Fowler, Elizabeth (née Pharaoh)

first name (variants): Betty
last name (variants): Fowler
Birth: c. 1707 in Montauk, Long Island
Death: After 1795 in Brothertown, NY

Montauk; Brothertown





  • Montauk, Long Island (from 1707 to 1784)
  • Brothertown, NY (from 1784)
Marital status

Elizabeth Fowler was married to James Fowler. They had six children, of whom three were especially important to Occom's life (Mary, David, and Jacob).


Elizabeth (Betty) Fowler was an influential Montauk woman and the mother of Mary Fowler Occom, David Fowler, and Jacob Fowler. She was a member of the powerful Pharaoh/Faro family, a family which boasts the current (as of 2013) Montaukett sachem. Elizabeth was married to James Fowler. Occom married their daughter Mary, and as a result the Fowler family received extra attention from the minister and became deeply Christian. James Fowler died in 1774, but Elizabeth lived until 1795. She migrated to Brothertown with Mary, David, and Jacob, where she died sometime after 1795.


Love, Deloss. Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England. Pilgrim Press 1899. Strong, John A. The Montaukett Indians of Eastern Long Island. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press 2001.