Hi Richard, I am a descendant of Margaret and William Stow 1, through Jacob Stowe, son of Mary and William Stow 11. That's interesting about the two brothers staying in VA, while the other one went to New England. I've seen the file on the Massachusetts Stowes but never been able to connect them to my line. Brothers Jacob, Abraham, and William settled in NC. Have you read Rachel Hanna Hoke's book THE STOWE FAMILY, DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM AND MARY STOWE, FROM VIRGINIA TO NORTH CAROLINA, 1718 - 1976? It does not go past William and Margaret but does have some great information on the families. My library found a copy for me to read through inter-library loan. Happy hunting.