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83 Gravestone of Alexander Dow and Family Tree
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83 Gravestone of Alexander Dow and Family Tree

The Gravestone of Alexander Dow at the Glenbuchat Kirk
"Erected by Alexander Dow in memory of his beloved wife Margaret Beattie who died at Peatfold 8 February 1870 aged 38. Also his son William who died in infancy."

The Dow Family of Peatfold

The following Family information has been put together from
Roots Web
Kildrummy Families
Beatties of Glenbucket Site
Strathdon Vital Records

For details of the Click for Peatfold Clachan

Click for Family tree for William Dow

Robert Dow
1796 - 1881
Birth 30 Oct 1796 Strathdon (and Corgarff)
Died 05 Apr 1881 Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Family Ann Dawson, b. 07 Feb 1795, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Married 29 Nov 1825 Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Children
1. Alexander Dow, b. 17 Aug 1826, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
2. Robert Dow, b. 09 Aug 1828, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
3. Thomas Dow, b. 20 Jul 1830, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
4. James Dow, b. 09 Oct 1832, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
5. John Dow, b. 02 May 1835, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
6. Isabel Dow, b. 01 Jun 1837, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
7. Ann Dow, b. 14 Jan 1840, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat

Histories census
1841 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (farmer) with wife and children Alexander, James, John, Isabel and Ann
1851 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (crofter) with wife
1861 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (crofter) with wife and grandson Robert Dow
1871 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (retired farmer) with wife
1881 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (retired crofter) with wife


Alexander Dow
1826
Birth 17 Aug 1826 Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Alexander emigrated to the US in 1886 per the 1900 census, where he is shown as a widower, residing with his son James in Beverly City, MA. However he shows up visiting back in Glenbucket in 1901, with the family of his niece Mary Ross (nee Beattie, below).
Death 18 Feb 1908, Beverly, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
Buried Beverly Farms Cemetery. Informant at death was John Born. Dow, son
Father Robert Dow, b. 30 Oct 1796, Strathdon (and Corgarff)
Mother Ann Dawson, b. 07 Feb 1795, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Family Margaret Beattie, b. 08 Jun 1831, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Margaret Beattie Glenbucket. (Family Details Below) Born - 08 jun 1831
"Beattie - 1831 - James Beattie, in Netherton, and Elspet Findlay his wife had a daughter born on the 8th day of June, baptized & named MARGARET 9th day of same month, in presence of James Michie, in Sluggie & Charles Beattie, in Netherton"
Married - Alexander Dow June 4th 1848 Glenbucket
"Alexander Dow Peatfold & Margaret Beattie Netherton having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married in the presence of the kirk session"
Died - 8 Feb 1870 Peatfold, buried Glenbucket Churchyard. Informant Alexr Dow, widower (present).

Married 04 Jun 1848 Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Children
1. Ann Dow, b. 22 May 1848, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
2. James Dow, b. 05 Apr 1850, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
3. Robert Dow, b. 05 Apr 1850, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
4. Alexander Dow, b. 14 Aug 1852, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
5. William Dow, b. 13 Sep 1854, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
6. John Dow, b. 23 Aug 1856, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
7. Hellen Dow, b. 27 Nov 1859, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
8. Charles Dow, b. 21 Dec 1861, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat

Robert, James, and Alexander emigrated to America in 1871.
They arrived New York on the ship "India" 29 Apr 1871.
They are listed as:
Robt: Dow 20 Pattern Maker
Jas: Dow 20 "
Alexr: Dow 18 Shopman

Histories census
1841 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket with parents and siblings James, John, Isabel and Ann
1851 enumerated @ NetherTown, Glenbucket (farm servant) with wife, sister Isabel and children Ann, James and Robert
1861 enumerated @ TamBreak, Glenbucket (ploughman)
1871 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (widower/farmer) with children James, Robert, Alexander, Hellen and Charles


Ann Dow
Birth - 22 May 1848 Glenbucket
Married - Hugh Robert McHardy, 26 NOV 1870 in Peatfold, Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 3
Death: AFT 1881 in prob Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland 4
Children
1. Margaret J McHardy b: ABT 1872 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
2. Samuel McHardy b: ABT 1873 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
3. James McHardy b: ABT 1876 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
4. Alexander McHardy b: ABT 1879 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
5. John McHardy b: ABT AUG 1880 in Clyne, Sutherland, ScotlandAnn, husband Hugh, and children are living in Viewhill, Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland on the 1881-1901 census. In 1901, Hugh is listed as Land Steward & Crofter age 57 born Strathdon.
Hugh Robert McHardy c m 26 Nov 1870 Ann Dow aged 22 daugher of Alexr Dow in Pitfold, Glenbucket & Margaret Dow decd ms Beattie in Free Church form this couple with nine children are in the 1891 census in Viewhill, Sutherland (info from Andrew McH)

Census: 1851 Nethertown, Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 2
Residence: 1870 Peatfold, Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 3
Census: 1881 Viewhill Cottage, Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland 4
Father: Alexander Dow b: 17 AUG 1826 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland c: 17 AUG 1826 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mother: Margaret Beattie b: 08 JUN 1831 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland c: 09 JUN 1831 in Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marriage 1 Hugh Robert McHardy b: 22 OCT 1843 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland c: 16 NOV 1843 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Married: 26 NOV 1870 in Peatfold, Glenbucket, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 3
Children
1. Margaret J McHardy b: ABT 1872 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
2. Samuel McHardy b: ABT 1873 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
3. James McHardy b: ABT 1876 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
4. Alexander McHardy b: ABT 1879 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
5. John McHardy b: ABT AUG 1880 in Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland
James Dow (twin)
Birth - 5 Apr 1850 Glenbucket
Died - after 1920, possibly Beverly City, Essex Co, MA
The 1901 Beverly city shows James and spouse Mary, married 11 years, no children born to this couple. James is a Florist. His emigration date is listed as 1871. With them is James's father, Alexander Dow, emigrated 1886
Robert Dow (twin)
Born - 5 Apr 1850 Glenbucket
Dies - aft 1910, possibly Mont Clair, NJ,
By the 1880 census, Robert is listed in the Mont Clair census as a gardener with wife Annie (age 27, also born Scotland) and four children ages 5 years to 3 months.
Alexander Dow
Born - 29 Aug 1852, Glenbucket
Died - after 1871
William Dow
Born - 29 Oct 1854, Glenbucket, Scotland
Died - 29 May 1855 at Netherton, buried Glenbucket Churchyard
John Dow
Born - 23 Aug 1856, Glenbucket
Died - aft 1861
Hellen Dow
Born - 27 Nov 1859, Glenbucket
Died - aft 1881. In 1881, Helen is living in the household of her sister Ann in Clyne, Sutherland, Scotland. She is listed as a domestic servant, unmarried.
Charles Dow
Born - 21 Dec 1861, Glenbucket
Married - Annie J. Bowe (Anne b: Abt 1863, Creenkill, Ireland from age on Marriage Cert, d: Abt 1939)
Died - 13 Mar 1890, Manhattan, New York
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Thomas Dow
1830 - 1901
Birth 20 Jul 1830 Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Died 24 Nov 1901 Glass
Father Robert Dow, b. 30 Oct 1796, Strathdon (and Corgarff)
Mother Ann Dawson, b. 07 Feb 1795, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Family Jane Middleton, b. 1833, Keith, Banffshire
Married 08 Jan 1854 Glass
Children
1. Alexander Dow, b. 03 May 1855, Huntly
2. Anne Dow, b. 15 Jul 1857, Glass
3. Thomas Dow, b. 15 Jan 1860, Glass
4. Robert Dow, b. 22 Apr 1862, Glass
5. Jessie Dow, b. 11 Oct 1864, Glass
6. William Dow, b. 03 Sep 1868, Glass
7. George Dow, b. 07 Jul 1871, Glass
8. James Dow, b. 08 Jun 1873, Glass

Histories census
1841 enumerated @ SunnyBrae, Glenbucket (labourer)
1851 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket (apprentice shoemaker)
1861 enumerated @ ChapelHill, Glass (master shoemaker/crofter) with wife and children Alexander, Anne and Thomas
1871 enumerated @ ChapelHill, Glass (farmer) with wife and children Anne, Thomas, Robert, Jessie and William
1881 enumerated @ ChapelHill, Glass (crofter) with wife, sons George and James and grandson Thomas Craig
1891 enumerated @ ChapelHill, Glass (crofter) with wife and grandchildren Thomas Craig and Jane Craig
1901 enumerated @ ChapelHill, Glass (farmer) with wife

James Dow
Birth 09 Oct 1832, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
James Dow (Pauper) Formerly Shoemaker.
Married to Margaret Milne
Died 1876 June Eighth 5h 15m PM Peatfold, Glenbucket
M: 45 years
parents: Robert Dow, Crofter & Ann Dow ms Dawson
cause: Phthisis for years. As certified by R.M. Yule M.B. &c Bridgend, Towie
informant: Charles Dow, Nephew, Present
1876 July 13th at Glenbucket. John Callam, Registrar

Isabel Dow
1837 - 1909
Birth 01 Jun 1837 Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Died 21 Apr 1909 Auchindoir and Kearn
Father Robert Dow, b. 30 Oct 1796, Strathdon (and Corgarff)
Mother Ann Dawson, b. 07 Feb 1795, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat
Family 1 Father Unknown - 436
Married not married
Children
1. Ann Innes Dow, b. 06 Dec 1862, Glenbucket/Glenbuchat

Family 2 John Law, b. 01 Feb 1815, Auchindoir and Kearn
Married 12 Jul 1867 Auchindoir and Kearn
Children
1. Mary Law, b. 22 Dec 1867, Auchindoir and Kearn
2. Isabella Law, b. 04 Jul 1869, Auchindoir and Kearn
3. Margaret Law, b. 04 Jun 1871, Auchindoir and Kearn
4. John Law, b. 13 Sep 1873, Auchindoir and Kearn
5. Letitia Law, b. 1875, Auchindoir and Kearn
6. Robert Law, b. 04 Jul 1876, Auchindoir and Kearn
7. William Reid Law, b. 1878, Auchindoir and Kearn

Histories census
1841 enumerated @ PeatFold, Glenbucket with parents and siblings Alexander, James, John and Ann
1851 enumerated @ NetherTown, Glenbucket (house servant) with brother Alexander, sister-in-law and niece/nephews Ann, James and Robert Dow
1861 enumerated @ Sluggie, Glenbucket (domestic)
1871 enumerated @ Lumsden Village, Auchindoir with husband (feuar/crofter), daughters Ann, Mary and Isabella and nephew-in-law James Law
1881 enumerated @ Auchindoir with husband (crofter), children Mary, Isabella, Margaret, John, Letitia, Robert and William and nephew-in-law James Law
1891 enumerated @ Public Road, Auchindoir with husband (feuar/crofter), sons John, Robert and William and granddaughter Alice Hay
1901 enumerated @ Lumsden Village, Auchindoir with husband (crofter), children John and Letitia and granddaughters Alice Hay and Letitia Smith


Family of Margaret Beattie (wife of Alexander Dow b 1826)

William Beattie
Born - bef 1733
Died - aft 1758
Children
1. John Beattie
Christened - 15 Jun 1751 son to William Bettie in Netherton
Married - Elspet Findley [date?]
Died - 9.3.1836 a 80 [MI]
2. Janet Beattie
Christened - 29 Dec 1752 daughter to William Bettie in Netherton.
3. Jean Beattie
Christened - 6 Sept 1754 Daughter to William Bettie in Netherton.
Died - Presumably by 1758 when another child was Christened Jean
4. William Beattie of Ballochduie
Christened - 1 Jan 1756 Baptized William son to William Bettie in Netherton.
Married - Jean Innes 31 July 1779 Mortlach, Banff
Died - 27 Dec 1803, probably Invernochty, Strathdon
5. Jean Beattie
Christened - 27 Oct 1758 daughter to Will Bettie Netherton
Died - aft 1841?

John Beattie - 1751
Christened - 15 Jun 1751 son to William Bettie in Netherton
Married - Elspet Findlay [date?]
Died - 9 March 1836 aged 80 [MI].
Elspet Findlay his spouse.
Elspet d 1.11.1846 a 86y [MI]
note: Rental of the Earl of Fife's Estates in Glenbucket and Strathdon 1818; 1819; 1821; 1822 shows that John (with others) had 11-year lease of Upperton from 1813-1824
Jean Beattie
Christened "9 Jun 1782 John Bettie in Netherton had a daughter baptized named Jean before witnesses John Bettie Elder & John Bettie younger both in Netherton"
Married - Alexr Reid June 7th 1826 Glenbucket "Alexr Reid in Parish Migvie & Jean Beattie Netherton were proclaimed and married"
Died - aft 1841
note: Alexander & Jean are at Culquoich in 1841 census with her mother, Elspet Findlay. Alexander is listed as a Hand Loom Weaver. No children in IGI for Alexander/Jean.
James Beattie
Christened 11 Jul 1785 “John Bettie in Netherton had a son baptized called James before witnesses John & William Gaulds in Nethertown”
Died - 19 Mar 1873 Nethertown, Glenbucket. Informant: William Beattie, son (present)
Married Elspet Findlay
Christened - 17 Feb 1805 Mortlach, daughter of William Findlay & Margaret Anderson.
Died - 1858 September 15th at Netherton, Glenbucket. Informant James Beattie, husband (present)

Margaret Beattie
Born - 08 JUN 1831 Glenbucket.
"Beattie - 1831 - James Beattie, in Netherton, and Elspet Findlay his wife had a daughter born on the 8th day of June, baptized & named MARGARET 9th day of same month, in presence of James Michie, in Sluggie & Charles Beattie, in Netherton"
Married - Alexander Dow (Details above) June 4th 1848 Glenbucket
"Alexander Dow Peatfold & Margaret Beattie Netherton having had their banns of marriage regularly proclaimed were married in the presence of the kirk session"
Died - 8 Feb 1870 Peatfold, buried Glenbucket Churchyard. Informant Alexr Dow, widower (present).





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Can someone email more information on Charles Dow who married Annie Bowe and lived in Manhattan
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