Reba Masterson Shepard is researching descendants of John Lorenzo Dow (1799-p1841 IND) and Harty Ellis (....-1841 IND). Book of Dow claims 9 children, all sons.My special interest is William Dow (1827/8IND) m. Susan Strader 1848 IND, she d 1852, Illinois.Daughter Mary Margaret Dow born 1849 ILL, married Benjamin Peterson 1866? ILL, died 9 Jul 1872, after having William Peterson 1868 and Martha Elizabeth Peterson 1870 who married Charles Newton Scoles, my maternal grandfather. I have collected names and dates of 5 children of John Lorenzo Dow, including Henry B Dow, Benjamin JR Dow, John Lindsey Dow and Alfred J Dow. I need documented proof that William N Dow is son of John Lorenzo Dow and Harty Peterson.Can anybody help?