Biography of George Howland
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Howland, George, was a native of Gill, Mass., born December 17, 1788. He was a, farmer, and came with his family to New York State in the spring of 1820. He lived in Seneca, Ontario county, until 1825, then came to the town of Barre and located at Porter's Corners. In 1826 he moved to the farm now owned and occupied by his son, H. H. Rowland. and there the old pioneer died January 12, 1875, aged eighty six years. His wife died June 29, 1823. She was formerly Tabitha Luce, a native of Gill, and was married to George Rowland, December 17, 1811. Their children were: Porter L, born March 3, 1813, lived and died in Michigan; Henry H., of Albion; George D., born December 8, 1818, lived and died in Ontario county; and Tabitha A., born April 19, 1823, married Gain R. Patterson, and now lives in Michigan. After the death of his first wife George Rowland married Mary Wrisley, by whom he had one child, Caroline, who married Urbane C. Thurston, of Albion. George Rowland came to Western New York to build up a home and competency for his family, but in 1837 he was stricken blind and remained in that condition to the end of his life. Henry H. Rowland was born February 4, 1815. He was brought up to farm work, and since he was eleven years of age has lived on the same farm property. On October 7, 1846, Mr. Rowland married Lucinda Scott, and to them two children were born: Sarah, born July 14, 1850, died September 4, 1859; Mary, born February 17, 1853, married Charles B. Gray, and lives with her father on the old farm. During his many years of residence in Albion, Mr. Rowland has taken an active interest in all public affairs. He is an earnest Republican, was formerly a Whig, but has never had any political aspirations. He is a consistent member of the Baptist church.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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