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Matthew Howard

Male Abt 1609 - 1659  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Matthew Howard 
    Born Abt 1609  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1652-1659  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3448  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2016 

    Family Anne,   d. Bef 1659, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1638  [1
    Children 
     1. Philip Howard
     2. Elizabeth Howard
     3. John Howard
     4. Anne Howard
     5. Cornelius Howard
     6. Mary Howard
     7. Matthew Howard,   b. 1640, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1692, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +8. Samuel Howard,   b. Abt 1647, Lower Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2017 08:17:45 
    Family ID F3366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Matthew Howard of Maryland: given a fanciful conspiracy-theory (literally) descent from Henry VII, in a 1976 historical novel (!) by Maryland genealogist James Moss. The other theory in print is the older one by Harry Wright Newman; both are groundless. Newman's theory is patently false; the Moss theory may have a grain of truth in some distant cadet connection to the ducal Howards of Norfolk, but there is no evidence beyond the questionable armory." [Nathaniel Lane Taylor, here]

      Matthew Howard and his wife Anne are also ancestors of the science fiction and fantasy writer John M. Ford (1957-2006), of the poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931), and of Frank and Jesse James.

      Matthew Howard (1609-1658) = Ann (1612-1659)
      Elizabeth Howard (1639-1672) = Henry Ridgely (1627-1710)
      Sarah Ridgely (1667-1727) = Thomas Odell (1671-1721)
      Henry Odell (1694-1738) = Ann Prather (1706-1738)
      Thomas Odell (1726-1759) = Keziah Offutt (1735-1783)
      Baruch Odell (1755-1789) = Margaret Offutt (1760-1820)
      Cassandra Odell (1780-1832) = John Austin (1770-1857)
      George Austin (1821-1867) = Amanda Thomas (1827-1899)
      Christopher Austin (1854-1933) = Laura Ashford (1869-1957)
      Bessie Iris Austin (1894-1967) = John William Ford (1900-1964)
      William Darrell Ford (1931-2003) = Janet Harley (1930-living)
      John Milo Ford, known as John M. Ford (1957-2006)

      Matthew Howard (1609-1658) = Ann (1612-1659)
      John Howard (1645-1696) = Susannah Norwood (b. 1620)
      John Howard (d. 1704) = Katherine Greenbury (d. 1704)
      Katherine Howard (b. 1697) = Orlando Griffith
      Sarah Griffith (1718-1794) = Nicholas Dorsey (1712-1780)
      Rachel Dorsey (1737-1805) = Anthony Lindsay (b. 1736)
      Vachel Lindsay = Annie Quisenberry
      Nicholas Lindsay = Martha Cave
      Vachel Thomas Lindsay (b. 1843) = Esther Frazee
      Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, known as Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

      Matthew Howard (1609-1658) = Ann (1612-1659)
      John Howard (1645-1696) = Susannah Norwood (b. 1620)
      John Howard (d. 1704) = Katherine Greenbury (d. 1704)
      Katherine Howard (b. 1697) = Orlando Griffith
      Sarah Griffith (1718-1794) = Nicholas Dorsey (1712-1780)
      Rachel Dorsey (1737-1805) = Anthony Lindsay (b. 1736)
      Anthony Lindsay (1767-1831) = Alice Cole (1769-1818)
      Sarah Lindsay (1803-1851) = James Cole (1804-1827)
      Zerelda Elizabeth Cole (1825-1911) = Robert Sallee James (1818-1850)
      Alexander Franklin James, known as Frank James (1843-1915)
      -- and his brother --
      Jesse Woodson James, known as Jesse James (1847-1882)

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families, by Sharon J. Doliante. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Maryland, 1991.