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John Howard

Male Abt 1711 - 1783  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name John Howard 
    Born Abt 1711  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Jun 1712  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Howard Genealogy - A Genealogical Record" shows baptism date 10 Aug 1712

    Howard, John Baptism
    Howard, John Baptism
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1783  Somers, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Howard Genealogy - A Genealogical Record" shows death date 03 Feb 1785

    Howard, John (Sr) Headstone
    Howard, John (Sr) Headstone
    Notes 
    • From "Howard Genealogy - A Genealogical Record" by Jarvis Cutler Howard

      Mr. John Howard, Sr., was a tanner and currier by trade, having learned the business in Ipswich, where he carried it on for himself, as he did afterwards in Pomfret, Conn., to which place he moved between 1741 and 1747. He located, probably, some little north of the present principal street in Pomfret. The precise spot has not been traced, as the deed seems not to have been recorded. In May, 1777, he sold his lands, with dwelling, barn, shops, etc., to his son William, and soon after removed to Somers, Conn., where he died. He was buried in the North Burying Ground, where large, red sandstone monuments mark the graves of himself and wife. He was a man of industry, integrity, and sterling worth. He united with the First Church in Pomfret, in Jan., 1758, his wife having removed her relation from the First Church in Ipswich, which she joined Dec. 27, 1741. His death occurred without warning. The sermon preached at his funeral by his pastor, Rev. Charles Backus, was afterward published by request of the family. In a note attached, the writer says, "Mr. Howard had returned from abroad to his house just before his death. After warming himself by the fire, he arose from his chair and walked towards the window in the same room, fell down in the middle of the floor, and was taken up dead. He died, probably, from the bursting of some large vessel. A sorrowful widow and seven children lament their loss of a kind husband and tender father. He was a member of the church in this place, and of a sober life. His tempter was remarkable for benevolence and hospitality. All who knew him admired his faithfulness and integrity in his profession, and conduct among mankind. He was sincerely beloved by all his neighbors and acquaintances, by whom his death is much lamented."

    Person ID I1513  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2015 

    Family Elizabeth Smith,   b. 29 Sep 1713, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1790, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1734  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Howard, Jr,   b. 20 Jul 1735, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1816, Sauquoit, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Thomas Howard,   b. 20 Jul 1737, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Howard,   b. 23 Sep 1739, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1802, Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Mareah Howard,   b. 30 Aug 1741, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hezekiah Howard,   b. 7 May 1747, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jeremiah Howard,   b. 17 Aug 1749, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Howard,   b. 2 Aug 1753, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Aaron Howard,   b. 11 Jan 1759, Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F1667  Group Sheet