John Rowland

Brief Life History of John

When John Rowland was born in April 1837, in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States, his father, Stephen Rowland, was 46 and his mother, Sarah "Sallie" McHughes, was 33. He married Nancy Owen in 1858, in Jasper, Newton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln Township, Newton, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Murray, Newton, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 14 June 1915, in Newton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78.

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John Rowland
Nancy Owen
Marriage: 1858
Minerva Elizabeth "Betty" Rowland
Richard Carrol Rowland

Sources (7)

  • John Rolland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Rowland, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"
  • John Ruolund, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries - 1842: Newton, Arkansas, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Rollant, Rolant, Rolent, Roulent (ancient Germanic Hrodland, Rodland, from hrōd ‘glory’ + land ‘land’), introduced into England by the Normans. It was made famous by French romances about Roland, the most famous of the peers of Charlemagne who was killed at Roncesvalles in AD 778. Although widely used across post-Conquest England (along with Oliver, the name of Roland's companion), it seems to have been restricted to particular gentry families and was never popular. Compare Roland .

English: habitational name from Rowland (Derbyshire) or Rowland Wood in Slinfold (Sussex). The Derbyshire placename derives from Old Norse ‘roe, roe buck’ or ‘land mark, boundary’ + lúndr ‘small wood, grove’. The Sussex placename probably derives from Middle English roughe ‘rough’ + lond ‘land’ (Old English rūh, land).

English: in northern England and perhaps elsewhere, perhaps a post-medieval variant of Rawling . Compare Rawlinson , Rollinson .

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

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