Capt Joseph J. Hallowell

Brief Life History of Joseph J.

When Capt Joseph J. Hallowell was born on 10 September 1841, in Edmunds, East Central Washington Territory, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Levi Hallowell, was 28 and his mother, Mary Cox, was 25. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Sarah Jane Smith. He lived in Edmunds Township, Washington, Maine, United States for about 39 years and Dennysville, Washington, Maine, United States in 1900. He died on 15 March 1908, in Edmunds, East Central Washington Territory, Washington, Maine, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Edmunds Township, Washington, Maine, United States.

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Capt Joseph J. Hallowell
Sarah Jane Smith
Herbert Hallowell
Olive Hallowell
Horace E. Hallowell
Maud E. Hallowell
Levi W. Hallowell
Mildred S. Hallowell
Robert Smith Hallowell Sr
Sarah Hope Hallowell

Sources (33)

  • Joseph J Halowell in household of Levi Halowell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph J. Hallowell, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Hallowell in entry for Robert Hallowell and Mary H Kelly, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

World Events (8)

1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).


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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Halliwell (Lancashire) or Holywell (Huntingtonshire, Northumberland), named in Middle English hali, holi (Old English hālig) ‘holy’ + wel(le) (Old English well(a)) ‘well, spring’, or from any of numerous other places called with these elements (see Hollowell ).

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

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