Thomas Howard

Male22 May 1770–13 June 1851

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Howard was born on 22 May 1770, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Howard, was 41 and his mother, Mary Pember, was 35. He married Aminta Chapin on 1 December 1798, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1820 and Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1840. He died on 13 June 1851, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Thomas Howard
Aminta Chapin
Marriage: 1 December 1798
Hosea Howard
Thomas Howard
Lovisa Howard
Nancy Howard
Abiram M Howard

Sources (16)

  • Thomas Howard, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Thomas Howard, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Thomas Howard, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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  • Marriage
    1 December 1798Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 11

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 24

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .

    English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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