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Looking for input on a new theory for the origin of at least some of the Rowland’s of Calloway Co, KY. Recently there have been participants in the Rowland DNA project who are descendants of Ransom Rowland (b abt 1791-1800 in NC) and Alsey Rowland (b. abt 1811 Logan Co, KY). Their results matched to my father, a descendant of William Rowland of Wake Co, NC (d. 1794). William had a son named Jacob who moved to Logan Co, KY around 1804 or so along with others from Wake County, NC that he was involved with, including the Woodward’s and Utley’s. These folks moved on to the Calloway Co area and I suspect that Jacob and his family did also. Further confusing things is that there were other Rowland/Roland’s of other lines also in Logan Co, KY at the same time. But given other evidence, I propose that at least the above referenced Ransom and Alsey were sons of Jacob Rowland and Penelope Jones of Wake Co, NC. There is still the issue of Reuben Rowland who was also in the Caldwell/Calloway/Marshall Co area at the same time. I am aware that this Reuben’s line has been connected to the lineage of Micajah etc Rowland but so far no one from this line of Micajah or his ancestors/descendants have participated in the DNA project, so we don’t know at all where they “fit in”. It is quite within reason that Reuben was related to Ransom and Alsey, perhaps thorough a brother or other relative of William of Wake Co, NC. But without other evidence, it appears that the lines of Ransom and Alsey are not connected to the line of Reuben Rowland. I’d love the thoughts and opinions of others on this! That’s how we learn!