Henry Howard Starkweather

Male29 April 1826–28 January 1876

Brief Life History of Henry Howard

When Henry Howard Starkweather was born on 29 April 1826, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Starkweather Jr., was 36 and his mother, Lydia Button, was 31. He married Sarah Maria Fox on 16 June 1856, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 January 1876, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Henry Howard Starkweather
Sarah Maria Fox
Marriage: 16 June 1856
Henry Fox Starkweather
Lydia Maria Starkweather
Sarah Elizabeth Starkweather
Mary E Starkweather
Henry Fox Starkweather
John Austin Starkweather

Sources (26)

  • Henry H in household of John, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Howard Starkweather, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Henry H. Starkweather, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1856Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 3

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    1839 · Dueling Prohibited

    Age 13

    February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.


    Age 20

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a nickname for a stormy-temperedperson. Compare Stark .

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

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