William Rowland (1797 - 1867)

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Birthplace: Greensboro, Greene, GA, USA
Death: Died in Greensboro, Greene, GA, USA
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About William Rowland

Excerpt from The Rowland Family in Georgia by Arthur Ray Rowland

Death of William Rowland. He was born on the family plantation on Greene County, Georgia, November 26, 1797 and died at his home plantation in Green County, Georgia, May 21, 1867. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South for forty years. He was a man of great energy and through his energy his industry and economy had amassed a large estate. And, as is to infrequent the case, his religious enjoyment was seriously interrupted by the cares that naturally grew out of worldly fortunes. His communion with his Maker, under these circumstances, was not such as to cheer and comfort him in the midst of his losses. But the lord that had been good to him did not forget him in the hour of adversity. Brother Rowland was sick a long time. He suffered much but the Lord mercifully sustained him. I visited him often and always found him ready and more willing to engage in religious direction. God in his mercy heard his prayers, and the light that had been struggling through the rifts in the cloud broke in comfort upon his heart. Thank God, though frail he conquered. T.E.P.

NOTE:

William's death just two years after the end of the Civil War, left a ravished estate.

Source: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9166456/person/-21135037/mediax/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid|pgNum

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REF: Ray Rowland 97

1850C Greene Co., GA property $16,060.00

William 53

Mary 49

William 18

Mary Kimgough 11 granddaughter

Alexander Thrasher, teacher

WILL: William Rowland Greene Co., GA, 8-24-1866

To his wife Winney R. Rowland, piano, household and kitchen furniture, livestock, land of 200 acres and a child's part of my estate. Balance of my estate to be sold and proceeds to daughter Antionette Williamson, $500 in trust to A. W. Rowland for her use and benefit for lifetime and at her death to her children. to Louisa P. Right (i.e.Wright) in trust ti heirs of John G. Rowland, deceased 1/6 part. Appoint my three sons executors, J.J.Rowland, A. W. Rowland, and W. A. Rowland. Wit; W. H. Blythe,Thomas H. Smith and P. F. Smith. recorded 6-5-1867

REL: Methodist Episcopal Church, South for 40 years

INFO:

1783-1815, Greene Co., GA Militia

1829-1849, Justice of the Peace Greene Co., GA

1854, Large slave owner with 54 slaves spread out at his plantations.

1861, He was one of the few who guaranteed the Confederate Bonds purchased by Greene Co.

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:565471&id=I15774

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Georgia Marriages to 1850 about Mary Jackson

Name: Mary Jackson

Spouse: William Rowland

Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1819

Marriage County: Greene

Marriage State: Georgia

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1820 United States Federal Census about William Rowland

Name: William Rowland

Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Capt Talleys District, Greene, Georgia

Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820

Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1

Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1

Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1

Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1

All Other Persons Except Indians not Taxed: 4

Free White Persons - Under 16: 1

Total Free White Persons: 3

Total Slaves: 1

Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

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1830 United States Federal Census about Wm Rowland

Name: Wm Rowland

Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Greene, Georgia

Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2

Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1

Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1

Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1

Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1

Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 1

Slaves - Females - Under 10: 3

Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 3

Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1

Free White Persons - Under 20: 5

Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2

Total Free White Persons: 7

Total Slaves: 9

Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 16

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1840 United States Federal Census about W Rowland

Name: W Rowland [Wm Rowland]

Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Greene, Georgia

Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2

Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1

Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1

Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1

Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1

Slaves - Males - Under 10: 8

Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 4

Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 3

Slaves - Females - Under 10: 5

Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 6

Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 3

Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1

Persons Employed in Agriculture: 16

Free White Persons - Under 20: 4

Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3

Total Free White Persons: 7

Total Slaves: 30

Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 37

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1850 United States Federal Census about Wm Rowland

Name: Wm Rowland

Age: 52

Birth Year: abt 1798

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1850: District 146, Greene, Georgia

Gender: Male

Family Number: 310

Household Members:

Name Age

Wm Rowland 52

Mary Rowland 49

William Rowland 18

Mary Kimbrough 10

Alexander B Thrasher 26

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1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules about William Rowland

Gender: Male

Race: Black

Age: 60

Home in 1860: District 147, Greene, Georgia

Name of Slave Owner: William Rowland

All Slaves Owned:

Age Gender

60 Male

45 Male

33 Male

28 Male

25 Male

21 Male

21 Male

20 Male

17 Male

18 Male

19 Male

15 Male

14 Male

11 Male

10 Male

9 Male

8 Male

7 Male

6 Male

5 Male

1 Male

5 Male

3 Male

3 Male

1 Male

60 Male

55 Female

41 Female

23 Female

23 Female

20 Female

19 Female

18 Female

15 Female

15 Female

12 Female

11 Female

10 Female

5 Female

6 Female

7 Female

4 Female

3 Female

4 Female

4 M Female

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1860 United States Federal Census about Wm Rowland

Name: Wm Rowland

Age in 1860: 62

Birth Year: abt 1798

Birthplace: Georgia

Home in 1860: Greene, Georgia

Gender: Male

Post Office: Greensboro

Household Members:

Name Age

Wm Rowland 62

Mary Rowland 59

Wm A Rowland 27

Sarah M Rowland 24

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Georgia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 about William Rowland

Name: William Rowland

State: GA

County: Greene County

Township: No Twp Listed

Year: 1860

Record Type: Slave Schedule

Page: 075

Database: GA 1860 Slave Schedule

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William Rowland's Timeline

1797
November 26, 1797
Greensboro, Greene, GA, USA
1819
January 26, 1819
Age 21
Greene, Georgia, United States
1832
April, 1832
Age 34
Greene, GA, USA
1867
May 21, 1867
Age 69
Greensboro, Greene, GA, USA