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Arthur Jackson DOW was born on 25 AUG 1903 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 29 APR 1910 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 27 JAN 1920 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY.


Carrie E. DOW was born in 1859 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Parents: Edward DOW and Lavina D. COLBY.

Spouse: John W. STORRS. John W. STORRS and Carrie E. DOW were married on 29 APR 1885 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Groom's Name: John W. Storrs
Groom's Birth Date: 1859
Groom's Birthplace: Montpelier, Vt
Groom's Age: 26
Bride's Name: Carrie E. Dow
Bride's Birth Date: 1859
Bride's Birthplace: Concord, Nh
Bride's Age: 26
Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1885
Marriage Place: Concord, New Hampshire
Groom's Father's Name: William W. Storrs
Groom's Mother's Name: Lizzie A. Roberts
Bride's Father's Name: Edward Dow
Bride's Mother's Name: Lavinia D. Colby
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02907-6
System Origin: New Hampshire-EASy
Source Film Number: 1001308
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Collection: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920

Children were: Edward STORRS.


Carroll Colby DOW was born on 23 FEB 1909 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 29 APR 1910 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 27 JAN 1920 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 14 APR 1930 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 24 FEB 1992. He was buried in the New Cemetery at Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire He had Social Security Number 001-18-6716.
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Carroll C. Dow
SSN: 001-18-6716
Last Residence: 03449 Hancock, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Born: 23 Feb 1909
Died: Feb 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: New Hampshire (Before 1951 )

Parents: Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY.

Spouse: Hazel CLOUGH. Carroll Colby DOW and Hazel CLOUGH were married on 13 OCT 1932 in Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.


Charles Abel DOW was born on 15 MAR 1880 in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Parents: Charles Allison DOW and Ada Dow COLBY.


Charles Allison DOW was born on 24 DEC 1854 in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He died in 1925. He was buried in the Cemetery On The Plain at Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Ada Dow COLBY. Charles Allison DOW and Ada Dow COLBY were married about 1880. Children were: Charles Abel DOW.


Edward DOW was born in 1819 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 31 JUL 1894 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Name: Edward Dow
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Estimated Birth Year: 1820
Birthplace: Lemington, , Vermont
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Father: Zebadiah Dow
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Clerk's Locality: Concord, , New Hampshire
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Film Number: 1001074
Digital Folder Number: 4243588
Image Number: 01857
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Collection: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947
(BOOK SOURCE: "The book of Dow : genealogical memoirs of the descendants of Henry Dow 1637, Thomas Dow 1639 and others of the name, immigrants to America during Colonial times, also the allied family of Nudd" by Robert Piercy Dow; Claremont, N.H.: R.P. Dow, 1929.)

Spouse: Lavina D. COLBY. Edward DOW and Lavina D. COLBY were married on 21 OCT 1849 in Auburn, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
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Marriage Place: 3-Auburn, Rockingham, New Hampshire
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02603-9
System Origin: New Hampshire-EASy
Source Film Number: 1000986
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Collection: New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920

Children were: Carrie E. DOW.


Elizabeth DOW was born on 12 OCT 1702 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
The mss prepared for Richard S. Dow have her m 1719 Jonathan Copp of Amesbury b. Oct. 9, 1699, having son Solomon b. March 3, 1720. It is too common a practice to conceal distasteful genealogical facts. Amesbury rec is clear: Solomon, son of Jonathan Copps and Elizabeth Dowe as she saith b. Mch 3, 1720. Jonathan, son of Aaron and Mary (Heath), refused to father the child or marry the girl, fled the Mass jurisdiction. Jonathan afterwards married and had a family in New Hampshire. Oddly, his grandson m her granddaughter. Solomon was brought up by his aunt Martha Davis and m. her daughter.

In those days a slip made by a young girl was not long or seriously held against her.

(BOOK SOURCE: The book of Dow : genealogical memoirs of the descendants of Henry Dow 1637, Thomas Dow 1639 and others of the name, immigrants to America during Colonial times, also the allied family of Nudd. Index Appendix II Appendix I Back matter Book two descendants of Thomas Dow of Newbury in 1639 The book of Dow Front matter Title page. Claremont, N.H.: Dow, Robert Piercy, 1929.)

Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.

Spouse: Jonathan COPP. Children were: Solomon COPP.

Spouse: Andrew ROWEN. Andrew ROWEN and Elizabeth DOW were married on 3 JAN 1725/26 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Andrew ROWEN, Margaret ROWEN, John ROWEN, Elizabeth ROWEN, Mary ROWEN.


Elizabeth D. DOW was born in 1860 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Daughter of Henry E. DOW & Charlotte BOUTWELL. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in JUN 1880 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died consumption on 18 APR 1881 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
April 18, 1881
Mrs. Walter Colby, daughter of Henry and Charlotte Dow, died at 6 o' clock this morning, aged 21 years. She has been sick for some time with consumption, and although everything has been done that mortal power could do, yet without avail. The funeral will take place next Friday afternoon at one o' clock.


Spouse: Walter H. COLBY. Walter H. COLBY and Elizabeth D. DOW were married on 2 MAR 1880 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Walter H., Age: 31 years; Marriage: Lizzie D. DOW, Age: 21 years; Date: 02 Mar 1880; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Elma A. DOW was born about 1853. She died on 22 AUG 1873 at South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: William COLBY. William COLBY and Elma A. DOW were married on 29 APR 1872 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910.) Children were: George William COLBY.


Photo Frances Emeline DOW was born on 3 DEC 1832 in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1860 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 5 AUG 1870 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 5 JUN 1900 in Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (9 children, 5 living.) She died on 22 APR 1915 at Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Spouse: William Greenleaf COLBY. William Greenleaf COLBY and Frances Emeline DOW were married on 26 SEP 1851 in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: William D. COLBY, Alva E. COLBY, Ida Dow COLBY, Ada Dow COLBY, Emma Lillian COLBY, Evelyn M. COLBY, Sarah B. COLBY, Gertie M. COLBY.


Fred Henry DOW was born on 25 SEP 1859 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1860 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 16 JUL 1870 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.)
Fred H. Dow graduated from Kimball Union Academy, went to Chicago, where his cousin Geo. L. Dow offered him a position until he found what he liked. On the way to business each morning he passed the butter and cheese house of A. C. Dow and Co.; he went in, found the head of the firm, asked for a job, saying that he was brought up on a butter farm. He has now succeeded to the business; lives in Plymouth, Wis., to run the cheese factory, while his son manages the Chicago business.
Parents: Lucius Harmon DOW and Lucilla A SMITH.

Spouse: Mattie E. GAMBLE. Fred Henry DOW and Mattie E. GAMBLE were married on 4 JUN 1884 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1030139; Marriage licenses, 1871-1920; index, 1871-1916 Cook County (Illinois). County Clerk.) Children were: Harmon James DOW.


Girl DOW was born on 9 MAY 1921 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She died in MAY 1921 at Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Parents: Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY.


Guy DOW was born on 11 OCT 1872 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He died on 20 MAR 1908 at Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Ida Eldean REED. Guy DOW and Ida Eldean REED were married on 16 DEC 1893 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.


Hannah DOW was born on 23 AUG 1672 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.

Spouse: William FOWLER. William FOWLER and Hannah DOW were married about 1691. Children were: Hannah FOWLER.


Harmon James DOW was born on 28 FEB 1885 in Illinois. Parents: Fred Henry DOW and Mattie E. GAMBLE.


Harriet N. (--) DOW was born in 1832 in Vermont. She appeared in the census on 25 JUL 1860 in Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Warren S. COLBY. Warren S. COLBY and Harriet N. (--) DOW were married about 1855. Children were: Daniel W. COLBY, Ann V. COLBY.


Hattie E. DOW was born on 7 AUG 1896 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: William Deming DOW and Nora E. CROSBY.


Henry DOW was born on 5 MAR 1670/71 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) He was living in 1712. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.)
Parents: Thomas DOW and Dorcas KIMBALL.

Spouse: Elizabeth COLBY. Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY were married on 11 APR 1692 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.)
Children were: Infant Son DOW, Martha DOW, Martha DOW, Elizabeth DOW, Thomas DOW, Isaac DOW, Joseph DOW, Jerusha DOW.


Henry DOW was born on 24 APR 1748 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 9 JUN 1828 at Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. Parents: Joseph DOW and Judith BUTMAN.

Spouse: Mary EMERY. Henry DOW and Mary EMERY were married on 5 JUN 1771 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Henry DOW Jr..


Henry DOW Jr. was born about 1776. Parents: Henry DOW and Mary EMERY.


Infant Son DOW was born on 13 OCT 1693 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 13 OCT 1693 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.


Irene R. DOW was born on 15 NOV 1904 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 29 APR 1910 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 27 JAN 1920 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She died on 15 DEC 2001 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Irene R. Adams
Enjoyed cooking and gardening

Irene R. Adams, 97, of Garnet Lane, Merrimack, died Dec. 15, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Adams was born Nov. 15, 1904, in Francestown, daughter of the late Edwin and Gertrude (Colby) Dow. She was educated in Francestown schools.

A resident of Merrimack for the past 11 years, she previously lived in Greenfield and later in Milford for many years.

She was the widow of George Adams, who died in 1986.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the Goffstown congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was devoted to her Bible and also enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Mrs. Adams was predeceased by two brothers, Carroll and Arthur Dow; and a sister, Alice Canavan.

Survivors include a son, Winston Russell of Milford; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanne and Curtis Roughton of Texas, Joyce and Roland Seyer of Merrimack, with whom she lived, Rosalind Wasilewski of Nashua and Ruth Easton of Peterborough; nine grandchildren, including Sandra Allard of Nashua and April Bohaker of Boston; a sister, Nellie Pickens of Georgia; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

The funeral service will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at 10 a.m. in The Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua, followed by burial at Greenvale Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.


Parents: Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY.


Isaac DOW was born on 27 JUN 1707 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Isaac and Jane had 12 children, all born at Amesbury, MA.
(BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.

Spouse: Jane FOWLER. Isaac DOW and Jane FOWLER were married on 5 JUN 1729 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Jerusha DOW was born on 17 JUN 1713 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.

Spouse: Samuel STEVENS. Samuel STEVENS and Jerusha DOW were married on 9 JUL 1736 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Bartholomew STEVENS.


Joanna DOW was born on 4 OCT 1696. She died on 18 APR 1736.

Spouse: Aaron MORRILL. Aaron MORRILL and Joanna DOW were married on 21 JAN 1718/19. Children were: Elijah MORRILL, Susanna MORRILL.


John Leslie DOW was born on 18 SEP 1897 in Akron, Big Stone County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Akron, Big Stone County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Appleton, Swift County, Minnesota. (living at home with mother.) He died on 5 NOV 1977 at Swift County, Minnesota. Parents: John Newton DOW and Ethel Aletha "Edith" COLBY.


John Newton DOW was born in FEB 1862 in Minnesota. He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Akron, Big Stone County, Minnesota. He died in 1901 at Akron, Big Stone County, Minnesota.

Spouse: Ethel Aletha "Edith" COLBY. John Newton DOW and Ethel Aletha "Edith" COLBY were married about 1894. Children were: Lenn Colby DOW, John Leslie DOW, Alice Evalyn DOW.


Joseph DOW was born on 20 OCT 1663.

Spouse: Mary CHALLIS. Joseph DOW and Mary CHALLIS were married on 25 MAY 1687 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Joseph DOW was born on 27 APR 1709 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 8 DEC 1780. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.

Spouse: Judith BUTMAN. Joseph DOW and Judith BUTMAN were married on 12 JAN 1731 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Henry DOW.


Joshua DOW was born on 22 OCT 1744 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 21 MAY 1802.

Spouse: Achsah HARRIMAN. Joshua DOW and Achsah HARRIMAN were married on 22 NOV 1769. Children were: Anna DOW, Ruth DOW.


Laura Ann Demeritt DOW was born on 3 SEP 1824 in Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 30 AUG 1850 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Salisbury.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 30 JUN 1870 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 9 JUN 1880 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. Salisbury.

Spouse: John G. COLBY. John G. COLBY and Laura Ann Demeritt DOW were married on 9 JUL 1841 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCES: FHL Number 890246, 890245; COLBY, John G., Marriage: Laura A. D. DOW Date: 09 Jul 1841; Recorded in: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts.) Children were: John G. COLBY, Francis B. COLBY, Sarah Hellen COLBY.

Spouse: Daniel HERRIGAN. Daniel HERRIGAN and Laura Ann Demeritt DOW were married on 10 SEP 1848 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Lenn Colby DOW was born on 8 MAR 1896 in Akron, Big Stone County, Minnesota. He appeared in the census on 13 JUN 1900 in Akron, Big Stone County, Minnesota. (living at home with father and mother.) He appeared in the census on 25 APR 1910 in Appleton, Swift County, Minnesota. (living at home with mother.) He died on 1 JUN 1984 at Hennepin County, Minnesota. Parents: John Newton DOW and Ethel Aletha "Edith" COLBY.


Lorenzo Edwin DOW was born on 21 NOV 1878 in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine. (WW II draft registration gives his dob as 13 Jan 1878.) He appeared in the census on 29 APR 1910 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 27 JAN 1920 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 14 APR 1930 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He died on 3 JAN 1952 at Hancock, Hancock County, Maine. He was buried in the New Cemetery at Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Gertrude Alice COLBY. Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY were married on 18 JUN 1902 in New Hampshire. Children were: Arthur Jackson DOW, Irene R. DOW, Alice M. DOW, Carroll Colby DOW, Nellie DOW, Girl DOW.


Lucelia Eleanor DOW was born on 31 MAR 1904 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Parents: William Deming DOW and Nora E. CROSBY.


Lucius Harmon DOW was born on 5 AUG 1820 in Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont. He appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1860 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census on 16 JUL 1870 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Lucius H Dow spent a few years in Cleveland but came back and bought a Cornish farm near the Plainfield border. The death of his brother-in-law left a much better farm without a cultivator, so Uncle Harmon sold his own, lived on the other until his death. General farming was still the rule when he began. A farm once mortgaged never gets free, in New Hampshire. One cannot compete with hand labor on rocks and thin soil with the level prairies where steam plows handle a thousand acres. So, after sundry vicissitudes, Uncle Harmon devoted his farm to butter-making only and achieved some success. He was a founder of the Cornish creamery which took 1st prize at 1893 Chicago World's fair. He also had agencies for the sale of farm machinery and acted as local wool buyer for several Vt mills until a democratic tariff drove them into bankruptcy. He m Lucilla A Smith of Grantham b 1832, d Mch 2, 1863, dau of Cyrus and Hannah (Abbott); 2nd Mch 6, 1866, Isabella M Tracy b 1846, d Mch 2, 1894, a remarkable woman who at 28 became stepmother of five children, all of whom lived long to revere her memory.

The 200-acre farm in Cornish was a second home to the Author, who knew and loved every acre from the beech grove at the highest point, across the hay meadow, with its brook too small for aught but fingerling trout, up the bare pasturage on the north side. Beyond that lay the earliest cemetery of Cornish. In 1880 many stones were readable, but by 1909 not a single stone showed inscription. There were three fine seasons in Cornish, -maple sugar time, autumn, when it was lawful to shoot partridges, and midsummer. In sugar time all had to work carrying sap buckets, but in the boiling shed one might make sugar wax in the snow as much as 'he liked. In midsummer one had to work quickly to get in the hay, if a shower threatened, but there was always raspberry pie for breakfast. The highway was a side road up a. very long steep hill, a passing wagon such a rarity that all invariably stopped to see whose it was; but the land was good and the hay stood high.

At supper Uncle Harmon read aloud from the semi-weekly paper and commented with a breadth of knowledge which seemed marvelous to the Author. The labor and devotion of Aunt Belle never flagged. Sometimes there was extra. help in the kitchen, sometimes not. In hay time there were always many extra hands to cook for. Around the barns there was a host of pigeons, ownerless parasites on the grain bins. The Author suggested the desirability of a pigeon potpie but was always put off by Aunt BeIle with an indefinite "some other time." Venturing one day to disobey, he brought in a score of pigeons carefully plucked, cleaned and larded with salt pork, of which there was always an unlimited supply in a barrel. Aunt Belle smiled and thereafter pigeons, squirrels, partridges were always welcome. Many years later the Author realized that to keep a house clean, cook for ten, wash and care for five children and pluck pigeons might crowd the daylight hours. Aunt Belle felt like going to bed at 8 P.M.

Sunday was a great day in Cornish. Food for the entire day was cooked Saturday, leaving only coffee to be boiled at sunset. The minister took a day off from farming and conducted two services, with Sunday school and an hour for dinner between. In the Author's day the minister was Mr Brick House Jackson, to distinguish him from the White House Jacksons, unrelated and further down the road. He believed in predestination, but was always ready to pray for rain. The high-backed pews were ample to hide in and play our innocent games unseen. At midday the men swapped cattle and women discussed affairs of great moment. Toward sundown we drove home realizing what is the end of a perfect day.
Source: The book of Dow : genealogical memoirs of the descendants of Henry Dow 1637, Thomas Dow 1639 and others of the name, immigrants to America during Colonial times, also the allied family of Nudd Claremont, N.H.: Robert Piercy Dow, 1929, 1012 pgs.


Spouse: Lucilla A SMITH. Lucius Harmon DOW and Lucilla A SMITH were married on 29 MAR 1851 in Meriden, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Children were: Abbie Frances DOW, William Deming DOW, Fred Henry DOW, Mary Ella DOW, Martha Lucretia DOW.

Spouse: Isabella M. TRACY. Lucius Harmon DOW and Isabella M. TRACY were married on 6 MAR 1866.


Marion Durant DOW was born in AUG 1870 in Maine. She appeared in the census on 4 JUN 1900 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. (1 child, 1 living.)

Spouse: William Colby EATON. William Colby EATON and Marion Durant DOW were married on 16 MAY 1895 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Children were: Annette Hammond EATON.


Martha DOW was born in OCT 1694 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) She died in 1697 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.


Martha DOW was born between 1698 and 1700 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Henry DOW and Elizabeth COLBY.

Spouse: Jonathan DAVIS. Jonathan DAVIS and Martha DOW were married on 17 SEP 1719 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.) Children were: Ellinor DAVIS, Elizabeth DAVIS, John DAVIS, Ruth DAVIS, Hannah DAVIS, Malliciah DAVIS, Orpha DAVIS, Hannah DAVIS.


Martha Lucretia DOW was born on 31 AUG 1863 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 16 JUL 1870 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1900 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1930 in Belmont, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Lucius Harmon DOW and Lucilla A SMITH.

Spouse: Lewis Johnson QUIMBY. Lewis Johnson QUIMBY and Martha Lucretia DOW were married on 25 NOV 1886 in Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1001295; Index to marriages, early to 1900.) Children were: Ruth Isabel QUIMBY, George Francis QUIMBY.


Mary DOW was born on 18 APR 1701.

Spouse: Nathaniel MARBLE. Nathaniel MARBLE and Mary DOW were married on 5 NOV 1724 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Mary DOW was born on 20 OCT 1789.

Spouse: Joseph Colby STINSON. Joseph Colby STINSON and Mary DOW were married about 1809.


Mary A. DOW was born about 1821.

Spouse: Jonathan EASTMAN. Jonathan EASTMAN and Mary A. DOW were married on 4 JAN 1843 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. Children were: Rachel EASTMAN, Charles Fernando EASTMAN.


Mary Ella DOW was born on 9 AUG 1861 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living with grandparents Cyrus Smith and Hannah.)
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 35
Mrs. Mary E. Cain.
DAR ID Number: 34242
Born in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Wife of Dr. William G. Cain.
Descendant of Capt. Jonathan Straw.
Daughter of Lucius Harmon Dow and Lucelia Smith, his wife.
Granddaughter of Cyrus Smith and Hannah Abbott, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of James Smith and Mary COLBY, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of William D. COLBY and Elizabeth Straw, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Jonathan Straw and Mary Carr, his wife.
Jonathan Straw, (1725-91), who had served in the early wars, commanded a company of New Hampshire militia 1775. He was born in Salisbury, Mass.; died in Hopkinton, N. H.

Parents: Lucius Harmon DOW and Lucilla A SMITH.

Spouse: William G. CAIN M.D.. William G. CAIN M.D. and Mary Ella DOW were married on 2 JUN 1886 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Number 1000975; CAIN, Willie G., Age: 26 years; Marriage: Mary E. DOW, Age: 24 years; Date: 02 Jun 1886; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire.)


Maurice Harmon DOW was born on 27 NOV 1900 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He died in JAN 1979 at Greenville, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. He had Social Security Number 001-10-2673 . Parents: William Deming DOW and Nora E. CROSBY.


Mehitable DOW was born on 13 JAN 1705/6 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

Spouse: Asa FLANDERS. Asa FLANDERS and Mehitable DOW were married on 16 MAR 1731/32 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Children were: Simon FLANDERS.


Photo Nancy DOW was born on 14 APR 1815 in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. She died on 10 SEP 1859 at Westport, Lincoln County, Maine. She was buried in the Colby Cemetery at Westport, Lincoln County, Maine

Spouse: Capt. William COLBY. Capt. William COLBY and Nancy DOW were married about 1838. Children were: Charlotte Antoinette COLBY, William Henry COLBY, Ruggles COLBY, Rugles COLBY, Mary F. COLBY, Thomas E. COLBY, Nancy J. COLBY, Drusilla COLBY, Walter F. COLBY, Jane COLBY.


Nellie DOW was born on 10 SEP 1916 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 27 JAN 1920 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 14 APR 1930 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Lorenzo Edwin DOW and Gertrude Alice COLBY.


Photo Nellie E. DOW was born on 8 JUL 1865 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Daughter of Joseph DOW & Ann GLINS. She died in 1952 at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She was buried in the Alexander Cemetery at Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Arthur E. COLBY. Arthur E. COLBY and Nellie E. DOW were married on 3 NOV 1886 in New Hampshire. SOURCE: FHL Number 1000976; COLBY, Arthur E. Age: 21 years, Marriage: Nellie E. DOW Age: 22 years, Date: 03 Nov 1886; Recorded in: Birth and Marriage Index for New Hampshire. Children were: Alzada COLBY, Martha COLBY.


Prentis DOW was born on 29 MAR 1907 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He died on 8 AUG 1994 at Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He had Social Security Number 003-09-6029 . Parents: William Deming DOW and Nora E. CROSBY.


Ruth DOW was born on 7 JUN 1786 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She died on 30 MAY 1869 at Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Parents: Joshua DOW and Achsah HARRIMAN.

Spouse: Nathan CURRIER. Nathan CURRIER and Ruth DOW were married on 8 MAR 1805 in Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Children were: Oliver CURRIER, Mary CURRIER, Rebecca CURRIER, Henry Harrison CURRIER.

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