Dow Genealogy Page
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This page is part of the personal web site of Steve Dow of Edmonds, WA

 

America's Most Famous Dows:
(None of these are direct ancestors of our particular family)

 
Neal Dow 1804 - 1897 [adhccbb]

 

Lorenzo Dow 1777 - 1834 [ahghe]
  • A fiery, itinerant Methodist preacher of the Eastern and Southern US
  • In his time, more than 20,000 children were named after Lorenzo Dow
    (including Brigham Young's younger brother, Lorenzo Dow Young)
  • Lorenzo Dow, Namesake in many families
Charles H Dow 1851 - 1902 [ahcfjbc]
Herbert Henry Dow 1866 - 1930 [abbeebcaa]
Nathan William Dow 1859 - 1943 [ahbcajdb]

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DOW'S FLAT 1856 
a poem by Francis Bret Harte

"You see this 'yer Dow had the worst kind of luck..."

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Dow Family Tree
Descendants of John Dow (Dowe) & Johan Coop
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk County, England

1 John Dow (Dowe) Abt 1496 - 1544(1581?) [x]
.. +Johan Coop Abt 1500 - 1549

..2 Christopher Dow Abt 1525 -
..2 (Daughter) Dow Abt 1526 -
..2 Katherine Dow Abt 1527 -
..2 Thomas Dow Abt 1528 - 1591 [xa]
.... +Margaret England - 1616
....... 3 Henry Dow Abt 1550 - 1612 [xaa]
......... +Elizabeth March
.......... 4 Mary Dow [xaaa]
.......... 4 Lucy Dow - 1599/00 [xaab]
.......... 4 Thomas Dow - 1599 [xaac]
.......... 4 Frances Dow [xaad]
.......... 4 Thomas Dow [xaae]
.......... 4 Henry (of Ormsby) Dow 1605 - 1659 [xaaf]=[a]
............ * First Dow in America, 1637
LDS Pedigree (AFN: 7TT4-79)
............ +Joan Nudd - 1640
............. 5 Thomas Dow 1631 - 1642 [aa]
............. 5 Henry Dow 1634 - [ab]
............. 5 (Baby) Dow Abt 1637 - Abt 1637 [ac]
............. 5 Joseph Dow 1638/39 - 1703 [ad]
............ +Margaret Cole - Abt 1676
............. 5 Daniel Dow 1641 - 1710 [ae]
............. 5 Mary Dow 1643 - 1731 [af]
............. 5 Hannah Dow Abt 1649 - 1704 [ag]
............. 5 Thomas Dow 1653 - 1728 [ah]
............... +Suzannah (unknown) - 1724
.................. 6 Daniel Dow Abt 1669 - 1725 [aha]
.................. 6 John Dow 1685 - 1738 [ahb]
.................... +Mary (unknown) - 1724
..................... 7 Benjamin Dow 1712 - 1786 [ahba]
..................... 7 Moses Dow 1714 - [ahbb]
..................... 7 Isaac Dow 1715/16 - Abt 1784 [ahbc] LDS (AFN:173V-HN4)
....................... +Martha Hanniford
......................... 8 Thomas Dow 1743 - 1822 [ahbca]
........................... +Mary Barker 1743 - Abt 1825
............................ 9 Mary Dow 1768 - Abt 1845 [ahbca]
............................ 9 Thomas Dow 1769 - [ahbcab]
............................ 9 Richard Dow 1771 - Abt 1823 [ahbcac]
............................ 9 Isaac Dow 1773 - Abt 1822 [ahbcad]
............................ 9 Martha Dow 1776 - 1829 [ahbcae]
............................ 9 Sarah Dow [ahbcaf]
............................ 9 Betsey Dow Abt 1779 - [ahbcag]
............................ 9 Hannah Dow Abt 1783 - [ahbcah]
............................ 9 Elsie Dow Abt 1792 - Abt 1874 [ahbcai]
............................ 9 Benjamin S. Dow, Sr. 1794 - Abt 1865 [ahbcaj]
.............................. +Lydia Lawrence King 1798 - 1869
............................... 10 Mary Barker Dow 1820 - [ahbcaja]
............................... 10 Lafayette F. Dow 1824 - 1901 [ahbcajb]
............................... 10 Richard Dow 1826 - 1863 [ahbcajc]
............................... 10 Thomas Wellington Dow 1829 - [ahbcajd]
............................... 10 Isaac Newton Dow 1832 - 1899 [ahbcaje]
................................. +Phoebe Bump Daggett Abt 1842 - 1925
.................................... 11 Alma Mae Dow 1860 - [ahbcajea]
.................................... 11 Frances Kate Dow 1866 - 1923 [ahbcajeb]
.................................... 11 Loren Wallace Dow 1874 - 1938 [ahbcajex]
...................................... +Clara Mabel Cline 1884 - 1938
....................................... 12 Aubrey Newton Dow 1904 - 1940
......................................... +Della Mae DuRoy 1910 - 1999
........................................... 13 Wallace Eugene Dow 1931 -
............................................. +Janice Aline McElhiney 1934 -
.............................................. 14 Julia Deanne Dow 1959 -
.............................................. ******* Our Family: *******
.............................................. 14 Steven Eugene Dow 1962 -
................................................ + Barbara Elizabeth Goodrich 1961 -
................................................. 15 Alexander Benjamin Dow 1988 -

........................................... 13 Carolyn Suzanne Dow 1933 -
....................................... 12 Mabel Dow 1907 - 1980
....................................... 12 Mildred Dow 1907 -
.................................... 11 Beulah Irene Dow 1882 - [ahbcajee]
............................... 10 (Baby) Dow 1834 - 1834 [ahbcajf]
............................... 10 Benjamin S. Dow, Jr. 1835 - [ahbcajg]
............................... 10 Lorenzo H. Dow 1838 - [ahbcajh]
............................... 10 Lydia Ann Dow 1841 - 1904 [ahbcaji]
............................... 10 William P. Dow 1843 - 1865 [ahbcajj]
......................... 8 Elizabeth Dow 1744 - [ahbcb]
......................... 8 Martha Dow 1744 - 1753 [ahbcc]
......................... 8 Isaac Dow 1746 - 1768 [ahbcd]
......................... 8 Simeon Dow Abt 1747 - [ahbce]
......................... 8 Ela Dow 1749 - [ahbcf]
......................... 8 Anna Dow 1749/50 - [ahbcg]
......................... 8 Jesse Dow 1753 - [ahbch]
......................... 8 Martha Dow 1755 - [ahbci]
......................... 8 Abigail Dow 1758 - [ahbcj]
..................... 7 Elizabeth Dow 1717/18 - [ahbd]
..................... 7 Mary Dow 1721 - [ahbe]
..................... 7 Mirium Dow 1722/23 - [ahbf]
..................... 7 Ebenezor Dow 1737 - 1817 [ahbg]
.................. 6 Ebenezer Dow 1692 - 1775 [ahc]
.................. 6 Thomas Dow 1694 - 1760 [ahd]
.................. 6 Hannah Dow 1697 - [ahe]
.................. 6 Jeremiah Dow 1699 - 1731 [ahf]
.................. 6 Ephraim Dow 1701/02 - Abt 1750 [ahg]
.................. 6 Benjamin Dow 1706 - [ahh]
............. 5 Jeremiah Dow 1657 - 1723 [ai]
.......... 4 Edward Dow [xaag]
.......... 4 William Dow [xaah]
....... 3 Thomas Dow 1551/52 - [xb]
....... 3 Katherine Dow Abt 1555 - [xc]
....... 3 Christopher Dow 1569 - [xd]
....... 3 John Dow 1572 - 1572/73 [xe]
....... 3 Edmond Dow Abt 1575 - [xf]

The bracket notations used in our list of ancestors above (such as [ahbcajex])
are the indexing method used within the "Book of Dow" listed below.

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The information about our early Dow ancestors came from the following book:

The "Book of Dow" (c)1929
by Robert P. Dow 
Genealogical memoirs of the descendants of Henry Dow of 1637, Thomas Dow of 1639, and others of the name, immigrants to America during colonial times, also the allied family of Nudd, 1013 pages.
The book contains 30,000 names, and has two parts, each with its own index:
  • The main body of the book (pages 1-778) and index (pages 779-938) was typeset in August, 1927, and then was distributed for proofing.
  • The Supplement (pages 939-995) and index (pages 997-1013) contain corrections and additions that were added before the book was published in 1929.
  • At the time that the Supplement was added, the author states that he had an additional 10,000 unconnected Dow names. He hoped to live many years and to continue adding to his collection almost daily.
    What ever became of his additional research?
More information about the "Book of Dow" at Tere's Dow Page
D. Stussy's Dow Page - Thomas Dow [b] (Newbury, MA - 1639)
Excerpts from the "Book of Dow" at G. Wayne Dow's site (Adobe PDF)

Where to Buy:  The Book of Dow

Original Printing:
(musty)

Original 1929 copies of the "Book of Dow", slightly waterstained,
are available for $45 + $5 shipping (2004 USA price) from:
Tuttle Antiquarian Books, Inc., Rutland, Vermont

(In March, 1999, Tuttle had around 65 copies of this book, 
and as of February, 2002 they had around 40 copies left.  If you order this book from them, we would appreciate your asking how many copies are left and letting us know know.)

Reprint:
(soft or hard bound)

Photocopied reprints are available for $139 paperback or $151 hardback + 10% shipping (2004 USA price) from:
Higginson Book Company - Specializing in Genealogy & History


Digital:
(searchable,  hyperlinked)

~ ~ NEW Digital Version Now Available: ~ ~

Now available in digital document format on Computer CD for $55 
+ $15 media & shipping (2004 USA price) from:
Digital-Editions.com - Genealogy Classics on CD-ROM

The hyperlinked Rich Text Format (RTF) for both PC or Mac can be opened in your word processor and includes thousands of  instant hyperlinks between generations and notes in the supplement, and powerful search ability within the entire text.

BONUS: The book index is available for free preview online, and a complementary look-up service is also available.

About the author, Robert Piercy Dow [adggdccab]
From the author's entry in his own book:
Robert Piercy Dow -- b NY Feb 24, 1869 -- "grad Willaims 1891, entered general brokerage business NY City, drifted into journalism; one time financial editor of the Commercial Advertiser and Morning Advertiser; wrote considerably on economic subjects; from 1911 did a security business on his own account. Is best known as a scientific student, given to Museum uplift, member of the principal museums and scientific societies, specializing in entomology; for years editor of the publications of the Brooklyn Society. After 26 years business, he retired Dec 1918, coming to Hollywood, Calif, becoming member of the Society of Friends; devoted himself to this book.

He m Nov 7 1898, Mabel Ruth Burbank of Claremont .... descendant of Gov Leete of Conn colony.
No children." [other than his book]

Son of Robert K Dow and Susan Frances Piercy (thus his middle name). The author states that his Piercy line is untraceable beyond his great great grandfather "one Jacob Piercy was a soldier in Lord Howe's army. He deserted up the Hudson to the American lines, was accepted as a recruit, made a good record and was pensioned in N.Y. state 1824."

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The following links contain more detailed Dow History:
Other Dow Genealogy Links
Post Dow research questions at:
RootsWeb Dow Message Board 
Dow Family Genealogy Forum

(Hosted by GenForum AND Genealogy.com Online)

Excellent Dow Research Sites!
"Search" these sites for the names of your Dow ancestors, or post your own research question to be viewed by a number of knowledgeable and helpful Dow researchers
Join the Dow Mailing List
hosted by RootsWeb.com


Join via e-mail with the message "subscribe"
(and no other text), and send to either:
For List Version: (to receive every posting)
DOW-L-request@rootsweb.com
For Digest Version: (several per e-mail)
DOW-D-request@rootsweb.com
* Hint try out the Digest version at first
Other Dow Family Trees:
Family History of Gerald Wayne Dow (Excellent)
D. Stussy's Dow Page - Thomas Dow (The [b] Line)
Tere's Dow Home Page
DOW Ancestors of Nancy Ann Norman
Tristan William's Genealogy - Dow Family
Woodworth Site: John Dow & Johan Coop
Michelle's Family: John Dow & Johan Coop
Thomas Dow Pedigee (of Paul Bailey McBride)
Hampton, NH & Dow History:
Lane Memorial Library - Hampton Genealogy
Marston Manor - Ormesby to Hampton

Joseph Dow's History of Hampton, NH
- Table of Contents for this book
- Search this book
- More on this book from Amazon.com

British Dow Resources:
Auch 2000's Scottish Dow Family
If you know of other good DOW links or resources, please let me know. I would love to add them to this list!

Dow Landmarks
Herbert H. Dow House, Midland Michigan
Founder of Dow Chemical
Alden B. Dow House and Studio, Midland
Architect, son of Herbert H. Dow,
closely associated with Frank Lloyd Wright

Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) 
American Arts & Crafts Exhibit

One of America's greatest art educators
Dow House, Dow City, Iowa
Dow Air Force Base, Bangor, Maine (1940-1968)
Named after 2nd Lieutenant James Frederick Dow of Oakfield, Maine who was killed in a training flight in 1940
(Descendant of Henry H. Dow of Dow Settlement in New Brunswick)

Maine Aviation Historical Society & Air Museum
Dow Field is now the location of Bangor International Airport
and the location of the world's longest runway

There are a number of Towns named Dow:
Dow City, IA ~ Dow, IL ~ Dow, KY ~ Dow, OK
Historic Dow's Port Wines since 1798, London
Dow Old Stock Ale, Montreal, Canada

To get your own Dow.net e-mail address or website:

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Other Surnames of Interest:
Cline, Daggett, DuRoy, Garrett, Hiatt, Plew, Rains
McElhiney, Mitchell, Franklin, Booth
Goodrich, McElroy, King, Jenkins, Rosser, Davies

Please visit our:
Garrett / Hiatt Genealogy Page

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General Genealogy Links
National Genealogical Society
Family Tree Maker Online now Genealogy.com
Ancestry.com - Home of Online Genealogy
RootsWeb.com - Oldest and Largest Genealogy Site
FamilySearch - The Mormon Family History Center
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Roots Surname List - Interactive Search


Bestselling Genealogy Software:
Family Tree Maker Deluxe by Mattel Media (my favorite)
Generations Family Tree by Sierra Home
My Life by MyLife.com
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Family Tree Detective by Mindscape
Ultimate Family Tree by Mindscape


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If you would like more information, send e-mail to:
[E-Mail Steve] SteveDow@iname.com


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