George Duncan Howard

Brief Life History 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 28. 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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George Duncan Howard
Jane Witt
Marriage: 24 June 1835
Elizabeth Louisa Howard

Sources (7)

  • George D Howerd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Howard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The tombstone of George D. Howard

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


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.

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