Benjamin Rowland, Sr.

Male 1775 - Bef 1858  (< 82 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Rowland 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1775  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer  [1
    Probate 7 Aug 1857  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Bef 1858  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I9015  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father George Rowland,   b. Abt 1740, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jan 1792, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Jean Wilson,   b. Abt 1750, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Oct 1772  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F12637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family unnamed spouse,   b. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1780-1790  (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Lelandrick "Lod" Rowland,   b. 9 Dec 1804, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1888, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. James W. Rowland,   b. 14 Feb 1805, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1876, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Eli Rowland,   b. 12 May 1813, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1870, (DeKalb County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Jud Rowland,   b. 25 Oct 1815, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1893, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Samuel H. Rowland,   b. ~ 1816, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin Rowland,   b. 1817, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Priscilla Rowland,   b. (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Nancy Rowland,   b. 8 Nov 1817, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1865, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     9. Jane Rowland,   b. Abt 1826, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860-1865, (Texas) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F3260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1775 - Guilford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1780-1790 - (Virginia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 7 Aug 1857 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1858 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1840 Warren County Census, p. 3: "Benjamin Rowland: M001000001; F00200001;4S".
      Descendant,Irene Erdmann,notes that he was born in NC.
    • From: James R. Blanks
      To: David Hennessee
      Subject: Rowland Family of White Co TN
      Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 2:36 PM

      David,
      It was nice to get your phone call this morning. I will try to attach some of my data for the Swindell/Swindle family of White Co TN. I will also mail you a package with my grandson's ancestor charts and a number of family group sheets for his direct lines. This will give you an idea of my current progress and let you know the families that I am working on.

      I am going to list the children that I have identified as likely belonging to Benjamin Rowland (ca 1775-1857). This line up is from the census and marriage records of Warren Co TN:

      1. Lod Rowland (1804-1888) m. Mary Elizabeth Webb (1807-1862), both buried in Mt. Vernon Cem White Co TN. I assume that this is your line.
      2. James Rowland (ca 1805-1876) m. Permelia ? (ca 1807-1896), both died in Warren Co TN, burial location not identified.
      3. Unidentified Female b. ca 1809
      4. Unidentified Male b. ca 1811
      5. Malinda Rowland (1813-1900) m. James T. Clenny; buried Long Cemetery in Warren Co TN.
      6. Jud Rowland (1815-1888) m. Jossie Dean; moved to TX in 1851.
      7. Samuel Rowland (ca 1816- ? ) m. Susan ?
      8. Nancy Rowland (1817-1865) m. James Purser in 1838 in Warren Co TN. Buried in Concord Cemetery in Warren Co TN.
      9. Unidentified Female b. ca 1823.
      10. Unidentified Male b. ca 1826.
      11. Benjamin Rowland Jr. (ca 1828-1872) m. ca 1850 to Phila Ann Bright (ca 1835-aft 1880). Burial location unknown.

      Do you agree/disagree with this line-up of the children? Again, thanks for the phone call. I will get a package in the mail for your information.

      James R. Blanks
      114 Somerset Lane
      Tullahoma, TN 37388
      (931) 455-2906
    • From: "James R. Blanks"
      To: "Ladye Hunter" ; "Marla Goodrich" ; "David Hennessee"
      Subject: Confirmed Children of Benjamin Rowland
      Date: Monday, April 02, 2001 4:46 PM

      Dear Rowland Researchers,

      I very recently came across the data that we had all been seeking. That is a confirmation of all of the children of Benjmin Rowland (1775-1857) of Warren County TN.

      It was in a publication that I had not seen until a few days ago; "Tennessee Tidbits 1778-1914" which is a three volume set of abstracted records from across Tennessee.

      Volume III contained data from Warren County TN. I am attaching to this e-mail a copy of the Benjamin Rowland data which identifies his heirs. I still have some problem with some of the daughters, but this is still very good information.

      I hope to return to McMinnville, TN in the near future with a goal of getting copies of the original records at the court house.
      James R. Blanks

      Tennessee Tidbits
      1778-1914
      Volume III
      Page 321

      From Warren County Tennessee
      Chancery County Records

      ROLAND, Benjamin

      Died before 28 September 1857 as shown in the suit of Lod Roland & others vs Samuel Roland & others. John Grible and Lode? Roland administered on his estate.

      Lod Rowland, Benjamin Rowland Jr., James W. Rowland, Nancy Purser, Samuel Rowland, Jud Roland and Martha Bozi? (Boyd) and Jane Cantrell are the children of the said Benjamin Roland Decd.

      And Nancy Jones, Louisa Jones and Martin Van Buren Jones and James W. Rowland are the Grand Children and the children of [blank] Jones his daughter.

      Said Benjamin lost his wife some time before he died and left no widow. (Warren Co TN, Ch Ct Min, 2/254). Negros were sold and purchased by James Rowland, Lod Rowland, Judd Rowland, Benjamin Rowland and others. (Ibid 394)

      This suit was shown 29 March 1859 as Lad Rowland, Benjamin Rowland, James W. Rowland, James Purser and his wife Nancy, formerly Nancy Rowland vs Saml. Rowland, Jud Rowland, Martha Boze, Nancy Jones, Louisa Jones, Martin V. B. Jones, James Wilson Rowland, Pinkney Cantrell & wife Jane, formerly Jane Rowland.

      There were 9 primary distributees.

      The share of Samuel Rowland has been attached by his wife Susan Rowland. (Ibid)

      On 28 September 1859 Mose Rowland brought suit by his next friend Washington Britton vs Lod Rowland & John Grible admrs. (Ibid 463) In the suit of Robert Painter and wife Eliza Painter & others vs John Grible and Lod Roland, entered 26 March 1860, it was shown that Nancy Jones was a daughter of the deceased and the complainants were her children. The husband of Nancy Jones died in the State of Texas prior to the death of Benjamin Roland.

      Eliza Painter, wife of R. F. Painter, and Martin, Jane and William Jones, who is not a party to this suit, were the only surviving children & heirs at Law of Nancy Jones and as such are entitled to her share or one ninth part of the Estate. Marton Jones is a minor and is a resident of Texas and Nimrod Brown was appointed his guardian by the County court of Coryell in the State of Texas. (Ibid 3/43) A settlement was made 25 September 1860. Calvin Jones had funds from this estate. (Ibid 119-22).


      Transcribed By:
      James R. Blanks
      114 Somerset Lane
      Tullahoma, TN 37388
      April 1, 2001
    • Refer to David Johnson's commentary for Benjamin Rowland, Sr. ... http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=georowland&id=I0012 [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S23] 1850 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed from a microfilm copy of the original, p. 93 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S47543] David Johnson | Pedigree | 24 Jan 2013 | smltnt@yahoo.com.

    3. [S24] "Warren County, Tennessee, Will Books 1-3 (1827-1858)", Abstracted and, p. 166 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S47550] http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=georowland&id=I0008&style=TABLE.

    5. [S24917] Irene R. Erdmann, Family Group Records, 605 South U.S. 1 - Apt. T211,.

    6. [S47549] http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=georowland&id=I0012.