Biography of James W. Rowley
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga County, New York Wills, 1796-1805

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Rowley, James W., was born in the township of Malta, Saratoga county, N. Y., October 28, 1859, and educated in the public schools and Mechanicville Academy. He has always been a farmer. He was elected highway commissioner in 1893 for a term of three years and is now serving his second term; he has also served his townspeople as collector one year. January 14, 1883, he married Minnie A. Noonan of this township, and they had two children: Harriet, who died in infancy and Arthur J., who was born September 12, 1892. Mr. Rowley's father, George Rowley, was born in Malta, in June, 1834, educated in the schools of his day, was a grocery merchant in Saratoga for a time and is now a farmer. He has married twice, first, Harriet Hall of the township of Stillwater, and they had two children: Adella and James W. (as above). Mrs. Rowley died in 1863, and for his second wife Mr.. Rowley married Mrs. Sarah Van Denburgh, and they have one daughter, M. Elvisa. Mr. Rowley's grandfather, Isaac Rowley, was born in the town of Malta about 1808; he married Amanda Gilbert of Saratoga, N. Y., and died about 1878, and his widow in 1884. Mr. Rowley in his political choice is a staunch Republican.


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