Edgar Cephas Rowe
Edgar Cephas Rowe (10/29/1839 - 2/12/1904), son of George
and Lucy Rowe. was an attorney.
He married Richmond, Va native, Emily
Z Sledd, (born abt 1839 and died abt 1/25/1902), on 11/14/1860,
in VA, Rev Mr Willis officiating. Emily was the daughter of
William (abt 1808 - 1869) and Julia
A Franklin Sledd (abt 1810 - 1867). Wiliam's occupation
was listed as a Butcher.
Edgar Cephas Rowe was still living with
his parents in the 1860 Census for Spotsylvania in Fredericksburg
taken 9 July 1860. At that time he is listed as a "Student
of Law" and is apparently not yet married.
In the 1860s, he served in the 55th Regiment during the Civil
War and was transferred to the Quartermasters Divison and worked
as a guard at Belle Isle Federal Prison in Richmond.
In the 1870s, he was a clerk in the US House
of Representatives in Washington and later served as a clerk
in the Virginia Senate. In 1877, he worked for the US Railway
Mail service for P F & P R R.
In the 1880 Census for Spotsylvania County,
he is going by "E. Cephas Rowe" and is living with
his wife and children in Fredericksburg. His occupation is listed
as Mail Route Agent.
Edgar Cephas Rowe suffered from paralytic stroke
on 2/8/1904 and died the following Friday on 2/12/1904 in the
home of his son, James.
Edgar and Emily's children were:
- aft 1938) - married Edgar
Hartwell Goodrick (abt 1866 - bef 1938) Blanche Rowe (abt 1868 - ?) - married Arthur B
Jones (abt 1861 - abt 1909), on 10/11/1893 Frederick Rowe (1865- ?) Lawrence Sterrett
Rowe (? - bef
7/1/1867) Philip Hastings Rowe (1871
- 11/1892), died of typhoid fever
Mary E Rowe (1874 - ?) - married
George Freeman James Rowe (1877
- 1943) - married Hilda Messick Constance Row e(1878
- ?) - married O M Reeves Emily Rowe (1879
- ?) - married David C Hanson