I am relatively new to Wikitree, and this is my first attempt to participate in the G2G forum, so if I am "out of order" please help me to understand.
The genealogy information I have found indicates:
John Owen Rowlett (1847-1918), son of Dr. Daniel Rowlett, married Laura Minta Owen on August 4, 1869 in Jackson County, Texas. This marriage would yield 10 children: Mary Laura (1873); John Owen, II (1874); Ruth Ida (1876); Henry Jones (1877); Abram Owen (1878); George Simons (1884); Flora (1888); Daniel (1891); Pansy; and William.
A second marriage to Augusta Harriet White would yield 6 additional children: Clark L. Owen (1875); Hally J. (1878); Bessie Owen (1879); Bessie Roensch (1880); Mary Estelle (1888); and Daniel White (1891)"
He was a county sheriff, which leads me to be suspect that he would not be married to two women at the same time - with 7 of 10 children in the first marriage born after the first child in the second marriage. All lived within a very small town in South Texas, so it is not likely there were secrets at this level - and polygamy was not legal at that time in this area.
Thanks in advance for any/all information that might help me sort this mystery into something realistic.