WARNING! The following is transcribed from microfilmed handwritten records, titled East Haddam Genealogies. The reader is cautioned that there are errors contained in this record which is presented as written. Because there are problems with this, and not to lead the novice astray, explanation boxes will appear to explain some of the major errors. Be forewarned, even though these explanation boxes appear, they do not cover all problems. Yet, it is presented because many or most of the dates appear to correspond with other compilations, and there are numerous references which the diligent researcher can follow.
One of the problems to be immediately aware of, is that the order and number of children does not agree, in many instances, with other genealogies more commonly cited.
As noted above, this record is transcribed as written, with one exception. A number and a "+" symbol will appear in front of the child's family number to indicate there is a further genealogy relating to that person below.
Following the Rowley charts is a short addition, titled, "A Study-- Who was the wife of Samuel Corbe or Corbet?" Since the wife of Samuel3 was Abigail Rowley, and much of the discussion involves Rowleys, it was included herein.
1. Moses Rowley1seems to have come to E. H. in his old age, some years after his son Moses Rowley, and grand son Moses Rowley, had settled there. He probably died about 1705.Elizabeth Rowley, widow of Moses Rowley, late of Haddam East, deeded her right of dower in land in Falmouth, Mass. 30 May 1714, to her sons, Moses Rowley and John Fuller. Land which had belonged to him was divided by deed 14 June 1715, by his sons, Moses Rowley and Matthew Rowley, and described as a piece of land which was given them by their "hond father, Moses Rowley, Senr deceased.
He married in Barnstable, Mass., 22 Ap. 1652, with Elizabeth Fuller.
Chil. of Moses1and Elizabeth (Fuller) Rowley:
|There is at least one child missing from the following list: Nathan(iel), b. about 1664. His chart was found among these papers, and will be (out-of-sequence) at number #20, his son, Moses, as #21, and grandson, as #22.|
|I.||Mary Rowley2 b. at Barnstable, Mass., 20 March 1652-53.|
|2||+||II.||Moses Rowley2 Sen. and his wife j. ch. 12 Nov.
1704. "Dec. 1704, Moses Rowley Sen. was baptized and four of his
children. Viz: John, Ebenezer, Jonathan, and Mehitabel." He was designated as
"Sen." on the land records, as early as 26 Ap. 1698, and probably his father had
not then moved to E. H. He died 16 July 1735. "Mary the wife of Moses Rowle Departed
this Life June ye 9th Day A.D. 1764, and in the 97th year of her age." Town record.
He was born at Barnstable, Mass., 10 Nov. 1654.
|III.||----- Rowley2 b. at Barnstable, Mass., 15 Aug 1656, and died on the same day.|
|3||+||IV.||Shubael Rowley2 twin, b. at Barnstable, Mass.,11 Jan. 1659-60;
married with Catherine Crippen, daughter of Thomas Crippen. They settled at
Colchester, where he died 28 March 1714. He was a witness to a deed in Colchester 21 Nov
1701, and was selectman there in 1706. (Taintor pp. 61 & 65.)
She was living at East Haddam, 5 Feb. 1718-19, when she signed a deed in which she called Edward Fuller her son-in-law, and said that her husband died in March 1714.
|V.||Mehitabel Rowley2 twin, b. at Barnstable, Mass., 11 Jan. 1659-60; married with Little John Fuller.|
|VI.||Sarah Rowley2 b. at Barnstable, Mass., 10 Sept. 1662.
She was mentioned in a deed 15 Aug. 1700, by her brother, Moses Rowley, Sen., of Matchamoodus.
|VII.||Aaron Rowley2 b. at Barnstable, Mass., 1 May 1666.|
|VIII.||John Rowley2 b. at Barnstable, Mass., 2 Oct. 1667.|
|IX.||Matthew Rowley2 birth not found, and may not belong in this
place. He had deed of land in E. H. 15 Aug. 1700 from his father, Moses Rowley, Sen., and
joined his brother, Moses Rowley, 14 June 1705, in dividing by deed a piece of land which
had been given them by their father, Moses Rowley, Sen. The land records show that he had
a wife, Johanah, 19 June 1705. He dwelt in Colchester, in May 1717.
|Note that the compiler could not make up his mind where to place Matthew Rowley. He is listed above as a child of Moses1 and as a child of Moses2 below.|
2. Chil. of Moses2 and Mary (-----) Rowley.
|I.||Matthew Rowley3 birth record not found.Had a deed of land in East Haddam, 15 Aug. 1700, from his father, Moses Rowley, Sen., and land records show that he had a wife Johanah; 19 June 1705.|
|4||+||II.||Moses Rowley3 Jr., married 7 Sept. (Colchester record says 6 Sept.) 1707, with Martha Porter, and dwelt in Colchester for several years. He married (2d) 25 Sept. 1729, with Sarah Chapman. Sarah, late wife of Moses Rowley, died (E. H.) 20 Sept. 1757, in her 67th year.|
|5||+||III.||John Rowley3 bap. -- Dec. 1704; married 11 Sept. 1716, with Deborah Fuller, who was bap. and j. ch. 23 Feb. 1717-18; and they moved to Colchester about 1722.|
|6||+||IV.||Ebenezer Rowley3 bap. -- Dec. 1704; married 6 June 1719, with Mary Church, who was bap. and j. ch. 30 May 1725. He died (E. H.) 24 Aug 1757, in 62d year. Mrs. Mary Rowley, widow of Ebenezer, died (E. H.) 6 Dec. 1786, in 88th year. His will dated 12 May, 1753, was proved 29 Oct. 1757. The inventory of his estate gives date of his death same as the head stone.|
|7||+||V.||Jonathan Rowley3 bap. -- Dec. 1704.
Sedgwick's History of Sharon, p. 108, shows that he settled in Sharon in 1741, and lived near David Woodard's. He soon removed to Kent, settled a little north of the meeting house, and died in 1772. The name of his first wife has not been found. He married (2d) at Colchester, 4 Feb. 1742 with Abigail Green, and dwelt there for several years before settling at Kent. [See Col. Deeds. III, pg. 2]
|VI.||Mehitabel Rowley3 bap. -- Dec. 1704.|
|8||+||VII.||Samuel Rowley3 bap. 27 Nov. 1709.
|Here the compiler admitted it was guesswork-- but not too bad. He has six of the eight children, and matched up with the correct spouses.|
3. Chil. of Shubael2 and Catharine (Crippen) Rowley.
|9||+||I.||Shubael Rowley,3 birth record not found, married at Colchester, 8 May 1709 (Taintor, p. 100) with Hannah Brown.|
|II.||Elizabeth Rowley,3 birth record not found, married at Colchester, 21 July 1715, with Edward Fuller, who was called son-in-law, 5 Feb. 1719, by the widow of Shubael Rowley.|
|10||+||III.||Elnathan Rowley,3 birth record not found, and he may not have been of this
household; married at Colchester, 26 Dec. 1720, with Abigail Cone.
|IV.||Mary Rowley3 birth record not found and may have been of another household, married at Colchester, 25 Feb. 1719-20, with Thomas Lewis. (Taintor p.87).|
|11||+||V.||Jabez Rowley3 birth record not found, and he may have been of another household; married at Colchester 20 Feb. 1723-24, with Tabitha Harris. (Taintor p.89 & 110) My own copy says 29 Feb.|
|12||+||VI.||Isaac Rowley3 birth record not found, and may have been of another household; married at Colchester, 30 May 1717, with Hannah Harris. (Taintor p. 94)|
|The last four children attributed to Moses3 were actually children of one of his sons, Moses4.|
4. Chil. of Moses,3 Jr. and Martha (Porter) Rowley.
|I.||Mary Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 5 Dec. 1708 (The Colchester record says 15 Dec.). Mary Rowley j. ch. 17 May 1747.|
|II.||Martha Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 11 Feb. 1710 (The Colchester record says 1710-11)|
|III.||Moses Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 15 Sept. 1713. (The Colchester record says 1714.) Mary, wife of Moses Rowley, Jr. j. ch. 5 Sept. 1736.|
|IV.||Anne Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 5 Ap. 1716.|
|V.||Lydia Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 17 Sept. 1718.|
|13||+||VI.||Daniel Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 12 March 1720; married 24 Jan. 1744-45, with Bethia Langrell. He j. ch. 6 Oct. 1745.|
|VII.||Mehitabel Rowley4 b. 20 May 1723; bap. 26 May 1723.|
|VIII.||Reuben Rowley4 b. 23 Sept. 1725; died 12 Aug. 1747.|
Chil. of Moses,3 Jr. and Sarah (Chapman) Rowley.
|IX.||Sarah Rowley4 b. 19 June 1730; bap. 5 July 1730.|
|X.||Nathaniel Rowley4 b. 3 March 1733; bap. 15 Ap. 1733; died Nov. 1741.|
|XI.||Thomas Rowley4 bap. 19 Sept. 1736.|
|XII.||Martha Rowley4 bap. 19 Sept. 1736.|
|XIII.||Timothy Rowley4 bap. 17 Ap. 1737. Timothy Rowley of the Oblong, married 3 Dec. 1761, with Bethia Crocker, of E. H.|
|XIV.||Mary Rowley4 bap. 8 July 1739.|
5. Chil. of John3and Deborah (Fuller) Rowley.
|I.||Patience Rowley4 b. 30 Aug. 1717; bap. 23 Feb. 1717-18.|
|II.||Content Rowley4 b. 26 March 1719; bap. 3 May 1719, married at Colchester, 12 Nov. 1742, with Isaac Kneeland.|
|III.||Mindwell Rowley4 b. 9 Oct. 1720; bap. 16 Oct. 1720.|
|IV.||Joseph Rowley4 b. 15 May 1722; bap. 20 May 1722.|
|V.||Sarah Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 6 Jan. 1723.|
|VI.||Deborah Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 14 Dec. 1725.|
|VII.||John Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 17 July 1727.|
|VIII.||Seth Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 6 May 1730.|
6. Chil. of Ebenezer3and Mary (Church) Rowley.
|I.||Susanna Rowley4 b. 30 March 1720; bap. 23 May 1725.|
|II.||Mary Rowley4 b. 4 Nov. 1722; bap. 30 May 1725, ? j. ch. 29 Jan.
She was named in her father's will of 12 May 1753.,
|III.||Nem Rowley,4 a daughter, b. 27 March 1725; bap. 30 May 1735.
She was named in her father's will of 12 May 1753.
|14||+||IV.||Ebenezer Rowley4 b. 20 Oct. 1727; bap. 10 Dec. 1727, and was
confirmed in St. Stephen's P. E. Ch., 4 Oct. 1791.
He married in Chatham, 18 Oct. 1750 with Susanna Annable. He was named in his father's will of 12 May 1753..
|V.||Hannah Rowley4 b. 18 Dec. 1729; bap. 15 Feb. 1729-39. She was named in her father's will of 12 May 1753.|
|VI.||Gershom Rowley4 b. 1 Feb. 1732; bap. 19 March 1732; married 14 Dec. 1758, with Mary Curtis of Hebron. He was confirmed in St. Stephens P. E. ch. 4 Oct. 1791. He dwelt in the town of Chatham, and died there 24 May 1805, in his 74th year. He was named in his father's will of 12 May 1753.|
|VII.||Abigail Rowley4 b. 6 June 1734; bap. 21 July 1734. She was named in her father's will of 12 May 1753.|
|15||+||VIII.||Eleazer Rowley4 b. 14 June 1736; married 21 July 1760, with
Abigail Spencer of Chatham, who j. ch. 8 Aug. 1773; and died (E. H.) 2 Jan 1804, in her
63d year. He died (ch. rec.) 24 Jan 820, of old age, aged 84 years. He was
bap. in St. Stephen's P. E. Ch. 21 Oct. 1798.
He was named in his father's will of 12 May 1753.
|IX.||Moses Rowley4 b. 22 Nov. 1739; bap. 23 Dec. 1739; died 25 Aug.
He was named in his father's will of 12 May 1753, and died the day after his father's death.
7. Chil. of Jonathan3and --------- Rowley.
|I.||Simeon Rowley4 lived at Sharon, where one of his daughters became the wife of Dea. Benjamin Hamlin.|
|III.||Levi Rowley,4 b. about 1732; dwelt at Sharon, where he died of a cancer, 20 Nov. 1805, aged 73 years.|
Chil. of Jonathan3and Abigail (Green) Rowley.
|V.||Hepzibah Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 8 Aug. 1742.|
|VI.||Issacher Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 19 Feb. 1744.|
|VII.||----- Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 4 Ap. 1746; died there, 6 Ap. 1746, aged two days.|
9. Chil. of Samuel3and ----- Rowley.
|I.||Nathan Rowley4 bap. 3 Ap. 1715.|
|II.||Abigail Rowley4 bap. 8 Ap. 1716.|
9. Chil. of Shubael3and Hannah (Brown) Rowley.
|I.||Mercy Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 30 Ap. 1710.|
|II.||Hannah Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 10 March 1712.,|
|III.||Elizabeth Rowley,4 b. at Colchester, 3 Oct. 1714.|
|IV.||----- Rowley4 a daughter, b. at Colchester, 12 Dec 1716; died 10 Jan. 1716-17.|
|V.||Experience Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 8 Aug 1718.|
|VI.||Matthew Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 5 Aug 1720.|
|VII.||Patience Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 16 Aug 1723.|
10. Chil. of Elnathan3and Abigail (Cone) Rowley.
|I.||Abigail Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 1 Mar. 1725; died 17 Oct. 1726.|
|II.||Jesse Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 8 May 1728; died there 31 May 1746, aged 22 years.|
|III.||Abigail Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 2 Oct. 1730; married there 10 May 1752, with Ebenezer Kellogg.|
|IV.||Sarah Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 20 Jan. (Taintor says Feb.) 1732-33; bap. there, 15 Ap. 1733.|
|V.||Thankful Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 3 Dec. 1735; bap. there, 7 Dec. 1735; and died 9 Dec. 1735, "aged 5 days."|
|Chil. of Elnathan3and Lydia (Wells) Rowley.|
|VI.||Ephraim Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 17 Oct. 1737; married 8 Nov. 1767, with Peggy Lilie.|
|VII.||----- Rowley4 an infant, died at Colchester, 27 Aug. 1739.|
|VIII.||Thankful Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 31 Aug. 1740; married there, 3 March 1765, with Samuel Hills as his 3d wife.|
|IX.||Ezra Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 19 Dec. 1742.|
|X.||Lydia Rowley4 mentioned by Taintor, p. 108.|
|XI.||Ruth Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 3 Ap. 1748.|
|XII.||Jesse Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 23 Sep. 1750; died there 9 Oct. 1750, aged about three weeks.|
|XIII.||Jesse Rowley4 bap. at Colchester, 8 March 1752.|
11. Chil. of Jabez3and Tabitha (Harris) Rowley.
|I.||Tabitha Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 20 Oct 1724.|
|II.||Jabez Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 10 Jan. 1726.|
|III.||William Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 15 Oct 1727.|
|IV.||Phineas Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 7 Aug. (Taintor says Oct.) 1729.|
|V.||Lois Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 14 May (Taintor says Nov.) 1731.|
|VI.||Simeon Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 17 June 1733; bap. there 16 Set. 1733.|
|VII.||Eunice Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 3 Ap. 1735; bap. there 6 July 1735.|
|VIII.||Nathan Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 12 Feb. 1737; bap. there 3 Ap. 1737.|
|IX.||Lydia Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 27 June 1739; bap. there, 26 Aug. 1739.|
|X.||Dorothy Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 28 Ap. 1741.|
12. Chil. of Isaac3and Hannah (Harris) Rowley.
|I.||Ketern Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 26 Aug.1719.|
|II.||Harris Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 1 Aug.1721.|
|III.||Thomas Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 4 Mar 1723.|
|IV.||Isaac Rowley4 b. at Colchester, 8 Sept. 1725. Isaac Rowley died ??, 29 July 1811, aged 85 years.|
13. Chil. of Daniel4and Bethia (Langrell) Rowley.
|I.||Bethia Rowley5 b. 9 March 1746.|
|II.||Joseph Langrell Rowley5 hand land in Middletown bequeathed to him by Samuel Corbee of E. H. 26 Aug. 1757, and was made the ward of Joseph Langrell, 2 Ap. 1759. He was also named in the will of his father's sister, Abigail (Rowley) Corbet, widow of Samuel Corbee, 16 Nov. 1764, and was by her called son of Daniel Rowley.|
|III.||Azubah Rowley5 was made the ward of Joseph Langrell, 2 Ap. 1759.|
|IV.||Jemima Rowley5 bap. 6 Ap. 1755.|
14. Chil. of Ebenezer4and Susanna (Annable) Rowley.
|I.||Susanna Rowley5 b. at Chatham,18 July 1751, married with Eleazer Porter, and settled in Hamilton, NY.|
|16||+||II.||Ithamar Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 10 Jan. 1753, married there 4 May 1779, with Dimmis Gates. They settled in Sharon, NY..|
|III.||Ebenezer Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 10 Jan. 1756; married with Abigail Knowlton, and settled in Winsted.|
|IV.||Mary Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 4 Aug.1758; married at East Hampton, 11 Aug. 1779, with Richard Cook.|
|V.||Olive Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 11 Aug. 1760; married at Middle Haddam, 2 March 1785, with Nathaniel Cook.|
|VI.||Anna Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 5 Nov. 1762; married with Josiah Gaffe, and married (2d) with G. Foster and settled in Turin, NY.|
|VII.||Lydia Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 21 Nov. 1764; and died there, unmarried.|
|VIII.||Asher Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 21 Oct. 1766; married with Mehitabel Dunham and settled in Winsted.|
|IX.||Dorothy Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 12 Dec. 1768; married at Middle Haddam, 18 Sept. 1788, with Timothy Hubbard, and settled in Windham, NY.|
|X.||Duell Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 2 Feb 1771; and died in the state
of New York.
He married 6 Sept. 1792, with Deborah Fuller.
|XI.||Lucina Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 3 June 1773. Her name was really Lucinda. She married at Middle Haddam, 25 Dec. 1794, with James Sexton and settled at Sharon, NY.|
|XII.||Elijah Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 9 July 1775, married with ----- Morgan, and settled at Brooklyn, NY.|
|XIII.||Elisha Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 14 March 17780, married 14 March 1802, with Mary Alvord, who was born 14 March 1779, daughter of Ruel and Hannah (Hall) Alvord. Died in 1875. They settled in Winchester.|
15. Chil. of Eleazer4and Abigail (Spencer) Rowley.
|I.||Olive Rowley5 b. 22 Ap. 1764; bap. 8 Aug. 1773.|
|II.||Moses Rowley5 b. 30 Jan. 1766; bap. 8 Aug. 1773; died 18 July 1774, by the town record, while the gravestone (Colch.) says 28 July 1774, in his 9th year.|
|17||+||III.||Beckley Rowley5 b. 9 Sept. 1768; bap. 8 Aug. 1769, and had a wife, Sarah.|
|IV.||Gershom Rowley5 b. 21( another record says 22) Feb. 1771.|
|V.||Abigail Rowley5 b. 14 Aug. 1773; bap. 26 Sept. 1773. [m. Elizur Gates].|
|VI.||Sarah Rowley5 b. 5 (another record says 6) March 1776; bap. 21 Ap. 1776; j. ch. 5 Jan. 1817, and was dismissed to the church at Middle Haddam, 28 Feb. 1823.|
|VII.||Mary Rowley5 b. 19 March 1779; bap. 9 May 1779.|
|VIII.||Lucy Rowley5 b. 9 Oct. 1781.|
|IX.||Lura Rowley5 b. 25 Ap. 1785; bap. June 1785.|
|X.||Eleazer Dunham Rowley5 b. 10 July 1788.|
16. Chil. of Ithamar4and Dimmis (Gates) Rowley.
|I.||Clara Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 9 Jan. 1780; bap. at Middle Haddam, 5 Sept. 1792; married at Middle Haddam, 1 Jan. 1800, with Seth Young.|
|II.||Dimmis Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 13 Nov. 1782; bap. at Middle Haddam, 5 Sept. 1792.|
|III.||Linda Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 13 Dec. 1782; bap. at Middle Haddam, 5 Sept. 1792.|
|IV.||Martin Rowley5 b.at Chatham, 16 Oct. 1787; bap. at Middle Haddam, 5 Sept. 1792.|
|V.||Abner Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 7 Ap. 1790; bap. at Middle Haddam, 5 Sept. 1792. Abner Rowley married 28 July 1811, with Mary Grant.|
|VI.||Ithamar Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 22 Dec. 1794; bap. at Middle Haddam, 17 Ap. 1795.|
|VII.||Demmon Rowley5 b. at Chatham, 22 March 1798; bap. (as Deman Rowley) at Middle Haddam, 6 May1798. This name was perhaps intended for Deming.|
17. Child of Beckley4and Sarah (-----) Rowley.
|I.||Truman W. Rowley5 died (G. H.) 7 Sepst. 1805 aged 3 years and 3 months.b. at Chatham, 9 Jan. 1780; bap. at Middle Haddam, 5 Sept. 1792; married at Middle Haddam, 1 Jan. 1800, with Seth Young.|
|There was at least one child missing from the list:of children of Moses1-- Nathan(iel), b. about 1664. His chart was found among these papers, and folows at number #20, with his sons, Moses, as #21, and Nathan, as #22.|
NathanRowley and Mercy, his wife, were living at Falmouth, Mass., as early as 1691. His parentage is not known, unless he was a son not recorded, of the first Moses Rowley.
20. Chil. of Nathan and Mercy (-----) Rowley.
|I.||Mercy Rowley b. at Falmouth, Mass. in Aug 1691.|
|II.||Sarah Rowley b. at Falmouth, Mass. in Oct. 1693.|
|III.||Elizabeth Rowley b. at Falmouth, Mass. in May 1695.|
|IV.||Mary Rowley b.at Falmouth, Mass. in Sept. 1699.|
|21||+||V.||Nathan Rowley b. at Falmouth. Mass., in Ap. 1700, andf he married about 1720 with Sarah.|
|22||+||VI||Moses Rowley b. at Falmouth. Mass.,, in Feb. 1705. Moses Rowley, the 3d. and Mehitabel, his wife were baptized and joined the church 23 May 1731, and had their two children baptized the same day, one of whom was born in 1726.|
|VII.||Hatch Rowley b.at Falmouth, in March 1706.|
|VIII.||Mehitabel Rowley b.at Falmouth, Mass., in May 1709.|
21. Chil. of Nathan and Sarah (-----) Rowley.
|I.||Matthew Rowley b. at Falmouth, Mass. 10 Nov. 1720.|
|II.||Anah Rowley b. at Falmouth, Mass. 5 Jan. 1724.|
Moses Rowley, the 3d, and Mehitabel his wife, also their two children, viz: Nathan and Marcy were baptized 23 May 1731. Moses Rowley yl 32, and his wife, j. ch. 23 May 1731. It seems that he must have been a son of Nathan Rowley.
22. Chil. of Moses and Mehitabel (-----) Rowley.
|23||+||I.||Nathan Rowley b. 22 July 1726; bap. 23 May 1731. He settled in Chatham, and had a wife Hannah.|
|II.||Mercy Rowley b. 28 Oct 1729; bap. 23 May 1731.|
|III.||Elizabeth Rowley bap. 1 April 1733.|
|IV.||Mehitabel Rowley bap. 13 June 1736.|
|V.||Aaron Rowleybap. 20 May 1739.|
23. Chil. of Nathan and Hannah (-----) Rowley.
|I.||Nathan Rowley b. at Chatham, 20 Aug. 1762.|
|II.||Moses Rowley b. at Chatham, 11 Feb. 1765.|
|III.||Hannah Rowley twin, b. at Chatham, 29 Jan 1767.|
|IV.||Mercy Rowley twin, b. at Chatham, 29 Jan 1767.|
Chil. of Samuel and ----- (-----) Rowley.
|I.||Nathan Rowley bap. 3 Ap. 1715.|
|II.||Abigail Rowley bap. 8 Ap. 1716.|
Thomas Rowley died 24 Oct. 1719. He had a wife Mary, and their daughter, Phebe Rowley, was born 13 July 1719, and died 8 May 1719-20 according to the town record, but what calendar justifies the double date is not known.
Perhaps the wife of Thomas Rowley was Mary Cornwell, and she may have been that "Mary Cornwell alias Cornwell. She m. 10 May 1721 with John Fuller.
Widow Tabitha Rowley died -- --, 6 Feb 1813, aged 66.
Thankful Rowley was baptized in --, -- --, 26 July 1747.
A study-- Who was the wife of Samuel Corbee or Corbet
Samuel Corbee m. 21 Jan. 1724-25, with Abigail. In his will of 26 Aug. 1757, he named "hond mother, Mary Rowley." Did his own mother Mary (Crippen) Corbe m. ----- Rowley? If so, which one, or was his wife Abigail, born Rowley? If so, whose daughter?
His wife, Abigail, in her will of 16 Nov. 1764, proved in April, 1765, mentioned her brothers and sisters, Moses Rowley, Daniel Rowley, (also Daniel's son, Joseph Langrell Rowley.), Mehitabel Chapman, and Mary Fuller. Of these four it seems possible to identify the first three, Moses Rowley, Daniel Rowley, and Mehitabel Chapman, as the children of Moses3 and Martha (Porter)Rowley, but in that household they seem to have no sister Abigail to marry with Samuel Corbee, and their mother was not Mary, if we have rightly read and arranged the records.
She also named cousins, Anna Olmsted, Abigail Fuller, Levina Phelps, Azariah Heath and Samuel Corbet Heath.
Anna Olmsted may have been a daughter of William Olmsted by his second wife, Anna Rowley, a sister of Moses, Daniel, and Mehitabel, but no such daughter is on record for them. This might have made her a niece of the testator, and so mioght have been called cousin.
Abigail Fuller may have been born 3 July 1753, the youngest daughter of Thomas Fuller by his first wife, Martha Rowley, who was a sister of Moses, Daniel, and Mehitabel Rowley. The mother of the child died 13 March 1760.
Levine Phelps has not been identified. Two of that name, or Lavina, are known later, but no one so early.
Azariah Heath, however related, was brought up in their household and was still living with them. Samuel Corbet Heath was his son.
Children of Samuel2and Mary (Crippen) Corbee.
|I.||Mary Corbee3 b. 13 Nov. "1691"; bap. as Mary Corbin,
24 Dec. 1714.
The year of her birth was, without doubt, 1692, and in the inventory of her father's estate, in April 1694, she was called "about 17 months old."
|II.||Samuel Corbee3 b. 10 Dec. 1692; bap. as Samuel
Corbin, 24 Dec. 1704; m. 21 Jan. 1724-25, with Abigail Rowley. She j. ch. as Abigail
Corbet, 11 Nov. 1744, and died 29 Nov. 1764. He died, as Samuel Corby, 15 Sept.
1757, and his headstone (G.H.) says in his 63d year.
There can be no doubt that his birth was in 1694, and not in 1692, as recorded. The Probate record shows that he was "posthumous, and about 3 months old 17 March 1694-95. They seem to have had no children. His will, dated 26 Aug. 1757, proved 19 Oct. 1757, named wife Abigail; Hond mother, Mary Rowlee; Azariah Heath who now lives with me, and whom I brought up, and Joseph Langrell Rowley, who is to have all lands in Middletown. The will was recorded as that of Samuel Corbe.
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