Isaac B. Rowland

b. April 1805, d. October 1851
  • Isaac B. Rowland was born in April 1805 in New York.
  • From Baldwin Fluker's probate records: Feb 1828. At the first quarter session 1929, in Bibb County, Georgia: To wife, Sarah Q. Fluker and to children Robert O. T. Fluker, Badlwin M. M. Fluker, Rebecca M. Fluker, and Anne E. Fluker all my real and personal estate, each inheriting 1/5 of my whole estate. Executors: wife, Sarah Q. Fluker, Thomas Pace, son Robert O. T. Fluker, James Willis, and Isaac B. Rootland [sic]. Wit: Nicholas Childers, Walter L. Campbell, Edwin E. Campbell.
  • He married Frances Alexander Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell and Rebecca Kirk, on 7 February 1828, the Georgia Messenger: In Macon Thursday evening by Rev. J. C. Stiles, Mr. Isaac B. Rowland to Miss Frances A. M. Campbell. Feb. 11, 1828.
  • The following appeared on 4 April 1829 in the Macon Telegraph: All persons indebted to the estate of Baldwin Fluker, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment to either of the subscribers, and all persons to whom the estate is indebted, are requested to render in their accounts duly authenticated within the time prescribed by law, to Isaac B. Rowland. Sarah Q. Fluker, Executrix. Rob't. O. T. Fluker, Isaac B. Rowland, Executors. Macon, March 13, 1829.
  • The following appeared on 16 January 1830 in the Augusta Chronicle and Georgia Advertiser: On the 4th inst the following Gentlemen were elected Commissioners of the town of Macon, for 1830. Wm. J. Danelly, Isaac B. Rowland, Thomas G. Bates, John S. Childers, Alex. Merriwether. W. J. Danelly was elected Intendant on the next day.
  • The following appeared on 14 January 1832 in the Macon Telegraph: To Rent. The Store-House formerly occupied by Mr. I. B. Rowland. For particulars inquire of I. B. Rowland, or Goddard & Reed.
  • The following appeared on 26 May 1832 in the Macon Telegraph: The Subscriber has taken the Store formerly occupied by Isaac B. Rowland, on Mulberry street, opposite the Washington Hall, where he is now opening a general assortment of Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, and Dyestuffs. All of which he proposes selling upon reasonable terms. Prescriptions from Physicians in the area will be attended to with much care and promptness. W. B. Ball. Dr. Ball so tenders his Professional services to the citizens of Macon and its vicinity.
  • The following appeared on 2 January 1833 in the Georgia Telegraph: Mr. Editor--The following gentlemen are recommended to the citizens of Macon as suitable candidates for members of the city council. Edward D. Tracy, Lemuel Newcomb, David Ralston, Isaac B. Roaland, David Flanders. [Unsigned.]
  • The following appeared on 14 November 1833 in the Georgia Telegraph: All persons indebted to the City for Taxes, are hereby notified, that the Tax Book will be kept open at the Council Room, for the reception of Taxes till the first Wednesday in November next, from 9 to 12 o'clock A.M. and 3 to 5 P.M. After which the book will be closed, and executions indiscriminately issued against all defaulters. By order of Council, Isaac B. Rowland, Treasurer c. c. Macon.
  • The following appeared on 24 December 1835 in the Georgia Telegraph: We are authorised to say that Isaac B. Rowland, will not be a candidate for Mayor.
  • The following appeared on 28 April 1836 in the Macon Georgia Telegraph: Council Chamber, Saturday, 23rd April, 1836, Regular Meeting. Present Isaac B. Rowland, Mayor, Messrs. Campbell, Cowles, Higgins, Ross, Ralston and Vigal, Aldermen. . . . Council then went into an election for Attorney to the Board -- upon counting out the votes it appeared that E. D. Tracy, Esq. received the highest number, he was therefore declared to be duly elected. . . .
  • The following appeared on 23 July 1838 in the Macon Georgia Telegraph: Council Chamber, July 13, 1838, Regular Meeting. Present the Mayor. Alderman Rowland, Williams, Sims Crawford, and Robinson. Absent, Campbell, and Mustan. . . . The contracting Committee reported, That they had let the filling up of the cellars belonging to Sheepshanks building on Mulberry street, to Isaac B. Rowland, who was the lowest bidder at the price of nine hundred dollars. . . . 4. And be it further ordained that Isaac B. Rowland, be hereby constituted the agent to negotiate and loan in manner and form as contemplated by this ordinance, with full power in pledge or otherwise hopothecate, any stock or stocks, that may be now owned, or during the pendence of this loan shall be owned, by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Macon. . . .
  • Isaac B. Rowland became a widower at the 24 November 1842 death of his wife Frances Alexander Campbell.
  • Eddie Eliza Campbell wrote to Evelina Barnes Wood on 25 February 1850, "We have not heard one word from Sister Anns family, since we received Archibalds letter announcing poor Brother Johns death, all the particulars I gave you in a former letter. I feel extremely anxious to know what their plans are for the future, poor Sister Ann was so determined to return last summer that I cannot but expect her back. The cholera rages most violently on Red river, and Brother Isaac says he very much questions whether Susan Mary will be able to return this summer. Oh, that you all could have found it to your interest to have remained here, the result might have been different, but who can tell, it might have been the same, death is confined to no place or circumstances."
  • Isaac B. Rowland appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery, Alabama. Other members of the household included Isaac Bloom Rowland, Edwin Campbell Rowland, Alexander McKenzie Rowland, Susan Campbell Rowland and Flora McQueen Campbell.
  • He was a merchant, according to the 1850 census.
  • Isaac B. Rowland died in October 1851 at age 46.
  • He was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
  • It is an educated, but as yet unsubstantiated, guess that Isaac B. Rowland and Thurston Rowland Bloom had family ties. Both came from Dutchess County, New York.
  • Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family: Frances Alexander Campbell b. 15 September 1810, d. 24 November 1842