Absalom Peyton Rowe
Absalom Peyton Rowe (11/17/1817 - 6/2/1900) was the first child
and son of George and Lucy Rowe.
He may have been born in Stafford County, Virginia.
At the age of 27, Absalom married Caroline County
(Bowling Green) native Almedia Frances Gayle (1828 - 1913) on
June 2, 1845, in Spotsylvania County. Absalom was a member of
the Baptist church, may have been a butcher and cattle dealer
and served 12 years as mayor of Fredericksburg, at some point.
He also served 2 years in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Absalom Rowe served as a Quartermaster in the