Florence, what a fantastic fountain of information you are! I'm spending my Sunday afternoon going through your old postings, and am finding so many answers to questions I've had for years! My computer is next to a photo of the monument to Dow's 6th Maine Battery, which monument my wife and I stumbled onto when we visited the battleground for the first time about five yrs. ago. I'd not known anything about Edwin B. Dow of Portland (where I used to live) until today. Also, I'm reading your knowledgeable comments about Thomas of Newbury, from whom I am descended. I own "The Book of Dow," and have been hoping someone could convincing resolve the issue of whether Henry and Thomas were brothers, and it appears that you have. I think it's marvelous that you devote so much time to helping people sort these things out. I live near Coventry CT, birthplace of "Crazy Dow" and many others, and recently visited the Coventry Cemetary where many of them are buried. Also, the Coventry library, where the Dow information, sadly, is sparce. The same cemetary has a huge monument to Nathan Hale, whose birthplace is in Coventry. I am decended from the China ME Dows who resettled in Aroostook County, ME, near the Quebec and New Brunswick borders. My folks were potato farmers for generations. Thanks again for sharing your fount of knowledge. Are you ever in contact with Ruth E. Dow in Nobleboro ME, who has such extensive records? I corresponded with her years ago after seeing an article about her in a Maine newspaper. She and her husband were good friends with my uncle, Wallace Higgins, of Mapleton ME. Wallace and her husband were college roommates. Wallace's wife, Lillian Dow Higgins, keep our family records in her family bible. I think she shared much of that information with Ruth Dow. Keep on keepin' on! Let me know if I can help in any way. The information about my uncles in the Book of Dow is very incomplete and filled with errors. I'm willing to supply the corrected information to you, if interested, as I have with Ruth Dow.