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Rowland and Turrentine family/ TN to MS

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Rowland and Turrentine family/ TN to MS

Ronald L. Hughes (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jan 2002 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rowland, Turrentine, Craig, Norton, Paseur, Higgins
Turrentine and Rowland family, Tennessee to Mississippi
This report is taken from sections of my large Rowland Family report, this part has information on the following families, Norton, Higgins, Paseur, Craig and others.

Feel free to use this information for family purposes. I only request the following;
No publication for profit.

I please request that any one using this information, to please give the proper attribution, to any sections of this report, if used in any manner of publication and of family tree making.

Copyright @ 2002, Ronald L. Hughes

There are two Terrentine (re: Turrentine) families listed in the 1840 Census of Marshall County. They are listed on page 19. They are both young couples with the males in the family age 30-40 and the oldest female of one family listed as age 20-30, thus too young to be the mother of Elizabeth Turrentine, but the other female is age 30-40 and has one daughter age 15- 20, her husband is also listed as age 30-40.

Assume both are closer to age 40 than 30 and you can make the case that they "might" qualify as the parents of Elizabeth Turrentine. I cannot make out the first names of either of the Turrentine families listed in the Census. RLH-2000.

Note: the 1840 Census of Marshall County Mississippi was attested to on October 25, 1845, the marriage of William Rowland and Elizabeth Turrentine was on October 19, 1840. Obviously the Census record of the Rowland family may have been taken much earlier than the marriage.

In the book "Heritage of Tippah County", Vol. II, there is an article on Nancy Ann Turrentine, written by Jean Brown Wyse. This is her story.

Nancy Ann Turrentine was born Oct. 16, 1816 in Bedford Co., TN married David Burleson Rowland. Nancy and David Rowland's story is told in this book under David Burleson Rowland. Nancy was the daughter of Ellena Neely (Neeley) b. 1775 in Orange Co., N. Car., and John Neeley b. Oct. 6, 1748 s. 1815 and he did leave a will. Ellena married James J. Turrentine b. Jan. 26, 1774 on Feb. 17, 1796 in Orange Co., N. Car.
They had 11 children.

(1) Charity 1796-1878 b. Orange Co., NC, m. Joseph Williams (8 children);
(2.) Charles 1799- ? b. Orange Co., m. ? (7 children);
(3.) Mary (Polly) 1802-1886 b. Orange Co., m. George W. Smith, Jr. (10 children);
(4.) Elizabeth 1805- ? b. Orange Co., m. Michael Fisher (2 children);
(5.) M. E. (Daughter) no information;
(6.) John Neeley 1806- ?, m. #1 Hester Leffler, #2 Gillie Cox (7 children);
(7) Eleanor 1808-1889, b. Bedford Co., Tn., m. William Stephenson (9 children);
(8) Felix 1811-1895, b. Bedford Co., Tn., m. Martha Ann Orr (7 children);
(9) Caroline b. Bedford Co., Tn., m. Ira L. Wilson (1 child);


(10) Nancy Ann 1816-1909, b. Bedford Co., Tn., m. David B. Rowland (10 children);
(11) Margaret S. 1818-1881, b. Bedford Co., Tn., m. Harrison T. Rowland (11 children)

Around 1807 James Turrentine led a caravan of his brothers and sisters to the Duck River in present day Bedford Co., Tn. His brother Alexander had surveyed this land which the State of North Carolina set aside as bounty land for the benefit or payment for Revolutionary War soldiers. James's father Alexander Turrentine served 84 months as a soldier and received 640 acres of land in Bedford Co., Tn., as payment. After Alexander's death, his heirs inherited this land. Alexander Turrentine arrived in the colonies, with his brother Samuel, in 1745, as indentured servants. They were from Ulster, Ireland.

Note, I have no proof of the above account of the Turrnetine family. The last two daughters, Nancy Ann and Margaret S., married into our Rowland family. There is some evidence that our family may have resided on the Duck River!

Children of Thomas Rowland and Mary Harrison ;

B. William T. (Thomas) Rowland, (VI), b. August 23-28, 1785 in NC, died March 16, 1866 in MS. He married Eleanor/Elinor (Nellie) Burleson. Note this is our line.

C. Joel or Joseph Rowland, b. about 1789?, what of his family? (Is this the Joel listed above in the War of 1812?)
Well I have two possible answers, if his name is "Joseph"?

(I.) In the marriage records of Marshall County, MS, which adjoined Tippah County, I have found the marriage records of some Rowland's. In this list are; Ursula A. Rowland, believed to be the daughter of William T. Rowland and Eleanor (Burleson) Rowland; Sarah Rowland, who may well be the daughter of Sherwood Rowland; William Rowland and, Joseph Rowland.

This Joseph Rowland, (refer back to Joel/Joseph Rowland above.) married Mary Hudson on Feb. 14, 1838. This could make Joseph's date of birth as early as 1789 or as late as 1818 because this could be a second marriage. The 1840 Census of Marshall County has a Hudson family listed. This family, led by John C. Hudson, is listed on page 26 of the census, the Rowland family is on page 28, there are 49 families listed between the names. See more on this below.

William Rowland, believed to be William R. Rowland, married Elizabeth Turrentine, on Oct. 19, 1840. See next for more information on the above.

Information related to the Marriage records of Marshall Co., MS, from CD.

1. The marriage of Sarah Rowland, b. abt 1806-18 (assumed due to date of marriage), to Richard Green (note the Green name is, again, mixed with the Rowland) in 1836. Sarah Rowland may be the daughter, sister or cousin of William T. Rowland. Note there is no Richard and Sarah Green in the 1840 Census of Marshall County. There is however a James Green, Sr. family, listed on page 24 of the 1840 Census. His family includes one female age 15-20 and two males age 15-20 and one male age 20-30.

It is not unreasonable to assume the young couple may have resided in this household. Maybe Sarah Rowland was a daughter of William T. and Eleanor Burleson Rowland?

2. Joseph Rowland, b. 1789-1818 (assumed date as above), married Mary Hudson on 2/13/38. Joseph Rowland may be the son, or grand son, of Thomas Rowland and the brother, or cousin, or nephew, of William T. Rowland. This is may be the same Joseph Rowland that received Land Grant No. 9571, for 158.23 acres of land in Tate/Tunica Co., MS on Feb. 25, 1841. Maybe this is the Mystery Man, living with William T. and Eleanor Rowland in 1840. Maybe his wife, Mary Hudson, died!, maybe in childbirth. Maybe the Mystery Man is injured or sick and unable to have his own household. Who knows?
The 1840 Census of Marshall County, has a Hudson family listed on page 26, the Rowland family are found not far away on pages 27 and 28. This is the John C. Hudson family. He and his wife are aged 40-50. John C. Hudson had one daughter aged 20-30 and two daughters aged 10-20. Maybe this is the family of Mary Hudson who may have been age 16 to 25 in 1838, maybe she still lived at home in 1840? Note there is one female child listed in the family age 0-5, maybe this is her daughter? Joseph may have been living in another area during the Census, or he may have died.
For a possible explanation of the Mystery Man, see below.
Note, is this the first Joseph Rowland? There is a Land Patent No. 28, dated Sept. 5, 1749, p. 687, issued to Joseph Rowland of Surry Co., for 275 acres. The land was located on the south side of the Nottoway River, on the side of the spring swamp.

3. William Rowland, b. (assumed), 1805-20, married Elizabeth Turrentine on 10/19/1840. Possibly in Marshall Co., MS. He may also be the son or nephew of William T. Rowland. Note: this may be William R. Rowland, who I have later listed as married to Eliza J. Turrentine.

The assumed birth date for William R. Rowland, the son of William T. Rowland and Eleanor Burleson Rowland, is most often listed as 1823, if this is the case he would only have been about 17 in 1840. And in the 1850 Census of Tippah County, which supports the 1823 date of birth, William R. Rowland is listed as age 27, born TN, and his wife Eliza J., was age 26, which makes her date of birth as about 1824.

The eldest child is Chas., age 7. Subtract age 7 from 1850 and you get a birth date for the oldest (living) child as about 1842-43.
If we assume William and Eliza J. ( Turrentine) Rowland, had Chas., (Charles?) as a first child, and he was born within the first year of the marriage, then they would have both been about age 20 at the birth of the first child.

There are two Terrentine / Terentine (re: Turrentine?) families listed in the 1840 Census of Marshall County. They are listed on page 19. They are both young couples with the males in the family age 30-40 and the oldest female of one family listed as age 20-30, thus too young to be the mother of Elizabeth Turrentine, but the other female is age 30-40 and has one daughter age 15-20, her husband is also listed as age 30-40. Assume both are closer to age 40 than 30 and you can make the case that they "might" qualify as the parents of Elizabeth Turrentine.

An article, written by Jean Brown Wyse, in Vol. II, of "The Heritage of Tippah County", tells some of the history of Nancy Ann Turrentine. It shows that she married David Burleson Rowland, and had ten children, it also shows that her sister, Margaret S. Turrentine, married Harrison Talley Rowland. It lists other brothers and sisters. Among these are; 1. Elizabeth Turrentine, b. 1805, d. ?, married Michael Fisher; 2. Charles, b. 1799NC, married ?, had seven children; another daughter, 3. M. E. Turrentine, no information was available on her.

The 1840 Census shows two Turrentine families living next door to one another. This indicates they were probably related. It is difficult to make out the first names, but one could have been Charles and the other might be James. Maybe M. E. Turrentine listed above was Eliz. J.?, maybe Charles, b. 1799 was one and the same as the Charles in the census? Maybe they were Eliza. J.'s parents or uncles or cousins?

Note: the 1840 Census of Marshall County Mississippi was attested to on October 25, 1845, the marriage of William Rowland and Elizabeth Turrentine was on October 19, 1840. Obviously the Census record of the Rowland family may have been taken much earlier than the marriage.

In Tate Co., just South of current De Soto, County, W. T. Rowland married Margaret Dickey in 1878, (note, in this report you will read that William Turrentine Rowland, of our family, married Margaret Dickey. He would have been age 41 at the time. Is this true? Why was he in Tate County? Where is she buried?)

Believed to have been "born" of this union, in North Carolina, between William T. Rowland and Eleanor/Elinor H. (Burleson) Rowland, were: (note-you cannot assume all children listed under the head of household in the Census record, are "natural" children. Some of them may have been orphans of other family members, or nephews / nieces, etc, RLH-2000)

A. David Burleson Rowland, b. about 1811NC, he married Nancy A. Turrentine in 1835. Did he marry in Mississippi or Tennessee?

ROWLAND, D. B. (Will recorded March 15, 1877) Wife: Nancy A. Rowland / daughter: Mary Isabell McCall / oldest son: William T. Rowland / second son: John H. Rowland; third son: Andrew J. Rowland; fourth son: George W. Rowland; daughter: Eveline Guthrie, wife of William N. Guthrie; youngest sons: Robert C. and Thomas A. Rowland.

With Harrison Talley / Tally Rowland born in TN in 1814 and David Burleson Rowland born in North Carolina about 1811, is there any reason to believe William T. Rowland may have received a land bounty/grant or other Federal Grant because of service in the War of 1812? Note, a William Rowland was in the Tennessee militia in 1810!

B. Harrison Talley Rowland, b. Feb. 6, 1814TN, died July 18, 1884-6MS. He married Margaret S. Turrentine, b. April 7,1818 and died May 4, 1881MS. The Talley name may be from family friends in Tennessee. Note he was born in TN in 1814! We can assume that Eleanor and William T. Rowland moved to Tennessee between 1811 and 1814. Is it reasonable to assume the family then began a movement, back and forth, between North Carolina and Tennessee? This is the only way to explain the "unusual" birth place delima that exists in the "accepted" family of Eleanor and William T. Rowland. See the next entry. RLH-2001

William R. Rowland, may have been a doctor? He may have married Eliza J. Turrentine.

In the 1850 Tippah Co., MS Census is found;

William R. Rowland, age 27M, TN, Farmer; this makes his date of birth as about 1823!
Eliza J. Rowland, age 26F,TN, this makes her date of birth as about 1824!

Their children were;

Charles Rowland, age 7M, b. MS (born about 1843, what happened to him?)
William B. Rowland, age 5M, b. MS (born about 1845)- did he marry Sara Jane Norton?
James D. Rowland, age 2M, b. MS (born about 1848)
Thomas R. Rowland, age 3, b. MS (born about 1847)

One researcher believes this is the, "William" Rowland, who married Sara Jane Norton, b. 1846. Their son was Allen Rowland who married Sallie Lee. But are any of these right? The Census records for 1840 and 1841, (may?) indicate there may have been two William Rowland families in Marshall County Mississippi. I feel certain one of these was my William T. Rowland and the other was also him, but just listed again in the Slave Census, but there could have been another. Note this census problem is answered later in this report. RLH-2001

The most obvious answer is that the "William Rowland", that was married to Sarah Jane Norton, was "William B. Rowland, b. about 1845" and listed in the above census record.

The 1880 Census, Heads of Household, Tippah County, Mississippi.

Nancy A. Rowland, age 64 F, Keeps House, TNNCNC, although her age is "about" correct for the wife of Charles Rowland of VA, but she lists her place of birth as TN, and her parents as NC. This consistent with our family and since she is listed in Tippah County and born in Tennesse, I have good reason to believe this is Nancy Ann (Turrentine) Rowland, the wife of David Burleson Rowland. She was 53 in the 1870 Census. David B. Rowland died July 24, 1876.

Living in her household was;

Thomas A. Rowland, age 21 M, Farm Labor, MSTNTN, born about 1859.

This is "Thomas A. Rowland", and the name is not a misprint. He of course appears to be from my side of the family. Since he lives with Nancy A. Rowland, it is assumed he is the youngest son of Nancy and David B. Rowland, he was 11 in the 1870 Census and 21 in the 1880 Census, thus born about 1859. He later married Miss P. A. Northcross. (Note; this is Phebie / Phoebe A. Northcross, both are buried in the Enon-Rowland Cemetery) See obit., below.

ROWLAND, MRS. PHEBIE (Obit.SENTINEL Apr. 11, 1907) nee Phebie Northcross / died March 21 / born Dec. 18, 1867 / married T. A. Rowland on March 4, 1884. Note this would have made Thomas A. Rowland about 25 years old when married.

The following is some of the basic background of Thomas A. (T. A.) Rowland;

Thomas A. Rowland, b. about 1860, died Nov. 13, 1930. He married Phoebe A. Northcross on March 4, 1884. Phoebe / Phebie A. Northcross, born Dec. 18, 1867, died march 31, 1907.

One child was; Annie Melvina Rowland, b. Aug. 31, 1901, d. Sept. 30, 1979. She married Lee Hines Alvis on April 9, 1921. Lee Hines Alvis was born march 4, 1887MS and died Oct. 8, 1977.

5. D. B. Rowland, p.559, 59 M, Jonesborough, MS, (David Burleson Rowland)

Actual Census record, 1860 Tippah Co., MS.;
House number 836.
D. B. Rowland, 59 M, Farmer, 1500/100, TN
N. T., 43 F, TN (Nancy Turrentine)
J. W., 19 M, School Teacher, MS (James W.) Note, he reportedly died in the War Between the States and also, reportedly, is buried at Vicksburg, note he is listed above as living with J. G. Butler and is thus counted twice. RLH-2000.
John H., 18 M, Farmer, MS
Andrew H., 15 M, MS, note these initials are probably incorrect and should be A. J., RLH-2000.
George, 13 M, MS, George W.?
Avaline, 10 F, MS- (Effie?)
M. J., 6 F, MS (Mary J.?)
Robert, 5 M, MS
Thomas, 1 M, MS

7. H. T. Rowland, p. 548, 46 M, no township listed, this is Harrison Talley Rowland
Actual Census 1860 for H. T. Rowland.
House number 753,

H. T. Rowland, 46 M, Farmer, 400/500, TN (Harrison Talley Rowland)
Margaret Rowland, 43 F, TN, (Margaret S. Turrentine)
James B. Rowland, 17 M, TN, (should this be James D. Rowland?)
William Rowland, 15 M, MS (note he would have been old enough to be in the war in 1862)
Jefferson Rowland, 12 M, MS,
Allea/Allen, 10 M, MS

Note there were seven Heads of households in the 1850 Census and only six, if you do not count J. W. Rowland, who was not married) in the 1860 Census. Joseph Rowland has married and become a head of household by 1860 so the original seven have become five.

Children of William T. Rowland and Eleanor H. "Nellie" Burleson are "believed" to be;

First I will list all the children, both the known and the presumed. In this report I have mentioned were I disagree with the accepted list.
The children were;

David Burleson Rowland, born 1811 NC
Harrison Talley Rowland, born 1814 TN

A. David Burleson Rowland, b. Dec. 24, 1811 NC, d. July 24, 1876 MS, and wife Nancy Ann Turrentine Rowland b. Oct.16, 1816-d. May 15, 1909. She was the daughter of James T. and Ellen .Neal (Nelly, Neely) Turrentine. James T. and Ellen Neal Turrentine had the following children; Robert Turrentine; Charity; Eleanor; Nancy Ann, Elizabeth; John; Folly; Margaret, and Felix.

Elizabeth Turrentine (believed to be the above daughter of James Turrentine), married William Rowland on Oct. 19, 1840 in Marshall Co., MS. I believe this may be William R. Rowland, Dr., the son of William Thomas Rowland and Nellie (Burleson) Rowland. Margaret Turrentine, married Harrison Talley Rowland. It thus appears that three Turrentine sisters married three Rowland brothers.

Report of the Will of David Burleson Rowland;

ROWLAND, D. B. (Will recorded March 15, 1877) Wife: Nancy A. Rowland / daughter: Mary Isabell McCall / oldest son: William T. (Turrentine or Thomas?) Rowland / second son: John H. (Harrison or Henderson or Holley?) Rowland; third son: Andrew J. (Jackson or Joseph?) Rowland; fourth son: George W. (Washington?) Rowland; daughter: Eveline Guthrie, wife of William N. Guthrie; youngest sons: Robert C. (Cooper or Charles?) and Thomas A. (Allen or Albert?) Rowland.

Note in the death notice of D. B. Rowland, (see above) James W. Rowland was not listed, this is because he is alleged to have died in the War Between the States.

Children of David B. Rowland, continued;

I. William Turrentine Rowland, b. 8/16 or 26/1837-38 TN, d. 12/4/1887, he reportedly married three times;

1st to Nancy Williams- we don't know when she died.

2nd to Maggie Dickie- could she have been named Margaret? They reportedly married in 1878.

3rd to Ellavandria Alice Joyner, b. May 4, 1856, d. Oct. 28, 1924, Ellavandria, is the only wife I have found buried in the Walnut/Chalybeate area. She is buried in the Enon-Rowland Cemetery.

Note William T. is listed as the oldest son in the D. B. Rowland Obit. He is buried at Enon-Rowland. He is shown to have been born in Tennessee in 1837-38, and the family is found in the 1840 Census of Marshall County Mississippi. Did they move into Mississippi in 1838-40?
Also a "William T. Rowland or Rowan?", married Nancy J. Johnson on Jan. 18, 1859.
II. Francis Ann Rowland, b. 2/10/1839MS,, probably in Marshall Co., MS, d. 5/5/1924, married twice; (Note the Craig family shows that Francis Ann Rowland was born on Feb. 10, 1838 in Bedford County Tennessee and died in Tippah Co., on May 5, 1924.

Another mystery Rowland!

Note, Francis Ann Rowland is not listed as a daughter in the obituary for D. B. Rowland. All the census records seem to indicate she was a daughter but, perhaps, she was not a daughter but a niece or other relation. The Craig family history, written by Annette Simpson indicates she was born in Bedford County Tennessee in Feb. of 1838, even though the census says Mississippi. I have made some assumptions that David B. Rowland may have already been in Mississippi by this time. If she was not a daughter who's child was she? RLH-2000.

Marriages of Francis Ann Rowland.

The 1st ? marriage. In 1859 she married William Albert Craig, b. Jan. 18, 1830, d. 1865, the son of John Coffey Craig, b. 1793 in Lancaster, SC and his second wife Susan Thompson, b. 1795 in Smith Co., TN. William Albert Craig was born in TN, on Jan. 18, 1830 and is the half brother of Rachael Abie / Avie Craig.

William Albert Craig, died in War between the States in 1865 at Selma, AL. His full brothers and sisters were; 1. John or James Thompson Craig. 2. Lemuel Leonard Craig. 3. Malinda (Ollie) Craig. 4. Elizabeth Craig. And 4. Martha Craig. Was she married twice?

Rachel Avie Craig married George Wright, their child Mary Harris Wright married James Lee Street, their daughter Dora Street married Luther Luna, their daughter Marjorie Street Luna married Price Johnson.

Note; William Albert Craig is, reportedly, buried in the Enon-Rowland Cemetery, his marker, reportedly, (note a recent visit to the cemetery did not discover this marker) is / was inscribed as "Wm. A. Craig". William A. and Francis Ann (Rowland) Craig had 1. a daughter named Susan Rowland Craig, b. 1862, d. 1863, she is buried in the Enon-Rowland Cemetery.


Note an old marker found discarded on the North side of the cemetery was found by me in June of 2000, while cleaning the cemetery. This marker appears to read Sudie, the daughter of William and Ann Craig.

2. Another child of William Albert and Francis Ann (Rowland) Craig was;

James Lee Craig, b. Feb. 25, 1861, d. Oct. 15, 1911. James Lee was married to Olivia Florence Joyner, b. 11/7/1863, on Dec. 25, 1885.

They had five children, including;

1. Troy Robert Craig, born Aug. 11, 1891. Troy R. Craig was the family genealogist that did the some of the early Rowland history. (Note, there is a James Craig listed in the 1910 Census of Tippah Co., he was born either in 1863 or about 1860, his wife's name may be Olivia?, who was born about 1864. They had a daughter named Iola?, born about 1889 and a son named Troy, born about 1891-92. Are these the same?)

2. Daniel Powell Craig, b. 1886. Daniel Powell Craig is missing in the 1910 Census record, he would have been age 24 and is probably married and living in another place.

3. Iola Katherine Craig, b. 1888. (Note there appears the name "Iola" in the 1910 Census, born about 1878-79. It is possible that this name is a mistake. Some one may have confused Iola and Katherine/Katie of Kadie Craig, with Iola. RLH-2001. In the 1910 Census Kadie/Katie "Katherine?", is the last child listed. She is age 12, and thus born about 1888!)

4. Annie Remelle Craig, b. 1896. In the 1910 Census this name appears to be "Himelle", age 14.

5. James Hardie Craig, b. 1898. (Note Annette Simpson lists "her" name as Hadie, born Aug. 19, 1898. She married William Ernest Harrison. "Hadie", was reported to be the Station Agent for the G. M. & O Railroad at Tiplersville)

Now this is interesting, James "Hardie" Craig. The Rowland family has a couple of guys with the middle name Hardy. Could it be this name is related?

I have added this child. RLH-2001

6. Iola Craig, born about 1889, found listed in the 1910 Census. See below
The 1910 Census Record; She has obviously been combined with Kadie/Katie "Katherine" Craig. See child number 3 above and child number 5 below. RLH-2001.

The James Craig family in the 1910 Tippah Co., Census.

Home 223

Craig, James Age 47, married 25 years- born about 1862-63
, Olivia? Age 46, born about 1863-64. Wife. Married about 1885! Olivia Florence Joyner.
, Iola? Age 21, dau.- born about 1888-89-Iola Katherine Craig
, Troy Age 18, son- born about 1891-92.- Troy Robert Craig
, Himelle Age 14, dau.- born about 1896.- Annie Remelle Craig
, Kadie? Age 12, dau.- born about 1898.- Her name is also listed as Hadie
Note, Daniel Powell Craig, b. 1886 is not listed in the above Census. He is probably married.

Jean Brown Wyse, a Rowland researcher, has written that Francis Ann Rowland was married to James Coffee Craig, and had one child; James Lee Craig. Source, "Heritage of Tippah County, Vol. II". Some of the information used in this report, concerning the Craig family, was written by Annette Simpson and Patsy R. DeWitt in the book "Heritage of Tippah County", Vol. I, revised in 1999.

The 1850 Census record for the John Coffee Craig family;

14 715 715 Craig John C. 56 M Farmer 3,730 SC -John Coffe Craig
15 715 715 Craig, Nancy 48 F Tenn
16 715 715 Craig, William 20 M Farmer Tenn- is this Wm. Albert Craig? Aka, WMA Craig?
17 715 715 Craig, Mary A. 15 F Tenn X
18 715 715 Craig, Rachel A. 12 F Miss X
19 715 715 Craig, John M. 10 M Miss X
20 715 715 Craig, Sophronia 8 F Miss X
21 715 715 Craig, Louisa 6 F Miss
22 715 715 Holt, Grief 57 M M Va X
Looking at the above census record, we can see that the wife of John C. Craig is listed as "Nancy". Perhaps her name was Nancy Ann, (born about 1802), and Jean Brown Wyse copied the wrong name.
Is there a James Coffee Craig?
No, there is not.
I just believe Jean Brown Wyse, or the printer, made a mistake.
The real name should be William Albert Craig, and he is buried in the Enon-Rowland Cemetery. It is mis-written and WMA Craig. The engraver probably meant to write Wm. A. Craig. He died in the WBS.
His son James Lee Craig married Olivia Joyner, their children included; Iola?, Troy and Hadie Craig. It seems the Hardy name did not exist.

The 1850 Census record for the David D. (B. Burleson) Rowland family;

9 728 728 Roland David D. 38 M Farmer 250 NC 10 728 728 Roland Nancy 33 F Tenn 11 728 728 Roland William T. 12 M Tenn X 12 728 728 Roland Frances A. 11 F Miss X 13 728 728 Roland James W. 9 M Miss X 14 728 728 Roland John H. 7 M Miss X 15 728 728 Roland Andrew H. 5 M Miss 16 728 728 Roland George 2 M Miss

The 2nd marriage.
After the death of William Albert Craig, Francis Ann (Rowland) Craig reportedly married, James W. Rutledge, b. 5/20/1813, d. 10/1/1873, he is buried at Enon-Rowland Cemetery, they may have had a daughter named, 3. Francis Bell (Rowland) Rutledge) , b. 1870, d. 1872. She is also buried in the Enon-Rowland Cemetery.

Francis Ann and James W. Rutledge are, also, reported to have had a son named;

4. William R. Rutledge, b. 1866-71. (in the 1850 census James W. Rutledge, is listed as a 26 year old farmer, unmarried, if the above suppositions are correct, then James W. Rutledge and Francis Ann (Rowland) Craig may have married about 1865-66).

Note, in June, 2000, we made an attempt to clean the Enon-Rowland Cemetery, on the North side of the cemetery we found a couple of discarded stones. These stones are very worn and hard to read. They appear to show the marker for "Sudie Craig, the daughter of William and Annie Craig", this is probably Susan Craig, as mentioned above, and we found the marker for, F. B. Rutledge, b. 12-28-70, d. 7-25-1871 or 72?, now this is probably the old marker for Francis Bell (Rowland) Rutledge, b. 1870, died 1872.
This probably disputes Jean Brown Wyse's marriage of Francis Ann to James Coffee Craig.

On Aug. 30, 2000, I received the following information from Jane Wade. Jane is a Rutledge family historian. I sent her a small amount on the Rutledge family that I had accumulated and she sent me the following.

The parents of James W. Rutledge were; Robert and Francis (Calhoun) Rutledge. Francis J. married Thomas McCall, after the death of Robert Rutledge. Francis and Thomas McCall were married in Bedford Co., TN in 1824. This marriage was also the second for Thomas McCall. The McCall family was living in Bedford Co., TN in 1830, in Hardeman Co., TN in 1840 and in Tippah Co., MS in 1850.

In 1850 James W. Rutledge was found living in the household of Robert A. and Sarah Dawson. Sarah (McCall) Dawson was the daughter of Thomas McCall and his first wife! This means Sarah Dawson was the step sister of James W. Rutledge.
Robert A. and Sarah (McCall) Dawson are the grand parents of Jane Wade.

In 1860 James W. Rutledge lived in Tippah Co., with his mother, Frances McCall. (We now see where the Francis name came from. RLH-2000) Was James W. Rutledge the same as Sgt. Maj. Walter Rutledge, who was in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment? No, this was probably Walter G. Rutledge, who was in Co. B. I will list some of the most important members of the 2nd Mississippi later in this report.

The following is the 1870 Census of Tippah County, MS.

Rutledge, James - age 64 - head of household, born about 1806.
Rutledge, Anne - wife- this is Francis Ann (Rowland) Craig, I.E. Anne / Annie.

Children were;
Craig, Robert, age 2
Craig, Jim, age 10- born about 1860. In the 1910 Census James Craig, father of Troy was age 47, thus born about 1873. Thus this is not the father of Troy R. Craig.

McCall, George, age 42- the son of Thomas and Frances, half brother to James W. Rutledge.
McCall, Mat, age 16- this is probably Matt McCall who married Mary Isabell Rowland Holley, b. about 1854.
McCall, M., (Female), age 14
McCall, Ann, age 12
McCall, A., (male) age 6

Children of David B. Rowland and Nancy Ann Turrentine, continued.

III. James W. (White, William, Weatherford?) Rowland; b. 1841, not married, reportedly died in the War Between the States. He is reportedly buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery.
James W. Rowland is listed as a school teacher in the 1860 Census, living with J. G. Butler. (Note; see will above, he may not be a son, since second son is shown as John H. Rowland, see below, he may have been a nephew, etc., or may not have been listed since he was deceased with no issue, and the notice only listed living family. RLH, 1999.)

IV. John Harrison Rowland, b. 1842-43, (see 1860 Census listed as age 18, 1870 Census, where he is listed as age 26, the 1880 Census where he is listed as age 36, and the 1900 Census where he is listed as born August of 1852, and Delilah listed as born Jan. 1851.)

They were married on Dec. 6, 1866. Some records have John married to Lisa/ Lila Holley, (note; according to one source her name was Rachel Bradford Holley), she was the daughter of Pleasant Holley and Mary Isabella/Isabell/Jezebel (some say her name was Grace?) Holley. John Harrison may have married twice.

I don't have the date or place of death of John Harrison Rowland. Based upon the pension application, (see below) I feel he was alive in 1907, although the application could have been submitted by his wife. RLH-2000

He is listed as John H. Rowland in the Obit., for D. B. Rowland, the second son.

Just whom was the wife of John Harrison Rowland, b. 1842-43?;

The 1850 census shows the wife of Pleasant Holley, is listed as "Grace". They had a 7 year old daughter named Jane and a 3 year old daughter named "Deliah/Delilah or Delila", hence the nickname "Lila"! Note; Pleasant Holley, was the son of Sion Holly / Holley.

HOLLY, SION (1860 Mort.) Thrown by a mule and killed in July 1859, age 70 years / married / born in South Carolina.

One child, thought known, of the marriage of John Harrison and Lila, was, John Harrison Rowland, Jr. This Jr., family, reportedly, moved to Jones Co., TX. Note he is not listed in the following list of children. It is possible this John Harrison Rowland married Rachael Bradford Holley, and they have been confused. See above. Also look at the Bradford middle name this may have some context later in this report.

Note in 1907 a list of Civil War veterans, from the Official Records of the Archivist, Mississippi Department of History, Jackson, MS, has the following application. This list was compiled by Nick Denley, Chancery Clerk of Tallahatchie Co., MS.

Applicant name State&County Regiment Age year served Book&page#
Rowland, J. H. MS/ Benton Horton's Squad. 57 1864 S 5

His age, 57, is assumed, by me, to be at the time of applicaton (1907), would have made his DOB as about 1850. This would have made him only age 13-14 in 1864, thus unlikely to have been in the war. Since other records indicate he was born in 1843, this presents a problem. Are the census records of 1860-70-and 1880 incorrect? Do I have the right Rowland in the 1900 census? Was his age on the application actually his age when he first applied, many of these veterans had applications put in a number of times. Note, he was living in Benton Co., and, as of September 2001, I have determined that this must be James Henry Rowland, who was buried in Cornersville Cemetery, Benton Co., MS.

So what happened to our "John H. Rowland? If John Harrison? Rowland was born in 1843, it makes sense that he served in the war. If he was born in 1850-51?, as the application and 1900 Census indicate, then he would have been just 13-14 in 1864. Do we know that we have the right person in the 1900 Census? Yes, I know, some boys that age saw a little service in the CSA.

The 1860 Census record;

The son of D. B. and N. T. Rowland was "John H. Rowland, age 18M, Farm, MS" this makes his DOB about 1842-43.

The 1870 Census record, Ripley Post Office;

J. H. Rowland, 26M, Farmer, MS- makes his DOB as about 1843-44
Delilah, 22F , Keeps house, MS- makes her DOB as about 1847-48
J. 3F, MS- is this Jenney E.?, in 1880. No it is not! This is Junietta!
A. B. 1M, MS- Note he is "Andrew B. in the 1880 Census.

The 1880 Census record, Sheet 11, line 43, provided to me by Lisa is;

Rowland, John H., head, 36, TN, (b. abt. 1843-44) is this John Harrison Rowland?
Deliah C., wife, 30, MS, (b. abt. 1850) This is "J. " in the 1870 Census
Andrew B., son, 11, MS, (b. abt. 1869) Note the initials are "A. B."in the 1870 Census.
Tenney/Jenney E., dau, 9, MS, (b. abt. 1871)
David P., son, 7, MS, (b. abt. 1873)
Thomas H., son, 3, MS, (b. abt. 1877) is this Thomas Hardy Rowland?
Gracy V., dau, 1, MS, (b. abt. 1879)

Living with house hold was a cousin, Holley, Elisha, 21, MS
The eldest daughter of John H. and Deliah, "Junietta", died before the 1880 Census.
Andrew Bradford Holley was the husband of Mary I. (Isabell) Rowland.

The above census information certainly makes Jean Brown Wyse's information look wrong!

Looking at the above Census records this looks like an orderly progression of family. So what happens next?

Since the 1890 Census is destroyed, here is what the 1900 Census of Tippah County has to show;
Rowland, Harrison Head b. Aug. 1852, age 47, M30, MS, TN, TN- is this H. P.?
, Delilah Wife b. Jan. 1851, age 49, MS, MS, MS-is this Dilly Norton?
, Hardy Son b. Sept. 1886, age 13, (Same)- is this Charles Hardy?
, Vigia C. Son b. Sept. 1889, age 10, (Same)- is this Cavinoe?
, Bama E. Dau. b. Feb. 1897, age 3, (Same)- is this Bama Estes?

Whoa! Mule! Houston, it looks like we have a problem! What has happened here? This looks like another (John?) Harrison Rowland and another Delilah Rowland. Who are they?
Well I think the person that copied the Census made a mistake, and wrote "Aug. 1852" instead of 1842, but how then did they get the age (47) wrong also? Maybe this is a compilation of the 1890 and 1900 Census? Only a look at the original might solve the problem.

One child, thought known, of the marriage of John Harrison and Lila, was, another John Harrison Rowland, believed to be a "Jr." This family, reportedly, moved to Jones Co., TX, note he is not listed in the following list of children. It is possible this John Harrison Rowland married Rachael Bradford Holley, and they have been confused. See above. Also look at the Bradford middle name this may have some context later in this report.

The next part has been taken from later in this report and pasted in here to provide and explanation to the above problem. RLH-2000.

Children of Harrison Talley and Margaret (Turrentine) Rowland, continued.

IX. Elmer Rowland?, (according to Marjorie Johnson), or is this Eleanor?, b. 1839.

X. Paris (Parish) Rowland, (a male), b. Aug. 31, 1852, (in the 1860 census). Recently I found his date of death as Feb. 28, 1922, he reportedly married Ardenia / Dillie / Bullie / Delilah? Norton. Could this have been H. P. /Henderson or Harrison Parish Rowland? Well his date of birth matches the 1900 Census and his wife's name is the same. See below.
Obits;

ROWLAND, HARRISON PARISH (061522) died Feb. 8 / born in Tippah, son of Harrison and Margaret Rowland, who are, buried at New Salem / brother to Tom Rowland and J.D. Rowland / wife, Dillie Norton Rowland, whom he married in 1871, died l0 months ago / children are Charlie and Hardy Rowland of 0klahoma and Cavinoe and Mrs. Bama Estes of Tippah.

(See below death notice printed in the Sentinel, note "Dillie", above must be "Delilah"!, Ardenia must have been a mistake, and should be "Ardima" who maried J. L. Paseur. Also please note that the Tippah Co., marriage record shows the marriage of a "Mrs. Ada Paseur to T. A. Rowland on Feb. 26, 1913. Maybe Ada is a nickname for Ardima?. RLH- 2000)

Based on the above information, taken from later in this report, we have a solution to our problem. The orderly progression does end in the 1900 Census. The guy, I thought was John "Harrison" (J. H. ) Rowland, born "Aug. 1852", is, in actuality, "Harrison Paris / Parish" Rowland, b. Aug. 31, 1852, and his wife, is not Delilah / Lila Holley but "Delilah / Dillie / Dilly / Bullie / Ardenia?/ Ellen Norton."

Harrison Parish Rowland is listed as Paris Rowland, age 8, in the 1860 Census and as "P." Rowland age 18 in the 1870 Census. He is the son of Harrison Talley Rowland.
More on this family is found later in this report.

Children of John Harrison Rowland and Delilah (Lila, Lisa) (Holley) Rowland were;

1. Junietta, b. 1867, d. 1880;
2. Andrew B., b. 1869; is this Andrew Bradford Rowland?
3. Tenny or Jenny E., b. 1871;
4. David P., b. 1873;
5. Thomas H., b. 1877; is this Thomas Harrison or Holley Rowland?
6. Grace V., b. 1879.

Maybe the John Harrison Rowland family did move to Texas!
Note, Jones County Texas is the county where Thomas White Rowland, the brother of Isaac Madison Rowland, resided in the 1880's.

Note, at the begining of this section on John H. Rowland, I presented the premise that one son was John H. Rowland, Jr. This assumption becomes untenable when looking at the ages of his presumed parents. He is not listed in the 1880 Census, thus it is assumed he is old enough to have left the household, but if his presumed mother, Deliah / Delilah, was only 13 when he was born then he would have only been 17 in 1880. While both instances are possible, I do not believe they are correct. RLH-2000

Children of David B. and Nancy T. Rowland, continued;

V. Andrew Jackson (H.? or Joseph) Rowland, b. 1845/46. He died, according to some sources, probably on April 9, 1923, in Shawnee, OK, (he is listed in the 1870 Tippah Census). He married "Annie", aka, Martha Ann Northcross, b. 1846 / 47MS, (sister or cousin, Aunt?, of Phoebe A., who married Thomas Alexander Rowland, IE. T. A. Rowland.)

Note, Andrew J. Rowland is listed as the third son of D. B. Rowland in the Obit. Martha Ann (Annie) Northcross Rowland has a death notice printed below.

It says she was born in 1846 and died Jan. 9. 1923 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

According to a couple of sources, Andrew served in an Illinois Regiment during the War Between the States. They had four sons.

Children of Andrew J. (A. J.) and Martha Ann (Annie Northcross) Rowland were;

1. T. D. (Is this Talbert / Tolbert or ? Rowland?) Rowland, did he become a Doctor? The answer will be found later in this report.

2. C. H. Rowland; is this Charles H. or Calvin H.? Or is the second initial an H.? Or a W.?, see below. Is this Charles Hardy Rowland or Charles Holley Rowland, or Charles W.?
Note, a son of Harrison Parish Rowland is believed to be Charles Hardy Rowland!

3. E. A. Rowland, did he become a Doctor?

4. Richard Rowland. According to Jean Brown Wyse, he lived in New Albany, MS. Could his name have been Richard E.? Note, New Albany is now in Union Co., MS, but until 1870 it was located almost on the Tippah County line.

In the 1890 Tippah Co. Census is found a listing for "Richard Rowland, head of household, born 1873, married for 4 years to Daisy E., who was born May, 1880. If this is one of our family he should have been on the 1880 Census, but I do not remember seeing him. But there was a R. E. Rowland son of A. J. Rowland, who was age one in the 1880 Census but too young to be the above. He was the Richard Rowland listed as number 4 above. See below.


Note; in the 1880 Census, is found the following about A. J. Rowland;

A. J. Rowland, 34M, farmer, MSTNTN, b. about 1846.
(Make a note now that his mother and father were born in Tennessee, if his father was David Burleson Rowland then his father would have been born in North Carolina. Is this just a mistake or is this a clue? RLH-2000)

M. A. Rowland, 33F, keeps house, MSALAL , b. about 1847.(Note; this is believed to be, Martha Ann (Annie) Northcross; also note that both her parents are listed as born in AL. In the 1850 Census, Richard Northcross, is listed as born in VA, Francis, believed to be her mother, is listed as born in KY, her eldest brother was born in AL; maybe she didn't know when asked?)

T. D. Rowland, 9M, MSMSMS, Note for future reference his DOB would have been 1870-71.
C. W. Rowland, 4M, MSMSMS, note he is now C. W. Rowland, above he was C. H.
R. E. Rowland, 1M, MSMSMS, is this Richard?

What happened to E. A. Rowland? Is this Dr. Ed Rowland in the obit below? Is R. E. Rowland the same as Richard?

The obit., for A. J. Rowland and Martha Ann (Northcross) Rowland, is as follows;

ROWLAND, A.J. (041923) died Saturday at the home of his son, Dr. T.D. Rowland, in Shawnee, Okla. / born near Ripley but spent his early manhood in Illinois / served in an Illinois regiment during the Civil War / moved to Shawnee from Mobile, Ala., about a year ago.

ROWLAND, MRS. MARTHA ANN (011823) died Jan. 9 at Shawnee, Okla., where she had moved a year ago / born in Miss., 1846 / later lived in Alabama / sons are Dr. T.D. Rowland and C.H. Rowland of Shawnee, Dr. Edd Rowland of Norman, Okla., and Richard Rowland of Miss.

Looking at the above OBIT, could someone tell me who the heck is Dr. Edd Rowland? Is this the missing E. A. Rowland? Was his name Edward A. Rowland?
Note also that C.W. appears, again, to be C. H.! If C. H. is correct then this is probably Charles Hardy, or "Holley" Rowland!

Martha Ann (Annie Northcross) Rowland, was born about 1846-47, she is listed as age three in the 1850 Census. She is the daughter of Richard Northcross and Francis. Her siblings were, according to the 1850 Census; Thomas, 19 M, farmer; James R. 14 M; Francis C., 12 F; Sarah M., 10 F.

From: Brenda Harper Forte, on June 1, 2000, comes the following information.
fortefamily@cell2000.net, Dos Palos, CA

Early Tombstones in Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, OK
Volume V: Compiled by The Tecumseh Genealogy Club, Tecumseh , Oklahoma

Block 4 Row 11 (south to north) pg. 76

24) "Father" Andrew J. ROWLAND ~ b. 1845 d. 1923 ( this is a triple marker with )
25) "Mother" Annie N. ROWLAND ~ b. 1846 d. 1923
26) "Son" Chas. W. ROWLAND ~ b. 1874 d. 1925, note looks like he is C. W. again!, or is this the correct version or a mistake? How the heck does one man's middle name change so much?

Well it looks like we have found the resting place of A. J. Rowland , his wife and one of his sons.
I still do not know if he fought for the Union?
It looks like Martha Ann Northcross Rowland went by the name Annie N. Rowland, the "N.", I presume stands for Northcross, and it looks like C. H. or C. W. Rowland died as "C. (Charles) W. Rowland".
What is funny, is that A. J. and Annie both died the same year and C.W.?, just two or less years later. Well it is not very uncommon for a couple that has been married for a long time to die within a short while of each other. See more on this mystery family later in this report.

Is it possible that C. H. Rowland was adopted by A. J. Rowland? RLH-2000.


Children of William T. and Nellie (Burleson) Rowland, continued.

B. Harrison Talley Rowland, b. 6 Feb, 1814TN, d. 18 July, 1884-6, married Margaret S. Turrentine, Margaret was born April 7, 1818, d. May 4, 1881. Margaret is believed to be the sister of Nancy Ann Turrentine, wife of David Burleson Rowland. Harrison T. Rowland was a acting Justice of the Peace in Ripley, MS in 1847.

The following information was obtained by me after I had begun this report. I have come back and inserted it here for the sake of your sanity. I worked long and hard on this report without the exact Census Records on hand.

You will read through out this report my troubles with family names and family divisions. These census records make it a lot easier.

Please use them as a reference while reading this report.

Here is the 1850 Census of Tippah County
32 726 726- Roland, Harrison 35 M Farmer 400 Tenn
33 726 726- Roland, Margaret 32 F Tenn
34 726 726- Roland, Joseph 13 M Miss X - born about 1837
35 726 726- Roland, Ellinor 11 F Miss X
36 726 726- Roland, Adeline 9 F Miss X
37 726 726- Roland, James D. 7 M Miss - born about 1843
38 726 726- Roland, William 5 M Miss - born about 1845-46
39 726 726- Roland, Jefferson 3 M Miss - born about 1847- some say this is Jefferson D.
40 726 726- Roland, Allen 1/12 M - born about 1849-50, some say this is John Allen

Here is the 1860 Census of Tippah County
House no. 753

Rowland, H. T., 46M, Farmer, 400/700, TN
Margaret, 43F, TN-wife (Turrentine)
Children of H. T. and Margaret were;
James B., 17M, TN- born about 1843. Is this a miscopy should it not be James D.?, another problem is his state of birth, it is shown in this 1860 Census as Tennessee although it was listed as Mississippi in the 1850 Census. His older sisters, Ellinor and Adeline are shown as born in Mississippi, in the 1850 Census, (see above) as well as his oldest brother Joseph who was born about 1837. Is there a problem here? Is he a son or a nephew? Probably it is just a mistake, after all the 1850 Census shows he was born in Mississippi.

Children of H. T. and Margaret Rowland, continued;

William, 15M, MS- born about 1845-46 (as of Oct. 10, 2000, believed to be William Matthew Rowland. More on this guy later!)
Jefferson, 12M, MS, born about 1848? - Jefferson D.?
Allen, 10M, MS, born about 1850? - John or Joseph A.?
Paris, 8M, MS, born about 1852?- Harrison Parish?
Amanda, 4F, MS- Amanda A.
Jerusha, 2F, MS- Jerusha A.?

The 1860 Census of Tippah County, continued.
House no. 755-note this house is just a couple from his father Harrison T. Rowland.

Rowland, Joseph, 23M, Farmer, 800/400, MS- this is the eldest son of Harrison T. Rowland. He was born about 1837.
, Emeline, 24F, MS- this is L. Emeline Kerr.- born about 1836, usually listed as "L. E."
, Elizabeth, 5F, MS- born about 1855
, Marilda, 3F, MS- born about 1857
, Harrison, 2M, MS - is this John Harrison or Harrison H. or Henderson H.?

The 1870 Census of Tippah County- note I have written the probable names of each person beside the initials used in this census. RLH-2000

Rowland, H. T., 56M, Farmer, MS?- Note, this census was passed to me by Charlotte Meeks. I do not know if she looked at the actual census or someone's copy of the census. We do no that Harrison T. and his wife were both born in TN, this copy says MS. It is probably a mistake.
, M., 51F, keeps house, MS?
, Allen, 19M, MS- this may be John Allen Rowland or J. A. Rowland! Born abt. 1859.
, P., 18M, MS- look at the 1860 Census and this is Paris Rowland.
, Amanda, 14F, MS- this is Amanda A. Rowland
, Jerusha, 12F, MS- this is Jerusha A. Rowland
, Thomas, 10M, MS- this is James Thomas Rowland.

Rowland, J. A., 33M, Farmer, MS- this is the same as Joseph Rowland on the 1860 Census. Was his full name Joseph A. (Allen?) Rowland? He would have been born about 1837.
, L. E., 34F, Keeps House, MS- L. Emeline Kerr Rowland. Born abt. 1835
, M. E., 15F, MS- is her name Martha Elizabeth? Born abt. 1855
, E. M., 13F, MS- is this Ellen M.? Born abt. 1857, or Eleanor Marilda?
, H. H., 11M, MS- is this Harrison H. or Henderson H.? Born abt. 1859
, S. S., 9F, MS- is this Samira Sue or Smithie Sue? Born abt. 1861
, Joe L., 7M, MS- is this Joseph L.? Born abt. 1863
, S. E., 4F, MS- is this Sarah Elizabeth? Born abt 1864


Children of H. T. Rowland and Margaret S. (Turrentine) Rowland, were;

I. Joseph A. Rowland, b. 1836/37 MS, He, probably, married Emiline / Emeline / Emerline Kerr, b. 1835-36, or he may have married L. E. ?, or is this L. Emeline Kerr? (see below).

Joseph and Emeline had a daughter, Eleanor / Elinor Marilda or Ellen M. Rowland, b. abt. 1856-57, who married Philemon M. Higgins, b. 9/16, 1852, they were married on Jan. 27, 1876.

Their children are believed to be Wiley and Joseph (Joe) ? Higgins.

According to the 1870 Census, Joseph, age 23, and Emeline, age 24, had three children. They lived in house number 755, which was the second enumerated house after H. T. Rowland which, to me, indicates he is the son of H. T. Rowland.

(In the 1870 Census they are listed as J. A. Rowland, 33 M, farmer, MS and L. E. Rowland, 34 F, Keeps house, MS.)

The children of Joseph (J. A.) Rowland and Emeline Kerr Rowland, in the 1860 Census were;

1. Elizabeth Rowland, age 5.,b. 1855-56. She must be (M. E.) Mary or Martha Elizabeth Rowland. She married David Martindale. RLH-2000, see below.

The following was taken from later in this report and pasted here. Martha Elizabeth "Lizzy" Rowland, b. 1/5/1856 who married David Martindale on Jan. 6, 1874. David Martindale may be the brother of Finley Martindale. I have since figured out that, Martha Elizabeth "Lizzy" Rowland, b. Jan. 5, 1856, can only be one person in my list of Rowlands. She is listed as Elizabeth, age 5 in the 1860 Census, she is listed as M. E., age 15 in the 1870 Census. She is the daughter of Joseph/ J. A./ Joseph A. and Emerline (L. E.) Kerr Rowland.

2. Marilda Rowland, age 3., b. 1857-58, (Note, this is the dau., that married Philemon Higgins.)
She may be E. M. or Ellen/Eleanor/Elinor Marilda Rowland.

3. Harrison Rowland, age 2., b. 1859-60, (Note, Harrison H. Rowland, age 21 in the 1880 Census)
See more below.

In the 1870 Census, Joseph A. Rowland is listed as;

J. A. Rowland (Joseph A.), age 33, b. about 1836-37 his wife is listed as;
L. E. (Is this L. Emeline?, or did he call her Leeney?, which became L. E.?, the same as L. F.?).

(Note: this is the J. A. Rowland, found in the Cemetery records, who married L. F. ?, this is another time the initials may have been miscopied, mistyped etc, the L. E. and L. F. are the same. This record gives his date of birth, from their burial site at New Salem Cemetery, as 12/15/1836, and his death as 7/1/1894. L. F./L.E., was born 6/19/1835 and she died on 10/13/1891.)

According to the 1870 Tippah Census the children of J. A. and L. E. (Emeline or Emerline) Rowland were:

1. M. E. Rowland, age 15, this is Elizabeth, her name was, probably, Mary or Martha Elizabeth who married David Martindale in 1874. Born abt. 1855-57.

2. E. M. Rowland, age 13, b. about 1856-57, this is Marilda, her name was Elinor/ Eleanor/Ellen Marilda. See her obituary below. Married to Philemon Higgins and Sam Miskelley.

3. H. H. Rowland, age 11, this is, probably, Harrison H. Rowland. Does the H. stand for Hugh? Born abt. 1858-60. Did he marry Amanda Mace?

4. S. S. Rowland, age 9, a female, b. about 1861. This name could be Sarah or Sallie or Susan.
Note on S. S. Rowland, in the 1880 Census her name is listed as Samira S. Rowland. More information on Samira or Sally Rowland will be given later in this report.

5. Joe L. Rowland, age 7, in the 1870 Census, b. about 1862-63, probably 1863. He probably died in 1934. He is listed as Joseph V. in the 1880 Census. This is may be, Joseph L. Rowland that married Martha M. Callahan on March 19, 1878 in Benton County Mississippi, but I now believe his real name may be Joseph V. Rowland, as it is listed in the 1880 Census. (See below)
He is not listed in Steve Rutherford's list.

There is found a death notice at "Rootsweb.com", which states,

"Rowland, J. V. (021534) died Sun. Age 72/ buried at Pine Hill/ Children are; Edgar (may be Edgar F. Rowland, b. 09/02/1887, d. 10/21/1970, buried Pine Hill), Carl, Bryan, Mrs. Walter Mayes, Mrs. Wade Rich, Mrs. Velma Mayes, and Lena." The above death notice would have made his date of birth as about 1862, which closely matches the date of birth for the, Joe L. Rowland, above. No wife is listed so she must have preceded him in death.

Please note that I have tried to write the names of our family members as I found them. This is the reason you, the reader, find so many instances of multiple names for many of them. Later in this report, when I introduce you to the 1900 Census, you will find that the Joseph V. or L. Rowland, I have written about above, will be found to be James Rowland and married to Julia! I just do not understand it! Were a lot of our family on the run from the police?

I have just looked at the death notices of Tippah County (8-2-00) and found the following;

"Rowland, J. F., 8 / 17 / 1867, 3 / 26 / 1910, Pine Hill, wife of J. V."

This listing appears to rule out Martha M. Callahan. I do not know the maiden name of J. F. Rowland, who was the wife of J. V. (Joe L.?) Rowland. Martha Callahan must have married another J. L. Rowland. Maybe one of the VA Rowland family that lived in Benton County.

The following is supposition based upon the above names.

Edgar Rowland, listed above, may have married Sally Cross Rowland. RLH-2000

Their son, Charles Lester Rowland, married Jessie Beatrice Shelton, in 1946. She was the daughter of Jesse Thomas Shelton and Teressa Beatrice McElwain. They lived near Antioch.

The children of Charles Lester and Teressa Beatrice Rowland were; Charles Perry Rowland who married Yvonne Wood. Cleatus Pearl Rowland, b. 1928, she married in 1947 to Omar Rowland who became a Postal Clerk in Ripley. Omar was a son of Bryan and Vance Mays (Mayes?) Rowland. This information was found on page 599, Heritage of Tippah County, Vol. I.

6. S. E. Rowland, age 4, a female, b. about 1864. Her name could be Sarah Elizabeth, Sally Elizabeth, Sarah Emeline, etc.

Other children of J. A. and L. E. (Emeline) Rowland, found in the 1880 Census.

7. Willey R. Rowland, 10M, MSTNTN, some say, this is the Wiley R. Rowland, that married Tishie Wicker. It appears Willey might stand for William. He was born abt. 1870. They had four children, they were;

a. William Frank Rowland, b. 8 Sept., 1896, (see below), note he is found registered for the World War I Draft, living in Ripley. (Note, his is found listed as "Frank", age 13 in the 1910 Census.)

Tishie Wicker and Wiley Rowland are listed later in this report. Tishie may be the grand daughter of Elias and Mary (Polly) Souter Wicker of South Carolina. More on this family is found in the book, "Heritage of Tippah County, Vol. I", page 666.

b. Wiley Leland Rowland, could this be the Wiley Rowland that married Martha Etta Miskelley?;
(Note, he may have been listed as Lealan?, in the 1910 Census)

c. Mary Bama (Bamma?) Rowland; (note, she may be listed as Blumma?, age 15 in the 1910 Census)

d. Joseph Uriah Rowland - I have found nothing on this name. Could this be J. V. Rowland?
(Note, in the 1910 Census he may have been listed as "Joe", age 6.)

(a., above) William Frank Rowland, b. Sept. 8, 1896MS, reportedly married, Eunice Emaline Brown, on July 1, 1917 in Hardeman County, TN. She was the daughter of John Albert Brown and Armittie Elizabeth Farrow.

Their children were; 1. Lloyd Earl Rowland, b. 6/6/1924; 2. Mary Louise, b. 8/15/1918; 3. William Roy, b. 1/21/20; 4. Travis Haddon, b. 4/28/1922; 5. Corbette Arlin, b.5/19/1926; 6. Clifford Harold, b. 7/20/1928; 7. Annie Pearl, b. 5/2/1930; 8. Waymon Cecil, b. 5/8/1932; 9. Delores Maxime, b. 7/14/1934; 10. Monice Annete, b. 3/14/1936.

There exists an article on William Frank Rowland in the "Heritage of Tippah County", Vol. II. It was written by Jimmy D. Rowland. I did not find this article until after writing the above. It is as follows; Note I have abridged this article. RLH-2000.

William Frank Rowland was born on Sept. 8, 1896 in Tippah County. His parents were Wiley R. and Tishie Wicker Rowland. The father of Wiley R. Rowland was Joseph Rowland, and his father was Harrison T. Rowland, b. 1814...
Frank Rowland married Eunice Emaline Brown on July 1, 1917. The parents of Eunice Emaline Brown were John Albert Brown and Armitte Elizabeth Farrow. Her grand parents were James Riley Brown and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Brantley. The history of James Riley Brown is found in the "Heritage of Tippah County Mississippi", Vol. I.

The last child of J. A. and L. E. Rowland, was;

8. L. B. Rowland, 7F, MSTNTN, in the 1880 Census. Born abt. 1872-73. No further info on her. She would have been about 17 in 1890.

Further information about child number 4., above, "S. S. Rowland, 9 F".

Around Jan 20, 2000, I received a request for information on, Smithie Sue Rowland, born July 20, 1861, died Aug. 17, 1908, married to George W. Perkins. Both are buried in the New Salem Cemetery. I, at first, begged ignorance of this person, but I later had help, see below.

Well with a little help from the 1880 Census, we know she was listed as Samira S. Rowland. Maybe Smithie is a nickname or the Census recorder wrote it wrong. The middle initial S. probably stands for Sue. They are both listed in the Tippah County Cemetery Records.

G. W. Perkins was born on Nov. 25, 1859 and died Oct. 30, 1926.
Smithie Sue or Samira S. Rowland and George W. Perkins, had a Son named Johnnie W. Perkins, he married Mollie V. Seawright. Their daughter was Annie Tabathia Perkins.

Annie Tabathia Perkins, married Jodie David Hopkins. Their daughter was Louise Hopkins, she married Wayne Kimery.

The daughter of Wayne and Louise (Hopkins) Kimery is Rose Marie Kimery Case, the lady that asked for the family information. More on S. S. Rowland and the J. A. Rowland family is provided in a few paragraphs.

Note; also in the 1870 Census are;

J. A. Rowland, age 25, farmer, b. about 1845/46 MS. He is married to;
Mary, age 25, b. about 1845/46 MS. Who is Mary Rowland?

Their children were;

1. Eliza, age 7, born about, 1863MS. Her name may be Eliza or Elizabeth.

2. E. Rowland, age 4, a female, born about 1866. Her first name may have been Emily, Eleanor, Emeline, Elizabeth, etc. (Is this Elinor Marhilda Rowland?, see below)

3. J. A. Rowland, age 1, a female, born about 1869. Her name may be Jerusha A.?

Who was this J. A. Rowland, age 25, b.about 1845, listed above? He is not found in the 1860 Census record under any of my family. Possibly he was born and raised in Benton or Alcorn Co. Or, maybe, he was not J. A. Rowland but "J. D. Rowland". See the James D. Rowland family below.

This name is in Steven Rutherford's list;
ROWLAND, John Allen b: 1849. Is this the same guy as above? Note above he is said to have been born in 1845, could Steve Rutherford's list be mistaken?

Also in the 1870 Census are;

J. A. Rowland, age 25, born about 1845 in "Virginia". Note; this is another mistake, his name should have been, J. E. Rowland. He was the grandson of the Charles and Nancy Rowland family. Note; I have found a Jubal Early Rowland, b. Oct. 18, 1878, living RFD, Grand Junction, TN, from Benton County, MS, registered for the World War I Draft. They may share part of the same name.

If any one is named Jubal Early it is probably because they were named after the famous Confederate General with the same name. RLH-2000. This may be a clue as to what unit the VA. Rowland's served in during the war.

The wife of J. E. Rowland was; Jennie Rowland, age 28, born about 1842 in North Carolina.
What happened to this J. A., sorry "J. E. Rowland", born in VA, and his family?

They are not in the 1880 Tippah Census! Maybe they are in the Tennessee Census or the 1880 Benton Co. Census?

Now back to the Joseph A. Rowland that married Emeline Kerr, from above.
One, "Joseph Rowland", is believed to have been a member of the "Sons of Liberty", and the 34th Infantry Battalion. Confederate States of America. Is Joseph the same as J. A. Rowland?
See Miskelly Obit. Below/next.

MISKELLY, MRS. E.W. (SIC "M."-RLH-2000) (022322-052522) died Feb. 6 / buried at New Salem / born Sept. 13, 1856, nee Elinor Marhilda Rowland, daughter of Joseph A. Rowland / married Philemon M. Higgins Jan. 27, 1876 / had 3 girls, the oldest dead / husband died Aug. l, 1881 / oldest girl was 3, youngest 1 / married to Sam Miskelly, Dec. 27, 1894 / leaves husband, 2 children, 1 stepdaughter, 2 brothers / first husband and father buried at New Salem.

Philemon M. Higgins, was the third child and son of Morgan H. and Bethany (Butler) Higgins.

The family "Higgins", claims the father of Marilda was, Joseph A. and Emeline Rowland.
According to the Obit., above, they married on Jan. 27, 1876. Philemon died Aug. 1, 1881.

Elinor Marilda (Rowland) Higgins, see child number 2., in the 1870 Census above, then married Sam Miskelly, see above, on Dec. 27, 1894. He was born Sept. 16, 1852.
Marilda Rowland died on Feb. 20, 1922. Morgan H. Higgins died in 1907 and is buried at New Salem.

Children of Elinor Marilda Rowland and Philemon Higgins were;

1. Unknown, died as a child.
2. Minnie Ann Higgins, born, 9/28/1878, she married Bent McCoy, she died April 2, 1966.
3. Cora Bell Higgins, b. 11/07/1880, d. 5/3/1957.

Cora Bell Higgins, the daughter of Philemon and Marilda (Rowland) Higgins, married William (Bill) Reed in 1909. Bill Reed was born on Dec. 15, 1871, and died Aug. 3, 1953, married twice. He was the son of Michael and Margaret Ann (Simpson) Reed. Bill's first wife was Lutisha Childers, who died on May 13, 1908. On April 25,1909, Bill Reed married Cora Bell Higgins.

Children of Bill Reed and Lutisha (Childers) Reed, were;

1.Cecil Wade Reed, b. Aug. 8, 1894. Cecil Wade Reed, married, "Loucille" Rowland. (Note, I do not know the parents of Loucille Rowland) The Children of Cecil Wade and Loucille (Rowland) Reed were; James Vernon Reed, Cecil Terry Reed, Hazel Reed, Audry Street Reed and Curtis Elmo Reed.
2. James Lytle Reed, b. 3/11/1897.
3. Lester Denton Reed, b. 8/28/1899.
The first three children were born in Mississippi.

In 1900, Bill Reed and family moved to Texas.
Born in Texas were;
4. Lilly May Reed, b. 1902.
5. Ola Fay Reed, b. 5/27/1904.
In 1906 Bill and family moved back to Tippah County.
Born in Mississippi was,
6. Frankie Aline, b. 3/14/1907.

After Bill Reed remarried, in 1909-10, he and Cora Bell (Higgins) Reed had the following children; 1. Annie Eveline Reed, b. 6/19/1910, m. Charlie Daniel Martindale. 2. Icy Pearl Reed, b. 4/12/1912, m. Ellis Lee McElwain. 3. Sallie Lou Reed, b. 5/6/1914, m. John Lester Clemmer. 4. William Elijah Reed, b. 10/2/1916, m. Margreet Stroup, moved to Whitesboro, TX. 5. Virginia Imogene Reed, b. 5/26/1919, m. Curtis F. Hodges.

The fifth child of, Morgan H. and Bethany Higgins, was James W. Higgins, b. Oct. 24, 1857. He married Jarushia A. Rowland in 1876.

The children of James W. and Jarushia A. (Rowland) Higgins were;

1. Wiley Anderson Higgins, he married Dell Thornton, their only child was Mary who married a Ferrel.

2. Sarah Higgins, married Clarence Proctor, children were; Eston, Hazel, Cordie, Marlin, and Jettie. Clarence Proctor died and Sarah remarried to James Ferrell, their children were; Jewel, Skelley and Pearl Humphrey.

3. Charlie Higgins, married Ada Thornton, their children were; Luther, Eddie H., Ethey and J.C.A. Thornton.

4. Allen Higgins, married Edna Glover, their children were Theo and Annie Ford Wright.

5. Olivia Higgins, married unk Stewart, their children were; Doris, Mildred, Noah, Helen Bell, and Fannie F.

6. Fannie Higgins, married Ed Martin, their children were; Travis, Howard, Eloise and Evelyn/

7. Thomas Higgins, married Gladys Ferrell, children were; Laura Thornton, Loucille Weatherly and Wardie Jacobb.

8. Rachel Higgins, married Finley Smallwood, children were; Clarence, Roscoe, Lacey Steward and Mary Ethel.

Cora Bell (Higgins) Reed, died on Aug. 3, 1953 and is buried at Little Hope Cemetery.

Children of Harrison Talley and Margaret S. (Turrentine) Rowland, continued.
II. Elinor / Eleanor Rowland, b. 1839 MS

III. Adeline Rowland, b. 1841 MS, I know nothing of her future. RLH-2000

NORTON, EDWARD dec. (PR 427) John F. Norton, admin. Edward Norton died Oct.16, 1877. Widow: Nancy. Heirs: Mrs. M.A. Stinson Mrs. Nancy Street, wife of G.M.D. Street; Mrs. Sally Rowland, wife of W.M. Rowland; Mrs. Fannie Paseur, wife of D.S. Paseur; Mrs. Delilah Rowland, wife of H.P. Rowland; Mrs. Ardima Paseur, wife of J.L. Paseur; Mrs. Parthena Goodman, wife of Felix Goodman; E.J. Norton (Petition dated Nov. 11, 1878, all adults of Tippah County also-Cyrus Stinson, John Stinson, William Stinson, Samuel Stinson, children of Mrs. M.C. Stinson dec., and grandchildren of said Edward Norton, who live with their father, A.F. Stinson, in Grand Junction, Tenn. Also Mrs. M.E. Pollack, wife of I.J. Pollack of Solum, Arkansas.




Children of Harrison Talley Rowland, continued;

IV. James D.(David?) Rowland, b. 1843 MS, James D. Rowland had a very interesting life. (Note later Marriage records of Tippah County show another James D. Rowland, married M. P. Gatlin on December 25, 1881.)

Note, Jean Brown Wyse says the only son, of Harrison T., named James, was James Thomas Rowland, b. 1860, that married Fannie Elizabeth Newsom. Still the problem of Tom Rowland!

The children of J. D. (Believed to be James D.) Rowland and Mary E. Johnson Rowland were;

1. Eliza J. Rowland, b. 1864 MS, note; an "E. J. Rowland", married W. S. Pulliam on Jan. 5, 1882, this is "William Silas Pulliam". William Silas Pulliam was the son of Charlie W. Pulliam and Amanda A. Rowland, the daughter of Harrison Talley and Margaret Turrentine Rowland.

Charlie W. Pulliam was the son of Vachel Pulliam. The family of William Silas Pulliam, says that he married Mary Elisa Rowland in Ashland, MS. Thus Eliza J. Rowland must be the same as E. J. Rowland! Shouldn't it?

They had five children.
1. Charlie; 2. Eugene; 3. Ruby; 4. Rebecca; and 5. Howard.

Steven Rutherford's Tippah Co. Miss Connecting families has the following;

Amanda A. Rowland, b. 1856, d. 1916. She was the daughter of Harrison T. and Margaret S. Turrentine Rowland. She married Charlie W. Pulliam, who was born about 1859 in Tippah Co.

They had the following "Pulliam" children;

1. Virginia Caroline- b. 1880
2. William V.- b. 1881
3. Caroline (Callie)- b. 1883
4. Robert Harrison- b. 1886
5. Oliver Thomas- b. 1887
6. Holmes Marshall- b. 1890
7. Ulysses Franklin- b. 23 Aug., 1893
8. Edd (Edward?)- b. 1895
9. Effie Ann- b. 1895

Another?, E. J. Rowland, married T. B. Roberts on Oct. 30, 1879, this may be the same as Robards. This "E. J." may have been the daughter of Thomas White Rowland. (Note, Eliza J. Rowland, b. 1864, was listed as Eliza in the 1870 Census.)

2. Emma Docia Rowland or Docia (Doris?) Emma Rowland, b. Nov. 13, 1866 MS, (note she appears to have been listed as, "Doris E.", in the 1880 Census. She married Edward Leon Gatlin, the son of E. S. Gatlin, who was also a Confederate veteran. See more on E. S. Gatlin below. Emma died in Covington, TN in 1969. They were married on July 23, 1884.
(note, remember the marriage of James D. Rowland to M. P. Gatlin on Dec. 25, 1881?)

Children of the union of Docia Emma Rowland and Edward Leon Gatlin were;

a. Homzey Gatlin, b. 1884 MS, m. Lewis Thompson

b. George William Gatlin, b. Oct. 2, 1888 TN, d. Dec. 1,1964. He married Willie Mai Thompson, the sister of his brother in law Lewis Thompson.
c. Myrtle E. Gatlin, b. 1893 TN

d. Don Gatlin, b. 1895 TN

e. Grace Gatlin, b. TN

f. Ardelle Gatlin, b. TN

g. Ambrose Gatlin, b. TN

h. Farris Leon Gatlin, b. TN

Children of James D. Rowland and Mary Elizabeth Johnson?, according to the 1880 Census were;

1. Eliza J., dau, 18, MS- (Note listed as child number one above) Born about 1862-64. Look back above and you will see she married in 1882!

2. Doris E., dau, 13, MS, this is Docia Emma or Emma Docia. (Note already listed as child 2., above, the name "Doris", may be another mis-print/mistake, etc.) Born about 1867.

Note, the following children were not on my original list. RLH-2000

3. Julia A., dau, 11, MS- (note listed in the 1870 Census) Born about 1869.

All the below were born after the 1870 Census;

4. Joseph L., son, 9, MS, born abt. 1871. Another Joseph L. Rowland!
5. Ivory E., dau, 7, MS, born abt. 1873.
6. James H., son, 4, MS- born abt. 1876. Who does he become, what does the "H." stand for?
7. Zillia A. T., dau, about 1, MS, born abt. 1879.

Note, in the 1870 Census James D. Rowland may have been entered as J. A. Rowland, this is what I have received on J. A. Rowland in the 1870 Census;

Rowland, J. A., 25, M, Farmer, MS- born about 1845
Mary, 25, F, Keeps house, MS- born about 1845-this is probably Mary E. Johnson!
Eliz, 7, F, MS- this is Eliza J. Born about 1863.
E., 4, F, MS- this is Emma Doris/Docia. Born about 1866.
J. A., 1, F, MS- this is Julia A., born about 1869-70.

Notice the two are, almost, identical! Boy am I tired of mispellings, misprints etc. RLH-2000.
Jeff Gatlin, the originator of the Gatlin/Rowland information, is a descendant of George William Gatlin and Willie Mai Thompson Gatlin and their son Marion Sanford Gatlin, b. 1918 TN, d. 1973 TN, married Dorothy Gertrude Walton.

Their son Jerry Walton Gatlin, b. 1940 TN, married Alice Kay Montgomery in 1961. Their son is Jeffery Walton Gatlin, Jr..

Marriage records of Tippah County show that a "James D. Rowland", married M. P. Gatlin on December 25, 1881. Who are these people?

The following information, on E. S. Gatlin, was supplied by Jeffry Gatlin.

GATLIN, E. S. - born in Tennessee around the year 1834. He was a farmer who could neither read nor write. He was married to Elizabeth "Betsey" D. Gatlin.

E.S. Gatlin lived only about ten years after the war, dying between 1870 and 1880. He probably did not live long enough to see his son, Edward Leon Gatlin marry Miss Emma Docia Rowland in 1885. Ed and Docia moved to Tipton County, Tennessee in 1888 and there they lived and reared their children.

There are records of two "other" E.S. Gatlins who served the Confederacy from the state of Mississippi. One served in the 1st Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers, and the other served as a guard at a Conscription Camp in Enterprise, Mississippi. The dates of service and ages of the individuals all conflict so that no two of the three E.S. Gatlins appear to be the same person. This could be a flaw in the record keeping, or it could be that the illiterate E.S. Gatlin did not really know how old he was, or it could be three different individuals. It was not unusual for soldiers on furlough or sick leave to join Partisan Ranger companies to avoid returning to regular military duty. The E.S. Gatlin who served in the 1st Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers enlisted on 1 August 1862, fought the battles of Peyton Mill and Corinth, then deserted on 1 November 1862. This is certainly in keeping with a man who stayed behind to take care of the sick and then went home. It was also very common for the men who were too old, or who had already been injured in the war, to serve as guards at military sites close to their homes. This, too, fits the profile of "our" E.S. Gatlin. It is beyond the resourses of this author to offer the definitive solution to the mystery of the three E.S. Gatlins. They could all have been the same individual, but maybe they weren't.]
Jeffry Gatlin

Also note that I found a marriage record for D. E. Rowland who married E. L. Gatlin on July 23, 1884. Could this be a Docia Emma Rowland and Edward Leon Gatlin.

In August of 2001, I received information from the Mississippi Department of History and Archives, with CSA records of a number of our Rowland family. The records of James D. Rowland, in the 37th Mississippi, Co. G., were among them.

Company Muster Roll, for July & August, 1862, for J. D. Rowland, "absent sick".

Company Muster Roll, for Sept. & Oct., 1862, for J. D. Rowland, "absent, sick, OK?, Chattanoga Tenn".

Company Muster Roll, for Nov. & Dec., 1862, for J. D. Rowland, "present".

Company Muster Roll, for Jan. & Feb., 1863, for J. D. Rowland, "present".

Company Muster Roll, for March & April, 1863, for J. D. Rowland, "present".
There are no Muster Roll cards from April, 1863 to Jan. & Feb., 1864!

Company Muster Roll, for Jan.& Feb., 1864, for James D. Rowland. The card says he was last paid by Major Govan on Aug. 31, 1863, his status in March of 1864 was, "Captured at Lookout Mountain Nov 24, 1863".

Another record shows that James D. Rowland was reported to be a Prisoner of War, captured on Nov. 24, 1863 at Chattanoga, Tenn. He was forwarded to Louisville, Ky on Nov. 29, 1863, "For Exchange".

Another card says that James D. Rowland was listed on the Roll of Prisoners of War, "received at Military Prison, Louisville, Ky. November 30, 1863, from Nashville, Tenn, captured Chattanoga, Tenn, Nov 24, 1863".

The next card saus; "James D. Rowland, Prt. Co. G 34 Regt Miss, appears on the roll of Prisoners of War, Military Prison, Louisville, Ky. When received Dec. 1, 1863; Where captured, Chattanoga; When captured Nov. 24, 1863, When discharged Dec 1, 1863. Remarks, charges, &c. Rock Island, Ill. Lousville, Ky., Register No. 4: page 205"

The next card is not dated, it is from Rock Island Prison, but is says, "Confined at this post Dec. 3, 1863. Remarks: Reported Thos. W. Rowland, Corporal Miss. Inf., Co. "G", joined U. S. A. Oct. 18/64." (Note, I do not know why his brother is listed here, did James D. Rowland identify T. W. Rowland and his company to the authorities? Does the date joined the Union Army refer to James D. Rowand or Thomas White Rowland? The next card may answer my qustions.

This card reads; "James D. Rowland, Prv, Co. G, 34 Regt Miss Inf, appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War; Enlisted at Rock Island, Ill., in the U. S. Army for Frontier Service, Oct. 18, 1864.

A Confederate Record has J. D. Rowland, Pvt. Do. G, 34 Miss....appears on a List of Killed, wounded and mississing of Walthall's Brigade, in the engagement on Lookout Mountain on Nov. 24, 1863." This report was dated at "Camp near Dalton, Ga., Dec. 18, 1863, missing."

Note these same records also have Thomas White Rowland captured on the same day, November 24, 1864 at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Children of Harrison Talley Rowland and Margaret S. Turrentine Rowland, continued.

V. William M.? (Matthew? or J.?, or D.?, see below) Rowland, b. 1845 MS, could this be William Madison Rowland who married Francis Arabella Luna? He may well be the most likely suspect although, I have acquired information indicating his marriage to Sarah J. Norton and that his middle name may have been Matthew, although if his sister was Jerusha (Rushie) Rowland, her obit. May have listed him as W. P. Rowland.

It is reported that "William" Rowland, a son of Harrison T. and Margaret (Turrentine) Rowland, married Sarah J. Norton on Jan. 20, 1866. Sarah J. Norton was, reputedly, born about 1850, but if the 1870 Census is correct, she was born about 1845, as she is listed as age 24, the same as her husband W. M. Rowland.

In the 1850 Census there is a Sarah Norton, age 4, this makes her date of birth as about 1845- 46, she is the daughter of Edward, age 39 and Nancy (Nancy Ann Short), age 34, Norton. Nancy Ann's sister, Sophia, married William Norton. Sarah Norton's sisters were Mary C., age 11, Martha E., age 8, and Nancy, age 7, her oldest sister was Niddie E. A. Norton, age 14.

Norton cemetery record;
Norton, Sophia, 11/23/1813, 10/03/1886, Pine Hill, wife of William Norton, William, 1/24/1809, 9/08/1860, Pine Hill
Jean Brown Wyse, lists this son as "William Matthew (Bill) Rowland", who married, Sarah Norton.

According to the 1870 Census, William Rowland and Sarah J. (Norton) Rowland had the following children;

1. E. H. Rowland, 4 M, b. abt. 1866. I found the grave of a "E. H." at the New Salem Cemetery. His date of birth was Dec. 12, 1866, he died April 1893. His name may have been Edward, after his "Edward Norton" grand father. Next to his grave is that of Sarah Francis Rowland, it appears she was the wife of E. H. Rowland. She was born March 11, 1869 and died Feb. 7, 1940. It appears they had children since his marker mentions children. (See 1900 Census below)

2. J. Rowland, 2 F, b. abt. 1868.

3. J. A. Rowland, age four months, M, born 1870. (Oh no! Another J. A. !)


On August 17, 2000, I obtained a "copy" of the 1900 Census of Tippah Co., MS. In this census, I found the following;

Rowland, Sallie Head White b. March 1869, age 31, a widow, MS, MS, MS- Who is this?
, Luther son White b. July 1888 , age 11, MS, MS, MS- Luther Nathaniel?
, Nannie dau. White b. July 1890 , age 9, (Same)
, Ora dau. White b. June 1894 , age 5 (Same)
Is Sallie Rowland of this census the same as Sarah Francis Rowland?

Well! do I have the right people? Look closely at the above! The grave marker of "E. H. Rowland", says that he died in April of 1893, the last child "Ora", was born June of 1894! Whoops! Looks like E. H. may have been dead a little too long to be the father of Ora. This of course assumes there are no mistakes in the above records, or by me. But all in all the above appears to fit. So far in my research I have found only one other record for Luther Nathaniel (see below), none for Nannie, and only one other Ora Rowland. Sallie, being only 31 and a widow, could be expected to have remarried. If she did, who was he, and what happened to the children?

A record of residents of Benton County, MS in 1917-18, lists a number of Rowlands. One of these is Luther Nathaniel Rowland, born July 1, 1888 in Tippah County. This also appears to fit with the above and we can assume this is the full name of the son of Sallie / Sarah and E. H. Rowland and that he lived in Benton County in 1917-18.

One interesting thing is that, in the 1900 Census, I also found a record of "Ernest Rowland", listed as a being a part of the family of Calvin Asbury and Martha Elizabeth Hobson Rowland. He is shown as born "Aug. 1881, age 18". Was he a son? Why is his name listed out of order in the census? What became of him? Note he is not listed as buried in Tippah Co., below. Was his last name Rowland? The Census taker listed him as such, but maybe he was a nephew or just a "boarder"!

I will mention him again later in this report.

Note that the cemetery records of Tippah County show the following in reference to E. H. and Sallie Rowland;

Rowland, E. H., 12/12/1866, 4/13/1893, New Salem-6 - is this the husband of Sallie? Well he cannot be, because Sallie was listed as a Widow in the 1900 Census, and he did not die until 1893!

Rowland, Edgar F., 9/02/1887, 10/21/1970, Pine Hill-5-did E. F. marry S. V.? See below.

Rowland, Ernest H., 10/20/1894, 12/01/1919, Mt. Moriah Well- is this the husband of Sallie? He is negative for the same reason as listed above, he did not die until 1919 and he was way too young.

Rowland, Joe Everett, 9/05/1918, 11/08/1919, Pine Hill-18, son of E. F. and S. V.

Rowland, Sallie V., 3/11/1895, 11/23/1960, Pine Hill-23- this cannot be the Sallie of the 1900 Census! She was too young!

Do you see why one may become confused? What ever happened to Sallie and her family? I seem to be losing a great deal of family members!

NORTON, EDWARD dec. (PR 427) John F. Norton, admin. Edward Norton died Oct. 16, 1877. Widow: Nancy. (Nancy Ann Short) Heirs: Mrs. M. A. Stinson; Mrs. Nancy Street; wife of G.M.D. Street; Mrs. Sally (Sallie?) Rowland, wife of W. M. Rowland; Mrs. Fannie (Francis?) Paseur, wife of D.S. Paseur; Mrs. Delilah Rowland, wife of H.P. Rowland; Mrs. Ardima Paseur, wife of J.L. Paseur; Mrs. Parthena Goodman, wife of Felix Goodman; E.J. Norton (Petition dated Nov. 11, 1878, all adults of Tippah County also-Cyrus Stinson, John Stinson, William Stinson, Samuel Stinson, children of Mrs. M.C. Stinson dec., and grandchildren of said Edward Norton, who live with their father, A.F. Stinson, in Grand Junction, Tenn. also Mrs. M. E. (Martha E.) Pollack, wife of I. J. Pollack of Solum, Arkansas.

Note, if the above obit. is correct, then Sarah J. (Norton) Rowland, may have been called Sally, unless my mind is going bad, which it is, I think? It appears she is the daughter of Edward Norton as is Delilah, Fannie, Ardima and Parthena.

NORTON, WILLIAM SR. (PR 1857-1877) Mrs. Selphia (Sophia) Norton, widow / sons: J. W. Norton, J. H. Norton, J. A. Norton, W. K. Norton, M. L. Norton / daughters: Mrs. William H. (M. J.) (Mary J.) Elliott, Mrs. Thomas M. (Julia D.) Cox / cite non-resident heirs: W. J. Norton, Martha A. S. Norton; heirs of Mary E. & Wash Ellis; Louisa J. C. Greenhaw and husband Wesley Greenhaw; heirs of Jacob Norton; William D. Norton; Jacob W. Norton; Isaac Norton; John Norton; Caroline C. Norwood; Mrs. Martha A. Scott and other heirs of John Norton, dec'd; I. J. Pollack, M. A. Wright and husband A. B. Wright, and other heirs of Polly Pollack / also cite Mary E., Wiley S., John H. and Robert L. Huddleston, children of Mrs. Catherine Huddleston, dec'd; Mollie A. Hewitt, Alice Hewitt; Mrs. N. J. Greer, wife of Sterling Greer.

Children of Harrison Talley Rowland, continued.

VI. Jefferson (D.?) Rowland, b. 1847 MS , this could be Jefferson Davis Rowland or Jeff D. Rowland. Recent information indicated his date of birth was April 28, 1848, he died Aug. 10, 1935. He may have married Mary E. Norton in 1867?, and / or Martha J. Norton, widow of William K. Norton, in 1884? Note this may be the Jeff D., mentioned in the letter of Thomas White Rowland in 1907, or did he marry Martha Reed? (See below)


Cemetery Record;

Rowland, J. D., 4/28/1848, 8/10/1935, Pine Hill-15. This means he could have been married in 1867.

According to Jean Brown Wyse he is "Jefferson", who married Martha Reed. Of course this marriage did not take place until 1894.

Marriage Record;

Rowland, J. D. Married, Norton, Mary E., 1867-Dec-22, (from Marriage Records)
Rowland, Jeff D. Married, Norton, Martha J., 1884-Dec-14, (same) see obit below!
Rowland, J. D. Married, Reed, Martha M., Mrs-1894-Nov-11-note Reed is her married name before the marriage to J. D. Rowland!

Looking at the below Obit., we find Martha J., b. 1849, first married William K. Norton, in 1868, he then died in 1879. She was then widowed until 1884, when she married Jeff D. Rowland. All their family would be listed on the 1890 Census which is destroyed or the 1900 Census and up.

This Jeff D. Rowland, is believed to be the "Jeff D. Rowland", listed by Walter F. Cox, Jr., as a C.S.A. veteran. Mr. Cox says; "These names were taken from obituaries from Tippah County newspapers. Mention was made for their service in the C.S.A. without reference to their unit. Some may not have been from Tippah County. Jeff D. Rowland, C.S.A. could only have been about 15-18 years old when he helped fight for his land."

He is listed along with William T. Huddleston, who was the son of John Branch Huddleston and Ursula America/Amanda Rowland.

ROWLAND, JEFFERSON D. (081535) died Saturday, age 87 / buried at Pine Hill, children are H. T. Rowland and Mrs. Lizzie Hefley. This is 1935 and makes his DOB as 1847-48. Since no widow is mentioned he must have survived his wife. (See John Spright Hefley)

ROWLAND, MARTHA J. (Obit. SENTINEL May 31, 1894) died May 23 / born May 15, 1849 / married William K. Norton in 1868 / he died in 1879 leaving one son / she married Jeff D. Rowland in 1884 / leaves four Children.

There is no cemetery record for Martha J. Rowland, possibly she was listed under her maiden name or under the Norton name.






Two of the children of Jeff D. Rowland and Mary E. (Norton) Rowland were listed, they were;

1. H. T. Rowland and,

2. Lizzie (Elizabeth?) Rowland. Did she marry "John SprightHefley"?

The H. T. Rowland, listed here, was, probably, born Aug. 17, 1872 and died Feb. 18, 1945. He married Mary Josepine (Josie) Miskelly, who was reported, by someone?, to be the only child of Sam Miskelly. Now where have we heard the name Sam Miskelly and Josie Miskelly before?
Well, look back a few pages.

It seems, Sam Miskelly, married Elinor Marilda Rowland Higgins, the widow of Philemon Higgins in 1894. It is possible, if not probable that Sam Miskelly/Miskelley was married before and he was a widower, when he married Elinor Marilda/Marhilda Rowland Higgins.

Maybe he had only one child by his first marriage, or maybe he had only one child by Elinor Marilda. In any event that child or the child of another Sam Miskelly is the daughter that married H. T. Rowland. RLH-2000.

This daughter of a Miskelly and wife of H. T. Rowland, died in 1926, she left her husband and five living children. One child was deceased since 1910 or 1911.

Now I have just come into the following information supplied to me, once again by Charlotte Meeks and Steven Rutherford.

This information was requested because of an inquiry, I found, from a lady, named Charlotte A. Charter, looking for the parents of Amanda A. Rowland, who had married James Vardeman Shelton. James Vardeman Shelton, was born about 1876. Steve Rutherford had an "Amanda A. Rowland" listed in his list of Rowland's, who married James V. Shelton, b. 1876. Their children were also listed, all except Fred Vardeman Shelton. James Vardeman Shelton, (1876-1941), was the son of Murry Franklin Shelton and Sarah Josephine Cherry.

Their children were;

1. Frank 2. Betty 3. Pearl 4. Annie Lee 5. Charles 6. Fred Vardy 7. Cecil, b. 1904 8. Eva Louella (Evie), b. 1910. 9. William Clarence, b. 1915

Even with this information I was not sure which of our Rowland men was the father of Amanda A. Rowland. I found Amanda and James V. Shelton's dates of birth and death from the cemetery records on the Tippah County Web Site.

Amanda A. (Rowland) Shelton, was born in 1875 and died in 1932. James V. Shelton, was born in 1876 and died in 1941. Both were buried in Antioch Cemetery. I had to have the 1880 Census information to find the parents.

Children of Harrison Talley and Margaret (Turrentine) Rowland, continued.

IX. Elmer Rowland?, (according to Marjorie Johnson), or is this Eleanor?, b. 1839.

X. Paris (Parish) Rowland, (a male), b. Aug. 31, 1852, (in the 1860 census). Recently I found his date of death as Feb. 28, 1922, he reportedly married Ardenia / Dillie / Bullie / Delilah? Norton. Could this have been H. P. /Henderson or Harrison Parish Rowland? Some say her name was Della Ellen Norton. See below.

Obits;
ROWLAND, HARRISON PARISH (061522) died Feb. 8 / born in Tippah, son of Harrison and Margaret Rowland, who are, buried at New Salem / brother to Tom Rowland and J.D. Rowland / wife, Dillie Norton Rowland, whom he married in 1871, died l0 months ago / children are Charlie "and" (my italics) Hardy Rowland of 0klahoma and Cavinoe and Mrs. Bama Estes of Tippah. (See below death notice printed in the Sentinel, note Dillie, above must be Delilah!, Ardenia must have been a mistake, and should be Ardima who maried J. L. Paseur.)

NORTON, EDWARD dec. (PR 427) John F. Norton, admin. Edward Norton died Oct.16, 1877. Widow: Nancy. Heirs: Mrs. M.A. Stinson Mrs. Nancy Street, wife of G.M.D. Street; Mrs. Sally Rowland, wife of W.M. Rowland; Mrs. Fannie Paseur, wife of D.S. Paseur; Mrs. Delilah Rowland, wife of H.P. Rowland; Mrs. Ardima Paseur, wife of J.L. Paseur; Mrs. Parthena Goodman, wife of Felix Goodman; E.J. Norton (Petition dated Nov. 11, 1878, all adults of Tippah County also-Cyrus Stinson, John Stinson, William Stinson, Samuel Stinson, children of Mrs. M.C. Stinson dec., and grandchildren of said Edward Norton, who live with their father, A.F. Stinson, in Grand Junction, Tenn. Also Mrs. M.E. Pollack, wife of I.J. Pollack of Solum, Arkansas.

Look at "Mrs. Sally Rowland", wife of W. M. Rowland, as listed in the obituary above. Who was W. M. Rowland?, and who was Sally Norton? She must have been a daughter of Edward Norton and she may have been Sarah Norton, age 4 in the 1850 Census. Some of this has been addressed earlier in this report. RLH-2000

Note the reference to Charlie and Hardy Rowland, listed above, as one of the children of Harrison Parish and Dillie (Norton) Rowland. They are, reputedly, living in Oklahoma.


On January 28, 2001, I received information on the above family from Janie at; (chrisandjanie@mindspring.com.
Janie said she was the gggrandaughter of Harrison Parris and Delilah Ellen (Dille) Norton Rowland.
She also said her gggrandfather was Hardy Parris Rowland, born July 31, 1887. His brother was Cavinoe and his sister was Alabama.
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Hardy Parris Rowland married Mary Lenora Nance.
Their children were;

Nora Ellen Rowland, b. June 7, 1911- this is Janie's grandmother, still living.
Her current name is Nora Ellen Rowland Wetherington. There is a family bible extant.

Hardy Wendell Rowland, b. Oct. 26, 1913, d. May 2, 1959

Roscoe Morris Rowland, b. Oct. 29, 1918, d. March 9, 1983.

Back to the Census.
This what the 1880 Census has; (at least what was relayed to me, RLH-2000)

Wm. Rowland, 34M, Farmer, MSTNTN, born abt. 1846. (was his name William M. Rowland?)
Sarah J. (Sally?) Rowland, 33F, MSILKY, (note her father is from IL and mother from KY, now maybe this is a mistake?

The 1850 Census lists Edward and Nancy Norton as both born in Tennessee. Maybe Sarah J. Norton was not a child of Edward and Nancy but a niece, etc.? In the 1850 Tippah Census, there is a John H. Norton, born in IL, his wife? Elvira, born in AL. They have three children all born in MS, they are; 1. Jacob K., age 7. 2. Mary B., age 5. 3. Rachel E., age nine months. Now I know that even this does not match, but it does show one Norton from Illinois.)

Children of Wm., and Sarah J. Rowland

Edward H. Rowland, 13M, MSMSMS- born abt. 1867
Junetta Rowland, 12F, same- born abt. 1868 Did she marry a Davis? See cemetery record below! Davis, Etta Rowland, 1868, 1893, Little Hope- yep, here she is!
John A. Rowland, 10M, same- born abt. 1870- John Allen
L. F. Rowland, 8F, same- born abt. 1872
William J. Rowland, 6M, same- born abt. 1874- William Jacob (Will Jake?)
Lenoria Rowland, 5F, same- born abt. 1875
Melia A. Rowland, 2F, same- born abt. 1878

Note at the time, none of the above children seem even remotely familiar to me except John A. and William J.. Did this family leave Tippah County? If so, where did they go? Which way did they go? I am their Genealogist. I have a right to know these things!! I am so confused!

Is this the correct family for the obituary? Was she called "Sally"?

From the death notice of Edward Norton, above;
Who are, Ardima, Fannie and Parthena Paseur?

According to the above legal announcement they are the Heirs, children, of Edward Norton, who was married to Nancy. Other heirs were, Mrs. E. A. Stinson, Mrs Nancy Street, Sally Rowland, wife of W. M. Rowland, listed above, I believe, and Deliah Rowland, wife of H. P. Rowland. Was Deliah (Norton) Rowland a sister of Sarah J. (Sally?) Rowland?
Well all of these appear to be the daughters of Edward and Nancy Norton.

Here is what the 1850 Census has for Edward J. and Nancy Norton;

Edward Norton, 39 M, Farmer, TN
Nancy, 34 F, TN, this is Nancy Ann Short
Niddy E. A. 14 F, TN, In the Tippah Heritage book she is, "Niddie Ann"Norton.
Miles H. 13 M, MS, this is Mills Higgins
Mary C. 11F, MS, this is Mary Cordella, or Mrs. M. C. Stinson.
John 9 M, MS, this is John Franklin
Martha E. 8 F, MS, this is Martha Emily
Nancy 7 F, MS, is this the Nancy above?, this is Nancy Rachael Millissa
Francis 3 F, MS, is this Fannie?, is this "Angeline Francis"?

Children of Edward and Nancy Norton, continued from above 1850 Census. The following children were born after the 1850 Census

Deliah Ellen Norton, this is probably the Deliah (Dillie, Dee?) Rowland, the wife of H. P. Rowland.

Female twins, Ardella Sophia, is this Ardima?, and
Parthenia Catherine, the Parthenia listed above.

Jacob Washington Norton- the next to last child.

Edward Josiah Norton-he is mentioned above. Born 1854. This is E. J. Norton in document.

Note, Ruth Norton Bennett, (the writer who is responsible for the article in the Heritage of Tippah County, Vol 1) is hereby given the credit for most of the information provided here. She is the grand daughter of Edward Josiah Norton, b. Sept. 17, 1854.


Note, where is Sally (Norton) Rowland, the wife of W. M. Rowland? Was she born before the 1850 Census and did the family historian, Ruth Norton Bennet, forget her? She should have been born about 1847 or 1848, she should have been listed in the census of 1850.
The answer to my above questions are in this report.

Children of Harrison Parish and Delilah (Dee, Dilly, Dilley, Dillie) Ellen (Norton) Rowland, according to some sources, were;

1. Charles/Charlie Rowland;

2. Charles Hardy Rowland, (note one and two may be the same. The Charles Hardy name presents some what of a problem, because a "claimed", descendant of Thomas White Rowland, claims her ancestor was named Charles Hardy Rowland. Is it possible this Charles Hardy Rowland, moved to Anson, Jones County, Texas? See later section under Thomas White Rowland.)

3. Cavinoe Rowland, is this C. V. Rowland? Is the real name Calvin V. ?

4. Alabama Rowland. Also known as "Bama" E., in the 1900 Census.

Now the above disagrees with the family presented to us by Janie, above. She says that #2 in the above list must be Hardy Parris Rowland, b. July 31, 1887. Thus his intitials must be H. P.! The names Alabama and Cavinoe also match, only Charles is missing.

Children of Harrison Talley Rowland, continued.

XI. Jenosha or Jerusha (Rushie?) Rowland, b.1858, is this Jarusha A. Rowland, who married James W. Higgins in 1875-76?

James W. Higgins was the brother of Philemon Higgins, who married Elenor Marilda Rowland in 1909. (See death notice below)

HIGGINS, MRS. RUSHIE (012920) died Dec. 25 / buried at New Salem / daughter of Harrison Rowland and sister to W.P. and T. Rowland / married James Higgins in 1875 / leaves 7 children. (Note, is "T." Rowland, above, the same as John Thomas Rowland, below?

The children of J. W. and Jerusha Rowland Higgins were;

1. Wiley Anderson Higgins,

2. Sarah Isabell,

3. Allen Higgins,

4. Charles P. Higgins,

5. Olivia,

6. Fannie,

7. James T. Higgins.

Wiley Anderson Higgins married Dell Thornton; Sarah Isabell Higgins married Clarence Proctor. This information was provided by Virginia Cook.)

Children of Harrison Talley Rowland, cont.;

XII. John / James Thomas (Tom) Rowland, b. Aug. 22, 1860, Tippah County, MS, he died Nov. 30, 1926. He married Francis (Fannie? Elizabeth) Newsom on Nov. 4, 1879. She was born on Dec. 17, 1860. Note some have written the name as James Thomas Rowland, I believe he went by the name Tom or J. Tom Rowland.

Their children were; (reportedly)

A. Margaret Rowland, who married Edd Cardwell;

B. Talbert Dolton (T.D.) Rowland, b. Oct. 6, 1880, d. Oct. 26, 1949. (Did he become a Doctor?) He married Ola C. McCommons (McComms). Note, the T.D. Rowland name also presents a problem for me, were there two of them? Look for more on T. D. Rowland in this report.

Their children were, (reportedly)
1. Virgil Rowland, could this be C. V. Rowland, or is this a female?
2. Ethel Rowland
3. Bernice Rowland

Children of John Thomas and Fannie (Newsome) Rowland, continued;

C. Winnie, b. Sept. 14, 1884, d. Sept 18, 1931, Winnie married first, Henry Rainey, second John Summers;

D. Johnnie Marlen Rowland, b. March 15, 1888, d. May 11, 1890;

E. Billie Tom Rowland, b. Aug. 24, 1891, d. Sept. 14, 1963, he married Mary Ethel (Mollie) Freeman on Oc. 12, 1912, she was born Aug. 30, 1893 and died Dec. 2, 1945, Billie Tom Rowland lived near the Enon-Rowland Cemetery. Was his real name William Thomas Rowland?

The children of Billie Tom and Mary Ethel (Mollie) Freeman Rowland were;

1. Beaulah Nevels Rowland, b. Oct. 24, 1914, who married Pearl Albert Brown in 1933;

2. Infant son, born and died in 1916;

3. Fannie Lou Rowland, b. Aug. 30, 1919, who married Kelly E. Shropshire;

4. Warren D. Rowland, b. Sept. 13, 1922; he married Dorothy Dickerson, their child was; Jeffery David Rowland

5. Birdie Marie Rowland, born and died in 1929;

6. Jefferson Davis Rowland, b. 1935, (another J. D. Rowland!)

Children of John / James Thomas and Fannie Newsom Rowland, continued;

F. Henderson Put (H. P.) Rowland, b. Dec. 5, 1896, d. Jul. 1, 1943, he married Ardinia Maud/ Maude Paseur, (note some family historians have left our her last name.) The marriage record of Tippah County shows that; H. P. Rowland married Maude Paseur on Feb. 14, 1915.

Their children were;
1.H. P.; was he a Junior? Born after 1915!
2. Lois;
3. Reba;
4. Donelle;
5. Aubry; (Note, compare this line to a page of this report under listings of unknown Rowlands); 6. G. Little Edd, b. Aug. 30, 1900, d. June 11, 1924, buried at New Salem.

Note a lot of the information above was supplied by Sandra Steele (jssteele@pldi.net) and by Steven Rutherford, (Steven@dixie-net.com.)

Now, if you go back to the John Thomas Rowland entry, a few pages back you will see that I mentioned that some researchers consider him as James Thomas Rowland, same DOB, same marriage etc. Which is correct?

Elebander (Elibander) Rowland is most likely to be Ellavandria Alice Joyner Rowland, b. May 4, 1856, d. Oct. 28, 1924, Ellavandria, was the 3rd wife of William Turrentine Rowland, the son of David Burleson Rowland, and is the only wife of his, I have found buried in the Walnut / Chalybeate area, but just who were the other wives and where are they buried?

Well one must have been the following, which I copied and pasted from earlier in this report; he is the second son of Harrison T. Rowland and Margaret Turrentine Rowland.

Children of Harrison Talley Rowland, continued, again, Note; this is a repeat!;

IV. John Harrison Rowland, b. 1843, (see 1870 Census) married on Dec. 6, 1866 to Lisa / Lila Holley, (according to one source her name was Rachel Bradford Holley, but this is incorrect, possibly John H. Rowland, Jr. married her?). Lisa / Lila was the daughter of Pleasant Holley and Mary Isabella (some say her name was Grace) Holley. Possibly he married twice. Possibly her name was Eliza Grace, or Deliah / Delilah Grace? Maybe Grace was just a nickname. In the 1870 Census Index on Ancestry.Com, is one John Rolan, p. 014, Twp2 R 1.
He is listed as John H. Rowland in the Obit., for D. B. Rowland, "the second son".

The 1850 census shows the wife of Pleasant Holley, was "Grace". They had a 7 year old daughter named Jane and a 3 year old daughter named "Deliah/Delilah or Delila", hence the nickname "Lila"!, or sometimes maybe it was "Dillie / Dilly?" or "Dee?", like Deliah Norton. Note; Pleasant Holley, was the son of Sion Holley.

HOLLY, SION (1860 Mort.) Thrown by a mule and killed in July 1859, age 70 years / married / born in South Carolina.

One child is thought known of the marriage of John Harrison and Lila, this was, John Harrison Rowland, Jr. This family, reportedly, moved to Jones Co., TX, note he is not listed in the following list of children.

It is possible that this John Harrison Rowland married Rachael Bradford Holley, and they have been confused. See above.

Children of John Harrison Rowland and Delilah (Lila) (Holley) Rowland were;
1. Junietta, b. 1867, d. 1880;
2. Andrew B., b. 1869;
3. Tenny or Jenny E., b. 1871;
4. David P., b. 1873;
5. Thomas H., b. 1877;
6. Grace V., b. 1879, here is the "Grace" name again.
Note there is no John H. Rowland, Jr.!
Note, Jones County Texas is the county where Thomas White Rowland, the brother of Isaac Madison Rowland, resided in the 1890's.

The 1850 Tippah Census:
542b 14 Roland John H. 7 Miss pg0541b.txt, age 17 in 1860.
He would have been about age 17 in 1860 and age 27 in 1870 and about age 37 in 1880. He was the son of Harrison Talley Rowland.

The 1880 Tippah Co. Census record, Sheet 11, line 43, provided to me by Lisa is;

Rowland, John H., head, 36, TN
Deliah C., wife, 30, MS
Andrew B., son, 11, MS, note his full name was probably, "Andrew Bradford"!
Tenney/Jenney E., dau, 9, MS
David P., son, 7, MS
Thomas H., son, 3, MS
Gracy V., dau, 1, MS

Living within the house hold was a cousin or sister of Deliah, she was;
Holley, Elisha, 21, MS

The eldest daughter of John H. and Deliah, named Junietta, died before the 1880 Census.

Note there is no John H. Rowland, Jr. listed. The family may have moved to Texas for a while but were obviously back in Tippha County in 1890.

Children of Harrison Talley Rowland, continued.

VI. Jefferson (D.?) Rowland, b. 1847 MS , this could be Jefferson Davis Rowland or Jeff D. Rowland. Recent information indicated his date of birth was April 28, 1848, he died Aug. 10, 1935. He may have married Martha J. (Stuart?) Norton, widow of William K. Norton. Note this may be the Jeff D., mentioned in the letter of Thomas White Rowland in 1907, or did he marry Martha Reed? Note the marriage of Mrs. Martha Reed to J. D. Rowland took place in 1894. (See below)

One of my great problems in this report is the name Jeff / Jefferson D. Rowland or J. D. Rowland. A son of William and Elizabeth J. Turrentine Rowland, is also reported to have been "Jeff D." Rowland or J. D. Rowland. Both are about the same age, things get complicated with these names.

ROWLAND, JEFFERSON D. (081535) died Saturday, age 87 / buried at Pine Hill, children are H.T. Rowland and Mrs. Lizzie Hefley. (See John Spright Hefley above) Based upon his age, 87, as listed and his date of death, Aug. 1935, simple substraction leaves us with a birth year of 1848, if he had been born on April 28, 1848, he would have been age 87 years and about four months old at death!! The date of April 28, 1848 is from the following cemetery record;

Cemetery Record;

Rowland, J. D., 4/28/1848, 8/10/1935, Pine Hill-15. This means he could have been married in 1867.

ROWLAND, MARTHA J. (Obit. SENTINEL May 31, 1894) died May 23 / born May 15, 1849 / married William K. Norton in 1868 / he died in 1879 leaving one son / she married Jeff D. Rowland in 1884 / leaves four Children. (Note; we do not know her maiden name.)

Two of these children were listed, they were; H. T. Rowland and Lizzie (Elizabeth?) Rowland.

The H. T. Rowland, listed here, was, probably, born Aug. 17, 1872 and died Feb. 18, 1945. He married Mary Josepine (Josie) Miskelly, who was reported, by someone?, to be the only child of Sam Miskelly. Now where have we heard the name Sam Miskelly and Josie Miskelly before? Well, look back a few pages.

It seems Sam Miskelly married Elinor Marilda Rowland Higgins, the widow of Philemon Higgins in 1894. It is possible, if not probable that Sam Miskelly/Miskelley was married before and was a widower, when he married Elinor Marilda/Marhilda Rowland Higgins.

Maybe he had only one child by his first marriage, or maybe he had only one child by Elinor Marilda. In any event that child or the child of another Sam Miskelly is the daughter that married H. T. Rowland. RLH-2000.

This daughter of a Miskelly and wife of H. T. Rowland, died in 1926, she left her husband and five living children. One child was deceased since 1910 or 1911.

Is this her?

Rowland, M. J., 9/04/1870, 12/29/1925, Pine Hill, wife of H. T. (Mary J., wife of Henderson T.) Note in the 1900 Census there is Henderson Rowland, age 27, b. Aug. 1872 and his wife Mary J., age 29, b. Sept. 1870, which matches.

Now I have just come into the following information supplied to me, once again by Charlotte Meeks and Steven Rutherford.

Children of Joseph and Emeline/Emiline Kerr Rowland were;

1. Mary Elizabeth Rowland, b. 1855, nee, M. E. Rowland, could this be the "Elizabeth", who married David Martindale on Jan.6, 1874? Could this be the same as the Mary Elisa Rowland that married William Silas Pulliam in Ashland, MS? William Silas Pulliam was born about 1860. RLH-2000. Note Mary Elisa may be the daughter of James D. and Mary E. (Johnson) Rowland.

2. Marilda Rowland, b. 1857, nee, Elinor Marilda, she married Philemon Higgins and Sam Miskelly; her story has been told above.

MISKELLY, MRS. E. W.{SIC-"M."} (022322-052522) died Feb. 6 / buried at New Salem / born Sept. 13, 1856, nee Elinor Marhilda Rowland, daughter of Joseph A. Rowland / married Philemon M. Higgins Jan. 27, 1876 / had 3 girls, the oldest dead / husband died Aug. l, 1881 / oldest girl was 3, youngest 1 / married to Sam Miskelly, Dec. 27, 1894 / leaves husband, 2 children, 1 stepdaughter, 2 brothers / first husband and father buried at New Salem.

Here is one clue, her first husband, Philemon died on Aug. 1, 1881 and was buried in the New Salem Cemetery. Is Philemon Higgins buried at New Salem?

Here is the list of Higgins buried in Tippah County, taken from the Historical Society records.

Higgins, Charles P., 6/29/1888, 7/11/1935, New Salem
Higgins, E. M. H. Miskelly, 9/13/1856, 2/06/1922, New Salem, wife of T. M. Well it looks like somebody got it wrong. This is the grave of Elinor Marilda Higgins Miskelley. The grave marker or the person who copied the information listed Philemon as "T". M. Higgins instead of P. M. Higgins. RLH-2001
The above remarks say nothing of Elinor Marilda and Sam Miskelly having just one daughter. It appears to say, she had three daughters by Philemon Higgins with the eldest dead by 1922. It appears that Sam Miskelly had a daughter by his first wife as there is a step daughter mentioned. No children of Sam and Elinor are mentioned.

The following wife of H. T. Rowland died in Dec. 1925, I think. Maybe she was Mrs. Bradley?

ROWLAND, MRS. H.T. (020426) died Dec. 29, age 55-3-25 / only child of Sam Miskelly / leaves husband and five children (a daughter died 15 years ago) Ok, pay attention! If I have read this obit correctly then Mrs. H. T. Rowland, died Dec. 29, 1926, age 55 years, three months and 25 days. Subtracting age 55 from 1926 leaves a year of birth as 1871. To be exact she would have been born about Oct. , of 1871. Who was born in 1871?
After a while this gets crazy. The only child of Sam Miskelly, that married H. T. Rowland, would have been born about 1870-71. This would have made her to young to have married Harrsison Talley Rowland. She must have married another H. T. Rowland, which can only be Henderson T. Rowland. After not being able to make much sense of the above mess, I went back and checked the records.

Low and behold! It appears that Margaret S. (Turrentine) Rowland died May 4, 1881
and a "H. T. Rowland", married Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley, the widow of John L. Bradley, not in 1880, as had been estimated and written pages back, but the marriage took place on December 25, 1881. This gave over six months of greiving for Harrison Talley, before the remarriage.

The mystery is solved! RLH-2000

Many sections left in the rest of this report were written months or years before the receipt of this family review. Some of it has already been placed in other areas of this report. This information is found in the "Heritage of Tippah County", Vol. II. The following articles were written by Jean Brown Wyse.

She has done a great job writing up much of the history of the Rowland and related families in Vol. II. She has written articles on Nancy Ann Turrentine, David B. and Nancy Ann Rowland, Eleanor H. (Nell/Nellie, you know I have always wondered what the H. stood for?) Burleson Rowland, James Thomas Rowland, Thomas Rowland, (the original) and numerous other sections of Vol. II. While I do not agree with all she claims, her reports are good and contain some new and interesting material. I have used her material a lot in this report, at least for the last few weeks. As of April 21, 2001, I have not had any contact with her.

It would be good if we were to compare our research and collaborate on this project. Here is what she has written on William Rowland.


WILLIAM ROWLAND-by Jean Brown Wyse
Please note, when you see words that are not italicized, these are my words of explanation, and not the words of Jean Brown Wyse. RLH-2001

William Rowland, son of Thomas Rowland, b. Aug. 23, 1785 in Mecklenburg Co., No. Car. Or Montgomery Co., No. Car. He married Eleanor H. (Nelly) Burleson in 1810 at Rutherford Co., TN. They probably moved to Bedford Co., TN then settled in Tippah Co., MS in 1838. Eleanor (Nelly) Burleson b. Jan. 1, 1789 in Rutherford Co., TN.

William and Eleanor (Nelly) Rowland had 16 children with most born in Rutherford Co., TN.

(1) David Burleson Rowland b. 1811 N.C. m. Nancy Ann Turrentine
(2) Harrison Tally b. 1813 TN m. Margaret Turrentine;
(3) Irvin b. 1815 N.C. m. Sarah _____, they had 8 children: 1st Paulena, 2nd Eleanor, (then) Archibald, Perry, Jackson, Franklin, Sarah and Thomas.
(4) America (Merica) b. TN m. J. B. Huddleston;
(5) William Mathey (Matthew?) b. 1823 in TN m. Amanda Collier (incorrect marriage);
(6) John H. (Harrison) b. 1824 m. Delilah C______ 6 children; Andrew B. b. 1867, Junietta b. 1867-1880, Tenny E. b. 1871, David P. b. 1873, Thomas H. b. 1877, Grace V. b. 1879;
(7) Issac (sic- Isaac) Madison b. 1826 m. Rebecca Clark (2nd mariage to Amanda Colyer) - see Vol. I;
(8) Thomas White b. 1835 TN m. Elizabeth Tabith Mohundro. They had 8 children: Clessa m. William J. Hopkins, Eleanor m. Benjamin Neil (Nail) l, Emily m. Tobis (Tobias) Roberts, Minerva, Martha, Thomas m. Sally C. Mitchell, James m. Eda Breland, Charles m. Dana Partin and moved to Jones Co., TX in 1890;
(9) Margaret Jane b. Feb. 8, 1836 m. William Lafayette Luna - See Volume I;

also Quitman, Mark and Joseph are believed children of William and Eleanor Rowland.

As you have seen above, Jean Brown Wyse has also fallen into the trap. She has listed the "mystical" William Mathey Rowland as the son of William and Eleanor Rowland. I do not believe she did any original work on this name, but she just copied it from some earlier report as have so many others. RLH-2001 Now back to the work of Jean Brown Wyse.

In May 1847 William and Eleanor Rowland bought land from John C. Low and Ezekiel Low. The land deed is Southeast, Section 35, Township One, Range 3 east. This land was up to or past present day Hwy. 72 south along New Salem Rd. It is not known where their home was located on their property. On Dec. 30, 1850 his oldest son David Burleson Rowland bought the joining property from David Shelton. (See next, from earlier in this report, was it Low or Law?)

The next section is from a section on John B. Huddleston, written by a Huddleston/Rowland descendant. It was reported earlier in this report. RLH-2001

"By the mid 1840's John B. and his young family had moved to Tippah County. In May, 1847, he purchased 160 acres of land from John and Ezekial Law for $200. This land was located in Section 19, Township 1, Range 4 East."

(Note, this land would have been North North East of present day Walnut, and very near the Tennessee line, by the way, is the last name Law or Low? In the 1840 Census of Marshall Co., there is one R. E. Law listed, on page 44, age 20-30. There is one ? Loe, on page 48, age 30-40 and one James Lowe listed on page 16, age 40-50. Maybe John and Ezekial Law lived in AL or TN?

In the 1840 Tippah Census there are no similar names listed.

In the 1850 Tippah Census there is found the following;

562a 19 Lowe, Arcadia 18 Tenn pg0552b.txt
562a 20 Lowe, Isaac W. 6/12 Miss pg0552b.txt
562a 18 Lowe, Thomas 24 Ala pg0552b.txt
Is the above information about John and Ezekial Law correct?

Who bought the above land? Was it William and Eleanor Rowland or John B. Huddleston? Well it was "different sections of land". But, according to one source, it was bought from the same people in the same month. One section by the daughter and son in-law, and the other by the father and mother in-law. RLH-2000.

Now back to the report of Jean Brown Wyse.

On the 4th Sunday of October in the Year of our Lord 1848, William and wife Eleanor Rowland, thier eldest son David Burleson Rowland his wife Nancy, second son Harrison Tally, their eldest daughter Merica and her husband J. B. Huddleston met as charter members of New Salem Primitive Baptist Church.....

Note, Merica, shown above has been positively identified as Amanda/America/Amelia Rowland, a presumed daughter of William and Eleanor Rowland. RLH-2001.

Originally the the church was on the left side of the New Salem Rd. With the front of the church facing Old Hwy 72 and the west side of church facing New Salem Rd. The cemetery was behind the church.

This land belonged to William and Eleanor Rowland in May of 1847 and this writer could not find any other deed to New Salem Primitive Baptist Church. Older Rowland family members have said the land was donated by William and Eleanor Rowland and William did leave a will according to the family but it was not recorded at the Tippah Co. Courthouse. I was told if all heirs approve the will then sometimes they are not probabted. Harrison Tally, second son of William and Eleanor Rowland was ordained Elder (Preacher) H. T. Rowland on the fourth Sunday in July 1860......

It was said Sherwood Rowland, brother of William, and his wife Sarah Burleson, b. 1778, sister of Eleanor, moved to Tippah County arround 1838 but evidently they moved on.

For information on the Burleson family see story of Eleanor Burleson Rowland.

I would like to thank Mrs. Leroy Tomlinson, Mrs. Robert (Rob) Rowland - also Mary Virginia Cook, New Salem Primitive Baptist Church clerk.

Jean Brown Wyse, the writer of the above, has given me some new information in her report. It is a rumor, that Sherwood Rowland and his wife Sarah Burleson Rowland, resided in the area around 1838? I had speculated, early in this report, that I believed something like this happened. Is this just someone else's speculation or is this a recount of an actual happening?

I also take notice of the land transactions she mentions. Without seeing her information, I can find no other information to verify it. RLH-2000

Notice that Mrs. Wyse also does not mention that Irvin Rowland was born in 1815 North Carolina while the rest of the children, with the exception of Martha, after 1813, were born in Tennessee. RLH-2001

ELEANOR H. (NELL) BURLESON ROWLAND - by Jean Brown Wyse

Eleanor Burleson b. Jan. 1, 1789 in Rutherford Co., TN, was the daughter of David Burleson
b. 1750 Montgomery Co., Nor. Car. married Usurla Weatherford. They (David and Ursula) moved to Rutherford Co., TN, where they had 11 children:
(1) John b.1774;
(2) Moses b. 1776 m. Eddy Hobson;
(3) Sarah b. 1778 m. Sherrwood Rowland;
(4) Mary b. 1780 m. Thomas Brooks;
(5) David b. 1780 m. Ruthie Hobson;
(6) William b. 1785 m. ? His son Dr. Rufus Burleson, helped found Baylor University with Emmet Bledsoe Baylor in Waco, Texas in 1845;
(7) Margaret b. 1787 m. Ezekil Pope.
(8) Eleanor b. 1789 m. William Rowland;
(9) Hilkiah (Hill K.) b. 1790 m. Penelope Pope, Hilkiah d. by 1860 Marion Co., AL.
(10) Usurla b. 1792 m. Nathaniel Self;
(11) Issac b. 1795 m. 1st. Francis Morton, 2nd Julia A. Holliday.

Usurla Weatherford Rowland b. Montgomery Co., No. Car., died in Anson Co. No. Car. David Burleson, d. Aug 13, 1832 in Rutherford Co., TN, buried at Burleson Cemetery, near Murfreesboro, TN.

Jean Brown Wyse goes on to describe the family history of the Burleson line which has been listed in another section of this report. In her closing paragraph she says;

Thanks to Dr. T. D. (Tas) (Taz, for Tazwell) Rowland of Shawnee, OK, also Robert (Rob) Rowland, both descendants of William and Eleanor Burleson Rowland. Also special thanks to Jimmy D. Rowland, descendant of Harrison Tally Rowland and to Wanda Allen Sweat, descendant of Mary Isabell (Bell) Rowland Martindale who was the daughter of David Burleson and wife Nancy Rowland. Note, Mary Isabell Rowland was born Aug. 19, 1853.

JAMES THOMAS ROWLAND - by Jean Brown Wyse

James Thomas (Tom) Rowland b. Aug. 22, 1860 was a son of Harrison Talley and wife Margaret Turrentine Rowland.

Harrison Rowland was a son of William and Eleanor Rowland.

Harrison and Margaret Rowland's children:

Joseph b. 1837 father of Wiley and Joe;
Eleanor b. 1839;
Adeline b. 1841;
William Matthew (Bill) m. Sarah Norton; (note, Jean says his nickname was Bill others indicate he was called Matt. RLH-2001.
Jefferson b. 1847 m. Martha Reed; (Was Martha Reed a widow?)
John Allen b. 1849 m. Sally Rowland;
Parish b. 1852 m. Ardenia (Bullie) Norton;
Amamda b. 1856 m. Charlie Pulliam;
Jerusha b. 1858 m. ____ Higgins;
James Thomas b. 1860 m. Fannie Elizabeth Newsom.

James Thomas (Tom ) Rowland married Fannie Elizabeth Newsom b. Dec. 17, 1860. They lived on the New Salem Road with Tom's property line running along the Enon Church of Christ Cemetery property, located ½ mile south of Hwy. 72. Tom farmed with the help of his sons. They were members of New Salem primitive Baptist Church.

Children of Tom and Fannie Rowland;

(1) Talbert Dolton b. (Oct. 6, 1880 - Oct. 26, 1949) m. Ola C. McComms, children Virgil, Ethel, and Bernice;

(2) Winnie (Sept. 14, 1884 - Sept. 18, 1931) m. #1 Henry Rainey, children, Fray, Bessie, and Boodsy.

Winnie, (Rowland, Rainey) m. #2 John Summers, children, Russell and Gertrude;

(3) Johnny Marlin (March 15, 1888 - may 11, 1890)

(4) Little Edd (Aug. 30, 1900 - June 11, 1924) Note, he his always referred to as "Little Edd", does this indicate he was born little or did he have some birth defect? Did he stay little, was he deformed or retarded? Note he died when only age 24. RLH-2001.

(5) Billie Tom (Aug. 24, 1891 - Sept. 14, 1963) m. Mary Ethel Freeman, children, Nevels, Warren, J. D.,

(6) Henderson Putt (Dec. 5, 1896 - July 1, 1943) m. Ardenia Maude, children, Loucille, Ruth, Ruevinia Noel, and Nuley. Note Winnie E., married John N. Summers on March 7, 1912, she married Henry H. Rainey on Dec. 6, 1903. RLH-2000. More on Winnie will be found later in this report.

Billy Tom Rowland (Aug. 24, 1892 - Nov. 14, 1963) married Oct. 12 (13), 1912, to Mary Ethel (Mollie) Freeman (Aug. 30, 1893 - dec. 2, 1945) daughter

1st Beaulah Nevels b. Oct. 24, 1914 m. Nov. 25, 1933 to Pearl Albert Brown 3 children; (1) Wayne Arnold Brown b. Oct. 16, 1934 m. Elsie Eudora Sartain, 1 child; Sherrye Marie b. April 18, 1957 m. Ricky Wilson.....(2) Jackie Eugene Brown (Oct. 20, 1948) m. Sue Feathers.....(3) Jerrie Loren Brown (Oct. 20, 1948) ...m. David Terry Mathis....

2nd child of Billie Tom, infant son born and died Aug. 30, 1916.

3rd child, Fanie Lou Rowland b. Aug. 30, 1919 m. Kelly E. Shropshire 4 children.....

4th child, Warren D. Rowland m. Dorothy Dickerson d. 1976, 1 child. Warren Rowland b. Sept. 13, 1922.

5th child, Birdie Marie Rowland b. Sept. 10, 1929 d. Sept. 13, 1929.

6th child, Jefferson Davis Rowland, b. Jan. 21, 1935 m. Betty Elliot, 2 girls and 2 sons.

I would like to thank Eunice Rowland, Maude Rowland Wright, Nevels Rowland Brown and Evelyn Rowland Burgess.


LAND PATENTS, ETC.

The land patent and other land transactions known of between William T. Rowland, Isaac Madison Rowland and John Branch Huddleston and others.

On June 30, 1847, Isaac's father, William T. Rowland, received a Land Patent for 160.2 acres in Tippah Co., MS. The land was located in the southwest part of section 35, township 1-South, range 3-East.

According to Jean Brown Wyse, included in her article on William T. Rowland, in Vol. II of "The Heritage of Tippah County", there was another land transaction about this time.

In May 1847 William and Eleanor Rowland bought land from John C. Low and Ezekiel E. Low. This land deed is South East, Section 35, Township One, Range 3 East.

This land was up to or past present day Hwy 72 south on New Salem Rd. It is not known where their home was located on their property. On Dec. 30, 1850 his oldest son David Burleson Rowland bought the adjoining property from David Shelton.

I have looked in the 1840 and 1850 Census records of Tippah Co. and have not found any David Shelton, nor, any John C. or Ezekiel E. Lowe/Low/Law! RLH-2000.

I have not seen the above deeds mentioned by Jean Brown Wyse. RLH-2000.

Based on the above information, from Jean Brown Wyse, and, the land grant property acquired by William Rowland in June of 1847, it appears William Rowland owned all or most of the entire 320 acres of the Southern half of Section 35.

On December 6, 1847, William T. Rowland and Eleanor Rowland, sold, at least part of this land to Isaac Madison Rowland. And, from informaton obtained from Jean Brown Wyse, On Dec. 30, 1850 his oldest son David Burleson Rowland bought the adjoining property from David Shelton.
It appears David, Isaac, their brother in-law John B. Huddleston and their father or father in law William Rowland, all owned property in the same general area, at the same time.

David Rowland, in 1850, may have bought the land around the Enon Church as I believe this land lays a little South of Section 35. RLH-2000.

Looking at maps of Tippah County, I have determined this land was located about three miles west of Walnut, MS, just south of current Highway 72 on County Road 301. Believed to be on this property is the current location of the New Salem Primative Baptist Church, the New Salem Cemetery and very near by is the Enon-Rowland Cemetery.

The deed for this property reads, in part, as follows; 1847 Deed

The State of Mississippi Tippah County. Their Indenture made and entered into this the seventeenth day of of July, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and fourty seven. Between William Rowland and Eleanor Rowland, his wife of the first part and, Isaac M. Rowland of the second part.
Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five Dollars in hand paid the first party by the second party the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and by these presents do bargin sell and convey unto the party of the second part his heirs and assignees the following piece of land lying and being in the County of Tippah and State of Mississippi and known in the Place of the Chickasaw Survey as part of the South East quarter of Section thirty five in Township One, Range three East of the Prime Meridian, beginning at the South East Corner of said quarter.......More or less with all the improvements thereon to have and to hold to the said party of he Second Part his heirs and assignees forever and the said party of the first part do for Isaac M. Rowland his heirs and legal representatives forever warrant and defend the right title....., Eighty three acres and three and three quarters more or less...In witness thereof the party of the first part hereby sets his hands and deals the day and year above ....William Rowland, Eleanor Rowland

The above property is located, approximately, on the same property as the Enon-Rowland Cemetery, and the New Salem Cemetery, on the edge of the Holley Springs National Forrest, but in the opposite quarter. This land may have been a delayed wedding present

The New Salem Church, and the Land Patent are located in the South West quarter of Section 35, while the property William Rowland is alleged to have purchased from John C. and Ezekiel Low was located in the South East quarter of Section 35, as is the land purchased by Isaac Madison Rowland.

Obviously this Enon-Rowland Cemetery has the Rowland name, because it was, most likely, once on Rowland property. Possibly there was a Enon Church, located on or nearby the same land, since Enon is a Biblical name. RLH-1999.

I have contacted the Tippah County Courthouse and found out that the property, on which the Enon-Rowland Cemetry is located, was sold to the Enon-Rowland Cemetery in 1978. No names of the owner is listed. The land amounts to approximately .57 acres. The last named owners were Bobby and Wythe Rutledge and/or, Burton Dunn.

Putt Rowland owned the local property for a number of years. This is believed to be Henderson P. (Putnam?) Rowland, who was probably the son of Tolbert Rowland. Putnam Rowland was probably named after Putnam Boyd Mohundro. An explanation for the activities of the Enon Cemetery will be provided below. RLH-Sept. 2000.

The Enon Church of Christ and the Tiplersville Church of Christ:

When I wrote "some" of the above section about the Enon Cemetery property, I had a hunch that it used to be another family church. I had noticed the number of family names mentioned in the article about the church (Mentioned in the article about James Thomas Rowland, by Jean Wyse Brown),and I knew my Great Uncle Charley and Great Aunt Maude Shannon Rowland were members of the Church of Christ, and both had dwelled in Tiplersville.

Well, in August of 2000, while reading sections of the book, "Heritage of Tippah County", Vol. II, I finally read the section concerning the family of David B. and Nancy Turrentine Rowland, written by Jean Brown Wyse. In this article was a section that concerned the Enon Church of Christ and the Tiplersville Church of Christ.

In Vol. I, of the Heritage series, the article on the Tiplersville Church of Christ, mentioned the following persons as being Elders and Deacons in the church. They were; T. A. Rowland, Robert Rowland, George McCoy, R. L. Hopper, Troy R. Craig, R. J. Shannon, Edd Shappley, George Shappley, T. H. Shappley, W. E. Harrison, C. C. Thornton, R. D. Hopper, Walter McCoy, Wilford H. Hopper, James H. Rutledge, James E. Luna, Randle Miskelley, W. L. Newsom, Donnie Green and Eddie Meeks.

This looked like a "show and tell day" of the Rowland and related families. I knew there had to be a good connection, even though the writer of the article, Mrs. Vergie Shannon Thornton could only state that "The Beginning of the Church of Christ at Tiplersville was probably prior to 1905.

Then, I finally read the new article by Jean Brown Wyse, in the "Heritage of Tippah County", Vol. II, as mentioned above. In the section on David B. and Nancy Turrentine Rowland, she wrote;

David and Nancy (Rowland) were devout Christians and in the 1840's Matt McCoy's sources credited Nancy Turrentine Rowland with being the prime mover in forming a New Testament Church. J. W. Rutledge, a bachelor, donated 4 acres of land for the Enon Church of Christ and Cemetery.

The Enon Cemetery is located 3 miles West of Walnut, MS, ½ mile South of Hwy. 72 on New Salem Road, with the church (building) about ½ mile South of the Enon Cemetery. J. W. Rutledge sold this land to Joseph Ingalls in 1858 as recorded in Deed Book Q, page 215 of Tippah County Records "reserving four acres for Christian Church yard and Cemetery." The Enon Church of Christ building burned, either accidentally of maliciously, during the Civil War.
The Church appears to have grown rapidly from the time of beginning until the building burned. The congregation consisted of David and Nancy Rowland, the parents, the sons William T., George, Andrew, John, Jim, Bob and Tom (Rowland), and two daughters, Frances Ann Craig Rutledge, and Bell Holly (Mary Isabell) McCall, Martindale.

In addition to the Rowland families there were two McCoy families, Holleys, Northcrosses, Marshes, Headdons, Coopers, Shappleys and others.

After the Church burned, another site was selected near the cemetery; but for some reason, probably economics due to the Civil War, the Church building was not rebuilt. They worshiped at the Workaway School building, which was near the cemetery.

(This school is believed to have been located almost directly across the New Salem Road from the cemetery)

Later they worshiped at Hopkins Town, near Walnut, MS (about one mile South) and around 1905 or 1906 a Sunday School was formed at Tiplersville, MS. The congregation grew as descendants and a few early members of Enon Church of Christ and others met to serve the Lord. Some of the early deacons and elders were from Enon Church of Christ and to this day descendants still attend the Church of Christ at Tiplersville, MS. To the best of this writers knowledge, almost all of the descendants of David and Nancy Rowland are faithful members of their local Church of Christ, whereever in TX, MO, FL, Memphis, Walnut, Ripley or Tiplersville.

The family of James H. Rutledge bought back the land of Enon Church of Christ and Cemetery in 1977 to protect and preserve the cemetery. They have done a lot of hard work, cleaning and clearing and also replacing damaged markers with new ones. I want to thank James H. Rutledge for his help and (his) book "Known History of The Church of Christ Which Meets at Tiplersville, MS", by James H. Rutledge and Mrs Vergie Shannon Thornton.

Well, there you have it!, and now I know who bought the new markers at the Enon-Rowland Cemetery. My thanks to the James H. Rutledge family.

It seems the Rowland family was again very instrumental in the formation of another church. But, to understand the need for another church, just a half mile south of the New Salem Church (which was also called a "Church of Christ"), which was founded, a little earlier, by the father of David B. Rowland, his brother in law, and his other family, would seem to indicate some change or schism within the family.

During this time period there was probably a big recruiting battle between the Church of Christ and the Baptist Church. If one "powerful" family member had a spiritual conversion, then the rest of that line would tend to follow. In this case it may be assumed that David B. and Nancy T. Rowland, made the change and the rest of "their" immediate family followed.

The Union Church of Christ
T. A. Rowland is listed as a early preacher at the "Union Church of Christ", Coy P. Rowland was also a preacher. Robert and Grace Rowland were members of this church.
This church is mentioned in The Heritage of Tippah County, Vol. I, in an article written by Velma Davis Street. It says;

"On December 13, 1893, a Negro man, D. S. (Dink) Bailey and his wife, Lucy, sold for $1.00, one acre of land in the Northeast corner of their 65 acres in the East half of NE 1/4 S 18, T 4E, R 3 E, to J. H. South, F. M. shepard, and J. Q. Sanderson, trustees of Union Church and cemetery." This would make the church located West of Ripley about 2 miles
.
Other members have been J. W. and Elizabeth Huddleston, Velma Street, George and Lola Street, the Elmer Ray family. The first burial was in 1899.

The New Salem Baptist Church, or the New Salem Primitive Baptist Church

Here is how I know the property, now occupied by the New Salem Church, once was owned by William T. and Eleanor Rowland. I have now found out the current location of the, New Salem Primitive Baptist Church, was located on newly acquired property.

The location of the original church and meeting ground was across the highway on or nearer to the current cemetery location. The following deed mentions a spring, the current church members said the original water for the church came from a spring well located across the highway from the current church.

J. B. HUDDLESTON DEED, FROM WILLIAM and ELEANOR ROWLAND, 1855

This deed is recorded in Book N, page 611-612.

This Indenture made and entered into this 14th of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five, Between William Rowland and his wife Eleanor of the First Part and John B. Huddleston of the Second Part and Both Parties of the County of Tippah and the State of Mississippi witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Five dollars in hand paid by the above named John B. Huddleston of the Second Part, To the said William Rowland his his wife Eleanor Rowland of the First Part the receipt ? of is herby acknowledged hath given granted bargained and sold and by these Presents do give grant bargain and sell alone & release unto the Said John B. Huddleston and his successors, a certain Tract or Parsel of land, lying and being in the county and State aforsaid and known as a meeting ground for the use of the Primitive Baptist called New Salem Meeting house in Range 3E, Town one in South West quarter of thirty five. Note, that William Rowland purchased 160.2 acres of land in the South West quarter of Sec. 35, via Land Patent. It appears part of his patent land went to his son in law John B. Huddleston, for use as a church.

Being bounded as follows viz. Beginning at a pine tree near the Spring?, Fifteen Poles South east of the meeting house and there a ?, thence North Sixteen poles to a stake therefore West twenty poles to a stake thence South Sixteen poles to a Stake.

Thence East to the beginning containing two acres to have and to hold the said land for the purpose therein contained to the said John B. Huddleston an his successors and we: William Rowland and Eleanor Rowland will warrant and forever defend the Title of said land Either in law ?, in testimony hereof we have set hour hands and seal the day and year above written. William Rowland, Eleanor Rowland.

The above parties appeared before Harrison Talley Rowland, an acting Justice of the Peace on January 18, 1855. It was filed on July 5, 1855. (Note some of the dates look like 1853, except those written out in long hand, RLH-2000)

More information is availiabe on the Rowland family.
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