Martha Rowland

15 January 1818–30 April 1902 (Age 84)
Springdale, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Rowland was born on 15 January 1818, in Springdale, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, Philip Rowland, was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Perlee, was 23. She married Robert M. Wallace on 15 September 1836, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Clay Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Washington Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 30 April 1902, in Elrod, Ripley, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Elrod, Ripley, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert M. Wallace
Martha Rowland
Marriage: 15 September 1836
William Henry Wallace
Harriett Newall Wallace

Spouse and Children

    Robert M. Wallace



15 September 1836
Dearborn, Indiana, United States


    William Henry Wallace


    Harriett Newall Wallace


Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Perlee




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 7

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 23

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

French: Some translate this name as "peace of the country," perhaps from Dutch "row," peace, and "land," meaning peacemaker of his country. It is another form of the Francic name Roland.

Sources (3)

  • Martha Vandolah in household of James Vandolah, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Wallace, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Vandolah in household of James Vandolah, "United States Census, 1880"

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