John Q A ROWLAND William H ROWLAND Bedford Forrest ROWLAND Mini tree diagram

Sarah A NONAME4,5,1,2,6,3

Jan 18451,2,3 - 19104,3

Life History

Jan 1845

Born in Kentucky.1,2,3

5th Apr 1861

Birth of son William H ROWLAND in Kentucky.7,8,1,3,9,10

Aug 1866

Birth of son Bedford Forrest ROWLAND in Kentucky.11,12,1,3

about 1890

Death of John Q A ROWLAND in Kentucky.2


Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,3


Buried in Rowland-Jones Family Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

Other facts


Married John Q A ROWLAND


  • John Rowland
    Birth about 1840 in (maybe) Kentucky
    Death about 1890 in Kentucky or Ethel, Arkansas
    Spouse Sarah Unknown died 1910
    Son Bedford Forrest Rowland 1875 - 1917
    --  Shirley Rowland Mitchell,

    Two genealogies identify John's wife as Sarah A Young.

    1850 Federal Census, Cumberland County, Kentucky, 27 August, Cumberland District, page 342B, Hse/Fam #640
    Nancy Rowland 49 F $600 Real Estate Value b Kentucky [b abt 1801]
    John Q A Rowland 22 M b Kentucky [b abt 1828]
    Julia A 20 F b Kentucky Cannot read or write [b abt 1830]
    M R Rowland 15 M b Kentucky [b abt 1835]
    C E Rowland 18 M b Kentucky [b abt 1832]
    Paull [sic] Alexander Rowland 20 M b Kentucky [b abt 1830]
    A Williams 3 M b Kentucky [b abt 1847]

    In the 1860 census a record matches John Q A Rowland, but his wife is reported as C J.  Note that in the 1880 census, Sarah is reported age 38, making her born about 1842.  Other records place her birth about 1845.  She was quite younger than John, so it would make sense he was previously married.  Judging by the age of the first child reported here, it appears that John and C J married about 1853.

    1860 Federal Census, Cumberland County, Kentucky, 7 June, PO Burksville, page 55-56 (scan 559-560), Hse/Fam #372
    J Q Rowland 31 M Farmer $500 Real Estate $250 Personal born Kentucky [b abt 1829]
    C J Rowland 31 F Domestic born Kentucky [b abt 1829]
    M J Rowland 6 F born Kentucky [b abt 1854]
    S M Rowland 5 F born Kentucky [b abt 1855]
    - page 56 -
    H C Rowland 4 M born Kentucky [b abt 1856]
    J G Rowland 3 M born Kentucky [b abt 1857]

    The first child reported in the 1880 census for John with his wife Sarah is reported of an age to be born about 1861.  He could be the son of John's first wife, C J.

    1880 Federal Census, Lyon County, Kentucky, 12 June, Ladys Spring District 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 Farm Laborer KY KY KY [b abt 1861]
    Rowland, Bedford F  W M 16 Son Farm Laborer KY KY KY [b abt 1864]

    At some point Sarah moved to Ethel Arkansas, with her son Bedford.  It is not clear whether her husband was still living at the time of the move.  He died between the 1880 and 1900 census, probably about 1890.  She is in Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas, in 1900.  In the 1900 census, she was reported living with her son Bedford Forrest Rowland in Ethel.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 11A, Hse #181, Fam #186
    Rowland, Benjamin [Bedford] F  Head  W M Aug 1866 34 Married 3 years  KY KY KY Farmer
    Rowland, Maggie E  Wife  F W Aug 1876 23 Married 3 years  AR NC NC
    Rowland, Myrtle  Dau  F W Apr 1899 1  AR KY AR
    Rowland, Sarah  Mother  F W Jan 1845 55 Widow KY SC SC

    Sarah A Rowland
    Birth 1845 Kentucky
    Death 1910 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas

    Sarah's maiden name is unknown.  One genealogy says it was Young, but no documentation has been found.  She was born in Kentucky, her father was born in North Carolina and her mother in Virginia. She married John Rowland in Kentucky.

    She moved to Ethel, Arkansas, with her son Bedford Forrest, but it is not clear whether her husband had died before the move or died in Ethel. There is no death or burial information for John.

    Sarah was last reported living with her son Bedford and his wife Maggie McSwain Rowland on their farm in Ethel. It is not recorded, but it is likely that is where she was buried

    Others of the family are buried in this family cemetery in the woods near where the old home stood. No grave markers are in this, but the graves are marked by natural stones. No death record has been found, but family reports she died in 1910.

    Son Bedford Forrest Rowland (1866 - 1917)

    Burial Rowland Family Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas, In the woods on the old Rowland family farm.

    Created by Orville Jenkins Apr 08, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #144752774,


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