George Duncan Howard

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

The Life 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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George Duncan Howard
Jane Witt
Marriage: 24 June 1835
Elizabeth Louisa Howard

Spouse and Children

24 June 1835
White, Tennessee, United States


    Elizabeth Louisa Howard


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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.

Age 26

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • George D Howerd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George D Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George D Howard, "United States Census, 1850"

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