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Maj William Bascom Rowell

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Maj William Bascom Rowell

Birth
Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Death
22 May 1880 (aged 80)
Nichols, Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Burial
Nichols, Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
55841929 View Source

Son of Valentine and Nancy Ann Baker Rowell. Representative for Marion County in the South Carolina State Legislature for the years 1832, 1850, and 1854. Signer of The Ordinance of Secession.

"Major William B. Rowell, quite prominent in his day, was the son of Valentine Rowell, and was born 28th March, 1800. He had a fair education, though not collegiate; he married twice; first to Elizabeth Avant, a daughter of Thomas Avant and wife, a Miss Baker; Major Rowell and his first wife were first cousins; by the marriage he had only one child, Ann Elizabeth; the Avant wife dying, he married, a second time, Miss Martha Brantley, by whom he had one child, a daughter, Martha Eliza; she grew up and married Dr. C. D. Rowell, her cousin.

Ann Elizabeth, daughter by his first marriage, married Major D. J. Taylor; she had only one child, a daughter, [Sarah Elizabeth Taylor] and died leaving the child only two weeks old; it was raised by her grandfather and his Brantley wife, and became the wife of Captain Huett, by whom she had one child, a son, now our fellow citizen, William L. Huett, late County Supervisor. Captain Huett was killed in the Confederate War; his widow has since married J. T. Jones.

Major W. B. Rowell was no ordinary man - a South Carolina gentleman of the old type; never was beaten for any position to which he aspired; served 4 terms, 8 years, in the Legislature; of a high and unspotted character, faithful to all trusts committed to him, was liberal to all worthy enterprises in State or in church - his house was the home of the preachers; he was devotedly pious - the "salt of the earth," lived it in his every day life.

He died May 22nd, 1880, eighty years old. In politics he was a Democrat of the Calhoun school, and I may say the idol of his people - loved by everybody." pages 470-471, A History of Marion County

Son of Valentine and Nancy Ann Baker Rowell. Representative for Marion County in the South Carolina State Legislature for the years 1832, 1850, and 1854. Signer of The Ordinance of Secession.

"Major William B. Rowell, quite prominent in his day, was the son of Valentine Rowell, and was born 28th March, 1800. He had a fair education, though not collegiate; he married twice; first to Elizabeth Avant, a daughter of Thomas Avant and wife, a Miss Baker; Major Rowell and his first wife were first cousins; by the marriage he had only one child, Ann Elizabeth; the Avant wife dying, he married, a second time, Miss Martha Brantley, by whom he had one child, a daughter, Martha Eliza; she grew up and married Dr. C. D. Rowell, her cousin.

Ann Elizabeth, daughter by his first marriage, married Major D. J. Taylor; she had only one child, a daughter, [Sarah Elizabeth Taylor] and died leaving the child only two weeks old; it was raised by her grandfather and his Brantley wife, and became the wife of Captain Huett, by whom she had one child, a son, now our fellow citizen, William L. Huett, late County Supervisor. Captain Huett was killed in the Confederate War; his widow has since married J. T. Jones.

Major W. B. Rowell was no ordinary man - a South Carolina gentleman of the old type; never was beaten for any position to which he aspired; served 4 terms, 8 years, in the Legislature; of a high and unspotted character, faithful to all trusts committed to him, was liberal to all worthy enterprises in State or in church - his house was the home of the preachers; he was devotedly pious - the "salt of the earth," lived it in his every day life.

He died May 22nd, 1880, eighty years old. In politics he was a Democrat of the Calhoun school, and I may say the idol of his people - loved by everybody." pages 470-471, A History of Marion County


Inscription

"He was 48 years an office bearer in the M. E. Church"


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