This is in response to Hayward Dow's questions from 1999. I am also tracking my family of Dow's.Most of the information I got from the book of Dow, but I am getting comfused on my Father's side of the family.He was also a Dow.His name was Maurice Dow m. Hilma Dow daughter of Julia Wright and Manzer Dow.She is the Helman in the book of Dow.Hammond Dow was my Grandfather and he is not the Hammond Dow you mention in your correspondence to my brother Hayward.Enoch Dow is supposerd to be his father but there are so many branches of Enoch I don't know which one.Hammmond's death certificate states Enoch Dow b. 1831 d. 1895 approx. as his father and Sarah A Dickinson as his mother.If this is correct which branch does he come from.If you have any informastion on this I would really appreciated hearing from you.The more research I do on the Dow family the more it stems back to David Dow. on both sides.