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Source: The Tucker Genealogy by Tyler Seymour Morris pub. Chicago 1901 (Public Libr. Denver )
Richard Dow 4, (Stephen 3, Stephen 2, Thomas 1)
Richard and his sons were in the military.
He was 1st in service in the Indian campaign of 1746 under Capt. John Goffe at Dover; 1758 enlisted as private, Capt. John Hazzens, against Ticonderoga and distinguished himself at Crown Point. He gained a Lieut's commission from the Crown.
He was one of the many who expected the Revolution and prepared for it financially and otherwise. He took Captaincy, serving and instructing recruits at Great Island from Nov 5, 1775. In this company were ensign Jeremiah Dow bedbed, his own son Asa as Sgt, Percy Dow bedbad, fifer, and Isaac Dow private Idenity uncertain. Altho 70 yrs of age Richard advanced all his money to the town to pay soldier bounties and equip troops, and was appointed to raise a new company for service in N.Y. State. This company was assigned to the regiment of Col. Nathan Hale of Coventry, Conn.
Richard himself retired to his Salem home; where he died.