Gordon was my 5th great grandfather. Our family has passed down the following story:
Oral history per Roy Rowland b 1885, “...who fought in the Revolutionary War in Virginia and signed the Oath of Fidelity of Prince George’s Company in Maryland on Feb. 223, 1778."
As far as his ancestry, my grandfather said our Rowlands are Welsh.
Hope this is new information for you.
Becky Rowland Guerriero