John Q A ROWLAND Raymond Henry ROWLAND Mary Ella WELLS Bedford Forrest ROWLAND Sarah A NONAME Mini tree diagram

William H ROWLAND1,6,2,3,4,5,7

5th Apr 18611,2,3,4,5,6 - 8th Jun 19242,4

Life History

5th Apr 1861

Born in Kentucky.1,2,3,4,5,6

19th Oct 1882

Married Mary Ella WELLS in Lyon County, Kentucky.5,7

12th Sep 1899

Birth of son Raymond Henry ROWLAND in Tichnor, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,8,9,4,10,11,6,12

8th Jun 1924

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansasa.2,4

after 8th Jun 1924

Buried in Bonner Chapel Cemetery, Tichnor, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,4


  • Although the 1900 census record reports that William and Ella havebeen married for 21 yeas, the Kentucky marriage record reports theymarried on 19 October 1882!  Three years within the 21 years period.So, assuming this is accurate, they had been married only 18 years in1900.  However, not the reported ages of the children indicate thattheir first son William B was 19 years old in 1900 and born in Sept1980.  His age and birth date may be wrong, as the 1900 census oftenwas.  But it is possible that William was married before and that Ellais not William B's mother.

    But look again.  In 1880, William is reported as only age 19, and notyet married.  So he and Ella were married after this time and it isnot likely their son William B wasborn in the next 3 months after the1880 census when he io single,

    Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900
    W. H. Rowland
    Gender Male
    Spouse M. E. Wells
    Spouse Gender Female
    Marriage 19 Oct 1882 Lyon County, Kentucky

    1880 Federal Census, Lyon County, Kentucky, 12 June, Ladys SpringDistrict 3, Enumeration District 144, page 10, Hse/Fam #53
    Rowland, John W M 51 Head Farmer KY VA KY [b abt 1829]
    Rowland, Sarah A  W F 38 Wife Keeping House Has Consumption KY NC VA[abt 1842]
    Rowland, William  W M 19 Son Single Farm Laborer KY KY KY [b abt 1861]
    Rowland, Bedford F  W M 16 Son Single Farm Laborer KY KY KY [b abt1864]

    In the 1900 census William and Ella were enumerated in ChesterTownship of Arkansas County, Arkansas.  The states and birth dates ofthe children tell us they moved to Arkansas between 1881 and 1885, orpossible into early 1886.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 28 June, ChesterTownship, District 1, Page 2B, House #377, Family #383
    Rowland, William Head W M Apr 1861 39 Married 21 yrs KY KY KY FarmerRents Farm
    Rowland, Ella Dau W F May 1872  38 Married 21 yrs [But see marriagerecord in 1882 - 18 yrs] 8 children/5 living AR GA MS Dairy Woman
    Rowland, William B Son W F Sept 1880  19 Single KY KY KY Farm Laborer
    [But note his parents did no marry till 1882; in 1880 his father wassingle]
    Rowland, George A Son W M July 1886  13 Single AR KY KY Farm Laborer
    Rowland, Jessie Dau W F Mch 1889  11 Single AR KY KY
    Rowland, Tilean Dau W F Apr 1885  5 Single AR KY KY
    Rowland, Ramon [Raymond] W M Sept 1899 9mos Single AR KY KY

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, ChesterTownship, District 3, Page 3B, Hse #96, Fam #97
    Roland, William H Head M W 49 Married 31 yrs KY KY KY Fishing, MarketRents [b abt 1861]
    Roland, Mary E Wife F W 48 Married 31 yrs KY KY KY [b abt 1862]
    Roland, William B Son M W 29 Widowed KY KY KY Fishing, Market [b abt1881]
    Roland, George R Son M W 23 Single KY KY KY Fishing, Market [b abt1887]
    Roland, Ramon H Son M W 10 KY KY KY [b abt 1900]
    Roland, Nellie L Granddau F W 9 KY KY IA [b abt 1901]
    Roland, William P Granddau [sic] F [sic] W 3 KY KY IA [b abt 1907]
    Roland, Walter L Grandson M W 1 KY KY IA [b abt 1909]

    The three grandchildren would be the children of the widower WilliamB.  Note that William P is entered as a granddaughter and Female.This is clearly an error, with that name.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 March, ChesterTownship, District 4, page 9B, 111 S Pearl St, Hse #37, Fam #39
    Rowland, William H Head Rents M W 59 Married KY KY KY Farmer [b abt1860]
    Rowland, Ella M Wife F W 58 Married KY KY KY [b abt 1861]
    Rowland, William B Son M W 39 Widowed KY KY KY Laborer [b abt 1880]
    Rowland, Walter L Grandson M W 11 Single AR KY IA [b abt 1908]
    Rowland, Raymond H Son M W 20 Married AR KY KY Laborer [b abt 1899]
    Rowland, Pauline M Dau F W 19 Married AR AR AR [b abt 1900]
    - page 10A -
    Rowland, Bedford F Grandson M W 1 AR AR AR [b abt 1918]

    Gravestone of W H Rowland, Bonner Chapel Cemetery, Tichnor, ArkansasCounty, Arkansas
    W H Rowland
    Apr 5, 1861 - June 8, 1924
    --  Dennis Lamb, Harper Connor Family Tree,, posted 20Mar 2011, accessed 10 April 2015

    W H Rowland
    Birth Apr. 5, 1861
    Death Jun. 8, 1924
    Parents Sarah A Rowland (1845 - 1910)
    Sibling Bedford Forrest Rowland (1866 - 1917)
    Burial Bonner Chapel Cemetery, Tichnor, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by a2 Aug 23, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #21092635,


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