Catherine Allen Howland

15 June 1812–5 April 1887 (Age 74)
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine Allen

When Catherine Allen Howland was born on 15 June 1812, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Howland, was 37 and her mother, Deborah Howland, was 35. She married George Washington Piggott on 23 October 1831, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 April 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74.

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George Washington Piggott
Catherine Allen Howland
Marriage: 23 October 1831
Augusta Hull Piggott
Abigail Ann Piggott
Charles Allen Piggott
William Henry Piggott
Rowena Piggott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1831New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 8
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Sources (30)

    • Catherine A. Howland in entry for Romena Pegit, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Catherine Piggott in household of George W Piggott, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Catherine in entry for George H. Sparrell and Augusta H. Pigott, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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