Mystery Monday ~ Alby & Fowler

Wiley B. Fowler was the son of Jeremiah Fowler and my 3rd great grandmother Elizabeth Brazil Fowler Alby. He died on December 26, 1895 and is buried in Fowler Cemetery in Paron, Saline County Arkansas. 

Below  is the only reference I have ever found about the existence of Jeremiah Fowler, the fact that he was married to Elizabeth, when he died and where he lived at a certain time. 

Between 1826 and 1828 Elizabeth Brazil Fowler married my 3rd great grandfather Peter Alby, in or near Little Rock, Arkansas.  No marriage license has ever been found. Peter was born in Vermont in 1794, and is also suspected of having a first spouse- but the only evidence we have is this census: 


1820 Jefferson County Indiana 
Peter Alby 
1 male 26-45 
1 female 0-10 
1 female 16-26 


This is Wiley's vanity bio from Goodpseeds. 

 Wylie B. Fowler, postmaster at Brazil, Saline County, Ark., first saw the light
of day in Ripley County, Mo., February 3, 1818, being the oldest in a family of
two children born to Jerry and Elizabeth (Brazil ) Fowler, natives of Kentucky
and Tennessee, respectively, and who emigrated to Missouri at an early day, where
Mr. Fowler died.  Mrs. Fowler subsequently came to Arkansas Territory with her
children in 1826, and settled in what is now Saline Township, in 1840 moving to
Perry County, where she remained until her death in 1873.  Wylie B. Fowler commenced
farming for himself in 1845.  In 1844 he was married to Martha Allen, a native of
Missouri, who came to Arkansas in 1828.  After his marriage Mr. Fowler settled in
Holland Township, and engaged in farming and hunting.  The country at that time
was very thinly settled, the nearest market being at Little Rock, which was only
a small village.  His wife died in 1876.  By that union he had the following children:
John (formerly in the United States service, and now deceased), Martha (deceased),
Elizabeth (now Mrs. Burnett, of Holland township), Lucinda (now Mrs. Dryden, also
of Holland Township), Matilda (deceased), Mary Jane (also deceased), Jeannette
(Mrs. Seymore Holland), Moses (with whom his father resides), Angeline (Mrs. Thompson,
of Holland), Tennessee (deceased), William (in Mississippi County), James (deceased),
Wylie (at home), and Amasa (deceased).  Mr. Fowler was in the Texas War of 1836,
guarding the frontier of Arkansas.  He has lived to see the complete growth of Saline
County, having been a resident here for sixty-three years, and has taken an individual
part in its development.  He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Wiley Fowler had one sister- Rachel, who was born about 1820 and died sometime after 1870 in Perry County Arkansas.

(Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Central Arkansas  p. 263)

I am seeking information on Jeremiah Fowler, in particular I would like to know his date & location of birth and  date & location of marriage to Elizabeth Brazil, (who was the daughter of Richard & Jemima White Brazil (Braswell).  I'm also seeking information on Peter Alby, in particular his exact county of birth, parent's names, date & location of first marriage, (which requires more evidence that he is one & the same Peter Alby in the 1820 census) and his migration dates. 

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