Rowley-Family Archived Messages

Archive 1


Family details and ancestry of ABRAHAM STEWART and his wife, ELIZABETH ABBOT, said to be the parents of ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 17 May 1768, d. Shoreham, VT 29 Jul 1825, who m. Shoreham(?) 1 Sep 1784 HOPKINS ROWLEY, b. Kent(?) C, 18 Dec 1758, d. Shoreham, 1 Sep 1831. Local histories imply Benjamin Stewart as the parent, but he was a child of Abraham.


Looking for parents of ANNE FULLER who m. JONATHAN ROWLEY in 1727, Middlesex Co., CT. Any info appreciated. Sharyn, Riverside, CA.

[ANSWER 7/23/96]

Could Anne & Deborah be descendants of Thomas1 Fuller who arrived in Mass. in 1638 on the Anne? It is possible that they could be descended from one of Thomas' sons, Jonathan2, b. 19 Jul 1673, m. Susanna Trask; John2, b. 22 Dec 1676, m. Phebe Symonds; Joseph2, b. 12 Aug. 1679, m. 1) Rachel Buxton, 2) Susanna Dorman; William2, b. 30 Nov 1685, m. 1) Elizabeth Goodale, 2) Deborah Heel(?); or Stephen2, b. 10 Aug 1700, m. Hannah Moulton. Unconfirmed data indicates Thomas(1) was nephew of Samuel & Edward Fuller of Mayflower. Dori Fulk,

EDITOR'S NOTE: This question was presented to Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, C. G., who authored Vol. 4 of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Edward Fuller and has exhaustively researched the Fuller family.
7/23/96- The response received from Mr. MacGunnigle does not directly offer answers about the ancestry of Anne and Deborah Fuller. However, inasmuch as it was his comments that Anne and Deborah were not of "Little John" Fuller's family, had their family been discovered I am sure he would have brought it to our attention. He furnished several sources for data, and did state that "no connection to Redenhall [of Thomas Fuller] is mentioned." That would appear to preclude a relationship of the above mentioned Thomas Fuller to Samuel & Edward Fuller of the Mayflower.


Need proof of family of JABEZ and MARY (HAMILTON), who m. Kent, Litchfield Co., CT Mar or Apr 1746 [ch= Joel b. 1747, Samuel b. 1752, Jabez b. 1755, Seth b. 19 Feb 1760, Abigail b. 1766, Squire C. 1780]. Also, was SQUIRE C. ROWLEY, b. 1780 their child, or was there an intervening generation. Margaret L. (Rowley) Sterling, Houston, TX. Please direct responses to me.

Tedd Rowley


Need family details and ancestry of JAMES NORFLEET ROWLEY who was born Indiana or Virginia between 1865 and 1875, removed to Louisiana late 1800's. His father was BENJAMIN ROWLEY (no biographical data known).

Lisa Monteith.


Wanted, ancestry of WILLIAM HENRY ROWLEY, b. ca 1762, NY, d. 12 Apr 1850, Jackson Co., VA; m. 1) ca 1795, NY, ELIZABETH VAN ZILES(?), m. 2) after 1824, SUSANNA SIMPSON, b. ca 1792, d. 15 Mar 1866, Jackson Co., VA. Homer King Rowley believed him to be a descendant of Henry Rowley. Please direct responses to me.

Tedd Rowley.


WILLIAM ROWLEY, b. ca 1828, PA, d. after 1873, Benton Co., Ark; m. 12 Feb 1860, Allegheny Co., PA, MARY C. WALLACE has been determined to be the son of FRANCIS AND BETSY (GILLMORE) ROWLEY. Francis m. 2nd Mary Winters in Allegheny Co., PA. Wanted: Parents of Francis Rowley, b. ca 1795. Was he the son of ALEXANDER and HANNAH (BROWN) ROWLEY of Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY. Their son, Francis, was b. 31 Dec 1797.

Russ Woodward.

[ANSWER 3/19/97]

Answer provided by Ernst Spencer. Francis Rowley, who m. 1) Elizabeth Gillmore and, 2) Mary Winters, was the son of William Rowley and Sophia Lesnett. According to the Genealogy of Christian Lesnett who was b. 1728, Germany and m. 1757 Frederick, MD Christiana [---], their dau Sophia, b. 1762 in MD, m. William Rowley, b. 1747, England.


Need family data for HENRY BATEMAN ROWLEY, b. 15 Nov 1756, Kent, CT, d. DeKalb, St. Lawrence Co., NY 1850+, son of Thomas AND Lois (Cass) Rowley, and his wife, MARY (POLLY) WILSON, b. ca 1772, possibly dau of Michael Wilson. Also (HENRY) BATEMAN ROWLEY, dob unknown, d. ca 1832, St. Lawrence Co., NY and his wife, SYLVIA SMITH, dob unknown, (who m. 2d Ariel Wolcott ca 1833). Their children: SMITH THOMAS ROWLEY, M.D., b. ca 1815-17; SAMANTHA ANN ROWLEY, b. 21 Mar 1817, d. 1 Mar 1912 and GEORGE BATEMAN ROWLEY, b. 13 Jun 1818.

or write to George Rowley, RR2, Clive, Alberta, Canada TOC OYO.


WHO IS ESTHER!! ESTHER ------ married Jonathan ROWLEY of Pittsford, Rutland Co., VT as his 2nd wife about 1779/80. Their children were Esther, ca 1781, Sarah (Sally), 1783, Isaac, ca 1785, and Samuel b. 11 May 1787. ESTHER m. 2) Abraham Stewart of Shoreham, VT, 25 May 1806. ESTHER moved to Ohio (without Abraham) about 1812, prob. with dau Esther, who had m. Phineas Squire and removed to Muskingum Co., OH and later Knox Co., OH. Sarah ROWLEY m. Bradley SQUIRE, bro. to Phineas, and moved to Coshocton Co., OH. ESTHER prob. died about 1840 in Ohio. 1) Did she die in Knox Co.? 2) What was her surname? Anybody have a clue?

Barbara Squire Grenier


Looking for ancestors of William C. ROWLEY, m. Rachel SIMMONS, Dakota City, IA 14 Feb 1857 and James C. ROWLEY, m. Sarah D. SIMMONS, Humbolt, IA 31 Oct 1858. Rachel and Sarah D. and a son, Solomon, b. Sycamore, IL 16 Feb 1835, were children of Charles SIMMONS, b. 21 Nov 1808, PA and Jannette Winton, b. 1812, NY.

Carolyn Simmons Tschudi.

[ANSWER 10/96]

Answer provided by Mike Rowley. William Clark Rowley, who m. Rachel Simmons, and James A. (not "C") Rowley, who m. Sarah D. Simmons, were the sons of Ashbel and Betsy (Roberts) Rowley. That ancestral line is Ashbel> David> Moses> Moses> Moses> Moses> Henry. Mike Rowley has much information on Ashbel Rowley, etc. He is at


Looking for information on John ROWLEY and his wife, Melissa (SCOTT) ROWLEY. Their children were Scott, Leo, Susie and Zelma. The only information I have for any of them is that Zelma was born in 1877 and died in 1908.

Nancy Henry


Do you have any information on Patience FULLER who married Ebenezer MUDGE and whose daughter, Hannah Mudge, was born Feb 28th, 1736 in Lebanon, New London Co., CT?

Lou Hill
RR2, Box 546
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

[ANSWER 7/28/96]

Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle,"Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Edward Fuller", Volume Four, (2nd edition, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1995)[1] reveals that Hannah MUDGE, born 28 Feb. 1738/9, was the daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and the first of his three wives, Hannah (last name illegible) by whom he had five children. He married Patience Fuller some time after 21 Jan 1752, when she acknowledged a deed as "Patience Fuller."


Looking for any information on Elizabeth FULLER who married Philip SQUIRE(S) on Oct 27th, 1715 in Ashford CT?
Lou Hill
RR2, Box 546, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.


Looking for information on parentage of James Bartle ROWLEY b. 1824, Wayne Co., NY; d. 1906, Puyallup, WA. He had one brother, Layfette. James m.1847 Harriet (Hattie) ODELL b. 1830 in Elmira NY. They had Robert Alexander b. 1851, Wausau, WI; Audie b. ?; and Laura Harriet b. 1871 in Lewiston, ID. Shari Lamb Funk.


Trying to connect my Velina ROWLEY with the appropriate family. Her father, Peter ROWLEY, b. ca 1796 NY, d. after 1860, son of Timothy and Lucy (-------) ROWLEY; m. Alice DUSTIN, prob. NY. He had several children in several states, including NY, PA, OH & WI. He founded a town of Rowley, WI, later changed to Two Creeks just north of Two Rivers, WI ca 1843. The 1796 census has both Timothys in Albany County, NY. By 1800, Timothy Jr. had moved to Rensselaer County. I think Darius Rowley of Ontario Co., NY could be a brother.

.Maureen Reed

[ANSWER 7/16/96]

From posted queries and LDS Family History data, I find at least three children of Peter and Alice (Dustin) Rowley: Maryette, b. ca 1822, Valina, b. ca 1833, d. 29 Aug 1863 Manitowoc Co., WI; and Abbie, b. 29 Mar 1837, Manitowoc Co., WI. Valina m. 1 Mar 1853 Aaron V. Walker, b. OH 30 Oct 1825, d. 17 Mar 1862; Abbie m. twice: George J. Tower and Nathaniel B. Wicham. It appears Peter's father could be Timothy7 (Timothy6, Moses5,4,3,2, Henry1). The addresses of four researchers of this family are also being submitted.



My interest is in trying to determine what proof there is to claims that William PALMER of Stepney (and the Plymouth Colony) was a member of the Vernay or Duvernay family. If anyone can supply documentation for the claim, it would be appreciated very much.

Jim Mc Loughlin

[ANSWER 7/16/96]

In The Colonial Genealogist XII:3, page 115, Carlton A. Palmer Jr., MAS, points out some compilers and genealogists have erroneously claimed William Palmer, Pilgrim, to be the son of Sir John (William) Palmer and Elizabeth Verney. This error of William's birth at Parham was appears to be caused by a misinterpretation of a copy of a Bishop's Transcript, which read, "Willm, younger sonne of William Palmer, Esquire, was Baptized on 18 April 1585." At Carlton Palmer Jr.'s request, the original records were rechecked, and it was found the Transcript should have read, "the child, William, was BURIED on 18 April 1585!


Looking for ancestors of Mary ROWLEY and Mehitable ROWLEY. Mary ROWLEY m. Ebenezer FULLER, 30 Sep 1738 (son: Ebenezer). Mehitable ROWLEY m. John FULLER 1678 (son: Thomas b. 1679).

Janis De Lay

[ANSWER 7/23/96]

These women represent two of the many Fuller-Rowley alliances. Mehitable Rowley (Moses2, Henry1) married "Little" John Fuller (Samuel2, Edward1). Mary Rowley (Moses4, 3, 2 Henry1) married Ebenezer Fuller (Thomas4, John3, Samuel2, Edward1). MF 4, 2nd ed: contains family data on all of the American colony Fullers and Rowleys in this ancestry (for the first five generations) except for Henry Rowley. See pages 3-8, 10-12, 15-17, 43-44 and 128.


Researching Mae E. ROWLEY, b. Lewis, IA 31 Mar 1880; m. Roy Melville CHIZUM. Her father was Cicero ROWLEY, b. near Corning or Elmira, NY 31 Jan 1840. He m. NY 1837 Harriet Mitchell SHEPARD. Cicero Rowley died 19 April 1904. Have information on son Seeley Wesley ROWLEY, but nothing on dau Jennie. Seeking information on parents, siblings and descendants. Also ancestry of Roy M. Chizum.

Chari Leitch

[ANSWER 6/25/97]

A family group sheet recently sent to me by Ernst Spencer, shows a Cicero Rowley with an estimated birth year of 1840, to be the son of Almon and Edith (Herrick) Rowley. This apparently was derived from the 1855 census of Caton, New York, where he was listed within that family. However, he was NOT listed among the heirs when Almon Rowley died in late 1883, although you show that Cicero died in 1904. [NOTE: Two children of Almon and Edith Rowley were Seeley and Wesley!]



Wanted:Ancestry, siblings and extended family of Carl Rowley who m. Estelee Durfee, b. ca 1865. Two of their children were: 1) Carl C. Rowley, and 2) Helen Marie Rowley, b. Ashtabula, OH 8 Aug 1887, d. Painesville, Oh 12 Jan 1964, m. Perry Co., OH 21 Jun 1904 Milton Peter (Bud) McManus, b. Youngstown, OH 7 Jan 1885, d. Painesville, OH 4 Nov 1974. The McManus children: Elda Marie, Eleanor June, William Milton, Susan Evelyn, Phillip Jerome and Helen Elaine.

Milton Crum

[ANSWER 11/06/97]

Located: An Estelle Durfee who was the wife of one James Casper Rowlee, who had a son, Karl Clayton Rowlee, born 11 Feb 1885. Karl Clayton Rowlee married Florence Vera Morrison, and their son was Seth James Rowlee. This looks like a possible fit. That particular line is Henry > Moses > Shubael > Shubael > Shubael > Constant > Ebenezer > Robert Hamilton > James Casper. Regards, Tedd Rowley

[RESPONSE 12/06/97]

After a couple weeks of work, I have satisfied myself that James Casper Rowlee is my 2gr-grandfather. I have his death certificate (showing he died in his daughter's house, a house I used to visit as a child) and census records, as well as a marriage record from Ashtabula county showing his marriage to Estelle Durfee. So I am convinced. - Milton Crum.


Looking for information on the first wife of Joseph Langrell ROWLEY (1750-1849), seaman in the American Revolution, born in East Haddam, CT. He is a descendant of Henry Rowley (Henry> Moses, Sr.>Moses, Jr.> Moses, 3rd> Daniel> Joseph Langrell). Interested in more than his first wife. I am researching all of his descendants through his children Daniel, b. 1782; Nancy; Asa; Sara; Thomas; John Brown Lee; James; and Jane. Geographic areas were Middlesex Co., CT, New Canaan, NY, Allegheny Co., PA and Lawrence, OH.

Irene Rowley


Seeking ancestry, siblings and descendants of John ROWLEY, b. Wayne Co., NY 1832, d. 1877; m. Emily GOLDSMITH, b. NY 1834, d. 1899. Their son was Bertram Clyde Rowley, b. Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. 21 Jun 1873, d. Vernal UT 13 Dec 1918; m. prob. Vernal 12 Apr 1898 Margaret (Maggie) THOMAS. Their daughter was Norma Lenore ROWLEY, b. Vernal 7 Oct 1916, d. Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., WY 6 Feb 1936; m. Manila, UT 12 Nov 1934 James Wilcox, b. Melbourne, WY 1 Jan 1915.

Jim & Judy Wilcox

[ANSWER 9/24/96]

Answer provided by Ernst Spencer. While a lot of work needs to be, the chart which follows lays out the ancestry. The weak link in the chain is Richmond Rowley & Mary Miller.

Henry1 ROWLEY (ca 1595-1673) m. Sarah, perhaps PALMER (d. bef. 1633)
Moses2 ROWLEY Sr. (ca 1632-1705/6) m. Elizabeth FULLER (Aft 1630-aft 1714/15)
Moses3 ROWLEY II (1654-1735) m. Mary FLETCHER ? (d. bef. 1714)
Moses4 ROWLEY III (ca 1679-aft 1745/6) m. Martha PORTER (1687-bef 1729)
Moses5 ROWLEY IV (1713 or 1714- aft 1773) m. Mary FULLER
Aaron6 ROWLEY (1739-1799) m. Anna RICHMOND (ca 1738-1799)
Richmond7 ROWLEY (ca 1760- aft 1806) m. Mary MILLER (ca 1762- aft 1806)
Daniel8 W. ROWLEY (1795-1844) m. Abigail RUSS (1800-1844)
John9 Warren ROWLEY (1828-1877) m. Emily S. GOLDSMITH (1833-1899)
Bertram10 Clyde ROWLEY (1873-1918) m. Margaret Jane THOMAS (1880-1967)
Norma11 Lenore ROWLEY (1916-1936) m. James WILCOX
James12 WILCOX (living) m. Judith Harriet BROWN (living)


Did Patience Rowley (Henry> Moses> John>) marry Richard Skinner of Westchester, CT. In my Skinner Family, Richard Skinner married a Patience Rowley on 24 Feb 1736 or 1739. She died 22 Aug 1784. Richard died 2 Jan 1790.

Cathy Olson

[ANSWER 8/26/96]

According to the data I have, Richard Skinner of Westchester did marry Patience Rowley, daughter of John and Deborah (Fuller) Rowley.

While many genealogies currently show her mother, Deborah, to be a daughter of "Little John" Fuller who married Mehitable Rowley, the following is the statement found in the 2nd Edition of Volume 4 of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, page 16: "Two other daughters have been claimed by W. H. Fuller: Deborah Fuller b. ca 1689, m. John Rowley, and Anne Fuller b. ca 1703/4, m. Jonathan Rowley. Neither is named in John Fuller's will nor were any LRs found to indicate a daughter's portion turned over to her husband. However, their children have Edward Fuller ancestry since John and Jonathan Rowley were both sons of Moses Rowley."

Both Deborah and Anne were alive when John Fuller died. His will names his daughters, but NOT those two. Old legends die hard. But the fact is, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants will accept neither Deborah or Anne as descendants of Edward Fuller through "Little John" Fuller. With that goes, of course, claimed ancestry by many of Rev. John Lothrop/Lathrop. [I was one who reluctantly gave up that ancestry. It wasn't mine! - TWR]


Solomon Rowley, born 19 Nov 1815 NY, son of Jacob and Sarah (Newton) Rowley, died 24 Nov 1900 at Jefferson TWP, Hillsdale Co., MI. He m. Margaret Ann Teachman, dob unknown. They lived in Tioga Co., PA in 1840s, moved to Fulton Co., OH in 1858, later settled in Hillsdale Co., MI. They had family of 10 children. Seeking ancestors and siblings. Eldon Hills


Looking for information about John Rowley, a doctor, and his son John Jr. They lived in Quebec at the end of the last century and were Protestants. They were supposed to have come from Scotland. Dr. Rowley was a widower. Currently there are only two families with the Rowley surname in the state of Quebec.

Pierre Niquette

[NOTE: This is a new e-mail address.]


My 3rd great grandmother was Sarah Rowley who married Edward Gray/Grey (1765-1815), prob. in E. Haddam about 1790. Their first son, Joel, was born in Haddam 24 Jun 1790. Shortly thereafter they removed to Williamstown, Berks Co., MA and about 1803 removed again to Chenango, NY valley and settled in Madison and/or Oneida Co. Edward died about 1815 in Verona, Oneida Co. and Sarah removed to Chautauqua Co., NY with her seven youngest children. Joel had married Betsy Resseguie and settled on a farm in Oneida Co. I descend from Sarah's youngest daughter, Abigail, who married Henry Stoddard in Chautauqua Co. I have exhaustively researched in hopes of determining Sarah's parents. Seeking conclusive evidence of her parents, whom I suspect to be Eleazer and Abigail (Spencer) Rowley.

Tom D. Deagan


I am researching a branch of the ROWLEY family who resided in Shell Rock, IA for several generations. Orrington Woodruff Rowley married Lydia Ellen Neal 6 Apr 1882 in East Homer NY and apparently moved to IA prior to the birth of W. Glenn Rowley on 10 Oct 1886. I am interested in contacting anyone who is either working on this branch or knows of any connections with either the NEAL line or WOODRUFF families.

Marguerite Gilcher Burge



I am looking for a long lost friend from 1944-45. William Rowley and I were in the Army Air Corps together....

By October 12th the gentleman had located his friend. While he was able to contact him from information he received elsewhere, he simultaneously received the correct information from one of our researchers, Russ Woodward. Well done, Russ.


I have done some work researching my ancestors. The earliest ancestor I have in my records is a Moses Rowley from Fauquier County, Virginia. While I do not have dates, I am reasonably certain this Moses lived during the middle 1700's. Inasmuch as the Moses in the Henry Rowley line appears to have resided in the New England area, perhaps someone can identify this Moses Rowley.

Jerry Roley

RESPONSE from Judith Bramlage

According to research I have been conducting, your Moses is not related to the New England Rowleys. For the complete answer, please click here: answer to Query 1027


I would like any information on Job Rowley, b. ca. 1760 in North Carolina, and his wife, Mary Lohr (Loher). I suspect Mary was the daughter of Valentine Lohr of Germany, but have no proof. Job and Mary went to East Feliciana Parish in Louisiana, where a daughter, Celia, married William Chapman, Jr. This Job Rowley is identical with Joab Rowley of "A Louisiana Rowley Family," which appears in the FAMILY HISTORY section of this website.

Gordon Bonnett


Daniel Rowley, b. 1782, Vermont. Then to New York state, then to Pennsylvania about 1830 and then to Indiana and died there 1840. Any connection?

Douglas Cannon


I am searching for information on Josiah Rowley born 21 March 1800 in Delaware County, NY. His daughter, Emma, married Joseph Jennings Sawyer, who was my great-great-grandmother.

Dean Sawyer

[ANSWER 6/25/97]
Josiah Rowley, born 21 Mar 1800 married Lucy [-----] about 1835, and had three children, Ransom, Lydia, and Lucy A. Shortly after the birth of Lucy A., his first wife must have died, as he married Minerva [-----], and they were parents of George H., Nelson, Alfonzo, Daniel F., John W., Emma Marie (born 12 Feb 1850), Elnor V., Ida Jane, Lyman P., Susan, and Richard Henry. This from a family group sheet provided to me by Ernst Spencer.

Josiah's ancestry was Daniel> Moses> Moses> Moses> Moses> Henry, planter of Plymouth.


My family line is as follows: Edward Fuller> Matthew and Frances (--?--)> Moses & Elizabeth (Fuller) Rowley> Shubael & Catherine (Crippen) Rowley> Shubael and Hannah (Brown) Rowley> Shubael and Joan (--?--) Rowley> Garrett Mary Shubel (Rowley) Durland> Charles and Mary (McConnell) Durland> Robert and Melissa (Durland) Wilcox> Charles Bennett and Margaret J. (McGee) Wilcox> Robert B. and Ethel (Eskelson) Wilcox> Charles B. and Tressie (Allstott) Wilcox. Wish to exchange information.

Patricia Kennedy
Letters or telephone only:
2416 Edgemont Drive,
Medford, OR 97504-8214
(541) 779-6090.


My wife's great-grandfather was Nathan A. Rowley, who came to Kansas from Illinois about 1871 to homestead land east of Wichita. He was born in NY State ca 1847-49, place unknown. He was about 21-23 years old when he came to Kansas. In Kansas, he married Orilla Rector, who was from Indiana. Seek names of his parents and siblings. Also, we would like to locate the place in Illinois he removed from, and the place of his birth in New York state.

Lee Kraft
3867 Spring St. S.
Salem, OR 97302-6065


WILLIAM JESSIE ROWLEY. I am researching the Rowley family from around Eskridge, Kansas. William was born 6 July 1864 near Fort Kearney, Nebraska-- his parents were Jesse Rowley and Melissa (Fall) Rowley. Jesse was a scout for the Army in the Iowa Cavalry and served in the Nebraska Territory. He died 26 January 1866 in an action with Indians near Blackwater, a tributary of the Republican River. On 12 August 1867, his widow, Melissa, remarried Jacob Mayer at Lyons Creek, KS. A bible record says she died in March of 1870 from exposure trying to keep her children from the Indians. Would like to contact anyone else that may be doing the same research.

Vicki Bratton


Francis E. Rowley was born 1849 in Syracuse - Watertown, NY. He married Carrie A. Sprague, born 1858 in Syracuse, Onandaga Co., Ny. They moved to Odebolt, Sac Co., Iowa in the 1880's and had three sons and three daughters (Hazel, Nettie and Nellie). They then moved to Indian Territory of Oklahoma around 1900, where they settled in Breckinridge, OK. By 1920 they lived in Enid, Garfield Co., OK. A possible brother to Frances could be Henry C. Rowley, married to Harriet. If anyone knows anything about this Rowley family, please contact me.

Shirley Bishop


I am looking for any family data on Salmon Bostwick Rowley, a fruit jar manufacturer of Philadelphia, PA ca. 1860s-1900s. I've been researching this man many years, and have a good deal of data on his manufacturing history, but very little on his life. When did he marry? Who did he marry? He died 5 May 1905, in Philadelphia, and was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, NJ. No other members of his immediate family are buried there. Where are the rest of his family buried? I'll gladly answer any replies.

Dick Roller
Editor, Fruit Jar Newsletter


Looking for information regarding (ggm) Caroline Rowlee, who would have been living in or around Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY in late 1800's. Married to Jesse A. Crane, date unknown. Raymond J. Crane (gf), born in Port Jervis in 1890. Do not know if there were any other children. The family history is that Jesse was a fireman for the Port Jervis Fire Department.

Nancy Crane Sharp


Major [a name, not a title] ROWLEY b. King George Co., VA 20 Aug 1787died Union Co. KY 18 Mar 1854. With his wife, Alyza SKINNER (1791-1864) and older children, migrated to KY. Children include John B., b. 20 Feb 1809, d. 17 Jul 1853 (unm. ?); Robert A., b. VA 10 Dec 1811, d. Union Co., KY 22 Jan 1878, m. Mary Ann DUVAL; Ann Frances, b. VA 15 May 1812, d. Unionton, KY 17 Aug 1862, m. Benjamin Franklin RIDDLE; Jane S. Rowley, b. 16 Mar 1819, d. Union Co., KY 7 Feb 1886, m. 1859 Solomon DEWEESE; James, b. 4 Jun 1822, d. 11 Mar 1850 (unm.); Gustavus, b. VA 1824, d. Union Co., KY 1896, m. 30 Jul 1851 Harriet Mary Pool; Sarah E., b. 1829, m. 1) John K. ST. AUBIN, 2) John E. HENSHAW; Mary V., b. KY or VA 1834, m. ca 1850-54, Dr. J. J. Barnett.

Evelyn A. Elder


I am looking for any information at all on family of Phineas K. ROWLEY (son of Jireh and Elizabeth (Brace) Rowley), b. Victor, NY 5 Nov 1816, d. Homer Twp., Will Co., IL, m. Jane SANFORD, who d. Homer Twp. Child Fred ROWLEY, b. Homer Twp. 13 Aug 1852, d. there 1917, m. 1) Henrietta Peck of Homer Twp, who d. there ae 28 or 29; 2) Josephine Peck, a cousin of Henrietta.

Donna Rutherford


I am searching for information on Robert and Annie (Brant) Rowley, whose son, also Robert was born 1865 in Tilsonburg, Ontario, Canada and died 22 Feb 1941 in Brantford, Ontario.. He married 1) Anna Vancleif in Delhi, Ontario on 28 Feb 1883, and 2) Mary Margaret Ashton in Burford, Ontario on 1 Aug 1894. Family tradition has it that they came from the U.S., and possibly Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Roger or Pamela Rowley


My maternal grandfather was Thomas Rowley, born 15 August 1861 in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. He married Mary Elizabeth Eyres, also from Indiana. He removed to Springfield, MO and had three or four daughters. Can anyone tell me more about him, who his parents were, etc.?

Margarent Swart


Seeking information on the parents/siblings of Elizabeth ROWLEY, born circa 1780, possibly in SC. Elizabeth married Samuel MOORE of Edgefield District, SC on 25 Jan 1802. The family moved to Amite County, MS in 1811. Elizabeth died prior to 1834. Their children were: John (1803); William Bryant (1805); Allen (1807); Mary Rowley (1809); Elizabeth Allen (1811); Thomas Lane (1813); and Sarah Ann (1815).

Melise Leech,
Grand Junction, CO


Mary Polly ROWLEY married Hezekiah Graham CANFIELD in 1802 in what is now Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Mary was 15 years old when married, so that would per her birth date around 1787. The couple later moved to Schuyler County, NY and in 1819 relocated to Dearborn County, IN. Who were the parents of Mary (Polly) Rowley?

Bill Kerber
Tallahassee, FL


Am looking for info on Bemsley Rowley b Aug 22 1789, m Betsey about 1813. Daughter Sybil Marie Rowley b Dec 27 1819/20, m Oct 19 1837 in Sugar Grove, PA. I am a direct descendant of Sybil.

Also looking for Mark Rowley b Jan 17 1824 in Sugar Grove PA, d Jan 17 1855. And Emmett Rowley b about 1860 d 1912. If any of this sounds familiar, e-mail us.

Loanne and Brent Van Voorhis

[ANSWER 4/04/97]

Bamsley Rowley (I had a birthdate of July 1787, but your date may be better), son of David Rowley and Ann (possibly Neal). Have copy of David's will in which Bamsley is mentioned which was probated in 1830. I show his wife as Betsy Harmon. I do not have his family, however. - Tedd Rowley.

According to my fragmentary information, Bemsley and Betsey (Harmon) Rowley had 11 children, among whom were Ashbill (d. age 7), Sibyl Maria (who m. Howard Mix), Moses, and Mark (who m. Abigail Johnson). I also have a David Rowley of Sugar Grove, PA, who m. Dimis Aldania Cowles, and had at least 5 children. I suspect he is a son of Bemsley.
- Ernst Spencer.

7/20/97 - Answer from Judith Bramlage,

I have informtion on David's descendants for two generations. I am descended from Philo Jerome, and have his descendants in excruciating detail. For the complete response, click here: Query 1043 answer.


I'm looking for any information about the early lives of Roxana (aka Rona Lena) and Rhoda Rowley in northern VT or southern PQ in the late 1700's. They married Blakely brothers, Zaccheus and Tilley about 1798, possible at or near Pike River, PQ. Were they sisters? Where were they born and who were their parents?

Reg Arnold


I am related to a lady named Wealthy Rowley, born 10 Marc 1798 in Greene County (I do not know which state). She married Erastus Pike, born 18 Mar 1801 in Shatsbury, Bennington Co., VT. They had a son named Alvah N. Pike, born 23 Sep 1830 in Rush, NY. I believe Wealthy Rowley was also married to someone named Filo Brooks before or after Erastus Pike. Seeking whatever kind of information that is available.

Cynthia Pike Blocksom


I am trying to find information on a Betsey/Bettey ROWLEY, born ca 1720-1740, in the East Haddam or (Old) Lyme, Connecticut area. She married Ebenezer/Ebenezar MINER. Their child, Hannah MINER b. Aug 1, 1758, married Moses HUNTLEY in 1779 in Lyme CT. Moses Huntley's parents, Benejah and Ester (Howell) Huntley, were from East Haddam, CT. So, both Betsey/Bettey Rowley and Benejah Huntley were in-laws to Moses and Hannah (Miner) Huntley.

Cheron Gibson


Betsey Rowley was the daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Harris) Rowley. She was born 20 March 1730 in Colchester, CT and died 14 Nov 1817 in Lempster, NH. Her ancestry is Isaac> Shubael> Moses> Henry, Planter of Plymouth.


Looking for parents of Christiana ROWLEY, b. abt 1763 Isle La Motte, Vermont, probably sister of Thomas Rowley. She married 2 Jan 1782 Henry Scott, Rev. b. 24 Nov. 1763. They died in Isle La Motte about 1834.

Robert Lord


Christiana Rowley is believed to be the daughter of Simeon and Christiana (Howard) Rowley and born about 1760. Simeon (1733-1811) m. Christiana (1732-1798) 3 Oct 1755.

For more details on the Scott/Rowley family, see Edythe Wilson Thoesen, "Thomas Wait and Descendants of Portsmouth, RI," 1957.


Looking for information of Mercy Rowley, b. 1691 (daughter of Nathan Rowley and Mercy Hatch) married John Pickett.

Pam Pedlow


Mary Ann Staley c180601878 married Daniel or George Rawley. They lived on Wolfe Island, Frontenac Co., ON CAN. He was the second of three husbands. His birth date is unknown, but he is believed to have been born in the USA. He married Mary Ann sometime after 1832/4. They had 4 children: William James RAwley (1835-1881/9) who m. Ann Todd; Martha Rawley (1836/7-?) who m. Robert Carr; my 3xgt. grandmother Sara Ann Rawley (c1839/40-1912) who never married, but nevertheless had a son William John Rawley in c1861; and Isabella Rawley (c1842-1915) who m. John Todd. Daniel/George died sometime between 1841 and 1851. Possible siblings of Daniel/George Rawley may include Thomas Raile (c1798-?) of Frontenac Co., ON; Mr. Rawley (?-1851) of Belleville, Hastings Co., ON, who m. Anna (1799->1851); William Rawley (c1804/08-1869) of Tyendinaga Twp., Hastings Co., ON who m. Jane Kinnear (c1805-1809); Elias Rowley (?-?) of Hastings Co. and Brock Dist., ON; Lovina Rowley (1805-1872) of Tyendinaga Twp., Hastsings Co., ON, who m. Jacob Hardy (1805-1893) and Gibson Rawley (?-?) of Tyendinaga Twp., Hastings Co., ON who m. Caroline. Am looking for more information about Daniel/George's parents and siblings and his birthplace in the USA. All feedback welcome, however "shaky" the connection might be. Happy to exchange any information I have, mostly about Rowley, Roley and Rawley families in Ontario, Canada.

Tina Gemmell

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