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Samuel P. Rowland


Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/3/2001 at 08:12:23

From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties - 1890
Samuel P. Rowland is numbered among the early settlers of Iowa. He located in Davis County, in 1845, three years before the land sales and is now living in Milton. He was born in Sussex County Maryland, September 2, 1810, and is a son of John and Deborah O’Conner Rowland. The days of his boyhood and youth were spent in the usual manner of farmer lads, and after attaining to mature years he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Russell, the wedding being celebrated on February 18, 1840. The lady was born in Sussex County February 22, 1813, and is a daughter of Thomas and Mary Barr Russell. The following children were born to them: John W. who died at the age of twenty-one years; Debora, now Mr. Price of Jackson Township; Robert R.; Mary’ Hannah, who died at the age of eight years; and Jonathan D.
It was in 1845, that Mr. Rowland, accompanied by his family started Westward. He crossed the Mississippi into Iowa, and on April 29th located in Davis County, making his home near the boundary line of Van Buren County. He owned land in both counties and engaged actively in farming until 1874, when he removed to Milton. He still owns his farm, three hundred acres of rich land paying tribute to his care and cultivation. He attends the Methodist Church and in politics is a stanch supporter of Democratic principles.
I am not related, and am posting this biography for those who may find this person in their family history.


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