The Rowell family,
Revolutionary War pension of Jesse Rowell
Cabin of Dudley Rowell (1818-1877),
Speaking of revolutionary soldiers I recall the fact that in my childhood three of them were living in the borders of what is now Haralson county, viz: Mr. Silliman, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Goggins and probably another, Mr. Rowell. The three first named are buried in Haralson county...
from Some Early History Of Buchanan. No. 4.
By 'Old Timer'.
Site of the pioneer graveyard (white box) on the one-time Rowell lands, just off Tallapoosa East Church Road. (The land is now in the hands of people unrelated to the Rowells who want their privacy respected.)
Witcher’s behavior as organizer of an armed and unauthorized mob beyond the reach of discipline represents the worst expression of Georgia’s callous behavior regarding the removal of Indians.Mr. Jones says that the headstone was placed by the Philpot family after the fact, and that the particular grave marked may not hold his remains. Jones further speculates that many of the early Rowells are also buried in the graveyard, possibly including all the following:
|ROWELL, Jesse||b 1748||d 1850|
|ROWELL, William||b 1788||d 17 Mar 1856|
|ROWELL, Anna FITZGERALD||b 1796||d 24 Nov 1877|
|ROWELL, Dudley, Sr.||b 12 Jan 1818||d 4 Nov 1877|
|ROWELL, Martha Matilda||b 26 Jul 1831||d 1905|
Below are photographs of the graveyard itself in recent years:
The graveyard lies within this stand of trees, located a few hundred feet to the west
The graveyard shows few easily discernable features today
The grave marked with the name William Philpot, located roughly at the center of the graveyard
Some rocks seem to mark another grave