Wesley Nycum Howsare

Brief Life History of Wesley Nycum

When Wesley Nycum Howsare was born on 20 August 1839, in Maryland, United States, his father, Asa Howsare, was 30 and his mother, Catharine Nycum, was 28. He married Mary Catherine Leasure on 10 February 1861, in Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died in April 1918, in Zihlman, Allegany, Maryland, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Wesley Nycum Howsare
Mary Catherine Leasure
Marriage: 10 February 1861
Malinda Belle Howsare
Joshua L Howsare
Francis Shannon Howsare
Mary C Housare
John W. Howsare
William Henry Howsare
Alonza B Howsare
Florence Howsare
Eldory "Dory" Howsare
Dora Howsare
Charles Asa Howsare

Sources (9)

  • Wesley Houser in household of Asa Houser, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wesley N. Howser, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Wesley N Howser, "Maryland, Allegany County, Tax and Voter Records, 1798-1948"

World Events (7)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Hauser .

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

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