The Book of Dow has Alvin Dow b. 30 Nov. 1822, son of David Dow and Louisa Beymer. Alvin m. 1st Olive Bragdon; m. 2nd 21 Jun 1849, Dorcas Carey b. 2 Feb 1830, d. 1 Aug 1909, dau of John and Dorcas (Wilcox) Carey. This family came from VA and founded Carey, Ohio. Children: Annie b. ca. 1844 m. B. F. Schwartz of Catasqua, PA; John Carey b ca. 1850, untraced; Alice; Rose; Walter, unt.; May; Minnie W.; and Dorcas.If you want info onDow ancestors, email me.