Census Records for William and Susan Lolley Fowler

August 20, 1850
Ontario, Wayne County, New York

According to family tradition, after the death of her husband George Lolley in England, Susan married William Fowler and they immigrated to the U.S. about 1847.

Later census records show a daughter Mary A. born in New York in June of 1846 which means the family should appear in the 1850 census, but a search turned up nothing except for this rather interesting set of next-door-neighbors in Wayne, Ontario County, New York.

Maybe there's a bit more to William and Susan's story? Susan is known to have had a son George of this age, and daughter Mary A. shown here fits the Mary A. found in later census records. Neither a Harriet or David appear with the family in later records, but could have been on their own by 1860.

The Susan and William in this census would have been born in 1816. Following census records give their birth years variously as 1812, 1810 and 1813. If this really is our William and Susan, what became of William's family?

1850 Census of Ontario, Wayne County, New York
  Age Born
Occupation
Value of
Real Estate
Susan Lolly 35 England
$1250
George Lolly 14 England
Harriet Lolly 10 England
David Lolly 6 England
Mary A. Lolly 5 New York
 
Philip Rice 22 New York
Farmer
Francis Rice 22 England
William Fowler 35 England
Labourer
 
Elizabeth Fowler 33 England
 
George Fowler 7 England
 
John Fowler 7 England
 
Mary Fowler 8/12 England

 

 


June 4, 1860
Douglas, Marquette County, Wisconsin

In 1860 Susan and William and their children Mary A. and William are living in Wisconsin. Also living with them are Susanna's son and daughter-in-law John and Mary Lolley who were married in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin on October 28, 1854.

1860 Census of Douglas, Marquette County, Wisconsin
  Age Born
Occupation
Value of
Real Estate
William Fowler 49 England
Farmer
$400
Susanna Fowler 48 England
Mary A. Fowler 14 New York
William Fowler 2 Wisconsin
John Lolley 27 England
Labourer
$600
Mary Lolley 21 Illinois
Lorenzo Lolley 4 Wisconsin
John Lolley 2 Wisconsin



July 21, 1870
Grover, Johnson County, Missouri

In 1870 the family is found in Johnson County, Missouri perhaps having followed Susan's oldest son J.W. here. Susan is listed as being 10 years older than William, and son William's birthplace is given as New York rather than Wisconsin as it is in the other census records.

1870 Census of Grover, Johnson County, Missouri
  Age Born
Occupation
Value of
Real Estate
Value of
Personal Estate
Fowler, William 50 England
Farmer
$700
$300
Susanna 60 England
William 11 New York

 




June 9, 1880
Jackson, Johnson County, Missouri

In 1880 William is still living in Johnson County, Missouri but Susan has apparently died and their daughter Mary is back in the fold. She has married Eugene R. Burnett and they have three children - Rosa, Herman, and Walter all born in Minnesota. They have at least one more child, Herbert in 1882, and later move to South Dakota.

William Sr. was still living in 1884 according to his stepson's Civil War records, but does not appear in any subsequent census records.

In 1886 William Jr. married his half-niece Susan H. Lolley, daughter of George, and later followed some of the family to Kansas.

1880 Census of Jackson, Johnson County, Missouri
  Age
Occupation
Born
Father
Born
Mother
Born
Fowler, William 64
Farmer
England
England
England
William J. 22
Labourer
Wisconsin
England
England
Burnet,
Eugene
34
Labourer
England
England
England
Mary 34
New York
England
England
Rosa 11
Minnesota
England
New York
Herman 7
Minnesota
England
New York
Walter 1
Minnesota
England
New York

 


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