George Duncan Howard

1786–13 April 1873 (Age 87)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of George Duncan

When George Duncan Howard was born in 1786, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Sims Howard, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Van Bibber, was 27. He married Jane Witt on 24 June 1835, in White, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 13 April 1873, in White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Anderson Cemetery, White, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Duncan Howard
1786–1873
Jane Witt
1796–1870
Marriage: 24 June 1835
Elizabeth Louisa Howard
1825–1853

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1835White, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 0
    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.
    1789 · Becomes 12th State
    Age 3
    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
    1812
    Age 26
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Fogarty
    Huggard
    Heward
    Hayward
    Huard
    Hugh

    Sources (7)

    • George D Howerd, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George D Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Howard, "Find A Grave Index"

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