HARRISON FOWLER was born in Kanawha county, West Virginia, June 8, 1812, and came to this county with his parents in 1815.  His parents were Elijah and Jane (Bogan) Fowler.  When they settled in Gallia county it was in a very wild state; no roads, mills, or any conveniences.  His father taught school, and was the first justice of the peace elected in Guyan township.  Harrison Fowler, by hard work and careful management, has obtained a large farm, located in Guyan township, which is in first-class condition.  He was married in this county, October 10, 1840, to Aromenta mart, who was born in Giles county, Virginia, June 16, 1818; her death took place in December, 1863.  Her parents were Nathaniel and Lydia Mart, settler of this county in 1825.  The children of Mr. Fowler are: Anda L., born October 7, 1841, died in January, 1864; William F., May 13, 1843, died in September, 1863; Mahala J. (Clary), January 5, 1845, resides in Lawernce county, Ohio; Elijah, July 21, 1847, died December 3, 1871; Henry,  November 16, 1848, died February 5, 1863; Lydia C., December 9, 1850, died January 1866; Charles M., April 11, 1854, resides in this township; Thomas J., October 18, 1855, died in infancy; James H., November 9, 1860, resides at home; John R., September 9, 1861, resides at home.  Mr. Fowler's father was born March 25, 1770.  The subject of this sketch has held the office of justice of the peace for many years.  Mr. Fowler had two sons who lost their lives in the late war; Anda Lewis served six months, and died of typhoid fever in Tennessee; William served two years and six months, and died from disease brought on by hardships endured in the Lynchburg raid.  Mr. Fowler's postoffice address is Crown City, Gallia county, Ohio.


History of Gallia County, Ohio - by H.H. Hardesty 1882