Penelope Howland

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

John Taber
1739–
Penelope Howland
1755–1808
Marriage: 2 February 1773
Miss Tabor
1776–
Joseph Tabor
1780–1825
Sally Taber
1780–1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 February 1773
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
children

(3)

    Miss Tabor

    Female1776–Female

    Male1780–1825Male

    Sally Taber

    Female1780–1833Female

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Howland

    Male1717–1775Male

    Sarah Barker

    Female1725–1779Female

siblings

(9)

    Edward Howland

    Male1746–Male

    Henry Howland

    Male1751–1843Male

    Female1755–1808Female

    John Howland

    Male1757–1854Male

    Samuel Howland

    Male1761–Male

+4 More Children

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.
1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Holland 1.2 Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

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

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