a note of caution.
a site that's always under construction but free of those annoying
"under construction" graphics. Often I get e-mail inquiries
that determine what I'll work on next. Please go to the new
board and post your comments there. I'd like it to be an active
platform for an exchange of information. Also, see the inquiries
section of the site. Please feel free to explore. Your suggestions
and comments would be greatly appreciated.
The first five
generations of Dowds in the New World span the years 1639
1770. Roughly divided, each generation falls within a twenty-five
year period of time. For simplicity, I've presented the generations
in quarter-century increments. I have a long way to go.
and a statement
A Dedication to Anna Mae Conrad.
/ The Puritans / Albion's
Seed / Henry Whitfield / The
Pequots / Guilford, Connecticut.
1649: Generation 1
and Elizabeth Doude
were Puritan settlers. We can learn something about them by understanding
the religious community they were a part of at the time of The Great
Migration (1629 - 1640.
marriage records indicate that Elizabeth's last name may have been
Dadson, not Woolett as often supposed.
An inventory of Henry Doude's estate at the time of his death was
recorded in New Haven Probate District between November 1668 and
Generations 1 and 2 are combined. This section, like the other genealogy
sections, is in PDF format. You will need a free Acrobat Reader
plug-in to view it. If you don't have it, you can easily download
it now through this link.
1674: Generation II
Much of the information presented here has been verified by vital
records. I have used Willis Wedworth Dowd's numbering system as
a model of organization, but make necessary additions and addenda.
I also provide full dates whenever I can. Supplementary information
about individuals, such as probate records and personal profiles,
are hyper-linked to their subjects.
1699: Generation III
This generation poses the greatest challenge for researchers. I
am indebted to Anna Mae Conrad and Jean Rumsey's exhaustive research
into early Connecticut vital records for much of the information
presented here. The misinformation that originated with WW's book,
only to be reprinted by O.L Dowd and disseminated by LDS, has mislead
many who have searched in vain for their early ancestors.
1724: Generation IV
This part of
my research is still in progress. I have bits and pieces of information
that I can provide through direct inquiry. Please use the Genealogy
Inquiry Form to contact me.
1750: Generation V
As with Generation
IV, I am still gathering information about these families. I'll
be glad to share what information I have and grateful for any that
comes my way.
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