I'm about to raise that brick wall a little higher. I live in the Ottawa Ont. Canada area and one of the features of the city is Dow's Lake, both acentrepiece for the tulip feastival and a skating area in winter. The lake was named for Abram Dow, the first settler in Gloucester Twp. the area is now part of the city. My wife is a dow but not a decendent of Abram. The lake was named in about 1826..so this Abram would have been a generation older. You might want to check your local library for the consruction of the Rideau canal, Colonel John By. I'll continue digging and if i find a lead i'll let you know. A relative of my wife has written a very scholarliy report on the Dow's of Ontarion ( it was published in " THe Canadian Genealogist" magazine but i don't have the date.In this rather lengthy note she has an Abram here in 1814. father was Samuel, mother was Margaret. Sister was Larmira Dow married Bradish Billings one of the premier citizens of Bytown now Ottawa Canada's Capital. Mail me your address and i'll send you a copy of the entire article.
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