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John Howland

Male Bef 1592 - 1672  (> 80 years)


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  1. 1.  John Howland was born Bef 1592, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England (son of Henry Howland and Margaret); died 23 Feb 1672, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried 25 Feb 1673, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1592, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1592, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1599, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England
    • Alternate death: 23 Feb 1673, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Emigrated on the Mayflower, 1620.

    "It has been traditionally reported that John Howland was born about 1592, based on his reported age at death in the Plymouth church records. However, ages at death were often overstated, and that is clearly the case here. John Howland came as a servant for John Carver, which means he was under 25 years old at the time (i.e. he was born after 1595). William Bradford, in the falling-overboard incident, refers to Howland as a 'lusty young man,' a term that would not likely have applied to a 28-year old given that Bradford himself was only 30. Bradford did call 21-year old John Alden a 'young man' though. Howland's wife Elizabeth was born in 1607: a 32-year old marrying a 17-year old is a relatively unlikely circumstance. Howland's last child was born in 1649: a 57-year old Howland would be an unlikely father. All these taken together demonstrate that Howland's age was likely overstated by at least 5 years. Since he signed the Mayflower Compact, we can assume he was probably at least 18 to 21 years old in 1620." [Caleb Johnson]

    From http://www.americanancestors.org/john-howland-mayflower/ -- descendants of John Howland or his father include:

    Constitution signer Nathaniel Gorham, Jr
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Adams
    Brooks Adams
    O. Henry
    Sam Ervin
    Humphrey Bogart
    Louis Auchincloss
    Hetty Green
    David Souter
    Norman Rockwell
    Bing Crosby
    Johnny Carson
    Marilyn Monroe
    Kingman Brewster (president, Yale University)
    Benjamin Spock
    Joseph Wharton (founder, Wharton School of Business, U of Pennsylvania)
    William Crapo Durant (founder, General Motors)
    Henry Cabot Lodge
    Henry Cabot Lodge II
    Charles Sanders Peirce (founder of Pragmatism)
    Charles Crocker (California banker and tycoon)
    Lillian Russell
    Joseph Smith
    Emma Hale Smith
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    The Bush presidents

    John married Elizabeth Tilley 25 Mar 1623, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Tilley and Joan Hurst) was born Bef 30 Aug 1607, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; died 21 Dec 1687, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Desire Howland was born Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Hope Howland was born 30 Aug 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 8 Jan 1684, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry HowlandHenry Howland was born Abt 1570; died 17 May 1635, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; was buried 19 May 1635, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1575

    Notes:

    Henry Howland (~1570-1635) = Margaret (>1575-1629)
    Henry Howland (d. 1675) = Mary Newland
    Elizabeth Howland (d. >1711) = Jedediah Allen (1647-1712)
    Mary Allen (b. 1681) = Thomas Smith (~1672-1732)
    Anthony Smith (1723-1810) = Lydia Willets (b. 1726)
    Judith Smith (1751-1836) = Jacob Burdg (1743->1797)
    Jacob Burdg (1783-1862) = Miriam Matthews (1786->1860)
    Oliver Burdg (1821-1908) = Jane M. Hemingway (1824-1890)
    Almira Park Burdg (1849-1943) = Franklin Milhous (1848-1919)
    Hannah Milhous (1885-1967) = Francis Anthony Nixon (1878-1956)
    Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1993)

    Henry married Margaret Bef 1591. Margaret was born Bef 1575; died Bef 31 Jul 1629, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; was buried 31 Jul 1629, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Margaret was born Bef 1575; died Bef 31 Jul 1629, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; was buried 31 Jul 1629, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England.
    Children:
    1. Arthur Howland was born , of Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; died Bef 30 Oct 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried 30 Oct 1675, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. 1. John Howland was born Bef 1592, Fenstanton, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England; died 23 Feb 1672, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried 25 Feb 1673, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.