Rowleys in 1790 Census

Roswell Rowley

1-6.0047

Born 25 May 1761 Granvile, Hampden Co., MA to Samuel and Miriam (Shailer) Rowley. His brothers were Jeremiah, Samuel, and Abijah. [NOTE: MF4:153 does not recognize Roswell as a child of Samuel and Miriam (Shailer) Rowley. Nor does Brainard in NYGBR 37:204-5. However, NSDAR records claim Phineas was born to "Rosel" Rowley and his wife, Lucinda Tinker at Granville, Massachusetts. ]

Records of his service in American Revolution from Hampshire Co, MA included:

Appeared on the return of 3 and 6 months men raised in Hampshire Co. from (late) Col. Moseley's regiment by order of Brig. Gen. Danderson (Danielson), dated Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; Capt. Couley's co.; engaged for town of Granville; term, 3 months; mustered by Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson;
Private in Capt. Job Alvord's co., Col. S. Murray's (Hampshire Co.) regiment; enlisted Aug. 9, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos. 9 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Married ca 1784 Lucinda Tinker (b 18 Sep 1762, daughter of Phineas and Charity (Marshall) Tinker; d. 18 Dec 1849

1790 Census: Granby, Hartford Co., CT 1-1-4-0-0

1800 Census: Hampshire Co., MA

1810 Census: Rutland, Rutland Co. VT

Died 1815 Rutland, Rutland Co. VT

Known children:

  1. Phineas, b. 23 Feb 1785 Granville, MA, m. 25 Dec 1807 Jane Anderson, d. 18 Oct 1851
  2. Nancy, b. 30 Apr 1787, m. 8 Oct 1807 Abner Mead, d. 23 Sep 1840
  3. Elizabeth (Betsey), b. 15 Apr 1790, m. 1) 17 Oct 1811, Rutland, VT, William Baxter Harmon, MD; 2) 24 Dec 1826 Edmund Douglas
  4. Charity, b. 3 Apr 1792
  5. Lee T, b. 2 Apr 1796, d. 1851, Glenn Falls, Warren NY
  6. Lucinda, b. 7 May 1798 Granville, Hampden, MA, m. 1 Nov 1818, Rutland, VT, Moses Watkins, d. 23 Jan 1870
  7. Roswell, b. ca 1800, m. 15 Mar 1825 Lucretia Darling, d. 1842
  8. Harmon, b. Apr 1809, m. 1) 1829 Dialecta Holcomb, 2) bef 1880 P Delia [?], d. 23 Feb 1893 Augusta, Richmond, GA

Sources:

U.S. Census records

Military Information Source: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution

The Compendium of American Genealogy, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company (1937), V. IV p. 189

DAR Patriot Index


Thanks to Sharon Piersma

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