FOWLER, JOHN HOPKINS
FOWLER, JOHN HOPKINS (1796–1873). John H. Fowler, early settler, soldier, and legislator, the son of Godfrey and Clara (Wright) Fowler, Jr., was born on December 23, 1796, in Tennessee. The name of his first wife is not known, but his second wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander, whom he married in Hempstead County, Arkansas, on September 26, 1837. Fowler moved to the Red River area in 1817 and settled on the north side of the river. By 1819 he had moved into what is now Red River County near Pecan Point. During the Texas Revolution he served with Col. Robert M. Coleman's First Regiment, Texas Rangersqv. He represented Red River County in the House of the Third Congress (1838–39). As a wealthy landowner, he was one of a group of prominent men involved in founding the College of DeKalb. He was a frequent contributor to area newspapers. During the secession crisis he was a staunch Unionist. He died in Paris, Texas, on October 12, 1873.
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