George ROWLAND ID#4908
Father*Andrew ROWLAND1
Mother*Ruth NORMAN1 b. a 1731
George ROWLAND was the son of Andrew ROWLAND and Ruth NORMAN.1 
Marriage*George ROWLAND married Ann (surname unknown)
Oath to Virginia*George ROWLAND on 30 August 1777, in Henry County, Virginia, county, took Oath Of Allegiance to Commonwealth of Virginia and renounced allegiance to Great Britian.2 
Deed*1780 Henry County - George Rowland purchases 300 acres on the north side of Marrowbone Creek for 2,000 pounds from Thomas and Mary Hamilton (Hambleton) on 25 May 1780. Witnessed by John Barksdill, P. Hairston (399), Samuel Hairston (401) and Michael Rowland (1010). - Henry County Deed Book 2, p. 71. FSL #7898570 image 250. 
Deed*1780 Henry County - John Marr, George Rowland and John Rowland Sr sold to Josias Shaw, 600 acres on Macain's corner of Marrowbone Creek, for 10,200 pounds. 25 May 1780. - Henry County Deed Book 2, p. 68. FSL #7898570 image 248.3 
WillIn John ROWLAND's will dated 5 July 1780 in Henry County, Virginia, George 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..1,4
Court RecordBaldwin ROWLAND; Baldwin Rowland purchases from William Gardner, a negro man named Lall for three thousand pounds. Witnessed by George Rowland and John Cox. 29 September 1780 in Henry County, Virginia. Also on same date, Baldwin purchased "one negro fellow" from Henson Gardner. Witnessed by John Barksdill and Brice Martin. - See Henry County Deed Book 2, page 106. FSL #7898570 image 267.3 
MarriageGeorge ROWLAND witnessed the marriage of Sarah "Sally" HAIRSTON and Baldwin ROWLAND on 8 May 1782 in Henry County, Virginia; May 8, 1782 is actually the date of bond. Robert Hairston listed as father of bride and George Rowland is security or witness. - Henry County Register of Marriages, page 5. FSL #7578991 image 127.5,6,7,8
Deed*On 13 January 1784, George Rowland and his wife Ann sell to George Hairston 300 acres on Marrowbone Creek in Henry County. - Henry County Deed Book 2, page 416. FSL #7898570 image 424 (Ann's dower release page 431).
Court RecordOn 1 April 1784, George Rowland leaves instructions that his trusty friends Baldwin Rowland, Brice Martin and John Cox recover his share of the estate of John Rowland deceased. - Henry County Deed Book 3, page 138. FSL #7898570 image 75.
Court Record*1792 - Henry County Chancery Causes #1792-003, Julius Scruggs vs George Rowland.9 
Court Record*1795 - Chancery Causes: Michael Rowland vs George Rowland. John Smith, John Stewart and John Case are mentioned. - Case #1795-004, Henry County, Chancery Court Records, Library of Virginia.10,9 


Ann (surname unknown)

Sources (

  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. [S3046] Virginia Historical Society. The Virginia Magazine of History And Biography. Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, June 1902, Volume IX., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S3129] Adams, Lela C. Abstracts of Henry County, Virginia Deed Books I and Ii, 1776-1784. Easley, S.C: Southern Historical Press, 1983. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  4. [S3781] Henry County Virginia Will Book 1-3 1777-1831 - Family Search Library Film 7645134., Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  5. [S67] Dodd, Virginia Anderson, Henry County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976.
  6. [S3076] Virginia Marriage Records, From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly; Indexed by Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1984,
  7. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  8. [S3073] Hill, Judith Parks America, A History of Henry County, Virginia : With Biographical Sketches of Its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of Its Oldest Families, Press of Bulletin Printing and Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1925 - Henry County, Va. (THERE ARE MANY ERRORS IN THIS BOOK)
  9. [S3787] Virginia Chancery Records Index, Library of Virginia -
  10. [S3070] Court Case, Chancery Records, Henry County, VA, Library of Virginia -
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