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Free Genealogy Biography of Archibald H. Rowand, Jr.,
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Archibald H. Rowand, Jr.

ARCHIBALD H. ROWAND, JR., attorney at law, Pittsburgh, residence Verona, was born March 6, 1845, at Allegheny City, Pa. He is a great-great-grandson of John and Sarah (Matlack) Rowand, a great-grandson of John and Frances (Linville) Rowand, a grandson of Thomas and Elizabeth (Sharp) Rowand, and a son of Archibald Hamilton and Catherine (Greer) Rowand, who were the parents of five children: Asaph Terry, Arch. Hamilton, Jr., Frank Parkhill, Thomas Arthur and Kate Fleming; all are living.

The ancestors on the fatherís side were Quakers; on the motherís side Londonderry Protestant Irish.

The subject of this memoir was educated in the public schools in the city of Allegheny and by private tutors in the city of Pittsburgh.

At the age of seventeen he enlisted for three years, or during the war, in Co. K, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, and was at once placed in active service, and continued so until the close of the war. He served under Gens. Averill and Phil. H. Sheridan, and for gallant services received a medal of honor from the state of West Virginia; also a medal of honor from Congress at the request of General Sheridan.

After his discharge, in 1865, he filled advanced positions in railroad offices till elected, in 1878, clerk of the courts of Allegheny county, to which position he was re-elected for additional three years in 1881. He was admitted to the bar in 1885, and now practices in all the county courts, the state supreme court, and the United States courts.

Mr. Rowand was married Oct. 17, 1867, to Sarah M.C., daughter of Richard C. and Mary Howard, of England, and by her had six children: Mary Kate, Harry, Sallie (deceased), Arch. Sheridan, Helen and Eliza Jeannette. The mother and family are members of the Methodist Church. Mr. Rowand is a straight republican.

Source: History of Allegheny County, Cushing, Thomas, 2 vols., Chicago: A. Warner, 1888.

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