1.EBENEZER7 DOW(JOHN6, THOMAS5, HENRY4, HENRY3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 12 November 1737 in Newbury, Essex Co. Maine, and died November 1817 in Concord, Merrimack Co. New Hampshire.He married ELIZABETH WILSON 12 June 1760 in Maine.She was born 1734 in Andover, Essex Co. Mass., and died 27 June 1824.
Notes for EBENEZER DOW:
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1-Ebenezer Dow, the ancestor of the Dow family in Concord, was born about 1737, supposed at Newbury, Mass. According to family tradition he was a ranger in the time of the French and Indian wars, from 1757 to about 1762; was in the fight at Ticondcroga, Crown Point and Fort William Henry, and at the capture of Louisburg, in 1758. He was also at the capture of Quebec, in 1759. In his old age he used to relate the incidents of his life, to the great entertainment of his children and grand-children. He said that at the massacre at Fort William Henry he " heard the groans of the dying—praying and cursing—and the yells of savages, all mixed together." While a ranger, he was once sent with a company, in the winter, to surprise an encampment of Indians. Being short of provisions, they supposed they should find a supply when they arrived at the encampment ; but the Indians had fled, and left nothing but a hide, which was hanging up. This the company divided into equal parts. Dow and three others had for their share a piece as big as two hands, of which they made a soup, drank the broth, and then started to return. They were three days on the way. Attempting to cross a lake on the ice, Dow took off his snowshoes ; in doing which, a gust of wind blew away his mittens, and then his hands were badly frozen. Almost starved, he reached a log house, where they were making bean-porridge, and, in his haste to satiate his hunger, he thrust his frozen hands into the pot, and they were injured and disfigured for life. Of the party, only four lived to return.
In the Revolutionary war, Mr. Dow was in constant service. He stood as a minute-man at Concord, Mass., when the "red coats" came to destroy the stores there. He saw the bodies of those who were killed at Lexington, April 19, when they were laid out He was also in the battle of Bunker Hill, and joined the expedition under Col. Arnold, when he attempted to reach Canada by what is called the Kennebec route—in which he endured almost incredible sufferings from fatigue, cold and hunger. At Quebec he was taken prisoner; but, on being exchanged, he again entered the army, and was in the battles of Bennington and Stillwater.
Mr. Dow lived in the West Parish of Concord, with his son, Moody Dow, and died November, 1817, aged 80 years.
Children of EBENEZER DOW and ELIZABETH WILSON are:
i. EBENEZER8 DOW, b. 21 February 1761.
2. ii. JOHN DOW, b. 27 January 1763, Andover, Essex co. Mass.; d. 1834, Avon, Franklin Co. Maine.
iii. SARAH DOW, b. 19 February 1765.
iv. MOODY DOW, b. 28 September 1766.
v. JOSEPH DOW, b. 19 June 1768.
vi. EDMUND DOW, b. 24 June 1770.
vii. RHODA DOW, b. 30 April 1772.
viii. ISAAC DOW, b. 12 September 1773.
ix. JACOB DOW, b. 5 April 1775.
Generation No. 2
2.JOHN8 DOW (EBENEZER7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, HENRY4, HENRY3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 27 January 1763 in Andover, Essex co. Mass., and died 1834 in Avon, Franklin Co. Maine.He married BETSEY STROUT 1 March 1791 in Durham, Maine ?, daughter of JOSHUA STROUT and BETSEY COBB.She was born 6 February 1775 in Durham, Androscoggin Co. Maine, and died 1847 in Wilton, or Avon, Franklin Co. Maine.
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Notes for JOHN DOW:
John served as private in Capt. John Moody's company, Colonel Baldwin's regiment, New Hampshire militia.
Children of JOHN DOW and BETSEY STROUT are:
i. EDMUND9 DOW, b. 28 March 1793.
3. ii. JOHN DOW, b. 23 April 1796, Avon, Franklin, MA; d. 20 November 1864.
iii. SALLY DOW, b. 24 March 1798.
iv. BETSEY DOW, b. 24 May 1800; d. 1801.
v. SOCRATES DOW, b. 16 July 1802.
vi. JOSHUA DOW, b. 30 August 1804.
vii. MARY DOW, b. 20 March 1807.
viii. WILLIAM DOW, b. 2 October 1811.
ix. PATIENCE DOW, b. 10 May 1814.
x. JAMES DOW, b. 26 June 1817.
Generation No. 3
3.JOHN9 DOW (JOHN8, EBENEZER7, JOHN6, THOMAS5, HENRY4, HENRY3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 23 April 1796 in Avon, Franklin, MA, and died 20 November 1864.He married MARY LOVE SMITH Abt. 1821.
Children of JOHN DOW and MARY SMITH are:
i. ELIZABETH STROUT10 DOW, b. 20 December 1821, Avon, ME; d. 1 July 1898, New Bedford, MA; m. WILLIAM REMICK BILLINGTON, 30 July 1845, Avon, Franklin, Maine; b. 19 August 1824, Avon,ME; d. 29 November 1864, New Vineyard, ME.
Notes for WILLIAM REMICK BILLINGTON:
Name: William Billington
RESIDENCE: Strong, Maine
Enlistment Date: 3 Apr 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Maine
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 3 April 1864 at the age of 38.
Enlisted in Company E, 32nd Infantry Regiment Maine on 3 Apr 1864.
Transferred into Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment Maine on 1 Dec 1864.
Transferred out of Company E, 32nd Infantry Regiment Maine on 1 Dec 1864.
Died of disease Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment Maine on 29 Nov 1865.
ii. ANN DOW, b. 1822; m. JAMES WORTHLEY.
iii. JANE DOW, b. 18 February 1823; m. (HUSBAND) ORBERTON.
iv. CAROLINE DOW, b. 19 December 1824; m. (HUSBAND) LANGLEY.
v. WILLIAM SALLY OR SALLEY DOW, b. 23 November 1826.