Samuel Howell

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Howell was born in 1707, his father, Benjamin Howell Sr., was 31 and his mother, Hannah Norris, was 23. He died on 24 February 1794, at the age of 87, and was buried in North End Graveyard, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Howell Sr.
1676–1744
Hannah Norris
1684–1729
Samuel Howell
1707–1794
Phebe Howell
1711–1744
Rhoda Howell
1716–1744
Deborah Howell
1719–1744
Hannah Howell
1721–1744
Bethia Howell
1723–1744
Benjamin Howell
1725–1798
Nathan Howell
1728–1803

Sources (1)

  • Samuel Howell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (3)

1721

Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.

1776

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

1776

New York is the 11th state.

Name Meaning

Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .

English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).

English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

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