John Howard

15 February 1715–16 June 1789 (Age 74)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Howard was born on 15 February 1715, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Howard, was 32 and his mother, Mary Martin, was 22. He married Sarah Bennett on 8 January 1740, in Hampton, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 16 June 1789, in Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in South Cemetery, Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Howard
1715–1789
Sarah Bennett
1722–1812
Marriage: 8 January 1740
Mary Howard
1737–1763
John Howard
1742–1775
Sarah Howard
1744–1813
William H Howard
1749–1822
Eleanor Howard
1751–1835
James Howard
1753–
Chloe Howard
1755–1784
Lucy Howard
1758–1760
Nathan Howard
1760–1838
Lucy Howard
1762–1784
Daniel Howard
1764–1785
Vine Howard
1767–1768

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 January 1740
Hampton, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(12)

    Mary Howard

    Female1737–1763Female

    John Howard

    Male1742–1775Male

    Sarah Howard

    Female1744–1813Female

    Male1749–1822Male

    Eleanor Howard

    Female1751–1835Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 66

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John in entry for Vine Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John; Captain Howard in entry for Vine Howard, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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