22 July 1584–6 October 1655 (Age 71)
Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
When Edward Howell was born on 22 July 1584, in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Lord Henry Howell, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Hawten, was 22. He married Elizabeth Frances Paxton on 7 April 1616, in Odell, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. In 1644, at the age of 60, his occupation is listed as miller. edward howell started first watermill in america in 1644 to grind grain. england had given howell 44 acres of land on which to build the mill. the mill still exists in the 21st century at 41 old mill road, water mill, new york 11976. from the website “watermillmuseum.org”. in Water Mill, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States. He died on 6 October 1655, in Southampton, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 71, and was buried in Southampton, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America.
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.
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