Biography of Abel W. Rowell

Abel W. Rowell, a retired farmer of Solon and the chairman of Solon’s Board of Selectmen, was born in this town, March 12, 1832, son of Frederick and Sophia (Wood) Rowell. The grandfather, Zebedee Rowell, came here with his family from Dracut, Massachusetts, about the year 1802, and occupied the place now known as the Norton farm for eight years. Then he went to Rowell Mountain, where he resided until his death, which occurred February 8, 1833. He was a soldier under General Stark in the Revolutionary War. Nine children were reared by him, namely: Frederick, George, David, Zebedee, Frank, …

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