ROWLAND B. HUITT, was born in Greene county, on the 4th of May, 1822, hence is among the oldest residents in this county. His parents were John W. and Rosanna (Harriford) Huitt, his father being a native of Franklin county, Ga., and his mother of Tennessee. They came from Georgia, and located in what is now Jersey county, Ruyle township, in 1818, and John W., with his brother Hiram, entered a half section of land where he remained until 1823. In the spring of that year he purchased 80 acres of land in Linder township, on which he removed and remained until 1878, when he removed to Carrollton, where he lived until his death, Oct. 22, 1882, he having survived his wife a few years. She died on the 21st of April 1880. Rowland spent his youth on the farm, working for his parents until he was 24 years of age. He then commenced in life for himself, and farmed two years on his father's farm. In the spring of 1849, he removed to Kane township, and located on section 25, where he still resides. Mr. Huitt was married on the 29th of March, 1844, to Meddy A. Liles, daughter of George W. and Elizabeth Liles. They are the parents of nine children, five of whom are living - William, married Olivia J. O'Fara, (now dead) is now in Kansas; Elizabeth married Richard Rains, and resides in Kane; Richard, married Sarah A. Jackson; John W., married Mary A. Brooks, resides in this county; and Ella, at home. Those deceased are - Elizabeth, Rosanna, Lillie L., and one who died in infancy. Mr. Huitt owns 180 acres of land on which he raises stock and grain, and is a successful farmer. He was elected township trustee in 1880, and served four years. Mr. and Mrs. Huitt are members of the Providence church.