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Toler CrestThis website serves as my primary genealogy database, and I welcome colloboration with others.  The 2,828 individuals, 909 families, and 610 surnames recorded on this website comprise the extended Towler/Toler/Toller and allied Families from which I descend and have been able to document.  These family branches have deep roots in early Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia, by way of very early colonial Virginia.

This family tree is a work in progress and as such is in a near-constant state of flux and was last updated on December 31, 2019.  The collection of family data found on this website is by no means complete (will it ever be? ), and is almost guaranteed to contain a few errors.  It is my hope that you can offer corrections and/or wish to contribute additional information, pictures, or documentation.

This website contains information compiled through the meticulous and time-consuming efforts of many relatives and friends as well as other participating family researchers, and include contributions by several distant ''cousins''.  To date this website contains 62 different source's across 10 different Repositories (and always looking to add more). 

The tree and experience is enhanced by 643 multimedia items adding to the user experience and the quality of the website.  I am striving to have the as much of the data sourced and annotated as I can.  New photos and census transcriptions are added regularly. I always aim to have genealogy of high quality recorded on this site.

The earliest recorded event is the birth of John Cox in 1473.  The most recent event was a birth in 2019.

Family members can contact me to get full access to the database, which includes living individuals. I do ask for some information on your lineage to guard against the "data harvesters" and other unpleseant folk. If you wish to contribute to the database, adding or correcting information, please let me know. I welcome collaboration.

NOTE:  Registration to view deceased ancestors on this site is not necessary. You need only register if you plan to participate by contributing information and materials via our online databases.

If you have any comments or feedback please contact Ian Towler.


Domain Transfer...potential down time
Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:14 PM

Just wanted put a little note out there, I am in the process of transferring this domain (familytree.itowler.com) to a new Registrar.  During the transfer, the site may experience some down time.


I hope that the down time is little to none, but in the next 10 days or so, if you are not able to see the site, please be patient, as it is likely a result of the domain transfer.  All transfer activities should be complete by 01/26/2020.


Birth: September 15, 1743 25Cambeden Parish, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death: November 10, 1819Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
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Research tasks
Date Record Username Research task
October 11, 2018 Joseph Spach itowler Check to see if He meets criteria for "indiana Pioneers" group. Ie. in indiana prior to 12/31/1840
April 22, 2019 Russell Toler itowler look for 1860 census
April 22, 2019 Oliver Perry Toler itowler look for death info
April 22, 2019 Carl Eugene Toler itowler look for death reacord
October 10, 2018 James Fuller itowler Flesh Out More Details: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K1T6-JCN
April 12, 2019 Margaret E. Reckley itowler I also have the death cert for her. Need to add details
April 12, 2019 Marion White itowler Lots of siblings listed here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/119290216/sarah-elizabeth-white and here https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130504378/marion-white
April 18, 2019 John W. Salyer itowler Look for 1880 Census Record
April 18, 2019 John W. Salyer itowler Look for 1900 Census record
April 18, 2019 John W. Salyer itowler Look for 1910 Census record
April 18, 2019 John W. Salyer itowler Look for 1920 Census record
April 18, 2019 John W. Salyer itowler Look for Burial Record / Find a grave entry (Everton Cemetery)
June 19, 2019 Charles T. Phillips itowler 1940 US Census, Charles Phillips has a Warren Arno listed as son in law in the house hold. Do not know which daughter he is married to
August 14, 2019 William Duvall itowler flesh him out more, 1848 BD, 1850 Census, 1860, 1880 1900. Married in NC in ~ 1866
December 26, 2019 Sarah Crider itowler evaluate this page: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/Brumfieldgen.html
April 12, 2019 Katie Eliza Owens itowler Follow up on Indiana Death Certificate # 13770 for details on Kates death
April 18, 2019 Ira Franklin Towler itowler Look for 1910 Census record
April 12, 2019 Beulah Elma Towler itowler I have a headstone for Beulah and her last husband
April 22, 2019 Caleb Toler itowler Look into the Caleb b Toler | Nancy Halstead family of WV. https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/KHLM-ZJF
October 8, 2018 Thomas John Duggan “John” itowler Enter Marriage record: Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007
October 8, 2018 Thomas John Duggan “John” itowler Enter 1860 census record
December 26, 2019 Barnabas Towler itowler Dig deeper on this family