Elihu Howland

Brief Life History of Elihu

When Elihu Howland was born in 1771, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Timothy Howland, was 28 and his mother, Lucy Lusannah Allen, was 23. He lived in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States in 1855. He died in 1815, at the age of 44.

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Timothy Howland
Lucy Lusannah Allen
Zerviah Howland
Betsey Howland
Elisabeth Howland
Elihu Howland
Deborah Howland
Allen Howland
Edith Howland

Sources (4)

  • Elisha Howland, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Elihu Howland, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Elihu Howland, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Holland .

Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

History: Howland was the name of three Quaker brothers, original settlers in Marshfield, MA. They were from Huntingdonshire, England. The eldest, John Howland (c. 1593–1672) was a passenger on the Mayflower, servant to Gov. John Carver, who died in the first winter at Plymouth Colony.

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

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