John Howard

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

The Life Summary 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
Sarah Bennett
Marriage: 8 January 1740
Mary Howard
John Howard
Sarah Howard
William H Howard
Eleanor Howard
James Howard
Chloe Howard
Lucy Howard
Nathan Howard
Lucy Howard
Daniel Howard
Vine Howard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1740Hampton, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (2)

    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

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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    Sources (33)

    • John; Captain Howard in entry for Vine Howard, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • John Howard, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • John Howard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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