Kevin said in his email: "No doubt you've got copies of the census of Abel Fowler, Sr. and Jr. but there are a couple of them that have interest.
1830 town of Onondaga. All on the same page: Russell Gardner (his father, Rev. Solomon Gardner), Abel Fowler, Jr. and Silas Wood.
1840 town of Hastings. Silas Wood. Abel Fowler, Jr. is living in the household, but not listed as head because he had sold the farm to his son-in-law Silas at that point."
1830 U S Census; Census Place: Onondaga, Onondaga, New York; Page: 182 / Contributed by Kevin Bradford <http://plantagenetdynasty.blogspot.com/>; boxes added by me.
Name: Abel Fowler (head / red outlined box)
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Onondaga, Onondaga, New York
Free White Persons - Males - of ten and under fifteen: 1
Free White Persons - Males - of forty and under fifty: 1
Free White Persons - Females - of twenty and under thirty: 1
Free White Persons - Females - of fifty and under sixty: 1
Free White Persons - Females - of 80 and under ninety: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
Purple outline: son-in-law Russell Gardner (=Rhoda Fowler - no children) and his father Rev. Solomon Gardner are on same page.
Red outline: son-in-law Silas Wood (=Mary/Polly - three children) on the same page next line.
By estimation, Abel would have been about 54 years old, he shouldn't be marked in the "forty and under fifty" column. My 2x great grandfather Luther born about 1815 is the one mark in the "ten and under fifteen" column. Rhoda is the one female age "twenty and under thirty." She didn't marry Russell GARDNER until after 1833. One mystery female... the tick mark in the "eighty and under ninety" column., I believe she is Lydia's mother Silence (Grandy) Fuller, who was widowed by 1830, and because Abel's mother Mary (Brownell) had passed in 1809.
Year: 1840; Census Place: Hastings, Oswego, New York; Hastings, New York / Contributed by Kevin Bradford <http://plantagenetdynasty.blogspot.com/>; boxes added by me.
Free White Male 15 & under 20: 1
Free White Male 40 & under 50: 1
Free White Male 60 & under 70: 1
Free White Female under 5: 1
Free White Female 5 & under 10: 1
Free White Female 10 & under 15: 1
Free White Female 15 & under 20: 1
Free White Female 40 & under 50: 1
Total 8 persons counted
In addition, with one male and one female in the age columns "40 & under 50" (Silas & Mary, both born about 1800), and no female in the "60 & under 70" column, it gives more weight to the conclusion Abel (widower) is being counted. Kevin said Abel had sold the farm...so where would he have gone? With one of his daughters, I'm sure. It all adds up.
Now it is on to decipher the earlier censuses which should include more surprises! I'm anxious to get started.