Fowler, Benjamin Garrett

Birth: 1774 in Montauk, NY
Death: December 12, 1848 in Brothertown, Wisconsin
Affiliation

Montauk

Faith

Baptist

Nationality

Montauk

Occupation

Community leader and Baptist minister.

Residence(s)
  • Brothertown (from 1775)
Biography

Benjamin Garrett Fowler was the son of David Fowler, Occom's brother-in-law, and Hannah Garrett. Benjamin Fowler became an elder of the Brothertown community, acting in the role of Baptist minister, and was instrumental in moving the community to Wisconsin in the 1820s.

Sources

Brooks, "The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan" (2006), p. 416; Cipolla, "Becoming Brothertown" (2013), p. 45; "Brothertown Indians and the Fowler Family," http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/a/x/Marilyn-J-Maxfield-king/GENE16-0006.html