Joseph Howe II

1719–1793 (Age 74)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

Joseph Howe II was born in 1719, in Massachusetts, United States. He married Sarah Sheldon on 16 February 1743, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1712. He died in 1793, at the age of 74.

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Joseph Howe II
Sarah Sheldon
Marriage: 16 February 1743
William Howe
Colonel Joseph Howe
Sarah How
Robert Howe
Lydia How
Asibal How
Ephraim Howe
Joseph How
John How
Lydea How
Molly How
John Howe

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1743Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


    +7 More Children

    World Events (4)

    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.
    1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge
    Age 58
    The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Joseph Howe in entry for Molly Howe, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Joseph How, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Joseph How, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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