Biography of C. Rush Fowler
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C. RUSH FOWLER, This prominent citizen was born in Bradford County, Penn., December 31, 1821. His parents, Stephen and Leefe (Stevens) Fowler, were natives of Vermont and. Pennsylvania respectively, and of Scotch Irish lineage. His father was a surgeon in the war of 1812, and. for many years a prominent physician in this section of the State, and the only one available, being frequently called to the various seats of the adjoining counties on professional business. He was at one time a member of the State Legislature, and served his term with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. His wife, Leefe, whose mother's name was Lee, was a cousin to Gen. R. E. Lee, of Confederate fame, and is still living, a resident of Upper Sandusky, in the full possession of her faculties, and in excellent health. They came to this county in 1827, and located in this township, where Mr. Fowler purchased 600 acres, adding by subsequent purchases, till he owned 3,100 acres. They were the parents of eight children and among the most estimable citizens of the county. He died in 1847, aged fifty seven years. C. R. Fowler, the subject of this notice, was educated in the common schools and by the fireside at home, instructed chiefly by his father. He remained at home and assisted in conducting the farm till twenty three years of age. He inherited $3,000 and a farm of 125 acres from his father's possessions, and in 1845 purchased a farm in Muffin Township, consisting of 740 acres. In 1850, he purchased 200 acres near Little Sandusky, and to this he has added at intervals till he now owns, in this and Antrim Townships, 3,000 acres. He has dealt largely in stock,making a specialty of sheep and wool growing, though his success is mainly due to his industry and perseverance. In 1875, he erected his elegant two story brick mansion at a cost of $17,000, it being, perhaps, as good a rural residence as there is in the county. Mr. Fowler was married, February 20, 1845. to Miss Catharine Nesbit, daughter of Abraham and Catharine (Wallace) Nesbit, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Irish ancestry, parents of five children, James, Elizabeth, Catharine and two deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler are the parents of seven children, of whom but three are living, viz., Hiram, Dwight, and Myrta, wife of Albert Boyd, of London, Ohio; the deceased are Olive, Sarah, Charles and an infant. Mr. Fowler has always been a Democrat, and strong in the faith. He served as Commissioner six years, and is among the most influential of the citizens of the county.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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