The Richard Mower that you refer to was my great-grandfather as well.He was married twice and eventually moved to Lowell, MA, where he died.
He was the son of Phebe J. Straw (b. 1841, Stowe, Vt.) andRichard O. Mower.I have nothing on Richard O. Mower and would appreciate receiving what you have.
Phebe Straw was the daughter of Thomas Akely Straw (b. August 2, 1808 in Stowe, Vt; he was a millwright) and of Phebe Wilkins (b. 1808, d. April 11, 1844).I'm at a dead end with Phebe Wilkins.
Thomas Akely Straw was the son of Jonathan Straw (b. 1787 in Stowe, Vt; d. April 14, 1862, Stowe, Vt.).I cannot find any information about Jonathan Straw.There is, however, a lot of information about Thomas Straw's mother, Hannah Moody, on the Moody forum.She was born in Industry, Maine, in 1787.