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Re: CURIOUS- who was LORENZO DOW??????
Posted by: PJ Date: October 23, 2000 at 11:06:55
In Reply to: Re: CURIOUS- who was LORENZO DOW?????? by Jerry McClure of 2063

There is a monument of Lorenzo Dow in the town of Winchendon,Ma.At 19 years old he preached his first sermon on October 25, 1796 at the house of Eben Arnold on River Stree in Winchendon....Lorenz was born in Coventry, Ct., October 16, 1777, son of Humphry B. and Tabitha (Parker) Dow. On September 3, 1804 in Westernville, NY he married Peggy Holcomb of Granville, Ma., daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah Holcomb.......Their only child Letitia, born September 16, 1806, died soon after birth in England. His wife Pegy died January 6, 1820 of lung disease at the age of 39......Peggy is buried in Coventry, Ct. The burail of Peggy has been documented in the February 1959 issue of the Yankee magazine......The article titled Peggy Dow Standing Still.....
Lorenzo buried his beloved Peggy upright in the ground as he believed that she would rise at the morning of resurrection. Her gravestone reads: "Peggy Dow shared the Vicissitudes of Lorenzo fifteen years."Lorenzo took a second wife Lucy Dolbeare of Montville, Ct......While he was preaching in Maryland in 1834 at the age of 57 Lorenzo died his last wish was to be buried in Burrows Hill Burying Ground next to his beloved Peggy...However, his frugal wife Lucy instead buried him in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.....In October of 1955 a monument was dedicated to him in the town of Winchendon, Ma. He also had a patent of Family medicine. Lorenzo did not leave any descendents............


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