Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society
BENJAMIN DOW was born in Caledonia county, Vermont, in 1811. Upon leaving his native State he located in Jefferson county, New York, and from there came to Portland in 1839, and settled at Jefferson Corners, where he died in 1865. He married Miss Julia Ann UNDERHILL, their children being: Erwin, who married Miss Susan BUNNELL, and resides in Oregon; Clayton, who married Miss HURLBURT, and lives in Oregon; Irene, wife of John TURNER, living in Oregon; and Hiram, who also lives in that State.