Micajah Howes Vincent

7 November 1830–16 November 1914 (Age 84)
Hawley, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Micajah Howes

When Micajah Howes Vincent was born on 7 November 1830, in Hawley, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joshua Vincent, was 38 and his mother, Anna Cranson, was 36. He married Mary Thankful Bartlett on 16 July 1867, in Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Hammonton, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 16 November 1914, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Micajah Howes Vincent
Mary Thankful Bartlett
Marriage: 16 July 1867

Spouse and Children

16 July 1867
Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Martha Vincent


    Joel Vincent


    Esther Wood Vincent


    Joshua Vincent Jr.


    Thomas Vincent


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 3

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 31

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name (Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’). The name was borne by a 3rdcentury Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early saints. In eastern Europe the name became popular in honor of Wincenty Kadłubek (died 1223 ), a bishop of Kraków and an early chronicler.2 Irish: the English surname has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Micajah Vincent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Micajah Vincent, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Micajah H Vincent, "United States Census, 1880"

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