Anna Howell

about 1818–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Howell was born about 1818, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Betterton Howell, was 32 and her mother, Frances Howell Jr,, was 27. She married Rev. John Murray Forbes I on 26 December 1838. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Rev. John Murray Forbes I
Anna Howell
Marriage: 26 December 1838
Francis Blackwell Forbes
Fannie Forbes
Anna Adelaide Forbes
John Murray Forbes Jr
Paschall S. Forbes
Mary J Forbs

Spouse and Children

26 December 1838


    Francis Blackwell Forbes


    Fannie Forbes


    Anna Adelaide Forbes


    John Murray Forbes Jr


    Paschall S. Forbes


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 45

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Howell in entry for Francis B Forbes, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Anna Howell in entry for Frank B Forbes and Isabel Clarke, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Anna Howell in entry for John Forbes Jr. and Minnie Griswold, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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