Mary Ann Howe

6 April 1816–19 March 1864 (Age 47)
Grindstone Island, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Howe was born on 6 April 1816, in Grindstone Island, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Howe, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Talman, was 21. She married Henry Stevens Jr on 26 November 1832, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 19 March 1864, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Henry Stevens Jr
Mary Ann Howe
Marriage: 26 November 1832
Henry Barnabas Stevens
Sarah Ann Stevens
Mary Ann Stevens
Chloe Stevens
James Stevens
Elisha Stevens

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  • Marriage
    26 November 1832Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 14
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Henry Stevens' Wives

    Henry Stevens' first wife, Mary Ann Howe, proved to be a good kind mother to me. She was not a strong woman at any time and after we had lived together for ten years, part of the time in Ephraim, part …

    Sources (11)

    • Mary A Stevens in household of Henry Stevens, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Ann How in entry for Harry Stevens, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
    • Mary A Stevens in household of Hy Stevens, "United States Census, 1860"

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