On October 14, 1815, Elijah and Elizabeth (Fowler) Richmond granted Lot #168 in the Onondaga Reservation to Moses Fowler. I was hoping that this deed, "S-4" in Onondaga Co., NY, would make it clear that Elizabeth was quit claiming inherited property to her brother, Moses Fowler, son of Thomas Fowler. However, the deed did not state that the transaction involved inherited property (parts were illegible on my copy, so it's possible that I missed something) .
It is pure speculation that Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Fowler, but it's the best I've got. Elizabeth (Fowler) & Elijah Richmond named their eldest son (who was my ancestor) Thomas; was he named after her father?
Elijah & Elizabeth Richmond were not found in the Onondaga Co., NY, Grantee Index (1794 - 1870) "N-R" alpha index, so from whom did they obtain the property and when did they possess it? The Onondaga "F-H" (for Fowler) Grantee index will be consulted; perhaps an entry for Thomas, Moses, and/or Elizabeth Fowler will help answer these questions.
Elijah & Elizabeth (Fowler) Richmond also lived in Steuben Co., NY, then Livingston Co., NY, and finally, Walworth Co., Wisconsin.
There is some helpful information on this website that features Thomas & Samantha (Fowler) Clark. Perhaps Samantha was Elizabeth Fowler's sister. Elijah and Elizabeth (Fowler) Richmond's youngest daughter was named Samantha.
Onondaga Co., NY
Deed on pages "S-4" & "S-5"
Recorded the fourteenth day of August Eighteen hundred and Sixteen at Four O'Clock--Ezra Foote, Dep. Clk
This Indenture made this fourteenth day of October One thousand Eight hundred and fifteen Between Elijah Richmond and Elizabeth his wife of the Town and County of Onondaga of the first part and Moses Fowler of the same place of the Second part Witnessed that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part this receipt whereof is hereby conferred and acknowledged have granted, bargained sold and forever quit claimed and by their presents do grant bargain sell and forever quit claim unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever All that certain piece or parcel of land being part of Lot Number One hundred and Sixty Eight in the lake? Onondaga Reservation and bounded as follows Beginning as the Northwest corner of said lot, thence running east one hundred and four rods and twelve links on the north line of said Lot, to the center of the Highway, thence South thirty Eight rods in the center of said road--thence west one degree south one hundred and three rods to the line of said lot, thence north thirty nine rods on the west line of said lot to the place of beginning containing twenty five acres of land -- To have and hold the same together with all the appurtenances and hereditament thereto belonging or in any wise app__ (__)
___to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever __ whereof the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and ___ instrument written Elijah Richmond with Elizabeth Richmond .......... .
Daniel Mosely, Master in Chancery