Nancy Howe

5 December 1797–23 December 1829 (Age 32)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

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+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 3
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.
Age 6
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
Age 11
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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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"

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