On James Dows marriage certificate for his second wife Adella Morse he lists his father as Henry Dow and his mother as Anne Gallagher. on his immigration record he states the same and he states he arrived in US in 1846. He was living with the Shay family ( James and Elizabeth) in 1850 in Eaton Grant, Aroostook County, Maine. I thought at first Elizabeth might have been his sister but her maiden name did not match. He may have gone with them to learn farming if his father was dead and his mother's new husband didn't get on with him too well. It was a common practice to send boys as apprentists or to work the farm to pay off a debt owed by his family.