FOWLE Robert

FOWLE Robert[1]

Male 1743 - 1805  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name FOWLE Robert 
    Christened 29 May 1743  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0D41C194413549ECB261E84A444C978C46F1 
    Died 6 May 1805  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • (His obituary in the "New England Palladium announced that his services were to be held at 47 Back Street.)
    Buried Aft 6 May 1805  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Copps Hill Burying Ground 
    • (an undated footstone for Robert Fowle was found in Copp's Hill Burying Grounds but the gravestone no longer extant.)
    Notes 
    • Stone-carver who carved gravestones while living in Boston during the late 1760's, then moved to Newburyport where he continued this trade 1773-1789 before moving back to Boston where he produced gravestone carvings 1789-1805. He was Newburyport's first gravestone carver.
    Person ID I116053  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2017 

    Father FOWLE Nathaniel,   b. Mar 1701, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother GREEN Priscilla,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jun 1725  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F46744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 May 1743 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1805 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Copps Hill Burying Ground - Aft 6 May 1805 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

    Documents
    Robert Fowle stone cutting advertisement
    Robert Fowle stone cutting advertisement

    Newburyport, MA
    "Essex Journal", Sept 1774 & "Essex Journal", Feb 1775.

    Enoch Gooden advertised his stone cutting shop in Newburyport in 1774. The wording of this ad is almost identical (including the location) to that of the ad Robert Fowle ran in the same paper 1775. Perhaps Fowle had initially been hired by Gooden (who may not have himself been a stone-cutter), or had been financed by him, to provide gravestones for Newburyport citizens. Fowle then apparently quickly took over the business himself.


  • Sources 
    1. [S7094] Book-From Slate to Marble, 2:51.

    2. [S6049] Internet-Database-NEHGS-Boston, MA: Church Records, New North Church p.120.

    3. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, 78:178 "A Record Of Deaths In Boston And Vicinity, 1799-1815 (Continued)".

    4. [S7094] Book-From Slate to Marble, 2:51-53.

    5. [S5167] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0818093-0818095.