Biography of J. W. Rowlands
Madison County, NY Biographies





Rowlands, J. W., p. o. Hamilton, was born in the town of Eaton, Madison county, N. Y., a son of William O., and Mary (Richards) Rowlands, natives of Wales, who came to America in June, 1842. J. W. Rowlands was educated in the district schools and Utica Business College. He then followed farming for ten years, after which he was a cattle dealer for two years, then embarking in the furniture and undertaking business, of which he has made a marked success. He carried on the business alone for a time and then in partnership with W. E. Brown for seven years. After this partnership was dissolved the firm of Rowlands & Beal was formed, the junior partner being George Beal. Mr. Rowlands is a member of both the Masonic fraternity and the order of Odd Fellows. In 1867 he married Elizabeth C. Van Heusen.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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