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                                         The Four Sons of Robert and Martha Rowland



     2.  James2 Rowland, Capt. (Robert1)8 , son of Robert and Martha Rowland, was born Bet. 1735 - 1745
in Orange/Augusta Co. VA, and died 1805 in Botetourt Co. VA9,10.  He married Margaret Kyle11,12 ca. 1762 in
Botetourt Co. VA, daughter of Robert Kyle and Elizabeth Campbell.  She was born ca. 1741 in Buckingham Co. VA13, and died 1795 in Botetourt Co. VA13.

Notes for James Rowland, Capt.:The only verified dob for any of Robert Rowland's sons
is the 16 December 1741 birth  of Thomas, found in a family Bible, which means ages of the
other brothers must be guessed at.    I suspect James is the oldest, and possibly born as early
as 1735.   The following excerpts from a land dispute case that went  on for many years indicate
James was born before 1740.

 McDowell vs. Borden's heirs--O. S. 153; N. S. 54--Bill in Rockbridge, 1798.
 Orator, Samuel McDowell... was seven years old  at death of his father. [b.ca 1735]
---James Rowland deposes, 10th August, 1802... (He) Has known Saml. McDowell since 1740.

Note:  This proves only that James Rowland knew the McDowell family in 1740, and does not
give James age at that time.  It would seem, though, that he could have been near the age of his
friend Samuel, and born ca. 1735.  It does, however, prove that James was born before Thomas.

Botetourt Co., Virginia Early Settlers, compiled by Charles T. Burton,
reports two "new grants" for the Rowlands recorded in 1746 for Robert and in 1755 James.

ROWLAND, ROBERT (Martha)
A DB15-266  7-25-1746, 369, head, Looney Ck. - from new grant

ROWLAND, JAMES
B DB2-459  9-10-1755, 400, head Long Run, Looney Creek - from new grant.

In 1763, Robert deeded  land to George and William,  and in 1769, to Thomas. This could suggest that
James was the older son, and Thomas the youngest, and that Robert helped his son's acquire land in order of their age.   It's also possible that the sons were deeded land on a basis of need, not age.

 Q: How old did a man have to be to be able to testify re. a land grant? 

 Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement; 364, Page 15.
18th August, 1760. Joshua Hadley (Hedley) and Patience, of Orange County, North Carolina,
to Robert Kyle, of Albemarle, £90, 345 acres on Catawba of James River, part of 2,880 acres
granted to Benj. Borden, 9th March, 1740. Teste: James Rowland 

James had both a father-in-law and a brother-in-law named Robert Kyle.    Joshua Hadley's first wife was Martha Rowland  (d/o Thos and Mary Mason Rowland of Chester Co. PA.)
Thomas Hadley (see entry below) was their son.   Strong indication there was a connection between Robert of Augusta Co. and Thomas of Chester Co. 

         Miscellaneous Augusta County Records

1764 13 Nov. Deed book 11, Page 731 -
Thomas Hadley to James Rowland,  L130, 549 acres on Catawbo Creek; corner in the Great Patent line
and a small  tract belonging to William Preston, Mount Hadley - first surveyed in two tracts  and conveyed  to Thomas Hadley by Borden. Delivered: Francis Smith, March Court 1762.

 Page 226.--13th April, 1763. David Frame to George Patterson, horses, cattle and clothing.
Teste: James Rowland, James Abbot, John Haynes. Bill sale to pay debts.

 Page 5.--9th September, 1766. John Miller's estate appraised, by James
Rowland, Saml. McRoberts et als.


AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK. ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.
Page 381.--1765: Processioners' Returns. James Rowland and Saml. Hollis report as follows,
as high as Craig's Creek, viz: For Wm. Preston (on Lick Run), for Wm. Preston, on Catawbo....

BOTETOURT CO., VIRGINIA EARLY SETTLERS, compiled by Charles T. Burton,
ROWLAND, JAMES
09-10-1755, 400, head Long Run, Looney Creek - from new grant
11-13-1763, 549, Catawba Ck - from Thomas Hadley
08-12-1779, 400, (1775 grant) - to James McConnell
05-01-1785, 300 - from new grant
07-09-1783,   50, Catawba Ck. - from new grant


AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK. ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS.
Page 377.--Processioners appointed as follows, viz (1764): William Robinson and
James Robinson, from Heads of Roanoke to Fort Lewis. William Bryan and James Neilly,
from Fort Lewis on Waters of  Roan Oke. James Rowland and Joseph Montgomery, Thomas
Ramsey and James Lawderdale, on  Waters of Catawbo and James River on the South Side.

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.
page 467 --Looney vs. Patterson.--Robert Looney, debtor to Irvin Patterson's estate,
1745--46. May 10, to sundry goods to Elizabeth Looney, one looking glass, balance due Robert
 Looney, per settlement. 1744. Credits: By bond for a horse given this year; by ten years'
ferriage, per agreement, at 20/ per annum. Settlement of above accounts, 16th January,
1766, by Benjamin Hawkins, James Rowland.

AUGUSTA COUNTY WILL BOOK No. 4.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
pg 98  Page 5.--9th Sept, 1766. John Miller's estate appraised, by James Rowland,
Saml. McRoberts et als.

DEED BOOK NO. 9.ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
--18th August, 1760. Joshua Hadley (Hedley) and Patience, of Orange County, North Carolina,
to Robert Kyle, of Albemarle, £90, 345 acres on Catawba of James River, part of 2,880 acres
granted  to Benj. Borden, 9th March, 1740. Teste: James Rowland, Joshua Hadley, Jr., David Irvine.
Livery of  seisin. Delivered: Rev. Alex. Miller, 21st May, 1770.






                               Will of James Rowland
                                  Written 11 Feb 1805
           Botetourt County June Court 1805   Will Bk.B  Pg. 96-98  
           (Transcribed from a copy of the original by Joanne Kartak )

               Names wife Margaret, and children Mary, Elizabeth, Jane,
          Margaret, Agnes, Prudence, George, James, William, and Robert.

In the name of God, amen. I,  James Rowland of Botetourt County and
State of Virginia, being thro’ the abundant mercy & goodness of God, tho
weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory,
do constitute this my last will & testament, and desire it may be received
by all as such.  First, I most humbly bequeathe my soul to God, my maker
beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it, through the all sufficient merits
and mediation of my most compassionate Redeemer,  Jesus Christ, who gave
himself to be an atonement for my Sins. He’s able to save to the uttermost, all
that come unto God by him. I give my body to the earth, from whence it was
taken in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the last day as for my Burial, I desire it may be decent, without pomp or State, at the Discretion of my  Dear wife, and my Executors hereafter named who, I doubt not, will manage it  with all necessary prudence.  As to my worldly Estate, I will and positively order that all my debts to be paid. ....

I give to my dear and loving Wife Margaret the plantation I now live on upon
Catawbo creek including a small tract adjoining the same, during her Widowhood, likewise a Negro woman slave named Nelly and her children during her natural life and after her desease the same Nelly & her children and all my estate which is not otherwise disposed of to my Daughters to wit: Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Agness and Prudence as my Executors  in Justice & Equity may think proper I also give my son Robert a Tract of Land in Montgomery County on new River whereon he now lives  being part of a track of Land which hath already been divided between him & my Son George also Sixty pounds which I have already given him in room of his divide of Negroes also what stock of Cattle of which I have already given him.  I also leave to my son George the Tract on his division of Land as within mentioned on New River, also a Negro man slave named Jack, and what stock I have already given him.

I also will & bequeathe to my sons James & William the plantation whereon I now live, including the small tract within mentioned after the decease of my beloved wife, to wit, to my son James the place whereon he now lives to be divided by the second cross fence above his dwelling house by a line to run the same course with the fence crossing the road until it interesects Prestons line, and to my son William the residueof my plantation & buildings, also to my son James a Negro man Slave named Ted (Fred?) & his share of stock already given him, and to my son William a Negro Boy Slave named Stephen & a Horse mare worth one Hundred Dollars  (pg 97) Dollars, also I leave to my daughter Mary a Negro Girl which I gave her when she married and the stock I gave her at said time, also  to my daughter Jane the Negro Boy & Stock which I gave her at her marriage.  I also leave to each of my other daughters (to wit) Elizabeth Margaret, Agnes and Prudence to Elizabeth the stock which I have  already named to her & a Negro worth two Hundred Dollars, also to the otherthree to each a Horse or mare & other stock a Negro equal to my before mentioned Daughters.  I also will & bequeath to my Six Daughters two Tracts Land Containing three Hundred Acres each lying adjoining each other on the timber ridge Joining Preston’s land, which I desire to be sold and the money arising from the sale to be equally divided amongst them.

I also order that my daughters as  long as they live single to be furnished with a decent & convenient dwelling house, Suitable diet, and firewood Sufficient for their accommodation. It is my will & desire that after my dear wifes decease & the marriage or decease of my four daughters that remain Single that the whole of my plantation where I now live and the small Tract adjoining shall be equally divided quantity & quality between my two Sons James & William,and I do further order & direct that if either of my four Sons should die without issue that the real estate aforesaid shall descend to my Six Daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Agnes & Prudence.

And lastly, I do hereby Constitute and appoint my dear beloved wife Margaret, my two Sons Robert & George & Edwd McDonald Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other former Wills or Testaments by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this eleventh day of February In the year of Christ one Thousand Eight Hundred & five.

Signed Sealed & published
and declared as and for
the last Will & Testament                                        James Rowland (seal)
of the above named Jas.
Rowland in presence of

James Trenor [Frenor?]
John Calbreath
Thos Rowland

(pg 98)  At Botetourt June Court 1805
This Instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will
and Testament of James Rowland deceased was exhibited in Court
& proven by the oath of Thomas Rowland James Trenor & John
Calbreath Witness thereto subscribe & is ordered to be Recorded
On a  motion of Margaret Rowland Widow & Relict of  des’cd, George
Rowland & Edward McDonald this ........... certificate granted them for
obtaining a probate  ............[Remainder of clerk’s notation not readable.]

Recorded in  Will   Book   B  page   96                    A COPY TESTE:
Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office       George E. Holt. Jr.      Clerk
By Shirley Chamblin Deputy Clerk
                

More About James Rowland, Capt.:
Children: Named in Will.
   
Children of James Rowland and Margaret Kyle are:
+  6    i.    Mary3 Rowland, born 11 March 1764 and  died 11 April 1814 in Botetourt Co. , VA.
    7    ii.    Robert James Rowland14, born ca. 1769 in Botetourt Co.,VA., married Francis Irvine.
    8    iii.   Elizabeth Rowland15, born ca. 1770 in Botetourt Co., VA. Married Zachariah
                 Johnson 26 December 1810 in Botetourt Co. VA16,17; born ca. 1765.
    9    iv.    Jane Rowland18, born 04 April 1771 in Botetourt Co.19; died 28 July 1841 in Sevier Co.,  AR. 
                  She married Cornelius Brown 28 July 1794 in Botetourt Co. VA20; born 11 June 1759,
                  Montgomery Co.  VA; died 1856 in Sevier Co. AR.

More About Cornelius Brown:
Military service: Bet. 1779 - 1794, Served as officer in militia.21
Occupation: Bet. 1791 - 1876, Licensed to keep ferry over New River.22

    10   v.    Margaret Amy (?) Rowland23, born ca. 1776 in Botetourt Co., VA.

Notes for Margaret Amy (?) Rowland:
Kyle researchers reporting Margaret Amy Rowland  d/o James, was the Amy
who m John McFarren.  [ Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853]-
James Rowland  posted bond , wit Henry Bowyer (Clerk of court).   I believe that
the Amy who married John McFarren was the d/o William.  James was Amy's  uncle
and court-appointed guardian after William's death.

    11    vi.    Agnes Rowland24,25, born ca. 1780 in Botetourt Co. , VA.  She married Samuel Black
                    08 April 1807 in Botetourt Co.26.
+  12    vii.    George Rowland, born ca. 1780 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 08 May 1835 in Pike County, Missouri.
    13    viii.    Prudence Rowland27,28, born ca. 1783 in Boteourt Co. VA; died 1830.  She married William Reid
                      26 December 1805 in Botetourt Co.29; died 1830.
+   14    ix.    William (s/o Jas) Rowland, born ca. 1784 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Bef. 1837 in Botetourt Co. VA.
+   15    x.     James (Kyle) Rowland, Jr., born ca. 1782 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 1819 in Botetourt Co. , VA.


Sources:
8.  Will of Robert Rowland.
9.  Worrell, Anne Lowry, Marriages, Wills, and some Revolutionary war records Botetourt county, Virginia;  Hillsville, Va, 1958,  (Hillsville, VA, 1958. Genealogical Pub. Ince Baltimore, MD 21202).
10.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Will written 11 Feb 1805 & presented to  Botetourt County June Court 1805, Recorded in  Will  Bk  B pg 96 .     Coipy of original will on file.
11.  Will of James Rowland  1805, Named in husband's will.
12.  Marriages, Wills, and some Revolutionary war records Botetourt county, Virginia;  Hillsville, Va, 1958,  (Hillsville, VA, 1958. Genealogical Pub. Ince Baltimore, MD 21202).
13.  Treadwell, Patricia J..
14.  Will of James Rowland  1805, Named in father's will.
15.  ibid.
16.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com), Parents not named.
17.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland, Elizabeth & Zachariah Johnson 26 Dec 1810; d James Rowland dec. b(ond)ond Thomas Rowland [uncle] min-Robert Logan, Presby 26Dec 1810.
18.  Will of James Rowland  1805, Named in father's will.
19.  Wanda Stefanc, Dates of birth & death.
20.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland  Jane & Cornelius Brown  b-James Rowland wit-Henry Bowyer (Clerk of Court) min- Edward Crawford Presb. 29 Apr 1794.
21.  Wanda Stefanc, Cites Summers, who detailed military service of Cornelius between 1779-1794.
22.  ibid. Cites Summers, p.833, 863.
23.  Will of James Rowland  1805.
24.  Wanda Stefanc, All information needs verification.
25.  Will of James Rowland  1805.
26.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland, Agness & Samuel Black  8 Apr 1807; d James Rowland dec. b(ond) Edward McDonald  min Robert Logan (Presby)9Apr1807.
27.  Wanda Stefanc, Needs verification.
28.  Will of James Rowland  1805.
29.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland  Prudence & William Reed  10 Dec 1805; d James Rowland dec. b-Thomas Rowland  min Robert Logan 26 Dec 1805.






    3.  William2 Rowland (Robert1)30 son of Robert and Martha Rowland, was born Bet. 1735 - 1745 in
Orange/Augusta Co. VA, and died 01 November 1776 in Virginia.  He married Sarah Potts ca. 1762 in
Augusta/Botetourt Co. VA, daughter of Jonathan Potts and Naomi Hall.  She was born 19 January 1744/45
in PA/VA31,32, and died 28 January 1829 in Boone Co. MO33.

Notes for William Rowland:

AUGUSTA PARISH VESTRY BOOK. ADMINISTRATORS' BONDS. page 452.-
--1767.... for Wm. Rowland, on Patrick's Run;

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish,
Page 270. -- day , 1763. Robert Rowland and Martha to William Rowland, £50, 113 acres
by patent, 10th September, 1755, on waters of James River. Delivered: Pat. Lockhart,
September, 1772.

Page 274.--21st June, 1763. Robert Rowland and Martha to George
Rowland, £50, 244 acres by patent, 10th September, 1755, on west side James River.

April 24, 1767-  Matthew Patton sold his land on Craigs Creek, Augusta County, VA  to
William Rowland, recorded Augusta County Deed Boook 13, page 500.

4th August, 1767. Wm. Preston, Assistant Surveyor, enters 2 tracts, 400 acres each, on
north and west sides of James McMillin's lands on waters of Craig's Creek, Catawbo and
Roanoke; also 200 acres on both sides of Craig's Creek, above land of Wm. Plummer;
300 acres on both sides of Barbours Creek between lands of Wm. Lee and Wm. Rowland;
2 tracts, each 200 acres, adjoining Henry Switchard on a branch of Catawbo; also 3 tracts of
200 acres each between the Crab Tree....

AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800  DEED BOOK NO. 13. Page 502.
--25th April, 1767. Mathew Patton, of Johnson County, North Carolina, to William Rowland, £63,
266 acres by deed from Col. James Patton. 17th December, 1753, on Craig's Creek. Teste: Patt Sharkey.
Sent to Wm. Rowland, 1793 (1773 ?).

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT   WILL BOOK No. 4.
--29th August, 1768. John Bowyer's estate appraised, by
Jonathan Smith, Walter Stewart, William Rowland.


Botetourt County Court Records
Will Book A, 1770-1801 (Reel 20) 
p. 80-81. Inv. & Appr. rec. 12. Aug. 1777. 
p. 203-204. Accounts rec. April 1784. 
p. 76-77. Nunc. will pro. 11. March 1777.

NOTE  Part of index to Botetourt County Wills and Administrations (1770 - 1800) 



     Will of William Rowland

                     Botetourt County, Virginia  Will & Probate:  4 November 1776

"The Nuncupative Will of William Rowland dec taken on the oaths of James Rowland
John Potts senr & John Potts junr on Monday the 4th of November 1776 being the third Day
after his Decease. The Deponants being severally examined agree and say that three Days
before William Rowland Departed this Life James Rowland and John Potts senr asked William
if he would not make a will and regulate his affairs.

William answered it was his desire. James asked him in what Mannner he would make it William
answered that he would give every child he had an equal Part James said it may be you have some
objections viz to have some more than others perhaps you intend to leave your land to your Boys
and an equal share of your Moveable Estate to which said William no answer but turned his Head
from them.

They say further that they the Deponants twice put the same Questions to said William during his
last sickness and received from the him same answer and that to the best of the Knowledge he was at the Time in proper use of his Reason. They further say that they have often in his Lifetime & when he was in perfectHealth heard him say that it was fit that Children alike near should fare alike and that if ever he would make a Will it should be in that manner and not that one Son should possess the whole of his Land and further say not.

Taken before me the Day & year above written. Andrew Woods. James Rowland, John Potts junr,
JohnPotts senr. At Court held for Botetourt County 11th of March 1777 This Instrument of Writing was presented in court as & for the Nuncupative Will of William Rowland decd & proved by the oaths of James Rowland and John Potts junr and John Potts senr and ordered to be recorded. Testd John May C.B.C."

NOTE: Will in Oral will, Book A., p. 76

                                                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~


On 14 Dec 1780, the children, except for Elizabeth, were bound out according to law.  It is believed that the children lived with their grandfather, Robert Rowland, until he became seriously ill.

March 14, 1782 - Court ordered the John and George, orphans of William, be bound to
William and George Graham until they arrived at the age of twenty-one.  Robert Rowland
was bound to Francis Graham, William to John and Robert Armstrong, Amey to James
Rowland, and Sarah to Thomas Rowland. 


December 12, 1782-- Rowland, Robert filed a complaint against  Master: Graham, Francis
Source: Botetourt Co. Orders 1780-1784, pg. 254 (Compiled by Gill Jr., Harold B.;Salt Lake City, UT)

Feb 13, 1783-- Thomas Rowland appointed as guardian to Sarah.  John Rowland chose
George Graham for his guardian.  


More About William Rowland:
Burial: Rowland Family Cemetery (?)
Children's Names: Bet. 1762 - 1777, Court Records

Notes for Sarah Potts:
Some researchers are reporting that Sarah m three times:  #1William Rowland,
m#2 Samuel Burks; m#3 James Simpson. 

Re. m#2: A Sarah Rowland married Samuel Burks on 1 March 1778 in Botetourt Co. VA.
Bond was given by Henry Paulin. Witness was David May, Clerk. Consent was given by
Sarah Roland,widow, mother, on 2/23/1778. John Potts consents for Samuel Burks.
(Vogt & Kethley, p. 551).  

This marriage bond presents a mystery.   Sarah Potts and William Rowland's daughter Sarah
was born ca 1774, and  only 4 years old at the time of this marriage bond. Her mother, the widow
Sarah Potts Rowland would not have needed consent to marry,  yet  how explain that  John (Jonathan?)
Potts consented for Samuel Burks? 

NOTE:  Jonathan Potts left twenty shillings to  "..my lawful begotten daughter, Sarah Burks."


Joseph J. Reichel's, Jonathan Potts 1714 - 1785 P. 60-62
SARAH POTTS was born 19 Jan 1745, probably in Phila Co, Penn and died 28 Jan
1829 in Boone Co, Mo.  She married (1) William Rowland in Botetourt Co, Va
around Feb of 1763 (est) and he passed away on 1 Nov 1776 in Botetourt Co
(apdx B 32 & 33).  She married (2) Samuel Burks on 1 Mar 1778 (apdx B 36) in
Botetourt Co and it appears that he passed away about 1808 or 1809 in
Cumberland Co, Ky.  There is indication that Sarah married a third time to
"Jeams" Simpson in 1809 in Barren Co, Ky.


More About Sarah Potts:
Name 2: Sarah Rowland34

Marriage Notes for William Rowland and Sarah Potts:
March 14, 1782 - Court ordered that John and George, orphans of William, be
bound to William and George Graham until they arrived at the age of twenty-one. 
Robert Rowland was bound to Francis Graham, William to John and Robert Armstrong,
Amey to James Rowland, and Sarah to Thomas Rowland. 


Children of William Rowland and Sarah Potts are:
    16    i.    Elizabeth (d/o Wm)3 Rowland, born 14 January 1763 in Botetourt Co. VA.  She married
                  Isham Burks35  26 Jan 1781 in Botetourt Co. VA36; born 1759; died 22 Aug 1839 in Boone Co. MO37.

Notes for Isham Burks:
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS BURIED IN TN:
BURKS, Isham Sr. ; Service:  Enlisted in 1779-1780 in Virginia, in Company of Capt. Adam Wallace, Regt. commanded by Lt. Col. Davis of the Virginia Continental Line.  Discharged in Chesterfield County, VA. Ref.:  "Virginians in the Revolution", Gwathmey, page 112.  DAR Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 4, April 1908. Pension: File W-9758. Roll No. 20914.  Wife Elizabeth received pension."
(Courtesy Wanda Stefanc)

More About Isham Burks:
Jury Duty: 15 August 1783, Botetourt Co. VA38


Children: (from family Bible record)
(Courtesy Wanda Stefanc)
Charles b. 10-17-1780.
Sally b. 7-15-1781.
Betsey, b. 2-27-1786. 
Robert Rowland b. 5-6-1789.
Nancy b. 7-23-1791.
Isham Jr. b. 11-8-1794.
John b. 7-21-1797.
Wesley b. 5-27-1806.
James Payne b. 5-29-1808.


+   17    ii.      Robert (s/o Wm) Rowland, born ca. 1764 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 1813 in Mercer Co. KY.
+   18    iii.    John (s/o Wm) Rowland, born 15 August 1766 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 11 January 1843 in
                     Harrisburg, Boone Co. MO.
+   19   iv.      George (s/o Wm) Rowland, born ca. 1767 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 1817 in Perry Co. IN.
     20    v.     Thomas(s/o Wm) Rowland, born ca. 1768 in Botetourt Co. VA.
     21    vi.     William (s/o Wm) Rowland, born ca. 1770 in Botetourt Co. VA.
     22   vii.    Amey (d/o Wm) Rowland, born ca. 1772 in Botetourt Co. VA.  She married John McFerran
                      01 March 1791 in Botetourt Co. VA39; born ca. 1770.
     23    viii.   Sarah(d/o Wm) Rowland, born ca. 1774 in Botetourt Co. VA.


Sources:
30.  Will of Robert Rowland.
31.  Wanda - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/9381/, SARAH POTTS  d/o :JONATHAN &  NAOMI  POTTS Born: 19 JAN 1745 ,  Died: 28 JAN 1829 - Boone Co., MO     Married:   JAMES SIMPSON   WILLIAM ROWLAND   SAMUEL BURKS  .
32.  Reichel, Jonathan Potts 1714-1785.
33.  Charles Nethaway, Reston, Virginia, <whozit1130@aol.com>.
34.  Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. UNVERIFIED.
35.  Wanda Stefanc;
36.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, No parents named, but Elizabeth was probably d/o William.  Her uncle Thomas Rowland made bond.
37.  Wanda Stefanc, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/9381/, Descendants of Robert Rowland; coipy by email 2-28-2003.
38.  J. Waddell, Annals of SW VA, p 379, Courtesy of Wanda Stefanc.
39.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, James Rowland (her uncle and court-appointed guardian) posted bond , wit Henry Bowyer (Clerk of court).






    4.  George2 Rowland (Robert1),40 son of Robert and Martha Rowland, was born ca. 1740 in
Orange/Augusta Co. VA, and died Bef. September 1792 in Rockingham Co. NC41.  He married (1) Looney (?)
ca. 1759.  She died Bef. 1772.  He married (2) Jean Wilson October 1772 in Guilford Co. NC.  She was born
ca. 1750 in Guilford Co. NC.

Notes for George Rowland:
The name of his first wife is uncertain, but she is sometimes reported as
being a Looney cousin.  He married (2) JEAN WILSON 1772 in Guilford Co. NC .

Military Record
County: Augusta County
Date: Sep 1758
Name: Geo. Rowland
Rank: Militia


Mary Rowland:  "The George Rowland that you found in 1771 originally came from
Augusta County, (now Botetourt) Virginia. He was one of four sons born to Robert
Rowland of that county. His brothers were Thomas, William and James. He married
a Jean Wilson in Guilford county in October 1772, this was his second marriage.
His first marriage took place, I believe in Augusta County, Virginia ca. 1763, he had
three sons by that marriage. On April 9, 1775, while a resident of North Carolina, George
sold 244 acres on the West side of James River in Botetourt County to a Robert Burdwell.
His brother Thomas Rowland of Virginia was a witness. (Botetourt Deed Book 2, page 138)
This was the same land purchased from his parents Robert and Martha Rowland on
June 13, 1763. The George you are asking about had seven sons that I have been able to
locate, but no record of any daughters. His sons were: George, Robert, William, David, John,
James and Benjamine.

"George died intestate in 1792 in Rockingham County NC, and his heirs were given land in
Smith County, TN. On September 22, 1792 the Rockingham court divided some of his land
among his sons John, David, George, James and Benjamin. (Rockingham deed book D, pages
119 & 120) Each son was given 137 acres, this included the land George bought from Robert
& Isabell Gwin and Rebeckah Boyd (widow of John Boyd) on August 13, 1771,
(Guilford Deed Book 1, pages 3,4,5.)  George's son Robert had already moved
to Smith County Tennessee before his father's death. Robert died in Smith County in 1828,
listing his brother David as executor of his estate. By 1800 all the brothers had moved on to
Tennessee. My husband is a descendant of George (Jr.) who moved to Pope County Arkansas
around 1830 with his sons George & John and their large families. I have extensive records on
these people from 1740 to 1900. See my posting #607. [genforum.com/rowland].

"Thomas-- his brother --was given power of attorney for the sale of George's land in Botetourt County after he moved to NC in approximately 1771. A land indenture of  9 Apr 1775 Botetourt Co.Court.  Records Bk 2 pg 138 "Rowland to Burdwell".  Reads in part:

This Indenture made the ninth Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven
hundred and seventy five between George Rowland of North Carolina of the one Part and
Robert Burdwill of the County of Botetourt of the other Part witnesseth that the said George Rowland for and in Consideration of the Sum of five shillings Current Money of Virginia to him in Hand paid by the said Robert Burdwill.... hath granted, bargained and sold....one certain Tract containing two hundred and forty four Acres lying and being in the County of Botetourt on the Waters of James River and bounded by the following to wit...
 
 

"This document  is important in identifying George as the son of Robert of Augusta/Botetourt County, as the land being sold is 'the original George Rowland tract from Robert Rowland sold to Geo.[sic] Burdwell, and then to Robert Harris.' (Source: James River Communites in Botetourt Co. 1770-1783, pg 449.)   The Burdwells --George, Robert, others?-- had land that abutted that of several Rowlands and Looneys on the James River.

"By 1800 all of the sons of George Rowland had moved on to Tennessee.

"Military records from Revolutionary War show 5 Rowlands in the records of Caswell
County, NC: William, Robert, James, John and Benjamin.  If these were the sons of George,
they were either very young, or their estimated dobs need additional research."

          [Research notes by Mary Rowland  (above) are used with permission.
           Copy of original documents cited above are on file, courtesy of Mary Rowland.]


More About George Rowland:
Deposition: 13 January 1806, Madison County, KY re. Grey vs. estate of Robert Rowland (George's brother).

   
Children of George Rowland are:
    24    i.    Robert3 Rowland, born ca. 1760 in Augusta Co. VA.42; died 1828 in Smith Co. TN43.
                  He married Ann (?) Rowland44; born ca. 1760; died Aft. 182845.

Notes for Robert Rowland:
Mary Rowland:  Robert had already moved to Smith County Tennessee before
his father's death. He died in Smith County in 1828, listing his brother David as
executor of his estate.


Will of Robert Rowland, s/o George Rowland
Smith Co., Tn. Will Book 3, page 24

In the name of God amen. I Robert Rowland of County of Smith and state of Tennessee being
weak in the body but of sound and perfect mind, thanks be to God for his mercies, I do make
and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner & form following, that is say Item:
after my just debts are paid it is my desire that my wife Ann have all my property both real and
personal to dispose of as she thinks proper. I hereby nominate and appoint my brother David
Rowland my executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affix my seal this the first day of November 1828.

Robert Rowland

test Benjamin Perry
Ch. Warren

State of Tennessee Smith County November term 1828. Then the last will and testament of
Robert Rowland dec'd was produced and duly proven in open court by the oaths of Benjamin
Payne and Childres[?] Warren witnesses thereto, and on motion ordered to be recorded.

Attest
Jonathan Pickett clerk of Smith County Court  Recorded 23rd Jan 1828[should be 1829]


David Johnson:-  "Robert in his will makes it very clear that David Rowland is his brother . . .
and there is that Power of Atty where Robert said John was his brother; so Robert is the sixth
brother and a son of George Sr., and  David Rowland was his adm. and was the son of George Sr.
Robert names his wife Ann as sole heir. No children were named. Inn the 1820 Smith Co., Tn.
census there are no children or young adults in Robert's house."

More About Robert Rowland:
Military service: Bet. May 1792 - February 1793, "Robert Rowland served a tour of dute on the frontier..."46

    25    ii.   William Rowland, born ca. 1764 in Augusta Co. VA; died 1835 in Warren Co. TN.
+  26    iii.   George Rowland, Jr., b. ca. 1765 in Augusta Co. VA; d. 30 Sept  1844 in Buffalo, Newton Co. AR.
+  27    iv.   David Rowland, born 1760-1770 in Augusta Co. VA.; died Bet. Nov - Dec 1838 in Smith Co. TN.
+  28    v.    John Rowland, born bef. 1770 in Augusta Co. VA; died ca. May 1821 in Sumner Co. TN.
+  29    vi.  James (George) Rowland, born ca.1770 in Augusta Co. VA; died Bet. 1784 - 1795  Smith Co. TN (?).
  30   vii.   Benjamin Rowland, born ca. 1775 in Guilford Co. NC; died in Warren Co. TN (?).


Sources:
40.  Will of Robert Rowland, Named in father's will.
41.  Mary Rowland, September 22, 1792 the Rockingham court divided some of his land among his sons John, David, George, James and Benjamin. (Rockingham deed book D, pages 119 & 120) Each son was given 137 acres, this included the land George bought from Robert & Isabell Gwin and Rebeckah Boyd (widow of John Boyd) on August 13, 1771, (Guilford Deed Book 1, pages 3,4,5.)  [Copy of original documents on file, courtesy of Mary Rowland.].
42.  David Johnson  <smltnt@yahoo.com>, "There is a Smith Co., Tn. court case titled Tarlton Cains vs John Chambers, Box 14, case #722, Dec. 17, 1825 in which Robert Rowland testified and his age was given as 65. So, he's stating a 1760 birth date. ."
43.  Mary Rowland.
44.  Will of Robert Rowland, Smith Co. TN., Smith Co., Tn. Will Book 3, page 24, Named in husband's will.
45.  Named in husband's will of November 1, 1828.
46.  David Johnson  <smltnt@yahoo.com>, Email Oct 16, 2003, Among papers found in Bismark Rowland's "cardboard whiskey box".





    5.  Thomas (Lt Col)2 Rowland (Robert1),47 son of Robert and Martha Rowland, was born 16 December 1741 in Orange/Augusta County, VA48, and died Bef. 22 May 1814 in Botetourt Co. VA49.  He married Mary M. Russell 09 June 1768 in Bedford County, VA50,51,52,53, daughter of Robert Russell and Annie Stirling.  She was born 28 June 1750 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland54, and died Aft. 22 May 1814 in Botetourt Co. VA55.

Notes for Thomas (Lt Col) Rowland:

Scotch-Irish Chronicles:  Vol III  Page 266
--25th January, 1769. 
Robert Rowland to Thomas Rowland,
£100. 369 acres patented to Robert, 25th July, 1746, on head branch of
Looney's Creek. Teste: Benj. Hawkins, Michael Woods, Jr., Thomas
Arnott. Andrew Woods. Delivered: Pat. Lockhart by your order, March, 177?

Annals of Southwest Virginia  by Summers, p. 126
1771:   Ordered that Thomas Rowland be appointed Surveyor of the Road
from Stephen Rentfroe's by the Bever Dam Spring to the Court House as
was laid off by the viewers and do keep the same in good repair, and
Andrew Woods to appoint the tithables to work thereon.

The Rowlands were continually  acquiring, trading,  purchasing, selling, and
deeding land, a practice Robert appears to have  encouraged his sons to follow.  Much
of the land Thomas acquired was as a result of military service.

Thomas played and active part in civic and political affairs of Botetourt County, and his name
appears again and again in the early Augusta/Botetourt County Order Books:
    
November 1768-  Road surveyor: Thomas Rowland   (age 27)
February 12, 1779-  Took the oath required by law to serve as commissioner of the peace.
August 12, 1784- Thomas Rowland appointed overseeer of the road, succeeding James McCreery.
March 12, 1785-   Thomas Rowland and Robert Harvey ordered to draw plans for repair of the prison.
February 14, 1787- Recommended to the Govenor as fit person to execute the office of Sherif in Botetourt Co.
August 23, 1792- Thomas Rowland serving as justice of Botetourt County 
April 15, 1795- Thomas Rowland and James Rowland appointed Overseers of the poor in the upper Battalion.

January 23, 1800- Thomas was present at  the state convention of the Republican party as a
representative of Botetourt County. He was among men chosen to work on the presidential election
of  Thomas Jefferson. From the minutes of the convention:

"On January 23, 1800, friends of Thomas Jefferson met in Richmond to decide on a course
of how best to elect their candidate in the presidential election to be held in November of
that year. Other stated goals were to elect Republican candidates [as opposed to Federalists]
to other elective offices in the Old Dominion and the United States Congress.

The following persons were appointed Corresponding Committees in the different
counties, to wit: Botetourt: Martin McFeren, Botetourt  C.H.; Thomas Rowland,
Andrew Tapscott, George Schelering, and John H. Madison."

Note:  The Republicans favored strong States' rights, while the Federalists were in favor of a strong
central (federal) government.  Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton represented the Republican viewpoint, while John Adams, Aaron Burr and others, were Federalists.  



                                                    Military Service Highlights  1772-1781

1772- (age 31) Enlisted as private in Cpt Looney's Company at Fincastle, VA  Was with Colonel William
Flemming at battle of Mt Pleasant.

1774- Served with Cpt. James Thompson's company 14 days... Source: LVA, Dunsmore's War, pg 239

1774-  (age 33) Made Captain.  On one occasion he received orders from Col. William Fleming of Botetourt County to take horses and proceed with his Company as speedily as possible to the protection of the inhabitants on the frontiers of Fincastle Co. who were invaded by the enemy; the reason of the said Fleming directing them to go on horseback was to expedite their march, lest they should not otherwise be able to render that timely assistance to the said inhabitants which their distressed situation so earnestly required.” Thomas Rowland and Co. “ought, severally, to be allowed for the services of their horses as follows, Thos. Rowland,  17 days at I s. 3 d. per day. . .” 

           October 1777-- Thomas meets with the War Board and General Washington.

January 12, 1781- (age 39) Made Major for taking a detachment of Botetourt Infantry to join
General Nathanial Green.  (see McAllister's Militia, pg 123]

See  Odell Mcquire's article on  http://geology.wlu.edu/mcguire/mass.html for a report of the Botetourt militia during the Revolutionary War which contains many references to Thomas Rowland and other patriots from Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties.

January, 178_  [from 1832 applications for pension]. "Declarant volunteered in Capt. Mays'
Company under Maj. Thomas Rowland;  joined Gen.. Green at Allamance;
battle was fought at Reedy Fork of Haw River..."

"...the company was then commanded by Capt. David Guzman and was under his command
at Guilford Courthouse under General Green and Major Rowland, the latter of whom commanded
 a scouting party to which the applicant was attached and employed in the arduous duty against
both the British forces and the Tories and was successful in taking some Tory and British prisoners."

Interesting claims were made by early researchers (Ochiltree and Waddell)  that Thomas
retired as a Brig. General and once fought a duel with Light Horse Harry Lee --father of
Robert E. Lee--  over a snide remark made by Lee regarding Thomas’ troops.   I can find no
verification of either claim, although  Lee was known as an outspoken critic of all militiamen
 and enjoyed making fun of their dress and manner.   Revolutionary War records  indicate that
it is highly probable a conflict existed between Lee and Rowland  over action taken --and avoided-- during the battle in early  1781 near Guilford Courthouse.  Regarding the end of that battle,
Odell McGuire, wrote in  his acclaimed  Many Were Sore Chased And Some Cut Down,

". . . Tarleton's legion, [British troups] reinforced by 200 redcoat infantry, were finally met and there was a sharp fight. Graham's North Carolinians refused to dismount and take their place with the  other riflemen. Nor could Lee's cavalry do much in the thickets, but his Legion infantry and the Botetourts [Rowland's militia] quickly formed and returned fire. The losses after fifteen minutes were about twenty or thirty on each side. At this point [Colonel]  Otho Williams, instead of bringing up his much superior reserve, 'order'd a gradual retreat which was well enough effected considering the irregularity of our order.'"

Following  Otho William's order,  Lee's Legion retreated, leaving the "back woodsmen" militiamen
trying to hold off the British alone.   McGuire continues,

"That the riflemen didn't take part in the ordered retreat and that the Legion was pulled out,
 leaving them behind, could not have been gathered from Williams' report to his commanding
 General.  But Nathanael Greene, not altogether without guile himself, was too shrewd a commander to let the equivocal phrase, 'considering the irregularity of our order', slip past without finding out  exactly what was meant. "

In later reports,  Lee omits any mention of his own retreat  and instead  attacks the actions of the Botetourt militia during all of the North Carolina Expedition. 

As for Thomas Rowland,  there is no  record that   Lee's "slanderous" attacks against him
and his militia troop caused him any public damage, and  the notation from Botetourt Co. Order Books  reveals  what the Botetourt County officials thought of Thomas'  actions in the North Carolina Expedition:

12 April 1781-  " (Major Thomas Rowland ) . . . .  is  recommended to his Excellency the
Govenor as a fit person to execute the office of Lt. Colo, of the Militia in this county." 

Did Thomas have cause to challenge Henry Lee to a duel?  According to the honor system of the time, probably so.  Did he have the temperament to do so?  Research tells me, YES.   But if he did, and if Lee accepted, they were both lousy shots and  very good at keeping secrets.

                                                                ~~~~~~~~~~

Some family researchers reported that Thomas retired from all military service in April of 1781, but this was an error based,  I believe,  on this item found in  Part III Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution, (page 192) of McAllister's book:

                             " Rowland, Thomas, Lt. Col.-- R. April 12, 1781" 


  On page 175,  McAllister included a list of the abbreviations used, and "R" stood for  "recommended by county court," not "retired."   According to the records below, in August of 1782,  Thomas was still active and had  transfered from the Militia to the regular army troops serving in Virginia.  It appears he may have been promoted to full colonel.
 

From Heidi  email - marymayfall@pdqnet.com    
To:   Joanne
Date: September 09, 2001 [via genforum.com]

Re: records of Botetourt Co., Va. Aug., 1782
Here's what I found for you, the information doesn't really give a date, but, the way
it reads it tells you an "about" date. The following is an exact copy of original records
found in the basement of the courthouse, in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.
Some names were too faded to be legible, and a part was missing.

"At a meeting of the field officers this thirty-first of August,1782, for the county
of Botetourt, for the purpose of carrying into Exercution this State's quota of
Troops to serve the United States Army for the Term of **(three years)**, or
during the War Present,George Skillern, County Lieut., Hugh Crocket, Colo.,
Wm. McClenechan, Lieut. Colo.,Patr. Lockhart, majr., James Breckenridge
appointed Clerk, who took the Oath by Law required, Adam Peck appointed
Martial.

"The following are a list of the amount of men returned:That James Lauderdale,
William Louderdale, John Louderdale, John Wood, Horn (?) Copton, Andrew Clark,
 John Layman, Isaac Kelly, Lawrence Young, Thomas Fitswater, Charles stewart,
Wm. Switzer, Mathew Wilson, COLO THOMAS ROWLAND, James Vicars, of
Capt. Mills' Company be considered the Thirty-eighth District."


(Burns, from DAR):
 "Rowland, Thomas: b. 1744 VA d 1814 VA, m. Mary Russell. Lt. Col. VA. Some of his military history
is chronicled in History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1870, Washington county 1777-1870, by Lewis
Preston Summers, which, on page 233, reports that the Governor of Virginia at this time directed Col. Wm. Fleming, of Botetourt Co. to dispatch...   pursuant to this order Capt. Thomas Rowland was dispatched with his company to the frontiers. It then lists all the members of Capt. Rowland's Company which, interestingly enough included a William Kyles who was somehow married to a relative of Rowland.... Maj. Rowland of Botetourt County commanded in the battle of Slamants and also the battle of Ready Fork of Haw River. He was also in the battle of Guilford for an entire day."

                    [Note:  William Kyle was the father-in-law of Thomas's nephew James Rowland.]


Additional sources of information about Thomas Rowland's military history:

                                                                     *********************

No report about the Rowlands would be complete without acknowledging that sadly, like so many of our ancestors who settled in Virginia, the Rowlands were slave-owners.    Although they did not own large
numbers of slaves,  it is nevertheless true that their own family success depended to some extent on
their willingness to claim ownership of other humans. 

Botetourt Co. VA [Second District]  1794 Tax Role
     Name      White Males 16+  Blacks 16+  Blacks under16  Horses
Rowland, Thomas      4                    4                     1                 12
   
 The 4 White  males over 16+ Were:Thos.(52); Wm. (18); James (21) and  probably Rbt. (25). 
  Names of the  5 Blacks were not given.

        
                             
                                                Will of Thomas Rowland

                                                    23rd December 1813

                 Botetourt County Circuit Court:  Will Book B, Pages 397, 398, 399
                           

         I, Thomas Rowland of Botetourt County & State of Virginia taking into serious
consideration my mortality, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die: do
make this my last will and testament in manner & form following, to wit: 

First of all I render my soul to God - Who gave me the same and in confident hope that
through the merits of my blessed Savior, he will accept my humble offering and my body
I desire may be buried in a Christian-like manner trusting that my glorious Savior, at his
own appointed time will redeem it from the grave.

2ndly...as touching my worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with  - It is
my desire & I direct that all my Personal Estate shall be kept together on my farm where
I live as it is at present. For the term of six years to commence the first day of January
one thousand eight hundred and fourteen; in order to have it improved to the best
advantage, and for this purpose I do hereby appoint my Sons Jesse, Silas and Joel
Rowland as managers & agents of my estate.

3rdly I give to my Son George Rowland  & his heirs one thousand acres of my land in the
State of Kentucky, Jessamine County, waters of Kentucky & elsewhere a part of which
he now lives on.

4thly I give to my daughter Milly Gilmore & her heirs two negro women named Jude & ____
which negros she has received.

5thly I give to my Son William Rowland a tract of land, 350 acres of land which he has
sold for one thousand dollars which he has received.

6thly I give to my Son David Rowland & his heirs, all my claim and right in and to my
lands on the waters of [Kentucky] in Jessamine County, State of Kentucky, which I have
lately recovered.

7thly I give to my well beloved wife Mary Rowland one sixth part of all my lands in
Botetourt County during her widowhood-

8thly I give to my three Sons Jesse, Silas and Joel Rowland, & their respective heirs, all
my lands in Botetourt County including the one sixth part thereof which I have devised to
my wife. The said one sixth part to go into their possession at her decease; to be equally
divided amongst them, with due respect to the improvements and the quality of the
lands-the said division to be made at the expiration of the aforesaid six years, which will
be on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

9thly at the expiration of the aforesaid six years I desire all my Personal Property to be
appraised and sold to the best advantage and the money arising from the sales thereof to
be equally divided amongst my well beloved wife and children, to wit, Milly Gilmore,
William, David, Jesse, Silas and Joel Rowland, or their heirs--But I wish it always to be
understood that at the expiration of the aforesaid six years if the one sixth part of my land
in Botetourt County & Mrs. Rowland's interest in my Personal Property aforsd should be
found not sufficient to support her comfortably, my Executors hereafter named shall over
& above her dividends already made mentioned, apply as much of the money arising
from the said sales as will give her an independent and comfortable support. It is also to
be understood that from the proceeds of the said sales, all just debts and necessary
expenses that my Estate may then be owing, are to be paid before the legatees receive
their respective shares. 

10thly- After my suits at law, which are now pending in the state of Kentucky for land
are determined; if I should own more land in that state than is already divided, my
Executors are to sell the same to the best advantage and make title for the same to the
purchaser or purchasers and divide the proceeds of such sales equally amongst all my
aforsd children. And it is at all times to be understood, that if at any time, any difficulty
should arise about the true division of any part of my Estate or about the true intent and
meaning of this Will--the parties therein concerned shall bear such difficulty to the
direction of three disinterested men of respectable character & their award shall be a
final decision.

And lastly, I do hereby appoint my Sons Jesse, Silas and Joel Rowland my Executors of
this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills or testaments by me
heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have here onto set my hand & Seal this 23d day of December 1813

        

                                                                      (Signed) Thos Rowland [Place of Seal]


Signed Sealed Published & declared to be the last Will & Testament of the above named
Thomas Rowland in the presence of us:  Robert Logan, Margaret Rowland, Wm.
Anderson.
                                 ------------------------------------------------

At Botetourt August Court 1814
This Instrument of writing was Produced in Court purporting to be the last Will &
testament of Thomas Rowland, decd by and proven by the oath of the Revd Robert Logan
& Peggy Rowland two of the Witnesses within Subscribed and thereupon ordered to be
recorded .
                                                A Copy Teste: Wm. Bowyer, DC

                               -----------------------------------------------------

[Addendum on page 399]
This is to certify that I do receive & accept of the provisions made for me in the Within
Will in full Estate faction of my claim that I have or may have to the within mentioned
property or Estate.  Given under my hand & seal this 22d day of May 1814.
                                                          Her
                                                      Mary M. Rowland  (Seal)
                                                          Mark
Attest:  Jacob Wolly
            Her                                              
         Mary S. Young               This certificate of Mrs. Rowland was recorded
            Mark                            by mistake, not being proven.   Wm Bowyer, Clerk


Transcribed by Joanne Kartak and Mary Rowland from a copy of the original.
[Note:  Spelling and grammar are copied as they appear in the original document]

Will Book B, pg 398-399. ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/botetourt/wills/willbkb.txt


More About Thomas (Lt Col) Rowland:
Burial: ca. 1814, Rowland Burying Ground (unverified)

Will Probated: 22 May 1814, at Fincastle, VA61
Will written: 23 December 1813



Notes for Mary M. Russell, wife of Thomas Rowland:
Mary's parents were Robert Russell and Annie Stirling. 
They were married in Scotland, and Mary was born there
in Barony, Lanarkshire before the family came to Ameica.

Robert Russell's  will named his wife Ann, daughters Elizabeth, Catherine, Milly, Ellonor,
Ann Boas and Mary Rowland; sons James and Robert, and grandson Pleasant Russell.  His wife
served as administrator, with bonds provided by  Elizabeth Russell, Thomas Rowland and
Christopher Irvin. Campbell County, VA   Will Book 1, Page 197   1 Sept 1791--

In the 14 September 1802 will of Ann Stirling Russell  is this bequest,  "...(to) my daughter,
Mary Rowland, one suit of clothes, namely gown, petticoat, apron and handkerchief and of such
quality as she, the said Mary Rowland may think proper to choose in any store in the town of Lynchburg..."   
 
(Information about the family of Robert Russell of Bedford/Campbell Co., VA is courtesy of his
descendant, Robert Russell, <ROBRNLU@cs.com> who traveled to Scotland to search the records.)


More About Mary M. Russell:
Burial: Rowland Burying Ground (?)
Christening: 28 June 1768, Scotland
Marriage Bond: 06 June 1768, Surety posted by Stephan Goggin62

          Marriage Notes for Thomas Rowland and Mary Russell:

Names of Thomas and Mary's children and dates of birth  are taken from a penciled copy of a page in a Rowland-Gilmore bible located in family archives in the possession of descendant Peter Binkley. 

Peter Binkley:  I just found some other notes by John Wheatley from the Gilmore family bible.  He kept excellent notes, and typed them up with carbon copies to share with his siblings.  Here's what he wrote.  (Note:  "Mamma" is Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley.)


June 22, 1899
       Mamma has in her possession a pencil memorandum, a copy of which I give below.  She says that  once she asked Aunt Lou (the wife of Mamma's brother Tom) to make a copy of  the family record given in an old Bible, which she thinks was the family Bible of her mother Eliza S. Humes and which Bible was then inUncle Tom's possession.  This Bible was destroyed by fire when Uncle Tom's home was burned.  Mamma says she believes this pencil copy, made by Aunt Lou, is a copy of the record in her mother's family Bible.
        J.W. Wheatley

Thomas Rowland (son of Robert Rowland) was born Dec. 16, 1741.
He was married to Mary Russell, his wife,  the 9th of June, 1768.
Robert Rowland, the father of Thomas Rowland, died 1/19,1782.
Robert, the son of Thomas Rowland, was born 5/11/ 1769.
George was born 8/3/1770;
Millie (Mildred Marie) was born 11/3/1771  - Died 1/14/1844;
Elizabeth was born 7/4/1775
James was born 7/23/1773
William was born 11/8/1776
David born 11/3/1778;
Jesse born 9/15/1783       
Caleb born 11/13/1786.
Silas born 6/3/1787 - died 12/6/1842
Joel born 3/15/1789 - died 1/1/1839

Thomas Gilmore died 3/4/1838 *

NOTE by JWW:  Mamma says as to the above: That Milly Rowland married Joseph Gilmore and was the mother of Eliza S. Humes; that Elizabeth Rowland married a Stuart; that David Rowland was the grandfather of the Tom Gilmore who married Nellie Watson; that Jesse Rowland was the grandfather of Aunt Allie (Uncle Ed's first wife); that Silas and Joel Rowland were never married.


 * Son of Milly & Joseph Gilmore, and Eliza Gilmore's brother.

                                                    .........................................

In 1803, Thomas took out a Mutual Assurance policy (fire policy) on his home in Botetourt County.  From the drawings on the bottom of the policy, it's difficult to know for certain that this house was the one located on Wheatley Road  about four miles east of Fincastle, VA.  When his son Silas Rowland died, he left in his estate, the "dwelling house"  he and his brother Joel had lived in.  I believe, but cannot yet prove, that this was   "Wheatland Manor",  aka Mount Airy, the Rowland-Pitzer House, aka the Mayfield House, and was built by Thomas sometime between December 11, 1798, when he purchased the land from Thomas King, and 1803, when the house was insured.   At the time of Silas's death, there were  several houses on the property, and it may be that identifying the one Thomas insured in 1803 will never be possible.  On the same policy as the house listed insured in 1803, was a separate 2-story kitchen, a smoke house, "powder house, still,  blacksmith shop and a barn".  

The person who wrote the report, "The Mayfield House" which is included in the Virginia Historical Inventory,  believed  the house was built by Thomas or his son James, ca. 1813,  but James  is not  mentioned in the will written by his father in December 1813, and  I suspect, but cannot prove, that James died sometime before 1810.    If the  house Thomas insured in 1803 is the same house as the Mayfield house, then it was built sometime before that. 

On the Wheatland road about 4 miles east of Fincastle, VA and 1 mile north on a side road,  is the old
Rowland Burying Ground.  It is a small graveyard, and described by a researcher in the 1930s as being,

 "...in very good condition; at one time it seems to have been enclosed in a stone wall."    Only four of the tombstones were still readable at that time.    This grave yard is near the home built by either Thomas or his son Joel, [sic] and would seem to imply that the Rowlands were buried either there or at another private  location.  To date, no other tombstones for this family have been discovered. "  Source:  Virginia Historical Inventory (VHI)


   
Children of Thomas Rowland and Mary Russell are:
+    31    i.    Robert (Russell)3 Rowland, born 11 May 1769 in Botetourt Co. VA; died September 1800
                   in Botetourt County, VA63.  He married Tabitha White (unverified)64,65 12 August 1790 in
                   Bedford Co. VA66;  born ca. 1770.
+    32    ii.   George (Russell) Rowland, born 13 August 1770 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Bef. 1840 in
                    Jessamine Co. KY (?).
+    33    iii.   Mildred Marie Rowland, born 11 July 1771 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 02 January 1844 ,
                     probably in Rockbridge Co. VA .
      34    iv.   James (Russell) Rowland, born 23 July 1773 in Botetourt Co. VA67; died before December
                     1813  in   Botetourt Co. VA68.
+     35    v.    Elizabeth "Betsy" Rowland, born 04 July 1775 in Botetourt Co. VA69; died Bef. December 1813.
                      Not named in father's will..  She married Robert Stuart 20 February 1810 in Botetourt County,
                      VA70,71; born ca. 1772.

Notes for Robert Stuart:
From - http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/e/s/v/Terence-G-Esvelt
Robert Stuart (son of Thomas Stuart and Elizabeth Moore).  "settled in Botetourt Co."

From George West Diehl, Rockbridge Notebook, undated manuscript, p.8:
"Robert Stuart married into the Rowland family which had settled on Looney's Creek
and Spreading Springs branch in present-day Botetourt; within a few years, the young
couple was seated in Southwest Virginia."

CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH IRISH IN VIRGINIA, Vol. I,
page 537:  File No. 927.--Stuart vs. Black. Robert Stuart complains that Samuel and
James Black claim his land. Robert is son of Thomas Stuart, who received
conveyance from Beverley, 1st March, 1749. Beverley conveyed to John
Black, ancestor of defendants, 30th May, 1749. . . . John Black, aged 45 years, deposes,
16th November, 1801, at house of John Black in Montgomery County: Is son to Samuel Black. Deponent and Robert Stuart attended I. Cunningham's school.

+    36    vi.    William (Russell) Rowland, born 08 November 1776 in Botetourt Co. VA; died ca. 1824
                       in Fincastle, Botetourt Co. VA.
+    37    vii.    David (Russell) Rowland, born 03 November 1778 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Bef. February
                       1830 in Botetourt Co. VA.
+    38    viii.   Jesse D. Rowland, born 15 September 1783 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Bef. 26 March 1829
                        in Rockbridge County, VA.
      39    ix.     Caleb Rowland, born 13 November 1786 in Botetourt Co. VA72; died ca. 1790.
+    40    x.      Silas Rowland, born 03 June 1787 in Botetourt Co. VA72; died 06 December 1842
                        in Botetourt Co., VA73,74. Never married.
      41    xi.      Joel Rowland, born 15 March 1789 in Botetourt Co. VA74; died 01 January 1839 in
                        Botetourt Co. VA74. Never married.

Notes for Joel Rowland:
He is reported as a single man in the 1830 census of Botetourt County. 
Joel's estate, which included land inherited from his father, was left to his siblings. 
Copies of the settlement and inventory of his property are on file.


Sources:
47. Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible, 
48.  ibid.  Page  containing the birth dates for  Thomas Rowland and his children and the date of death for Robert Rowland, his father.  There are  a few comments made by  John Wheatley, a son of Eliza Gilmore, who sent copies of the memorandum to family members in June 1899. Courtesy of Peter Binkley, who has the memorandum on file.
49.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Will Book B pg 397, At the bottom of Thomas Rowland's Will, is an added notation  dated 22nd day of May 1814 in which  his wife Mary Rowland accepts the provisions of his Will.
50.  Rowland-Gilmore  Family Bible.
51.  Marriage Bonds Bedford County VA, June 6, 1768.
52.  Wm & Mary Quarterly, Vol II #4, 1903.
53. ibid.  p 280-282; 1903.
54.  Robert Russell, BOBRNLU@cs.com, Christening records (in Scotland) show Robert Russell as father and Ann Stirling as mother of the following children:  (1) James Russell 8-24-1748 Davistown, Cadder, Lanark, Scotland; (2) Miss Russell * 6-28-1750 Barony,Lanark, Scotland; (3) Robert Russell 1-7-1753 Davistown,Cadder,Lanark, Scotland ..
55.  Will of Thomas Rowland, Will Book B, Pages 397, 398, 399, [Addendum on page 399] This is to certify that I do receive & accept of the provisions made for me in the Within Will in full Estate faction of my claim that I have or may have to the within mentioned property or Estate.  Given under my hand & seal this 22d day of May 1814.  Mary M. Rowland    (Her Mark) (Seal)                                                          .
56.  Summer's History of Southwest Virginia.
57.  McAllister's Virginia Militia, Pg 123.
58.  Col. William Preston's Letters, pub. in Peter Forces Archives.
59.  Virginia's, pg 192, Virginia's Share in the Military Movements of the Revolutionary War.
60.  DAR Patriot Index, ROWLAND,   Thomas Birth:  VA   1744  (sic) Service:  VARank:  LColDeath:  VA   1814Patriot Pensioned:   No     Widow Pensioned:   No Children Pensioned:   No     Heirs Pensioned:   No Spouse:  (1) Mary RussellEmail reponse to query: Oct. 2002.
61.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Will Book B, pg 397, August 1814 This instrument ... was produced in Court.
62.  Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol IV.
63.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Will Book A,   p. 541-542. Inv. & Appr. rec. Dec. 1800. .
64.  Patte Wood.
65.  Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Aug. 9, 1790; Robert Rowland & Taby White, dt Stephen; Wm. Leftwich, Surety; Married by Nathaniel Shrewsbury, Aug. 12, 1790.
66.  Patte Wood.
67.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible, James named in family Bible but not in father's will.
68.  Will of Thomas Rowland, Will Book B, Pages 397, 398, 399, Not named in father's will written Dec 1813.
69.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible, Named in family bible, but not in father's will.
70.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com), ancestry.com.
71.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland, Elizabeth & Robert Stuart   20 Feb 1810;  b(ond) Thomas Rowland, father   min- Robert Logan (Presby) - 20Feb1810.
72.  Rowland-Gilmore  Family Bible.
73.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
74.   Rowland-Gilmore  Family Bible.






Generation No. 3

Source information follows end of Generation 3.

    6.  Mary3 Rowland (James2, Robert1)75 was born 11 March 1764 in Botetourt Co.76,77, and died 11 April 1814 in Botetourt Co. , VA78.  She married Edward McDonald79 19 February 1788 in Botetourt Co.80.  He was born 03 October 1761 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 19 April 1855 in Botetourt Co. VA.
   
Children of Mary Rowland and Edward McDonald are:
+    42    i.    Jane4 McDonald, born April 1790 in Botetourt Co. VA; died November 1850 in Botetourt Co. VA.
+    43    ii.    Harriett McDonald, born ca. 1801 in Botetourt Co. VA.


    12.  George3 Rowland (James2, Robert1)81 was born ca. 1780 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 08 May 1835 in Pike County, Missouri82.  He married Mary Polly Wilson83,84 06 February 180685, daughter of Matthew Wilson.  She was born ca. 1785,  and died 20 October 183686.

Notes for George Rowland:
Mary Rowland 4/25/01:  Thomas & George's brother James Rowland's son George
married Mary Wilson, the daughter of Matthew Wilson. George (the nephew) was Power
of Attorney for some land transactions in Botetourt for his father-in-law Matthew Wilson after
he and Mary moved to Kentucky.

The 1792 vote for members of the VA General Assembly included votes cast by; James Rowland,
John Rowland, Thomas Rowland and two George Rowlands.   Since this was after George s/o Robert died in N.C. , it is assumed that John was the son's of William, and probably one of the George Rowlands was his brother.  The other George could have been the son of Thomas or James.  (Note:  Robert and Martha Rowland had four grandsons named  George, four named Robert,  four named William, three named James.  Very difficult to identify which is which.)

Howard Snooks <howardsnooks@comcast.net> wrote 8/3/03:
I am writing to praise your in-depth scholarship and the fund of knowledge you have on this family.
I descend from . . . George Rowland, who married Mary Polly Wilson, daughter of Matthew Wilson.
Their daughter Harriet (b.ca. 1807, d.06 Jan. 1899) married Mathew Wilson Steele ca. 1825, son of Robert Steel and Elizabeth Wilson.  Mathew and Harriet Steel were among the first settlers of the Pueblo, Colorado area, at the confluence of Fountain Creek and Steele Creek.  They came in 1859, from Arkansas after having previously lived in Wisconsin.  Their son Franklin married Lizzie (unknown but b. in Arkansas) , and their son Thomas Matthew Steele married Birdie Cox (b. in Pueblo to James Bonley Cox (b. Illinois, family originally Va) and Ellen Harrington (b. Wisconsin, family originally Rhode Island) in 1894.  They had six sons--Earl Glen Steele was born in Pueblo 1898 and married Corinne Morgan (b. in Pueblo) in 1916 in Pueblo.  These were my grandparents.
 
Irma Korbitz from Wisconsin has done some excellent research on the Rowland/Wilson/Steel(e) lines, and she is very generous with her knowledge.
 
 
Children of George Rowland and Mary Wilson are:
+    44    i.    Harriet4 Rowland, born 12 August 1806 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 06 January 1899 in Pueblo, CO.
      45   ii.   Agnes Black Rowland87, born ca. 1810.  She married Chaucy Beebe; born ca. 1810; died
                    10 October 188787.
      46  iii.    Henrietta Rowland, born 21 August 1821; died 08 December 1894 in Platteville WI.  .

More About Henrietta Rowland:
Spouse:  Edward Bunarium/Bondurant (?)

    47    iv.    Maria Kyle Rowland, born ca. 1809; died 15 March 1870 in Lafayette, Co. WI.

More About Maria Kyle Rowland:
Spouse: 24 November 1836, Erasmus Day. Married in Iowa Co. WI.

    48    v.    Margaret Rowland, born 07 June 1825; died 26 October 1840.
    49    vi.    Mary Rowland, born 28 July 1817; died 30 March 1893.

More About Mary Rowland:
Note: No spouse noted.



    14.  William (s/o Jas)3 Rowland (James2, Robert1)88 was born ca. 1784 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died Bef. 1837 in Botetourt Co. VA.  He married Nancy Phillips Luck89,90 24 May 1816 in Botetourt Co. VA91, daughter of John Luck and Nancy Luck.  She was born Bet. 1800 - 1803 in Botetourt Co. VA92, and died ca. 1882 in Botetourt Co. , VA93,94.   Following William's death ca. 1835,  Nancy married James Kyle.

William and Nancy inherited land and "Luck's Tavern" following the death of her father, John Luck,  whose will was dated 16 Jan. 1822. 

Vincent Howard Date:  posting on genforum.co/rowland: September 30, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Luck's Tavern Botetourt/Rockbridge Co. VA by Joanne Kartak 

In 1815 John Bumpass Luck bought 360 acres in Botetourt County, VA.
This included the "Black Horse Tavern" located about 1.5 miles from
Botetourt Springs, now the site of Hollins College. The Tavern dates from
1782 and was built of logs covered by boards, with stone chimneys on
either end. 

Children of William Rowland and Nancy Luck are:
     50    i.      Lucy Ann4 Rowland, born ca. 1817.
+    51    ii.    James Luck Rowland, born ca. 1823 in Botetourt Co. , VA; died Aft. 1880.
      52    iii.   William Rowland, born 183295.  He married Martha Rowland; born 183896.
                             1860 US Census Botetourt County,  
                                         Wm Rowland         28
                                         Martha Rowland    22
                                          Nancy P. Kyle       60
+    53    iv.   John B.  Rowland, born ca. 1827 in Botetourt Co. , VA; died Aft. 1880.




    15.  James (Kyle)3 Rowland, Jr. (James2, Robert1)97 was born ca. 1782 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 1819 in Botetourt Co. , VA.  He married Sarah Sally Kyle 21 January 1802 in Botetourt Co.  VA98, daughter of William Kyle and Sarah Stephens/Stevens.  She was born 1781 in Botetourt Co. VA99.

Notes for James (Kyle) Rowland, Jr.:
James Rowland
Will probated: April 1819
Names wife: Sarah
Children: Charlotte and James
Source: Early Marriages, Wills, And some Revoluntionar War Records Botetourt County,
Virginia


More About James (Kyle) Rowland, Jr.:
Spouse: 21 January 1802, A Sarah Sally Kyle m a James Rowland, but which James?

Marriage Notes for James Rowland and Sarah Kyle:
Rowland, James  and  Sarah Kyle,  21 Jan 1802 d William  b- Robert Kyle 
con- William Kyle, father, -21 Jan 1802  wit Robert and James Kyle min-Robert
Logan (Presby.) 21 Jan 1802 (Source: Vogt & Kethley)

   
Children of James Rowland and Sarah Kyle are:
+    54    i.    Charlotte4 Rowland, born ca. 1804 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Aft. 1880 in Botetourt Co. VA;
      55   ii.    James (Kyle) Rowland, born 1810 in Botetourt Co. VA100;

Notes for James (Kyle) Rowland:
James Rowland (age 40) is reported in 1850 census living in household of Charlotte and Anderson Thompson and Sarah Rowland, his mother (age 69).  The enumerator has written in "Idiotic" in the entry for James. 




    17.  Robert (s/o Wm)3 Rowland (William2, Robert1) was born ca. 1764 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 1813 in Mercer Co. KY.  He married Sarah "Sally" Little 19 June 1790 in Mercer Co. KY101

Notes for Robert (s/o Wm) Rowland:
March 14, 1782 - Court ordered the John and George, orphans of William, be
bound to William and George Graham until they arrived at the age of twenty-one. 
Robert Rowland was bound to Francis Graham, William to John and Robert
Armstrong, Amey to James Rowland, and Sarah to Thomas Rowland. 


12/12/1782 Rowland, Robert filed a complaint against  Master: Graham, Francis
Source: Botetourt Co. Orders 1780-1784, 254 (Virginia Apprentices, 1623-1800
 Compiled by Gill Jr., Harold B.)

   
Children of Robert Rowland and Sarah Little are:
    56    i.    Mary4 Rowland, born ca. 1792.  She married Jesse Long 1809 in Mercer Co. KY102.
    57    ii.   Thomas Rowland, born 22 October 1796 in Mercer Co. KY102; died 26 July 1870 in
                   Boone Co. MO102.


    18.  John (s/o Wm)3 Rowland (William2, Robert1) was born 15 August 1766 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 11 January 1843 in Harrisburg, Boone Co. MO.  He married Nancy Barnett 13 April 1796 in Mercer Co. KY.  She was born 16 July 1777 in KY, and died 25 February 1844 in Harrisburg, Boone Co. MO.

Source for all information on John and his family is from Carol Petersen.
   
Children of John Rowland and Nancy Barnett are:
    58    i.    William4 Rowland, born 08 January 1797.
    59    ii.    Barbara Rowland, born 06 September 1798.

More About Barbara Rowland:
Note: Name possibly Barsheba.103

    60    iii.   Sarah Ann Rowland, born 06 December 1800.
    61    iv.    David Barnett Rowland, born 01 March 1803.
    62    v.     Robert W. Rowland, born 16 July 1805.
    63    vi.    Elizabeth Ann Rowland, born 27 September 1808.
    64    vii.   John C. Rowland, born 06 November 1814.
    65    viii.  Samuel N. Rowland, born 06 November 1814.
    66    ix.    George Washington Rowland104, born 24 July 1816.
    67    x.     Thomas C. Rowland, born 08 January 1819.



    19.  George (s/o Wm)3 Rowland (William2, Robert1) was born ca. 1767 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 1817 in Perry Co. IN105.  He married Sarah R. Reily105 08 November 1798 in Mercer Co. KY. 
   
Child of George Rowland and Sarah Reily is:
+    68    i.    William Barnabus4 Rowland.


    26.  George3 Rowland, Jr. (George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1765 in Augusta Co. VA, and died 30 September 1844  in Buffalo, Newton Co. AR106.  He married Martha Gibson. 
   
Children of George Rowland and Martha Gibson are:
+    69    i.    George4 Rowland, born 24 Nov 1797 in TN; died 06 June 1858 in Valley Springs, Boone Co. AR.
+    70    ii.    John Rowland, born ca. 1800; died 04 January 1848.



    27.  David3 Rowland (George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1773 in Guilford Co. NC, and died Bet. November - December 1838 in Smith Co. TN107.  He married unk Mrs. Rowland. 

Notes for David Rowland:
In addition to his son, Jefferson, David Rowland's children included sons Robert and George,
and daughters Ann, Patsy, Elizabeth and Sally.  All information about this family is courtesy of David Johnson.

    David Rowland Will

                      (Transcribed from the original by David Johnson)

Smith Co., Tn.   Will Book 3,  pages, 199- 202  December Term Court Court 1838

I David Rowland Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound
mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner
and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Daw
one dollar in addition to what I have heretofor given her, and she is to have no more of
my estate either real or personal.

Item. After paying all of my just debts I give and bequeath unto the rest of my beloved
children sons and daughters all my estate both real personal & mined to be equally
divided among them share and share alike after making them equal with what I have
 heretofor advanced to them or may hereafter advanced to them in my life time A
Memorandum of which advancements I have correctly kept in a memorandum book,
which I now refer to and adopt as part of this my last Will and Testament. Said
Memorandum book has the following words written on tno of its pages, with my signature,
and bearing the same date of this instrument ("adopted as part of my last Will and Testament")
After they are made equal in the advancements referred to in said memorandum book, then
the balance of my whole estate to be divided equally among (in other words) I mean that after
paying my just debts and one dollar to my daughter Ann Daw, as above, I give and bequeath
to the rest of my sons and daughters all the balance of my estate real and personal and mined,
including all advancements to them as exhibited in said Memorandum book referred to above
to be equally divided among share and share alike.

Item. As my son Robert is now afflicted with the palsey and is unable to labour it is my will and
 desire, and I so devise that if the share that shall fall to him on an equal division as before
provided shall be found to be insuffucient to support him comfortably during his life time, in that
case he is to have support out of the shares of my other children (Ann Daw excepted) to support
 him comfortably so long as he shall live.

Lastly I do appoint my beloved friend James D. Smith sole executor of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of June in the year of Our Lord 1834

Signed sealed Published & declared by the above David Rowland to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator

Before signing sealing and publishing I said David Rowland make the following and further device. It is my will and desire that my grandson David Ford now living in my family, should he live to the age of  twenty one years I give and bequeath to him and his heirs forever my negro boy Henry about 6 or 7 years of age, but should said David Ford not live to the age of twenty one years then said Boy Henry is to belong to my children as above divised.

David Rowland

John G. Park
And. Allison
Samuel P. Howard


Note: Information based on research of David Johnson.
   
Children of David Rowland and unk Rowland are:
+    71    i.     Jefferson4 Rowland, born ca. 1805 in TN.
     72    ii.    Robert Rowland, born ca. 1807 in TN.
+   73    iii.    George Rowland, born ca. 1818 in TN.
     74    iv.    Benjamin Rowland.
     75    v.    Ann Rowland.
     76    vi.    Patsy Rowland.
     77    vii.   Elizabeth Rowland.
     78    viii.  Sally Rowland.



   28.  John3 Rowland (George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1768 in Guilford Co. NC, and died ca. May 1821 in Sumner Co. TN108.

Notes for John Rowland:  Courtesy of David Johnson:-
A deed in Smith Co., Tn. Deed Book C, page 332 states that John Rowland had become a resident of Sumner Co., Tn. Looking at the property tax lists for 1817, 1819, and 1821 John had 540 acres on G Creek . In 1822 the property tax entry for him says "John Rowland heirs". Looking then for a will for John Rowland in Sumner Co., Tn. I found one in Will Book 1, page 332, and the administrator is again "my brother David Rowland".

      Will of John Rowland

           Sumner Co., Tn. Will Book 1, page 332
            (Transcribed from the original by David Johnson)
)

February 13, 1821

In the name of the Great first One of all things I John Rowland being in a low and lingering situation of body though in sound mind and memory and also knowing that
death is as certain and as necessary as life, do publish this to the world as my last will
and Testament which is as follows viz I will that all my property be equally divided
among my family; and such of my children as have not been schooled shall be educated
at the expense of the common stock. I have one daughter married which I suppose has
had her full share. If it is thought not begun a sure calculation, she must have it made equal to my other children out of the property I now possess. It is my desire that my
friend and neighbour William Locke Alexander and my brother David Rowland do
execute this my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
my seal 13th day of Feby in the year 1821.

Signed and sealed in the presence of

                                                            John Rowland (seal) [at right side of page]

John Stubblefield
Moses Lanson [Lawson]
Allen Green [sp? surname hard to read- starts with “G”]

State of Tennessee Sumner County Court May Term 1821
The last will and Testament of John Rowland dec was produced in Court and the same was
proved in due form by the oaths John Stubblefield and Moses Lawson Subscribing witnesses
thereto and on motion said will and Testament is ordered to be recorded- whereupon Wm L
Alexander Executor as named in said will and Testament appeared in Court and qualified as
such, by taking the oath prescribed by Law and together with John Stubblefield and Moses
Lawson his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty
of five thousand dollars Conditioned as the Law directs


Sumner County, Tn. Chancery Court case #6620
August 11, 1825
State of Tennessee
Sumner County

To the worshipful County Court of Sumner now sitting; Your Petition
One Wyatt & Matilda Dalton would show unto your worship that John Roland departed this life
on the [blank] day of [blank] having children, the said Matilda being one of them & that she has intermarried with the said Dalton.Your Petitioner would show that the said John Roland died seized &
possessed of a tract of land,
Containing between 500 & 640 acres lying in Sumner County adjoining the Smith County line upon the waters of Goose Creek whereon the widow of said Roland now resides,
Your Petitioner would show that by the will of said John Roland Dc’d he willed and bequeathed said tract of land to be equally divided among his children. Your Petitioner therefore pray your worship
to appoint commossioners to divide lay off and set apart to your Petitioners that part of said tract of
land to which they are entitled under said will, that they divide all the property according to the will & that they report to next Court and your Petitioner
as in duty bound will ever pray

Augst 11th 1825
Wyatt Dalton
Matilda Dalton

**********

Sumner Co., Tn. Chancery Court case # 8726

A Tennessee
October 20, 1829

To the worshipful chairman of the County Court Sumner County & the other members of the Court

We respectfully state to your worship that we are the children of John Roland deceased of Sumner County
and are consequently entitled to a part of his Estate. We respectfully solicit your worship to appoint us
a guardian during our minority. We unanimously, freely, and voluntarily and of our own accord make choice
of our brother John Roland as guardian. We are advised that the common practice is for the applicant to appear in open court & make his her or their wish known in person but we state that it is
wholly out of our power to be there by the commencement of your [torn] Court, and we presume it is not matter how the Court obtains the information of our wish so that such information can be relied on. Should
any additional information on this subject be required by your worshipful Court, it can be obtained from
our brother James Roland, the bearer of this letter who will state upon oath or otherwise, that to the best
of his knowledge and belief we have given correct information as to our choice of a guardian.
In conclusion we state to your worship that it is important to us on many accounts that the appointment
should be made at the present session of the court.

Respectfully

Susan Rowland
Malinda Rowland
Teresa Rowland mark X

   
Children of John Rowland are:
    79    i.     James4 Rowland, born 24 September 1795 in N.C.                                                    
    80    ii.    John Rowland, born Bet. 1790 - 1815.
    81    iii.   Matilda Rowland, born Bet. 1790 - 1815.
   Married: Bef. February 1821, Wyatt Dalton
    82    iv.    Susan Rowland, born Bet. 1790 - 1815.
    83    v.     Malinda Rowland, born Bet. 1790 - 1815.
    84    vi.    Teresa Rowland, born Bet. 1790 - 1815.
 


    29.  James (George)3 Rowland (George2, Robert1) born 1760(or earlier), in Augusta Co. VA., and died Bet. 1784 - 1795 in Smith Co. TN (?).

Tennessee Land Warrants Vol. 4, Part 2, A. B. Pruitt, self published 1999.
Item 1383: “file 962. James Rowland 640 ac; military warrant #1204 issued Sept 20, 1784 to James Rowland “dec’d”;  (on back) blank space with A Lytle’s signature; surveyed Oct 10, 1786 for James Rowland by Jas Sanders; Matthew  Kincannon & Robert “Looner”, chain carriers; grant # 979 issued May 18 1789"

Kevin West: Sumner County on the TNGenWeb site:
Record of the Tax, Paid for the paying of, the Militia employed in cutting the road and
escorting families from the town and of Clinch Mountain to the Cumberland Settlements
August 25th 1789: Rowland, James

This would seem to indicate that the elder James Rowland, son of George Rowland, Sr.,
was in the Sumner (Smith) county area as late as 1789. If this is the case, then he couldn't
have died in 1784. The "dec'd" on the back of the land warrant  found could have been
put on the file at a latter date to update his file status. 

More About James (George) Rowland:
Died 2: 1784, Notation of "Decd" in pension book indicates may have died bef. 1784.


    31.   Robert (Russell)3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) born 11 May 1769 in Botetourt Co. VA; died September 1800 in Botetourt County, VA63.  He married Tabitha White (unverified)64,65 12 August 1790 in
  Bedford Co. VA66;  born ca. 1770.
 
Notes for Robert (Russell) Rowland:
Patte Wood: On 12 Aug 1790 Robert married Taby WHITE,
daughter of Stephen WHITE, in Bedford Co., VA. 


Index to Wills and Administrations: CATALOG CARD (Library of Virginia)

NAME  Rowland, Robert. 
DATE  1800 
SOURCE  Will Book A, 1770-1801 (Reel 20) 
 p. 541-542. Inv. & Appr. rec. Dec. 1800. 
NOTE  Part of index to Botetourt County Wills and Administrations (1770 - 1800) 
PLACE  Botetourt County (Va.) 
FORM  Estate inventories. aat. 
COLLECTION  Virginia wills and administrations. 

Inventory of Estate of Robert Rowland
Dec. 10, 1800
By: Martin McFerren, Joseph Kyle, James McFerson
Recorded Dec. 1800
Teste: H. Bowyer CBC

 
Robert Rowland, son of Thomas and Martha Rowland, owned a powder mill (assumed to be black powder, i.e. gunpowder)  and made powder on order. It appears  that a powder order, made before Robert's death in September 1800, had not been fulfilled.  In addition, there was some unpleasantness between the Rowlands and the Rev. Gray having to do with charges for a funeral service --presumedly for Robert -- and the following exerpts from court records detail, but do not fully explain, some of the arguments presented in the suit brought by Rev. Gray. 

 CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA;
Vol 2, pp 42-51 - pg 43 Gray vs. Rowland--Papers, April, 1813. From District Court . . . .  Suit originally brought in County Court, Botetourt, November, 1804. Removed from Monroe Circuit Court to Staunton by  writ from General Court. . . .Rev. Saml. Gray vs. Thomas Rowland, admr. of Robt. Rowland. Part
of the account sued on is, viz: To attending the interment, writing an eulogium and preaching a
funeral sermon, £900. George Rowland's deposition, Madison County, Kentucky, 13th January, 1806;
brother of Robert, 18th September, 1801; was a few days before Robert's death. Mr. Gray had a
relation--Mr Miller of Tennessee. Robert Lindsey is about to remove to Kentucky, 16th September,
 1809. From Rockbridge. Joseph Allen, ditto.

. . . .  This suit was founded on a contract by Gray to purchase 500 pounds of powder from Rowland, and it was charged that the powder was made and stored and subject to Gray's order for several years before Robert's death;  a few days before Robert's death it was feloniously stolen and the impression was that it was in possession of the negroes at the negro insurrection in Richmond, about 1800.  John Cartmill deposes that Gray's reputation is that he is a dissipated character.
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Marriage Notes for Robert Rowland and Tabitha (unverified as son of Thomas Rowland):
Robert Rowland
Spouse:    Tabitha Taby White
Parents:    Thomas   Rowland , Mary   Russell 
Birth Place:    VA
Birth Date:    1771
Marriage Place:  Bedford Co, VA
Marriage Date:   9 August 1790  (may be date of bond)



    32.  George (Russell)3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 13 August 1770 in Botetourt Co. VA109, and died Bef. 1840 in Jessamine Co. KY (?)110,111.  He married Jemima Goggins112 01 March 1804 in Madison Co. KY.  She was born ca. 1785 in KY113, and died Aft. 1860 in Jessamine Co.,  KY114.

Notes for George (Russell) Rowland:
Named in father's will: To my son George and his heirs...  one thousand acres of my land in the State of Kentucky, Jessamine County, waters of Kentucky & elsewhere a part of which he now lives on.

Named in property settlement of Joel Rowland Feb 2, 1840;
"Heirs of George Rowland" named in settlement of Silas Rowland
division of land March 1843,

More About George (Russell) Rowland:
Deposition: 13 January 1806,  Is present in  Madison County, Kentucky.115


1850 KY Jessamine Dst 2
 HH 68 Rowland, Thos 45 waggonmaker, wife E.J. 37, dau.14.
 HH 69 Rowland, John 40 waggonmaker, wife M.J. 33, 6 children 1-10. + Rowland male 11, not son.
 HH 72  Rowland, Jemima 65  3000 KY,   Rowland, Wm. 25 farmer
HH 237 Rowland, Robt G. 39 School Teacher Martha A. 38, Mary E. 13, ___L. 12,
Martha J. 9, Geo.W. 7, Patterson, John 63 farmer 6000, Anney (Nansy?) 59, 3 Patterson sons.


1860 Ky Jessamine Dst 1 Nickolasville
HH 16  John Rowland 52 waggon maker 5500 2000 Ky
            Mary P 16, George 17, Lucretia 13, Nancy 11, Jemimie(?) 7, Emma B 8, William 6.
HH 17 Jemima Rowland 74  5000 6000, Elizabeth 43  3000 600, Inv ? 24 farmer -- 600, Edwin 14, Mary C 9.

1870 Ky Jessamine Dst 5
HH 203  Rowland, Thos 65 Wagon maker 2000,  Jane 58.  
HH 174 Rowland, Jno 62 farmer 4000 1500, Mary 26, Lucretia 24, Emma 18, William 15
HH 175 Rowland, George 28 farm hand 500  800, Maggie 24, John 4, Annie 3, Joseph 1.
           Patterson, Lucrecia  Domestic Service

1880  Ky   Jessamine   Lee   District 109
HH 305 John Jewell 67 and wife Mary 45.
            Thomas  Rowland 75 Uncle    KY   VA   KY
HH 308 Rowland, George 38, Sarah M 35, John P 13, Annie E 12, Joseph W. 10, Charley A 7,
            Robert W. 2, Emma B. 11 mo.
            [bottom line crossed out; appears to ave read Hart/Rowl John  82 father  Blacksmith]
            [Next page]
            Rowland John 73 Father Widower border, Rowland John W 25 Brotherinlaw(?)  Single laborer


   
Children of George Rowland and Jemima Goggins are:
    86    i.    Thomas4 Rowland, born ca. 1805 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1880 in Jessamine Co.,  KY.
    87    ii.    John Rowland116, born ca. 1808 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1880 in Jessamine Co.,  KY.

More About John Rowland:
Residence: 1860, District 1, Jessamine, Kentucky116

    88    iii.    Robert G. Rowland117, born 1811 in Kentucky118.  He married Martha (Patterson?)
                    ca. 1836 in Jessamine Co. KY; born in KY.

More About Robert G. Rowland:
Residence 1: 01 June 1840, Jessamine, Kentucky119
Residence 2: 1850, District 2, Jessamine, Kentucky120

Marriage Notes for Robert Rowland and Martha (Patterson?):

1850 Census Jessamine Co. KY
HH 237 Rowland, Robt G. 39 School Teacher Martha A. 38, Mary E. 13, ___L. 12,
Martha J. 9, Geo.W. 7, Patterson, John 63 farmer 6000, Anney (Nansy?) 59, 3 Patterson sons.


    89    iv.    William Rowland, born 1825 in Kentucky121; died Aft. 1850.

More About William Rowland:
  Census 1850, Living with mother in Jessamine Co.122

    90    v.    Daughters (3) Rowland, born Bet. 1810 - 1830 in Kentucky.




    33.  Mildred Marie3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 11 July 1771 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and
died 02 January 1844 in Rockbridge Co. VA (?)123.  She married Joseph Gilmore, Sr.124 09 November 1805 in Botetourt Co. VA125,126, son of James Gilmore and Martha Dennison.  He was born 1759 in Rockbridge Co. VA, and died 19 January 1830 in Rockbridge Co. VA127.

 
Marriage Notes for Mildred Rowland and Joseph Gilmore:
In the 1903 Paxton book, We Are One, pg 257, it's reported that  milly's father was 
David Rowland.  This is in error, as the marriage bond dated November 19, 1805 
for Milly and Joseph proves.   The bond was entered into at the Botetourt Courthouse
 by Joseph Gilmore and David  Rowland, Milly's brother, 

         ". . . for the soon to be solemnized marriage of the above Joseph Gilmore and
          Mildred Rowland,   the daughter of Col. Thomas Rowland of  Botetourt Co."

     Attached to the bond is a certification also dated November 19, 1805 which reads,

            "This is to certify that I have given my permission for my Daughter Milly to
              __marry with Jos. Gilmore. Given under my hand this 19th day of Nov 1805.
                                                                      (signed) Tho'S. Rowland"

A certified copy of the marriage bond made by Joseph Gilmore and David Rowland
and the attached Consent signed by Thomas Rowland is on file.
                                                            
When Milly married Joseph Gilmore in 1805, she became the stepmother of his four small children with his first wife, Susannah Paxton Gilmore, who had died in 1800.  When Milly's stepdaughter, Mary "Polly" Gilmore grew up, she  married Milly's younger brother Jesse Rowland, and became Milly's sister-in-law.  

Along with his brother William,  Joseph Gilmore had inherited the home property of their father, James Gilmore, Sr.  Later he bought out William's interest and became the sole owner of Sydney/Sidney Vale. This is the plantation on the south side of the James where several generations of Rowlands and Gilmore children were born.   It remained in the family until December 1913.

Property Taxes 1773 Rockbridge
John Gilmore, Esq.         1-0-3-8-21     SLAVES: Robt., Lewis, Soloman
Joseph Gilmore              2-6-2-19-37     TITH:  William Gilmore     SLAVES:
          Bob,Pegg, Charles, Sprig, Cate, Stilran, Mansar     One Ordinary
          License Estate of Jas. Gilmore dec'd.
John Gilmore                  1-0-0-4-7
James Gilmore, Esq.      1-1-3-10-18     SLAVES: Pheabe, Lucy, Sam, Will
John Gilmore (James' son)                   1-0-0-4-8

            
Joseph was a man of promience in Rockbridge County, holding several county offices.
He died Tuesday, January 19, 1830 at 6 A.M., aged 71 years.
(Source: J.W. Wheatley, genealogy papers ca. 1912)

                                                    
       Will of Joseph Gilmore    
      
 December 6, 1828  Rockbridge Co., Will Bk. 6, p. 442, 443
  Abstract by Joanne Kartak   (Copy of original on file] 

 I Joseph Gilmore of Rockbridge . . . . my beloved wife Mildred Gilmore
shall have one third of the Sidneyvale Tract of Land during life, and one
Third of all the negroes not willed to some of the heirs hereafter exprest
& a Third of all the personal property belonging to said Farm at my death
during life. . . . .to my two sons Madison Gilmore and James Gilmore, all the
tracts of land bought of William Rowland which Madison now lives on and the
 negroes Amey, Flemin, Pat, Isaac and six children  equally divided between
them. . . . to heirs of my son, Paxton Gilmore, the tract of Land and Mill bought
of John Miller & a Negro boy Dave, a cooper by trade  . . . . to my Daughter
Polly Rowland-  Maria (p.443) Teash and their children and a boy Jerry got of
Thos Rowland estate, and four hundred dollars out of a Legacy to be received
from Wm. Paxton Heirs . . . .  to Daughter Eliza Gilmore the negroes Katy and
her increase and a girl Lucy got from Rowlands estate a Horse & saddle, some
Bed and bedding and six hundred dollars from the estate of Thomas Rowland
. . . . to my Two sons Thomas and Joseph Gilmore, the Sidneyvale Tract of Land
at their Mother's death, and all the negroes & personal property not otherwise
disposed of. . . .  if any money or bonds are left Mildred Gilmore is to receive one
third and the blance to be equally divided with Eliza,Thomas and Joseph Gilmores
. . . . if any of the Legatees should die without lawful issue that their part be equally
divided among their Brothers & sisters. . . . my Two sons Madison and Paxton Gilmore
and William Humes my Executors of this my last will and testament. . .
sixth of Decbr 1828.
                                       (Signed)   J. Gilmore      seal
 
Atest:  James Reed, Matthew H. Houston, Wm. Houston, Jo. Cloyd, Thomas Cross. 


Settlement of Joseph's estate 13 Sep 1844 Rockbridge Will Bk. 10, pp. 40-46
 [Courtesy of Freda Strampe]

Madison Gilmore, (executor) Wm. Humes [son-in-law]  and James Gilmore (heirs)
requested to settle the accounts of Joseph Gilmore, deceased.  This was the third attempt
at settlement of Joseph's estate.  In March 1838 the settlement then made was based upon
a settlement previously made by other commissioners without reference to the will of the
Testator.  The first settlement being wrong in principal intitiated the second; the second was
therefore not returned to court and was withdrawn.

A son of Joseph Gilmore named Thomas R. Gilmore, was deceased and intestate
at the time of the settlement; therefore, the balance of the estate owed to 
Thomas was distributed to his mother, brothers and sisters, according to the
law of descent.
The settlement lists  the legatees of Thomas R. Gilmore:
Mildred Gilmore, his mother.
Eliza Hume, whole blood sister
Joseph Gilmore, whole blood brother
Madison Gilmore, half blood
Paxton Gilmore, the same
James Gilmore, the same
Polly Rowland Layne, the same.  [This is Mary Polly Gilmore, whose first husband was
Jesse Rowland, brother of Joseph Gilmore's second wife, Mildred. jmk)

Mildred has also died by the time of the settlement; thence, her legacy goes
to Eliza Hume and Joseph Gilmore, her two remaining children by Joseph Gilmore. 
                                                                          
                                                              +++++++

Susannah Paxton-- first wife of Joseph-- and not Milly, is named on the Gilmore
headstone in High Bridge Cemetery.   It is assumed that the stone was installed
on the order of children from Joseph's first marrige.


After Joseph Gilmore's first wife, Susannah Paxton, died in 1800, she left him with 4 small children, one of whom was Mary "Polly" Gilmore, b 1799.  When Joseph married Milly Rowland in 1805, Milly became the stepmom of these kids, all of whom were under 9 yrs old. 

 Now it gets interesting:  When Mary "Polly" grew up, she married Milly's younger brother, Jessie Rowland, and became her step-mom's sister-in-law.   She later  became the mother of Robert Madison Rowland, Allie Rowland Humes' father.  After Jesse's death, Mary "Polly" married   Joe Layne. 
 
What it all means is that my grandmother Julia Humes and the other children of Ed and Allie Rowland Humes are 3/4th Gilmore!  Their 4 grandparents being:  Robert Rowland, grandson of Joseph Gilmore ; Rebecca Lackey, granddaughter of Isabelle Gilmore Lackey;  Eliza Gilmore, daughter of Joseph Gilmore; and Wm Humes.  There are also double lines to Thomas Rowland, through his daughter Milly and son Jesse.  Is  this what was meant by kissing cousins? 

More About Joseph Gilmore, Sr.:
Burial: High Bridge Cemetery128

Mildred and her children,  Eliza and Joseph, were among the last descendants of the estate
left by her father Thomas, and possed on by her in the wills of her brothers Joel and Silas. 
   

Children of Mildred Rowland and Joseph Gilmore are:
+    91    i.    Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, born 03 May 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 13 October 1860 in Missouri.
      92  ii.    Thomas Rowland Gilmore129, born 06 April 1810 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 04 March 1838 in
                    Lexington, VA130,131.

Notes for Thomas Rowland Gilmore:
From French's notes:
Gilmore, Thos R. Lawyer
b on Kerr's Creek,  Rockbridge Co.
1811. Grad. Wash Coll. 1832-33
Grad. BL. Uof VA. 1836, and
__ ahead his profession with Income (?)

+    93    iii.    Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt., born 29 Aug 1812; died 16 Feb 1863 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA.
      94    iv.    William Gilmore132, born 12 Nov 1814; died 02 February 1818 in Rockbridge Co. VA.


More about the Gilmore family


34. Elizabeth "Betsy" 3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) born 04 July 1775 in Botetourt Co. VA.69   She was not named in father's will, and it's probable she died before it was written in Decemeber of 1813.  She married Robert Stuart 20 February 1810 in Botetourt County, VA70,71; born ca. 1772.

Notes for Robert Stuart:
From - http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/e/s/v/Terence-G-Esvelt
Robert Stuart (son of Thomas Stuart and Elizabeth Moore).  "settled in Botetourt Co."

From George West Diehl, "Rockbridge Notebook," undated manuscript, p.8:
"Robert Stuart married into the Rowland family which had settled on Looney's Creek
and Spreading Springs branch in present-day Botetourt; within a few years, the young
couple was seated in Southwest Virginia."

CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH IRISH IN VIRGINIA, Vol. I,
page 537:  File No. 927.--Stuart vs. Black. Robert Stuart complains that Samuel and
James Black claim his land. Robert is son of Thomas Stuart, who received
conveyance from Beverley, 1st March, 1749. Beverley conveyed to John
Black, ancestor of defendants, 30th May, 1749. . . . John Black, aged 45 years, deposes,
16th November, 1801, at house of John Black in Montgomery County: Is son to Samuel Black. Deponent and Robert Stuart attended I. Cunningham's school.



    36.  William (Russell)3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 08 November 1776 in Botetourt Co. VA133.  He disappeared while on a trip in 1824, and it is assumed he was murdered for his cash (see note below).  He married Sarah "Sally" Wood 02 September 1819 in Botetourt Co. VA134,135, daughter of Joseph Wood and Martha Epperson.  She was born 01 June 1783 in Botetourt Co. VA136,137, and died 13 April 1856 in Botetourt Co. VA138,139,140.

Notes for William (Russell) Rowland:
The following information is from Patte Wood:

William Rowland disappeared on a land buying trip to Pochahontas County
abt 1824.  The family searched for him but he was never found.  He had
on him a large sum of money with which to purchase some land.  He was
later declared dead and his estate divided intestate as below.

There is more to the disappearance of William Rowland:   Sally's brother Edward (Wood)
sued her for expenses he incurred while looking for William and there was other litigation
around this, so the disappearance is well documented.  Edward also sued his maiden sister
Ann for the keep of her slaves. There was a falling-out and Edward moved to Bath County
with Thomas then assigned as her guardian.

Botetourt January Court 1827
In Obedience of an Order of Botetourt Court we the undersigned have
divided the Negroes of the late William Rowland between Sarah Rowland
widow of the said William Rowland, Elizabeth & William Robert Rowland
the children and legal heirs of the said William Rowland deceased &
submit the following report viz.
To Sarah Rowland we allot Hetty Claibourne Jery and Mary and to William
Robert Rowland her son thirty Dollars within five years from time .. To
Elizabeth Rowland we allot Fanny Randle Harry Matilda.  To William
Robert Rowland we allot Phebe Thornton Schedrich Sharlotte Jane & Aley
& to receive from Sarah Rowland thirty Dollars within five years from
this time - This 2nd day of January 1827.
George Poage
Madison Gilmore
John Shirkey

Botetourt September Court 1827
This report of the division of the Slaves of William Rowland Dec'd
among the heirs & was returned to Court and ordered to be reocrded
A Copy teste F. Woltz DC
Recorded in Will Book D Page 397, Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office

Estate of William Rowland administered by Charles Beale, Silas Rowland,
and Edward Wood, 1826.  Mentioned in accounts are:  James Wood Bond,
Madison Gilmore note, and John Stull by cash, Jessy Rowland.  Accounts
are signed by James S. Wood M. C.

Settlement of Estate of William Rowland
Charles Beale, Silas Rowland & Edward Woods admins of William Rowland, Dec'd.

To the Estate of said Dec'd.
To the amount of property sold at the sale of Intestates personal
estate as pr sale Bills  $1013.34 3/4
To amount of Cash on hand at Intestate Death  152.11 1/2
To Balance on Thomas & Saml Wilson's Bond to Intestate with interest up
to March 1824 as per Inventory  72.00
To Thomas Wilson's Bond to Intestate payable on the 7th June 1817  115.00
To Peter Keslers note to Intestate due October 3rd 1823  3.75
To James Woods Bond to Intestate due the 30th October 1824  50.00
To William Martins note to Intestate due 7th June 1817  4.50
To Brown Jenks note to Intestate due October 1823  26.00
To Ballance on Adam Moris note to Intestate with Interest up to July 1823  6.75
To James Rogers note to Intestate due 30th Septem. 1823  5.29
To Peter Deshers order on Madison Gilmore accepted  8.37
To Allen Moyers agreement for the delivery of a new waggon which was
delivered and sold for $114
To James Woods recpt due Intestate setld & note taken for $9.66 2/3
To Cash rec'd for one dry hide not sold at the sale  1.62 1/2
To Madison Gilmores note taken for ballance due Intestate on settlement with ? 244.19 3/4
To Thomas D Adkinsons note due Intestate  43.00
By Cash per John Stulls proven recept  No. 1  3.29
By Cash Thomas Wilson on settlement  No. 2 11.8


To amount of debts brought over
To amount of credit brought over  $14.37
By amt per Thomas Wilson$189 in the two Bonds one $72 the other $15
charged above it appearing on settlement with said Wilson that he had
rects agains them as appears from voucher No. 2  $187.00
By Cash pd John Shirkeys proven recpt  1.15
By ditto Nicholas Shirkey's ditto  3.17
By ditto widdow of Intestate for her own use  17.62 1/2
By ditto Brown Jenks in part of land purchased by Intestate  151.00
By Cash pd Sheriff Tickett  .50
By ditto printer for advertising sale  2.00
By ditto William Morress recpt  22.9
By ditto Allen Morris proven recpt 16.13
By ditto Jessy Rowland ditto 92.63
By ditto Execution in favour of Melon  40.00
By dito ditto ditto James S. Wahond?  40.
By ditto Brown Jenks in part of Land purchased by Intestate  150.00
By Cash pd Execution in favour of Malone  14.9
By ditto Clerks Tickett  4.72
By ditto ditto ditto 3.29
By ditto Sheriff for Taxes  9.22
By ditto Surveyor Tickett  16 72 1/2
By ditto Balance Extr in favour of Jas S. Wahond? 28.5 8/4

Balance due Estate
Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Botetourt made the May Term
1826 directing that the acpts of Silas Rowland, Charles Beale, and
Edward Woods administrators of William Rowland Dec'd be refered to the
master commissioner for statement and settlement and that he make
report thereoff to Court, I have met said Silas the acting admins and
have taken the foregoing acpt  I find that the whole of the personal
Estate of Intestate arising from the sale from Bonds & acpts due him at
the time of his death amounted to the sum of $1869 65/100 as a
apperance to the debt side of the foregoing acpt will more fully show
of which last afforesaid sum I find that said admst has collected and
paid out to the creditors of Intestates the same $814 76/100 as will
appear from the credit side of the foregoing acpt & the vouchers there
refered to leaving a Ballance yet to Collect and further administered
of $1054 88 1/2 as appears at the foot of the foregoing acpts all which
I certify & submit.
Septem 1st 1826, James S. Wood M,C,
I have been imployed in taken the foregoing acpt and reporting thereon
about 7 Hours & 4/6  $5.25

At  Botetourt September Court 1826
This Statement & Settlement of the ? of Silas Rowland, Charles Beale, &
Edward Wood admin of Wm Roland dec'd were returned to Cout & ordered to
be recorded.

A copy teste  H W. Bowyer  DC
[Will Book D Page 303 Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office]
Disappeared on trip to Pochahontas County to buy land.


Notes for Sarah Wood:
Patte Wood:
Sarah "Sally" WOOD, daughter of Joseph
WOODS (1744-1816) & Martha EPPERSON (ca1745-~1805), in Botetourt Co.
VA,.  Sarah "Sally" was born on 1 Jun 1783. Sarah "Sally" died
in Fincastle, Botetourt County, VA, in Jul 1856.  Will was
probated on 4 Jul 1856 in Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA.

       Sarah's will and the settlement of her estate are full of information .

 Will of Sarah Wood Rowland probated 1856

In the name of God, Amen.
I, Sarah Rowland, being of sound, and disposing memory; and being
conscious of the uncertainty of human life, do make and constitute this
my last will and Testament.  First, I commit my soul to God who gave
it, in hopes of a happy immortality.  I give and bequeath my property
as follows to wit:
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Eliza Davis and her children, the
following Negro Slaves, and their future increast to wit.  Charlotte,
Issac, George Washington, Samuel, George, Edmund, Henry, Martha, &
Sarah.  I give and bequeath unto my Grandson David Robert Rowland, my
negro girl Julia and her future increase and my negro boy Charles; I
having heretofore in the lifetime of my son William Robert Rowland,
advanced to him in cash, and paid for him debts, to an amount, which
where added to the two slaves herein bequeathed to my said Grandson
will make an amount equal to the legacy herein bequeathed to my
Daughter Eliza G. Davis and her children, and in the event that my said
Grandson David Robert Rowland should depart this life before he arrives
at the age of twenty one years or is the Father of a child or children,
then it is my will that the slaves hereby bequeathed him and their
future increase, shall revert to my said Daughter Eliza G. Davis and
her children.  Lastly I hereby appoint William S. Davis, Executor of
this my last will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this 10th day of May 1853.
            her
Sarah    X   Rowland
           mark

Witnessed in the presence of & at the request of Sarah Rowland as her
last will and testament.
George W. Wilson
John A. McCluer
Mary C. McCluer

Botetourt County July Court 1856
This instrument of writing reporting to be the last will and testament
of Sarah Rowland dec'd was this day exhibited in said Court and proved
by the oath of George W. Wilson and John A. McCluer subscribing
witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Teste, F. Wolz, clk.

In the presence of an order of the County Court of Botetourt County
made at the January Term Thereof 1862 appointing the undersigned as
commissioners to divide the slaves of the estate of Sarah Rowland
deceased among the children of Eliza G. Davis Deceased who was the wife
of William S. Davis who is the Guardian of said children your
commissioners met at the residence of said Wm S. Davis & proceeded to
discharge the duties assigned to them & finding that their were only
five slaves remaining to be divided among eight children of said Eliza
G. Davis dec'd for all of whom the said Wm S. Davis is the guardian &
father & it being stated by said W. S. Davis that a part of the Slaves
of Sarah Rowland Dec'd had been sold by the discretion of the Testatrix
subsequent to the date & execution of the last will & testament of said
Sarah Rowland & that the sum of twenty six hundred Dollars had been
received for such slaves as had been sold and was then in the hands of
said Guardian for distribution among his wards  and it further
appearing that Sarah Rowland by her will desired her slaves to said
Eliza G. Davis & her children & said Eliza G. Davis having died
subsequently William S. Davis the husband of said Eliza G. Davis would
have been entitled to an interest in said Slaves & money in Rights of
his deceased Wife He however waived & relinquished all claims &
interest he might have to any of said slaves and money in Right of his
wife in favor of his children & wards & wishing the whole matter to be
divided & finally settled up requested us to divide the money on hand
to be included in this division which made the division more easy &
equitable the order of Court referred to does not include the money
part of the estate but your commissioners ask the court to confirm this
report which will can & remedy the deficit in the order of Court which
is hereby returned.
We therefore make allotments of the Slaves & Money as follows:
To Mary E. Robinson formerly Mary E. Davis the Slave named George 27
years old & valued at $723.00, also in money the sum of $36.37.
To James R. Davis a slave named George 16 years old and valued at the
sume of $613.00, also in money the sum of $146.37.
To Sarah E. Davis the slave named Charlie 12 years old and valued at
the sum of $477.00, also in money the sum of $282.37
To Lucy E. Davis the slave named Isaac 34 years old and valued at the
sum of $598.00, also in money the sum of $161.37
To Josiah P. Davis the slave named Samuel (shoemaker) 21 years old and
valued at the sum of $964.00, by Josiah P. Davis paying to Eliza V.
Davis the sum of $204.63
To Eliza V. Davis debt due to her by Josiah P. Davis $204.63, also in
money the sum of $554.74
To Ora L. Davis in money the sum of $759.37
To Mariah W. Davis in money the sum of $759.37

Amount divided by slaves & money $6074.96  All of which is respectfully
submitted given under our hands the 15th day of January 1862.
O. Calaghan
John A. ?

John Ammen

At Botetourt March Court 1862
This report of the division of the slaves and money of Sarah Rowland
Dec'd among the heirs entitled thereto was this day exhibited in Court
and ordered to be recorded.
Teste F. Woltz Clk

Recorded in Will Book K Page 611, Botetourt County Circuit Court
Clerk's Office.

More About Sarah Wood:
Burial: April 1856, Rowland Burial Ground141

Marriage Notes for William Rowland and Sarah Wood:
Vogt and Kethley report a marriage of Sarah Wood to William Rowland, 3
October 1819.  Consent on certificate is James M. Wood in Botetourt Co.
VA. who attests that Sarah Wood is over 21. This would put her dob
ca. 1798 or earlier. 

   
Children of William Rowland and Sarah Wood are:
+    95    i.    Elizabeth "Eliza" G.4 Rowland, born February 1820 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 19 May 1859 in
                    Botetourt Co. VA.
+    96    ii.   William Robert Rowland, born ca. 1822 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 01 April 1853 in Fincastle, VA.




    37.  David (Russell)3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)142 was born 03 November 1778 in Botetourt Co. VA143, and died Bef. February 1830 in Botetourt Co. VA144.  He married (1) Elizabeth Hite Jordan145,146
 03 June 1811 in Botetourt County, VA147, daughter of John Jordan and Catherine.  She was born ca. 1780 in Virginia, and died 22 December 1823 in Botetourt Co. VA148.  He married (2) Judith Wilson 15 September 1825 in Botetourt County, VA149.  She was born ca. 1793 in Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1860.

Notes for David (Russell) Rowland:
Botetourt County
Rowland, David, assignee of Thos. Sewell.
   Publication     1 July 1817.
Description: 26 acres on Purgatory Creek, a branch of James River. 

30 April 1818-... and David Rowland Magistrates of County of Botetourt State of
Virginia do hereby certify that William Gilmore party to the written conveyance
hath duly acknowledged the same before us on the 30 day of April in the year
one thousand Eight hundred & Eighteen

Publication    1 December 1818. 
   Description: 27 acres on  Purgetory Creek,  a branch of James River. 
   Source: Land Office Grants No. 68, 1819, p. 49 (Reel 134).  LVA

January 1822- Justice of the Peace, Botetourt Co. VA.

va/botetourt/wills/willbk:  I lastly constitute and appoint Capt. David Rowland
of Pattonsburg to be the executive of my estate. . . . Signed, David Smith

More About David (Russell) Rowland:
Resided: 1826, Pattonsburg, VA150
Spouse: 30 May 1811, Elizabeth H. Jordan, daughter of John, of Rockbridge, VA.151

Marriage Notes for David Rowland and Elizabeth Jordan:
(Botetourt Co Will Bk. F, pg 206; 15 Feb 1840.) In the estate settlement of the unmarried
sons of Thomas Rowland, property was divided among their siblings and siblings' children.
Catherine and Elizabeth Rowland and Samuel R. Houston (widower of Mary Russell Rowland)
are consistantly referred to in a group, and shared divisions of property.  and it is assumed
they are the children & son-in-law of the same son of Thomas and Mary Russell Rowland. 
In spite of Samuel Houston's  writing in the Houston Family History that his wife had been
the "2nd daughter of  Col. Wm Rowland of Pattonsburg,"  evidence points to David and not William
as her father.   Since Samuel Houston married Mary Russell  Rowland after her father's death,
 perhaps by the time he wrote his family history, he was confused, and only recalled that
 Col William  Rowland had been his wife's senior relative. 

 In the obit published after her death in 1823, Elizabeth is said to have left behind,  "her husband
and five small children."  In September 1825, David married Judith Wilson.  David died  before Feb. 1830 and his children were raised by their aunt Catherine Jordan Paxton and her husband, James Paxton.  

Notes for Judith Wilson:
1850 Botetourt Dst 8
Judith Rowland 54 b. PA 
in household of David J. Wilson 65, Rebecca 87, Mary 42, Julia 37, James 43.
Each has $524 real estate value. (Partners in farm?)

1860 Botetourt Co. VA
HH. David J. Wilson 65, Jas. Wilson 50, Judith Rowland 67, Mary Wilson 53.

   
Children of David Rowland and Elizabeth Jordan are:
+    97    i.     Catherine Beal4 Rowland, born March 1812 in Botetourt Co. VA; died ca. 1846 in Virginia.
+    98    ii.    Mary Russell Rowland, born February 1814 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 11 November 1839 in
                     Cairo, Egypt.
     99    iii.    Francis Rowland, born ca. 1816 in Botetourt Co. VA152; died 1833 in Botetourt Co. VA.
+  100    iv.    Elizabeth Patton Rowland, born ca. 1818 in Botetourt Co. VA; died ca. May 1870 in               
                      Rockbridge Co. VA.
    101    v.      Unk Rowland, born ca. 1823 in Botetourt Co. VA.



    38.  Jesse D.3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)153 was born 15 September 1783 in Botetourt Co. VA154, and died Bef. 26 March 1829 in Rockbridge County, VA155.  He married Mary "Polly" Paxton Gilmore156 14 October 1819 in Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co.157,158,159, daughter of Joseph Gilmore and Susannah Paxton.  She was born 22 March 1799 in Rockbridge Co. VA160, and died 12 December 1848 in Rockbridge Co.160.

Notes for Jesse D. Rowland:
General Note Pay Rolls, p.226 (War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls): Rowland, Jesse.
(LVA)

Jesse married  Mary "Polly" Gilmore, the step-daughter of his sister, Milly Rowland Gilmore, 
 Mary was one of four children --and the only daughter--of Joseph. Gilmore and his first wife,
Susannah Paxton. 

Lexington News-letter,  October 1819
Title    Married- On Thursday last, by Rev. Samuel Houston, Jesse D. Roland, Esq., of Botetourt County, to Miss Mary Gilmore, daughter of Joseph Gilmore, Esq., of this county. (p. 3, c. 4) 


21 Oct 1819-  Will of George Kilmer, Botetourt County, Virginia     I do hereby a nominate and appoint my trusty frinds Jessy Rowland and Duiguid Kyle Executors of this my last will and testament . . . this 21th day of October One Thousand and Eight hundred and nineteen.  (will proven March 1823  Botetourt Co. Will Book C, Page 395)  

Botetourt Co., VA Will Book C, p. 575:  John Rule died 17 August 1824. . . Isaac Kustaard and Jesse Rowland, executors.

 Patte Wood, (cites Botetourt Co. Clerk's Office):-
Settlement of estate of Jesse Rowland names children Joseph G., Robert
M., Elizabeth S. and William P. 
Sale of Goods 1829,  Accounts begin in 1831.

Settlement papers for Jesse's estate were filed in Botetourt Co. Will Bk F, pg 239 in  June 1840.  They seem to indicate that at the time of Jesse's death, his financial affairs were not in good order, and that Madison Gilmore, his brother-in-law and the administrator of his estate, had to do a bit of scrambling to avoid a sell-off of assetts (primarily, slaves)  in order to settle immediate charges.   One note of interest recorded by the county clerk states that to settle Jesse's estate, it was necessary to make adjustments in the ongoing estate settlement  of his father, Thomas, who had died in 1814.   

More About Mary "Polly" Paxton Gilmore Rowland:    Remarriage: 10 January 1832, married Joseph Layne. In the 1840 Census Botetourt Co. VA, the  name of Joseph Layne (family of 9 + 13 slaves) is below that of  Silas Rowland (single man + 11 slaves).  I believe  that after their marriage, Joseph  moved on to Rowland land Mary inherited from Jesse.   Joseph and Mary had 2 additional children,
James and  Selma. Layne. 


Children of Jesse Rowland and Mary Gilmore are:
    102    i.    Joseph Gilmore4 Rowland, born 1821 in Botetourt Co. VA161; died in Texas after 1860.
                    He married Anna Marie Paxton 17 March 1852 in Botetourt Co.162,163;
                    born 07 March 1830 in Botetourt Co. VA.

More About Joseph Gilmore Rowland:
Census: 1850, Botetourt Co. living with brother Robert
Emigration: Texas after 1850 .

1860 Census Victoria, Victoria,   TX
J G Rowland      39  1820    Male         farmer   2,600     All born VA
 A M Rowland    30  1829     Female  
 C M Rowland      7   1852    Female  
 E R Rowland      5    1854    Female  
 W P Rowland     2    1857    Male  
 Oxton Gilmer  65   1794    Male        gentleman  


+    103    ii.    Robert Madison Rowland, born 11 September 1822 in High Bridge, VA; died 29 May 1865
                       in Point Lookout Prison, Maryland.
+    104    iii.    Elizabeth Susan Rowland, born 1828 in Botetourt Co. VA; died Aft. 1880.
+    105    iv.    William Paxton Rowland, born 1829 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 1887 in Texas.



40. Silas 3 Rowland (Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) born 03 June 1787 in Botetourt Co. VA72; died 06 December 1842 in Botetourt Co., VA73,74 . He never married,  but is included in this section due to the
effect his estate had on his nieces and nephews.


1818 Anderson Boyd deed to SILAS ROWLAND  4 1/2 acres for $1,100 Deed Bk. 14, p. 39.

At the time of his death, Silas was evidently a man of considerable wealth.
He owned a large estate consisting of 1184+ acres--some of which he had inherited from his
father Thomas, and some from his brother Joel.  On this property was a large dwelling house
four and 1/2 miles south of Fincastle, VA,  several smaller dwellings, a barn, meat house, grist
mill and saw mill.  After his death in 1842, Silas' land was divided into 10 pieces and distributed
among his heirs

1 - Milly Gilmore  [daughter of Thomas Rowland]

 2 - Samuel R. Houston
 [widower of Mary R. Rowland, the  d/o Capt David Rowland and sister of Elizabeth who
m Edward Echols. ]

 3 - Joseph Gilmore [Jr.] and Catherine, his wife formerly Catherine Rowland.
[s/o Milly Rowland and Joseph Sr. and d/o David Rowland and Elizabeth Jordan.]

 4 - Edward Echols and Elizabeth his wife, formerly Elizabeth  Rowland.
[Elizabeth P. Rowland, d/o Capt. David Rowland and Elizabeth Jordan.
She m Edward Echols 26 Oct 1842] 

 5 - Wm P.  Rowland "including the house in which Samuel Young formerly lived."
[William Paxton Rowland, s/o Jesse and Mary  Gilmore Rowland. ]

 6 - Robert Rowland "including the barn and meat house where said Young lived." 
[ Robert Madison Rowland, s/o Jessie Rowland.]

 7 - Joseph Gilmore  "and includes the grave yard." 
[Joseph Gilmore, Jr., s/o Milly Rowland Gilmore]

 8 - Elizabeth S(usan) Rowland
  [d/o Jesse and Mary Polly Gilmore Rowland.    On  31 May 1847,  she m James Rowland
Botetourt Co.,  Va.   James was the son of William and Nancy P. Luck  Rowland -- and grandson of
James Rowland and Margaret Kyle.]

 9 - Wm S. Davis and Eliza his wife, formerly Eliza Rowland and Wm. Robert Rowland "including the dwelling house."   [Eliza and Wm. Robert Rowland  the children of  William and Sarah Sally Woods Rowland. ] 

10 - Heirs of George Rowland "inludes the saw mill."  [George was s/o Thomas.]  

The division of the property was made in 1842.  

1843 By Court decree, William S. Davies et ux, deed to William R. Rowland, in division of Silas  Rowland estate.  Deed Bk. 26, p. 377.

 In October 1848, William S. Davis sold out his interest in the house to William Robert Rowland.

 On December 22, 1851, William R. Rowland and Isabella [Ferguson, whom William  married 26 Aug 1850] sold the house and 335 acres of land (including the saw mill which he bought from Joseph and Catherine Gilmore on  April 2, 1844) to Rufus Pitzer.  

The house came to be known as the Rowland-Pitzer House.   In 1934, when the WPA Historical Survey Project was under way, the house was owned by Horace E. Mayhew and was included in the survey as the "Mayhew House".   More information can be found about this house and others in the Library of Virginia's online report The Virginia Historical Inventory

"Old Pattonburg Mill". (VA Historical Inventory, LVA) 
 
1850  William Robinson first part, James Gilmore second part, and William Davies third part.
 Release 57 acres for $1,025.  Deed Bk. 30, page 182.
 
1866  Gilmore vs. William S. Davies, sold at public auction Deed Bk. 37, p. 224.
 
1875 John F. Greenlee Special Commissioner, deeded to M. R. Rogers and Hiram Hansboro,
"Patton Mill" for $135.  Deed Bk. 37, p. 224.  [John F. Greenlee was the administrator for the
 estate of Joseph Gilmore, Jr.]


Sources Generation 3

75.  Will of James Rowland  1805, Named in father's will.
76.  Worrell, Anne Lowry, Marriages, Wills, and some Revolutionary war records Botetourt county, Virginia; 
Hillsville, Va, 1958,  (Hillsville, VA, 1958. Genealogical Pub. Ince Baltimore, MD 21202).
77.  Vital dates given by Julie Lineberry, others.  Not verified by JMK.
78.  Lineberry, Julie.
<julie.lineberry@verizon.net>.
79.  ibid.
80.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987,
 Rowland, Mary & Edward McDonald  19 Feb 1788; b(ond) William McClelancon-James Rowland   15 Feb 1788.

81.  Will of James Rowland  1805.
82.  Irma Korbitz of Monona, WI, courtesy of Howard Snooks.
83.  Mary Rowland.
84.  Howard Snooks <howardsnooks@comcast.net>.
85.  Irma Korbitz of Monona, WI, courtesy of Howard Snooks, Please note that  information about this family comes from Irma Korbitz of Monona, WI, and should be attributed to her.
86.  Irma Korbitz of Monona, WI, courtesy of Howard Snooks.
87.  Howard Snooks <howardsnooks@comcast.net>.

88.  Will of James Rowland  1805, Named in father's will.
89.  Howard, Vince, "Electronic," Named in father's will.
90.  Julie Lineberry gives her name as Nancy Phillips Luck.
91.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Vol I pg 256, William Rowland & Nancy P.  Luck  22 May 1816; d John B. Luck  b-Robert Kyle  con -John B Luck, father- 14 May 1816  wit- Robert Kyle & William Fleming  min-Samuel Mitchell (Meth) 24 May 1816.
92.  Census  Rockbridge Co. VA, Age given as 47 in 1850 census but 60 in 1860.
93.  Linda Lineberry:  Nancy is said to have died 1882 and is buried on the Tinker Creek Farm. (unverified).
94.  Census 1880   Census Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia  includes Nancy P. Kyle age 82 lliving with family of her son, James Roland (sic).
95.  1860 Census Rockbridge Co VA, Wm Rowland Age 28; Martha Rowland 22;  Nancy P. Kyle 60.
96.  ibid. Based on age of 22 in census of 1860.
97.  Will of James Rowland  1805.
98.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland, James  and  Sarah Kyle,  21 Jan 1802 d William  b(ond) Robert Kyle  con- William Kyle, father, -21 Jan 1802  wit Robert and James Kyle min-Robert Logan (Presby.) 21 Jan 1802.
99.  1850  CensusBotetourt Co. VA, Dob based on age in 1850 Census.
100.  Worrell, Anne Lowry, Marriages, Wills, and some Revolutionary war records Botetourt county, Virginia;  Hillsville, Va, 1958,  (Hillsville, VA, 1958. Genealogical Pub. Ince Baltimore, MD 21202), pg.62, Will of James Rowland April 1810.
101.  Wanda Stefanc, All info re marriage.
102.  ibid
103.  ibid. Reports name as Barsheba; gives source as  Rowland & Minnick Researcher, Phyllis Thomas, Bloomfield, IA..
104.  Mary Rowland lists the  father of George Washington Rowland as John Rowland a descendant of George (s/o Rbt and Martha Looney Rowland.    Carol Peterson reports a George Washington Rowland  as a g.son of William (s/o Rbt and Martha).
105.  Wanda Stefanc.
106.  Mary Rowland.
107.  Johnson, David, All iInformation about David Rowland and his family.
108.  David Johnson  <smltnt@yahoo.com>, A deed in Smith Co., Tn. Deed Book C, page 332 states that John Rowland had become a resident of Sumner Co., Tn. His will was filed there in May 1821.
109.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible, Name and dob included.
110.  Will of Thomas Rowland, Will Book B, Pages 397, 398, 399, "To my  son George Rowland . . . in the State of Kentucky, Jessamine Co. . . . where he now lives."
111.  1840 United States Federal Census, Jessamine Co. KY Head of Household  is Jemima Rowland, no sign of George.1-M 15-20, 1-f 10-15, 1-F 15-20, 1-F 20-30, 1F- 50-60.  Head of Household John Rowland1M-30-40, 1-F 20-30.
112.  Madison Co. KY Marriage Records, Rowland, George   Goggin, Jemima  Mar 01 1804.
113.  Census 1860.
114.  1860 Census, Jessamine Co. KY:  HH 17 Jemima Rowland 74  5000 6000, Elizabeth 43  3000 600, Inv ? 24 farmer -- 600, Edwin 14, Mary C 9. Next door is son John Rowland and family..
115.  Chalkley, Lynn, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlements in Virginia,  (Vol. 1-3; 1912), CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I.", Vol II, page 42Gray vs. Rowland--Papers, April, 1813... George Rowland's deposition, Madison County, Kentucky, 13th January, 1806; brother of Robert...
116.  1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. District 1, Jessamine, Kentucky, post office Nicholasville, roll M653_378, page 0, image 4.
117.  1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States. 1850 United States Federal Census. M432, 1009 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. District 2, Jessamine, Kentucky, roll M432_208, page 54, image 108.
118.  1850 United States Federal Census.
119.  1840 United States Federal Census.
120.  1850 United States Federal Census.
121.  Will of Joel Rowland, "Heirs of George Rowland" were mentioned in the wills of both Joel and Silas Rowand.  Silas left one parcel of land  to "heirs of George Rowland."
122.  1850 Census, 1850 KY Jessamine Co Dst 2HH 72  Rowland, Jemima 65  3000 KY,Wm. 25 farmer.
123.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, Mildred died January 2, 1844, aged 75 years.
124.  Photo of  Gilmore Headstone
125.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Date of bond 9 Nov 1805.  Wedding reported as 19th of Nov. (unverified) Copy of original marriage bond on file.
126.  Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Given date/place of marriage bond as 19 Nov 1805 Botetourt Co. VA Joseph Gilmer and Milly Rowland.
127.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, "He (Joseph) died Tuesday, January 19, 1830 at 6 A.M. aged 71 yearss, 3 months."
128.  Gilmore Headstone in High Bridge Presb Cemetery, "fig."
129.  W.M. Paxton, The Paxtons-We Are One; W.M. Paxton, Platte City, MO 1903, According to  WM Paxton, Thomas "R" Gilmore never married. I believe this may  be the Tom Gilmore whose death was  reported in the Rowland-Gilmore Bible.
130.  Rowland-Gilmore  Bible.
131.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, "Thomas... died in Lexington, VA., of pneumonia, March 2, 1838, aged 26 years. He was a young man of great brilliance of mind."
132.  Book of Common Prayer, Peter Binkley wrote:  Eliza wrote her name on the first blank space, a couple of pages in,and the date 30 May 1825: her eighteenth birthday. On the back page of the Psalms, there are notes on her father's children by two marriages, probably written by Eliza.
133.  Rowland-Gilmore Bible.
134.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Vol I pg 256, "William  Rowland & Sarah Woods , 31 Aug 1819; b- James Woods who test. Sarah over 21  min-John Helms- 2 Sept 1819." .
135.  Patte Wood: On 3 Oct 1819 William married Sarah "Sally" WOOD, daughter of Joseph WOODS (1744-1816) & Martha EPPERSON (ca1745-~1805), in Botetourt Co. VA,.
136.  ibid. Cites: Family Letters & records- in possession of Tony Wood McCoy 1994Tony Wood McCoyP.O. Box 51Glen Wilton, VA 24438540-862-5229.
137.  1850  Census Botetourt Co. VA, Small descrepancy in Sarah's age.  In 1850 Botetourt Co. census, she is reported as age 50 and in household of daughter Eliza G. and son-in-law, Wm Davis, but in marriage bond in Sept 1819,  James Wood testifies she is over 21, which would put her dob as before 1798.  In either case, the dob of June 1783
138.  WPA reports ca 1936, Virginia Historical Inventory, LVA, "Electronic," Rowland Burying Ground, Tombstone reads: " In Memory of Sarah Rowland, wife of William Rowland, Departed this life April 13, 1856."  Nearby is the tombstone of her daughter, Eliza Rowland Davis.
139.  Patte Wood, Sarah "Sally" (Rowland) died in Fincastle, Botetourt County, VA, in  1856. Will was probated on 4 Jul 1856 in Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA.
140.  ibid. Cites:  Burton, Charles T. "Botetourt County, Virginia Death Records,"  collected by Charles T. Burton, Troutville, VA., transcribed 1995 by "Babe" Waskey Fowler.  Unpublished manuscript, Botetourt County CourtHouse; and family letters & records- in possession of Tony Wood McCoy. .
141.  Tombstone Inscription.
142.  Note, Named after his maternal uncle, David Russell.
143.  Rowland-Gilmore Bible.
144.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Will Bk E, pg 61 Feb. 1830  Re: estate of Jesse Rowland, Item 5:   "To estate of David Rowland, adm. Thom Martin."
145.  Morse, Sally Luten; genforum 11-18-01., Catherine's mother was a Jordan who married a Rowland.
146.  DAR Member/Applicant, Nationa Num. 462519; Elizabeth Wiedle, 19 Sep 1958: [David Rowland's] wife was Betsy Hite Jordan, b 2-17-1794.
147.  Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
148.  Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, Fincastle mirror.  ENTRY  Died- On Monday, December 22, 1823, at the residence of her father in Botetourt County, Mrs. Elizabeth Rowland, consort of David Rowland, of Pattonsburg, and daughter of Capt. John Jordon. She leaves a husband and five small children. (p. 3, c. 3)  DATE OF PUB.  Friday, January 2, 1824.  .
149.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Bond:  14 Sept 1825; b(ond) George Backus, min. Samuel Houston.The date --15 Sept 1825-- is 2 years after death of David's wife Eliza Jordan.1850 Census shows a Judith Rowland living with Wilson relatives.  This would indicate she is same as m. David Rowland.  Need verification that this David is s/o Thomas and Mary Russell  Rowland.
150.  Botetourt Co. VA. Records, Named as executor of 1826 will of David Smith: Capt. David Rowland of Pattonsburg.
151.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987.
152.  Patte Wood, Vital dates for Francis 1816-1833.
153.   Jesse Rowland's middle name was probably David ,after his maternal uncle, David Russell.
154.  Rowland-Gilmore  Bible.
155.  Botetourt Co. VA. Records,, 26 March 1829 - Jesse Rowland  Bk.E, p. 61  Settlement, p. 78 Inventory, p. 85 Sale Bill.  Bk. F, 206 Report, F 239, Settlement..
156.  Paxton Heirs vs Paxton Widow1806.
157.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
158.  Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, NEWSPAPER  Lexington News-letter  ENTRY  Married- On Thursday last, by Rev. Samuel Houston, Jesse D. Roland, Esq., of Botetourt County, to Miss Mary Gilmore, daughter of Joseph Gilmore, Esq., of this county. (p. 3, c. 4)  DATE OF PUB.  Saturday, October 23, 1819.  FILM NO.  Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 323).  .
159.  Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, Lexington News-letter, Saturday, October 23, 1819.ENTRY  Married- On Thursday last, by Rev. Samuel Houston, Jesse D. Roland, Esq., of Botetourt County, to Miss Mary Gilmore, daughter of Joseph Gilmore, Esq., of this county. (p. 3, c. 4)  .
160.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore; letter to Wheatley cousins.
161.  Census 1850 Botetourt Co. VA, Living with Rbt M Rowland
162.  Paxton, Linda; Missouri Paxtons.
163.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Licence dated 9 Mar 1852; d Capt James Paxton, cert from father. Marriage 17 Mar 1852 John M Cockran (minister).





Generation No. 4

    42.  Jane4 McDonald (Mary3 Rowland, James2, Robert1) was born April 1790 in Botetourt Co. VA164, and died November 1850 in Botetourt Co. VA.  She married Barclay Kyle165 22 April 1813 in Botetourt Co. VA166, son of William Kyle and Sarah Stephens/Stevens.  He was born 1771 in Botetourt Co. , VA, and died 29 October 1829 in Botetourt Co. , VA.

Notes for Barclay Kyle:
Barclay was a son of William and Sarah (Stephens/Stevens) Kyle.  He was a farmer and a lawyer. 
He served as a Lieut. the Major during the War of 1812 with the Military Courts. (Records at US
National Archives.)  His second wife was Jane (McDonald) Kyle. [Source: Julie Lineberry]

KYLE BARCLAY   5 REG'T (MCDOWELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.   MAJOR MAJOR   120 602

The Barclay Kyle  in Botetourt 1810 census appears to be a young husband with wife and 3 children
.
        
KYLE, BARCLAY
  State: VA Year: 1810
  County: Botetourt County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: 20010-32010-06 Page: 635
  Database: VA 1810 Federal Census Index

KYLE, BARCLAY
  State: VA Year: 1820
  County: Botetourt County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: No Township Listed Page: 063
  Database: VA 1820 Federal Census Index

   
Children of Jane McDonald and Barclay Kyle are:
    106    i.    Charlotte5 Kyle, born Aft. 1810.  She married Charles B. Dickinson 19 October 1841 in
                    Botetourt Co.; born ca. 1800.
    107    ii.    Mary Kyle, born ca. 1815.
    108    iii.    Caroline Kyle, born ca. 1818.



    43.  Harriett4 McDonald (Mary3 Rowland, James2, Robert1) was born ca. 1801 in Botetourt Co. VA167.  She married James Kyle 08 August 1816 in Botetourt Co. VA168, son of William Kyle and Sarah Stephens/Stevens.    He died Bet. March 1847 - January 1848 in Botetourt Co. VA. 

Notes for Harriett McDonald:
Harriet McDonald Kyle,  widow of James Kyle
Waiver of Dower, 1848 - Botetourt Co. VA.,  Deed Book G pp 528 thru 529

Know all men by these presents, that I Harriet Kyle of
Botetourt County, Va, widow and relict of James Kyle dec'.Whereas
the said Jas. Kyle my husband by his last Will and Testament gave
me my choice to take my dower in all his land, or in lieu of my
dower the plantation on James River, where he resided at the time
of his death, for and in lieu of my dower.  I do hereby agree to
take the plantation on James River in lieu thereof and by these
presents do remis,release and for ever quit claim all the other 
lands of my said husband all and all manner of dower and right
title of dower whatsoever which I the said Harriet Kyle nowhave
may or ought to have, in said lands.  In witnef(ss) whereof
thereunto set my hand and seal the eight of May 1848.
                         Harriet Kyle (seal)
     Signed,sealed & delivered in the presence of 
      Joseph McClure,Jno.T Burks, Wm. Robinson 
At Botetourt May Court,1848


Notes for James Kyle:
James was the brother of Barclay Kyle, husband of Harriett's sister Jane.

      Will of James Kyle
 1847 Botetourt Co. VA Deed Bk G, pp 447-449
(Abstract based on  will transcribed by Julie Lineberry)

            
I, James Kyle of the County of Botetourt . . .to my wife one third part of all 
my personal estate, excepting the slaves.  I also give to her during her natural
life, one third part of all my lands  and slaves which I may be in possession of,
or entitled  to at  my decease. . . .  in case my said wife Harriet shall choose to
remain and live on the plantation on the James River where  I now reside, in
 preference to taking her third part of  all my lands, she shall have the sole
use and enjoyment of the said plantation during her natural life,  in lieu of her
dower in my lands. . . .  all the resides of my estate . . . shall be equally divided
 between my sons  William, Edwin, Robert, my daughter Sarah McDowell, my sons 
George, James Madison, Alexander, and David. . . . my  Executors . . . shall have power 
over the whole of my estate as they may think most advisable for a support for all,
and to educate my children I do hereby appoint my  wife Harriet,my sons William ,
Edwin and Robert. . .  [as] executors. 
(Signed)  this 8th day of March 1847. . . .  James Kyle

James Kyle added a codicil to his will, revoking  all gifts and devises
made to his daughter Sarah McDowell, but requesting his sons William,
Edwin, and Robert, "UPON TRUST" (his emphasis) to provide for,

"[the] benefit of my said daughter Sarah McDowell during
her coverture, not to be subject to the control,or
liable for the debts or contracts of her said husband.
And in case my said daughter should survive her said 
husband, I then give the said property to her, her heirs &
?? adur?? and assigns forever.  But if my said daughter
should die during the lifetime of her said husband
leaving a child or children living at the time of her
death, I desire that the said property shall go to such
child or children.  But if she should die during the
lifetime of her said husband and without issue living
at the time of her death, the property given for her benefit 
as aforesaid shall then be equally divided amongst my
other children named in my Will."


1850  Census   Botetourt,  VA Western Dist. No. 8  Enumerated 14 Aug. 1850
30  751  751 Kyle            Harriet          49   F                             5,625    Virginia
 31  751  751 Kyle           Robert Jr.      28   M         Lawyer        1,520     Virginia
 32  751  751 Kyle           George P.       24   M         Physican       1,520     Virginia
 33  751  751 Kyle           James M.       22   M         Farmer        1,520     Virginia
 34  751  751 Kyle           Alexander      20   M         Farmer        1,520      Virginia

   
Children of Harriett McDonald and James Kyle are:
    109    i.    William5 Kyle, born ca. 1817.
    110    ii.    Edwin Kyle, born ca. 1820.
    111    iii.    Robert Kyle, born 1822.
    112    iv.    Sarah Kyle, born ca. 1824. m. 23 August 1845, Francis McDowell169
    113    v.     George Kyle, born 1826.
    114    vi.    James Madison Kyle, born 1828.
    115    vii.   Alexander Kyle, born 1830.
    116    viii.   David Kyle, born 1832.



    44.  Harriet4 Rowland (George3, James2, Robert1)170 was born 12 August 1806 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 06 January 1899 in Pueblo, CO171.  She married Matthew Steele172 ca. 1825173, son of Robert Steele and Elizabeth Wilson.  He was born ca. 1800.

Marriage Notes for Harriet Rowland and Matthew Steele:
Mathew and Harriet Steel were among the first settlers of the Pueblo, Colorado area,
at the confluence of Fountain Creek and Steele Creek.  They came in 1859, from Arkansas
after having previously lived in Wisconsin.  (source:  Howard Snooks)

1850 census Prairie Twp., Washington County, Arkansas:
M.W. Steele 44 born Virginia
Harriett 43 born Kentucky
Mary 20, Wisconsin
Elizabeth 17, Wisconsin
Matthew 15, Wisconsin
Christopher 13 Wisconsin
Margaret 11 Arkansas
Mariah 11 Arkansas
Matilda 10 Arkansas
Hannibal 7 Arkansas
Josephine 5 Arkansas
Thomas 3 Arkansas

1870 census Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado
Steele, Matthew age 64 Kentucky
Harriett 64 Virginia
Columbus 32 Missouri
Jeff 22 Arkansas
Matilda 26 Arkansas
Josephine 24 Arkansas
   
Child of Harriet Rowland and Matthew Steele is:
    117    i.    Thomas Matthew5 Steele.



    51.  James (Luck)4 Rowland (William (s/o Jas)3, James2, Robert1) was born ca. 1823 in Botetourt Co. , VA, and died Aft. 1880.  He married Elizabeth Susan Rowland 31 May 1847 in Botetourt Co. VA174,175, daughter of Jesse Rowland and Mary Gilmore.  She was born 1828 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died Aft. 1880.

Archives & Manuscripts: CATALOG CARD VSLA
Accession No  37146 
Author  Rowland, James, ca. 1823- 
Title  Letter, 1851 Dec. 4. 
 Background  James Rowland was born circa 1823.
He was a merchant who resided in Botetourt County, Virginia. 

Summary  Letter, dated 4 December 1851, from James Rowland (b. ca. 1823)
of Botetourt County, Virginia, to M. M. Yeakle (b. ca. 1815) of Baltimore, apologizing
for not sending payment because of his illness. Rowland writes that he is selling a
shipment of corn, so he will be able to pay Yeakle soon, and he thanks him for his patience. 
(Source:  James Rowland. Letter, 4 December 1851. Accession 37146,
 Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.)

More About Elizabeth Susan Rowland:
Alt. Name: Middle name may have been Susannah, after grandmother, Susannah Paxton

Marriage Notes for James Rowland and Elizabeth Rowland:
Elizabeth S. Rowland married her 2nd cousin JAMES ROWLAND  31 MAY 1847 in Botetourt Co., VA.  Marriage bond identifies her as daughter of Jesse Rowland (deceased), bondsman Joseph Layne,
(her stepfather) minister Samuel D. Campbell (Presbyterian) 2 June 1847.
 

1850 Federal Census Botetourt Co.
3   1002 1002 Rowland       James           27   M         Merchant       1,577    Virginia
4   1002 1002 Rowland       Elizabeth S.  26   F                                              Virginia
5   1002 1002 Rowland       William I.       2    M                                             Virginia
6   1002 1002 Rowland       Mary A.        1/12 F                                              Virginia
7   1002 1002 Dill               John              16   M            Farmer                       Virginia   (hired hand)


1870 Federal Census Buchanan Twn, Jackson PO, Botetourt Co.
James (45) and Susan (42) with children Mary (20) Robert M. (16), John R. (8).
 In the same household is James brother, Wm P. (J?D?) Rowland (42) farmer (land  value4200).

1880 Census   Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia
 James ROLAND       Self   M   Male      W   57   VA                            VA   VA  (ditto all)
 Susan ROLAND      Wife   M   Female   W   55   VA   Keep House   
 William J. ROLAND  Son   S   Male       W   30   VA   Farmer                
 James ROLAND       Son   S   Male        W   26   VA   Farmer                
 George ROLAND       Son   S   Male       W   24   VA   Farmer                
 Robert ROLAND        Son   S   Male       W   22   VA   Merchant           
 John R. ROLAND       Son   S   Male        W   19    VA   Farmer               
 Sallie CRAIG           Other   S   Female  B   22   VA   Domestic Servant 
 Nancy P. KYLE      Mother   W   Female  W   82   VA                                 


Children of James Rowland and Elizabeth Rowland are:
    118    i.    William5 L(uck?)Rowland, born 1848 in Botetourt Co., VA.
    119    ii.    Mary Gilmore Rowland, born 1850 in Botetourt Co., VA; died 31 January 1875 in
                    Botetourt Co. VA176,177.
    120    iii.  James G. Rowland, born 22 May 1851.
    121    iv.    Robert M. Rowland, born December 1854.
    122    v.     George L. Rowland, born 10 January 1853.
    123    vi.   John R. Rowland, born November 1862.

                                     Info for children taken from census reports.



    53.  John B.4 Rowland (William (s/o Jas)3, James2, Robert1) was born ca. 1827 in Botetourt or Roanoke Co. , VA178,179, and died Aft. 1880180.  He married Salina A. C. Irvine Gilmore181,182 08 December 1852 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA183,184, daughter of Paxton Gilmore and Sarah Irvine.  She was born 09 February 1829 in Rockbridge Co. VA185, and died 17 February 1877 in Botetourt Co. VA186.

More About John B. Rowland and Salina A. C. Irvine Gilmore:
Marriage Bond: 08 December 1852, John B. Rowland  in Rockbridge Co.  Wm Pinkerton officiating
In the marriage bond application, John's place of birth is given as Roanoke.  In other records, it's
reported he was born in Botetourt Co.

During Aug. 1855, John B. Rowland of Botetourt County sold one undivided
forth interest in a parcel of 83 acres to Joseph Gilmore, Jr. The parcel is
located where Gilmore’s Mill is situated on the James River at the mouth of
Cedar Creek.  The other holders of this property included Salina's sister,
Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, and probably the remaining sisters, Virginia
and Flora, all children of Paxton Gilmore.  (Rockbridge County Deed Book EE:120).


1870 Fed. Census in Bedford County, Lisbon Twn.
Date Aug.21, 1870  Pg. 33 (261)  HH#256 
Rowland, John V(?) [sic, should be "B"]  42 farmer;
Salina   39,
Ann L. 18,
Wm K 10,
Sally  8,
Mary Ann 5, 
Hannah (sic)4,    (this is Henry;  see 1880 Census)
Josephine 2. 
In the same household is Gilmore, V.M. 23, and Flora 21.   (Salina's sisters)
The ages don't  match those of 1880 census, and  the S in Salina looks like a G.

  1880 Census District 13, Buchanan, Botetourt, Virginia 
John B ROWLAND          Self    W(idower)    53   BOTETOURT   Farmer             
 Anna L ROWLAND         Dau                          25   BOTETOURT                          
 William K(yle) ROWLAND  Son                     23   BOTETOURT   Farm Laborer    
 Sally J ROWLAND           Dau                        20   BOTETOURT                          
 Mary R(ussell) ROWLAND     Dau                  18    BOTETOURT                          
 Henry G(ilmore) ROWLAND   Son                  15   BOTETOURT                          
 Josephine ROWLAND Dau                              13   BOTETOURT                          
 Virginia GILMORE   SisterL <S-in-law>         45   ROCKBRIDGE  Keeps House  

Jane Eckart: (Citing "We Are One")   Salina A. Gilmore who married John B. Rowland on Dec 2, 1852 of Roanoke, VA. Their children were Anna Luck Rowland who married Lewis S. Hall,  Nellie I. (sic) Rowland who married Nelson Philips, Mary R. Rowland born Aug 8, 1855 died 1885, Josephine Rowland who married Samuel Dodd, William K(yle) Rowland born Dec 1857 is living on a farm in Botetourt Co, Va, Henry G. Rowland born 1865 lives with his sister Mrs. Philips in Granger Co, TN.

The naming of their first child --Anna Luck Rowland-- is one of the few indicators of who John B. Rowland's parents were.  His first son was given the middle name of Kyle, the surname of his paternal grandmother
and it seems this family often used surnames as middle names; thus I suspect --but cannot prove-- that
John was named for his maternal grandfather, John Bumpass Luck.

   
Children of John Rowland and Salina Gilmore are:
    124    i.     Anna Luck5 Rowland, born ca. 1855 in Rockbridge Co. VA.  She married Lewis S. Hall187.
    125    ii.    William "Kyle" Rowland, born ca. December 1857 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
    126    iii.   Sally J. Rowland, born ca. 1859; m. Nelson Phillips & moved to Tennessee.
    127    iv.    Maryann Russell Rowland, born June 1863 in Botetourt Co. VA188; died 01 May 1886 in Floyd
                      County,  VA189.  Burial: Old Jacksonville Cemetery'
    128    v.     Henry Rowland, born ca. 1866. 
    129    vi.    Josephine Rowland, born ca. 1867.  She married Samuel Dodd190.
  More about the children of John B. Rowland and Salina Gilmore:
   From a journal kept by  John Wheatley, grandson of Milly Rowland Gilmore, while spending a 
   summer  with cousins at Sidney Vale, near  Gilmore's Mill, Virginia.

        Saturday, May 26, 1877.  Mary Russell Rowland and her Sister Sallie came
         to see me and spent the day . . . . Kyle Rowland spent the afternoon.  

 It seems odd that Mary, who is listed in 1870 census as "Mary Ann",  and in 1880 as "Mary R.",     was given the Russell family name.  Her mother, Salina Gilmore Rowland, was the step-granddaughter of Milly Rowland Gilmore,  but that is the closest tie,  unless her father, John B. Rowland who was born in Roanoke, was related to the family of Thomas and Mary Russell Rowland.   It would seem the name is simply in honor of Mary Russell Rowland Houston, who died in Egypt while serving as a missionary with her husband, Rev. Samual Rutherford Houston.   Unusual also, that John Wheatley used Mary's full name,  while referring to her older sister simply as "Sallie".   Perhaps it was due to personality traits that made one sister more approachable.

Three siblings, Sally, Henry and Anna, are reported together in a 1900 census in Tennessee.

 1900 Census Grainger County, TN
Phillips Nelson               Aug 1837                   Tn
     Sallie A  wife           June 1859                  Tn (sic?) 
     Josie R                      May 1895
      John                          Dec 1896
      Bissie                        Dec 1898
Roland, Henry Br-.inlaw   Apr 1868                    VA
Hall, Anna L.    S- inlaw    Aug 1854   46   Wid   VA     
      Mary      niece                   1892    7



    54.  Charlotte4 Rowland (James (Kyle)3, James2, Robert1) was born ca. 1804 in Botetourt Co. VA191, and died Aft. 1880 in Botetourt Co. VA192.  She married Anderson Thompson 15 October 1822 in Botetourt Co. VA193,194, son of John Thomson and Judith Wills.  He was born ca. 1802.

Marriage Notes for Charlotte Rowland and Anderson Thompson:
Children's names, dobs based on 1850 Botetourt Co. Census.1850 Botetourt Census.

Charlotte (age 46) and Anderson Thompson (age 48)  are recorded in the same household is Charlotte's mother, Sarah Rowland (age 69) and Charlotte's brother, James Rowland (age 40)  It is Sarah who has the money. (12,600). 


CENSUS YR:  1850  VA.,  Botetourt:   Western District
  33  1425 1425 Rowland          Sarah            69   F                      12,602    VA (ditto all)
 34  1425 1425 Thompson      Anderson        48   M      Farmer                   
 35  1425 1425 Thompson      Charlotte        46   F                                       
 36  1425 1425 Rowland        James             40   M                                          Idiotic
 37  1425 1425 Thompson      William B.       23   M       Physician                 
 38  1425 1425 Thompson      Charles A.       15    M                                           
 39  1425 1425 Thompson      Mary E.           12    F                                                 
 40  1425 1425 Thompson      Henry T.           9    M                                                 
 41  1425 1425 Thompson      Virginia P. C  .     6    F                                                    
 42  1425 1425 Thompson      Charlotte A.      3    F                                     

   
Children of Charlotte Rowland and Anderson Thompson are:
    130    i.    William B.5 Thompson, born 1827195.
    131    ii.    Charles A. Thompson, born 1835196.
    132    iii.    Mary E. Thompson, born 1838197.
    133    iv.    Henry T? Thompson, born 1841198.
    134    v.    Virginia Thompson, born 1844199.
    135    vi.    Charlotte A. Thompson, born 1847200.  She married Archer M. McClintic; born 1842.

         Missing from this household was Charlotte and Anderson's son,
         John Kyle Thompson, born March 31, 1825, who in the 1850 census
         was enumerated in with his future wife's family, the Shirkeys.

The relationship is this:  Anderson Thompson had a sister, Mary Thompson,
who married John Shirkey The Shirkeys had a daughter, Janetta Houston
Shirkey, b. Sept 7, 1828.  Janetta and John  John Kyle Thompson married in
December, 1850, and then together this family (John & Mary Shirkey and
John & Janetta Thompson)  moved to Victoria, Texas. --Millie Clarke


    68.  William Barnabus4 Rowland (George (s/o Wm)3, William2, Robert1)201.
   
Child of William Barnabus Rowland is:
    136    i.    Mary Adaline5 Rowland.  She married ? Minnick.


    69.  George4 Rowland (George3, George2, Robert1) was born 24 November 1797 in TN, and died 06 June 1858 in Valley Springs, Boone Co. AR.  He married Mary Foster202.  She was born 06 October 1801 in South Carolina, and died 16 July 1891 in Valley Springs, Boone Co. AR203. Burial: Rowland-Jefferson Cemetery, Valley Springs, Boone County, Arkansas

1850 Census Carroll County, Arkansas                                                                  
 George ROLAND      52, Tenn;                                                                               
Mary ROLAND,        48, South Carolina;                                                                 
James A. ROLAND,  25, [?]Tenn;                                                                           
John ROLAND,          21, Tenn;                                                                             
 Robert ROLAND,       19, Tenn;                                                                              
Elizabeth ROLAND,    15, Ark;                                                                             
 George H. ROLAND,    13, Ark;                                                                               
William ROLAND,       11, Ark;                                                                              
 Mathew ROLAND,        7, Ark;                                                                            
 Alexander J. ROLAND,  3, Ark.

1860 Census Carroll Co. AR. Jefferson Twp. Mt Pleasant P.O.
HH# 32      ROWLAND, James A            30        TN     farmer      [b.1830?]
32      ROWLAND, Mary A              29         TN
32      ROWLAND, George M            8         AR
32      ROWLAND, Martha L             4         AR
32      ROWLAND, Elizabeth R          3          AR

HH# 134     ROWLAND, Robt. P               29        TN     farmer                  [b.1829]
134     ROWLAND, Katherine J        31       TN
134     ROWLAND, Sarah E                7         AR     att. sch/yr
134     ROWLAND, Susan P                5         AR
134     ROWLAND, John H                  3         AR
134     ROWLAND, Frances D          4/12       AR

HH#  135     ROWLAND, Jno. B                  31        TN     farmer    

HH# 136     ROWLAND, Mary                    58        TN                                    [b.1802]
136     ROWLAND, William                26        AR     farmer; att. sch/yr [b.1834]
136     ROWLAND, Matthew              17        AR     farmer; att. sch/yr 
136     ROWLAND, Mc. Alexander      13        AR     att. sch/yr              [b. 1847]

HH#  137     ROWLAND, Geo. H                  23       AR     farmer                     [b.1837]
137     ROWLAND, Harriet                 21       AR
137     ROWLAND, Augusta                   1        AR


1880 Census Boone County, Arkansas
Mary ROLAND            79   South Carolina, Ireland, Ocean;
Moss ROLAND  son    37   Arkansas, Ga, SC;
Fanny HALL      dau    21   Mississippi, ? , ?.

Children of George Rowland and Mary Foster are:
+   137    i.    James A.5 Rowland, born ca. 1825 in TN.
    138    ii.    John Rowland, born ca. 1829 in TN.
    139    iii.    Robert P. Rowland, born 16 February 1829 in TN.
    140    iv.    Elizabeth Rowland, born ca. 1835 in Arkasas.
    141    v.      George H. Rowland, born ca. 1837 in Arkasas.
    142    vi.    William Rowland, born ca. 1839 in Arkasas.
    143    vii.   Mathew "Moss" H. Rowland, born 01 April 1843 in Arkasas.
    144    viii.  Alexander J. Rowland, born ca. 1847 in Arkasas.



   70.  John4 Rowland (George3, George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1800, and died 04 January 1848.
   
Child of John Rowland is:
+    145    i.    George W.5 Rowland, born ca. 1818 in TN.


    71.  Jefferson4 Rowland (David3, George2, Robert1)204 was born ca. 1805 in TN205,206.  He married Mary Perry.  She was born ca. 1818, and died 1845207.

Notes for Jefferson Rowland: (Courtesy of Kevin West:)

ADMINISTRATOR'S RECEIPT BOOK © SMITH CO, TN
TENNESSEE SMITH COUNTY Roll #38 Probate Records
(County or Chancery Court) Misc. Receipts,
Administrators Vol: Nov 1854 - Jul 1877

Pg 61b
$170.09 Received of Jefferson ROWLAND my Guardian one hundred & seventy
dollars & 9 cts less $125 for recording this it being the amount coming to me from
said Guardian to August 1860. This 21st Feb 1861 Robt. ROWLAND
Tennessee Smith County > Personally appeared...Robert ROWLAND...Witness my
hand at office this 21st February 1861 D.C. SANDERS clk

David Johnson:  "Jefferson Rowland" is unique in Smith and DeKalb Co., Tn....
He had a brother and a son named Robert. Right now I don't know why Jefferson would
be a guardian of his own son, Robert Rowland, at that date, unless it has to do with an
inheritance from Jefferson's wife's family. Her name was Mary Perry and she died in
1845. By the way, two years after this that same Robert was killed in the Civil War, 1863.

Marriage Notes for Jefferson Rowland and Mary Perry (Courtesy of Kevin West):
ADMINISTRATOR'S RECEIPT BOOK © SMITH CO, TN
TENNESSEE SMITH COUNTY Roll #38 Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Misc. Receipts, Administrators Vol: Nov 1854 - Jul 1877

Pg 61b
$170.09 Received of Jefferson ROWLAND my Guardian one hundred & seventy dollars
& 9 cts less $125 for recording this it being the amount coming to me from said Guardian
to August 1860. This 21st Feb 1861 Robt. ROWLAND Tennessee Smith County  Personally
appeared...Robert ROWLAND...Witness my hand at office this 21st February 1861
D.C. SANDERS clk

David Johnson- Jefferson had a brother and a son named Robert. Right now I don't
know why Jefferson would be a guardian of his own son, Robert Rowland, at that date, unless
it has to do with an inheritance from Jefferson's wife's family. Her name was Mary Perry and
she died in 1845. By the way, two years after this that same Robert was killed in the Civil War, 1863.

1860 Census De Kalb Co. TN:-
Jefferson 55   Farmer   6240   8200     (7 Slaves reported)
Benjamin   21
Robert      20
David         18
Mary          16             All b TN.

   
Children of Jefferson Rowland and Mary Perry are:
    146    i.    Benjamin5 Rowland, born ca. 1839.
    147    ii.   Robert Rowland, born ca. 1840; died 1863 in Robert was killed in the Civil War, 1863.208.
+  148    iii.   David James Rowland, born ca. 1842 in TN.
    149    iv.   Mary Rowland, born ca. 1844.


    73.  George4 Rowland (David3, George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1818 in TN.  He married Sarah Neilson ca. 1829.  She died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Arkasas (?).

1850 Census Pope Co. AR
 37  320  320 ROWLAND        George Sr.     55   M         Farmer       TN
 38  320  320 ROWLAND         Sarah            40    F                             MS             
 39  320  320 ROWLAND         Martha          20    F                             MS
 40  320  320 ROWLAND        William           17    M                             MS            
 41   320  320 ROWLAND        Mary               13    F                              MS            
 42  320  320 ROWLAND        Thomas B.       10    M                             AR
 
Note:  In HH 321 is  George W. Rowland (b. TN) 4 children ages 1-9 (b. AR)
and a James Rowland age 23,(b. TN.)      
   
Children of George Rowland and Sarah Neilson are:
    150    i.    Martha5 Rowland, born 1830 in MS.
    151    ii.    Mary Rowland, born 1837 in MS.
    152    iii.    Thomas B. Rowland, born 1840 in AR.

             All information about this family is based on the research of David Johnson & Kevin West.




    79.  James4 Rowland, (John3, George2, Robert1);209,210,211, was born September 24, 1795 and died ca. October 1865 in Smith Co. TN212.  He married (1) Martha Patsy Payne 11 February 1817213.  She was born 15 April 1804, and died Bef. June 1839.  He married (2) Susanna A. (?) Rowland 20 June 1839214.  She was born 1820215.

The research regarding  James Rowland, Jr.,  the grandson of George Rowland,
seems to indicate that he was the same James Rowland who married Patsy Payne. 
However, more than a year of intense research by Kevin West, David Johnson and
others has not yielded proof that this is accurate.  If you have solid information
that would help settle this, please  write Kevin.

Smith Co.,Chancery Court case Mary A. Hallum vs George W.
Cardwell, et al, 1873, in box 54, folder 2768. (Courtesy of Kevin West)

 Note: Mary A. Hallum was the daughter of James and Martha Rowland.
The folder contains a deposition given on 2 July 1875 by James Rowland's
second wife.

 "Susannah Rowland aged 55 years states. . . . I am the step mother of said
Mary A. Her father's name was James Rowland.  James Rowland died, I think,
nine years ago last October. . . . He and I were married June 20th, 1839. His 
first wife as I always understood  was Patsey Payne a daughter of William Payne.
William Payne was the grandfather of the complt. Mary A. Hallum.
Martha Rowe was a daughter of James Roland and his first wife.  William Payne died
before his wife died. I cannot recollect whether William Payne's widow or James Roland's
first wife died first; but Mr. Payne died before I and James Roland married,"
. . . Jacob Rowe & his wife Martha . . . I know that James Rowland was guardian for
his children by his first wife . . . George Roland was the youngest and he is dead."

As this deposition was given on 2 July 1875, "last October" would have been in 1874,  which
would place his death in October of 1865

Kevin West:- I had noted on the TSLA website, that tax records existed for the year 1860 and the years from 1866 to 1869 for Smith Co. They don't pick up again until 1872, if I remember correctly.
 As we knew that James Rowland was alive for the 1860 Census and deceased by the time
the census was enumerated in 1870, I thought there might be a chance to determine more
closely when he died from an examination of these tax documents. It worked! James appears
 in the 1860 tax book in District No. 13 and again as "James Rolin" in 1866. There is no
Rowland listed in the 1867 tax book in District No. 13. Both the 1868 and 1869 list Susannah
Rowland but not James. From this I deduced he probably died in 1866. Back then as today
 we pay taxes for the previous year, so conceivably he might have died in 1865. However,
 the 1866 tax book does not list him as deceased nor make mention of his estate owing taxes.

Pg 198
Received of John P YELTON Clerk of the Smith County Court one hundred dollars for
services as admr of James ROLAND Deceased on a settlement of said Estate with the
Clerk of this court approved and allowed by the court this 15th July 1869
D.H. CAMPBELL W.H.WILSON Admr
This entry provides me with a ball park date for my James Rowland's death.

ADMINISTRATOR'S RECEIPT BOOK © SMITH CO, TN
TENNESSEE SMITH COUNTY Roll #38 Probate Records
(County or Chancery Court) Misc. Receipts,
Administrators Vol: Nov 1854 - Jul 1877 Pg 16
$67.32 Received of James ROWLAND my guardian sixty seven dollars & 32 cts
& slave RUCKER the interest being calculated to April 1855 being the full amount
due me in my said guardians hands this 26th February 1856
George F. ROWLAND
Recorded 26th of Feb 1856 See file dated 1856


1850 Smith Co. TN South Division (Sept.5)
Rowland, James     54     NC   laborer
              Susan        31     TN
              Elizabeth  30      "                  b 1820
              William     22                          b.1828
              George     17                           b.1833
              Mary          9                           b.1841
              Samuel     10                           b.1840
              Archibald    7                          b. 1843
              Rebecca     3                           b. 1847

Close by are several members of both the Payne(Pane) and Roe families.

1860 Smith Co. TN Dist.13 (June 1
Rowland, James       57 TN   farmer    9000   6000    (age of James not reasonable)
              Susan        41  TN
              George      24   "
              Samuel      19   "
              Arch          17
              Rebecca    16
              Pierce         6
              Isaac          3
              Martin S.    1/12

     Next door is R.A. Roe.
   
Children of James Rowland and Martha Payne are:
    153    i.    Elizabeth5 Rowland, born ca. 1820 in TN.
+  154    ii.    Martha W. Rowland, born ca. 1822 in TN.
    155    iii.   William Rowland, born ca. 1828 in TN.
    156    iv.    George Rowland216, born ca. 1836 in TN; died Bef. July 1875.

Children of James Rowland and Susanna Rowland are:
    157    i.     Samuel5 Rowland, born Bet. 1839 - 1840 in Tn. Mother: 2nd wife of James Rowland.217
    158    ii.    Mary A. Rowland218, born ca. 1841 in TN.  Married Mr. ___Hallum.219
    159    iii.   Rebecca Rowland, born ca. 1847.
+  160    iv.    Franklin Pierce Rowland, born 1854 in TN.
    161    v.     Isaac Rowland, born 1857 in TN.
    162    vi.    Martin S. Rowland, born May 1860 in TN.




    91.  Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore (Mildred Marie3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 03 May 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA220, and died 13 October 1860 in Missouri221.  She married William M. Humes 12 November 1829 in Sidney Vale Plantation222, son of John Humes and Elizabeth Carlin.  He was born 18 January 1800 in Philadelphia, PA223,224, and died 30 November 1848 in Morgan Co., Missouri. 

              Notes for Eliza Stuart Gilmore & William M. Humes:

When William was a young boy living in Richmond, VA., he cut his hip while
swimming, and the resulting injury (described as a "white swelling"), caused
him to be sent to Philadelphia for extended treatment.  He received most of
his education there.  Later, after he returned to Richmond, his health remained
bad, and hoping it might improve if he left the climate of the Tidewater area, he went
up to Rockbridge County.  Finding a business opening, he became a merchant at
Balcony Falls and also at Gilmore's  Mill.  It was there that he met and married
Eliza Gilmore.  For awhile, they were in Marion, Smith County (now W. VA) where
William engaged in the manufacture of cotton yarn.  They joined William's father
in Missouri sometime before 1840.

Missouri Census, 1830-70
Year Surname   1840
HUMES WILLIAM   Miller  County MO 116 Saline Township
Census: Morgan Co. MO225,226


Note:  William Humes died in 1848, leaving  a wife and  young children  between the ages of 8 and 18.
 It would appear that his estate was in some sort of trust with guardianships for widow and  minor
children, and this must be the reason it took some 25 years  after his death and 13 years after
his wife, Eliza Gilmore Humes' death, before the estate was finally settled.  Perhaps it had something
to do with when  his youngest child --my g grandfather, James "Ed" Humes-- came of age. 

Re  William and Eliza's children:  John Carlin died the year after his father. 


More About William M. Humes:
Burial: Humes Private Cemetery


   1850 Census Buffalo Twn Morgan County, MO
Eliza is listed as head of household.  (William died in 1848.) 
Her father-in-law, John Humes, is shown living with her. 

HH#699 Eliza J Humes                 43                        4000      VA
              Thomas                         19      Laborer                           "
              Joseph                          16            "                                 "
              Mildred                          12                                          MO
              James                           10                                              "
              Mary (Mary*)                   8                                             "   
              John (James*) Humes     80 (10*)                                 VA
              Elizabeth Lans....            20                                           VA
              Car____  Popejoy            23     Laborer (male)           TN


             * written above an entry. e.g. after John Humes name  in
                the square for age was written "80" with a small
                 "10" written above it.   "James" was  inserted
                  above/between his first and last names. 

           Note:  ages & locations of birth differ from other census reports
                     of some family members, e.g. James reported his place
                     of birth as VA in later census. 


1860 United States Federal Census  Osage, Morgan, MO
    Thos Hume    29    9,000  11,000    1830     Virginia    Male   
    Eliza Hume    53                 5,950    1806     Virginia    Female   
    James E Hume       18                       1841     Virginia    Male   
    Mary Hume             16                      1843     Missouri  Female   
    Josephine Truegot  10                     1849     Missouri  Female   

     Josephine was the foster daughter of Eliza.

      Note the Hume without an "S".
          

1870 Census Osage Twn Morgan County, MO
HH# 73
Humes Joseph     35    Miller   4000 250      VA
             Mary        35                                       KY
             Alice          7                                        MO
             Ede            5
             Joseph       2
            James E    28    Miller   4000               VA
HH#74 Thomas    37    Miller   4000               VA
             Mary         25                                         MO

HH#35
Caruthers  Ann     29                                           MO
                  Eva     12
                 Thomas 3
   
Children of Eliza Gilmore and William Humes are:
    163    i.    John Carlin5 Humes227, born 04 August 1830 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA;
                     died 14 June 1849228.
+    164    ii.   Thomas Rowland Humes, born 20 August 1832 in Virginia; died 24 July 1899 in Texas.
+    165    iii.  Joseph Gilmore Humes, born 30 August 1835 in Virginia; died 1896 in Texas.
+    166    iv.  Mildred Maria Humes, born 17 July 1838 in Miller Co. Missouri;
                      died 08 March 1908 in Spokane(?).
+    167    v.    James Edwin Humes, born 10 September 1840 in Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co. VA;
                      died 17 December 1912 in Wilbur, WA.  He married Mary Alla Rowland, daughter of
                       Robert Madison Rowland.
     168    vi.    Mary Ada Humes, born ca. 1844 in Missouri; died Aft. 24 August 1860 in Osage,
                       Morgan Co. MO229,230.


                         More about the Humes family and a continuation of
                          the family of  Eliza Gilmore and William Humes.



    93.  Joseph4 Gilmore, Jr, Capt. (Mildred Marie3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 29 August 1812 in Rockbridge Co. VA231, and died 16 February 1863 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA232.  He married (1) his 1st cousin, Catherine Beal Rowland 233 16 June 1840 in Botetourt Co.234,235, daughter of David Rowland  and Elizabeth Jordan.  She was born March 1812 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died ca. 1846 in Virginia.  He married (2) Catherine B Paxton 02 November 1847 in Botetourt County, VA236,237,238, daughter of James Paxton and Catherine Jordan.  She was born ca. 1826 in Botetourt Co. VA239, and died Bef. January 1863 in Rockbridge Co. VA240.     Catherine Rowland (No. 97, below) and Catherine Paxton were first cousins.

Notes for Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt.:

       Virginia Military Academy Archives (available online)
1860 April 11 - 28  Francis H. Smith outgoing correspondence
PAGE 197 60G13 VMI-3

TO:  Jos. Gilmore Esq/ Gilmore's Mills Va/ DS
I regret exceedingly to have to report to you
that your Son was seen by one of our Professors on Saturday last in a state of
intoxication. You know the stringency of our regulations (...) & how necessary it is that
(...) be rigidly enforced. I would be glad to see you on the subject before I take any action
on it if it (...) be convenient to you.
/FHS/
                            ...................................................................................

From French's Notes:
Gilmore, Joseph Farmer (brother of
Thos R.) b. on Kerr's Creek
Rockbridge Co. 1812-1813 - Grad Wash Coll
1832-1833 adopted farming as his
occupation.  Member Ho. of Del.
___ 1863.
 
Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr.

     Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 17, pp. 56
Written January 15, 1863 and Presented March 2, 1863

Abstract based on the transcription from copy of the original
           (Original spelling and grammar)


I Joseph Gilmore of the County of Rockbridge . . . leave and bequeath to my
several children Thomas R. Gilmore, Elisabeth J. Gilmore, Henry C. Gilmore
and William J. Gilmore my Sydney Vale tract of land including the six hundred
acres mountain track adjoining, and my Reeds farms . . . .
. . . all my negroes (except a girl Hannah Mary) . . . all of my stocks
. . . to be divided among them equally when my son William J. Gilmore
becomes of age,  unless one or more of [my children] shall marry
or want their interest after becoming of age. . . . Until that period,
I desire that my executor shall keep this property all together. . .
the profits of this property [to pay] the ordinary expenses of the family
 . . . and the school expenses of my sons Henry C and Wm J.  Gilmore.
. . . to my daughter Elisabeth J. Gilmore my servant girl Hannah Mary.

Joseph named his friend John F. Greenlee as executor, and included a
request that the estate pay another friend, Edward Echols for,
" monuments and tombstones erected over my own and some of my friends graves"
at High Bridge and Locust  Bottom Church cemeteries. 
                                     
  The will was delivered to Rockbridge County Court March 2, 1863.
 

Children of Joseph Gilmore and Catherine Rowland are:
+    169    i.    Thomas Russell5 Gilmore, born 1841 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 22 Nov. 1903 in Roanoke, VA.
+    170    ii.    Elizabeth J. Gilmore, born 1845 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 1917 in Rockbridge Co. VA.
      171    iii.   Henry/Harry Gilmore241,242,243, born ca. 1846  Rockbridge Co. died David's Island, NY244,245.
            Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1864 in Co. H, 4th Infantry 246
            Reg. Virginia on 20 October 1864. POW on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA
            Wounded on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA (Shot in head)
            Died of wounds Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 May 1865 in David's Is.NY
           
Children of Joseph Gilmore and Catherine Paxton are:
+   172    i.     William James5 Gilmore, born 07 December 1851 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died Aft. 1920 in
                      Rockbridge Co. VA.
    173    ii.    Anne Gilmore, born ca. 1849 in Rockbridge Co. VA247; died Bef. 1863 in Rockbridge Co. VA248.
                     She is not mentioned in her father's will, and probably died before it was written.


 1880 Census Natural Bridge, Rockbridge Co. VA
 William J. GILMORE         Self   S   Male       W   28   VA   Farmer           VA   VA 
 Elizabeth C. GILMORE   Sister   S   Female   W   35   VA   Kpg House     VA   VA 

Elizabeth was married in 1882, and Willy in 1883. 
Along with Tom,  they  were the last Gilmore owners of Sidney Vale, the Gilmore
plantation, first mentioned by name in their grandfather Joseph Gilmore, Sr.'s will
of 1828.   Questions:  Which Gilmore first owned the property where the plantation was built?  Who built the house?  Who first owned Gilmore's Mill? 


                                      More about the Gilmore Family



    95.  Elizabeth "Eliza" G.4 Rowland (William (Russell)3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)249 was born February 1820 in Botetourt Co. VA250, and died 19 May 1859 in Botetourt Co. VA251,252.  She married William S. Davis 15 September 1835 in Botetourt Co. VA253.  He was born 08 February 1810 in Prince Edward Co. VA254,255, and died 1865 in Fincastle, VA.   After Elizabeth's death, William remarried.

 1850 Census  Virginia,  Botetourt Co.  Western District No. 8
 18  855  855 Davis          William S.    40   M      Farmer         5,200     All born Virginia
 19  855  855 Davis          Eliza G.        30   F                                         
 20  855  855 Davis          Mary E.        13   F                                                        
 21  855  855 Davis          James R.       9    M                                                       
 22  855  855 Davis          Sarah E.        7    F                                                         
 23  855  855 Davis          Lucy E.          4    F                                         
 24  855  855 Davis          Josiah           1    M                                        
 25  855  855 Rowland     Sarah           50    F       [Elizabeth's mother, Sarah Wood Rowland]
 26  855  855 Deel           Samuel Jr.   30   M         Farmer                    

   More About Elizabeth "Eliza" G. Rowland:
Burial: Rowland Burial Ground256   near her mother's tombstone. and that of her son William.

   In Memory of
   Eliza G.
Wife of Wm. S. Davies
Died May 19, 1859
Aged 39 years & 3 months,
"No shadoe rested on her brow,
She uttered not a sigh;
Gently she drew her parting breath,
and softly closed her eyes."


Will of William S. Davis
Written January 1, 1865, was presented Botetourt County Court October 9th 1865

Abstract (Based on copy of original provided by Patte Wood)
               .  . . to  wife Delia Ann two negro men John and Cyrus . . .
     balance of my property . . . to my children  (names)
               daughter(s)  Mary Robinson and "my three youngest daughters",
     Eliza Virginia, Ora Lilon and Maria Williams."  
     William's son-in-law Joseph F. Robinson was named executor 1st
               [Recorded in Will Book L Page 64 Botetourt Co. Circuit Court Clerk's Office]

From the final settlement of the estate of Eliza's mother Sarah Wood Rowland:
We therefore make allotments of the Slaves & Money as follows:
To Mary E. Robinson formerly Mary E. Davis the Slave named George 27
years old & valued at $723.00, also in money the sum of $36.37.
To James R. Davis a slave named George 16 years old and valued at the
sume of $613.00, also in money the sum of $146.37.
To Sarah E. Davis the slave named Charlie 12 years old and valued at
the sum of $477.00, also in money the sum of $282.37
To Lucy E. Davis the slave named Isaac 34 years old and valued at the
sum of $598.00, also in money the sum of $161.37
To Josiah P. Davis the slave named Samuel (shoemaker) 21 years old and
valued at the sum of $964.00, by Josiah P. Davis paying to Eliza V.
Davis the sum of $204.63
To Eliza V. Davis debt due to her by Josiah P. Davis $204.63, also in
money the sum of $554.74
To Ora L. Davis in money the sum of $759.37
To Mariah W. Davis in money the sum of $759.37

Note:  No mention made about David Robert Rowland,  the grandson mentioned in
Sarah Wood Rowland's will.
   
Children of Elizabeth Rowland and William Davis are:
    174    i.    Mary E.5 Davis, born 1837 in Botetourt Co., VA.  She m. Joseph F. Robinson257; born ca. 1835.
                    Joseph F. Robinson was named administrator of his father-in-laws estate.
    175    ii.    William Thomas Davis, born 01 Sept 1839 in Botetourt Co. , VA; died 11 June 1845
                     Aged 5 yrs, 9 mo, 10 days258. 
    176    iii.    James Robert Davis, born 1841 in Botetourt Co., VA. 
    177    iv.    Sarah E Davis, born 1843 in Botetourt Co., VA.          
    178    v.     Lucy E Davis, born 1845 in Botetourt Co., VA.              
    179    vi.    Josiah Price Davis, born 1849 in Botetourt Co., VA.    
    180    vii.   Eliza Virginia Davis, born 1852 in Botetourt Co., VA.
    181    viii.   Ora Lilon Davis, born 1855 in Botetourt Co., VA.
    182    ix.    Maria/Mariah  Williams Davis259, born 1857 in Botetourt Co., VA.



    96.  William Robert4 Rowland (William (Russell)3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)260 was born ca. 1822 in Botetourt Co. VA261,262, and died 01 April 1853 in Fincastle, VA263,264.  He married  Isabella Ferguson 27 August 1850 in Botetourt Co. VA265.  She was born ca. 1822 in Ireland266, and died Bef. 14 January 1892 in Botetourt Co. VA.


Notes for William Robert Rowland:
Rowland, William R.  
  State: Virginia Year: 1850  Tax Roll
  County: Botetourt Roll:  M432_936
  Township: District 8 Page:  134
  Image: 502    
 
Occupation: Constable    Property Value 7,700
Occupation: At the time of his death in 1853, he owned a general store in Fincastle.


Library of Virginia, Death Records Indexing Project :
CATALOG CARD, DECEASED
Rowland, William R. Date of death: April 1, 1853.
NOTE  Place of death (other than Botetourt County): Fincastle.
SOURCE  Source of information: Botetourt County, 1853, page 2.


Botetourt Circuit Court Will Book [No. 1 ?]    (courtesy of Patte Wood)
Rowland, Wm R's Inventory (of store) p. 155household p. 196acct p. 198 1853bud & debt p. 206 list of Balance transfer to Mrs. Rowland p. 209
Estate of William R. Rowland, transferred to Robert M. Hudson, trustee for
Mrs. Isabella Rowland, wife Mrs. S. Rowland,  (?)

William and his sister, Elizabeth G. Rowland were benificiaries of their uncle Silas Rowland's
estate.  Isabella Ferguson Rowland's's will was very specific, spelling out in detail who got
what.  The beneficiaries appear to be other than relatives of  her husband's family. 


      Will of Isabella Rowland, 16 June 1874
(Abstract from the transcription of Patte Wood)

  . . . to the children of the late Joseph F. Robinson my
interest in the Mill Creek fernace . . .to Virginia McDowell, daughter
of James McDowell my interest in the house in Fincastle Va, lately
occupied by Lucy Ferguson [Isabella's sister] Also all the money I am
to get from Lucy Ferguson's estate - all claims in suit or otherwise from
Lucy Ferguson's estate or in suit from mine.  Also the gold chain, Neclace,
 Brest pin & knives and forks I got from Lucy Ferguson's estate at her
death, my bracelot and all other jewelry not specifically bequated to others...
 in case of death of said  Virginia McDowell before she arrises at the age of
 eighteen the property is to go to Eliza McDowell, daughter of James McDowell,
if Eliza should die before eighteen years of age, the property is to go to
the son or sons of James McDowell alive at her death.
4th I give what I prize more than any of my property, my watch and
chain, to Mr. William Gebbney? as a mark how much I appreciate his
kindness to me. . . . I give to Mrs Nancy Caldwell, Lucy Ferguson's bed and
bedding, one black calico quilt, my ? small table, rocking chair, cooking pot,
herbs, a tall brass candlestick, two state dishes, two dishes two
demijons (2 gal) & stone jug, porclain lined kettle a large white washbowl,
coffee pot, two flat irons, two tubs, two buckets, one red vase, one large gilt
looking glass, two large stone jars. . . .to give the residue of my bonds now on hand to E. Matilda  Irvine & William S. Irvine, children of Charles H. Irvine, Dec'd of
Philadephia to be divided equally between them. . . .to Janie Gibbney my silver,
my large gold chain one mensaills quilt given by mother to me, one quilted slen
quilt, two quilts not quilted. . . . (I appoint) Mr. James H. H. Figgat Executor of
this my last will & testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this the 16th June 1874.
Isabella Rowland

Signed, sealed published & declared by Isabella Rowland as her last
will & testament, who acknowledges the same in our presence who in the
presence of each other is the presence of the testatrix at her request
have subscribed the same as witnesses.
John M. Slates?, C. B. F. Jenkins
Witnessed again August 20, 1880 by W. A. Glasgow, J. M. Carper
In Botetourt County Court January 14th, 1892


Will Book P Page 509 Botetourt County Circuit Court Clerk's Office


   
Child of William Rowland  is:
    183    i.    David Robert5 Rowland267, born ca. 1842. 268.
                    Some evidence that William was married more than once and that David was
                     son of William's first wife. 269




    97.  Catherine Beal4 Rowland (David (Russell)3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)270 was born March 1812 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died ca. 1846 in Virginia.  She married (No. 93.) Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt. 16 June 1840 in Botetourt Co.271,272, son of Joseph Gilmore and Mildred Rowland.  He was born 29 August 1812 in Rockbridge Co. VA273, and died 16 February 1863 in Sidney Vale, Rockbridge Co. VA274.


                       Children are listed above under (No. 93)  Joseph Gilmore, Jr, Capt..



    98.  Mary Russell4 Rowland (David (Russell)3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born February 1814 in Botetourt Co. VA275, and died 11 November 1839 in Cairo, Egypt276.  She married Samuel Rutherford Houston 08 June 1834 in Botetourt Co. VA277,278.  He was born 12 March 1806 in Rural Valley, Rockbridge Co. VA279, and died Aft. 1882.

Notes for Mary Russell Rowland: 
Burial: Alexandria, Egypt

Samuel Rutherford Houston's  Biographical Sketches of the Houston Family,*  No. 6, pg 75: (Courtesy Sam Houston Museum. )      *Shortened title.

"He (Samuel Rutherford Houston) was married, first, to Mary Russell Rowland,
who was born in Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co. VA., the second daughter of Col.
 William Rowland, a man of considerable wealth and influence.... She died... in the
 year 1839, November 19th, aged 25 years and 9 months."

Oddly, all other  information indicates that Mary Russell was the daughter of David Rowland,
not William.   Could Samuel have suffered from a senior moment when he
named Mary's Uncle William as her father?  Or, are researchers reading the wrong infor-
mation into the records?  The information below, while agreeing with the Houston book,  probably  used that same book as its source. 

(The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, 1976, MS 76-108, p. 11.
www.wvculture.org/history/reposits_not_wv/ n_carolina.html )

Samuel Rutherford Houston (1806-1887) Family papers, 1777-1887, 2 ft. Presbyterian minister and missionary. . . .
Mary Russell ROWLAND  - 1839
BIRTH: Pattensburg, Botetourt County, Va.
DEATH: 1839, Alexanderia, Egypt
Father: William ROWLAND , Col.

This collection contains,

"Samuel Rutherford Houston (1806-1887) Family papers, 1777-1887,
 . . . correspondence of his wife, Mary Russell Rowland Houston (d. 1839),
and journal (1777-1781) of his father, Rev. Samuel Houston (1758?-1839)."

Perhaps Mary 's coorespondence would reveal the names of her parents.  In the meantime,
family wills and other data seem to indicate that Mary's father was David Rowland.  As
 Patte Wood pointed out  in an email on Mar 14, 2003,  the  records show that Mary
Russell was raised by her Jordan grandparent,  which would prove her father as David.


Children of Mary Rowland and Samuel Houston are:
    185    i.    Rutherford Rowland5 Houston, born 1835 in Smyrna, Asia Minor (Turkey).  He married
                   Margrett "Maggie" Steele.

 Rutherford Rowland Houston (1836-1917) Presbyterian minister, Greenbrier
           Presbytry (WV) 1863-71. Source:  abaa.org/dbp/ Antiquarian Booksellers of America.

1850 Census Monroe Co. VA
Saml Houston    44
Margaret P        33
Rutherford R.     14
4 additional children of Saml and Margaret

1880  Census Fincastle, VA :  Rutherford  & Margrett Houston, 8 children.
   
     186    ii.    Catherine Elizabeth Houston, born 02 December 1838 in Greece; died 10 May 1839 in Athens,
                      Greece280.  Burial: Protestant Cemetery of Athens



    100.  Elizabeth Patton4 Rowland (David (Russell)3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born ca. 1818 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died before February 1854 in Rockbridge Co. VA.  She married Edward Echols 26 October 1842 in Botetourt Co. VA281.  He was born 1817 in Lynchburg,  VA, and died 03 October 1874 in Maury River, Nat. Bridge Dist. VA. He married (2) Susan Burks Feb. 1854.

Notes for Edward Echols:
(News-Gazette; The Echols by Bob Driver, Thursday April 4, 2002 )
Edward, Robert Joseph and John W. Echols were born in Lynchburg, the sons of Joseph Echols.
Edward Echols, the eldest, was born in 1817 and moved to the Balcony Falls area of Rockbridge
County and opened an iron ore mine in the area by 1855. He operated the locks and ran boats on
the James River and Kanawha Canal. The locks can still be seen behind the house next to the river. Edward also ran a trading post. He is listed as a farmer on the 1860 census. Edward Echols was
exempt as an ore miner in March 1862. He enlisted in the Rockbridge Senior Reserves at Balcony
Falls on April 16, 1864, age 46, six feet one and one-half inches tall, with dark complexion, black
eyes and black hair. There his military record ends. He is listed on the 1870 census as a farmer
in the Natural Bridge District.  He died at the mouth of the North (now Maury) River on Oct. 3,
1874. The home Edward Echols built in 1855 still stands near the Maury River and has been
owned by the Echols family to this day.  The 253-acre farm located at the intersection of U.S.
501 and Va. 130 has been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Landmarks Register.


1870 Census Natural Bridge Twn. Rockbridge Co. VA
HH# 156 (pg 24)
Echols, Edward         52  Farmer
             J. Rowland   26   Dry Goods Merchant
             John             22   Farmer      
             Mary Allen    16 
             Ernest           5
             Hubert           3
             William           2
             Laura M.     4/12
             Eliza J.          20
 Burks, Sarah P          45

   

Children of Elizabeth Rowland and Edward Echols are:
    187    i.    Joseph Rowland5 Echols, born 27 August 1843 in Balcony Falls, Botetourt Co. VA;
                    died 09 September 1889 in Lowell Station, W.Va.

Notes for Joseph Rowland Echols:
(News-Gazette;The Echols by Bob Driver, Thursday April 4, 2002 ) - Joseph R. Echols, born at Balcony Falls on Aug. 27, 1843, was a student at Washington College 1860-61. He entered the Virginia Military Institute on Jan. 15, 1862 (class of 1865) and served in the battle of New Market, where a minie ball just cut the skin on his thigh. He remained a cadet until they disbanded in Richmond in April 1865. He is listed as five feet nine inches tall, with fair complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair. Following the war, Joseph R. Echols was a commission merchant and ran a line of boats on the canal. In 1868, he became an engineer involved in railroad construction with the firm of Mason, Hoge and Co., until his death at Lowell Station, W.Va., on Sept. 9, 1889. He is buried in the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church cemetery.

More About Joseph Rowland Echols:
Burial: Falling Springs Cemetery

    188    ii.    John Jordan Echols, born 29 January 1846 in Balcony Falls, Botetourt Co. VA;
                    died 12 November 1926 in Lewisburg, W.Va.,.

Notes for John Jordan Echols:
(News-Gazette;The Echols by Bob Driver, Thursday April 4, 2002 )- John J. Echols was born at Balcony Falls on Jan. 29, 1846. He served in the Rockbridge Reserves during the war. He was farming his father's estate in 1870. He later moved to Lewisburg, W.Va., where he was involved in real estate. He died there Nov. 12, 1926, and is buried in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church cemetery there.

    189    iii.    Eliza J Echols, born 1850.
    190    iv.    Mary Allen Echols, born ca. 1854. She may have been child of Edward Echols and Susan Burks

Children of Edward Echols and Susan Burks are:
    191    v.      Ernest Echols, born 1865.
    192    vi.    Hubert Echols, born 1867.
    193    vii.   William Echols, born 1868.
    194    viii.   Laura M. Echols, born May 1870.



    103.  Robert Madison4 Rowland (Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)282 was born 11 September 1822 in High Bridge, VA283,284, and died 29 May 1865 in Point Lookout Prison, Maryland285.  He married Rebecca Frances Lackey 09 January 1851 in Rockbridge Co. VA286,287, daughter of Thomas Lackey and Sarah Poage.  She was born 02 September 1828 in Rockbridge, VA288, and died Bet. 06 - 08 December 1873 in Rockbridge, VA288.

Notes for Robert Madison Rowland:

Robert was a Confederate soldier-- enlisting twice during the war. 
His first enlistment was in  Company A, 28th Virginia Infantry in August 1861. 
Wounded at Frazier's Farm 30 June 1862, Robert was discharged from the
Confederate Army 24 July 1862 because of physical disability resulting from
the wound.  At time of discharge, he was listed as 40 yrs old, blue eyes, light
hair, florid complextion, 6' tall.  (See LVA archive entry below)

He re-enlisted on October 31, 1864, joining Company C, 14th Virginia Calvary
of the Valley Rangers at Luray, VA.  Company C, 14th Virginia Cavalry was
organized by his brother-in-law, Capt. William A. Lackey.  Less than two weeks later
during the battle of Cedarville on November 12th, Robert was captured when Confederate
troops were surprised midstream in the Shenandoah River by Union Forces.  Although
the Confederates held their own in the battle, 300 of their men were taken
prisoner.   Robert was taken to the Union Military Prison at Point Lookout, Maryland
 -Prisoner ID #05851- and died there of Chronic Diarrhea on May 29, 1865. He was
buried at the prison in an unmarked grave. His name is listed among the official
records at  the Confederates Monument at Point Lookout State Park, which lies at t
he southern tip of the Maryland Peninsula.

Point Lookout State Park lies at the southern tip of the Maryland Peninsula. During
the Civil War it was the home of one of the largest prisons for Confederate POWs.
Of the more than 52,000 prisoners incarcerated here, it is believed that over 14,000 died.
Conditions in the prison were deplorable. Food was scarce, causing prisoners to eat
rats and other dead animals. Malaria, scurvy, tuberculosis, caused many deaths.
Overcrowding allowed viral diseases to spread quickly. Prisoners had no shoes to
wear, and only a blanket to keep warm in winter.  The dead were buried at the prison
cemetery, but were later re-interred in a mass grave, now marked by a single monument
with their names inscribed at the base.

ID:                    05851   
Last name:    Rowland   
First name:   R.   
Mid name:     M.   
Nickname:       
Served With:    14th Cavalry Co. C VA

Source:  U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Database



Library of Virginia (LVA) Archives (available online):
Author    Rowland, Robert M., b. ca. 1821. 
Title    Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing, 1863 May 26. 
Material    1  leaf. 
Gen. note    Item is located in oversize, box 7. 
Summary    Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing, 26 May 1863, for back pay
owed Robert M. Rowland (b. 1821) of Botetourt County, Virginia, who had been discharged
from Company A, 28th Virginia Infantry due to a physical disability on 24 July 1862. The
list provides Rowland's rank, physical description, occupation, place of birth, date and place
of enlistment, date and amount last paid and by whom, and other miscellaneous information. 
Citation:  Robert M. Rowland. Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing, 26 May 1863.
Accession 24651. Personal papers collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219. 
Biog./Hist. Note    Robert M. Rowland was born about 1841 in Botetourt County, Virginia.
A farmer, he enlisted in Company A, 28th Virginia Infantry in August 1861. Wounded at
Frazier's Farm 30 June 1862, Rowland was discharged from the Confederate Army 24
July 1862 because of physical disability resulting from the wound. 


Note the picture in the Rowland family archives that is believed to be that of Robert's wife,
Rebecca Francis Lackey Rowland. It was probably taken to send to her husband, as it was
common practice for the soldiers to carry a miniature of a wife or dear one along with a small
Bible in a uniform pocket.   It was reported in the archives that "two letters from his wife are
 included in the muster rolls".   (unverfied)   

More About Robert Madison Rowland:
Burial: 29 May 1865, Mass Grave in Prison
Military service 1: Bet. 08 August 1861 - 24 June 1862, Co A 28th Virginian289
Military service 2: 31 October 1864, Co C 14th Virginian Cavalry.


1860 Botetourt Co. Census enumerated 11 Aug 1860
HH 955   Robt. M Rowland      38  Farmer    15,000   4450    (born) VA
                Fannie R Rowland    30                                                       "
                Mary A Rowland        9                                                       "
                Ann (S?)                   6                                                       "
                Victoria                     1                                                       "

              1860 Slave Schedule lists Robert as owner of 7 slaves, 3 under 10 yrs old. 


Notes for Rebecca Frances Lackey:
According to Robert's muster roll records, when he went to war he left his wife and family in
the Fancy Hill District of Rockbridge Co.  After his death, Fanny and her sister Martha, are found
there, visiting their brother Samuel R. Lackey at the time of the 1870 Census of Rockbridge Co.

1870 Census Rockbridge Co. VA
HH# 66   Natural Bridge Twn.   (pg 12)
Lackey, Martha             42       On visit
Rowland, Mrs. R.F.       40       On visit

I have not been able to locate Fanny and Robert's children in the 1870 census.
               
Information on vital dates of  Rebecca, Robert and their children is taken from pages in  the
family Bible under the heading of  "Family Record" and  labeled "Marriages", "Births", and
 "Deaths". The Bible was most likely  new at the time Rebecca and Robert Rowland were
married,  and  the first entry on each page pertains to them.   After Rebecca's death, it was
taken over for a time by her daughter Mary "Allie" Rowland Humes,  and later by Allie's
daughter, Fanny Humes Linke.  Copies of these pages were distributed to family members 
sometime before 1960.   Names and dates on the  copies are sometimes difficult to read, and
required a bit of guesswork and comparison with other family records.

Note:   This is not the same bible that provided the information regarding the children
of Thomas Rowland which was copied by  "Aunt Lou".   That Bible belonged to Mildred Rowland Gilmore and then to her daughter, Eliza Stuart Humes. 

Children of Robert Rowland and Rebecca Lackey are:
+   195    i.    Mary Alla (Allie)5 Rowland, born 11 February 1852 in Highbridge, VA; died 1889 in Liberty
                     Springs, AR.
+   196    ii.    Annie Eliza Rowland, born 21 September 1853 in Botetourt Co. VA; died 20 May 1916
                      in Berge, WA.
     197    iii.    Eleanor Poague Rowland291, born 17 June 1854 in VA292; died 04 October 1858.
+  198    iv.    Isabella Victoria Rowland, born 01 November 1858 in VA292.
+   199    v.     Robert Lacky Rowland, born 21 February 1861 in VA; died 31 July 1936 in Saltese, WA.
     200    vi.    Jesse Warren Rowland, born 22 November 1863 in VA292; died Aft. 1920 in WA293.
                       Burial: Saltese Cemetery, Saltese, WA294  Records list him as "Jeppe", an error due to
                        the double "S" which was written as "ff".

 1910 Census  Lane, OR
    Jessie W Rowland BLUE RVR PCT, (Est dob) 1862 VA  "Homesteader"  VA  VA

1920 Census Seattle, King Co. WA
     J.W. Rowland age 57  Single  Lodger  6th Ave s.   VA  VA  VA



    104.  Elizabeth Susan4 Rowland (Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 1828 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died Aft. 1880.  She married her 2nd cousin,  (No. 51) James (Luck) Rowland 31 May 1847 in Botetourt Co. VA295,296, son of William Rowland and Nancy Luck.  He was born ca. 1823 in Botetourt Co. , VA, and died Aft. 1880. 

More About Elizabeth Susan Rowland:
Alt. Name: Middle name may have been Susannah, after grandmother, Susannah Paxton


MARRIAGE: Recorded  as daughter of Jesse Rowland (deceased), bondsman
Joseph Layne, (her stepfather) minister Samuel D. Campbell (Presbyterian) 2 June 1847. 
 

1850 Federal Census Botetourt Co.
3   1002 1002 Rowland       James           27   M         Merchant       1,577    Virginia
4   1002 1002 Rowland       Elizabeth S.  26   F                                              Virginia
5   1002 1002 Rowland       William I.       2    M                                             Virginia
6   1002 1002 Rowland       Mary A.        1/12 F                                              Virginia
7   1002 1002 Dill               John              16   M            Farmer                       Virginia   (hired hand)


1870 Federal Census Buchanan Twn, Jackson PO, Botetourt Co.
James (45) and Susan (42) with children Mary (20) Robert M. (16), John R. (8).
 In the same household is James brother, Wm P. (J?D?) Rowland (42) farmer (land  value4200).


1880 Census   Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia
James ROLAND       Self   M   Male       W    57                                All + parents  b. VA
 Susan ROLAND      Wife   M   Female   W    55       Keeping House
 William J. ROLAND  Son   S   Male        W   30       Farmer               
 James ROLAND       Son   S   Male         W   26       Farmer                
 George ROLAND       Son   S   Male        W   24       Farmer              
 Robert ROLAND        Son   S   Male       W    22      Merchant           
 John R. ROLAND       Son   S   Male        W    19       Farmer              
 Sallie CRAIG           Other   S   Female   B    22      Domestic Servant  
  Nancy P. KYLE       Mother   W   Female  W   82                                   

Nancy P. Rowland Kyle, widow of both William Rowland and James Kyle,  apparently traveled between
the homes of her sons.  At the time of the census 1860,  she was with her son William Rowland;
in 1870, with William H.Kyle, her son with James Kyle; and in 1880, with  William's brother, James.

Children of James and Elizabeth Susan Rowland are listed above under (51) James (Luck) Rowland.



    105.  William Paxton4 Rowland (Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)297 was born 1829 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 1887 in Texas.  He married Mattie Staples.  She was born 1835 in Amherst Co. VA, and died Aft. 1880.

 
                        1880 Census Place San Marcos, Hays, Texas 
 Wm. T.(sic) ROWLAND       Self    M   Male      51       VA           Carpenter            VA       VA 
 Mattie D. ROWLAND          Wife   M   F           45       VA          Keeping House     VA       VA 
 Willie P. ROWLAND            Dau      S    F           16       VA            (b ca. 1864)                 
 Walter S. ROWLAND          Son     S   Male       13       VA             (b ca 1867)
 Walker ROWLAND              Son     S   Male       11       MO            (b ca 1869        
 
More About William Paxton Rowland:
Emigration: 1850, To Texas

   
Children of William Rowland and Mattie Staples are:
    201    i.    Willie P.5 Rowland, born 1864. 
    202    ii.   Walter S. Rowland, born 1867.
    203    iii.  Walker Rowland, born 1869.


Sources:   Generation 4
164.  1850  CensusBotetourt Co. VA, District 8 Page:  157, Age 60 in 1850 census.  Jane and  daughter  Mary, age 30. are living next to her father, Edward McDonald, age 89.
165.  Julie Lineberry and others.  unverified.
166.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, b(ond) Edward McDonald  father  min-Elizabeth McDonald 22 Apr 1813.
167.  Dob based on census of 1850.
168.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Bride Harriett was d/o Edw. McDonald, and s/o Jane who married Barclay Kyle. Groom listed as James Kyle, but no verification that he was s/o Wm and Sarah Kyle.
169.  ibid. Sarah's father, James Kyle, inserted a codicil in his will which prevented Sarah's husband from gaining control of any inheritance in the Kyle estate.
170.  Howard Snooks <howardsnooks@comcast.net>, E-mail 2 Aug 2003, descend from your #38 George Rowland, who married Mary Polly Wilson, daughter of Matthew Wilson.  Their daughter Harriet (b.ca. 1807, d.06 Jan. 1899) married Mathew Wilson Steele ca. 1825, son of Robert Steel and Elizabeth Wilson.
171.  Obituary, Pueblo Chieftain Jan. 8, 1889, Mrs. Matthew Steele, one of the pioneer women of Colorado, died on Saturday at 2:00 a.m., aged 83 years, at her home on her ranch North of Pueblo, in this county. The funeral occurred on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m., and was very largely attended. She was buried on ground near her residence. She had lived on that ranch twenty-five years. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. John C. Hay. .
172.  Howard Snooks <howardsnooks@comcast.net>, Information regarding Harriet Rowland and Matthew Steele.
173.  ibid Mathew and Harriet were among the first settlers of the Pueblo, Coloradoarea, at the confluence of Fountain and Steele Creek.  They came in 1859 from Arkansas after having previously lived in Wisconsin.
174.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland, Elizabeth S & James Rowland  31 May 1847; d Jesse Rowland, dec.  b(ond) Joseph Layne  min Samuel D. Campbell, Presby. 2 Jun1847.
175.  Wanda Stefanc.
176.  WPA reports ca 1936, Virginia Historical Inventory, LVA, "Electronic," LVU records include a Mary  Rowland who d Jan 31, 1875.  Could this be the same woman mentioned in Julia Bilyue's research notes that reads,          "Mary Gilmore Rowland            Died Jan 31 1875 -Age 25."
177.  "Bilyeu, Julia Humes, Miscellaneous genealogy notes," On a note that starts "Robert Madison Rowland".  Near the bottom of the page, Julia wrote "James Rowland" and then, " Mary Gilmore Rowland Died Jan 31 1875 Age 25." Mary was the 1st cousin of Julia's mother.
178.  Census 1880 Botetourt Co. VA, Age om 1880 census 53 yrs.
179.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Marriage bond gives place of birth as Roanoke, but that may have just been his residence.  Census of 1880 gives place of birth as Botetourt Co.
180.  Census 1880 Botetourt Co. VA.
181.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
182.  Barnhardt, Becky; <beckybarnhardt@rivnet.net>, ID: I895 Name: Selina Ann Catharine GILMORE Sex: F Birth: 9 FEB 1829 .
183.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
184.  Yeatman, Josephine Gilmore;, Gives marriage date of Salina and John B. Rowland  as December 2, 1852.
185.  Wheatley, J.W.; letter  from Josephine Gilmore Yeatman,  (Cited by John W. Wheatley, June 28, 1912), Josephine listed her aunt's full name as,Saliina Ann Catharine Irvine Gilmore.
186.  Library of Virginia, Death Records Indexing Project : CATALOG CARD, DECEASED  Rowland, Salina I.     Date of death: February 17, 1877.  NOTE  Place of death (other than Botetourt Co.): Roaring River.   Source of information: Botetourt County, 1877, page 2.  .
187.  Jane Eckert (eckertjg@msn.com), Email 28 May 02, Cites "We Are One".
188.  WPA reports ca 1936, Virginia Historical Inventory, LVA, "Electronic," Floyd Co. VA Cemeteries.
189.  ibid.
190.  Jane Eckert (eckertjg@msn.com).
191.  Worrell, Anne Lowry, Marriages, Wills, and some Revolutionary war records Botetourt county, Virginia;  Hillsville, Va, 1958,  (Hillsville, VA, 1958. Genealogical Pub. Ince Baltimore, MD 21202), pg 62, Will of James Rowland April 1810.
192.  Census 1880 Botetourt Co. VA, Fincastle, HH  Charlotte Thompson age 76,  daughter Charlotte A., age 32 and son-in-law Archer McClintic.
193.  Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, LVA, ANDERSON THOMPSON CHARLOTTE ROWLAND 15 October 1822 BotetourtNEWSPAPER  Herald of the Valley, Saturday, October 19,1822ENTRY  Married- On Tuesday, October 15, by Rev. Robert Logan, Mr. Anderson Thompson, to Miss Charlotte, daughter of Capt. James Rowland, dec'd all of Botetourt County. (p. 3, c. 3)  Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.  .
194.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, "Anderson Thompson & Charlotte Rowland 15 Oct 1822; Anderson ward of James S Allen d William, who also gives surety. "  The "d William" would indicate William was her father, but most likely William gave surety as her uncle, not her father.   Marriage bond needed.
195.  1850  CensusBotetourt Co. VA, Age  23 ; occupation- Physician Living with parents.
196.  ibid. Age 15.
197.  ibid. Age 12.
198.  ibid. Age 9.  His middle initial may be T or K... handwriting in census hard to read.
199.  ibid. Age 6.
200.  ibid.Age 3.
201.  Wanda Stefanc.
202.  Terry, Judia and Ralph, "Electronic," http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jrterry/families/.
203.  ibid.
204.  David Johnson  <smltnt@yahoo.com>, All information about Jefferson and his family is based on research of David Johnson.
205.  ibid.
206.  1860 Census Decalb Co. TN,  (5 Sept 1860), pg 220, Jefferson Rowland age 55.
207.  David Johnson
208.  ibid
209.  Kevin West, The Joel Cross bible lists James Rowland's dob as 24 Sep 1795.  The James Rowland in the 1850 Census of Smith Co. TN (taken 5 Sep 1850) is listed as age 54.... NC listed as place of birth.
210.  ibid. The 1850 Census indicates James was 54.  As the census was taken on 5 September, he had not yet had his birthday that year.  Using the day and month as given in the Joel Cross bible for James' birth, 24 September, he would have turned 55 just a couple of weeks after the census was taken.  Subtracting 55 from 1850 results in a date of 1795.  This confirms the 1795 birth year as given in the Cross bible for James..
211.  ibid.The area which became Tennessee was part of North Carolina until it became an independent state on 1 Jun 1796.  So our James may have been born in the area of Smith Co. in 1795-96, but at that time it would have been North Carolina!  This is another good argument for his birth having occurred before Tennessee became a state.
212.  ibid. Smith County Chancery Court Records, "James Rowland died, I think, nine years ago last October." As this deposition was given on 2 July 1875, "last October" would have been in 1874 and that would place his death in October of 1865.
213.  ibid.  Citation:  Bible of Joel Cross:  The first entry in the bible was the marriage of James Rowland to Martha Payne 11 Feb. 1817.
214.  Smith County Chancery Court, Deposition of 2 July 1875.
(courtesy of David Johnson & Kevin West),
215.  ibid.   Chancery Court case Mary A. Hallum vs George W. Cardwell, et al, 1873, Box 54, Folder 2768), From a deposition 2 July 1875 by  ". . . Susannah Rowland aged 55 years . . .".
216.  Smith County Chancery Court Records, 1875 Chancery Court case Mary A. Hallum vs George W. Cardwell, From deposition of  Susannah Rowland , step-mother of Mary Rowland Hallum:- "George Roland was the youngest and he is dead.".
217.  ibid.  In depostion of 2 July 1875, Susannah Rowland states that at the time she married James, his younges child was George.
218. ibid.
219.  Kevin West, Chancery Court case Mary A. Hallum vs George W. Cardwell, Deposition of Susannah Rowland.
220.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912.
221.  ibid.
222.  Dodd, Jordan; Early American Marriages, VA to 1850, Date of Bond ?  Name given as Elizabeth Gilmore. Samule Houston, Presbyterian Minister officiated.
223.  Peter Binkley;  Wheatley Family Archives @http://www.wallandbinkley.com/, "Mother's grandfather (Wm. Humes) married Eliza Carlin in Philadelphia, where were born William..."  This is in error.  William married Eliza Gilmore in Rockbrdige Co. VA.  His father married Elizabeth Carlin in PA.
224.  1900 U.S.Census, Spokane census, Daughter Mildred lists father's place of birth listed as Pennsylvania.
225.  1850 Census Morgan Co. MO..
226.  1860 Census Morgan Co. MO.
227.  Wheatley Family Archives, Full name given in letter from sister, Mildred.
228.  Peter Binkley;  Wheatley Family Archives @http://www.wallandbinkley.com/, http://www.wallandbinkley.com/wheatley/catalog.html:I.C.h. Letter to Elizabeth Humes ("Mother" = Eliza Stuart Gilmore Humes, 1807-1860) from John C. Humes, 1830-49), Boonville, Friday 25 May [1849]. 1849 is the only year between 1838 and John's death when 25 May fell on a Friday. John died 14 June 1849.
229.  ibid. Humes Genealogy.
230.  Census 1860 Morgan Co., Osage Twn. Enumeration date: 24 Aug 1860.  Mary in household with mother and brothers Tom and James.
231.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, Cites information provided by Josephine Gilmore Yeatman.
232.  Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr., Joe, Jr.'s will was written in January 1863 and when presented in March.  John Wheatley wrote that Joe Jr. died at Sidney Vale of "dropsy of the chest"  on Feb. 16, 1862.  The day is probably correct, but off by one year..
233.  Morse, Sally Luten; genforum 11-18-01., Catherine Beal Rowland  and Catherine Paxton , wives  of Jos. Gilmore Jr.were 1st cousins,.
234.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Catharine Rowland & Joseph Gilmore  16  June 1840;  Catharine ward of James Paxton, b(ond) Madison Gilmore; min-Henry H Paine (Presby).
235.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
236.  ibid.  Date of bond:  27 October 1847.
237.  Wm. M. Paxton, The Paxtons-We Are One,  (Platte City, MO 1903), Pg. 257.
238.   Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, Cites information provided by Josephine Gilmore Yeatman.
239.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, 525, Marriage bond 27 Oct 1847: JJ Paxton testifies age of bride as over 21.
240.  Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr., Rockbridge Co. VA  Will Book 17, pp. 56, Catherine not named in husband's will  written 15 January 1863.
241.  Wm. M. Paxton, The Paxtons-We Are One,  (Platte City, MO 1903), pg 257.
242.  Morse, Sally Luten, Named as younger brother of Tom Russell Gilmore.
243.  1860 Census Rockbridge Co VA, Listed as  "H. Carter Gilmore" , age 16.
244.  Morse, Sally Luten; genforum 11-18-01., Henry was shot in the head ... taken to prison and died at the camp hospital (??)  in NY harbor. Tom brought his remains home (shipped home) to be buried in High Bridge Cemetery.
245.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com), "Electronic," Henry Gilmore  Service Record:   Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1864Enlisted in Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 20 October 1864.POW on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VAWounded on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA (Shot in head)Died of wounds Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 May 1865 in David's  Is. NY .
246.  American Civil War Soldiers,  (ancestry.com), "Electronic," Henry Gilmore   Service Record:   Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1864Enlisted in Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 20 October 1864.POW on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VAWounded on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA (Shot in head)Died of wounds Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 May 1865 in David's Island, NY .
247.  Census Records, Anna reported as 1 year old in 1850 census.
248.  Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr., Rockbridge Co. VA  Will Book 17, pp. 56, Not named in father's will of January 1863. .
249.  Will of Sarah Wood Rowland, Named in mother's will as Eliza G. Davis.
250.  1850  Census Botetourt Co. VA, Eliza G. Davis, age 30 in 1850.
251.  Botetourt Co. VA. Records,.
252.  Tombstone Inscription, Buried near her mother in the private Rowland burying ground.
253.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Vol I, pg 94, William S. (Davis) & Eliza Rowland 12 Sep 1835 (bond) d Sarah b- James Wood min John A Van Lear- 15 Sept 1835.
254.  Patte Wood, (Citation: George Robert Davis family bible, 1801 - 1959.), William Samuel DAVIS, son  of Thomas S. DAVIS (1789-1827) & Mary PRICE (-1811), in Botetourt Co. VA  was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, on 8 Feb 1810. William Samuel died in Botetourt Co., VA, in 1865. Occupation: Farmer..
255.  1850  CensusBotetourt Co. VA, Age reported as 40 in 1850.
256.  WPA reports ca 1936, Virginia Historical Inventory, LVA, "Electronic," Rowland Burying Ground report:, Tombstone reads:  In memory of Eliza G. Wife of Wm. S. Davis Died May 19, 1859 Aged 39 years & 3 months. "No shadoe rested on her brow, She uttered not a sigh; Gently she drew her parting breath, and softly closed her eyes."
257.  Will of Wm S. Davis,  1865, "I appoint my son-in-law Joseph F. Robinson executor..."
258.  WPA reports ca 1936, Virginia Historical Inventory, LVA, "Electronic," Rowland Burying Ground; tombstone reads, William Thomas, s/o W.S. & E.G. Davis, Died June 11, 1845, Aged 5 years, 9 mo and 10 days.
259.  Note, Grandmother's will names her as Mariah W. Davis.  In her father's will, he refers to her as Maria Williams.  Probably a transcription error.
260.  Will of Sarah Wood Rowland, Named in mother's will.
261.  1850  CensusBotetourt Co. VA, Based on age (28) in census.
262.  Will of Sarah Wood Rowland; May 1853, Named in mother's will.
263.  Patte Wood, e-mail 15 Mar 2004, "The Wm R who died April 1, 1853 was the s/o Wm. and Sally."
264.  Library of Virginia, Rowland, William R. Gen. note    Date of death: April 1, 1853.     Place of death (other than Botetourt County): Fincastle.  Note    Source of information: Botetourt County, 1853, page 2.  .
265.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Vol I , pg 256, William R Rowland & Isabella Ferguson  26 Aug 1850; d Joseph Ferguson dec. b- William E H Word   min- George T Wilmer  27 Aug 1850.Note: Isabella's mother was Jane Kyle.
266.  Patte Wood.
267.  Will of Sarah Wood Rowland, 1853.(courtesy of Patte Wood), Named in grandmother's will and identified as s/o Wm.Robert Rowland.
268.  ibid. . "...I give and bequeath unto my Grandson David Robert Rowland, my negro girl Julia and her future increase and my negro boy Charles..."
269.  Patte Wood.
270.  Morse, Sally Luten; genforum 11-18-01., Catherine Beal Rowland  and Catherine Paxton , wives  of Jos. Gilmore Jr.were 1st cousins,.
271.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Catharine Rowland & Joseph Gilmore  16  June 1840;  Catharine ward of James Paxton, b(ond) Madison Gilmore; min-Henry H Paine (Presby).
272.  Dodd, Jordan et al Early American Marriages,  (available at ancestry.com).
273.  Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, Wheatley, J.W.;  Genealogy notes of June 28, 1912, Cites information provided by Josephine Gilmore Yeatman.
274.  Will of Joseph Gilmore, Jr., Joe, Jr.'s will was written in January 1863 and when presented in March.  John Wheatley wrote that Joe Jr. died at Sidney Vale of "dropsy of the chest"  on Feb. 16, 1862.  The day is probably correct, but off by one year..
275.  Houston, Samuel Rutherford, Brief Biographical Account of the Houston Family,  (Elm St. Publ., Cincinnati, 1882), Rev. Houston notes that Mary was the 2nd  daughter of  "Col. Wm Rowland of Pattonsburg", yet I cannot find a Wm that could have been her father.   It is known that Mary was a granddaughter of Thomas and Mary Russell Rowland, and most researchers list her as a d/o David, not William.
276.  Houston, Samuel Rutherford, Brief Biographical Account of the Houston Family,  (Elm St. Publ., Cincinnati, 1882).
277.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Houston, Samuel R & Mary R Rowland  8 Jun 1834; "Rev" Samuel Houston b(ond) James Paxton, gdn for Mary min-John A Van Lear- 13 Jul 1834.
278.  Houston, Samuel Rutherford, Brief Biographical Account of the Houston Family,  (Elm St. Publ., Cincinnati, 1882), Refers to his first wife as "...daughter of Colonel William Rowland of Pattonsburg."
279.  Houston, Samuel Rutherford, Brief Biographical Account of the Houston Family,  (Elm St. Publ., Cincinnati, 1882), No. 6 pg 72-.
280.  Houston, Samuel Rutherford, Brief Biographical Account of the Houston Family,  (Elm St. Publ., Cincinnati, 1882), Died May 10, 1839 aged 5 months and 8 days. Dob estimated.
281.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Vol. II pg 106, "Edward Echols  & Elizabeth P. Rowland  26 Oct 1842; ward of the late James Paxton b-Madison Gilmore who test. age of bride as over 21  min- Henry H Paine, Presby. - 10 Nov 1842."
282.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible, Copies of pages labelled  Births,  Deaths, and Marriages on file.  Bible had first been owned by Robert and Rebecca Lackey Rowland.
283.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible, Copy of page "Births".
284. ibid.
285.  Point Lookout Prison Records.
286,  Rowland  Family Bible, Date of marriage given  in Bible given as 9 January 1851.
287.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Rcds #337 Bond dated 2 January 1851.
288.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
289.  Library of Virginia, Accession 24651. Personal papers collection., Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing, 26 May 1863, for back pay owed Robert M. Rowland (b. 1821) of Botetourt County, Virginia, who had been discharged from Company A, 28th Virginia Infantry due to a physical disability on 24 July 1862.   (Note: Copy of original in my files.).
290.  Mike Gardebled, Photograph of tombstone.
291.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible, Entry made by mother  states Eleanor was 2 years and 3 months old when she died on Octobet 4, 1858.  This is the first entry on the copy of the page.
292.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
293.  Saltese Cemetery Records, ROWLAND, Jeppe Warren, b. 11/22/1863, d. ___,  Sextant or transcriber misread Jesse's name.  The tombstone's double "S" may have been carved as a large "f".
294.  ibid.  Rowland, Jeppe Warren, b. Nov 22, 1863, d. no date, (per Joanne Kartak, given name is Jesse Warren.) Sexton files and headstone read as listed..
295.  Vogt & Kethley, Botetourt Co. Marriages 1770-1853,  Iberian Pub. Co. Athens, Georgia 1987, Rowland, Elizabeth S & James Rowland  31 May 1847; d Jesse Rowland, dec.  b(ond) Joseph Layne  min Samuel D. Campbell, Presby. 2 Jun1847.
296.  Wanda Stefanc.
297.  Unverified, Middle name.





Generation No. 5


    137.  James A.5 Rowland (George4, George3, George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1825 in TN.  He married Mary A..  She was born ca. 1826 in TN.
:
1860 Census Carroll Co. AR. Jefferson Twp. Mt Pleasant P.O.
32      ROWLAND, James A            30        TN     farmer      [b.1830?]
32      ROWLAND, Mary A              29         TN
32      ROWLAND, George M            8         AR
32      ROWLAND, Martha L              4         AR
32      ROWLAND, Elizabeth R          3         AR

   
Children of James Rowland and Mary A. are:
    204    i.    George M.6 Rowland, born 1852 in Arkasas.
    205    ii.   Martha L. Rowland, born 1856 in Arkasas.
    206    iii.  Elizabeth R. Rowland, born 1857 in Arkasas.


    145.  George W.5 Rowland (John4, George3, George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1818 in TN.
   
Children of George W. Rowland are:
    207    i.    Elizabeth6 Rowland, born 1841 in Arkasas.
    208    ii.    Lydia F. Rowland, born 1842 in Arkasas.
    209    iii.    William H. Rowland, born 1845 in Arkasas.
    210    iv.    Joseph P. Rowland, born 1849 in Arkasas.


    148.  David James5 Rowland (Jefferson4, David3, George2, Robert1) was born ca. 1842 in TN.  He married Marina Sexton. 
   
Child of David Rowland and Marina Sexton is:
    211    i.    Bismark6 Rowland298, born ca. 1878 in TN.  He married Vera Robinson 01 June 1898 in
                   De Kalb Co. TN299; born ca. 1877.

David Johnson ( email 15 Oct 2003 :
My great grandfather, Bismark Rowland, had kept a lot of very old family
papers, letters, receipts, etc. under his stairway in Dekalb Co., Tn. (formed
from Smith Co.) in a cardboard whiskey box. Bismark was living on the farm
that seems to be originally owned by Robert Rowland. The box contained
original copies of Rowland documents. Many were for this Robert Rowland,
and the rest were for his descendants. I have one that states that Robert is
an heir of George Rowland and what he received. I have a letter concerning
the heirs of A. Breakenridge written to Robert Rowland from Abraham Looney
(of the VA Looneys?). Looney was wanting to buy Breakenridge's land from
Robert (who claimed half) and from the other heirs.

I have a shred of a very faded document that mentions "Robert" and "property
of James Rowland " and "__ingham in North Carolina" (torn and chewed). There
are several dates on it- 1811 and 1813.

Also:

"October 10, 1792 Received of George Rowland adm of George Rowland deceast
the sum of forty three pounds seven shillings & five pence  ? 

Robert Rowland

test
Thomas Caffey
John   ?   "

Robert  gave power of attorney to his "brother John" in Smith Co., Tn. on May 3, 1805.

There is a Smith Co., Tn. court case titled Tarlton Cains vs John Chambers, Box 14,
case #722, Dec. 17, 1825 in which Robert Rowland testified and his age was given as 65.
So, he's stating a 1760 birth date.

I have a letter carried by Robert Rowland from ___n Armstrong to "c/o Miller Sarvinn[?] for
David Williams directing David Williams to give Robert Rowland the map of "Swift" that
 "we had". It was stated that David Williams brother Ian might have it. David Williams was
at "Richmon Town, Madison Co., Ky. on the Kentucky River near the mouth of Tar__ (page torn)
Creek". This is dated May 10, 1819. Robert would have been leaving from the Smith Co., Tn.
area at that date.  Knowing that two of William's children in VA were staying with Robert Armstrong
after the death of William, I thought that the Armstrong writing this letter may be significant in
that respect.

I have a short note:

"Robert Rowland served a tour of duty on the frontier from May 1792 to February 1793.
(signed) Thomas Scott, Capt."


 Marriage of  Bismark Rowland and Vera Robinson:  See
1920 Census District 16, DeKalb, Tennessee



    154.  Martha W.5 Rowland (James4, James (George)3, George2, Robert1)300 was born ca. 1822 in TN.  She married Jacob W. Roe301.  He was born ca. 1811 in TN.

David West: Jacob W. Roe, appears as "J. W. Roe" on the 1840 Census of Smith Co. TN. He moved his family to Cedar County, Missouri in the early 1840s.
(citing deposition was given by a former slave, Aletha or Alethia Hallum in July 1875):   This particular entry provided me with a direct proof that my Jacob and Martha Roe in St. Clair Co. MO are the same couple who lived in Smith Co. TN.

Question: State if complt. Mary Hallum had a sister who married a man named Roe, and give full names if you can; whether living or dead; where does she live, if you know?
Answer: Yes sir, her sister Martha married Jacob Roe. They moved to Missouri. I don't know whether they are alive or not.

     1850 Census Cedar Dst. 17 (ancestry.com):-
Jacob W Roe 39 farmer,
Martha (W/M?) Roe 28,
Benjamin 10,
James 9,
John B. 3, (all born TN)
   
Children of Martha Rowland and Jacob Roe are:
    212    i.    Benjamin Franklin6 Roe, Sr., born ca. 1840 in TN.  He married Harriet Beale.

Marriage Notes for Benjamin Roe and Harriet Beale:
1880 Census St Clair  Missouri
Benj. F. Roe 41 born Tn, shown with (2nd?) wife Mary E. 32 b. Ohio, son Benj F. 16 b. MO, 2 daughters, Martha 2, and new born (Rebecca?).
Benj. Jr. parents reported as b. TN and Ohio.

 Next door is William K. Roe 27,  wife Mary. J.

    213    ii.    James Roe, born ca. 1839.
    214    iii.    John Bell Roe, born ca. 1847.



    160.  Franklin Pierce5 Rowland (James4, James (George)3, George2, Robert1) was born 1854 in TN.  He married Eliza Jane Nolen. 
   
Child of Franklin Rowland and Eliza Nolen is:
    215    i.    Richard Franklin6 Rowland.
Grandfather of Janine Phinney.
           

   Note:  All information above re. descendants of George Rowland, son of Robert, is based
               on ongoing research  by Mary Rowland, David Johnson, Kevin West, and Janine Clark.
               Many thanks to these very capable genealogists who know the difference between
               fools' gold and the real thing.  


    164.  Thomas Rowland5 Humes (Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Mildred Marie3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 20 August 1832 in Virginia302,303, and died 24 July 1899 in Texas304.  He married Mary "Lou" Joplin 25 July 1864305.  She was born 1845 in Virginia, and died 1929.

More About Thomas Rowland Humes:
Burial: 25 July 1899
Family Info: Married Lou Joplin; son Joseph Gilmore Humes

Notes for Mary "Lou" Joplin:
This is the "Aunt Lou" who, at the request of her sister-in-law,  Mildred Marie Humes Wheatley,  made a penciled memorandum of the Rowland family Bible page that listed Thomas and Martha Rowland's children.   The Bible was later destroyed in a fire in Thomas and Lou Humes'  house, but the penciled copy still exists in the family archives kept by Peter Binkley.   The Bible had  passed from the Rowlands via Milly Rowland Gilmore to her daughter, Eliza Gilmore Humes, then to Eliza's son Thomas Humes. 


1880 Federal Census Osage, MO
Thomas HUMES        Self       M         48         VA   County Surveyor     VA   VA      (
 Mary L. HUMES        Other    M         34         MO   Keeping House       VA   VA 
 Mary JOPLIN        MotherL   W         70         VA                                   VA   VA 
 Eva CORATHERS      Niece     S         20         MO                                  AL   MO 
 David EDMUNDSON  Other    S         17          VA     Laborer                 VA   VA 


Children of Thomas Humes and Mary Joplin are:
    216    i.    Joseph Gilmore6 Humes, born 1866; died 1867.
    217    ii.    Mary Humes.


    165.  Joseph Gilmore5 Humes (Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Mildred Marie3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 30 August 1835 in Virginia306, and died 1896 in Texas307.  He married Mary Jane Phillips.  She was born 1835 in Kentucky308, and died 1911.

  
Children of Joseph Humes and Mary Phillips are:
    218    i.    William6 Humes, born 1859.  May have died before 1870.
    219    ii.    John Humes, born 1861.  May have died before 1870.
    220   iii.   Mary Alice Humes, born 1863 in Missouri309.  She married Robert Ernest Curd; born 1870.
    221   iv.    Thomas Edwin Hume(s), born 31 October 1865 in Morgan County, MO310; died 06 October 1939.
    222   v.    Joseph Gilmore Humes, born 1868 in Missouri311; died 1911.
    223  vi.    Walter Humes, born 1870; died 1871.


    166.  Mildred Maria5 Humes (Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Mildred Marie3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 17 July 1838 in Miller Co. Missouri312,313, and died 08 March 1908 in Spokane(?)314.  She married William McCoy Wheatley315 1858 in Gravois Mills, Morgan County, MO.  He was born 22 August 1827 in Northumberland, PA315, and died Bef. 08 September 1900 in Spokane, WA (?)315.

Children of Mildred Humes and William Wheatley are:
    224    i.    William Edwin6 Wheatley, b. 1859 in PA; died Bet. 1860 - June 1870 in PA316.
    225    ii.   John Wright Wheatley317, b. 01 May 1861 in PA; died 18 June 1931; m. Mary Helen Van Devander.
 John was the diarist who visited his Gilmore relatives at Sidney Vale
 in the summer of 1867, when he was 15 years old.  He had a life-long
 interest in family genealogy.  Copies of many of his genealogy notes
 are in my files.  See Peter Binkley's Wheatley Catalog for a comlete list.
    226    iii.   Mildred Humes Wheatley, born 1863 in PA.
    227    iv.   Mary Eliza Wheatley, born 1865 in MO318; died 1958;  m. (1) Richard Kimball Bishop;
                      m. (2) John R. McBride.According to notes Mary made in an United Daughters of the
                      Confederacy application, she was born in Sidney Vale., the Gilmore plantation in VA.
    228    v.    Thorton Wheatley, born June 1867 in Missouri.
    229    vi.    Werner Carlin Wheatley, born March 1870 in Missouri.
    230    vii.    Harriet Gilmore Wheatley, born 1871 in MO; died 1962; m.William Irvin Williams.
                       Resided: 1959,  Bolder, CO.319
    231    viii.   Julia Wheatley, born 1878 in Pennsylvania.



    167.  James Edwin5 Humes (Eliza Stuart4 Gilmore, Mildred Marie3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 10 September 1840 in Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co. VA320, and died 17 December 1912 in Wilbur, WA.  He married (1) No.195 Mary Alla (Allie) Rowland October 1872 in Sidney Vale, VA321,322, daughter of Robert Rowland and Rebecca Lackey.  She was born 11 February 1852 in Highbridge, VA323, and died 1889 in Liberty Springs, AR.  He married (2) No. 196 Annie Eliza Rowland 1895 in Rathdrum, Kootenai Co., ID. Marriage record., daughter of Robert Rowland and Rebecca Lackey.  She was born 21 September 1853 in Botetourt Co. VA323, and died 20 May 1916 in Berge, WA324.

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, WA 325,326
Military service: Bet. 1861 - 1864, Served with Confederate Missouri Infantry and Lee's Army of
 North Virginia.  Wounded three times.  
Excerpts from the obituary of James Humes, written by his  nephew John Wright Wheatley
(pub. Versailles Leader, 10 Jan. 1913, and  Confederate Veteran, Mar. 1913, pp.130-31.)

James Edwin Humes was born on the Sidney Vale Plantation on
the James River in Rockbridge county, Virginia, about four miles
from the Natural Bridge on September 10th, 1840, and died near
Wilbur, State of Washington, December 17, 1912. 

The obit would have made James' warrior-ancestor,  Lt. Col.Thomas Rowland  proud, as it
describes a soldier dedicated to his cause, the Confederacy, who,

(James Edwin Humes) . . . was present and participated in nearly all of the
great battles (of the Civil War) and was in more than fifty battles and fights
of importance-such as Vicksburg, Shiloh, Cold Harbor, Wilderness, Manassas,
 Petersburg, Fair Oaks and Gettysburg. He saw service under several of the
great leaders  of the Confederate side —such as General Early, Colonel Moseby,
Stuart, Johnson, Jackson, and much of the time in the army immediately under the
command of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

 He was wounded on three or four different occasions, only slightly, however,
excepting on one occasion in one of the battles of Virginia, when he was compelled
to go on a furlough for about three months. Before his furlough had expired, he
went into Georgia and went out to witness the operations at Alatoona Pass.
There he became so enthused, that, forgetting temporarily his disability from
wounds, he grabbed a musket from one of the fallen soldiers and shared the
dangers of that historic fight. . . .  After the disbandment of the Confederate
Army, Mr. Humes, with nine of his comrades, went to Mexico with General
Jubal Early and several other Confederate military leaders,  intending to engage
in cotton growing in the Republic, but conditions were not satisfactory
and after wandering through various parts of Mexico, James and his comrades 
reached the Rio Grande and once more entered the United States.  


Peter Binkley sent this more realistic report of James, participation in the Civil War.
    (Note that in the family, James Humes was most often referred to as  "Ed".)

James Edwin Humes enlisted in the Missouri State Guard
[Co. C, 1st Regiment, 3rd  Division) as a lieutenant at the beginning
of the war, and served in Sterling Price's army in the summer of 1861.
He was captured at the battle of Wilson's Creek, and missed the remaining
battles that year, but was evidently exchanged by the end of the year.

He enlisted in the Confederate service (as opposed to the Missouri
state service) at Osceola on Dec. 20, 1861, in the 1st Missouri
Infantry Regt. Most of the Missouri State Guard enlisted in the
Confederate service at this time. His regiment had to change its
number to the 2nd a few months later when they found out that there
was already a 1st that was organized somewhere else - this leads to
all kinds of confusion in the sources. He was now a sergeant, again
probably by election. He served with the 2nd in the Iuka and Corinth
campaign of 1862 and the Vicksburg campaign of 1863; he appears to
have been at Vicksburg when it surrendered in July. There is a copy
of his parole, dated at Vicksburg, 6 July 1863. . . . After the surrender
at Vicksburg, the Confederate prisoners were paroled, meaning they
were released by the Union troops (who didn't want to be burdened
with transporting and feeding several thousand prisoners) but had to
sign an oath that they would not fight again until they had been officially
exchanged for Union prisoners. They were supposed to stay with their
regiments and go into a parole camp, but the desertion rate was so high
that the Confederate authorities were forced to grant a general furlough.
This wasn't much use to the Missouri troops, however, since they couldn't
go home across Union lines into Missouri, so they were about the only
troops to stay in camp.   Ed seems to have been an exception: he took
advantage of the furlough to return to his native Virginia, where he still
 had family ties with his mother's Gilmore family in Rockbridge County.
He must have been exhausted, half-starved, maybe wounded or sick. He
never rejoined the 2nd; there is a note in his service record that he
joined the cavalry. . . .

Woodson's Missouri Cavalry: a unit formed out of exchanged
prisoners from Missouri units who found themselves in Virginia.
Rather than return to their units in the West, they formed a
(dismounted) cavalry company under Charles Woodson, and served with
Lee's Army of Northern Virginia until the end of the war. . . .
 He must have been at the battle of New Market in 1864, where
Woodson's unit played a very important role and took heavy casualties.

The author of the article did confirm that the men who went to Mexico
with Ed after the end of the war were all from Woodson's company.

                                               Source:  Email April 1, 2000 from Peter Binkley 
    

  Children of James  Humes and his two wives -- No. 195. Allie Rowland and  No. 196. Annie Rowland-- are listed  below.


   195.  Mary Alla5 Rowland(Robert Madison4, Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born
 11 February 1852 in Highbridge, VA, and died 1889 in Liberty Springs, AR.  She married No. 167 James
Edwin Humes October 1872 at Sidney Vale, the Gilmore plantation near Natural Bridge, VA.  He was born 10 September 1840 at Sidney Vale,  the son of William Humes and Eliza Gilmore.; died 17 December 1912 in Wilbur, Washington. 

Marriage Record for James Humes and Mary Rowland:
October 17, 1872, James Ed. Humes, 30, s, b/Rockbridge, living in Morgan Co., Md.(sic)
Woolen Manufacturer, son of Wm. Humes and Eliza Humes
Married Mary Allie Rowland*, 20, s, b/Botetourt Co., living in Rockbridge
Daughter of Robt. Rowland and Frances Rowland
P.B. Price officiating, *Allie underlined.

Allie's father, Robert Madison Rowland, died in a Yankee prison camp during the last months of the Civil War. In December 1873,  little over a year after her marriage,  Allie's widowed mother Rebecca Francis Lackey Rowland died, leaving the young couple as guardians of Allie's four siblings, Anna, Victoria, Robert and Jesse Warren Rowland.  

1880 Federal Census  Osage, Morgan, Missouri 
James E. Humes     Self     38    VA   Woolen Manufacturer  VA   VA 
 Mary A.  Humes     Wife     24    VA   Keeping House             VA   VA 
 Faney S. Humes     Dau          6   MO                                      
 Mildred M. Humes  Dau         4    MO                                   
 Anna B. Humes        Dau         2    MO                                 
 James E. Humes    Son        7M   MO                                  
 Anna Rolland    SisterL        23    VA                                  
 Victoria Rolland SisterL      21     VA                                     
 Robert Rolland   BroL          19     VA   Works In Factory          
 Warren Rolland  BroL           17    VA   Works In Factory     

Note:  It's of interest that in various census returns, the "preferred place of birth
for the Humes family members is Virginia, but somtimes is given as  Missouri.  James
himself always claimed birth in Rockbridge Co. VA, as did most of his siblings.  In later
years, his older children often claimed that they, too, had been born at Sidney Vale,
the Gilmore plantation on the James River near Natural Bridge.  My own grandmother,
James and Allie's youngest child,  told me that her siblings always teased herfor being
the only one born in Arkansas,  and not in Virginia.  


Children of Mary Alla Rowland and James Ed Humes:
    232    i.    Fanny Stuart6 Humes, born 16 March 1874 in Missouri328; died 1931 in Spokane, WA329
                    She  married Walter Linke ca. 1898; b. ca. 1872. Grandchildren: Norma, Patsy, James, Paul Linke.

    233    ii.    Mildred Maria Humes, born 07 January 1876 in Missouri330; died 15 June 1961 in Wallace, ID., 
                     Age 85 yrs, 5 mo, 8 days.330.  She married Peter C. Girard; born 29 March 1874 in Canada.
 1930 Census Mission, Kootenai, ID:  Peter C. Girard 66, b Canada; Mildred M. 54, b. MO

    234    iii.    Annie Isabelle Humes, born 18 September 1877 in Missouri331; died ca. 1952 in Yakima, WA.
                       She married Burton A. Smith; born ca. 1875.

    235    iv.    James Edwin Humes, Jr., born 31 October 1879 in Missouri332; died 19 February 1965 in Grant
                       Co. Washington333.  He married Lena Lindsey 1905 in Saltese, WA334; born ca. 1884; died
                       16 February 1946 in Spokane, WA335.  Burial: 336

    236    v.    Charlotte Louisa Humes, born 30 January 1882337; died 16 February 1882 in Aged 17 days.338.

    237    vi.    Infant Daughter Humes, born 15 September 1883339; died 27 September 1883.

    238    vii.    Roberta Rowland Humes, born 22 September 1884 in Gravois Mills, Morgan Co. MO340,341.
                       Married Ernest M Brown--8 children342

+   239    viii.  Julia Carruthers Humes, born 25 July 1887 in Liberty Springs, Arkansas343;
                       died 17 July 1974 in Arlington, WA344

Following Allie's death in 1889, James took his six children and Allie's  Rowland siblings and moved to Idaho.


    196.  Annie Eliza5 Rowland (Robert Madison4, Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 21 September 1853 in Botetourt Co. VA388, and died 20 May 1916 in Berge, WA389.  She married James Edwin Humes 1895 in Rathdrum, Kootenai Co., ID. Marriage record., son of William Humes and Eliza Gilmore.  He was born 10 September 1840 in Sidney Vale,  Rockbridge Co. VA390, and died 17 December 1912 in Wilbur, WA.

             
Notes for Annie Eliza Rowland:
About eight  years after her sister Mary Allie Humes died in 1889, Annie married her widowed 
brother-in-law, James Humes,   There is some indication Annie may have been married earlier as
her name was reported  as Anna E. Millinerl  when she married James in  June 1895.

She is the only child  of Robert and Fanny Rowland  who is not listed on the                                    
page of  Marriages in the Rowland-Lackey family bible that had belonged to Robert
and Fannie Lackey Rowland and  continued by first Allie, then Allie's daughters.
 Even Annie's marriage to James is not included, although it is possible it is listed in another               family bible, however the children of Annie and James are included on the Births page, and              
her death is listed on the deaths  page. 

In response to a question in the 1910 Census,   Annie and James reported
they had been married for 17 years,  which would put their marriage in 1893. 
In the family bible, someone --most likely Annie-- entered the name of her
daughter Carrie Elma and a dob of May 7, 1890.   It's possible the census
enumerator made a mistake, or Carrie was born before her parents
married, or that Carrie was born during an earlier marriage. 


1900 Census Saltese, Spokane Co. WA Dst. 57
Humes, James E  b Sept 1838    61 Married  5 yrs.              VA    IR*  VA  Farmer  Renting
             Annie E     Sept 1853     46                 5       1 child    VA   VA  VA 
             Belle          Sept 1877    22                                         MO  VA  VA
             James E    Oct   1879    20    farm laborer                 MO  VA  VA
             Roberta     Sept 1844    15    at school                         MO  VA  VA
             Julia           July  1887    12     at school                        AR   VA  VA

  Rowland , Robert L.  Feb  1861   38   boarder                         VA   VA   VA   Farm labor                 
    -------       Elma       May 1880    20   daughter                        WA  VA   VA
  
  (This listing indicates Elma is the d/o Robert Lackey Rowland.)

* This is the only time I've seen Ireland given as place of William Humes birth,
    and I believe it is in error, and that he was born in PA. 


1910  Census  Township: Wilson Creek,  Lincoln County, WA
Original Page Number: 166B
Enumeration District: 105 HH#38
 
Humes, James E          72    VA     VA      VA     (married 17 years) 
              Anna               52    WA    VA       VA    (mother of one living child)
              James E. Jr   30    MO    E. VA    E. VA 
              Lena R.           26    Iowa                       (mother of non-living child)

Note: Error in transcription?   Anna was born in Virginia,  not in Washington State. 

Children of James Humes and Annie Rowland are:
    240    i.    "Infant son"6 Humes, born 13 April 1897348; died in in infancy..
    241    ii.     Carrie Elma Humes, born 07 May 1890349; died in Everett, WA (?); m. (1) George Washington
                     Smith in Washington350; m.  (2) Walter G.(Grover?) Byers 08 August 1909 in Post Falls, Idaho351.

Notes for Carrie Elma Humes:
Questions and confusion.  Were  Elma Rowland, b. May 1880,d/o Robert Lackey Rowland   (see 1900 Census),  and  Carrie Elma Humes,  b. May 1890. d/o James and Annie Rowland Humes? (see Rowland-Gilmore Bible)
the same person? 

Idaho marriage records report Elma Rowland m. Walter G. Byers  Aug. 1909 in Wallace, ID.
Family bible records report  Elma Humes m. Grover W.  Pyers.

Washington Birth Records report Elma Humes and G.W. Byers as parents of
Myrtle Annie Byers  b.  06 May 1911 in Spokane.

Did both Elma Rowland and Elma Humes each  m. a Byer? 


Western States Marriage Record
Walter G. BYERS and Elma ROWLAND
ID Number   118193 
Grooms First Name   Walter G. 
Grooms Last Name   BYERS 
Grooms Residence   
Brides First Name   Elma 
Brides Last Name   ROWLAND 
Brides Residence   
County of Record   Kootenai Co., Idaho 
Place of Marriage   Post Falls 
Date of Marriage   8 Aug 1909 
Volume   5 
Page   395 
 
The mother  below appears to  be Elma, d/o James & Annie Humes.
Family members had reported Elma's first husband
was Grover Pyers,  but they could have been mistaken
or the transcriber could have copied the name wrong.

Washington State Birth Index, Prior to 1910 - 1919
Parent: G W Byers
Name: Myrtle Annie Byers
Location: Spokane
Parent: Elma Humes
Birth Date: 06 May 1911
Sex: F
 


    198. Isabella Victoria5 Rowland (Robert Madison4, Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 01 November 1858 in Botetourt Co. VA, and died 02 March 1919394 in Greenacres, Spokane Co. WA. She married William Thomas Farris December 1881 in Missouri. He was born September 1853 in Missouri, and died 1926 in Spokane Co. WA. Isabella and William were the last of this family to move to the Northwest.

1900 Census Buffalo, Morgan Co. MO
Farris, William T (Sep 1853) 46 M(arried)19yrs MO MO TN
Farris, Isabella V (Nov 1858) 41 10/6(living children) VA VA VA
Childern: Jennie A. (Mar 1886); Charles C/G (Mar 1888); Sarah M. (Oct 1898);Grover R. Dec (1892); Grace LL. (Nov 1894); Carrie A. (Aug 1896). All children b. MO

1910 Census Greenacres, Spokane Co., WA
Farris, William 56 m-28yr MO MO TN farmer
Farris, Victoria 51 8/6-liv VA VA VA
Children: Charlie 21, Grover 17, Grace 15, Carrie 13

Saltese Cemetery, Greenacres, Spokane Co. Washington
Farris, Grover R., b. 1892, d. 1911 (18yrs)
Farris, Victoria I. Rowland, b. Nov 01, 1859, d. Mar 02, 1919
Farris, William Thomas, b. 1854, d. 1926.




    199.  Robert Lacky5 Rowland (Robert Madison4, Jesse D.3, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) was born 21 February 1861 in VA394, and died 31 July 1936 in Saltese, WA395.  He married Unk Mrs. Robert Lacky Rowland.   Burial: Saltese Cemetery, Saltese, WA

1900 Census Saltese, Spokane Co. WA
    Rowland, Robert L. boarder    Feb 1861   39
      ---------- Elma    daughter  May 1880   20       born  WA  
 Elma appears to be the d/o Robert Rowland, but in later years
 she may have been known as Elma Humes. 

1920 (Jan) Pct 1 Stevens Co, WA
    R.L. Rowland 58  Single  farm laborer/boarder at farm owned by G.Morrison.

1930 (Apr. Enumerator Gilbert Morrison)Colville Pct 1, Stevens Co. WA
 R. Lackie Rowland 69  S  farm laborer/boarder at Gilbert  Morrison farm.

   
Child of Robert Rowland  is:
    249    i.    Elma6 Rowland, born May 1880 in Washington396.



                                                                      Generation 6

     My grandmother was the descendant of Thomas Rowland (son of Robert and Martha Rowland) through his daughter Milly and his son Jesse.  Milly married Joseph Gilmore, and Jesse married Joseph Gilmore's daughter.   Milly's grandson, James Edwin Humes, married Jesse's granddaughter Mary Allie Rowland. 

239.  Julia Carruthers6 Humes (Mary Alla5, Robert Madison4 , Jesse3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1)
           Julia Carruthers6 Humes   (James Ed5, Eliza 4 Gilmore, Mildred 3 Rowland, Thomas (Lt Col)2, Robert1) She married Roy L. Bilyeu345 30 November 1910 in Post Falls, ID; born 28 December 1889 inWardner, Shoshone Co, ID346; died 16 February 1954 in Yakima, WA346,347.
 

Marriage Notes for Julia Humes and Roy Bilyeu:
Western States Marriage Record
ID Number   117962 
Grooms First Name   Roy 
Grooms Last Name   BILYEN (sic)
Grooms Residence   
Brides First Name   Julia 
Brides Last Name   HUMES 
Brides Residence   
County of Record   Kootenai Co., Idaho 
Place of Marriage   Coeur D' Alene 
Date of Marriage   30 Nov 1910 
Volume   7 
Page   78
 

1920 Census Stevens Co, WA   Enumeration Dst 291 First Thought Precinct
  Bilyeu,   Roy    Head   R(ent)  age 30    Idaho         MO  MO  Yes Teamster Lumber Carry All    056
               Julia   wife                       30    Arkansas    VA  VA
                Robert                              8      WA            ID  AR
                Irene                                7      WA            ID  AR
                Eva                                    5       WA            ID  AR
                Bessie                        3-6/12     WA            ID  AR

1930 Census Yakima, Yakima Co. Dst 26
HH 1009 E. Washington St.
             Bilyeu, Roy  (r) age               40      Idaho        MO  MO     Truck driver
                          Julia                         40       AR            MO   Kansas  (sic)
                          Robert                      18       WA
                          Irene                        17       WA             fulltime  clerk in notions store
                          Eva                            16         "                partime  clerk in notions store
                          Bessie                       13         "
   
Children of  Julia Humes and Roy Bilyeu are:
    i.   Robert C. Bilyeu, born  27 October 1911, Spokane Co.,Washington died 25 August 1999, Yakima, WA; 
    ii.   IRENE ALLA BILYEU, born 29 November 1912, Spokane, Washington; died October 1993,
          Lynnwood, WA; married . (1) ALBERT RALPH MERRILL, ca. 1931; born 16 August 1909,
          Fairbanks, AK; died 20 September 1981, Anacortes, WA.. They were divorced ca. 1936.
          Irene m.  (2) Charles A. Pulkrabek, ca. 1942.   He  died  August 1987.

More about IRENE BILYEU  & ALBERT MERRILL: 
They had one daughter, Joanne Irene Merrill, born in Yakima, WA.  09 August 1932.

    iii.    Eva Bilyeu, b. 15 June 1914, Cheney, WA; d. 13 September 1965, San Bernardino, CA99,100;
           married William Shields, ca. 1944, Seattle, WA (?); b. ca. 1916, Tennessee. One daughter.

    iv.    Bessie C. Bilyeu, b. 07 June 1916, Whitman Co., WA; d. 17 February 1999, Yakima, WA; m. Robert
           Laurent;  they had two sons and one daughter.




 
            


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303.  Wheatley Family Archives, No. II.G.m, Scrap of paper with list of children of William and E.S. Humes, written by William McCoy Wheatley.  In the column of birth locations, is written, "Eastside of State, Washington Co. VA."
304.  Mary Lou Joplin Humes  to John W. Wheatley, Aug.1, 1912, The letter from "Aunt Lou" is in response to a request from John Wheatley to provide dobs etc. of Humes family members.
305.  Mary Lou Joplin Humes  to John W. Wheatley, Aug.1, 1912, "Your Uncle Tom died in Texas in 1899, on the 24th of July, and was burried  (sic) onthe 25th, the thirty-fifth anniversary of our marriage."
306.  Mary Lou Joplin Humes  to John W. Wheatley, Aug.1, 1912, Note:  In a listing of dobs and locations, William M. Wheatley wrote on a scrap of paper that Joseph was born in Washington Co. VA.
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316.  1870 United States Federal Census, Osage Twn. Morgan Co. Census does not include William, who would have been 11 yrs. old.   Family records report his birth as 1859.  In 1860, his parents, William and Mildred are with William's parents in PA. at the time of the census, with no listing for William.  He probably died when he was less than a year old.
317.  Eileen Hacker;  Misc. Documents mailed to JMK 6 Oct. 2003, Gilmore/Rowland Genealogy, Gilmore/Rowland (2 pg.) genealogy outline apparently written by Ricarda Wheatley Bacchus. Bottom of back page reads: "Wm Humes was my grandmother Mildred Maria Humes-Wheatley's father.(Ricarda ? Bacchus).
318.  1850 Census Morgan Co. MO., In this census and census of 1880, Mary's place of birth is given as MO.  In her letters to relatives ca. 1930s, she referred to herself as "born in the same room in Sidney Vale where James Edwin Humes recoverd from wounds he received in the war."
319.  Eileen Hacker;  Misc. Documents mailed to JMK 6 Oct. 2003, Gilmore/Rowland Genealogy Outline prepared by Ricarda Wheatley Bacchus., "Papa's sister --Harrient W. Williams (widow-88 yrs old) lives in #546 - Geneva Ave. Bolder, Colarado with her dtr. Mrs. Robet Binkley (widow) who is librarian at Univ. of Colo."
320.  Obituary of James E. Humes, Location of birth cited by Mary Margaret McBride and others.
321.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
322.   Family bible of Rebecca Fannie Lackey and Robert M. Rowland.
323.  ibid
324.  Saltese Cemetery Records, HUMES, Annie, b. 09/21/1853, d. 05/20/1916, Nee:Rowland.
325.  Hume, Jim,  Humes Family Report, From a report attached to copies of James obituary and  and circulated among family members:  "James EdwinHumes, Sr. was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane beside his sister, Mrs. Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley." Note: unverified..
326.  [mrail@cet.com], Maggie Rail,  (http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/stevens/addy/addy.htm), Addy Cemetery, Stevens County, WA has the following listing in records of http://www.newgs.org. cited by :  Humes Ed, no dates, L-9 *No verification of this being James Ed Humes..
327.  Saltese Cemetery Records, Humes, Annie Rowland, b. Sep 21, 1853, d. May 20, 1916, w/o Ed, L-34 P-3.
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329.  ibid
330.  ibid  Copy of Family Record Page.
331.  ibid.  Name on page of Births:   Annie Isabel.  Location of birth in 1880 Census given as Missouri.
332.  ibid.  dob on page Births.  Location given as Missouri in 1880 census.
333.  Social Security Death Index.
334.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible;  Copy of Family Record Page, Notation on bottom of Family Record page for Marriages:"James E. Humes Lena Lindsey, married at Saltese 1905 ?"
335.  Washington State Death Index, Age 62 at time of death.
336.  Saltese Cemetery Records, Humes, James E., b. 1879, d. 1965, s/w Lena R., L-89 P-3Humes, Lena R., b. 1883, d. 1946, s/w James E., L-89 P-2Note: Annie Rowland Humes is buried nearby..
337.  Rowland  Family Bible, Name written in Births page as Charlotte Louisa.
338.  Rowland Family Bible
339.  ibid. Named on page of Births and Deaths.  Lived only 7 days.
340. Rowland  Family Bible, Name and dob on page of Births.
341.  Missouri Birth and Death Records, Father: James Ed Humes,  mother: Mary Alice Roland Humes. Name of child not in report, but  is reported as  "No. of child of this mother - seventh".  Medical attendant: H. R. Fish; Gravois Mills, Mo. .
342.  Binkley, Peter.
343.  ibid.   Julia was born in Arkansas, but always considered herself a Virginian by descent!
344.  Washington State Death Index.
345.  Washington State Records, "R" listed as Roy's middle initial in several records.
346.  Funeral Records.
347.  Washington State Death Index.
348.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible, Entry in bible reads:  Infant son was born  __ April 13 1897, of J E and A E Humes.According to Peter Binkley he may have been named Robert.
349.  Rowland-Gilmore Family Bible.
350.  Family Data Collection - Marriages[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001., Name:    George Washington Smith Spouse:    Carrie Humes (No date given.).
351.  Western States Marriage Record Index, Walter G.Byers and Elma Rowland , 8 Aug 1909, Wallace, Idaho.
352.   Rowland  Family Bible, "David Rowland was the grandfather of the Tom Gilmore who married Nellie Watson"  Comment made by John Wheatley and included in penciled copy  of Bible made by Lou Humes.
353.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883, Thomas *K* (or "R") Gilmore, 23, b/Missouri, Farmer, son of Joseph Gilmore and Catherine Gilmore, married Mary E. Watson, 21, b/Rockbridge, daughter of Dr. James F and Sarah D.E. Watson. Possible error in original is reported, with one version giving ;name as *Gilmon*   Is Thomas the grandson of Joseph and Milly Gilmore, or from a different Gilmore family?
354.  Morse, Sally Luten
355.  Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans & Widows, Pension Roll pgs. 1-4, Widow, Mary Gilmore, wrote that Thomas died in a hospital in Roanoke from shock a few hrs? days? after loosing both legs in __?__accident.
356.  Rockbridge County Marriages.
357.  Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans & Widows, Date of marriage given by widow in application.
358.  Filed application for widow's pension on 11 Dec. 1906.
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360.  Census 1880 Rockbridge Co. VA., Birth year listed as 1845 in 1880 Census online.  Middle initial given as "C". Earlier census give middle initial "E".  Father's will names her as Elizabeth J. Gilmore.  .
361.  Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Archives; 1860 Census Lexington, VA with notes by Col. Edw L. Dooley, Jr.
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370.  Virginia Constitutional Convention Directory 1901, Name listed as James William Gilmore.
371.  Census 1920 Rockbridge Co. VA, Age in January enumeration given  as 68 at last birthday.  Name given as James W. Gilmore.
372.  Rockbridge County Marriages, Name of groom given as J. Wm.. Gilmores/o Jas (sic) and C.B. Gilmore.
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382.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
383.  Compiled, Rockbridge Co. Marriage Records 1851-1883.
384.  Family Bible, Family bible of Rebecca Fannie Lackey and Robert M. Rowland.
385.  Obituary of James E. Humes, Location of birth cited by Mary Margaret McBride and others.
386.  Hume, Jim,  Humes Family Report, From a report attached to copies of James obituary and  and circulated among family members:  "James EdwinHumes, Sr. was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane beside his sister, Mrs. Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley." Note: unverified..
387.  [mrail@cet.com], Maggie Rail,  (http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/stevens/addy/addy.htm), Addy Cemetery, Stevens County, WA has the following listing in records of http://www.newgs.org. cited by :  Humes Ed, no dates, L-9 *No verification of this being James Ed Humes..
388.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
389.  Saltese Cemetery Records, HUMES, Annie, b. 09/21/1853, d. 05/20/1916, Nee:Rowland.
390.  Obituary of James E. Humes, Location of birth cited by Mary Margaret McBride and others.
391.  Saltese Cemetery Records, Humes, Annie Rowland, b. Sep 21, 1853, d. May 20, 1916, w/o Ed, L-34 P-3.
392.  Hume, Jim,  Humes Family Report, .
393.  [mrail@cet.com], Maggie Rail,  (http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/stevens/addy/addy.htm), Addy Cemetery, Stevens County, WA has the following listing in records of http://www.newgs.org. cited by :  Humes Ed, no dates, L-9 *No verification of this being James Ed Humes..
394.  Lackey-Rowland Family Bible.
395.  Saltese Cemetery Records, ROWLAND, Robert Lacky, b. 02/21/1861, d. 07/31/1936, 77Y  5M  9D.
396.  1900 U.S.Census, Saltese, Spokane Co. WA. lists Elma as d/o Robert L. Rowland..