February 1, 1830, Margate, Kent, England.
March 14, 1830, Hawley Square Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Margate, Kent, England.
Educated at Didsbury College, Rowe entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1853, and served as Governor of Headingley College, Leeds (1888–1904).
He wrote most of his hymns for Sunday school anniversaries.
His works include: