William ROWLAND

HAIRSTON.org ID#3330
Father*Michael ROWLAND1 b. a 1755, d. bt 1821 - 1825
Mother*Elizabeth HAIRSTON d. a 1837
Birth*William ROWLAND was born in Henry County, Virginia.1 
He was the son of Michael ROWLAND and Elizabeth HAIRSTON.1 
WillIn John ROWLAND's will dated 5 July 1780 in Henry County, Virginia, William ROWLAND was named as an heir; His will mentions "my brother Michael Rowland's eldest son William Roland", "my brother George Rowland", "my wife Mary", "to George Rowland Jr. and William Rowland, sons of Gilbert Roland", "two sons of Joshua Bowls dec'd....their mother Sarah Bowls", Garland Akin, "Mary Isham, wife of James Isham" and Philip and Obedience Ryan. Executors were William Tunstall, Haynes Morgan, Peter Saunders and Josiah Carter. Patrick Henry, John Fountain, John Salmon guardians of Garland Akin. Witnessed by Baldwin Rowland, Henry Barksdale and John Salmon - Henry County Will Book 1, p. 37-39. FSL 7898570-29 NOTE: this is not the first time I have seen a father name a son after his brother and the family starts calling him a junior, as in this case George Jr..1,2
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  1. [S3068] Will of John Rowland - 1780 - Henry County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 37-39. Family Search Library Film #7645134, images 29-30.,Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  2. [S3781] Henry County Virginia Will Book 1-3 1777-1831 - Family Search Library Film 7645134., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last Edited17 Apr 2024