According to my information Isaiah Dow (son of Isaiah Dow and Jemima Lyon)was b. Aug 28, 1791 in Warren, Worcester Co., MA and d. Feb 14, 1865 in Yankee Hollow, Stockton Twp., Jo Daviess co., IL. He married Lodema Cutting b. Feb 13, 1792 in Shoreham, Addison Co., Vt and d. Dec 06, 1867 in Yankee Hollow, Stockton Twp., Jo Daviess Co., IL. They were married Jan 26, 1812 in Orwell, Addison Co., Vt. They had the following children: Luceba, Samantha, Lewis C., Fuller L. Mary M., Jemima N., and George Lorenzo.
According to his obituary, Isaiah Dow came to Illinois from Ohio in 1840.The obituary of his daughter, Jemima Dow Trevits (Galena Weekly Gazette, 11 Sep 1888) states that Isaiah "was one of the earliest settlers of this county, who came from the East in 1840 and settled in what is now the town of Stockton, but was at that time a part of the so called 'Wards Grove Precinct'.His house was on the old stage road from Galena to Freeport, then occupied by the Frink and Walker line of stages, so well known to the settlers of the Northwest.A post office was kept in Mr. Dow's place by Whipple Ward (his son-in-law), called West Plum River post office, a name since changed to Yankee Hollow."