Don,t know if there is a connection, but I have an Elizabeth Dowie in my Ancestry. She was born in 1821 in Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland. I have been trying to trace her and her sisters. Don,t know who she married, but her parents were Thomas Dowie and Margaret Reid. They married in 1814 in Sorn and had 6 children. Elizabeth had two brothers William and samuel and 3 sisters Ann, Sarah,and Marion. Do you think its the same Elizabeth?