Born in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Connecticut, he attended the common schools and studied law, but never practiced. He moved to Lowville, Lewis County, New York and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He became land agent for Nicholas Low and moved to Oneida County in 1797. He was appointed judge of Oneida County on January 28, 1801. He returned to Lewis County and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1811 to March 3, 1813. He was Sheriff of Lewis County, New York from 1814 to 1815. He was a Judge of Lewis County, New York from 1815 to 1823. Stow died in Lowville in 1827; interment was in East State Street Burying Ground. His son Alexander W. Stow was the first Chief Justice of the State of Wisconsin. His son Horatio J. Stow (d. 1859) was a New York State Senator.
- United States Congress. "Silas Stow (id: S000984)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Silas Stow at Find a Grave
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from New York's 10th congressional district