Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Historical Society
THOMAS JEFFERSON DOW was born in Caledonia county, Vermont, in 1800, and came to Portland in 1840, settling at Jefferson Corners. It was from him that Jefferson Corners derived its name. He was familiarly known as Uncle Jeff. He married Miss Susan GRAY. The children of this marriage have been: Thomas, who married Miss Belinda BURGESS, and lives in Tampico; Abigail, now dead; George, living in Iowa; Daniel W., who married Miss Martha CARTER, and lives in Iowa; Chauncey, who married Miss Mary Jane ATKINS, and lives in Colorado; Roxana, wife of Mr. KEMP, living in Tampico; William H., living in Tampico; Mary, wife of B. W. EDMONDS, living in Colorado; Schuyler, living in Tampico; and Noble, living in Iowa. Mr. DOW died in 1871.