The History of Merrimack and Belknap
Counties, New Hampshire Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.
Moses Rowell, Sr., was the son of Christopher Rowell of Amesbury,
Massachusetts, and was born June 111764. He married Alice Currier, of
Amesbury, and moved to Loudon in 1791, and located upon Bear Hill (so
called), where he died Nov. 4, 1846. He married, the second time, Nancy
Levitt, of Chichester, New Hampshire, and had a family of 10 children,
named Captain John, Moses, Jr., Nancy, Micajah, Ruth, Asa C., Harris,
Cyrus, Rufus and Sally L. Mr. Rowell was engaged for some length of time
in teaming from Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Salisbury, New Hampshire.
Moses Rowell, Jr., was born March 21, 1793, and married Sophia French,
daughter of John Levitt French, of Loudon, and had three children, named
Perley W., John F. and Sarah Ann.
Perley W. Rowell was born December 22, 1823, and married Caroline Clark,
of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, March 28, 1869, and had a family of two
children, named Sarah W. and George W. Mr. Rowell lives upon the homestead
of his father, and is a useful and highly respected citizen of his native
John F. Rowell was born Jan. 6, 1826, and is unmarried. He commenced his
education at the common school in Loudon, and afterwards attended at Weare,
Lee and Pembroke, New Hampshire, and graduated at Haverford College, Pennsylvania.
He was eminently fitted for a teacher, which avocation he successfully
followed for many years in his immediate locality. After which he was
called to the Friends' School in Providence, Rhode Island and remained
for 20 years. In 1875 he retired from this school, and, wearied with the
duties have a teacher's life, went to California, and is extensively engaged
in agriculture, together with the manufacture and sale of lumber, of which
he has purchased a large and valuable tract. He is an enterprising and
deserving man, and has, by his own efforts largely, acquired the position
which he has so ably filled. The Rowell family are noted for intellect,
ability and great firmness of principal, and are citizens who are interested
and active in everything that advances and elevates the human race.
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