Notes on Rowleys In Trenton NJ


Year Note Possible Spencer #
1850 Census for the year 1850. p 188.
Azariah Rowley; 33; m; cooper; born in NY
Rosalie; 23; f;  homemaker; Massachusetts
James; 2; m;  New Jersey
Mary Jane; 3 mo; f;  New Jersey
Also living in the same home were Wm Marcelius 60 and Letitia Marcelius, 55.
1860 The 1860 census I find a John H. Rowley living with his mother, wife, child and brother, .John H, is listed as a cooper and is also born in NY. Brother, then 17 was born in NJ. (He was probably also the John H Rowley living with Anthony Rowley as his apprentice cooper on the 1850 census)  
1860 The 1860 census (3rd Ward p 90) reveals:
Azariah Rowley; 47; cedar cooper; New York; Personal estate value $100,000
Rosealy; 30; Massachusetts
James HC; 13; New Jersey
Mary J; 10; New Jersey
Margaret L; 7; New Jersey
1866 Marriage registration for J.H.S. Rowley and a Emma V. Price, 10 December 1866. He was 20 and she 18., both their first marriages  
1869 Azariah is registered as a cooper in 1869 with a home at 109 Greene St.
Anthony Rowley is a house furnisher that lived at 59 Greene St as well as William G., One might guess they could be related. His occupation is listed as a traveling agent.
Edward Rowley is listed as a musician with a home at 41 Fall
3 men by name of George Rowley - a laborer and an insurance agent and a lawyer
1869 Death registration for the year 1869 for Rosalie Rowley and James Rowley. It lists Rosalie's parents as John and Margaret Ledger and James's parents as Azariah and Margaret Rowley. Her name appears as both Margaret and Margaret Rosalie Rowley. James is listed as a painter, married and dying of consumption. Rosalie died of cancer. It has Rosalie being born in MA and James in Trenton. (a newspaper announcement to supports this)  
1870 The 1870 census (after the deaths in the family make the case for the correct relationship between grandparents and grand child)
Azariah is listed as being 58; cedar cooper; and born in NY
Mary Jane; 19; keeps house; NJ
Margaret; 16; "; NJ
Emma; 23; widow; NJ
William; 3; NJ
1871 In 1871 there are 2 Rowleys listed as coopers .
1- Azariah with a home at 109 Greene
2- E. H. at the same address. This is the same one as the marriage listed in the marriage certificate. If so, one might guess that Azariah had to move once EH married Lizzie.
1878 On a thermofax of a marriage return for an Edward (not certain if it is an A or H., appears more to be an H) Rowley.

Edward Rowley was living at 62 Lamberton. 26 years; a Sugarmaker His first marriage to Lizzie L. Luter (116 Warren St., 22 years, father: Ezeikel (sic) Luter and Hannah Cannover.  Dec.13, 1878 Marriage took place in Lamberton (and the top of the form says R-38 Looks like a microfilm reference number.)

1882 In 1882, Azariah is registered as a cooper boarding at 558 Perry. There are 8 others including Aaron, Charles X2, EdwardX2, George and Harry.  
1896 In the 1896 directory of Trenton were listed 9 Rowleys
1- Charles B. a tobacconist at 139 Broad (home)
2- Christopher, a potter boards at 398 Clinton Ave
3- Edward, a tailor boarding at 96 Spring
4- Edward A, butcher home at 120 Jackson
5- Ellen, a widow residing at 39 Tyrell Ave
6- George, a decorator home at 57 Mechanics Ave
7- Harry E, a cigar manufacturer 232 Perry (home)
8- Ralph, potter boarding at 232 Perry
9- Samuel, a potter home at 211 Mott

Note: neither Azariah or Edward were listed under their respective jobs of coopers or confectioners etc. But of course, this is the year Azariah died.

1896 Death certificate for Azariah H. Rowley , a cooper dated 4 June 1896 residing at the Odd Fellows Paralytics Home and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery. Says he was 81 and died of paralysis. He had the condition for 3 years (The reference number cell was 142:R 35.)  

Collected by Rose Thomas

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