Phineas Howe

1739–1832 (Age 93)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phineas

When Phineas Howe was born on 25 January 1739, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Howe, was 41 and his mother, Ruth Brigham, was 34. He married Dorothy Burnap on 29 October 1764, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 March 1832, in his hometown, at the age of 93, and was buried in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Phineas Howe
Dorothy Burnap
Marriage: 29 October 1764
Sylvanus How
Jedediah Howe
Elizabeth Howe
Gilbert Howe
Lucretia Howe
Lovice Howe
Abraham Howe
Samison Howe

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29 October 1764
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 37

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

Age 37

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 49

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

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

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