Nancy Howe

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Howe was born on 5 December 1797, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Howe, was 25 and her mother, Molly or Mary Boody, was 23. She married Samuel Martin Foss on 1 July 1818. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 23 December 1829, at the age of 32.

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Samuel Martin Foss
Nancy Howe
Marriage: 1 July 1818
Oliver Babb Foss
Mary Frances Foss
Daniel Martin Foss
James Henry
Sally Perkins Foss
Betsey Foss

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Haw in entry for Mary F. Ferrin, "Minnesota, Birth and Death Records, 1866-1916"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Daniel M. Foss, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
  • Nancy Foss in entry for Daniel Foss, "Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .

English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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