Ancestors of Karen R. Brooks

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Sarah Dow and Obadiah Marston

Sarah “Sally” Dow13 5th Great Grandmother
Born about 1775, Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire
Died ---
Parents Jesse Dow, Deborah Fellows
Obadiah Marston Married: November 16, 1796, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Children of Sarah and Obadiah
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  1. Hannah Marston
  2. *Samuel Marston
  3. *Jeremiah Marston, Sr.
  4. Sarah Marston
  5. Lina Marston
  6. John F. Marston
    

Jesse Dow and Deborah Fellows

Jesse Dow17 6th Great Grandfather
Born December 22, 1741, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died February 03, 1814, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents Judah Dow, Mary Webber
Deborah Fellows Married: May 25, 1768, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Children of Jesse and Deborah
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  1. Aaron Dow
  2. Isaiah Dow
  3. *Sarah Dow
  4. Rachel Dow
  5. Deborah Dow
    

Judah Dow and Mary Webber

Judah Dow44 7th Great Grandfather
Born about 1714, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died May 01, 1797, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Mary Webber113 Married: September 25, 1740, Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born about 1720
Died ---
Parents ---, ---
Notes Mary may have been the daughter of the Martha Webber who later married Samuel Palmer as his second wife. No record has been found of her birth or her death.62
Children of Judah and Mary
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  1. *Jesse Dow
  2. Elizabeth Dow
    

Joseph Dow, Jr. and

Mary Challis/ Hannah Challis

Joseph Dow, Jr.66 8th Great Grandfather
Born October 20, 1663, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire44
Died February 05, 1734/35, South Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Mary Challis Married: May 25, 1687, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Notes Hannah and Mary were sisters.
Hannah Challis Married: after May 1697, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Children of Joseph, Jr. and Hannah
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  1. Elihu Dow
  2. Eliphaz Dow
  3. Amasa Dow
  4. Noah Dow
  5. Jesse Dow
  6. Zerviah Dow
  7. Bildad Dow
  8. *Judah Dow
    

Joseph Dow, Sr. and Mary Sanborn

Sergeant Joseph Dow, Sr.63 9th Great Grandfather
Born March 20, 1638/39, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Died died April 04, 1703, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire64
Parents Henry Dow II, Joan
Notes Joseph was a selectman in 1669 and 1680, and he was a member of the jury in 1683. He and Mary lived near Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, in what is now Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Joseph and Mary converted to being Quakers and they, along, with others were founders of Seabrook, NH. The group were persecuted by the Puritans. Seabrook was an isolated locale on the coast, south of Hampton and the Hampton River enters the Atlantic Ocean there.186

Mary Sanborn Married: December 17, 1662, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire72
Children of Joseph, Sr. and Mary
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  1. *Joseph Dow, Jr.
  2. John Dow
  3. Mary Dow
  4. James Dow
  5. Hannah Dow
  6. Henry Dow
  7. Jeremiah Dow
  8. Josiah Dow
  9. Thomas Dow
  10. Charity Dow
  11. Samuel Dow
  12. Aaron Dow
    

Henry Dow, II and

Joan/ Margaret Cole

Henry Dow, II51 10th Great Grandfather
Christened October 06, 1605, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died April 21, 1659, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
Notes Henry, Joan and their children emigrated from England in 1637. (Click here for the passenger list).

Henry was a selectman, 1651; deputy from Hampton, New Hampshire to the General Court of Massachusetts, 1655 and 1656; and appointed with 2 others to examine and record all land grants and highways. This last work was interrupted by his death.

Joan51 Married: February 11, 1630/31, Ormesby, Norfolk, England
Born 1607, Ormesby, Norfolk, England
Died before June 20, 1640, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children of Henry, II and Joan
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  1. Thomas Dow
  2. Henry Dow, III
  3. James Dow
  4. *Joseph Dow, Sr.
Notes Joan first married Roger Nudd about 1626.
Margaret Cole139 Married: 1641, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Born about 1610, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Died March 01, 1675/76, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
    

Henry Dow and Elizabeth March

Henry Dow51 11th Great Grandfather
Born 1550, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died about April 21, 1613, Runham, Norfolk, England
Parents Thomas Dow51, Margaret England51
Elizabeth March51 Married: May 12, 1594, Runham, Norfolk, England
Born January 15, 1572/73, Runford, Norfolk, England
Died 1614, Runham, Norfolk, England
Parents Christopher March51, Francis Atffenne51
Children of Henry and Elizabeth
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  1. Mary Dow
  2. Lucy Dow
  3. Thomas Dow
  4. Francis Dow
  5. Thomas Dow
  6. *Henry Dow, II
  7. Edward Dow
  8. William Dow
    

Dow Aunts and Uncles

    

Aaron Dow

Aaron Dow17 6th Great Uncle
Born about 1770, probably Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died about 1798
Parents Jesse Dow, Deborah Fellows
Spouse Married: ---
    

Isaiah Dow and Elizabeth Burns

Isaiah Dow17 6th Great Uncle
Born October 10, 1773, probably Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died ---
Parents Jesse Dow, Deborah Fellows
Elizabeth Burns111 Married: August 17, 1775, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born ---
Died ---
    

Rachel Dow and Thomas Marston

Rachel Dow17 6th Great Aunt
Born about 1780
Died after September 11, 1807
Parents Jesse Dow, Deborah Fellows
Thomas Marston Married: April 10, 1802, Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
    

Deborah Dow and Ebenezer Bean, IV

Deborah Dow17 6th Great Uncle
Born about 1785
Died ---
Parents Jesse Dow, Deborah Fellows
Ebenezer Bean, IV113 Married: November 27, 1806, Loudon, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Born February 09, 1783; Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Died ---
    

Elizabeth Dow

Elizabeth Dow44 7th Great Aunt
Born August 12, 1743, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died after March 07, 1787, Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Parents Judah Dow, Mary Webber
Spouse Married: ---
    

Elihu Dow and Mehitable Cilley

Elihu Dow113 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1700, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died after February 1765, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire67
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Notes Elihu was a weaver, farmer and laborer. He owned a right to a saw mill and a corn mill.113

"Elihu Dow was frequently in court for failure to pay debts, and for trespass when he apparently stole marsh hay and thatch on two separate occasions on land belonging to others...."Though he and his wife and family were Quakers he seems to have had his own ideas of right and wrong." The latter is exemplified by an attempt of the Quaker community to have Elihu agree that playing the fiddle was wrong. He refused to acknowledge this and was expelled from Meeting until he did make an acknowledgement, which he never did.67

Mehitable Cilley113 Married: May 06, 1728, Salisbury, Essex, New Hampshire61
Born February 15, 1703/04, Salisbury, Essex, New Hampshire
Died Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    

Eliphaz Dow and Elizabeth Flood

Eliphaz Dow113 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1702, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died May 08, 1755, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Notes Eliphaz was hanged for murder.113
Elizabeth Flood113 Married: September 02, 1729, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Born August 08, 1708, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Died 1755, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire139
    

Amasa Dow and Lydia Robie

Amasa Dow113 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1704, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died September 28, 1730, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Lydia Robie113 Married: August 14, 1729, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born May 23, 1703, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died December 15, 1781, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Ichabod Robie, Lucy Page
    

Noah Dow

Noah Dow113 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1706, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died before August 30, 1780, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Spouse Married: ---
    

Jesse Dow

Jesse Dow113 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1708, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died after December 13, 1726, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Spouse Married: ---
    

Zerviah Dow and John Straw

Zerviah Dow113 8th Great Aunt
Born about 1710, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died about September 05, 1748, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts139
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
John Straw113 Married: December 24, 1740, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Born June 27, 1721, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Notes John served in the first company of Haverhill militia in the spring of 1757 and later was a private in the American Revolution, serving with his son of the same name in the 13rd Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.130
    

Bildad Dow and Eleanor Cilley

Bildad Dow113 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1712, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died after April 22, 1772, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire139
Parents Joseph Dow, Jr., Hannah Challis
Notes Bildad was a farmer. He was often called upon by the town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, to serve on juries. The dates of his and Eleanor's deaths are unknown.113
Eleanor Cilley113 Married: after March 20, 1735/36, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Born September 29, 1715, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Died after January 31, 1770, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire139
    

John Dow and Hannah Page

John Dow113 9th Great Uncle
Born December 12, 1665, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died before November 28, 1744
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Hannah Page113 Married: November 27, 1696, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born February 05, 1677/78, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Died ---
    

Mary Dow and William Richards

Mary Dow113 9th Great Aunt
Born January 15, 1667/68, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died after 1703
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
William Richards113 Married: August 23, 1694, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire139
Born 1663, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died ---
    

James Dow

James Dow113 9th Great Uncle
Born September 17, 1670, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died before 1703, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Spouse Married: ---
    

Hannah Dow and William Fowler

Hannah Dow113 9th Great Aunt
Born August 25, 1672, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1732139
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
William Fowler113 Married: 1692, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts139
Born June 08, 1668, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Died October 18, 1735, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
    

Henry Dow and Mary Mussey

Captain Henry Dow113 9th Great Uncle
Born November 09, 1674, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died January 22, 1738/39, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire-
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Mary Mussey113 Married: December 07, 1694, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born November 25, 1672, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Died May 18, 1739
    

Jeremiah Dow and Elizabeth Perkins

Jeremiah Dow63 9th Great Uncle
Born March 24, 1676/77, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1773, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire139
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Notes Jeremiah, lived through and in his person typified the culmination of the Quaker movement. In his young manhood every person in his community was Quaker and regular attendance at all meetings was universal. He lived to see the loss to Quakerism of every one of his children, to see himself left absolutely alone, deserted, impoverished almost to the point of pauperism, to see the uncared for home in which he died at the age of about 96.

Until father Joseph died all went fairly well. He was able to fend off all harm and the even more powerful Captain Henry Dow saw to it that no man injured his brother's family. Trouble began in 1701, when the authorities decided to levy forcibly upon the Quakes for their share of the Minister's tax. No Quaker would pay for the support of what he considered the greatest of abominations, hiring ministry. There was a poll tax, from which one was free by servicing in the militia. Consequently, every man of proper age served in the militia. The Quakers were willing to pay this poll tax, but the authorities decided to administer fines for refusing to perform military service. Constables took the guns from those fined and that is why there were free guns when the great Indian raid 1703 occurred. Jeremiah's debts grew and part of his farm was sold. His wife and sister and all his children died before him.

Elizabeth Perkins63 Married: April 05, 1697, North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire64
Born April 09, 1676, North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Abraham Perkins, Jr., Elizabeth Sleeper
    

Josiah Dow and Mary Purington

Josiah Dow51 9th Great Uncle
Born July 02, 1679, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died April 18, 1718, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Mary Purington113 Married: November 07, 1710, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Born January 26, 1690/91, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts139
Died April 18, 1718, Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    

Thomas Dow

Thomas Dow113 9th Great Uncle
Born April 26, 1682, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died after 1721
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Spouse Married: ---
    

Charity Dow

Charity Dow113 9th Great Aunt
Born December 07, 1684, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died March 26, 1768
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Spouse Married: ---
    

Samuel Dow and Sarah Shephard

Samuel Dow113 9th Great Uncle
Born June 04, 1687, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1777
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
Sarah Shephard113 Married: January 02, 1710/11, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Born August 11, 1689, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Died ---
    

Aaron Dow

Aaron Dow113 9th Great Uncle
Born April 1692, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died before 1703
Parents Joseph Dow, Sr., Mary Sanborn
    

Thomas Dow

Thomas Dow113 10th Great Uncle
Christened December 27, 1631, Ormesby, Norfolk, England
Buried July 10, 1642, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Parents Henry Dow, II, Joan
    

Henry Dow, III and

Hannah Page/ Mary Hussey

Captain Henry Dow, III113 10th Great Uncle
Born about 1634, Ormesby, Norfolk, England
Died May 06, 1707, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Henry Dow II, Joan
Hannah Page Married: June 17, 1659, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Mary Hussey Married: November 10, 1704, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    

James Dow

James Dow113 10th Great Uncle
Born 1636, Ormesby, Norfolk, England
Died May 15, 1637, Ormesby, Norfolk, England
Parents Henry Dow II, Joan
    

Mary Dow

Mary Dow50 11th Great Aunt
Christened March 16, 1594/95, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died ---
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
Spouse Married: ---
    

Lucy Dow

Lucy Dow50 11th Great Aunt
Christened October 28, 1596, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died January 11, 1599/00, Runham, Norfolk, England
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
    

Thomas Dow

Thomas Dow50 11th Great Uncle
Christened April 01, 1599, Runham, Norfolk, England
Burial Notes April 06, 1599
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
    

Francis Dow

Francis Dow50 11th Great Uncle
Born about April 06, 1600, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died ---
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
Spouse Married: ---
    

Thomas Dow and Phebe Latly

Thomas Dow50 11th Great Uncle
Born about January 16, 1600/01, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died May 21, 1654, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
Burial Notes Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Phebe Latly50 Married: about 1637, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Born 1612, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Died November 03, 1672, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Notes Phebe Latly married John Eaton after Henry died.
    

Edward Dow and Elizabeth Robbins

Edward Dow50 11th Great Uncle
Christened February 21, 1606/07, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died ---
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche
Elizabeth Robbins50 Married: January 22, 1627/28
Born ---
Died ---
    

William Dow

William Dow50 11th Great Uncle
Christened January 20, 1610/11, Runham, Norfolk, England
Died December 1612, Runham, Norfolk, England
Parents Henry Dow, Elizabeth Marche