I did research at the Md. archives (Hall of REcords) in Annapolis and checked every index card with the name Vowles on it.I then wrote a history of the family based on the documents that were referenced, and I never once ran into Virtue.It is only in the last week or so that I have heard of her on the internet.So far I have learned that one person said her late grandmother said that Simon Reeder's wife was Virtue Vowles, and then today I learned by e-mail that a history of the Reeder family was written some years ago by a ___ Parson.Apparently that book also made the claim that she was a Vowles.She would supposedly have been the sister of my ancestor Richard Vowles, d. 1724, but she is certainly never mentioned, nor is any Reeder as kin in any of the inventories.Of course, that is no proof that she wasn't, because the other people would have been nearer kin. Many have speculated that Richard was the son of John, who was brought to Md. by Gov. Thomas Notley.There is no explicit proof that I have found in the records to validate this, but it does seem likely, his being the only other early one mentioned. The date that I was given for the year of birth of Virtue seems awfully early for her to be a sister of Richard, who married first by about 1686 (born by ca. 1660?) To put it in another way - I don't really know the answer to this question. If it turns out that Virtue was indeed a part of this family, I'd be glad to discuss them with you, but I certainly don't know of anybody earlier that John, who came about 1665-70. By the way, I can tell you that Virtue's son Benjamin Reeder and Richard Vowles bought a tract of land together.