|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1819|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1905|
Born in Cameron, Steuben County, N.Y., son of Jaduthan and Clarissa Rowley.
He was married December 11, 1845 to Mary E. Rooks, daughter of David M. and Sophia Rooks. Coming to Michigan in 1854, first settling in Lansing. While living there, he helped grade the ground where the state capital now stands. In 1856, he and his family removed to St. Louis, coming by sleighs.
To this union four children were born- Edwin D., Francis J., Eugene D., and Clarissa S.
JOEL Rowley Civil War Veteran...Grand Army of the Republic. 8th Michigan Vol. infantry, company C. Enlisted 12 August 1861, age 41, from Gratiot County, Michigan.
Spouse: Mary E. Rowley
1900 residence: St. Louis city, Bethany Township, Gratiot County, MI.
The 8th Michigan Infantry was organized at Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan and mustered into Federal service for a three year enlistment on September 23, 1861.
The Eight Michigan was known as the "Wandering Regiment" for its service on many fronts and its frequent reassignments between different armies and geographical areas. The regiment began its service by being assigned to General Sherman in South Carolina where he was establishing a beachhead to provide a base for the naval blockade. From there the regiment went to Virginia and was assigned to General Burnside's 9th Corps. The Eighth saw service in both the eastern and western theaters of operation. The Eighth fought in several major battles in the east, was then sent to support General Grant at Vicksburg, and finally being dispached to east Tennessee before finishing out the war with the Army of the Potomac in Virginia.
The regiment was mustered out on June 30, 1865
Edward D. Rowley (1846 - 1893)*
Frank J. Rowley (1848 - 1885)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Created by: D. Curtis
Record added: Mar 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87423560