Wellington was born in Bobcaygeon, Canada West, in 1860, the first child of Rev. John Armnstrong Dowler and Mary Williams. Being son of a pastor, Wellington had a number of homes during his youth. On his first census in 1861, Wellington appears with his parents in Verulam, Canada West. In 1871, he appears on the census with his family in Crosby, Ontario. In 1881, the family was listed in Brock, Ontario.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Wellington by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Wellington: