According to The Book of Dow, she was one of 17 children of James Dow b. Oct 1791. She was probably by first wife (name not given). 2nd wife was Rebecca Huntley. James seems to have settled in Machias ME 1825-8. Father of James was also named James. He was b. ca 1761 NS, and he had 3 other sons. His father may have been named Robert - and mother may have been Miss Cook.