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From: Warren Wetmore <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] More about STOWs
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 00:39:30 -0500
> STOW?STOWE of Marlborough, Massachusetts..... The History of Marlborough
> web site
> There in lies the following
> John Stow with his wife and six children came to New England in one of
> Winthrops companies
Was Winthrop still actively recruiting settlers in England?
and settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He arrived here
> the 7th of the third month 1634. He was made freeman 1634, member of the
> Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1638
Which still exists as a social organization. I wonder if
they called it "ancient and honorable" in 1638. And
what its responsibitlites were.
and Representative, 1639. He
> was the father of Thomas of Concord and of Middletown CT.. Elizabeth, wife
> of John died 1638. Stow was a very ancient name in England, particularly
> in Middlesex and Linconshire.
It's ancient all over ENG. The name originally comes from
living near an ancient pagan sacred place (Anglo-Saxon
or more frequently, Celtic). And they were widespread.
> Thomas Stow, son of John Stow and Elizabeth, was in Concord before 1640
> where he had a family of at least three sons, Samuel, Thomas and
> Nathaniel. He and his brother Nathaniel owned 600 acres of land bertween
> Fairhaven Pond and the Sudbury line. Thomas sold his right in 1660 to
> Thomas Gobble and David Dean, he had previously moved to Connecticut. He
> probably left Concord about 1650 and moved to Middletwon, then a part of
Thomas STOW is not listed among the founders of Middletown,
unlike his brother Samuel. Most likely he came after 1653.
I'm not certain whether Middletown (Mattabesic Plantation)
was settled mainly from Hartford or Wethersfield. It's closer
to Wethersfield, which always has been separate from
> Samuel Stow, son of Thomas Stow, was in Marlborough before 1684 at which
> time he bought of Waban and James Atchuit, two Indians from Natick, for 3
> pounds in money and 3 pounds in corn twenty acres of land in Marlborough.
> He was also one of the proprietors of Ockoocangasett plantation, purchased
> of the Indians. He became a prominent man in the property and the town.
> He served in Philip's War and probably came to town soon after the peace,
> as his name appears on a petition for the plantation in 1677.
Savage says of this Samuel, "I guess he was s. of Nathaniel of Concord."
I guess he guessed wrong.
> Note that Thomas was in Middletown CT, probably with Samuel, his son.
> There is another Samuel in this lineage.
Too bloody many Samuel STOWs!
Samuel (Samuel/2, John/1)
Samuel (Nathaniel/2, John/1)
Samuel (Thomas/2, John/1)
Samuel (John/3, Thomas/2, John/1)
Samuel (John/3, Samuel/2, John/1)
Samuel (Thomas/3. Thomas/2, John/1)
Savage says another son, John (John/1) of
Concord may have died unmarried or
at least without issue.
> ALSO.... Abby STOW married Dennis WITHERBEE
Don't know her.
> just thought I'd add to the confusion
A...nd this is one of my more orderly lines!