An American Family History

Rowsom Family

The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

John Rowsome was the son of Samuel Rowsome and Deborah Tackaberry.

John Rowsome (1799)
Samuel Rowsome (1800, married Rebecca Byrons)
William Rowsome (1804, married Rebecca Bates)
Henry Rowsome (1806)
Alice Rowsome (1812)
Margaret Rowsome (1815, married George Davis)
Richard Rowsome (1816, married Sarah Rath)

He died in 1817 in Ireland. His wife, Alice Ayer Rowsome, emigrated to Ontario with her children that year. They settled in Leeds County, Ontario.



The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.