Jane Barton

23 May 1821–29 January 1924 (Age 102)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Barton was born on 23 May 1821, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, her father, Morris Barton, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Wright Allen, was 25. She married William Rowley on 8 February 1839, in Owego, Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Owego, Tioga, New York, United States for about 5 years and Linn, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 29 January 1924, in Center Point, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Center Point, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rowley
Jane Barton
Marriage: 8 February 1839
Jane Ann Rowley
Calphurnia V. Rowley
Laura V. Rowley
Mary A. Rowley

Spouse and Children

    William Rowley



8 February 1839
Owego, Tioga, New York, United States


    Jane Ann Rowley


    Calphurnia V. Rowley


    Laura V. Rowley


    Mary A. Rowley


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 36

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick .2 German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Rowley in household of Wm Rowley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • June Rowley in household of Marvin Wilsey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jane Rowley in household of William Rowley, "New York State Census, 1855"

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