|T. J. Rowland
From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 510-511, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
T. J. Rowland was born in Frederick county, Virginia, near
Winchester, January 15, 1864. His father, Matthew M. Rowland, was born
in the same county, His father was a native of Wales and came to
Virginia where he lived until his death at an advanced old age. Mr.
Matthew Rowland was a farmer all his life; he married Miss Margaret
Campbell, also of Virginia, who died in Jacksonville, Illinois. Mr.
Rowland died in Virginia, in 1834, when his son was still very small.
Our subject began to support himself when he was eleven years
old. He learned the saddle and harness business at Zanesville, Ohio.
Here he remained after learning his trade. He then removed to Newark,
Ohio, and began business for himself and remained there six years. From
there he went to Coshocton county, Spring Mountain, and from there to
Coshocton, the county seat. The war then broke out and he enlisted in
the One Hundred and Third Ohio Infantry and served about two years when
he was discharged by the close of the war. He made a fine record in the
army and was a brave soldier. He settled in Keokuk, Iowa, and remained
there three years and then removed to Brown county, and has resided
here ever since.
He was married in Newark, Ohio, to Miss Lenora Barring, of
Slatestown, New York, born September 18, 1850. They have had eleven
children, seven of whom are living, namely: Blendon L., Louise, Lucinda
C., Abner C., Lovey Augusta, Bessie I., and Homer M. Mr. Rowland worked
at his trade at this place until he retired. He is connected with the
Methodist Episcopal Church and has been for forty years. He has been a
member of the Masonic fraternity for about the same number of years. He
and his wife are good, highly esteemed citizens of the place and have
earned their right to their present life of ease by years of toil in
their younger days.
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