Anna Howell

about 1818–21 July 1849 (Age 31)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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 had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Rev. John Murray Forbes I. She died on 21 July 1849, in Sing Sing, Ossining, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Rev. John Murray Forbes I
1807–1885
Anna Howell
1818–1849
Francis Blackwell Forbes
1839–1908
Fannie Forbes
1841–
Anna Adelaide Forbes
1842–1935
John Murray Forbes Jr
1844–
Paschall S. Forbes
1846–
Mary J Forbs
1849–1849

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Children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (6)

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 9
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

Possible Related Names

Howle
Howells
Powell

Sources (7)

  • 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 Francis B Forbes, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Anna Howell in entry for Frank Blackwell Forbes, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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