son of Henry Dow and Elizabeth March/Marche (GC)
grandson of Christopher Marche and Frances AtFenne (GC)
Henry Dow came to this country from
He was a Selectman and a Deputy to the Court. (GC)
Henry Dow was the immigrant ancestor to America, he was twenty-five and a farmer in
. He had a little inheritance from his mother, more than enough to equip his holding of land. Ormsby, England is not far from Runham. Its parish register was copied in 1880 by Reverend R.S. Blofield, Rector. In these records occurs three important items, which prove that Henry was born in 1606 of Runham is Henry of Ormsby and Ormsby, England . It is clear that the brother Edward and Henry Dow were together as husbandmen in Ormsby, that each found a wife there, that the ties of Runham gradually were loosened as ties to Ormsby grew strong. What happened to Edward we have not traced. Of Henry Dow’s path, the account is fairly ample. Of Joan Nudd we know but very little; not her maiden name. She was twenty-three at her marriage and had a baby boy. Her husband was Roger Nudd, son of John Nudd who died in Ormsby in 1629. It is believed that Henry Dow and Roger Nudd were fellow farmers. The Nudds were numerous in America , mostly in the Seaward Parish. Vital records from that parish are not existent prior to 1671. Norfolk
Under what circumstances Henry and Joan Dow became dissenter is not known. They were of the established Church in 1630. There arose in Ormsby a great deal of dissatisfaction, religious and otherwise. This crystallized into a determination of seven families to try the
New World. It was an arrangement planned long in advance and was consummated, on the same boat. Hotten’s Original List gives all the families, who afterwards appear together in Hampton, New Hampshire (Page, Moulton, Marston) families intermarried with the Dow’s on numerous occasions with great frequency. It has been asserted, with more or less cynicism that a desire to better ones material condition was the paramount reason for going to , desire for religious freedom being very secondary. In the Massachusetts Bay Colony all were of the persuasion which became Congregationalism, in contrast to that of the Plymouth Colony who notion of government became Presbyterianism. America
Henry Dow of Ormsby, England married the widow of his friend, a year older than himself, took her baby boy and had three children of his own and was able to start with a servant. This latter does not indicate affluence. Passage to
was very costly. Young men and women of good families gladly indentured themselves for a long term if the employer would pay their passage. It was in this way that Margaret Cole, who became Henry Dow’s second wife came to America with the family of Mitchill/Mitchell Metcalfe. Dedham, Massachusetts
From Henry Dow are descended nearly three-fifth of all the Dows in
. The party landed in America after a long voyage, no details of which appear. One child either died on voyage or on land before Boston statistics began. How and why Henry Dow parted from his companions we do not know. All but he turned up in 1640 in Watertown . Henry proceeded almost at once to Hampton, New Hampshire , which was just being settled just five miles west of Watertown, Massachusetts . Presumably the selection of the place was influenced by the opportunity to become a grantee on equal terms, with allotments of free land. No settler in those days had to buy land unless it was thought desirable to pay the Indians for title. He remained seven years in Boston, Massachusetts , a very inconspicuous citizen. He was admitted a freeman on Watertown, Massachusetts May 2, 1638, but held no office in his town. In fact, the only mention of him in Watertown are in the land records and vital statistics. He could have had free land in in 1640, but decided not to accept it. There is reason to think that he stayed in Hampton, New Hampshire until the land boomed. In a few years the settled place commanded a price at which the original settlers took profits and moved on to begin anew and clear forest lands. We know that Henry Dow left Watertown a moderate capitalist. Watertown, Massachusetts
Henry Dow’s son, Joseph Dow was the first Dow to be born inHenry Dow (Generation 1 – America)
, whose posterity is the most numerous. With the death of his older brother, the death of his mother at thirty-three, twice a wife, five times a mother, the birth of two new children following his father’s speedy remarriage. We must not accuse Henry Dow of indelicacy. In primitive America New England life for a man without a wife’s help was harder indeed; for a woman without help from a husband even harder yet; for children without both parents almost unsupportable. Margaret Cole had known Henry Dow in , had come to Ormsby, England in 1639 with the Metcalfe Family and settled in America . She was indentured, just as Ann Manning had been and was younger than Henry Dow. In the First Church of Dedham, Margaret Cole, a maid servant, giving good satisfaction to the Church was received in March 1639. Others from Ormsby were admitted to the Church around the same time. Margaret survived her husband by sixteen years. Her second marriage was to Richard Kimball of Ipswich, he was of Dedham, Massachusetts 1641-1644 and came then to know the Dows. Watertown, Massachusetts
@ 1608, Runham,
m. (1) JOANNE NUDD (NEG)
Widow of Roger Nudd (NEG)
b. @ 1605,
Children of Henry Dow and (1) Joanne Nudd:Thomas Dow, b. @1631,
Henry Dow, b. 1634, England (GC) married Hannah Page (OG)
James Dow, b. @1637,
JOSEPH DOW (See: Generation 2)
MARGARET COLE, WIDOW (OG)
(2) MARGARET COLE (NEG)
b. 1610, Rattlesden,
m. (2) RICHARD KIMBALL of
m. (1) URSULA SCOTTdaughter of Henry Scott and Martha Whallock (OG)
Children of Henry Dow and (2) Margaret Cole:Daniel Dow, b.
Mary Dow, b.
Hannah Dow, b. @ 1645, Hampton,
Thomas Dow, b.
Jeremiah Dow, b.
Joseph Dow (Generation 2)son of Henry Dow and (1) Joanne Nudd
m. MARY SANBORN
daughter of William Sanborne and Mary Moulton Philbrick (GC)
granddaughter of John Sanborne and Ann Bachiler (GC)
granddaughter of John Molton and Anne Green (OG)
Children of Joseph Dow and Mary Sanborn/Samborne:JOSEPH DOW (See: Generation 3)
John Dow, b.
Mary Dow, b.
James Dow, b.
Hannah Dow, b.
Henry Dow, b.
Jeremiah Dow, b.
Josiah Dow, b.
Thomas Dow, b.
Charity Dow, b.
Samuel Dow, b.
Aaron Dow, b.
Joseph Dow (Generation 3)son of Joseph Dow and Mary Sanborn/Samborne (GC)
d. 1735, South Hampton, Rockingham Co.
m. (1) MARY CHALLIS of
daughter of Philip Watson Challis and Mary Sargent (SC)
d. May 14, 1697 Massachusetts/New Hampshire (GC)
Children of Joseph Dow and (1) Mary Challis:JOSEPH DOW (See: Generation 4)
John Dow, b.
James Dow, b.
Philip Dow, b.
Mary Dow, b.
daughter of Philip Watson Challis and Mary Sargent (GC)
(2) HANNAH CHALLIS
Children of Joseph Dow and (2) Hannah Challis:Elihu Dow, b. @ 1700,
Eilphaz Dow, b. @1702,
Amasa Dow, b. @1704,
Noah Dow, b. @ 1706,
Jesse Dow, b. @1708,
Zerviah Dow, b. @1710,
Bilbad Dow, b. @1712,
Judah Dow, b. @1714,
Joseph Dow (Generation 4)son of Joseph Dow and (1) Mary Challis
m. MARY __________________ (GC)
Children of Joseph Dow and Mary _______________:Samuel Dow, b. 1710,
JOHN DOW (See: Generation 5)
John Dow (Generation 5)son of Joseph Dow and Mary ___________________
Children of John Dow and ____________________:Benjamin Dow, b. @ 1735,
James Dow, b. @1738,
John Dow, b. @1740,
NATHANIEL DOW, b. 1758,
This Family can only be partially constructed due to the fragmented records of
there are no marriage intentions shown. (GC)
Nathaniel Dow (Generation 6)son of John Dow and _______________
d. 1846 (GC)
m. ESTHER GILMAN (DOW)
daughter of Peter Gilman and Elizabeth Bryant (GC)
Children of Nathaniel Dow and Esther Gilman:Polly Dow, b. @1783,
John Gilman Dow, b.
Betsey Dow, b. 1788,
Nathaniel B. Dow, 1790,
ZEBULON DOW (See: Generation 7)
Hazen Dow, b. 1794,
Porter Dow, b. 1801,
James Bell Dow, b. 1810,
Zebulon Dow (Generation 7)son of Nathaniel Dow and Esther Gilman
Farmer, 1860 Census indicates residence at Walden,
m. IRENE FLINT
Children of Zebulon Dow and Irene Flint _____________:JASON DOW (See: Generation 8)
Jason Dow (Generation 8)Stage Driver, 1880 Census indicates residence at
After death of Jason Dow, children removed to
m. MARTHA E. BEAN
daughter of John Bean and Nancy Hill (GF) of
Children of Jason Dow and Martha E. BeanHenry Dow, b. 1855,
Alton Frederick Dow, b. 1857, Walden
Ada Dow, b. 1860,
FREDERICK DOW (See: Generation 9)
Frederick Moses Dow (Generation 9)on of Jason Dow and Martha E. Bean
Yardmaster, employed for 47 years for the Boston & Albany Railroad. Member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
b. September 1868,
m. MAY E. GORMAN
b. November 1868,
Children of Frederick Moses Dow and MayCreighton Dow, b. December 1892,
m. Maria Gaboury
Mildred L. Dow, b. September 1894,
m. Charles W. Simmons
GLADYS ADELLA DOW (See: Generation 10)
Gladys Adella Dow (Generation 10)daughter of Frederick Moses Dow and May E. Gorman
m. DONALD GALLUP POSSON
son of Ellis Chester Posson and Kittie Louise Gallup
(SEE: The Posson Family of America - Gary Posson Glynn)
(SEE: The Gallup Family of New England - Gary Posson Glynn)
Children of Donald Gallup Posson and Gladys Adella Dow:Donald Lloyd Posson
Virginia L. Posson
Frederick Bruce Posson