Penelope Howell

6 May 1813–11 July 1869 (Age 56)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Penelope

When Penelope Howell was born on 6 May 1813, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Howell, was 47 and her mother, Bethana Theona Pate, was 32. She married Shadrack Pate Jr. in International, Carbon, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Saulston Township, Wayne, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 11 July 1869, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Shadrack Pate Jr.
Penelope Howell
Sarah Sally Pate
Mary Ann "Polly" Pate
Henry Pate
Hyman Pate
Starling Pate
Imogene Amegay Pate
Susan Pate
Hassell Pate

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    International, Carbon, Montana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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 7
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 17
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Shadrack Pate's will (Penelope Howell--wife)

    ShadrackPate, Jr ‘s father (Jr is married to Penelope Howell) SHADRACK PATE, SR. WILL Recorded May 1837 In the name of god amen. I Shadrack Pate Sr. be of Sound andperfect mind and memory blessed be g …

    Sources (8)

    • Penelope Pate in household of Shaderick Pate, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Polly Pate in entry for Hassell Pate, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
    • Penny Pate in household of Shadrick Pate, "United States Census, 1860"

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