Rowley-Family Archived Messages

Archive 2

Subject: Mahala, widow of Roger Rowley of Bennington, Wyoming Co., NY
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 16:51:54 -0700
From: "T. W. Rowley"

Tree Talks, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 1974:

ROWLEY, Roger, late of town of Bennington, Wyoming Co., on 17 April, petition of Mahala Rowley was read & filed. Petition stated that she was legally married to Roger Rowley in his lifetime and that Roger Rowley died on 8 January 1841 and that during their marriage he owned the following described property. A lot of land in the town of Bennington, Wyoming Co., a part of lot number 13, in the town of Bennington, containing 100 acres of land excepting 1/2 from the west part thereof heretofor deeded by Roger Rowley and Mahala his wife to Justus T. Rowley being 50 acres out of which dower is to be admeasured. Petition asked that commissioners be appointed to admeasure Mahala's dower. Ordered that Joseph Fitch, John Seargent and George Hoskins, 3 disinterested freholders of said county be appointed commissioners to admeasure Mahala's dower. Pages 14 & 15.

Subject: Rowley Marriages
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 17:05:17 -0700
From: "T. W. Rowley"

Tree Talks, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 1967, Wyoming County [NY], p. 163:

ROWLEY-AMES Addison Rowley, 22, Aurora, Erie Co., N.Y., to Polly Ames, 18, Sept. 7, 1848, by Joseph R. Page of Perry.

Tree Talks, Vol. 12, No. 2, June 1972, Wyoming County [NY], p. 119.

ROWLEY-CALKINS Ira Rowley to Eliza Calkins, both of China, by Rev. Thomas Baker, June 17, 1824. (Lrg)

Tree Talks, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 1962, Chenango County [NY], p. 70.

COSHON-ROWLEY Hiram Coshon, age 25, and Miss Julia Ann Rowley, age 50, on the 13th ult. in Madison by Rev. L. C. Lathrop. (April 4, 1849)

Tree Talkds, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 1975, Cayuga County [NY], p. 124.

SMITH-ROWLEY Henry Smith to Miss Betsey Rowley marr. in Camillus on 9th inst. by Gideon Wilcoxon. (Cay. Rep. - 22 May 1822).

Subject: Query- Levi Rowley
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 22:43:07 -0700
From: "T. W. Rowley"

In the book "Some Descendants of Thomas Rowley of Windsor, CT with Lineage of Families Allied by Marriage," by Mildred Rowley Crankshaw she lists:

Levi ROWLEY, b. 24 Mar 1780, m. 19 Jan 1804 Abigail Center of Hartford. Sons Benj. and David and others admitted to Bloomfield Church 27 Jan 1805, wife admitted with two children Mary and Pamela on 6 Oct 1808.

Rowley Researcher, 1:3 (Nov. 1988), Query 1-09. Levi Rowley b 16 Dec 1733 prob Colchester, CT d. Sharon CT 23 Nov 1805 m. ((1) Elizabeth (---) who d. 11 Jun 1777; m. (2) Anna Stephens b. 1 Oct 1741 prob Canaan CT d 1795 Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY; m. (3) Mary Smith 11 May 1800 of Hartford, CT. Known to have at least 3 children definitely: Elizabeth Rowley bp 1777, David Rowley bp 1785, Benjamin Rowley b. ca 1778. Three other children: Delight Rowley b. ca 1756, John Rowley b. ca 1761 and Cornelius Rowley b. 28 May 1774 are highly probable. There may be others.

Levi number 1 was the son of Philander and Joanna (Hays or Haze) Rowley. Levi number 2 was the son of Jonathan and Anne (Fuller) Rowley. Given the proximity of Hartford and Bloomfield and the similarity of names, plus there being no further record of the sons of Levi #1, there is a suspicion that those sons, Benjamin and David, that were admitted to the Bloomfield church were adults and may have been the sons of Levi #2. Can anyone help?

Subject: Ancestry of Carl Rowley
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 00:37:16 -0700
From: "T. W. Rowley"

Milton Crum is seeking ancestry of Carl Rowley who m. Estelee Durfee.

Do any of the ROWLEY-FAMILY researchers have data on Ontario/Wayne Counties of New York and the Rowley familes there. There was a family, Edward Durfee, town of Palmyra, Ontario County. Estelee Durfee was NOT an heir. However, there were Rowley families in Palmyra and Wayne Counties. Palmyra was originally in Ontario County until it became part of Wayne County.

Possible families are: Alexander Rowley, Silvenus Rowley, William Rowley and James Bartle Rowley all of whom were in Wayne County and/or Palmyra where that Durfee family resided.

The time frame is mid-1800s as Carl Rowley m. Estelee Durfee ca 1865. Alexander Rowley died in Palmyra in 1855. Silvenus was born there in 1810 (son of Alexander) and married 1839, died 1885. Silvenus had brothers Henry, Francis, Alexander and Daniel. William Rowley, son of Stephen Bishop Rowley was born in Wayne 1827 and married Fannie Marie Fuller in 1848, died in MI.

Subject: Henry Rowley - 1632
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 08:35:28 -0700

Henry Rowley was born in England, and was in Plymouth Colony in 1632. He was married to Ann Palmer, who died before 17 October 1633, and resided in Barnstable.

Their daughter, Sarah, married Jonathan Hatch on 11 Apr 1646. They are my 7GGrandparents. He was a founder of Falmouth.

Does anyone have information on this line?

Peter G. Cook
435 E. Barbarita Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
602-441-1300 (W)
602-892-7670 (H)
Subject: Rowley
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 16:06:49 -0400

My particular line of research is on all descendents Daniel Rowley, b. 1720, m. Bethiah Langrell , of East Haddam, Middlesex County, CT. I know how he relates back to Henry Rowley of Plymouth (he is son of Moses Rowley the third). I have identified about 400 descendents of Daniel and Bethiah Rowley, particularily through their son Joseph Langrell Rowley, b. East Haddam, CT 1750, d. Lawrence County, OH 1849. He lived in East Haddam, CT, then New Canaan, NY, then Genesse County, NY, then Allegheny County, PA and finally Lawrence County, OH.

I want to find (1) the name of Joseph Langrell's first wife, married about 1780-1782 in CT or NY and (2) I would like to add all descendents of Daniel and Bethiah Rowley, and Joseph Langrell Rowley, to my data base. You are invited to correspond with me if you know of any or suspect any links.

(Earlier genealogists have confused Joseph Langrell Rowley with another Joseph L. Rowley b. about 1749 in CT who moved to Ontario. I have definitely disproved this.)

Irene Rowley
Subject: Re: Henry Rowley
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 15:47:30 -0500 (CDT)

Regarding Sarah Rowley m. Jonathan Hatch - the best reference for those early generations is "Mayflower Families ThrougH Five Generations" published by The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, 1990. You want V. 4, The Edward Fuller Family.

Maureen Reed
Subject: Re: Henry Rowley
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 15:41:25 -0700
From: "T. W. Rowley"

Volume 4 of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations is in its 2nd edition, which was published 1995. If you can lay your hands on it, it expands the Rowley data and adds some descendants.

"Little John Fuller" and Mehitable Rowley were the parents of a child, Benjamin. In the 1st edition, it was thought there were two Benjamins, one born 1701 and another in 1704. They were found to be the same person. I won't go into the details, but it affected descendancy of Simeon Rowley. See Mayflower Descendant 45:171 for details of the corrections.

There are some changes in the Hatch family, which is what is being discussed here. For instance, Abigail (Codman) Hatch disappears from the revised edition. I have not investigated why.
Subject: Joseph Langrell Rowley
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 21:10:23 -0400

Here are TWO precious family bibles that identify the children of Joseph Langrell Rowley. I have corresponded with the owners of the bible. I want to communicate with others from this line. For instance I have no data on what happened to most of Joseph Langrell Rowley's children, who they married, etc and would LOVE to find them.

--From Irene Rowley


Personal Bible belonging to Daniel and Polly Cheney Rowley. This Bible was purchased in 1814 for $5.50. It is in the possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowley McKnight of Freeport, Pennsylvania, a descendent of both Daniel Rowley. This is the ONLY record I've found of most of Joseph Langrell Rowley's children. The births of many of some of Daniel's family members listed below are also recorded in the town records of Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont. Copied from the original for Irene Rowley, December 1990 by Mrs. McKnight:

Rowley Records Inscribed Inside the Bible:

Family of Daniel Rowley 1782-1842

Father- Joseph Rowley b. 1750 d.?

Nancy b. 1780
Daniel b. 1782
Asa b. 1785
Sarah b. 1788
Thomas b. 1798
Mary Ann b. 1801
John b. 1804
James and Jane b. 1807

Family of Polly Cheney Rowley

Father- Edward Cheney 1752-1813
Mother- Abigail 1752-1841


Samuel b. 1772
Edward b. 1777 d. 1812
Nabby b. 1781
Betsey b. 1783
Polly b. 1786
Elijah b. 1788
Elisha b. 1790

Daniel Rowley 1782-1842 age 60 years
Polly Rowley 1786-1866 age 80 years


Myron Hale 1805-1897
Polly Maria 1807-1898
Laura 1811-1843, 1st wife of Dr. David Alter
Adaline 1814-1890
Sarah Ann 1816-1838
Almira 1821-1879
Amanda 1825-1900, 2nd wife of Dr. alter
Electa 1828-1904

Mary Elizabeth Donley b. 1848


Possession of John Brown Lee Rowley's Descendent: Michaeleen Rowley Valen, Modjeska Canyon, CA. Holy Bible For Methodist Episcopal Church, co 1934.

page 1

"Family Record
John B. Rowley was born Oct. 5, 1804 Friday sun half an hour high in the morning.
John B. departed this life November 25th, 1870.
Mary Johnson was born in the fall of 1812.
They were married Jan 31, 1833.
Julia Ann Rowley Oct. 28th 1833 was born Monday an hour before day.
Julia Ann Rowley departed this life March 5th, 1856.
Joseph was born November 14th, 1835 Saturday three o'clock.
William Rowley was born Feb. 24th 1838 Saturday four o'clock.
William Rowley died April 18th 1921 Monday six o'clock.
Margaret Jane Ryan was born June 4, 1849 in Pa.
Margaret Jane Rowley passed away January, 1888.

Above parties married Feb. 4, 1864, at Maquoketa, Iowa.

page 2
John Rowley Jr. was born march 15th 1841 Monday sun an hour high.
Mary Jane Rowley was born November 16th ten o'clock at night 1846 Monday.
Mary Jane Rowley departed this life November 5th, 1852.
Joseph L. Rowley was born April 16th 1750.
Joseph L. Rowley departed thus life October 1849.
Mary Welch was born April 8th, 1766.
John Rowley and Rachel Slaught was married February 15th 1869.
Stella Rowley was born February 12th 1876.
Rachel Slaught was born November 20th 1849.
Rachel Slaught Rowley departed this life July 14th 1897.
Stella Rowley and James Struthers was married March 26th 1891."
Subject: ROWLEY, Ellen d 1630
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 18:32:01 -0700 (PDT)

I have an Ellen ROWLEY who m Richard NORTON ca 1615 Essex, England. I think her father was Thomas ROWLEY of Saffron Walden, Essex, England.

Ellen is buried at St. Michael's, Cornhill, London, England 24 Nov 1630.

Does anyone have any more information about Ellen and her ancestry?

Iris Grimmett
41178 Port Drive
Sweet Home, Oregon 97386
Subject: Francis Rowley
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 21:32:43 -0400

Looking for ancestors,decendants,information on Francis Rowley b. about 1804 in PA. I don't have the name of his first wife, but they had at least 3 children, William b. 1830, Mary b. about 1833, and Nancy Ann b. about 1838.

Francis married Mary ? b. about 1825, sometime between 1850-1854 and they had 3 children, Maggie b.1855, Howard b. 1857, and Charles b. 1859. This information is based on 1850-1870 census for South Fayette Township, Alleghany Co. PA

William Rowley married Mary Wallace in 1850. They had six children: Alexander McBride b. 2-10-1862, Harry Savage b. 1-29-1865, Margaret Cubbage b. 12-25-1866, Elizabeth Gilmore b. 12-25-1866, Irene b. 9-25-1870, and Frank b. 5-25-1873.

Russ Woodward
Subject: Timothy Rowley
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 10:13:40 -0500 (CDT)

I am looking for documentation to connect this 4-generation line:
Moses (IV) - Timothy - Timothy, Jr. - Peter

This information comes from a woman who has since passed away & I can't seem to find her research to find the documentation. Can anyone tell me where to look for this documentation?

Incidentally, the woman's name is Janet Richardson of Grand Rapids, MI. Did anyone know her or her research?

Thanks, Maureen Reed


Subject: Eleazer Rowley of East Haddam, CT and Farmerville, NY
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 22:51:39 -0700
From: "T. W. (Tedd) Rowley"

From the Genealogical Collection of Margaret (Rowley) Sterling, 4141 S. Braeswood #502, Houston, TX 77025.

Extracted from Thursday's February 9, 1950 edition of St. Johnsville (NY) Enterprise and News:

ELEAZER ROWLEY of East Haddam, Conn. and Some of His Descendants, by Nellie L. Russell, Bay Shore, N.Y.

In 1906, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society of New York City published a genealogy of Henry Rowley and some of his descendants by Homer O. Brainard. I have continued the genealogy of the line of Eleazer Rowley who was born in East Haddam, Conn., and married Abigail Spencer, daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Hulburt) Spencer. They were buried in Moodus Cemetery (East Haddam). Eleazer Rowley's gravestone states he was a soldier in the French and Indian War.

Eleazer Rowley, born June 14, 1736, in East Haddam, Conn.; d. Jan 24, 1820; m. Abigail Spencer who was b. June 2, 1741 and d. Jan 21, 1804. She was a descendant of Sert. Thomas Spencer who was a resident of Cambridge, Mass., by 1635. Was in Hartford by 1693 (sic 1639?) and d. there Sept. 11, 1687.

  1. Olive, b. April 22, 1764, m. Philip White; d. April 22, 1856, age 92. No ch.
  2. Moses, b. Jan 30 1766; d. July 28, 1774; age 9 yrs.
  3. Deckley, b. Sept. 9, 1768; d. Sept. 27, 1805; m. Sarah (-----), who d. Oct. 10, 1831. Ch: Truman Rowley
  4. 4. Gersham, b. Feb 21, 1770; d. 1841; age 72, m. Mary (-----). In his will he mentioned Gersham, "my namesake." The following notice appeared in the Constitution, dated Oct. 6, 1841: "At Farmerville, N.Y., Gersham Rowley, age 72. Formerly of East Haddam, Conn. At same place on 3rd of Sept. Mr. Gersham Rowley Jr., son of the above, age 40." No trace of posterity.
  5. Abigail, b. Aug 14, 1773; m. _____ Gattes; d. Sept. 27, 1836.
  6. Sarah. b. Mar 5, 1776; d. Oct. 10, 1831, age 56.
  7. Mary, b. Mar 19, 1779; m. ______Miller.
  8. Lucy, b. Oct. 9, 1781; m. Samuel Brainard, Jan 2, 1803. One record says she was born Oct. 8, 1783; moved to Cobleskill, NY; d. Westfield, Ny, Oct. 31, 1866.
  9. Laura or Luro, b. April 25, 1785; d. Sept. 27, 1837.
  10. Eleazer Dunham, b. July 10, 1788; d. April 30, 1870 (buried Young St. Cem.); m. Lydia Skinner, June 17, 1813; she b. May 4, 1789, dau. of David and Rebecca Skinner of Hebron, Conn. She d. July 21, 1857. (Hebron Records, Vol. 2, p. 268)

Subject: Descendants of Seth and Innocent (Salisbury) Rowley
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 10:38:28 -0700
From: "T. W. Rowley"

From the Genealogical Collection of Margaret (Rowley) Sterling, 4141 S.Braeswood #502, Houston, TX 77025.

The notation on this chart is "this came from a descendant of Seth & Innocent Rowley."The maiden name of Seth's mother was Hamilton (Jabez Rowley, b. 1726, m. 1746 at Kent, CT, Mary Hamilton).

Died Married Spouse
1 Seth ROWLEY (a Rev. soldier) 19 Feb 1760 19 Jan 1851 14 Dec 1786
Innocent SALISBURY of Amenia 10 Jan 1770 20 Oct 1856
Children surname Rowley:
2+ i. Joel 30 Jul 1787 11 Dec 1867 14 Jan 1813 Sally Allen
ii. Elizabeth 02 Aug 1788 30 Aug 1867
iii. Abigail 28 May 1790 12 Jun 1881
iv. Susannah 01 Dec 1791 03 May 1879
v. Sarah 28 Aug 1793 10 Jul 1794
vi. Patience 24 Jul 1795 16 Apr 1842
vii. Mary 09 Jul 1797 16 Nov 1881
3+ viii. Seth George Salisbury 31 May 1799 15 Oct 1894 Abigail Le Seur
ix. Jabez Egbert 26 Jun 1801 04 Jan 1826
x. Twin (girl) 09 Apr 1803 18 Apr 1803
xi. Twin (boy) 09 Apr 1803 30 Apr 1803
xii. Anna 25 Apr 1804 -no record-
xiii. Sally 31 May 1806 12 Oct 1879
xiv. Abel Colby 20 May 1808 -no record-
xv. Innocent
xvi. Cynthia 04 Sep 1810 08 Jun 1853
2 Joel ROWLEY 30 Jul 1787 11 Dec 1867 14 Jan 1813 Sally Allen
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Seth 14 Jan 1814 04 Jan 1815
ii. John Allen 05 Feb 1815 1878 Ama Richardson
iii. Julia Ann 25 Mar 1817 1884 Caleb Miller
iv. Harriet Helen 04 Jun 1819 -no record- Dan Sapp
v. Cumberland James M. 29 Oct 1821 1864 Ann Ater
vi. William Jamison 25 Mar 1824 03 Aug 1832
vii. Sally Jane 21 Aug 1826 -no record- Abass Hutchins
viii. Jabez Egbert 09 Aug 1828 15 Aug 1909 Cordelia Tribble
ix. Mary Missouri 27 Dec 1830 31 Oct 1832
4+ x. Joel Rossel Jr 25 Jun 1834 Aug 1921 1)Margaret Givens
2)Amanda Russell
xi. Elizabeth Allen 19 Oct 1836 -no record- Ira Guthrie
xii. Parmela Allen 03 Mar 1841 24 Sep 1842
[A granddaughter of Jabez Egbert ROWLEY, whose mother was Violet Rowley was Mrs. Mayor C. Petty. Mrs. Petty joined the DAR on the service record of Seth Rowley, son of Jabez, Jr. She had an only daughter who lived in Illinois, a teacher of Spanish.]
3 Seth George Salisbury ROWLEY married 23 Mar 1824 Abigail LE SEUR, b. 16 April 1808; d. 11 Sep 1883.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Egbert Jabez 27 Sep 1825 22 Jul 1852
ii. Seth 20 Dec 1827 20 Aug 1828
5+ iii. Joel Warren 31 Jul 1829 25 Sep 1872 Rebecca Taylor
6+ iv. John Salisbury 29 Jan 1832 -no record-
v. Cynthia Minerva 27 Dec 1834 -no record-
vi. Andrew George 03 May 1837 03 Aug 1839
vii. Elizabeth Ann 20 Sep 1839 10 Jul 1871
viii. - daughter - 14 Feb 1842 14 Feb 1842
ix. Mary Celestia 30 May 1843 21 Sep 1862
7+ x. Seth George 30 Jul 1847 -no record-
8+ xi. Arthur Bethuel 16 Feb 1850 -no record-
9+ xii. Fred Eglon 28 Mar 1854
Farmers Valley PA
-no record-
4 Joel Rossel ROWLEY Jr. married 30 Oct 1856 Margaret GIVENS.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Homer 6 Nov 1864 1940
ii. Virgil 20 May 1870 31 Oct 1932
5 Joel Warren ROWLEY married Rebecca TAYLOR, b. Friendship, NT 28 Aug 1830. Lived at Friendship, Allegany County, NY.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Charles Girdell 23 Nov 1856
ii. Frank Harman 23 Dec 1862 01 Jul 1874
6 John Salisbury ROWLEY.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
10+ i. Oleon Elizur 14 May 1856 Clara Belle Post
11+ ii. Ralph DeFrank 25 Aug 1860 Lena Theresa Coleman
7 Seth George ROWLEY married Port Allegany, Penn. Nevada Justina Holmes, b. New Berlin, NY 27 April 1854.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Harry Eglon 18 Sep 1876
Middleport, NY
ii. Lena Augusta 16 Dec 1878
Middleport, NY
iii. Anna Theresa 27 Aug 1880
Medina, NY
iv. Nevada E. 17 Nov 1892
Medina, NY
Spencer 1000:
8 Arthur Bethuel ROWLEY married Friendship, Allegany, NY Nettie Scott, b. Friendship, 10 Aug 1851.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Robert George 29 Apr 1880
Eldred, PA.
9 Fred Eglon ROWLEY married Penn. 22 Sep 1880 Victoria Goodwin, b. Williamsville, PA 12 Feb 1856.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Guy Arthur 30 Jul 1881
Larrabee, PA
ii. Joel Warren 30 Nov 1883
Port Allegany PA
iii. Mary Victoria 16 Nov 1887
Port Allegany PA
iv. Cortland Whitehead 17 May 1890
10 Oleon Elizur ROWLEY married Clara Belle Post, b. Centreville, NY 27 Nov 1860.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Max Winston 09 May 1885
Bolivar, NY
11 Ralph DeFrank ROWLEY married Port Allegany, Penn. 3 June 1884 Lena Theresa Coleman, b. Allegany, Pa. 25 Mar 1863.
Children, surname ROWLEY:
i. Florence 08 Jan 1889
ii. Ruth 29 Aug 1893

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