Joseph Howe

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
William Howe
John Howe
Colonel Joseph Howe
Robert Howe
David Howe

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Age 57

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

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.

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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  • 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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