Comfort Howe

Brief Life History of Comfort

When Comfort Howe was born in 1789, in United States, her father, Nathaniel Howe, was 29 and her mother, Mary Herrick, was 30. She married James Mills about 1814. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 29 January 1855, in Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in French Lake, Burton, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Mills
1796–1868
Comfort Howe
1789–1855
Marriage: about 1814
Mills
1815–
Israel Mills
1828–
James Mills
1817–1849
William Mills
1823–1846
Thomas Mills
1824–1833
Mary Matilda Mills
1825–
Asa Mills
1832–1910

Sources (4)

  • Comfort Mills ( - 1855) - Find A Grave Memorial
  • Canada, New Brunswick County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1930; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-62Q7-TBK?cc=1392378&wc=M698-2TL%3A13841701%2C13841702%2C14645101
  • Nathaniel Howe - Overview - Ancestry.com (Richard Thomas Howe - rhowe7)

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World Events (7)

1789

George Washington elected first president of United States.

1789 · The United States Constitution

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .

English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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