Joanna Hale

19 March 1764–22 April 1838 (Age 74)
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Nathan Howard
1760–1838
Joanna Hale
1764–1838
Marriage: 1782
Howard
1778–
Howard
1799–
John Howard
1784–1813
Howard
1786–
Joannah Howard
1787–1788
Anne Howard
1789–1793
Chauncey Howard
1791–1793
Nathan Howard
1795–1864
Elizabeth Howard
1797–1797
Howard
1798–
Rufus Howard
1799–1803
Howard
1801–
Richard Hale Howard
1802–1803
Howard
1804–1804

Spouse and Children

    Nathan Howard

    Male1760–1838Male

    Female1764–1838Female

MARRIAGE
1782
Connecticut, United States
children

(14)

    Howard

    Male1778–Male

    John Howard

    Male1784–1813Male

    Howard

    Male1786–Male

    Joannah Howard

    Female1787–1788Female

    Anne Howard

    Female1789–1793Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

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

1 English (also well established in South Wales): topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’. 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. 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 the 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.2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from either of two Old English bynames, Hæle ‘hero’ or Hægel, which is probably akin to Germanic Hagano ‘hawthorn’ ( see Hain 2).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile ( see McHale ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joanna in entry for Joanna Howard, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Joanna in entry for Anna Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joanna Hale in entry for Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.