ROSANNA (ROWLAND) METCALF, of Salem township, Jefferson county was born February 2, 1831. She is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Dancer) Rowland, who were among the county's early and most worthy residents. Her father was born about 1800 and died in 1861 and the mother was born about 1810. Eleven children were born to these parents, of whom two, Joshua and George are deceased. The survivors are Rosanna, the subject of this mention, John, Elisha, Delilah, Thomas, Elizabeth, James, Samuel and Jacob. Rosanna Rowland was reared at the home of her parents, which she left in the year 1848 to become the wife of Thomas Metcalf, a well known early citizen of the county who was born about 1814 and died January 27, 1887. To Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf were born six children, all of whom are now living: Elisha, Thomas N., Mrs. Mary E. Bake, John W., William H. and Jacob E. Mrs. Metcalf is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and is an estimable lady, highly regarded by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Thomas Metcalf was the son of Mr. Jacob and Mrs. Micha (Hale) Metcalf. Jacob Metcalf, Thomas Metcalf's father, emigrated from Pennsylvania about theyear 1802. Thomas' mother, Micha Hale was born in Maryland, and she with her parents and brothers and sisters emigrated to Ohio about the year 1800. Thomas's mother had three brothers, Henry, Thomas and Elisha, and eight sisters, Sarah, Mary, Delilah, Susan, Elizabeth, Micha, Nancy and Henrietta. Thomas was raised on the farm on which he died. It (the farm) was known as the Hale farm, which is two miles south of Richmond.
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