Joseph Howe

August 1778–10 April 1854 (Age 75)
Rutland, Republic of Vermont

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Howe was born in August 1778, in Rutland, Republic of Vermont, his father, Matthias Howe Jr., was 36 and his mother, Azubah Davis, was 39. He married Olive Proctor Scott on 10 March 1802, in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1850. He died on 10 April 1854, in Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in East Clarendon, Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Joseph Howe
Olive Proctor Scott
Marriage: 10 March 1802
Olive Scott Howe
Thomas Howe
Luther Proctor Howe

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    Olive Proctor Scott


10 March 1802
Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States


    Olive Scott Howe


    Thomas Howe


    Luther Proctor Howe


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 13

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Howe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph How Adams in entry for Olive S. How Adams, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Hoss, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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