The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 84
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84 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
in memory of Littleton Fowler, and many men of middle life to-
day got their education at that East Texas school.
Littleton Fowler died 'at his home in Sabine County, January
19, 1846, at the comparatively early age of forty-four years. This
edldier of the cross is fifty years dead and forgotten by his beloved
Texas, but his reward is -where noble deeds 'are never forgotten. His
bones lie under the pulpit of 'McMahan Chapel, which stands in a
sequestered spot twelve miles -east 'of San Augustine, in Sabine
County. There was where he organized his first Methodist "society"
in Texas. Another building has taken the place 'of the old log
church of his burial, but his grave has been undisturbed this half
century. A marble slab against 'the wall bears this inscription:
"Sacred to the Memory of Rev. Littleton Fowler, Methodist Mis-
sionary to the Republic of Texas; Kentucky was his beloved State;
Texas his adopted country; Heaven is his eternal Home."
With one more quotation-this time from Mr. Thrall, who
knew the missionary personally-this sketch closes: "In forming
an estimate of the character of Littleton Fowler, the first thing that
strikes one is his perfect symmetry. His fine physical form furn-
ished a fitting tenement for his nobble mental traits. In his man-
ner, dignity and affability were beautifully blended. He had a
most benevolent expression of countenance, a keen, piercing eye,
and a musical, ringing voice. His mind was well cultivated; his
religious experience was cheerful; his convictions of the truth and
the power of the gospel were remarkably strong. He was the very
mnan for Texas, and when he 'died, Texas Methodism went in
mourning. He was buried under the pulpit of his home church,
where he had so often stood as a Christian ambassador."
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