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  • Abigail Roe (c.1620 - 1689)
    Abigail was the second wife of Hugh Roe (England) She was the mother of Peter Roe (our descendant) and raised all children when Hugh's first wife died. Her step children, who she raised. Their mother...
  • Capt. Anthony Stow (1775 - 1847)
    Anthony Stow, son of Stephen Stowe Jr. and Mary Beardsley, was born in Milford, Connecticut on Feb. 8, 1775. He died Nov. 30, 1866. He married on Oct. 22, 1800 with SARAH BRYAN, sister of Oliver of New...
  • Edward Stow (1807 - 1847)
    Edwrd Stow, son of Elisha Stow and Hannah Northrop, was born in Milford, Connecticut on Dec. 15, 1807; d. unm Oct. 29, 1847. . pg. 334
  • Esther Stow (1803 - 1875)
    Esther Stow(e), dau. of Anthony Stow(e) and Sarah Bryan, was born in Milford, Connecticut on Feb. 27, 1803; married on Aug. 8, 1824 with NATHAN BALDWIN , son of Nathan Baldwin and Avis Durand, and had ...
  • Frederick Stow (1817 - 1900)
    Frederick Stow, son of Elisha Stow and Hannah Northrop, was born in Milford, Connecticut on Apr. 20, 1817; m. June 6, 1841, CATHARINE BEERS. No ch. 1880 census: Frederick Stow (63, b Ct) and wife K...

About the Stow surname

  • The English habitational surname of Stow or Stowe is one of the very earliest of all surnames anywhere in the world. It derives from the pre 7th Century word "stow" meaning a meeting place, but more specifically a building attached to a hermitage, monastery or church. As Stoua and now Stow cum Quy in the county of Cambride, the place name is recorded in the famous Domesday Book of England in 1086, and is probably the place of origin of Winobus de Stoue as shown below. Other places called Stow or Stowe are found in the counties of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Staffordshire. Interesting namebearers include John Stow of London (1525 - 1605), a freeman of the Merchant Taylors Company, chronicler and antiquary, whilst William Henry Stowe (1825 - 1855) joined the staff of 'The Times' in 1852 and was their correspondent in the Crimean War. Unfortunately he was also a civilian casualty, dying of trench fever at Balaclava. The coat of arms associated with the name has the blazon of a green shield charged with a cross ragulee between four leopards faces, all gold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Winobus de Stoue. This was dated 975 a.d. in the charters known as the Book of Ely, Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King Edward the Martyr, 975 - 978. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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