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 Welcome Usury Fowler                           1818 - 1897

        Born:     Oct. 10, 1818     Jackson, Clay, Tennessee    

       Died:     Mar. 26, 1897    Santa Paula, Ventura, California    

               &

 Malinda Janev Jamison                           1828 - 1902

       Born:     Sept. 30, 1828    Taylor town, Ohio Co., Kentucky   

       Died:    Mar. 09, 1902     Santa Paula, Ventura, California   

       Married     Feb. 11, 1851     Rockport, Atchison, Missouri

       Children:   10

 

                                                      

   Welcome Usury Fowler      Malinda Janev Jamison                  Family

NOTE: Illustrated History:

Welcome was born in Jackson Co. TN in 1818. His father was John Fowler who was born in July 1767 in VA and died in Dec. 1861 in 101st year. His mother was Lucinda Usury. They had 10 children. 
Welcome was a California pioneer of 1849. He left Atchison Co. MO on May25, 1849 with an ox team and arrived in Sacramento on Oct. 25, 1849. He took a load of goods to Grass Valley (Nevada Co.) and built the first log house there. He followed merchandising and mining there for one year. Then he traveled back to Atchison Co. MO where he married Malinda Jane Jamison on Feb. 11, 1851. In 1872 he was living in Tulare Co., CA where he raised livestock and farmed until 1883 when he moved to Ventura Co. There he raised livestock and farmed until 1888 when he purchased the Palmyra Hotel, Orange Co., CA. Welcome was a Democrat until 1882 when he became a Prohibitionist. He was a Deacon in the Christian Church for many years. 

NOTE: The obituary notice in the San Jose Pioneer says that he was
well-known in Orange Co., had sterling integrity and was held in high
esteem. He was an energetic and bright businessman with a large amount of property.

NOTE: History of Tulare and Kings Counties:
Churches of Hanford As early as 1874 a Christian Church organization was formed by major T. J. McQuiddy, W. R. McQuiddy, Elder Craigie Sharp, Courtney Talbot, J. M. Patterson, Sally Cotton, Welcome Fowler and others. This organization held meetings in Eureka schoolhouse. Later the place of meeting was in the Grangeville schoolhouse. In 1878 Hanford was chosen as a Permanent
location and a church was built at the corner of Eighth and Brown
streets. Later this church was rebuilt in its present convenient and
commodious proportions.

CENSUS: 1860 Census Solano Co. CA; 1860; pg. 238; Federal Archives San Bruno, CA; NOTE: Rockville post office.

CENSUS: Merced Co. CA; 1870; ; p 52; Federal Archives, San Bruno, CA.

CENSUS: Tulare Co. CA; 1880; E.D. 100; p 7, line 26; Federal Archives,
San Bruno, CA.

MARRIAGE: Atchison Co. MO Marriage Records; 1851; ; ; ; NOTE: recvd. by corr. from Co. Clerk, Rock Port, MO 64482 on Apr 24, 1978.

OBITUARY: San Jose Pioneer; May 1897; ; p. 58; ;

BIOGRAPHY: History of Tulare and Kings Counties, California by Eugene L. Menefee and Fred A. Dodge; 1840-1913; Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA; p 213; Oakland Public Library #979.48 H524M.

BIOGRAPHY: Reminiscences of a Pioneer Family in America by Samuel
Fowler; 1760-1920; 

BIOGRAPHY: Illustrated History of Southern California; 1750-1890; ; p35;

!BIRTH: Federal Government, Merced Co. CA 1870 Census;;; p. 52 #405-324;,