The following data is extracted from Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York.
Franklin, son of Andrew Rowley, was born in Victor, October 14, 1822, died December 24, 1899. He had a common school education, and has always followed the life of a farmer except for short periods. In 1852 and again in 1855 he made trips to Pike's Peak to engage in mining and was successful in both his ventures. For a time he owned a ferry across the Platte river and carried freight as well as passengers. He was a Methodist in religion and a Republican in politics. He married, December 23, 1858, Jeanette Wilder, born January 15, 1830, died December 8, 1895, daughter of William Wilder, of South Bristol, New York. Children: Dr. Charles A., mentioned elsewhere; Calvin, William Wilder, Frank, Clark Brace, George Daniel. All the six sons are living and have prospered in business.
Source: Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York