Branch One- Queries

Timothy7, Timothy6, Moses5, Moses4, Moses3, Moses2, Henry1

 

From: "McOtter's"

Subject: Re: Rowley Family Land Records

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 15:57:55 -0700

 

Mrs Rowlee,

 

Thank you for your kind e-mail.  I know the Rowley Page.  Tedd Rowley has

help me and Katherine Edlund many times.  What I am looking for is missing

information that proves Peter Rowloy was the Son of Timothy Rowley.

What I'm trying to find is the land records or any document linking Peter

and Timothy.  Notes left by Peter's daughter say that Timothy gave Peter

Land around 1818 and Peter sold it before move West to PA around 1826..

 

Stan Wickham..

 

All we have at the moment is:

Descendants of Timothy Rowley, Jr.

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. Timothy7 Rowley, Jr. (Timothy6, Moses5, Moses4, Moses3, Moses2, Henry1) was born 1762 in Stephentown, NY, and died 1840. He married Lucy Rowley, ().

 

Notes for Timothy Rowley, Jr.:

 

Timothy Rowley, Junior - father of Peter Rowley

 

Timothy(7) Rowley (Timothy(6), Moses (5), Moses(4), Moses(3), Moses(2), Henry(1))

 

Probably born in Richmond, Mass. -1760's - as Timothy Rowley, Sr. is listed there as "Early Settler" in 1761, and again there in 1770 when he and wife Bethiah (Crocker) were selling land in East Haddam, Conn. she had inherited from her father, Ebenezer(4) Crocker (Samuel(3), Job(2), William(1)). His mother, Bethiah Crocker was probably born in Barnstable, Mass. as the Crocker Family moved to East Haddam, Conn. in 1749. Bethiah's mother was Ann Eldridge.

 

1780's - Timothy (7) Rowley, Jr. and David Rowley (brother of Timothy, Sr.) live side by side, Timothy, Sr. a few houses away. They hold lease to land bounded by land surveyed for Capt. Reuben Rowley (another brother of Timothy, Sr.- 1789 - Van Rensselaer Ledgers-

 

1790 New York Census- Timothy Rowley, Jr. Albany Co.- Stephentown (1M 16[up arrow]2F) along with Timothy Rowley, Sr., Reuben and David Rowley

 

1794 - son Alvah(8) Rowley born

 

1795 - son Peter(8) Rowley born - in that part of Stephentown that became Nassau in 1806- received its name in 1808. (Peter's place of birth listed in Civil War Service Record - National Archives.)

 

1800 - New York Census - Timothy Rowley, Jr. Stephentown - now Rensselaer Co. (set off in 1791 from Albany Co.). 2M under 10, 1M 26-45 1F under 10, 1F 10-16, 1 F 26-45. 2 Davids, Reuben and Samuel also

 

1810 - New York Census - Oneida Co - T. Rowley (Oswego set off in 1816) 1 M under 16, 2 M 16-26 F. not listed in that census.

 

1811 - Timothy Rowley - land indentures - Oswego- Williamstown- 138A lot 165 (From notes of Historian of Volney, N. Y. - Byron Rowlee)

 

1812 - land transfer- Book 22 page. 481 - Timothy Rowley - land from Henry Franklin Robinson & Co. - 138 A Williamstown - 22 Sept., 1812 (from Helen Rowley Munson - Clinton, N. Y.)

 

1813 - sons Alvah and Peter Rowley entered War of 1812 from Williamstown stationed at Sackett's Harbor. Peter guarded the harbor and was a drummer.

 

1820 - New York Census - Timothy "Cowley" - misspelling of Rowley. Peter Rowley and Alvah Rowley listed - Williamstown, Oswego Co.

 

1823 - 14 July - Timothy Rowley and Lucy, his wife sell 16A lot 165

 

1824 - 27 May -Timothy Rowley and Lucy 1A lot 165 - 500

 

1830 - New York Census - Timothy Rowley - Williamstown, Oswego Co. (Alvah in Harbor Creek, Erie Co., Pa. and Peter in Ohio- Medina Co.)

 

1844 Lucy - 1/2A 150

 

1848- 10 August, Lucy Rowley of Williamstown 36A - 500

 

TIMOTHY ROWLEY, JUNIOR (Timothy, Moses, Moses, Moses, Moses, Henry)

 

1762 - Timothy, Jr. born in Stephentown, NY as Timothy Rowley, Sr. is listed there as "Early Settler" in 1761, and again there in 177? when he and wife Bethiah (Crocker) were selling land in East Haddam, Conn. she had inherited from her father, Ebenezer Crocker (Samuel, Job, William). His mother, Bethiah Crocker was probably born in Barnstable, Mass. as the Crocker family moved to East Haddam, Conn in 1749. Bethiah's mother was Ann Eldridge.

 

1780's - Timothy Rowley, Jr. and David Rowley (brother of Timothy, Sr.) live side by side; Timothy, Sr. a few houses away. They hold lease to land bounded by land surveyed for Capt. Reuben Rowley (another brother of Timothy, Sr.) - 1789 - Van Resselaer Ledgers.

 

1790 - New York Census - Timothy Rowley, Jr. Albany Co. - Stephentown (1M 16?) along with Timothy Rowley, Sr., Reuben and David Rowley.

 

1794 - son Alvah Rowley born.

 

1795 - son Peter Rowley born - in that part of Stephentown that became Nassau in 1806 - received its name in 1808. (Peter's place of birth listed in Civil War Service Record - National Archives.)

 

1800 - New York Census - Timothy Rowley, Jr. Stephentown - now Rensselaer Co. (set off in 1791 from Albany Co.). 2M under 10, 1M 26-45, 1F under 10, 1F 10-16, 1 F 26-45. 2 Davids, Reuben and Samuel.

 

1810 - New York Census - Oneida Co - T. Rowley (Oswego set off in 1816) 1M under 16, 2 M 16-26. F. not listed in that census.

 

1811 - Timothy Rowley - land indentures - Oswego - Williamstown - 138A lot 165 (From notes of Historian of Volney, N. Y. - Byron Rowlee).

 

1812 - land transfer - Book 22 page. 481 - Timothy Rowley - land from Henry Franklin Robinson & Co. - 138 A Williamstown - 22 Sept., 1812 (from Helen Rowley Munson - Clinton, NY)

 

1813 - sons Alvah and Peter Rowley entered War of 1812 from Williamstown, stationed at Sackett's Harbor. Peter guarded the harbor and was a drummer.

 

1820 - New York Census - Timothy "Cowley" - misspelling of Rowley. Peter Rowley and Alvah Rowley listed - Williamstown, Oswego, Co.

 

1823 - 14 July - Timothy Rowley and Lucy, his wife sell 16A lot 165.

 

1824 - 27 May - Timothy Rowley and Lucy - 1A lot 165 - 500

 

1830 - New York Census - Timothy Rowley - Williamstown, Oswego

 

Co. (Alvah in Harbor Creek, Erie Co., Pa. and Peter in Ohio -Medina Co.)

 

1844 - Lucy - 1/2A 150 (?)

 

1848 - 10 August, Lucy Rowley of Williamstown 36A - 500

 

1850 - NY census - Lucy Rowley - Timothy presumed dead.

 

 

Children of Timothy Rowley and Lucy Rowley are:

 

2 i. Female28 Rowley.

 

3 ii. Female1 Rowley.

 

+ 4 iii. Alvah Rowley, born 1794 in Stephentown, Albany County, New York; died February 27, 1861 in Unknown.

 

+ 5 iv. Peter Rowley, born December 01, 1795 in Stephenstown/Nassau, Rensselaer Co, New York; died Bef. 1870 in Martin County, MN.

   

Generation No. 2

 4. Alvah8 Rowley (Timothy7, Timothy6, Moses5, Moses4, Moses3, Moses2, Henry1) was born 1794 in Stephentown, Albany County, New York, and died February 27, 1861 in Unknown. He married Rachel Rowley (Dustin) March 11, 1820 in Oswego County, New York, daughter of Moses Dustin and Mercy (Wheeler). She was born June 21, 1795 in Starks, NH, and died 1873 in Angola, Indiana.

 

Notes for Alvah Rowley:

 

1 FIRST GENERATION

 

1. ALVAH ROWLEY1 was born in 1794 in Stephentown, New York. He was the son of Timothy Rowley Jr. Timothy was probably born in Richmond, Massachusetts in the 1760's. In the 1790 Federal census Timothy Jr. was living in Stephentown, Albany County, New York along with his father Timothy Sr. and uncles Reuben and David. In the 1800 census Timothy Jr. was still living in Stephentown, which was now in Rensselaer County, with two males under age 10, one male age 26 to 45, one female under age 10, one female age 10 to 16, and one female age 26 to 45. In the 1810 census T. Rowley was living in Oneida County, New York with one male under age 16 and two males age 16 to 26 (no females were listed in that census).

 

In 1813 Alvah and his brother Peter enlisted in the War of 1812 at Williamstown, New York. Alvah served in Captain Nathan N. Elton's Company, 68th Regiment, New York Militia. He was discharged at Sackett' Harbor, New York.

 

He married RACHEL DUSTIN on March 11, 1820 in Oswego County, New York (there are some reasons to believe that the marriage may have actually occurred in 1819 or possibly 1818 - see James' entry #2 for an explanation). Rachel was born June 21, 1795 in Stark, New Hampshire, the daughter of Moses and Mercy (Wheeler) Dustin. Moses was born January 26, 1765 on the Merrimack River about 40 miles from Boston. Mercy was born about 1769-70. Moses and Mercy were married August 27, 1789 in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Moses enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Londonderry, New Hampshire. He moved to Vermont and lived there several years, and then he moved to New York (probably to Williamstown) and then to Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, where he was listed in the 1830 census with 1 female age 10-14, 1 male and 1 female age 20-29, and 1 male and 1 female age 60-69. He applied for a pension there on December 27, 1832 (#S10950) stating that he had moved to Pennsylvania with his family, with the exception of his two oldest daughters who were married and had remained in New Hampshire. In the 1835 pension roll he was living at age 69 in Erie County, Pennsylvania, and he was listed as having been a private and fifer in the New Hampshire militia. He had been placed on the pension roll on March 28, 1833 with an annual allowance of $21 and he had received total payments of $63. He later transferred the pension to Ripley, New York, where he was enumerated in the 1840 pensioners census at the age of 75. Mercy died on February 27, 1846 in Ripley. Moses moved to Stratford, Coos County, New Hampshire in August 1850 and was listed in the 1850 census living with his daughter Sally Curtis. He died there February 24, 1852 at the age of 87.

 

The 1820 census listed Alvah living at Williamstown, Oswego County (split off from Oneida County in 1791), New York, age 16-25, with one female age 16-25 (Rachel) and one male under age 10. His brother Peter also lived there with his wife and a son under age 10. Their father Timothy "Cowley" was also listed over the age of 45 with a female over the age of 45.

 

In the 1830 census they lived at Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania with 2 females age 0-4 (Mercy E. and ?), 2 females age 5-9 (?), 1 male age 10-14 (James), 1 female age 30-39 (Rachel) and 1 male age 30-39 (Alvah).

 

Not listed in Pennsylvania or Ohio in the 1840 census indexes.

 

In the 1850 census the family was living in Pulaski Township, Williams County, Ohio. Alvah was not listed, but Rachel (age 55) was living with son James (age 30) and daughter Ellen (age 7). In 1855-6 Alvah applied for bounty land in Sheboygan, Wisconsin but never received a receipt. He applied for bounty land a second time on August 24, 1857 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana.

 

In 1860 Alvah was listed with son James, daughter-in-law Sabina, and grandson Frank living in Jackson Township of Steuben County, Indiana. His wife Rachel was living in Manhattan, Kansas with her daughter Ellen, son-in-law Michael Essick, grandson Victor, and Michael's brother John. Alvah died February 27, 1861, place unknown.

 

Rachel applied for a pension(?) on February 8, 1867 living in Fulton County, Indiana at age 70. The application was signed by Mercy E. and W. Irving Howard of Steuben County.

 

In the 1870 census Rachel was listed with her daughter Ellen's family in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Rachel died in 1873 in Angola, Indiana at the age of 77. Her funeral was on April 6, 1873 at 10:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church.

 

She was buried in the Old Angola Cemetery. It is a half mile north of the central square of Angola, an eighth of a mile west of North Wayne Street (State Road 127) on the north side of West Stocker Street.

 

One of Rachel's sisters, Mercy Jane, married Darius Orton Jr. in 1819, probably in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania. They moved to Steuben County about 1835 or 1836. Darius built the county's first hotel in 1836 in Angola, Indiana, which in 1839 was used for school classes. In the 1840 census they were living in Angola with 1 male aged 20-29, 1 male and two females aged 15-19, 1 female aged 10-14, and 1 male and 1 female aged 5-9. Darius died on February 22, 1844 at the age of 52. In the 1850 census Mercy was running the hotel in Angola with children Luisa J. (age 29), Nancy C. (age 22), and a son (Darius?, age 17), who were all born in Pennsylvania. In the 1860 census Mercy was living in Angola with her daughter Louisa J. Mercy was listed as age 66 and a landlady. She died on January 23, 1863 in Angola. Darius, Mercy, and Louisa are buried in the Old Angola Cemetery.

 

Alvah's brother Peter married Rachel's sister Alice. Peter also enlisted in the War of 1812 from Williamstown. He was a drummer stationed at Sacketts Harbor. He later moved to Volney, New York. In 1826 he moved to Harborcreek, Pennsylvania. In the 1830 census he was living in Richfield, Ohio. In 1834 he moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1835 he was the first white settler of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. In the 1850 census he was living in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Rowley Bay in Door County, Wisconsin was named after Peter.

 

Children of Alvah and Rachel (Dustin) Rowley

 

(2) i. James Lawrence2, born December 10, 1818/20? at Williamstown, New York

 

(3) ii. daughter2, born 1820-5

 

(4) iii. daughter2, born 1820-5

 

(5) iv. daughter2, born 1825-30

 

(6) v. Mercy E.2, born 1827-8 in Pennsylvania

 

(7) vi. Ellen L.2, born November 13, 1842 at Bryan, Ohio

 

Funeral Notice:

 

The funeral services of Mrs. Rachel Rowley, aged 75 years, will be held at

the Congregational Church to-morrow [Sunday] at 10 1/2 o'clock, A.M.

 

Services conducted by Rev. E. Andrus.

 

ANGOLA, IND., April 5th, 1873.

 

 

 

2 SECOND GENERATION

 

2. JAMES LAWRENCE ROWLEY2 (Alvah1) was born December 10, 1818 (according to his gravestone and obituary) in Williamstown, Oswego County, New York. Since his parents' wedding year is given as 1820, either James' birth year or his parents' wedding year or possibly both years are inaccurate.

 

The birth date of December 10 is almost exactly nine months after the March 11 wedding date of his parents, so those dates are probably accurate and the wedding and birth probably occurred in the same year. The age given for James in the 1830 census places his birth year from 1815 to 1819. The ages given in the 1850 and 1860 censuses place it in 1819. The age listed for him in 1870 and 1880 would place it in 1818. Also, the 1820 census listed his parents with a son. The date when they were enumerated was not given, but the census was generally conducted in the summer or fall when the weather was still good. It all suggests two things: that James' birth and his parents' marriage were probably in 1819 or possibly 1818 (an alternative explanation is that James was the son of a previous wife, but no evidence has been discovered to support that theory; another alternative would be that James was born out of wedlock, but there is no evidence to prove that).

 

In the 1850 census James was living at age 30 with his mother Rachel (age 55) and sister Ellen (age 7) in Pulaski Township, Williams County, Ohio and his profession was listed as wagon and carriage maker.

 

James bought land in section 26 of Pleasant Township in Steuben County, Indiana from his brother-in-law Chester Stocker on June 14, 1852 (deed book 9, page 455). He sold some land in section 26 to G. W. McCornell on July 15, 1853 (book 9, page 456). He purchased land in section 26 from Philip Righter on January 6, 1854 (book 11, page 48). He purchased land in section 13 of York Township, Steuben County from J. H. Merritt on June 9, 1855 (book 11, page 239). He sold land in section 13 to B. K. Sailor on June 4, 1855 (book 11, page 311). He sold lots 100 and 109 in Angola to R. H. Gilson on July 1855 (book 11, page 600).

 

He married SABINA MILLER on January 10, 1856 near West Unity, Williams County, Ohio (marriage book 2, page 160). Sabina was born December 30, 1832 in Richland County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Rebecca Firestone (Carle) Miller. In the 1850 census she was living with her parents and siblings in Brady Township, Williams County, Ohio at age 17. She was the oldest of nine children, the others being William (1834-1910), Richard (1837-1839), Harriet (1838-1903), Harmon L. (1840-1929), Daniel B. (1843-1939), Lydia A. (1845-1903), John W. (1848-1851), and Ellen J. (1850-1912).

 

Sabina's father John was born October 10, 1806 in Pennsylvania, the son of Peter and Rosana Miller. Her mother Rebecca was born January 4, 1809 in Columbiana County, Ohio, the daughter of Richard and Mary (Firestone) Carle. Her parents were married on March 8, 1832 in Columbiana County, Ohio. John and Rebecca Miller were among the first settlers of Brady Township in Williams County, Ohio, moving there from Richland County in 1834 and settling on a farm three miles south of West Unity. They lived there for 30 years, then they moved to Pulaski Township and lived there until 1876, when they moved to Waterloo, Indiana. They moved to Edgerton, Ohio in 1881. John died there September 7, 1888 and his funeral service was held on September 9 at the Universalist Church in Bryan, Ohio. Rebecca died October 6, 1892 in Coon Rapids, Iowa at the home of her daughter Ellen Preston. Her body was sent back to Ohio and the funeral was at the Universalist Church. John and Rebecca were buried in Shiffler Cemetery in Jefferson Township, Williams County, Ohio.

 

Sabina's grandmother Mary Firestone was the granddaughter of Hans Nicholas Feuerstein and Catharina Nunnemacher. Hans was born March 25, 1712 at Berg, Alsace, France. He married Catharina on April 10, 1733 at the Berg Lutheran Church. According to family tradition they went to Holland to avoid their oldest son's conscription into the French army. They sailed from Rotterdam on the ship Peggy and arrived in Philadelphia on September 24, 1753. They eventually settled in what is now Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, where Nicholas is said to have died in 1763. The name Feuerstein translates literally from German to English as Firestone. His son Johann Mathias Firestone was born in Berg on April 5, 1744 and came to America with his parents at age 9. He was a Revolutionary soldier who served in Captain Thomas White's company in York County, Pennsylvania. He married Anna Maria Bieber (Mary Ann Beaver), the daughter of Jacob and Catharina Bieber, about 1774. They settled in Frederick County, Maryland, where they were enumerated in the 1790 census. Mathias is believed to have died 1829 in Columbiana County, Ohio. His daughter Mary Firestone was born about 1788 in Maryland. She married Richard Carle on February 17, 1807 in Columbiana County, Ohio. Richard Carle died in Columbiana County in 1837. (See "Founders of the American Firestone Family" by George Ely Russell, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 4, Dec. 1964).

Hans Nicholas Feuerstein was the great great great grandfather of Harvey Samuel Firestone, who founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, so Sabina's children and Harvey Firestone were fourth cousins.

 

Williams County, Ohio marriage records list two other Rowley marriages before 1881: Ransom Rowley married Margaret Epley on January 31, 1837 and Mary A. Rowley married Samuel Fowler on January 9, 1844. It isn't known whether they are related. Ransom Rowley lived in Defiance Township in 1840 and was age 50-59.

 

According to James' obituary, two years after he married Sabina they moved to Angola, Indiana. After two years they moved to Jackson Prairie, and then they returned to Angola six years after that, where they lived the rest of their lives just northeast of town.

 

James sold land in section 26 of Pleasant Township to Leopold E. Weicht on March 26, 1857 (book 12, page 558). He sold lots 100 and 109 in Angola (again?) to John Bigler on May 1, 1868 (book 13, page 77).

 

In the 1860 census they were living in Jackson Township, Steuben County, Indiana with their son Frank (age 4) and James' father Alva (age 72). James' profession was listed as farmer.

 

In August 1867 he formed a dentistry partnership with James Jackson that continued until at least June 1870.

 

In the 1870 census they were living in Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben County, Indiana with children Frank (age 13), John (age 7), and Ella (age 3). James' profession was listed as dentist.

 

In the 1880 census they were still living in Pleasant Township with their children John (age 18) and Ellen (age 13). James and John were both listed as farmers. Sabina was listed as "Savina". A question asking if a person was sick or temporarily disabled has a note for James that says "temporary blind".

 

An 1880 plat map shows land owned by Mrs. S. Rowley northeast of Angola, the southwest corner of the property being a half-mile north and a quarter mile east of Angola's central square. The property was 140 acres total, with 80 acres in section 23 of Pleasant Township contiguous with 60 acres in section 24. The 80-acre parcel was the eastern half of the southeast quarter of section 23. Adjoining it to the east was a 30-acre parcel in the north three-eighths of the west half of the southwest quarter of section 24, and adjoining that parcel to the north was a 30-acre parcel in the eastern three-fourths of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 24. To put it another way, starting at the southeast corner of section 23, the boundary went 1/4 mile west, 1/2 mile north, 5/16 miles east, 1/4 mile north, 3/16 miles east, 7/16 miles south, 1/4 mile west, and 5/16 miles south back to the starting point. The residence was located in the center of the 80-acre parcel. The city limit of Angola came up to the west border of the 80-acre parcel.

 

James died January 31, 1898 in Angola at the age of 79(77?). His funeral was on February 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church in Angola.

 

An 1898 plat map showed that Mrs. S. Rowley still owned the same land as in 1880.

 

In the 1900 census Sabina was still living in Pleasant Township with her son John (age 37). In the 1910 census she and John were living with the family of her daughter Ellen in Pleasant Township (listed as "Sylvania"). Both censuses say that Sabina was a widow and had had three children, all living.

 

Sabina died May 19, 1913 in Angola at the age of 81. Her funeral was on May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Christian Church in Angola.

 

They are both buried in Circle Hill Cemetery in Angola.

 

Children of James and Sabina (Miller) Rowley

 

(8) i. Frank Miller3, born November 28, 1856 in Indiana

 

(9) ii. John James3, born June 4, 1861 in Indiana

 

(10) iii. Mary Ellen3, born September 20, 1866 in Indiana

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Thursday, July 4, 1867:

 

J. L. Rowley,

 

Surgical and Mechanical Dentists. Office south east corner Patterson's Block, upstairs. Work performed with neatness and dispatch.

 

From the Steuben Republican, Thursday, August 29, 1867: (ad continued until at least June 29, 1870)

 

DENTESTRY. - It will be seen by reference to a card on the first page of this paper, that James L. Rowley and James Jackson have formed a partnership in the Dentist business. Both of these gentlemen have had long experience in this business and have kept alive to all the late improvements in their art, and make it a point to do all work in the best possible manner. If you have dental work to be done go to Rowly & Jackson.

 

J. L. ROWLEY JAMES JACKSON

 

Rowley & Jackson,

 

Surgical and Mechanical Dentists. Office south east corner Patterson's Block, upstairs. Work performed with neatness and dispatch.

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Wednesday, February 2, 1898:

At his home near Angola, Ind., Jan. 31, 1898, James L. Rowley, aged 79 years, 1 month and 21 days.

 

Deceased was born in Williamstown, Oswego county, New York. January 10, 1856, he was married to Savina Miller, near West Unity, Ohio, and two years later came to Angola, where they resided two years. They then moved to Jackson Prairie, remaining six years, when they returned to Angola, where they have since resided. Three children were born to the union, Frank M., John J., and Ella, now the wife of Frank Merriman. For many years Mr. Rowley practiced dentistry in Angola, but of late years has lived on this farm. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church at Fairview, of which he was a member, on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m., Elder D. C. Hanselman, minister officiating. Burial in Circle Hill Cemetery.

 

>From the Rochester Weekly Sentinel, Friday, February 4, 1898:

 

James Rowley died at his home in Angola this morning. He is a brother of Mrs. M. L. Essick and has been an invalid for the past two years. (Tuesday)

 

Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Essick went to Angola, Ind., last evening to attend the funeral of Mrs. Essick's brother, James Rowley, who died yesterday morning. (Thursday)

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Wednesday, May 28, 1913:

 

Sabina Miller

 

Daughter of John and Rebecca Miller, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1832, and died at her home northeast of Angola, Ind., May 19, 1913, at the advanced age of 81 years, 4 months and 18 days.

 

When she was two years old her parents moved to the vicinity of Bryan, Williams county, Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to James L. Rowley, deceased, and as his bride came to reside in Angola. To this union were born three children, Frank M. Rowley, of Yale, Iowa; John J. Rowley, of Angola, and Mrs. Frank J. Merriman, of Pleasant Lake. She was oldest of a family of nine children, but two of whom survive her. Reared in a christian home, she always had a love and reverence for the word of God, and in the spring of 1892 she made a public confession of her faith in Christ and united with the Fairview Christian church. She remained true to the duties of the church as long as strength of body and mind would permit and true to her christian faith as long as she lived. Caring nothing for the vanities of life, she devoted herself to the industries of her home and the welfare of her family, almost to a fault. When age advanced and robbed her of the strength to perform those loved duties, she was patient and uncomplaining. She will ever be held in high esteem and loving remembrance by all who mourn her departure.

 

Funeral services were held at the Fairview church May 21, 1913, at 2:30 p.m., C. C. Griggs minister officiating. Interment at Circle Hill.

 

3. Daughter ROWLEY2 (Alvah1) was born 1820-5. Listed in the 1830 census with Alvah Rowley in Erie County, Pennsylvania at age 5-9.

 

4. Daughter ROWLEY2 (Alvah1) was born 1820-5. Listed in the 1830 census with Alvah Rowley in Erie County, Pennsylvania at age 5-9.

 

5. Daughter ROWLEY2 (Alvah1) was born 1825-30. Listed in the 1830 census with Alvah Rowley in Erie County, Pennsylvania at age 0-4.

 

6. MERCY E. ROWLEY2 (Alvah1) was born 1827-8 in Pennsylvania (probably Erie County).

 

She was married to CHESTER STOCKER on January 8, 1845 in Steuben County, Indiana by Rev. A. W. Miller of the M. E. Church (marriage book A, page 99). Chester was born January 1, 1807 in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont, the eldest son of the nine children of John and Betsy (Howard) Stocker. His father was born October 28, 1784 in Lynn, Massachusetts and his mother was born March 7, 1790 at Jamaica. Chester was previously married to Hannah M. -?-, who was born December 5, 1806, and they had two (twin?) daughters: Hannah (born 1833-4) and Emily (born August 16, 1834 in Jamaica). Chester came to Steuben County in 1833 and entered land in Mill Grove Township, then his father followed the next spring, and the rest of the family came in October 1834, including Chester's first wife and two daughters. They settled at the present-day location of Orland, Indiana.

 

In the 1840 census Chester (age 30-39) was living in Mill Grove Township with one female age 30-39 (his first wife), and two females age 5-9 (Hannah and Emily). Chester was elected county clerk and recorder on August 7, 1843, defeating Rufus Beall, 255 votes to 220.

 

Chester's mother Betsy Stocker died May 14, 1849 and his father John Stocker died September 21, 1849. They are buried in Memorial Grove Cemetery.

 

Chester was not opposed for the county clerk office until the August 5, 1850 election, when he defeated Stephen R. Ball 407 votes to 405. In the 1850 census (on August 30) Chester (age 43) was living in Angola with his wife Mercy E. (age 23), daughter Hannah (age 16, born in Vermont), and daughter Zalia (age 3, born in Indiana), and he was the Steuben County clerk. Chester's first wife Hannah was living in Orland (on August 22) with daughter Emily (age 15, born in Vermont), and Alrond[?] Bell (age 23, female, born in New York).

 

Emily died on November 28, 1850 and she was buried in Memorial Grove Cemetery. On August 4, 1851 Chester's brother Leland ran for county clerk against Stephen R. Ball and won.

 

Chester's first wife Hannah died on April 2, 1852 and was buried in Memorial Grove Cemetery. On June 14, 1852 Chester sold land in section 26 of Pleasant Township to his brother-in-law James Rowley. Chester's daughter Hannah married Samuel Harper on July 11, 1852 in Steuben County.

 

Chester Stocker died January 19, 1853. He was buried in Memorial Grove Cemetery.

 

Mercy sold land in section 26 of Pleasant Township to Justin Darling on July 11, 1855 (deed book 11, page 312) and she sold land in section 17 to him on May 3, 1856 (book 12, page 54). She bought lots 3 and 4 in Darling's Addition in Angola from Justin Darling on May 23, 1856 (book 12, page 164).

 

Mercy later married WASHINGTON IRVING HOWARD on November 6, 1856 in Steuben County, Indiana. He was born May 7, 1831 in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont (possibly a relation of Chester Stocker). He attended Leland Seminary in Vermont, then he attended Dartmouth College for a year. He studied law on his own - law school wasn't required in those days - and was admitted to the bar. He settled in Steuben County in 1854, where he was a lawyer and a hardware merchant. In the October 10, 1854 election he ran for prosecutor of the Steuben County court of common pleas, losing to A. M. Tinker, 608 votes to 385. He was a Democrat before 1854, then switched to the Republican Party. In the October 9, 1855 election he ran for County Clerk, but lost to Frederick C. Chapin 554 votes to 479.

 

In 1856 he formed a partnership with Leland H. Stocker, the brother of Chester. In the 1856 he ran for state representative, one of four candidates running for two seats. The winners were S. B. Ward, with 1119 votes, and Thomas B. Sloss, with 1105 votes. He received 563 votes and Bushrod Catlin got 551 votes.

 

In the 1860 census they lived in Pleasant Township, Steuben County, Indiana with their daughter Attie I. (age 2, born in Pennsylvania). Irving's occupation was merchant. Also living with them was Mercy's daughter Zalia "Stoker" (age 12), and Theressa Thomas (age 18, born in Michigan). Irving won his first election on October 14, 1862, defeating Clayton Mallory for county treasurer 1266 votes to 435. He was reelected on October 11, 1864, defeating James B. Parker 1630 votes to 581.

 

In 1867 they signed a pension application(?) for Mercy's mother Rachel as residents of Steuben County. Zalia married John Cowen in August 1867. On August 31, 1867 Irving served as president of the Union County Convention that selected the Republican county ticket. In November 1867 Irving began advertising his law services in the Steuben Republican. In January 1868 Irving and E. Croxton bought a hardware store from P. Pow. He continued to advertise his law services until June 4, 1868, with his office at the hardware store. In November 1869 Irving was a trustee of the Angola Academy.

 

In the 1870 census they lived with their children, all born in Indiana: Alta I. (age 12), Lola (age 8), Arthur W. (age 3), and Jessee A. (age 1). He was listed as a retired hardware merchant. Mercy's son-in-law John Cowen was the census taker who counted them.

 

Irving was elected state senator from Steuben and DeKalb Counties on October 8, 1872, defeating Wm. G. Croxton 1819 votes to 972. He served for four years. After leaving office he was a postal clerk for the Railway Mail Service for about seven years.

 

In January 1876 he was in a law partnership with John W. Cowen and R. W. McBride. The firm advertised in the Steuben Republican until January 3, 1877.

 

They moved to Fort Wayne sometime from November 1876 to January 1877. In January 1877 W. I. Howard was listed on the Steuben County auditor's delinquent tax list for non-payment of 1875 taxes. He owed $109.68 for lot 149 and $16.39 for lot 156 in Gillmore's Addition in Angola. The people on the list were ordered to pay up by February 12, 1877 or have their property sold at auction on that date.

 

Mercy died May 3, 1879 in Indianapolis at the age of 52. Since the family had already planned to move to Rochester her body was brought there for burial. Her funeral was on May 6, 1879 at 2 p.m. at the home of her sister Ellen in Rochester. She was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The family moved to Rochester about a month later.

 

In the 1880 census Irving and his four children were living in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana. Irving was a postal clerk. His daughter Mary Lola married Henry Bibler in 1881.

 

Irving later married Mary Louise Killen on June 13, 1882 in Fulton County (marriage record D, page 311). She was born September 1843 in Pennsylvania.

 

In June 1883 he formed a law partnership with his son-in-law James Bibler. They began advertising in the Rochester Republican in the June 28, 1883 issue.

 

W. I. Howard & Son purchased the Rochester Tribune from T. "Major" Bitters and published it beginning with the January 4, 1884 issue. Irving was the editor and Arthur was the printer. The office was in the Neftager & Mitchell's Building over the post office. It was published every Friday morning and the cost of a one-year subscription was $1. They sold it to W. W. Williamson and L. H. Price on July 26, 1889, which was also the date of their last issue as its publishers.

 

At Fulton County's June 1886 Republican convention Irving was selected as a delegate to the state Republican convention and nominated for Fulton County's state representative. He was elected state representative in November 1886, winning by a 16-vote margin, and he served the two-year term that convened in 1887.

 

His daughter Alta died while visiting her sister Zalia in Angola in September 1887.

 

Irving and Mary Louise moved to Spencer, Owen County, Indiana about 1890, where his son Arthur was publishing the Owen County Journal. Jessie died there in 1891. Arthur married Anna Ellis in 1894.

 

Irving died July 1899 in Spencer, Indiana.

 

In the 1900 census his wife Mary was living with her stepson Arthur in Spencer, although it lists her relationship to him as "mother". It lists her parents' birthplaces as Pennsylvania and it said that she had had 4 children, who were all living.

 

Children of Chester and Mercy (Rowley) Stocker

 

(11) i. Zalia3, born July/August 1847 in Indiana

 

Children of Irving and Mercy (Rowley) Howard

 

(12) ii. Alta I.3, born August 8, 1857 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana

 

(13) iii. Eulola Mary "Lola"3, born October 1861 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana

 

(14) iv. Arthur W.3, born September 1867 in Indiana

 

(15) v. Jessie I.3, born about November 1868 in Indiana

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Thursday, November 7, 1867: (ad published until January 23, 1868)

 

W. I. HOWARD,

 

ATTORNEY AT LAW,

 

Conveyancer and Agent for sale of Real Estate, Angola, Ind. 26

 

W. I. Howard has returned to the practice of law. See his card on the first page.

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Thursday, January 23, 1868:

 

Ex-Treasurer W. I. Howard and E. Croxton, brother of Wm. Croxton, have purchased the entire interest of Mr. Pow in the hardware store, where they will continue to cary [sic] on the business and cater to the wants of the public in their line.

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Thursday, January 30, 1868: (ad published until

June 4, 1868)

W. I. Howard,

 

ATTORNEY AT LAW, CONVEYANCER, and Agent for sale of Real Estate, Angola, Indiana. Office in the Hardware. 26

 

>From the Steuben Republican, Thursday, September 23, 1869:

HARDWARE.

Howard, Croxton & Co.,

ANGOLA, IND.,

DEALERS IN

Shelf Hardware

Iron,

Steel,

Nails,

Glass,

Stoves,

TIN-WARE,

Sash, & Doors,

Wagon Material

LINSEED OIL,

Pure White Lead,

&c. &c.

Are determined to keep their stock so large and attractive, and the price of every article so low as to make it the intrest of every one, wishing to purchase goods in their line TO BUY OF THEM. They

WON'T BE UNDERSOLD.

Angola, Ind. Jan. 21, 1868. 12-88

 

From

More About Alvah Rowley and Rachel (Dustin):

Marriage: March 11, 1820, Oswego County, New York

 

Children of Alvah Rowley and Rachel (Dustin) are:

 

6 i. James Lawrence9 Rowley, born December 10, 1818 in Williamstown, New York.

 

7 ii. Rowley, born 1820.

 

8 iii. Mercy E. Rowley, born 1827 in Pennsylvania.

 

9 iv. Ellen L. Rowley, born November 13, 1842 in Bryan, Ohio.

 

5. Peter8 Rowley (Timothy7, Timothy6, Moses5, Moses4, Moses3, Moses2, Henry1) was born December 01, 1795 in Stephenstown/Nassau, Rensselaer Co, New York, and died Bef. 1870 in Martin County, MN. He married Alice Rowley (Dustin) 1818, daughter of Moses Dustin and Mercy (Wheeler). She was born November 11, 1798 in Stark, Coos County, NH, and died August 1865 in Martin County, MN.

 

Notes for Peter Rowley:

 

Peter was a wonderer. He moved from NY to PA to OH to WI. He practiced many different trades - farmer, builder, hunter, trapper, fisherman, logger. In NY, Peter worked on the Oswego Canal. In OH, he built farming mills. In WI, he worked in a shipyard making oars for lighters. Peter also must have also felt a strong sense of duty to his country. At the age of 16, Peter enlisted as a Drummer Boy for the War of 1812. Then, during the Civil War and at the age of 65, he volunteered as a Musician in Co. E, 14th Infantry. He was discharged less than six months later for Rheumatism and old age, but he gave it a valiant try! Peter was one of the first settlers of the peninsula area of Wisconsin. The small town of Two Creeks, Manitowoc County, WI was originally named Rowley after Peter. He and two of his sons-in-law were on the founding town council. The name was changed a year later at the petition of the town people because the found the name "obnoxious...on account of personal association." I wonder what made Peter so obnoxious?!! There remains today a Rowley Bay and a Rowley's Point with Rowley's Lighthouse founded by Peter on Lake Michigan, and also a Rowley Road in Two Creeks.

 

PETER ROWLEY

 

Peter Rowley first appears in local records as a fisherman, living in Green Bay, who in 1835 moved his family to Sherwood Point, located on the west shore of the mouth of Sturgeon Bay. The family consisted of Peter, his wife and two daughters. The building of his log shanty that year made him the first white settler on Sturgeon Bay. Three years later, he "entered" a tract of fifty acres on Sherwood Point, one of the earliest land entries in Door County. One of his daughters, Maryett, married Neil McMillin, a young fisherman who had settled at Little Harbor just across the mouth of the bay from the Rowley cabin. Their first child may have been the first white child born on the shores of Sturgeon Bay.

 

By 1840, the McMillin family moved to Rock Island and about the same time Peter Rowley moved his family north around the tip of the peninsula and settled down on its eastern shore on the bay which was named after him. During his stay there, he apparently cut logs as well as fished.

 

In 1842, he moved south down the peninsula to its base and settled in the Town of Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, building his house on another small bay which was eventually named for him. He was joined in 1849 by his son-in-law. In 1859, when the area in which Peter Rowley had been the first settler was separated from the Town of Two Rivers and formed into a new township, it was named Rowley Township and Neil McMillin was elected as one of its supervisors. A few years later, in 1861, the electors voted unanimously at an annual town meeting to change the name from Rowley - "which is objectionable on account of personal association" - to the name of Two Creeks, which it now bears.

 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Peter Rowley enlisted as a drummer in Co. E, 14th Wisconsin Infantry. He claimed to have been a drummer in the War of 1812 and to have been stationed at Sackett Port, New York where the first shots of the war were exchanged and where, in 1813, a British landing had been repulsed. When the company was mustered in however, Rowley was rejected because of his age - estimated at between sixty and seventy years.

 

Sometime prior to 1880, Rowley is said to have died, presumably in Manitowoc County. "

 

June 15, 1978

 

Information from Stanley Green

 

Otis S. Trodahl, Curator

 

Copy of the letter from the Sturgeon Bay Museum in Wisconsin. Provided by Janet O'Hara Richardson on Aug. 4, 1978, to LaVonne Borchardt

 

27 March 1998 Peter Rowley update: It was recently discovered that Peter appeared to be living in Martin County, MN, in 1867. Some of the Wickham family descendants of his youngest daughter, Abby Ann (Rowley/Wickham) Tower, have begun to put the story of their family together. In the process, many documents in their possession, including a large file of letters and an application for a Civil War Widow's Pension for Abby Ann, reveal that Peter was a resident of Martin Co. in a letter he signed in 1867! An extremely large amount of data is being accumulated to help piece together what took place during the 1800s as the Rowley and Wickham families migrated to Martin Co. from Manitowoc Co., WI. I am currently trying to transcribe the letters, forms and the application itself to be shared here. More to follow as the pieces fall into place...

 

5 May 1998 Peter Rowley update: Thanks to the help of a lookup volunteer, Margaret Jenstad, on the Martin Co., MN, US Gen Web site, more information to support the event of Peter and Alice (Dustin) Rowley moving to Martin Co. has been found. In the book Margaret is providing lookups in, "Memorial Record of the Counties of Fairbault, Martin, Watonwan, and Jackson, Minnesota" (published in 1895), there is a biography on George J. Tower, the second husband of Peter and Alice's youngest child, Abby Ann. In the bio there is a passage that reads:

 

"On the 1st of September, 1866, Mr. Tower led to the marriage altar Mrs. Abbie A. Wickham, a native of Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, and a daughter of Peter and Alice (Dustin) Rowley, who came to Martin county before the war and settled at East Chain; both are now deceased."

 

I am currently working on a lead or two trying to find out if Peter and Alice died and are buried in Martin County, which at this point seems safe to assume...

 

19 May 1998 Peter Rowley update: Thanks to the help of Margaret Jenstad again(!), the following has also been discovered in the special 1865 Minnesota census:

 

"This 1865 census doesn't seem to me to be very complete, and the pages are very faded, and penmanship is atrocious.....so I can hardly read the names. In other words, don't know how helpful the info. Below will be. This census only gives the names and gender of people, and dwelling #'s. No ages or other info.

 

"Nevada Township, Martin Co., MN

 

Dwelling # 54 Lucy A. Schultz female

?Niles...or ?Felix...

....or ?Peter Rowley male

(can hardly read at all)

 

Dwelling # 85 ?__arrs? (Darius?) Rowley male

S. A. female

S. male

O. __. (G?, maybe) male

?Peter male"

 

So, it appears that in Dwelling #54, Peter is probably living with his daughter, Lucy in 1865. Alice must have passed away by then. Because of another newly discovered fact by Maureen Reed, it can also be determined that Peter may have moved to Martin Co. in late 1863 because his signature appears on a letter in the probate papers in Manitowoc Co., WI, of Aaron Walker, his son-in-law who died in the Civil War. In Dwelling #85 appears to be Peter's son Darius and his family, wife Louisa and sons Timothy, Oliver Granger, and Peter.

 

 

 

PETER ROWLEY

 

1795 - Born Nassau, Rensselaer County, NY (National Archives Record - Civil War)

 

1810 - NY Census lists T. Rowley, Oneida Co., Oswego Co., was part of Oneida Co., until 1816.

 

 

 

>From "History of Manitowoc County" (WI), by Louis Falge:

 

"The bay along the shore in this vicinity was known as Sandy Bay, or Rowley's Bay, and that dangerous point upon which the famous government lighthouse is situated in section 16, town of Two Rivers, is still known as Rowley's Point, in honor of Peter Rowley, the first settler of the town, who built the first house, near the lake in section 31, as early as 1842. The town, too, when first organized on April 3, 1860, was named Rowley." "In 1861 the name was changed to Two Creeks, for the following reason, stated in a petition signed by a number of the residents: 'In 1859 the town of Rowley was set off from Two Rivers and the question of subdivision submitted to the electors.

 

In so determining the division, no opportunity was given the electors to express a preference of name, and the town was organized under the name of Rowley, which is obnoxious to the whole of the resident voters. At the last town meeting the electors unanimously voted to request your honorable body to change the name of Rowley, which is objectionable on account of personal association, to the name of Two Creeks "

 

Peter Rowley was my 4g-grandfather. I wonder what made him so obnoxious??

 

Quote from a book Mike B found:

 

"Mrs. Rowley died in 1867 at the age of 70. Peter passed away at 84 in 1879. What is remarkable is that the Rowley s, married for 53 years, lived so long. At the time of their deaths average life spans were only 50 years for both men and women. And the Rowley's lived long lives in tents and drafty cabins existing on fish and wild game without benefit of even minimal medical care!"

 

Hi I was at the library and looked for info for you. I found in the surname index reels for the county the following cards/info

 

Peter Rowley born in NY 1796 Lumberman and farmer

Lived in and established Two Creeks originally called Rowley in 1848.

 

another card:

Peter Rowley

spouse Alice Dustin

died after 1860

Father was Timothy Rowley Fr.

Mother was Lucy

Residence Two Creeks, WI 

researcher:

Janet Richardson

2136 Wilshire SE

E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

(she must have done research on this line at one time and a card was written up on her information or something like that.) You might try seeing if she is still living and residing at that address.)

 

That was all the of the cards...do you think it was your ancestor Peter that settled Two Creeks? If so there might be more information. I don't see any thing about an obituary on file. If I get to the courthouse next week I will have to check the index for the years you gave me and see if they are in the death index. I will get back to you in regards to that. It seems to me there is a history of Two Creeks somewhere at the lib. and I can check that at another time also.

 

Let me know about the info above...

Sue Schlosser

 

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

 

1880 ROWLEY PETER Cook County IL 524 Chicago E. D. 130 Federal Population Schedule IL 1880 Federal Census Index IL201177561

 

Interesting, but most likely not our Peter.

 

1820 ROWLEY PETER Oswego County NY 055 Williamstown Federal Population Schedule NY 1820 Federal Census Index NYS2a1079453

 

 

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

 

1830 ROWLEY PETER Medina County OH 219 Richfield Township Federal Population Schedule OH 1830 Federal Census Index OHS3a1592670

 

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

 

1840 ROWLEY PETER Clearfield County PA 298 Covington Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1840 Federal Census Index PAS4a2243656

 

I think I have seen all of these except the 1838 Census, and 1855 Census..

 

Stan

 

Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge MISC ROLL-BOX ROLL-EXCT

 

ROWLEY PETER 68 REG'T (STODDARD'S), NEW YORK MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 180 602

 

 

I did not know this was the company he was with in 1812,

 

Stan

 

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY JR. Albany County NY 285 St. Ephentown Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NY41940122

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY, JUN. Albany County NY 047 01 00 02 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632323

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY, JUN. Albany County NY 047 01 00 02 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632324

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY, JUN. Albany County NY 047 01 00 02 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632325

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY Albany County NY 024 01 01 01 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632317

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY Albany County NY 024 01 01 01 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632320

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY Albany County NY 047 02 01 02 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632315

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY Albany County NY 047 02 01 02 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632318

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY Albany County NY 047 02 01 02 00 00 Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NYS1a2632321

 

1790 ROWLEY TIMOTHY Albany County NY 209 Duanesburgh Federal Population Schedule NY 1790 Federal Census Index NY41940121

 

Connecticut Marriages

Early Connecticut Marriages: Sixth Book

East Haddam

>From Fair Haven Church Records page 121

Timothy Rowley of ye Oblong & Bathia Crocker, Dec. 3, 1761

 

Surname Given Name(s) Maiden Name Birth Date Birth Place Biographical Info Reference

 

ROWLEY Timothy 1692 Massachusetts Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for General. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 23 Mar 1903, 2460

 

ROWLEY Timothy 173? Connecticut Rolls of CT. Men in the French and Indian War. Ed. By Albert C. Bates. Hartford, CT, 1903, 1905. (2v.):9:58

 

ROWLEY Timothy 174? New York Heads of families. at the first U.S. census. NY. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (308p.):47

 

ROWLEY Timothy 175? Connecticut, priv. Record of Conn. Men in mil. And naval service during the Rev. war, 1775-1783. By Henry P. Johnson Hartford. 1889. (17,779p.):397

 

ROWLEY Timothy 175? Massachusetts, deserter soldiers and sailors of the Rev. War. Comp. By secretary. Of the commonwealth, Ms. Boston. 1896-1908. (17v.):13: 633

 

ROWLEY Timothy 175? New York Heads of Families. at the first U.S. census. NY. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (308p.):24

 

ROWLEY Timothy 176? New York Heads of Families. at the first U.S. census. NY. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (308p.):47 ROWLEY Timothy 185? Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for General. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 17 Dec 1923, 1306

 

SURNAME Given Name PAGE # RANK LOCATION REGIMENT REGT COMMAND COMPANY  CO. COMMAND COMMENTS FROM CAMPAIGN YEAR SOURCE LIST

 

Rowley Timothy 58 4th Chauncey, Elihu Col. Sixth Pettibone, Samuel Capt. Muster Roll

 

I found it interesting that a Timothy Rowley was in the 6th Dutchess County, NY Regiment, Same one Daniel Wickham was in during the revolutionary war

 

Stan

 

 

County: Steuben Co.

Name: Timothy Rowley

Rank: Private

Annual Allowance: 96 00

Sums Received: 1085 96

Description of service: New York line

When placed on the pension roll: May 27, 1820

Commencement of pension: May 13, 1818

Age: 83

 

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

 

1850 ROWLEY BURTON Brown County WI 031 Depere Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4617392

 

1850 ROWLEY BURTON Brown County WI 031 Depere Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4617393

 

1850 ROWLEY BURTON Brown County WI 031 Depere Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4617394

 

1855 ROWLEY BURTON Brown County WI Depere WI 1855 State Census Index WIS7a4617395

 

Stan Wickham

 

NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS COLONY AND STATE

Heading: First Regiment

Rank: Enlisted Men

Name: Timothy Rowley

 

NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS COLONY AND STATE

Heading: The Line and the Levies -- (Not Identified)

Sub-Heading: The following men (according to the certificates of the muster-masters) served either in the Line or the Levies, having been hired by the several classes under the Land Bounty Rights; but there is nothing to indicate in which regiment of the Line or the Levies they served.

Rank: Enlisted Men

Name: Timothy Rowley

 

NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS COLONY AND STATE

Heading: Albany County Militia -- Fourth Regiment

Rank: Enlisted Men

Name: Timothy Rowley

 

NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION AS COLONY AND STATE

Heading: Dutchess County Militia (Land Bounty Rights)--Sixth Regiment

Rank: Enlisted Men

Name: Timothy Rowley

 

The Executive

The Surveyor-General

Land Bounty Rights

Newcomb Cyrenius, Capt.; Platner Henry; Rowley Timothy; Skinner Michael

 

Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

 

1838 ROWLEY PETER Brown County WI 008 St.Urgson Bay WI 1838 State Cenus Index WI219269

 

1850 ROWLEY PETER Fond Du Lac County WI 377 Calumet Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WI09810520

 

1850 ROWLEY PETER Fond Du Lac County WI 377 Calumet Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4618016

 

1850 ROWLEY PETER Fond Du Lac County WI 377 Calumet Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4618020

 

1855 ROWLEY PETER Fond Du Lac County WI Calumet WI 1855 State Census Index WIS7a4618022

 

1860 ROWLEY PETER Kewaunee County WI 369 Ahnapee Federal Population Schedule WI 1860 Federal Census Index WI456162340

 

1850 ROWLEY PETER Manitowoc County WI 014 2 Rivers Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4618018

 

1850 ROWLEY PETER Manitowoc County WI 014 Two Rivers Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4618017

 

1850 ROWLEY PETER Manitowoc County WI 014 Two Rivers Federal Population Schedule WI 1850 Federal Census Index WIS7a4618019

 

1855 ROWLEY PETER Manitowoc County WI Two Rivers WI 1855 State Census Index  WIS7a4618021

 

More About Peter Rowley and Alice (Dustin):

Marriage: 1818

Children of Peter Rowley and Alice (Dustin) are:

 

10 i. Lemuel "Burton" Bustian9 Rowley, born October 11, 1819 in NY. He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Rowley (Aldach) April 08, 1846 in Green Bay, Wis.; born 1819 in VT.

 

Notes for Lemuel "Burton" Bustian Rowley:

Found Emmet County, Iowa

 

 

Mr. Wickham,

 

You are correct when you say that Lemuel went by the name of Burton. He is called that in the "Martin County Before 1880" book and elsewhere. I have him listed in a census or two and sent you a copy of the land records of his in WI. We don't have a lot to go on, so it will be a fun search. I hope we find some descendants of his and get his story filled in.

 

In regards to the child born to Lemuel and Betsey Rowley, Polly D. Rowley -- my Great-grandfather Timothy wrote in the East Chain history I just sent to you:

 

"(In 1865...) This year marked the closing of the Civil War and Jerome Shepherd, who had enlisted the fall before, came home and married Dustin Rowley, moving onto his claim. But Christian Schultz never came home. He was mustered into the service in time to take part in the battle of Nashville, was wounded and died a month later. "

 

It is my assertion that the Dustin Rowley listed above probably is Polly D(ustin?!) Rowley, born in 1847. She would have been 18 in 1865 and of marrying age. Also, from my notes in my Family Tree Maker file for Polly D., I have the following: 

 

"First white child born in Two Creeks, Manitowoc Co., WI. (Source: "Historical Atlas of Manitowoc County Wisconsin", published 1878)"

 

So we do have a possible link if we can find any descendants of Jerome and Dustin (Polly? Rowley) Shepard. I'll make a point of checking those names out at the Martin Co. Gen. Society. next(!!!) week.

 

In my FTM notes for Lemuel Burton Rowley, I have the following:

 

1. "I do hereby certify that on the 26th day of December 1853 at the House of Peter Rowley, in said town, Nathaniel B. Wickham, of said town, and Miss Abby Ann Rowley, were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony, which was solemnized by me in the presence of Julius Casson of said town and Burton Rowley, of the same place attesting witnesses..." (Source: letter accompanying Widow's Claim for Civil War Pension by Abby Ann Rowley.)

 

2. Lived with wife Betsy in Fairmont, Martin Co., Minnesota according to

 

1865 Minnesota Census.

 

3. "Darius Rowley and son Tim settled on a claim vacated by a Mr. Mosler, who built a log cabin on it on the east bank of Rose Lake. This remained the home of the Rowley's for more than half a century. L. B. Rowley located on a claim nearby, also on the Rose Lake Lakeshore." (Source: "History of East Chain, Minnesota" published in 1992 and compiled by Dona Petrowiak Paris, page 128-129)

 

4. On the Bureau of Land Management website http://www.glorecords.blm.gov on 3 May 1998:

 

Under Wisconsin

 

Patentee Name; Signature Date; Document Number; Accession Number

ROWLEY, LEMUEL B.; 2/22/1852; 20942; WI1520_.196

ROWLEY, LENUAL (sic) B.; 2/22/1858; 20100; WI1510_.270

 

I received certified copies of both land claims above from the GLO on 26 June 1999.

 

When I just searched the Family Tree Maker Family Finder Index for a Jerome Shepherd, I didn't see anything that may match. Looking for Jerome "Shephard" there is no one matching that name. Looking for Jerome "Shepard" there is a possible match for him in Iowa in the 1870 census. Other search engines would probably be more productive. The search is on!

 

Oh! I just put two and two together looking at my L. B. Rowley notes!

 

Burton and wife Betsey are listed together in the 1865 MN census with NO daughter Polly! This would make sense if she was to have married and left home in 1865 as Timothy wrote in his East Chain history. It seems more  likely that "Polly D." and "Dustin" are one and the same. Man, it takes the right two-by-four to the head to make things fit together sometimes! Ha!

 

Hopefully a descendant will be able to confirm these things or, at least, something I find at the Martin Co. Gen. Society. library.

 

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Mike Borchardt Sunday, 23 Jan 2000

 

Home page: The Borchardt Family

 

Surnames: ROWLEY, ALDRICH and SHEPARD

 

Looking for any additional information on, and hopefully descendants of, two families found in the 1870 U.S. census for Fairview Township in Emmet Co. The entry on page 1 is:

 

Dwelling #3, Family #3: Rowley, Burton 50 M W Farmer 12,000 350 New York

Rowley, Betsey 50 F W Keeping house Vermont

Rowley, Carrie 5 F W Minnesota

Dwelling #3, Family #4: Shepard, Jerome 29 M W Farm laborer 550 New York

Shepard, Augusta 23 F W Keeping house Wisconsin

Shepard, Burton 3 M W Minnesota

 

Our research leads us to believe that "Augusta" SHEPARD mentioned above is Polly D. (Dustin?) ROWLEY, the daughter of Lemuel Burton and Elizabeth ("Betsey" ALDRICH) ROWLEY. According to my great-grandfather, Timothy ROWLEY, in his newspaper articles published under the title, "East Chain Township, Martin County, Minnesota, Historical Narrative covering the period from 1856 - 1929", "(In 1865...) This year marked the closing of the Civil War and Jerome Shepherd, who had enlisted the fall before, came home and married Dustin Rowley, moving onto his claim. But Christian Schultz never came home. He was mustered into the service in time to take part in the battle of Nashville, was wounded and died a month later." (Note: Christian Schultz was married to L. B. ROWLEY's sister, Lucy.)

 

Also found in the centennial book, "Remembering Armstrong" published in 1993, Burton (A. K. A. L. B.) ROWLEY was listed as one of the first election judges and constables of Fairview Township. J. B. SHEPARD was also noted as having served in elective offices prior to 1880. (Credit goes to our cousin Katherine Edlund for enlisting the help of Mr. William Bryan of the Emmet Co. Historical Society who found this reference and the census information above!)

 

Regarding the new-found information, I believe you are correct, Stan, when you mention that this pegs down L. B., Betsey, and most certainly their daughter, Polly D. (for "Dustin"?), who married Jerome Shepard/Shepherd. My reasons for agreeing are stated below.

 

Two additions to the families are discovered here also:

 

1. L. B. and Betsey (at age 45!!!) had another daughter, Carrie, around the time they moved to Iowa. The child wasn't listed in the 1865 MN census, but is now in the 1870 U.S. census for Emmet Co., Iowa. It will be another potential line of descendants for us to contact if we can find out if she was ever married and had a family.

 

2. Jerome and "Augustus" (A. K. A. "Polly D."? or "Dustin"?) Shepard had a child named Burton, most likely named after her father who they were living with.

 

It seems most certain to me that "Augustus" Shepard is Polly D. or "Dustin" Rowley, because the age for her on the 1870 census is "23" and we have a birth date for Polly D. of 3 Nov 1847. Perhaps Polly started using what Janet Richardson believed was her middle name, "Dustin", at the time she got married. Then, with a move to a new area, decided to change it again to "Augustus" for personal-preference reasons -- those reasons being that "Polly" was perhaps too "childish" when she was of marrying age and that "Dustin" was too masculine. Both reasons are pure speculation on my part, of course.

 

With the Shepard living in the same dwelling as L. B. and Betsey Rowley, that helps to point to the likely-hood of the "Dustin" Rowley who married Jerome Shepard/Shepherd in 1865 as being Polly D. Rowley, the daughter of L. B. and Betsey. (See in the query where I reference Timothy Rowley's newspaper article mentioning the marriage.)

 

Dwelling #3, Family #3: Rowley, Burton 50 M W Farmer 12,000 350 New York

 

Rowley, Betsey 50 F W Keeping house Vermont

 

Rowley, Carrie 5 F W Minnesota

 

Dwelling #3, Family #4: Shepard, Jerome 29 M W Farm laborer 550 New York

 

Shepard, Augusta 23 F W Keeping house Wisconsin

 

Shepard, Burton 3 M W Minnesota

 

Our research leads us to believe that "Augusta" SHEPARD mentioned above is Polly D. (Dustin?) ROWLEY, the daughter of Lemuel Burton and Elizabeth ("Betsey" ALDRICH) ROWLEY. According to my great-grandfather, Timothy ROWLEY, in his newspaper articles published under the title, "East Chain Township, Martin County, Minnesota, Historical Narrative covering the period from 1856 - 1929", "(In 1865...) This year marked the closing of the Civil War and Jerome Shepherd, who had enlisted the fall before, came home and married Dustin Rowley, moving onto his claim. But Christian Schultz never came home. He was mustered into the service in time to take part in the battle of Nashville, was wounded and died a month later." (Note: Christian Schultz was married to L.B. ROWLEY's sister, Lucy.)

 

Also found in the centennial book, "Remembering Armstrong" published in 1993, Burton (a.k.a. L.B.) ROWLEY was listed as one of the first election judges and constables of Fairview Township. J.B. SHEPARD was also noted as having served in elective offices prior to 1880. (Credit goes to our cousin Katherine Edlund for enlisting the help of Mr. William Bryan of the Emmet Co. Historical Society who found this reference and the census information above!)

 

Source: Martin County Sentinel, Vol. 1, No. 18, 30 Oct 1874

 

Transcribed: 16 April 2001 by Mike Borchardt, Forest Grove, OR

 

JUDGE WAITE

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His Connection with the Sioux Indemnity Claims!

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Several Martin County Citizens the Victims of his Treachery!

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V. H. Burdick Among the Number!

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WILL SUCH AN ATTORNEY TAKE BACK PAY?

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From the Blue Earth City Post,

For the past month such Democratic papers as the Mankato Union and Review, and St. Paul Pioneer have been proclaiming the honesty and political virtue of the incorruptible Judge Waite, who now bears aloft the Democratic flag. This cry has been taken up by his satraps in every part of the district, and rung on the changes, and strangers not acquainted with the truth in the matter, have looked on the Judge as a martyr, and a paragon of political excellence

 

The Judge has recently found it necessary to write a letter for the press in which he explains his connection with the attempt to rob the people of the five hundred thousand acres of Internal Improvement Land. And in closing this remarkable letter the Judge says, in anticipation of an attack about the Sioux Indemnity claims, that his fees for get- ting those claims allowed was fifteen per cent. of the amount allowed. Now had the Judge omitted the last paragraph of his tract, which he has since been assiduously distributing over the District, our attention might not have been called to a recital of the facts which follow:

 

It will be remembered that immediately after the Indian troubles on our frontier, the Government created a com- mission, composed of three members, of whom the late Col. Aldrich of Minneapolis, was one. The commissioners met at Mankato in 1874. All settlers who had suffered damages from the ravages of the Sioux were allowed to present their claims before the commission, either in person or by attorney. The commission had power to examine into the nature of the claims presented, and allow such of them as were just and reasonable.

 

Judge Waite was then an attorney in Mankato, enjoying a lucrative practice. Thousands of persons had suffered damages, and thousands of claims were likely to be presented, and the Judge, thinking it a splendid opportunity to speculate off from claims of poor settlers, sent out emissaries through the Indian country to get the names and claims of those who had suffered by Indian raids. A gentleman, now living in this place was employed to collect names in this locality, and was paid over sixty dolars for service rendered. Waite secured the settlement of a large number of claims, and presented them to the commission. These claims were nearly all allowed, but not at the figures first brought in.

 

When the commission had ended their labors, and made their report, provision was made for the payment of all audited claims within ninety days. Waite however, was not satisfied with the fifteen and eighteen per cent. which he was to receive from each claim allowed, but in his greed for large gains entered into an agreement with Tinkcom and Smith, bankers of Mankato, to sell them the claims, they to buy them in at the lowest possible figures, and divide the profits with Waite. Such a bargain was consummated after considerable wrangling. The bankers at first declined to pay Waite his price, but he threatened to keep them himself, receive the money, and pay it out to the claimants, unless he received his terms. They finally agreed to his terms, and at once employed men, paying them five per cent. to travel through the country and buy up the claims.-

 

These agents did their work well. They represented to the people that the money would not be ready for a long while, and they might have to wait a year or more, and thus induced many to part with their claims for about half their face.

 

A gentleman well known in this county, and now living here was one of the Agents employed in this work. We present be- low a transcript of Judge Waite's book, in Major E. H. Smith's hand writing, showing the amount of each claim allowed, the amount paid by Tinkcom & Smith, Waite's fees, and the amount of the steal, taken from the claims, and divided between Waite and the bankers. Our list embraces seventy-two names of persons living in this county, but the number given is sufficient to show that Judge Waite's honesty and public virtue have been greatly over-estimated. Amount

 

Amount Waite's Amount of Claim Paid Fees of Steal

(all but Lemuel's name have been removed, his being the last name!)

 

Rowley, L B...... 180 112.00 20 48.00

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Total .......$2560 $1437.17 $400 $734.43

 

More About Lemuel Rowley and Elizabeth (Aldach):

 

Marriage: April 08, 1846, Green Bay, Wis.

 

11 ii. Maryett Rowley (McMillan), born November 17, 1822 in Volney, Oswego Co., NY; died July 29, 1905 in Oshkosh, Winnebago., WI. She married Neil McMillian October 10, 1839 in Two Rivers, WI; born 1812 in Isle of Colonsay, Scotland; died March 02, 1889 in Two Rivers, WI.

 

Notes for Maryett Rowley (McMillan):

 

Copy of Mariett Rowley's paper:

 

Mariett Rowley - born Aug. 17, 1822 in the town of Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y. father's occupation farmer owned small farm 40 A which his father had given him also did odd jobs and worked on Oswego Canal. father's age when she was born 27 yrs.

 

Mothers name Alice Dustin. Age at her birth 23 yrs.

 

Children six

 

Elemuel Bustian (?)

 

Mariette, living [b. 1822 Volney, Oswego Co, NY]

 

Darius 1826, [Harbor Creek, Erie Co, Penn] living East Chain Lake, Martin County, Minn.

 

Velma [(Velinda) - b. 1830 - Ohio]

 

Lucy A. 18[3]4, [Ohio] living- now Curtis - Fairmont, Martin Co. Minn.

 

Abbie Ann [-1838-Wisconsin]

 

When 4 yrs. old, left Volney and moved to Harbor Creek, Erie Co., Penn., 10 miles from Erie - Father took up farm and worked in it for 4 yrs.. Then went to small town of Richfield, Medina Co., Ohio. Then started making farming mills - One year at Richfield. Then moved to Shaarin and bought 200 acres of land from a man by the name of Ganger - 30 miles from Cleveland. Medina Co Seat of Medina Co. 3 yrs. at Shaarin - threw up farm and got back what money he paid in it. Then went to Wisconsin - Trip in the Steamer Michigan side wheel, to Detroit- Then in Schooner Marshal Ney to Green Bay- 14 days in Schooner- Wind bound 3 days in Macinaw- Got to Green Bay on Oct. 16, 1834- Recollection that Green Bay making oars for lighters on Fox river- First winter spent in Kaukauna- Went there on a lighter- Hunted and trapped that winter- got about 50 or 60 dollars worth of furs- My father paid passage $28 apiece for 2 men and woman- never got back money-

 

Went from Kaukauna to Green Bay in Spring- Went to school that summer- last schooling- Margaret McGulpin teacher.

 

Then went to Big Sturgeon Bay- 13 yrs. old. Met my husband there when I was coming 17, in May- Married in October 1839.

 

Father traded with Indians. Father first settler in Two Creeks. Town called Rowley.

 

[Mother - Alice Dustin Rowley - b. 1799

Father - Peter Rowley - b. 1795 - Gunsmith Oneida Co, NY]

notes on paper of Mariette Rowley

 

Mariette lists herself, Darius and Lucy as living, so must have written paper between 1899 and 1905.

 

Children of Peter Rowley and Alice Dustin Rowley

 

Elemuel Bustian b. Nov. 11, 1819 - m. Betsey  daughter Polly D.

 

Mariette b. Aug 17, 1822 Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y. d. July 29, 1905 OshKosh, Wisconsin. bur. Riverside m. Oct. 10, 1839 - Neil McMillan b. 1812 Isle of Colonsay, Scotland, d. Mar. 2, 1889 Two Creeks, Wisconsin

 

Darius b. Jan 29, 1827 Harbor Creek, Erie Co. Penn  d. Feb 1, 1909 East Chain, Martin Co. Minn bur. Oakwood Cemetery, E. C. Minn. m. Louise Rouse

 

Velina b. Nov. 29, 1830 Ohio m. Aaron V. Walker 3/1/1853

 

Lucy A - b. July 29, 1834 - Ohio m.1 Christian Schultz 9/15/1852 d. Jan. 9, 1918 Fairmont, Minn m.2 Obediah Curtis - b. Aug. 29, 1827 d. Sept. 30, 1909

 

Abbie Ann b. Mar. 29, 1838 d. Dec. 19, 1899 m. George Tower

 

Alice Dustin b. 1799

 

Direct descendant of famous Hannah Dustin

 

Peter Rowley b. 1795 NY

1820 NY Census lists Peter Rowley - Oswego Co

1850 Wisconsin Census lists Peter Rowley - Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin. also Allice, Darius - 22 - b. PA; Velinda - 20 - b. Ohio; Lucy A - 16 b. Ohio; Abbie A - 12 b. Wisconsin

 

More About Neil McMillian and Maryett (McMillan):

Marriage: October 10, 1839, Two Rivers, WI

12 iii. Darius Rowley, born January 29, 1826 in Harbour Creek, Erie Co, Pa; died February 01, 1909 in East Chain, Martin Co, Mn. He married Lousa Rowley (Rouse) January 01, 1856 in Two Rivers, Wis.; born 1839; died March 09, 1899 in East Chain, Martin Co, Mn.

 

More About Darius Rowley and Lousa (Rouse):

 

Marriage: January 01, 1856, Two Rivers, Wis.

13 iv. Velina Walker (Rowley), born November 11, 1830 in OH; died August 29, 1863 in WI. She married Arron Viales Walker March 01, 1853 in Manitowoc Co., Wis.; born October 30, 1825; died March 01, 1862 in Mumffordsville, KY.

 

Notes for Velina Walker (Rowley):

Velina & Aaron married in Manitowoc County, WI in 1853. They had their two children and then Aaron went off to the Civil War, enlisting in Co. B of the 1st WI Infantry. Unfortunately, he died at Mumford, KY of typhoid pneumonia. Even more unfortunate for the children, Velina then died a year and a half later of unknown causes. The children were put under the guardianship of one Jason Pellett. At some point, they were sent to the Soldier's Orphanage in Madison, WI where they stayed until they were able to join their relatives who had moved to Martin County, MN. I've often wondered why one of their aunts or uncles didn't take them in, but I suppose we shouldn't judge our ancestors too harshly, not knowing their circumstances.

 

More About Arron Walker and Velina (Rowley):

Marriage: March 01, 1853, Manitowoc Co., Wis.

 

14 v. Lucy Almia Schultz-Curtis (Rowley), born July 29, 1833 in Ohio; died January 09, 1918 in Fairmont, MN. She married (1) Obadiah W. Curtis; born August 29, 1827 in New York; died September 30, 1909. She married (2) Christian Schultz September 15, 1852 in Manatowoc Co., Wis..

 

Notes for Lucy Almia Schultz-Curtis (Rowley):

Subject: Lucy Curtis Obituary

Source: Martin County Sentinel, 11 Jan 1918

By: Eugene Borchardt

 

MRS. LUCY CURTIS

COUNTY PIONEER,

DIES IN FAIRMONT

 

Aged Pioneer Had Lived Here Since 1859--Funeral Services at 1:30 P. M. Friday

 

Mrs. Lucy Curtis, resident of Martin county since 1859, died at 10:15 A.M., Wednesday, at the home of her nephew, L. B. Walker, 526 North Elm street, at the age of 83 years 5 months and 11 days.

 

Mrs. Curtis, whose maiden name was Lucy Rowley, was one of the early pioneers. She had been twice married. Her first husband, Chris Schulz, was killed in the Civil war and she had received a widow's pension. In the early seventies, she was married to O. B. Curtis, who died Sept. 27, 1908.

 

Among the surviving relatives are Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Walker, nephew and niece; two nephews at East Chain, O. G. and Timothy Rowley, and nieces, Mrs. Alice Kestler of Winnebago and Miss Lulu Katley of Lake Belt.

 

Friends may see the body at Frase & Beyer's undertaking chapel between 9 A.M. and noon Friday. Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M., Friday at the Methodist church, Rev. F. Frederickson officiating.

 

The pall bearers will be H. P. Edwards, Allen Cory, Fred Baker, John Baker, Thomas Baker and Charles Miller.  Mrs. Curtis lived a long and honorable life and her death will cause sorrow to a large circle of friends.

 

More About Christian Schultz and Lucy (Rowley):

 

Marriage: September 15, 1852, Manatowoc Co., Wis.

 

15 vi. Abigail "Abby" Ann Wickham-Tower (Rowley), born March 29, 1838 in Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin; died December 19, 1899 in St. Peters Hospital, County, MN. She married (1) Nathaniel B. Wickham December 25, 1853 in Manitowoc Co., Wis. At the House of Peter Rowley, WitN; Burton Rowley and Julin'; born July 1830 in Erie Co., New York (Source: TITLE.); died May 06, 1864 in Harney U.S. Military Hospital Madison, Door County, Wiscousin (Source: Military Records of Nathaniel B. Wickham.). She married (2) George J. Tower September 01, 1866 in Woodstock, McHenry Co. Ill (Source: Military Records of Nathaniel B. Wickham.); born December 19, 1824 in Milford, Otsego County, New York; died February 15, 1913 in Lyons, Walworth County, Wisconsin.

 

Notes for Abigail "Abby" Ann Wickham-Tower (Rowley):

 

NAME Abigal Ann Wickham-Tower (Rowley) // SEX F BIRT DATE 29 Mar 1838

PLACE Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

CENSUS DATE 1850 PLACE Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, WI

NOTE Description: Abbie 12 B. WI

Address DATE 1855 PLACE Hainesville, Lake Co.,ILL

NOTE Description: Birth of John

PROP DATE 1858 PLACE Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

NOTE Description: Nathaniel bought farm next to Peter and Alice Rowley, Abigal's Parents.

CENSUS DATE 1860 PLACE Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin

NOTE Description: Ann, Age 20- Something. Born WI ( I Think)

 

Address DATE 08 Sep 1864 PLACE Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

 

NOTE Description: Abigal applied and was granted Pension for herself and John, Lucy and Hannah.

 

Address DATE 07 Mar 1866 PLACE Hainesville, Lake Co., Ill

 

NOTE Description: Keeping house until this date. Moved out and stored property with Nabors.

 

Address DATE 01 Sep 1866 PLACE McHenry Co., Ill

 

NOTE Description: Married George Tower

 

Address DATE Sep 1866 PLACE Forksville, Lake County, Ill.

 

NOTE Description: Filed statement reference pension for Hannah, John, and Lucy Wickham

 

Address DATE 05 Dec 1867 PLACE Lake County, ILL

 

NOTE Description: Abigal files a statement of who her children are.

 

CENSUS DATE 1870 PLACE Tenhassen, Martin Co., MN

 

NOTE Description: Listed as Albe Tower

 

DEATH DATE 19 Dec 1899

 

Marriage Notes for NATHANIEL and ABIGAL:

 

Description: Person Pernouning H.S. Allen

 

Children of NATHANIEL and ABIGAL are:

 

i. JONATHAN FRANCIS WICKHAM3, b. September 19, 1855, Hainesville, Lake Co., ILL.; d. January 31, 1927, Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon; m. (1) ELIZEBETH (LIBBIE)WICKHAM, 1879-1881; m. (2) ROSA JANE WICKHAM (YOUNG), January 10, 1883, Chain Lake, Martin Co., Minn..

 

 

 

Center Chain

Martin Co, Minn.

Aug 5, 1894

Mr & Mrs John Wickham

 

Dear Son & Daughter.

 

I will try and compose my self and write to you. My dear one can I call it bad news or good that I have to write. Our dear Luch left this earth for eternity the 30 of July at eight o'clock at night without a death struggle it was like going to sleep; she was only confined to her bed six days her last words was "It is most over" the Dr called it the infermation of the bowels. Dr. Donalson of Fairmont and Dr. Harnden of Sherburn. My idea was that she was tried to death with work and earthly work. I will send you a lock of her hair and next time I write I will send you a piece of her shroud ribbon and lace her remains are in Tenhassen burying grounds. Myrtle is growing so much like her she got the thing for the ocation for herself and the smaller children and dor her mother all but the coffin she had to be keep moving to keep her mind right. What is our loss is her gain it was very busy time folks was thinking we didn't get work to Uncle Dariouses folks or ____there was 23 ______ as it was and would of been lots more if they had known it so you see she didn't lack for friends I stayed there till Three days after the funeral I went to the bible to find strength to write this and I turned to Romans the VIII Chapter I wish you would read it to, and see how much Comfort  I found Mary Jane Richer takes the baby and Grandma the next one and keeps them till Myrtle is older and strong enough to keep the family together. That was her last request to Myrtle it was hard for her to part with them but she knew it was right. Viola the oldest one of the two has has a burn on her head and the old lady seemed to think could cure it. When I see you I can tell you more than I can write. Oscar took the place of a brother he gave them money to get the things with he got a wax wreath for the coffin and he gave it to Myrtle we are going to have the two sisters picture taking life size and put in if you had of seen Hannah you would of thought there was need of having them together. She was so weak the shock was most to much for her see is getting more like herself now. I will tell you now about her and family. Mabel wrote to you. I was down there one week and two weeks from that time they moved down here your mother can tell you about the little house they live in it was new house we used for a grainery. There was three ____ ___ George two of them say he has consumption and Dr Donalson said it was the first stage and can be checked and not go any farther.

 

We do not know how his end is or how long he will be with us. I do not think that if he went to sciencetists aid he would be lifted I know my teacher is higher than all of the Drs and ther has been consumption in its worst stage cured he is about now goes from house to house and seems quite cheerful. The rest is all well send my love to all, kiss the little ones for me now cheer up dear ones and answer this soon and I will not wait so long next time before answering, love and best wishes to your selves and children you affectionate Mother.

 

More About Abigail "Abby" Ann Wickham-Tower (Rowley):

Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, Martin County, MN

 

Notes for Nathaniel B. Wickham:

Notes for NATHANIEL B. WICKHAM:

3. NATHANIEL B. WICKHAM2 (JAMES B. WICKHAM1) was born July 1830 in Erie Co., New York1, and died May 06, 1864 in Harney U.S. Military Hospital Madison, Wisconsin. He married ABIGAL (ABBIE) ANN WICKHAM-TOWER (ROWLEY) December 25, 1853 in Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin. At the House of Peter Rowley, Witness; Burton Rowley and Julin', daughter of PETER and ALICE.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL B. WICKHAM:

NAME Nathaniel B. Wickham (Wick a /u/ em) // SEX M BIRT DATE Jul 1830

PLACE Erie Co., New York

 

CENSUS DATE ? 1850 PLACE Two River, Wisconsin.

Peter Rowley Age 54 (Lumberman), 400, Property Value( Born New York

Allice 43, Born OH

Darius 22, PA

Velinda 20, OH

Lucy A. 16 OH

Abba (sic) A. 12, Wisconsin

Nathaniel Wickam 20 Fisherman, NY

Charles Wickam 23 Fisherman, Norway

 

Address DATE 04 Jan 1854 PLACE Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

 

Address DATE 1855 PLACE Hainesville, ILL

 

1855 CENSUS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN TWO RIVERS TOWNSHIP

Nathaniel and Charles

 

PROP DATE 22 February 1858 PLACE Kewaunee, Wisconsin

NOTE Description: Possible 80 acres

OCCUPATION Farmer

CENSUS DATE 1860 PLACE Kewaunee Co. Wisconsin

NOTE Description: Nat. Wickham, Age 20-Something, Born NY Abby John 4 Hannah 2 Peter and Allice Rowley living next door:

 

Military DATE 15 Aug 1862 PLACE Enlisted in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Enlisted, Private, Union Army. Served in Civil War. A Company 27th Infantry. Reported sick at Duvall Bluff Aug 29 1864

 

DESCRIPTION DATE 23 Sep 1863

 

NOTE Description: 5 foot 5, blue eyes, dark hair, age 32 on this date.

 

NAME Abigal Ann Wickham-Tower (Rowley) // SEX F BIRT DATE 29 Mar 1838

 

PLACE Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

 

CENSUS DATE 1850 PLACE Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, WI

 

NOTE Description: Abbie 12 B. WI

 

Address DATE 1855 PLACE Hainesville, Lake Co.,ILL

 

NOTE Description: Birth of John

 

PROP DATE 1858 PLACE Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

 

NOTE Description: Nathaniel bought farm next to Peter and Alice Rowley, Abigal's Parents.

 

CENSUS DATE 1860 PLACE Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin

 

NOTE Description: Ann, Age 20- Something. Born WI ( I Think)

 

Address DATE 08 Sep 1864 PLACE Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

 

NOTE Description: Abigal applied and was granted Pension for herself and John, Lucy and Hannah.

 

Address DATE 07 Mar 1866 PLACE Hainesville, Lake Co., Ill

 

NOTE Description: Keeping house until this date. Moved out and stored property with Nabors.

 

Address DATE 01 Sep 1866 PLACE McHenry Co., Ill

 

NOTE Description: Married George Tower

 

Address DATE Sep 1866 PLACE Forksville, Lake County, Ill.

 

NOTE Description: Filed statement reference pension for Hannah, John, and Lucy Wickham

 

Address DATE 05 Dec 1867 PLACE Lake County, ILL

 

NOTE Description: Abigal files a statement of who her children are.

 

CENSUS DATE 1870 PLACE Tenhassen, Martin Co., MN

 

NOTE Description: Listed as Albe Tower

DEATH DATE 19 Dec 1899

 

CENSUS DATE ? 1850 PLACE Two River, Wisconsin.

Peter Rowley Age 54 (Lumberman), 400, Property Value Born New York

Allice 43, Born OH

Darius 22, PA

Velinda 20, OH

Lucy A. 16 OH

Abba (sic) A. 12, Wisconsin

Nathaniel Wickam 20 Fisherman, NY

Charles Wickam 23 Fisherman, Norway

 

Address DATE 04 Jan 1854 PLACE Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

 

Address DATE 1855 PLACE Hainesville, ILL

 

PROP DATE 22 February 1858 PLACE Kewaunee, Wisconsin

NOTE Description: Possible 80 acres

OCCUPATION Farmer

CENSUS DATE 1860 PLACE Kewaunee Co. Wisconsin

NOTE Description: Nat. Wickham, Age 20-Something, Born NY Abby  John 4 Hannah 2 Peter and Allice Rowley living next door:

 

Military DATE 15 Aug 1862 PLACE Enlisted in Kenannee, Wisconsin. Enlisted, Private, Union Army. Served in Civil War. A Company 27th Infantry. reported sick at Duvall Bluff Aug 29 1864

 

DESCRIPTION DATE 23 Sep 1863

 

NOTE Description: 5 foot 5, blue eyes, dark hair, age 32 on this date.

 

Military DATE 17 Sep 1862 PLACE 8 Companies of the 27th were ordered to rendezvous at Camp Sigel, Milwaukee.

 

MILITARY DATE 07 Mar 1863 PLACE 27th Regiment mustered into United

 

States Service.

 

MILITARY DATE 16 Mar 1863 PLACE 27th Moved to Columbus, Kentucky

 

MILITARY DATE Mar-May 1863 PLACE Garrison Duty, Under Gen. Asboth

 

MILITARY DATE May 1863 PLACE Cape Girardeau

 

NOTE Description: to expel rebel raiders.

 

Military DATE May-June 1863

 

NOTE Description: On attachment to Ambulance Corps.

 

MILITARY DATE 01 Jun 1863 PLACE Snyder's Bluff

 

NOTE Description: they proceeded down the Mississippi, and were stationed at Snyder's Bluff, during the siege of Vicksburg. There they were ordered up the Yazoo, to Sartatia, returned two days later to Synder's Bluff

 

MILITARY DATE Jun 1863 PLACE Snyder's Bluff

 

NOTE Description: 27th Remained at the bluff, after there men got back, one half of them got sick and many never recovered.

 

MILITARY DATE After Surrender of Vicksburg PLACE 27th Moved to Helena

 

NOTE Description: convalescent camp with 2,000 men and forty officers, until April 1864.

 

MILITARY DATE 13 Aug 1863 PLACE White River, encamping at Duvall's Bluff on the 24th.

 

NOTE Description: The regiment was transferred to the control of Gen. Steele.

 

MILITARY DATE 29 Aug 1863 PLACE Duvall's Bluff

 

NOTE Description: Nathaniel reported sick, and sent to Memphis, Tenn.

 

Military DATE 29 Aug 1863 PLACE Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas Sept-Oct

 

NOTE Description: Left Sick

 

MILITARY DATE 1 September PLACE they reached Little Rock,

 

NOTE Description: They assisted in the capture, and going into camp, remained there until the 23rd of March 1864

 

Trip or Vacation DATE 23 Sep 1863 PLACE Memphis, Tenn.

 

NOTE Description: Nathaniel was sent home 30 Days leave from Military Hospital

 

Tenn to Two Rivers Wisconsin, on 22 Sept 1863, to report to Military Hospital

 

Military DATE 25 Sep 1863 PLACE Stop for Transport Sept 25 1863 Cairo

 

to Appleton, Wisconsin. Cost $10.98

 

Address DATE 30 Jan 1864 PLACE Harney Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

NOTE Description: Orders to report without delay to hospital.

 

DEATH DATE 06 May 1864 PLACE Harney U.S. Military Hospital

 

Madison, Wisconsin

 

2 NOTE Description: Died of Chronic Diarrhea and incipient Phthisis

 

contracted since enlistment.

 

BURI DATE May 1864 PLACE Forest Hill Cemetery, Soldiers Rest, Dane

 

County, Madison, Wisconsin 1 Speedway Rd, Madison Wi, 53705 (608)

 

266-4720

 

Description: Attending Doctor Richard Huson.

 

Description: Died of Chronic Diarrhea and incipient Phthisis contracted since enlistment.

 

27th Regiment Infantry

 

Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin., and mustered in March 7, 1863. Left State for Columbus, Ky., March 16. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Department. of the Tennessee, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Kimball's Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Department. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi. February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

SERVICE.--Duty at Columbus, Ky., until May 30, 1863. Moved to Young's Point, La., May 30-June 3. Moved to Haines' Bluff June 11, thence to Snyder's Bluff June 16, and duty there until July 25. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-July 4. Ordered to Helena, Ark., July 25, and duty there until August.  Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., August 10-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little. Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock until March 23, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Okolona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Occupation of Camden April 16. Evacuation of Camden April 26. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock and Pine Bluff until February 7, 1865. Pine Bluff June 21, 1864. (Cos. "A," "D," "E" and "H" on guard duty along Little Rock & Memphis Railroad west of Brownsville.) Ordered to New Orleans, La., February 7, 1865, thence to Navy Cave, Mobile Bay. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Manna Hubba Bluff April 19-25. Moved to Mcintosh Bluff, and duty there until May 9. Moved to Mobile, thence to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-6.  Moved to Brownsville August 2 and there mustered out August 5, 1865. Discharged August 29, 1865.   Regiment lost during service 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 232 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.

 

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Burial: May 1864, Burial Forrest Hill Cemetary, Sec#32 Union Rest Teir L Grave #16

 

Cause of Death: Chronic Diarrhura

 

More About Nathaniel Wickham and Abigail (Rowley):

 

Marriage: December 25, 1853, Manitowoc Co., Wis. At the House of Peter Rowley, WitN; Burton Rowley and Julin'

 

Notes for George J. Tower:

 

TOWER, GEORGE J CPL I 147 IL US INF YORKVILLE

 

 

 

Source: "Memorial Record of the Counties of Faribault, Martin, Watonwan and Jackson, Minnesota",  published 1895 by The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago Transcribed by: Mike Borchardt, 4 March 2001

 

Pages 422-424:

 

George J. Tower is one of the leading and influential farmers of Martin county, now residing on section 26, Tenhassen township. His name is inseparably connected with the political history of the community in which he makes his home, and in this volume he well deserves representation. Mr. Tower claims New York as the State of his nativity, his birth having occurred in Otsego county on the 19th of December, 1824. In that county his father, Jonathan D. Tower, was also born, and his wife, who bore the maiden name of Sallie Jones, was a native of the same State. They were married in New York, and in an early day emigrated westward, casting their lot with the early settlers of Lake county, Illinois. The father died in 1867, and his wife passed away in 1838. Their family numbered nine children, three of whom are yet living, -- Goerge J., Mrs. Fidelia Townsend and Gilbert. After the death of his first wife, Jonathan Tower was a second time married, and one child of that union still survives, named Emily. Three sons of the family served in the late war: George J., Wallace, who was killed near Lookout Mountain in one of the hard-fought battles of the war, and Emery.

 

Although born in Otsego county, our subject was reared in Wyoming county, New York, and its public schools afforded him his educational privileges. At the age of eighteen he began learning the boot and shoe trade, and followed that business for a period of twenty-two years, meeting with good success.

 

Mr. Tower has been twice married. On the 25th of May, 1847, he was joined in wedlock with Miss Polly Kingsbury, a native of New York, born in 1829. She died May 26, 1864, leaving two children who yet survive, -- Clayton and Carlos. On the 1st of September, 1866, Mr. Tower led to the marriage altar Mrs. Abbie A. Wickham, a native of Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, and a daughter of Peter and Alice (Dustin) Rowley, who came to Martin county before the war and settled at East Chain; both are now deceased. Mrs. Tower was born March 29, 1837, and first married Nathaniel B. Wickham, who was a soldier of Company B, Twenty-seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, serving as a private. He died while in the service, in 1861. To Mr. and Mrs. Wickham were born three children, viz.: John, the eldest, left home at the age of seventeen years and traveled through the West, working in the mines. He married Rosie Young, by whom he has two children, Perry and Rose, and is now living in the state of Washington; Hannah is the wife of George Graham, and they have five children; Lucy is the deceased wife of Alfred Kately, and was the mother of seven children. To Mrs. and Mrs. Tower have been born three children: Ellsworth, who married Mabel Haines and has two children, -- Jennie E. and Glen E.; George and Darius, who are still at home.

 

During the late war Mr. Tower responded to the country's call for troops, enlisting in February, 1865, in Company I, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in which he served as Corporal. He went to Georgia, where he joined the Army of the Cumberland and he served on detached duty. He continued at the front until 1866, and was then honorably discharged, after which he returned home. His son, Charles E., also served in the Civil war, becoming a musician in the Seventy-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at the battle of Chickamauga, taken to Richmond, Virginia, and sent to Andersonville prison, where he died, in August, 1864.

 

In 1868 Mr. Tower arrived in Martin county, where he has since made his home, and the twenty-six years which have here been passed have been spent upon the farm which is now his home. For some time he experienced many hardships, but perseverance and enterprise at length triumphed over obstacles, and he has become one of the prosperous agriculturists of the community. He hauled the lumber for the buildings upon his farm a distance of seventy-five miles. He now owns 160 acres of good land in a high state of cultivation, and the well tilled fields and modern improvements indicate to the passer-by the thrift and enterprise of the owner. Capable business management, dilligent and careful attention to all details have been the factors in his success and have made his example well worthy of emulation.

 

Mr. Tower exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party, and warmly advocates its principles. For many years he has held the office of Justice of the Peace, discharging his duties with a promptness and fidelity that has led to his long retention in office. He was also Supervisor for a number of terms, and has for some time been officially connected with the schools of the neighborhood. He has also served one term as County Commissioner, and as School Director for the long period of twenty-two years, while for some time he acted as School Clerk.

 

The course of education has ever found in him a warm friend, and he used every means at his command to aid in its development. Socially he is connected with the Masonic order, and the Grand Army Post, both of Fairmont; and his wife is connected with the Christian Scientist Society of that place. This worthy couple are people of sterling qualities, whose well spent lives and many excellencies of character have gained them the high regard of all with whom they have been brought in contact. Their friends are many in the community, and in social circles they hold an enviable position.

 

 

 

More About George J. Tower:

 

Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, Martin County, MN

 

Marriage Notes for Abigail (Rowley) and George Tower:

 

TOWER, GEORGE J WICKHAM, ABBY ANN MC HENRY 09/01/1866 A/ 84 3331

 

 

 

More About George Tower and Abigail (Rowley):

 

Marriage: September 01, 1866, Woodstock, McHenry Co. Ill (Source: Military Records of Nathaniel B. Wickham.)