James Henry Rowan

James Henry Rowan

Birth
Coffee County, Georgia, USA
Death 31 Aug 1921 (aged 59)
Berrien County, Georgia, USA
Burial Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 58479272 · View Source
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Education was important to James Henry Rowan, some time before 1903 he moved his family into Nashville so the children could attend school. Later he built Reedy Branch School on his farm property, for the children of the community as well as his own, and moved back, paying the teachers himself. Second eldest daughter Alice served as Principal and teacher for a time, teaching her younger brothers, Alvin, Julian, Comer and Ralph. Uncle Ralph said she had to whip him six times in one five month term. Grandaddy was a Postmaster, the Post Office at Hill, Ga being near his home. His farm and timber properties were 2500 acres and among his investments were Coca Cola stock. He was among the first in the area to own an automobile. He tried to stop the car by saying "whoa" as he was accustomed, resulting in an embarassing ride into the ditch.

Adapted from "The Rowans, James Henry and Phoebe America" by Edna Earle McCrae McCannon, 1992



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  • Created by: Dean
  • Added: 10 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58479272
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Rowan (15 May 1862–31 Aug 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58479272, citing Empire Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Dean (contributor 47183537) .