Rowe, Jay S., was born in Navarino, Onondaga county, N. Y., May 11, 1848, and came with his father, Gordon O. Rowe, to Johnson's Creek, in 1851. He received a good education and in 1877 engaged in the general mercantile business, in which he still continues. He is the leading merchant at Johnson's Creek, and one of the best known and most popular citizens of his town and county. In politics he is an ardent, active, and influential Republican, and served as supervisor from 1892 to 1896 inclusive.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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