1.JEREMIAH1 ROWELL I was born Bet. 1673 - 1709 in Milford Haven, South Wales, and died Aft. 1765 in South Carolina.He married MARY ?.She was born Bet. 1680 - 1709, and died Aft. 1756. Notes for JEREMIAH ROWELL I: (From a copy of Petitions for Land from South Carolina Council Journals.)At the Meeting of Friday the 29th of July 1737 "His Hon'r the Lieu't Governor Sign'd a Warrant directed to James St. John Esq'r, Survey'r General for laying out of Lands within the Township of Queenbourough Or in any place with Eight Miles above the said Township of reservedn for the Welch Protestants vizt To Jeremiah Rowell 150 acres To Samual Soranny 100 ditto To Thomas Bowen 150 ditto To Evan Vaughan 350 ditto To Saml Evans 500 ditto To Evan Davis 50 ditto At the meeting of Wednesday the 14th of December 1737 was "read the Petition of Jeremiah Rowell...setting forth their Familys from Pensilvania into this Province in order to settle upon the Tract allotted for the Welch and Pensilvanians and having not lands yet laid out are almost Starved for want of Provisions and therefore pray that an Order may pass to the Commissary Genl to Supply them with Such Provisions as may be thought proper by their Honers. Ordered that the Commissary Genl do provide Six Bushels of Corn and One Bushel of Salt for every head of the Familys pray'd for who have not already receiv'd any publick Bounty." On pages 456-458 of the "Meeting of Wednesday morning Janry the 25th 1742/43" was "Read also the Petition of several other inhabitants of the Welsh Tract...That we have left Pensilvania and have transported ourselves over to this Province by the Encouragement given to Settle this afores'd Tract of land but as some of us had our lands run out and the Plats put in the Surveyor General Office four years ago and as well are so poor that we can't get money to pay the charge of surveying and granting Has discouraged many from coming over and we are afaraid the discouragement being so great we not being sure of our grants by reason of our Poverty that some that has come over will return from us again So we your Humbel Petitioners hope your Honour and Honours will take it into your serious Consideration what satisfaction it is to Every man to have his titles to lands secure...(there are 30 names listed and Jeremiah Rowell is one of them.) Whereupon it having been represented to his Honr. the Lt. Govr. in Council that several familys of Welch that had intended to become settlers in the whole tract on Peedee River in this Province have as it was apprehended been prevented from coming into this Province by the dangers arising from the present War with Spain and that by the Advice recd. from Pensilvania several of the said Welch familys were Expected to arrive here the next year, but as the time for reserving the Welsh Tract would expire in the month of August next it was prayed that the said Term might be further Enlarged, the same was considered and it was ordered by the Lt. Gov. that the said Term be Enlarged for two years from the Expiration of the said present term...and upon reading and considering the Petition of Philip James, Able James, Thos Joans and other settlers... it was the opinion of the board that they had desired only the lands to be reserved for a term to them which was accordingly done and which term had been further Enlarged for their benefit but not to have their surveys of land carried though the offices at the Publick Expence that being only for such Welsh as should come from the Principality of Wales... it was the opinion of the board and so ordered that for the first 20 Barrels of good and merchantable white flour of 200 weight neat each which shall be made in the said Tract and brought to the markets in Chas. Town there shall be paid to the makers thereof upon proof of its being bone fide the produce to the said Tract a bounty of L5 currency for each Barrell." Fact 3: Books: Darlingtonia, Papers Delaware, Baptist Source, Edwards Material Fact 4: Arrived Phipadelphia PN 8 Sept 1701 (later DE), ship "James and Mary" Fact 5: from Milford Haven, South Wales, Pembroke & Caermarthen Counties Fact 6: In Nov. 1735 to Marion County SC: in 1741 had 150 acres Queensborough Township. Fact 8: 1736 Charter member Welsh Neck Baptist Church, 1756 Cashaway Church. Fact 10: Lived on the PeeDee River, had 350 acres, Society Hill, Marion, SC Occupation: Cemetery: more Books: SC Baptist, History of Old Cherawas. Residence: 1741-48 SC LAND (King George II signed) 1736-56 Misc Church Children of JEREMIAH ROWELL and MARY ? are:
JONATHAN S.2 ROWELL, b. May 04, 1716, Darlington, SC; d. February 09, 1813, Darlington, SC.
JEREMIAH ROWELL II, b. 1720, Pencander County, PN; d. WFT Est. 1721-1810.
Notes for JEREMIAH ROWELL II: Muster Roll of Captain Peter Kolb Expedition to Fort Prince George, 1759-1760 shows Jeremiah Rowell listed as a Private. Fact 3: Census: Not on 1790/1900 Census Fact 5: Books: SC Gen Histo Magazine pg. 264-265 Fact 7: Military Service: SC Voluntary Militia Fact 8: 1755-60: Cherokee Expedition, Private Fact 9: 1760: Capt Kolbs Company, SC Militia Fact 10: 1775 SC Voluntry Militia against England Fact 11: He moved to west SC after military service Occupation: Baptized August 31, 1734 Religion: Member of the Welsh Baptist Church