SELECTED PAGES FROM THE BOOK OF DOW NOT ABOUT OUR FAMILY LINE
The bcdg LineThe vast majority of Dows in New Brunswick, and by far the largest Dow line there were the descendants of David Dow, the bcdg line, the youngest son of Stephen Dow, bcd. This large group of Dow's left New England before and during the American Revolution, were Loyalists, and they for the most part settled along the St. John River, primarily in Majorville. When the Majorville settlement encountered bad economic times, many of this line returned to the United States. Most of those who remained, however, moved further up the St. John River and settled, at least initially, primarily in the area of Canterbury, York County, NB. This area of Canterbury was, and still is, generally known by the name "Dow Settlement". Eventually some moved even further up the River to the area around and north of Woodstock, also.
This Dow Settlement, in York County, and the many people with the Dow surname in that general area, both now and in the past, are a completely different line and group of Dows from those that our family is related to. The fact both lines use many of the same first name patterns just adds to the confusion.
Illustrated below are five pages of introductory material to the many pages in the book about the bcdg line. It is in this section of the book that many of our more immediate ancestors are incorrectly located and coded.