Dinah Howe

1731–1796 (Age 64)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Dinah

When Dinah Howe was born on 11 October 1731, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Howe, was 34 and her mother, Ruth Brigham, was 27. She married Josiah Willard in 1755, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1796, in her hometown, at the age of 65, and was buried in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Dinah Howe
Josiah Willard
Marriage: 1755
Josiah Willard
Francis Willard
Humphery Willard
Ephraim Brigham Willard
Patty Willard
Lucretia Willard
Joseph Willard
Aaron Willard
Levi Willard
Rhoda Willard

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Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 45

"""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

Age 52

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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dinah How, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dinah How, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Dinah How, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"

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