Franklin Rowe, son of Lucy Stillwell and Lucian Rowe, was born in Onondaga County, New York, possibly at Manlius as his parents were married there March 16, 1826. Franklin was the youngest and eighth child, born December 30, 1836. He was the grandson of Ebenezer and Mary Rowe, his grandfather was born in 1772 and died February 16, 1828 and is buried in Christ Church cemetery at Manlius, New York, his name is in the 1820 census but not in that of 1810 so he must have come to Onondaga County between those dates but diligent search has not been rewarded with further information regarding the lineage of Franklin Rowe. He had the following brothers and sisters, whose names may not be given in order of birth: Elihu, Thaddeus, Charlotte, Caroline, Mary, Martha, and Lucy.
The sources from which the Early Records of Londonderry, Windham, and Derry, N.H. have been drawn are Volumes I and II of the old town books. These old town books include minutes, ear markings, surveyors and homestead records, tax lists, inventory lists, accounts, school records and other miscellaneous records.
Private, Inf., Co. B, 3rd Div., 7th Regt.; of Rowan County; son of John R. and Mrs. Eva M. Nicholas. Husband of Mrs. Edna Mable Nicholas. Entered service Dec. 14, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga. Sailed for France about April 15, 1918. Fought at Belleau Woods, …