Bedford Forrest ROWLAND Myrtle Idelle ROWLAND Sarah Elizabeth ROWLAND Roberta May ROWLAND John W ROWLAND Vernie F ROWLAND Martha Jane ROWLAND Walton Maize ROWLAND Derell Ray ROWLAND Shirley Ann ROWLAND Laura Edith SNEAD Edward Doyle ROWLAND Maggie Ella MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Walton Maize ROWLAND3,1,9,2,10,4,5,6,7,8

2nd Nov 19111,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 20th Aug 19719,2,4,6,7,8

Life History

2nd Nov 1911

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

6th May 1932

Married Laura Edith SNEAD.6

7th Sep 1933

Birth of son Walton Maize ROWLAND in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.11,12,13

5th Aug 1937

Birth of son Derell Ray ROWLAND in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.8,14,15,16

17th Mar 1942

Birth of daughter Shirley Ann ROWLAND in Brasfield, Prairie, Arkansas.17

16th Oct 1942

Resident Registered for th WWII draft; residence 2609 Pike Ave, North LIttle Rock.  Born in Ethel, Arkansas; Wife's address in 1942 reported as Brasfield, Prairie County, Arkansas (a little east of North Little Rock). in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas

20th Aug 1971

Died in Angleton, Brazoria, Texas.9,2,4,6,7,8


  • 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 February, Prairie Township, District 13, Ethel & Chute Rd, p 7A, Hse #122, Fam #126
    Rowland, Maggy E  Head  Widow  F W 45 AR NC NC Farmer [born abt 1875]
    Rowland, Roberta  Daughter  F W 14 AR KY AR Farm Laborer
    Rowland, Walton  Son  M W 8 AR KY AR

    In 1930, Walton is living with his mother's cousin James M McSwain in Ethel.  Walton is 18, and listed as a cousin of James.  He is a farm laborer.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, District 25, page 6B, Prairie Township, Ethel & Point Rd, Hse #125, Fam #126
    McSwain, James M  Head M W 45 AR NC NC Farmer
    McSwain, Mattie A  Wife F W 43 AR NC TN
    Rowland, Walton Cousin M W 18 AR KY AR Farm Laborer

    "My father was Walton Rowland, son of Maggie McSwain and Bedford Forrest Rowland.  My mother was Laura Sneed Rowland, from Cabot Arkansas.  I married a Mitchell and there are no connections in that line. Ken [McSwain]'s mother, Connie [Jones], was my first cousin.  Connie's mother, Sarah Elizabeth, (I called her Aunt Lizzie) was my father's sister.  Aunt Lizzie was named after her grandmother, Martha Elizabeth [Padgett] McSwain, married to Philip McSwain"
    --  Shirley Rowland Mitchell, Facebook message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 25 July 2013

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Walton Mathew Rowland
    Birth 2 Nov 1910 Ethyl [sic], Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Residence 2609 Pike Ave, North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas
    Wife Mrs Laura Edith Rowland, Box 23, Brasfield, Prairie County, Arkansas
    Signed Walton M Rowland
    (on back)
    5'7" 170 lbs
    Hazel Eyes, Brown Hair, Ruddy Complexion
    Registered 16 Oct 1942 North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas

    Social Security Death Index
    Walton Rowland
    Born 2 Nov 1911
    Died Aug 1971
    SSN 428-18-9232 issued Mississippi (Before 1951)

    Walton's marital state at death is reported as Single.  One would think from this that Walton never married.  Buit his wife lived longer than he did.  His daughter Shirley reports his wife and her mother as Laura Edith Snead.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Walton Rowland Sr
    Death 20 Aug 1971 Brazoria County
    Gender Male
    Marital Status Single

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Walton M Rowland
    Birth Date 2 Nov 1911
    Death Date Aug 1971
    Claim Date 9 Oct 1969
    SSN 428-18-9232

    In her undocumented genealogy, Shirley  reports that Walton died in Angleton, the county seat of Brazoria County.

    Walton M Rowland
    Birth Nov 1911 in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Death about 1972 in Angleton, Texas
    Bedford Forrest Rowland 1875 - 1917
    Maggie Ella McSwain 1885 - 1952
    Wife Laura Edith Snead [spelled Sneed in private communication to me]
    Birth 8/2/1913 in Cabot, Arkansas
    Death 1985 in DeWitt, Arkansas
    --  Shirley Rowland Mitchell,

    "Walton Maize Rowland, born November 2, 1911, married Laura Snead May 6, 1932, and died August 21, 1971."
    --  Shirley Mitchell, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, April 07, 2015

    "Greetings! I'm not sure how we are related.  Saw your comments to Ken [McSwain] so decided to contact you.  My grandmother was Maggie McSwain Rowland.  Her parents were Phillip McSwain and Martha Padgett."
    --  Hall, FB message to George McSwain, forwarded to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 11 February 2018

    "I am the son of Oliver and Bertie McSwain.  My grandfather and Ken's grandfather were brothers and my grandmother and Ken's grandmother were sisters, making my Dad and Ken's dad, Wirt McSwain, double first cousins, which is genetically equivalent to being half-brothers.
    "When I was growing up, I used to go fishing with Wirt McSwain when he came to Ethel to sport fish on the White River Wildlife Refuge near Ethel.
    "I grew up in Ethel, Arkansas.  I am not sure that I knew your grandmother Maggie McSwain Rowland, but I do remember a Maggie Porter who lived near Ethel and that a man named Walton Rowland used to visit my dad from time to time.  Maybe he is kin to you, possibly your dad?"
    --  George McSwain, FB message to Linda Hall, forwarded to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 11 February 2018

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