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Marriage: Children:
  1. Deborah Jarrett Rowland: Birth: 1858.

  2. Samuel Rowland: Birth: ABT 1861.

  3. George Rowland: Birth: 1865. Death: 1945

  4. Jennie Rowland: Birth: 1871. Death: 13 Jan 1937

  5. Sarah Ann Rowland: Birth: 21 Apr 1878 in Norristown or Ki, Pa. Death: 6 Jun 1955 in Plainfield, Nj (buried as ab

  6. Horace Rowland: Birth: 21 Apr 1878.

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Notes
a. Note:   buried Lot #98,Gulf Cemetery,Upper Merion Township,Montgomery Company L,31st Regiment,PA Volunteers (Capt Thos H. Parker) Mar 1861 Private,Co. L-20 Regt,PA Volunteer Cavalry (vol musician,51st Regimental Band) 1907 Pension Certificate #793,119 Aug 24, 1864 enlisted as a musician CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES FROM STROKE
  Benjamin Rowland Lingered for Eight Weeks After the Attack -- Six Children Survive.
  Benjamin Rowland, of No. 1028 Cherry Street, died after an illness of eight weeks, following a stroke of apoplexy, in the 82nd year of his age. He was born at Lumberville, March 20, 1836, and was educated in the Phoenixville public school. He was a great historian. Deceased was the son of David and Jane MacKenzie Rowland and grandson of David and Ann Allen Rowland, both serving in the Revolutionary army at Valley Forge. He was of Welsh and Scotch descent. Mr. Rowland served in the war of the Rebellion, Company L, 20th Penna. Volunteer Cavalry, and the Fifty-first Regimental Band, in which he won great honors. He was a member of Zook Post and one of the organizers of Gulf Lodge, I.O.O.F., and a member of the Twentieth Penna. Cavalry Association.
  A widow and six children survive, three sons and three daughters: Charles, George and Nathan, Deborah, Janette and Sarah.
  He will be buried from his late residence, on Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be in Gulf cemetery.
  The following extract taken from the history of the Fifty-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, in reference to the regimental band, is of interest:
  "The organization of a brass band for the regiment was conducted by its leader, George W. Arnold. Quite a number of the performers were taken from among the enlisted men, but under the skillful leadership of Lieut. Arnold, it soon compared favorably with the oldest bands in camp. This band did good service at the battle-fields on which the regiment was engaged, in performing the ambulance duties of carrying off the wounded and burying the dead. Benjamin Rowland, a member of the band, deserves especial mention for the heroic manner in which he did his duty at Roanoke, Newbern and Camden. Posting himself on each occasion, where he could render the most assistance, he would, on seeing a comrade fall, run to his aid, while the balls of all kinds flew thick, and either drag or carrying him far enough out of danger to enable those with stretchers to get and take him to the hospital. Thus, a large number received the surgeon's skill soon after being wounded, who might have lain on the field for hours, or until the battle ceased."
  The Norristown Daily Herald, May 18, 1917
  The last surviving member of the 51st Regimental Band
  (the following is taken from an original which is with David Achenbach, Philadelphia, PA):
  "To all whom it may concern
  Know ye that Benjamin Rowland
  a BlackSmith of Captain S.D. Franklin's Company, 2nd Regt of Penna Mounted Volunteers, who was enrolled on the 24th day of August, 1864 to serve one year(s) or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States, this 19th day of June 1965. At Clouds Mills by reason of
  great under number 85AGO Aug 25th, 1861.
  Said Benjamin Rowland was born in Montgomery County in the State of Pennsylvania, is 28 5/12ths years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, florid complexion, grey eyes, red hair and by occupation, when enrolled, a blacksmith. (no objection to his being reinlisted is known to exist).
  Given at Clouds Mills, Va this Nineteenth day of June, 1865.
  Hammond M. Smith (?)
  Chester T. Miller Ale of M, 1st Div Cavalry
  1st Lieut Commanding Company
  !MARRIAGE:Marriage Certificate; Garden Bap. Church, 805 South 13th St., Philadelphia 1320 Coates St.,Philadelphia,PA by Rev ? Kean,pastor, L. Garden Baptist Church
  Montgomery County Pension Certificate, Norriston, PA, 1st enlistment;


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