for ISRAEL HEZEKIAH FOWLER: Was in Company A, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteers and died at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863.

xiii. ADA H. FOWLER34, b. February 18, 1845; d. February 11, 1847, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34.
More About ADA H. FOWLER: Burial: Union Cemetery, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34

xiv. SIMEON FOWLER34, b. August 07, 1849, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34; d. September 07, 1849, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34.
More About SIMEON FOWLER: Burial: Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34

xv. JOHN D. FOWLER34, b. June 1854, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34; d. October 1855, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34.
More About JOHN D. FOWLER: Burial: Union Cemetery, Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI34

Child of HEZEKIAH FOWLER and PAULINE PANGBURN is:

xvi. AMY SELINA8 FOWLER34, b. April 28, 186034; m. JAMES DUANE SAMPSON, 1878, Calumet Co., WI; b. June 04, 1858; d. September 19, 1916.

Generation No. 8

11. ALFRED8 FOWLER (HEZEKIAH7, JACOB6, DAVID5, ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A)35,36 was born 1834 in Brothertown, Calumet Co., WI36. He married BARBARA36. She was born 1840 in Ohio36.
Notes for ALFRED FOWLER: Alfred was a full-blooded Brothertown Indian, and was a doctor.
More About BARBARA: Race: Indian (according to 1860 census)
Children of ALFRED FOWLER and BARBARA are:

i. MELVINA9 FOWLER36,37, b. 1857, Calumet Co., WI38.

12. ii. FRANCES JULIA FOWLER, b. August 28, 1860, Calumet, WI; d. June 10, 1953, Seattle WA.

Generation No. 9

12. FRANCES JULIA9 FOWLER (ALFRED8, HEZEKIAH7, JACOB6, DAVID5, ELIZABETH4 PHARAOH, GEORGE3, WEINCOMBONE2, WYANDANCH1, <UNNAMED>A) was born August 28, 1860 in Calumet, WI, and died June 10, 1953 in Seattle WA39. She married CYRUS ESTES MAXFIELD May 09, 1880 in Watertown, WI40, son of JOSEPH MAXFIELD and MARY ESTES. He was born July 04, 1855 in Vassalboro, Kennebec, ME, and died October 23, 1923 in Seattle, King, WA.
Notes for FRANCES JULIA FOWLER: According to her marriage certificate, her maid of honor was Eslatta Ann Honey. Called "little grandma" by all her great grandchildren, because she was not very much taller than they were.
Cause of Death: coronary artery thrombosis
Medical Information: fractured right femur June 7 1953 in fall from a chair.
Race: part Brothertown Indian
Notes for CYRUS ESTES MAXFIELD: In 1880, Cyrus was a school teacher in Mukwanago Wisconsin. His brother Charles Arthur was best man, at Cyrus and Julia's wedding. After 1890, he moved his family to the Quillayute Prairie, near Forks Washington, where his brother Jesse and his family has homesteaded in 1876. They had to move their belongings to the homesite by Indian canoe. In 1910 he homesteaded three building lots at 6442 Marshall Ave. SW, in Seattle Washington. The property was known as Max-Ten-Croft. Accountant for city of Seattle, Washington circa 1910-1923. Member of I.O.O.F (Independentl Order of Odd Fellows) lodge.
More About CYRUS ESTES MAXFIELD: Cause of Death: colon cancer
Occupation: May 1880, Schoolteacher, Mukwanoga WI
Children of FRANCES FOWLER and CYRUS MAXFIELD are:

13. i. HERBERT FOWLER10 MAXFIELD, b. October 26, 1881, Milwaukee WI; d. June 17, 1961, Seattle WA.

ii. CHARLES ESTES MAXFIELD, b. May 10, 1886, St. Paul, MN; d. August 1888, St. Paul, MN.

14. iii. MAY ANNE MAXFIELD, b. February 08, 1890, St. Paul, MN; d. December 1967, Youngtown, AZ.

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