Among early settlers to Huron Township were William Sr. and Elizabeth Rumsey Nowland. They moved their family from Seneca County, New York, about the year 1832 and established a farm east of the Huron River.
Moses R. Nowland, twelfth or thirteenth child of William Sr. and Elizabeth, born 15 February 1828, arrived with his parents at the age of four and eventually rose to prominence in state and local politics. A lawyer by profession, he served terms as Huron Township Treasurer, Clerk, and Supervisor, and was appointed the settlements first Postmaster. In addition, Moses R. Nowland served as a Michigan State Legislator from Wayne County during the 1865-1866 season.
The first interment in the Nowland Cemetery took place in 1848.
Louisa Harris Nowland, first wife of Moses, died 19 January 1896. Moses R. Nowland died 25 September 1905. Both were buried here with family. Gravesites include parents and children and their families who settled close
This site is historically significant as the final resting place of the Nowland family and other pioneers of Huron Township.
Nowland, Elizabeth R. 13 May, 1792-19 July, 1848 Wife of William Sr., mother of Moses R.
Case, William H. Unknown-1848 Second husband to Elizabeth Nowland
Nowland, Alfonzo 19 Dec., 1857-7Jan., 1858 Son of Moses R. and Louisa Nowland
Nowland, Elmer 1861-1861 Son of Moses R. and Louisa Nowland
Nowland, Eliza Q. 1862-1863 Daughter of Moses R. and Louisa Nowland
Nowland, William 1866-1866 Son of Moses R. and Louisa Nowland
Nowland, WIlliam Sr. 22 Sept., 1787-27 Nov., 1868 Father of Moses R. Nowland
Nowland, Almon 10 July, 1839-4Jan., 1878 Son of Moses R. and Louisa Nowland
Nowland, Louisa H. 3 Feb., 1835-10Jan., 1896 First wife of Moses R. Nowland
Nowland, Moses R. 2Feb., 1828 -25 Sept., 1905 Husband of Louisa, father of Alfanso, Almon, Elmer, Eliza, and William
Nowlan, Maud unknown-unknown Relationship unknown
Erected by Huron Township Historic Register. (Marker Number 00-01.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 42° 9.474′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Boston MI 48164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Boston Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morris Homestead (approx. 3.1 miles away); Merrill-Morris House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Our Boys Who Served In The World War (approx. 4.4 miles away); French Landing Dam and Powerhouse (approx. 4.6 miles away); Romulus Memorial Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Van Buren Township Hall (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.