R. ROWLAND, civil engineer and miner, Jackson,
Ohio, was born May 9, 1840, in Cardiganshire, South
Wales, the youngest of two sons of John N. Rowland,
who through life has been a civil engineer, and is still
living in Wales, over eighty years of age. John
R. learned his trade in Wales, working most of the
time in lead mines, but the last six years he was there
he was agent for John Waddingham. He came
to America in 1878 and in the fall of the same year
located in Jackson. He has been employed as
surveyor for the Huron, Tropic and Globe furnaces, and
since Mar. 8, 1882, has held his present position.
He was married in 1858 to Miss Magdalene Davies.
They have a family of eleven children.
History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago:
Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 579