The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 76
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76 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
"His 'appointments were regularly filled, whether few or many
came out to hear him. He was as ready to dispense the Word of
Life to two or three gathered together in the wilderness of Texas
as he had been to the hundreds in the spacious churches of Ken-
tucky, 'Tennessee, and Alabama. He could pray as earnestly for
the solitary sinner whom he met by the wayside, as for the Sena-
tors assembled in the Congress of the infant Republic.
"In stature, Mr. Fowler was about six feet two inches. Appar-
ently inclined to leanness, his frame was compactly knit. * * *
He was straight as an Indian; his forehead was high, expansive,
and 'commanding; his eyes dark, brilliant, and when stirred with
emotion, full of fire. * * *
"His intellectual powers were of a very high order. His views
of every subject were liberal and comprehensive. Though his
early education was defective-simply such as the frontier schools
of his day afforded-he compensated that by close and untiring
application to study after he was admitted to the ministry. All
his life he was an ardent student. His style of speaking, both in
the pulpit and in the social circle, was rigidly correct, and I was
surprised to learn from 'his own lips that he had never had the
benefits of scholastic training, but his attainments were almost
"I have often heard him commence a sermon in the mildest man-
ner; then, warming 'to his subject, his fine eye would kindle, and
his words would enchain every ear, 'and his sincerity penetrate ev-
ery heart. If to be able to instruct, to interest, to hold in breath-
less silence 'an entire assembly, be oratory, then Littleton Fowler
was an orator." * * *
On the 21st of June, 1838, Mr. Fowler was married to Mrs. J. J.
Porter, of N acogdoc'hes, a lady of great beauty of person and many
graces of the heart. She was one of the Lockwolod sisters, of New-
port, Kentucky, who were noted beauties and belles of Louisville,
Frankfort, and Cincinnati. They were the daughters of an army
officer, and s'he was born in 1806, 'at Fort Madison, Louisiana-
which was near B'aton Rouge-while her father was stationed at
that frontier military post. Later, her mother, being widowed, mar-
ried John Cleve Symmes, author of "Symmes' Theory," which
made such a stir in the world about 1825.
I 'have lately read with eager interest, a letter from Boston, of
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899, periodical, 1898/1899; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101011/m1/80/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.