Leonard Rowsey

about 1767–
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Leonard

When Leonard Rowsey was born about 1767, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, John Rowsey Sr., was 27 and his mother, Mary Foster, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Rowsey Sr.
1740–1815
Mary Foster
1743–1815
Edmund Rowsey Sr
1763–1837
Stephen Rowsey
1765–1840
Thomas Rowsey
1765–1852
James Rowsey
1766–
Leonard Rowsey
1767–
Tabitha Rowsey
1774–1818
Margaret Rowsey
1775–1825
John Rowsey Jr
1775–
Clary Rowsey
1776–1860
Sarah Rowsey
1779–1824
John Rowsey Jr.
1780–
Rowsey
1781–
Martha Rowsey
1783–
Foster Rowsey
1789–1870
James Rowsey
1769–1771
Catherine Catern Rowsey
1774–1812
Winslow John Rowsey
1778–1851
Elizabeth Rowsey
1778–1870
Mary Rowsey
1785–1853
John Rowsey
1787–1830
Clara Rowsey
1792–1860

Parents and Siblings

    John Rowsey Sr.

    Male1740–1815Male

    Female1743–1815Female

siblings

(21)

    Edmund Rowsey Sr

    Male1763–1837Male

    Stephen Rowsey

    Male1765–1840Male

    Thomas Rowsey

    Male1765–1852Male

    Male1766–Male

    Male1767–Male

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 13

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly English, a variant of Rouse , or alternatively a respelling of French Roussy ( see Rousey ).

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

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