Fowler, Benjamin

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Benjamin Fowler was born about 1754.


Benjamin Fowler fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a private in the Rhode Island Regiment and served under Colonel Benedict Arnold at Quebec. He contracted Small Pox and lost an eye as a result of that disease while at Quebec.

Marriage & Children

Benjamin Fowler married ABT 1775 at North Kingston, Washington, RI, Freelove Fowler. He married second Lucy Douglas (1754 - ) ABT 1777 at South Kingston, Washington, RI. Lucy was the daughter of John David Douglass (1728 – 1790) and Lydia Tripp (1733 – 1772). Benjamin and Lucy's daughter was:

  • Lucy Ann Fowler (11 MAY 1798 - 26 JAN 1863) who married 12 MAY 1816 at Town of Knox, Albany, NY Joseph Gallup (9 DEC 1791 - 20 MAY 1870) [1]


Benjamin Fowler died at Berne on October 12, 1808 and was buried in the Knox Cemetery

Benjamin Fowler Will

Additional Information

A little south of his (Whipple's) old home all the early Whipples lie buried in what is known as High Point or the Whipple cemetery. Here the settlers from Connecticut established a community burying ground as early as 1785. Here we find the Whipples, Chesebroughs, Gallups, Seaburys, Crarys, and Williamses. Here are such Revolutionary heroes as Captain Benjamin Fowler, Lieutenant Henry Dennison, Sergeant Elisha Williams, and George Washington's own orderly, James Dyer, neighbors in Old Mystic and Stonington, neighbors in the wilderness and neighbors in their last resting place.

Altamont Enterprise - March 23, 1956

1800 United States Federal Census about Benjamin Fowler
Name: Benjamin Fowler
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Berne, Albany, New York

Benjamin Fowler lived at Hampton, Washington Co., N. Y. He married Lucy Douglas. Samuel Wait lived at Hampton, Washington Co., N. Y. He married Mary Douglas, a sister of the above Lucy and Peleg Douglas.

1. An e-mail from our Marston source:

I am a Douglas researcher. I came across a note from a Douglas letter written by a family member in about 1937:

A quote from Alanson Douglass Bartholomew from a letter he wrote in about 1937 is:

"Lucy Douglass, married Benjamin Fowler and lived at KNOXTOWN."

A note from Plattsburgh historian John A. Biglow (also Douglass relation):

"Lucy Douglas, probably b. about 1757 in South Kingstow n; m. Benjamin Fowler, probably in 'Nine Partners,' from wherethey are said to have moved direct to Danby, Rutland, County Vermont, where they are listed in the census of 1790."

My notes on Benjamin Fowler:
1786 town meeting in Danby, Rutland Co. VT Benjamin Fowler
1788-1789 2 years in office Danby from History and Map of D anby
1790 Census Benjamin Fowler Danby 2-1-4-2
1793 Benjamin Fowler, Selectman, Danby
1800 Census Benjamin Fowler Bern, Albany Co., NY (1-1-1-1-1 -1-0-1-1-1
1800 Supervisor of Town of Berne
1808 Left a will at Town of Berne, Albany, NY.