Penelope Howland

about 1755–19 April 1808 (Age 53)
Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Penelope

When Penelope Howland was born about 1755, in Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Howland, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Barker, was 30. She married John Taber on 2 February 1773, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 19 April 1808, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 53.

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John Taber
Penelope Howland
Marriage: 2 February 1773
Miss Tabor
Joseph Tabor
Sally Taber

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1773Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America
    Age 8
    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
    1772 · The Gaspee Affair
    Age 17
    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
    Age 21
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Holland .Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .History: Howland was the name of three Quaker brothers, original settlers in Marshfield, MA. They were from Huntingdonshire, England. The eldest, John Howland (c. 1593–1672) was a passenger on the Mayflower, servant to Gov. John Carver, who died in the first winter at Plymouth Colony.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Penelope Gladding, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"
    • Penelope in entry for Jonathan Gladding, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"

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