Henry Howes

3 January 1757–24 February 1779 (Age 22)
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Henry

When Henry Howes was born on 3 January 1757, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Howes, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Chapman, was 26. He married Thankful Clark on 3 January 1779, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 24 February 1779, at the age of 22, and was buried in Howes Cemetery, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Howes
Thankful Clark
Marriage: 3 January 1779
Rebecca Howes

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3 January 1779
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


    Rebecca Howes


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Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 19

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name from the plural of Middle English how ‘barrow’ ( see Howe 1) 2. possibly a variant of House . 3. patronymic from Hugh .

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

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  • Henry Howes, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Henry Howes, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Howes - birth: 3 January 1757; Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

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