Biography of George F. Rowlee
Potter County, PA Biographies

GEORGE F. ROWLEE, farmer, P. 0. Oswayo, was born in Southport. Chemung Co., N. Y., April 16, 1828, a son of Peter B. and Elizabeth (Briggs) Rowlee. His father was a native of Connecticut and of Scotch descent, and his mother of Cayuga county, N. Y., and of German parentage. They were residents of Chemung county, N. Y., and died there, both at the age of eighty-two and one half years. George F. was reared in his native county. In 1850 he settled in Oswayo township, where he has since resided, and in 1851 located on the farm he now occupies, which he cleared and improved himself. He was married, December 31, 1849, to Sophia L., daughter of Ephraim and Abigail (Bridgman) Dalrymple, of Chemung county, N. Y., and they have five children living: Susan A. (Mrs. D. C. Kelley), Sarah I. (Mrs. James F. Goit), Ida V. (Mrs. S. E. Crittenden), George 31., and Edith M. (Mrs. Charles L. Wilbur). Mr. Rowlee for many years was engaged in lumbering. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Sixty-fourth New York Volunteers. He was taken prisoner in the seven days' fight before Richmond, June 1862, and after twenty-one days was paroled with McClellan's sick and wounded, and was discharged September 19, 1862. He re-enlisted September 7, 1864, in Company F, Two Hundred and Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, served until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged. He has held the offices of supervisor, auditor and school director of Oswayo township. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Equitable Aid Union, and of the Knights of Labor; politically he is a Democrat.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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