Joseph Howe

1719–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Howe was born in 1719, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Howe Sr., was 49 and his mother, Sara Cave, was 46. He had at least 5 sons with Sarah. He lived in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1712.

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Joseph Howe
1719–
Sarah
1720–1791
William Howe
1738–1795
John Howe
1740–1817
Colonel Joseph Howe
1743–1799
Robert Howe
1745–1780
David Howe
1749–1833

Spouse and Children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 57

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 57

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780

Age 61

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Howe in entry for Phebe Howe, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph How, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Joseph How, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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