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Seeking information on Margaret Rowen and her father Andrew

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Margaret Rowan was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Andrew Rowan. I have no information on Andrew. Margaret married Silas Wolcott: Silas Wolcott , son of Josiah and Lucy White Wolcott was born Aug 4,1755 in New Hampshire. He grew up in New Jersey, and drifted into Eastern Pa. In April 1776 he enlisted in the 13 regiment Pa. line and served as a private under Capt. Weitzel and Robb with Cols. Samuel Miles and Walter Stewart until Jan 1, 1778 when he was mustered out at Valley Forge. While the Am . army was encamped at the latter place he had the distinction of being one of Washington's body guards. Leaving the army he went to Lancaster, Pa. where he married Margaret Rowan, the same year. Later he went up the West Branch of the Susquehanna and in 1788 settled in the wilderness, clearing a farm and erecting a saw and grist mill on a site now covered by the village of Havana, N. Y. being the first white settler in that section. Later he moved to Ithaca and finally to Litchfield in 1806. "He was a great hunter, the chase being a passion with him, and it was the abundance of deer in this section that induced him to come to the county." He enjoyed the benefits of a pension in his old age. His death occurred June 4, 1834 in Litchfield . Mrs.Wolcott died Dec. 20, 1844 aged 88 years. Both rest in the Park cemetery.
Does anyone have information on Andrew Rowan?

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on 2005-06-25 18:25:21

mdware , from Virginia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2005. is researching the following names: MOREHOUSE, RUBLE, ROWEN and 9 other(s).

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