Joanna Hale

Female19 March 1764–22 April 1838

Brief Life History of Joanna

When Joanna Hale was born on 19 March 1764, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Deacon Richard Hale, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Strong, was 37. She married Nathan Howard in 1782, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 22 April 1838, in her hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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Nathan Howard
Joanna Hale
Marriage: 1782
John Howard
Joannah Howard
Anne Howard
Chauncey Howard
Nathan Howard
Elizabeth Howard
Rufus Howard
Richard Hale Howard

Sources (42)

  • Joanna in entry for Joanna Howard, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Joanna Hale, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Anne Hale in entry for Howard, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1782Connecticut, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 17

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 22

    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

    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a (usually remote) nook or corner of land, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook, hollow’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Hale in Cheshire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Holme Hale (Norfolk), Hale Street (Kent), and Haile (Cumberland). In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. See Haugh . In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. This surname is also established in south Wales.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale ).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halle .

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

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