Martha Elizabeth Rowland 1
- Born: 1831, Giles, Tennessee, United States
- Marriage (1): James Harvey Goates on 27 Mar 1852 in Scottsville, Pope, Arkansas, United States
- Died: Dec 1870, Witts Springs, Searcy, Arkansas, United States at age 39
- Buried: Witts Springs Cemetery, Witts Springs, Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Another name for Martha was Martha Elizabeth Rowland Goates Ruff.
She had 5 children with James H. Goates. After his death, she married Henry Lewis Ruff but had no more children.
Martha Elizabeth Rowland was the daughter of George Washington Rowland, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Robertson. She was married twice. She married her first husband, James Harvey Goates, on March 27, 1852 in Scottsville, Pope, Arkansas. ( Pope County Arkansas Census & Marriage Books B&C 1849-1859, B-49 by James H. Langford, JP. Filed May 10, 1852 ). They had five children: Sarah Elizabeth Goates Manes, Daniel W. Goates, Arlenia Isouria Goates, Mary Francis Goates Jones, and Malissa Goates. After James Harvey Goates died in camp at Batesville, Arkansas during the Civil War, Martha remarried to Henry Lewis Ruff as his third wife on February 15, 1866 in Searcy, Arkansas. No children were born.
Martha married James Harvey Goates on 27 Mar 1852 in Scottsville, Pope, Arkansas, United States. (James Harvey Goates was born in 1830 in Weakley, Giles, Tennessee, United States, died on 10 Oct 1862 in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States and was buried in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States.)