Prudence Towson Sater

Brief Life History of Prudence Towson

When Prudence Towson Sater was born on 25 November 1743, in Chestnut Ridge, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Henry Sater, was 54 and her mother, Dorcas Osage Towson, was 23. She married Benjamin Howard on 21 September 1762, in Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 22 September 1822, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Benjamin Howard
Prudence Towson Sater
Marriage: 21 September 1762
Discretion Howard
Philip Howard
Mary Howard
George Sater Howard
Sarah Howard
Elizabeth Howard
Rachel Howard
Rebecca Howard
Benjamin Franklin Howard Jr
Cornelius Howard
Nancy Frances Howard
Prudence Howard

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  • Invalid user-supplied link with no documentation - Legacy NFS Source: Prudence Sater - birth-name: Prudence Sater
  • Invalid user-supplied link with no documentation - U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Prudence Sater Howard, "Find A Grave Index"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


North Carolina is the 12th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Sæter: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Sæter, from Old Norse sætr ‘farmstead’ or setr ‘mountain summer farm’.

Polish: unexplained.

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

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