|Strangers to Us All||Lawyers and Poetry|
Thomas Rowley "was one of the very earliest of our versifiers. He was one of the first settlers of Danby; and, on the orgnaization of that town, in 1769, was elected its first Clerk. He was also its first Representative in the General Assembly, being elected from 1778 to 1782. In 1778, he was the Chief Judge of Rutland County Court. He removed to Shoreham about 1786. There he resided till his death. His verses were principally contributed to the Rural Magazine and the Bennington Gazette."
[Abby Maria Hemenway (ed.), Poets and Poetry of Vermont 29 (Boston: Brown, Taggard & Chase; Brattleboro, Vermont: W. Felton, 1860)]