Surname: Rowley

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Biography of Walter R. Rowley

Walter R. Rowley, who is farming one hundred and fourteen acres of well improved land in Mount Pleasant Township, where he has always lived, was born May 5, 1869, of the marriage of Joseph and Ellen Rowley. The father came to Racine County in 1850 and worked at the butcher’s trade for three or four years, after which he returned to England, his native land, and brought his wife to the new world. He purchased a small farm and in connection with the cultivation of his land engaged in the butchering business. For ten or twelve years he followed farming and then removed to Lake Geneva, where he lived for two years. At length he returned to the farm which he owned in Skunk Grove and later he embarked in the butchering business in Racine, where he remained for five years. On the expiration of that period he bought seventy-five acres of land in Mount Pleasant Township, which he cultivated, and for thirty years he engaged in the butchering business, retiring from active life about ten years before he was called to his final rest. He passed away in 1911 and was laid to rest in Mound cemetery, while his wife died in 1910. They were consistent members of the Episcopal Church and Mr. Rowley gave his political support to the Democratic Party. In their family were four children:...

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Luther Todd

Luther Todd7, (Caleb6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2 Christopher1) born in 1791, died Dec. 27, 1869, married Clarissa Smith, who was born in 1809, died April 17, 1889. His brothers were displeased with his marriage and would not associate with him. The reason for their displeasure is not known to the writer further than stated. Children: 1158. Marcia A., b. 1830, d. Oct. 26, 1845. 1159. Nancy, m. Orrin Rowley, had issue: (1) Warren Rowley, who lived in Los Angeles, Cal. 1160. Amanda, m. (1) Bela Rose; had issue: William; (2) Emerson Griswold; all are supposed to be dead. 1161. Esther A., b. 1840, d. June 28, 1864, m. Joseph Lawrence. 1162. Henry A., d. while serving in the civil war, aged 22. 1163. Caleb, b. April 5,...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Rowley

Henry Rowley, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and died in Barnstable or Falmouth, Massachusetts, in 1673. He was one of the early planters of Plymouth and was a taxpayer as early as 1630. He was admitted a freeman in 1634, after removing to Scituate, where he and his wife Anne joined the church, January 8, 1634. In 1638 he removed with Rev. John Lothrop to the new settlement at Barnstable on Cape Cod. He was a deputy to the general court at Plymouth. In 1650 he removed to West Barnstable, and later to Falmouth. He married (first) Sarah, daughter of William Palmer. He married (second) October 17, 1633, Anne, daughter of Thomas Blossom, who started for New England in the “Speedwell,” in 1620, from Holland, but had to return; came to Plymouth in 1629. Children, Moses, mentioned elsewhere; Joseph, said to have gone to the Barbadoes; Sarah, married, April 11, 1646, Jonathan Hatch, of Barnstable and...

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Biographical Sketch of Moses Rowley

Moses, son of Henry Rowley, was born about 1630, died in 1705, at East Haddam, Connecticut. He married, April it, 1652, at Barnstable, Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Matthew Fuller, soldier and surgeon-general of the colony. She died at East Haddam, or Colchester, Connecticut, after 1714. Moses is mentioned in the will of William Palmer as legatee, as “Moses whom I love.” The grandfather, Palmer, gives evidence of some unfriendliness towards the father and wishes young Rowley placed with Mr. Partridge, that “he might be brought up in the feare of God & to that end if his father suffer it, I give Mr. Partridge five pounds.” Apparently Moses lived with his grandfather, and March 7, 1653-54, the court allowed him a cow from Palmer’s estate. He was admitted a freeman in 1637; was constable at Falmouth in 1681 deputy to the general court in 1693. He bought sixty acres of land of Jonathan Gilbert, at Haddam, Connecticut, originally laid out to John Henderson. May 3, 1692. by deed, October 4, 1693. He probably removed to Hingham in 1691, but his wife did not approve of the removal, for she refused to sign in a deed of her dower rights, 1714, and declares that her husband left her without support and dependent on the bounty of her sons, John and Moses. His will is dated August 16, 1704, at Haddam....

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Biographical Sketch of Moses Rowley

Moses (2), son of Moses (1) Rowley, was born November 10, 1654, at Barnstable, died at East Haddam, Connecticut, July 16, 1735. He was admitted freeman in 1690, and was an active and useful citizen of Haddam. He and his wife joined the Haddam church. He married (first) Mary Fletcher; (second) Mary, daughter of Thomas and Frances (Crippen) Corbe, of Falmouth and East Haddam. She died June 9, 1764, in her ninety-seventh year (gravestone record). His will was dated March 24. 1734-35 proved August 19, 1735: Children: Mary, married Captain Samuel Olmstead: Moses, married Martha Porter; Naomi, married Samuel Fuller; Hannah, died unmarried: Samuel, married Elizabeth Fuller; John, mentioned elsewhere; Ebenezer, born in 1695; Mehitable, 1698; Jonathan, married Anne...

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Biographical Sketch of Ensign John Rowley

Ensign John Rowley, son of Moses (2) Rowley, was born about 1690 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, died in January, 1763, in Colchester, Connecticut. He married (first) September 11, 1716, Deborah, daughter of John and Mehitable (Rowley) Fuller, of East Haddam, Connecticut. She died January 30, 1752, aged sixty-three. He had a second wife. He removed to East Haddam about 1722 and afterward to Colchester. He was a member of the Westchester parish church in Colchester. Children of first wife: Patience, born August 30. 1717: Content, March 26, 1719; Mindwell, October 9, 1720; Joseph. May i5, 1721; Sarah, January 17, 1722-23; Deborah, December 14, 1725: John, mentioned elsewhere; Seth, May 6,...

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Biographical Sketch of John Rowley

John (2), son of Ensign John (1) Rowley, was born at Colchester, July 7, 1727. He married, September 4, 1752, Rebecca Brainerd, of Middle Haddam parish, widow of James Brainerd, and daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Hurd. He was living in Colchester in 1763 and in Richmond. Berkshire county, Massachusetts, in 1772. He was a soldier in the revolution in the company of Captain Aaron Rowley, a relative, Colonel David Rosseter’s regiment of Berkshire county, and was at Bennington in 1797; also in Captain Rathbun’s company, Colonel John Brown’s regiment, in 1777, and in Captain Enoch Noble’s company, Colonel Ezra Wood’s regiment in 1778, as appears from the Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls. He was one of the early settlers of Ontario county, New York. Children, born in Richmond : Jirah, mentioned elsewhere; Mindwell, born February 28, 1755; Mary, April 13, 1757; Seth, July 29, 1i59, a soldier from Great Barrington and Richmond in the revolution. Moses and Aaron Rowley, relatives of John, were also soldiers in the revolution from...

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Biographical Sketch of Jirah Rowley

Jirah, son of John (2) Rowley, was born at Richmond, Massachusetts, June 15, 1753. He was also a soldier in the revolution, a private in Captain Joseph Bacon’s company in 1782 and in Captain Amos Rathbun’s company with his father John, in 1777, under Major Caleb Hyde. He came with his father to Ontario county and in later years used to drill the militia there. He died December 23, 1835, at Victor, New...

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Biographical Sketch of Andrew Rowley

Andrew, son of Jirah Rowley, was born in Victor, Ontario county, New York, August 27, 1800, died there November 12, 1877. He was a carpenter by trade and a builder and contractor as well as farmer by occupation. He took several contracts in the construction of the Erie canal and built several miles of the Auburn branch of the New York Central & Hudson River railroad. He had the contracts for building many of the houses and large buildings in Victor and vicinity. He married Sarah Bigelow, of Waterloo, born September 2, 1803, died November 1, 185,9. Children: Franklin, mentioned elsewhere; Sarah, married Walter Van Wechter; Elizabeth, married Don Van Demburgh: Bigelow, married Charlotte Talmage, children: Edward, of Joliet. Illinois; Frank, of...

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Biographical Sketch of Franklin Rowley

Franklin, son of Andrew Rowley, was born in Victor, October 14, 1822, died December 24, 1899. He had a common school education, and has always followed the life of a farmer except for short periods. In 1852 and again in 1855 he made trips to Pike’s Peak to engage in mining and was successful in both his ventures. For a time he owned a ferry across the Platte river and carried freight as well as passengers. He was a Methodist in religion and a Republican in politics. He married, December 23, 1858, Jeanette Wilder, born January 15, 1830, died December 8, 1895, daughter of William Wilder, of South Bristol, New York. Children: Dr. Charles A., mentioned elsewhere; Calvin, William Wilder, Frank, Clark Brace, George Daniel. All the six sons are living and have prospered in...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Charles Andrew Rowley

Dr. Charles Andrew Rowley, son of Franklin Rowley, was born in Victor. January 13. 1863. He attended the public schools and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York. He entered the Cleveland Medical College in Ohio, and was graduated in due course, March 10, 1888. Since then he has practiced at Victor and has been very successful, especially in the diseases of women and children, of which he has made a specialty, and in surgery. His practice is extensive a, d his calls are numerous at a distance from his home, as well as in Victor. His office practice also is large. He is a member of the New York State Medical Society, the Western New York Medical Society, and the Ontario County Medical Society. He has been for several years health officer of Victor, and member of the Board of Education. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. In politics he is a Republican and in religion a Presbyterian. He married, January 6, 1897, Stella Power, born at Farmington, New York, July 13, 1866, daughter of Mark Sibley and Alyda (Shaw) Power, of Farmington. They have one child, Gladys Jeanette, born September 22,...

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