Re: [howard-family] Sir/Elder Willam Howard born 1732 in England
- Well, my father, had told me one time, when I was to young to really care
much, I'm sorry to say, that we were, but really can't say for sure, but I
can ask my cousins' son who does geneolgy for a living if we are. Tim is so
busy, not sure where he is right now, but not far from his computer I'm sure.
He had just come back from Finland, where he is so loved, his grandmotner is
from Finland you see. I shall check and get back with you. Thank-you for
the e-mail, I'm kinda new at all this. Sally Howard Earl
- I replied to this message some time ago asking for the information you
mentioned. If indeed you are willing to share this. I am interested.
>Subject: [howard-family] Sir/Elder Willam Howard born 1732 in England
>Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 14:19:02 -0000
>I have been passed down some family history that includes all of Sir
>William's decendants being tracked through 1910 when my Great
>Grandfather last worked on keeping the records. I have done some
>looking but do not know for certain the names of William's brothers
>or parents. I did find a Lord Thomas Howard married to Elizabeth
>that had a son named William on 3 July 1732 in Chobham, Surrey, and
>also had a son named Thomas on 3 Feb. 1738 in Chobham. If any one is
>interested, I can post the entire lineage under this William as I
>have it recorded. This includes links to George Washington as a
>Sir William Howard, a son of Lord Howard, of the Northern part of
>England, was born in the year 1732. While in the service of the
>British Army, he met a Miss Hannah Psalter, with whom he fell in love
>and married her in the year about 1756 or 57. His marriage
>displeased his father, because she was not a daughter of an English
>nobleman, for which he disinherited him on account of the marriage.
>Sir William remained in England until two of his children were born
>when he emigrated to America about the year 1763 and settled in New
>York City where he bought property and entered the Iron Manufacturing
>business loosing his property later due to another having an older
>title. He then moved to Shenandoah County, Virginia where he again
>entered the iron manufacturing businessand became associated with the
>Fredericksburg Gun Factory where he made guns and munitions for the
>Colonial Government during the Revolutionary War. War Record,
>Richmond, Va. Auditor of Accounts, Ledger XV-III page 118.
>After the war, he sold out and moved to Mill Creek, Montgomery
>County, Virginia where he bought land and lived until his death.
>Mill Crek is only a short distance drom Riner P.O. Virginia.
>After being in Montgomery County a short time, he became a member of
>the Baptist church and later was a minister. He was an Elder and
>Moderator in the Church until his death. He was known throughout
>Virginia as Elder William Howard, being one of the pioneer Baptist
>Ministers if South Western Virginia and pastor of three churches in
>Montgomery County; Meadow Creek Church, Pine Creek Church, and Salem
>He dressed in the style of an English Gentleman which was striking
>contrast to the garb of the "back woodsman" as the people of the
>country west of the Blue Ridge were then called. There were but few
>things which he possessed in his old age which were brought from
>england by him. He wore a pair of silver knee buckles which were
>great curiosity to the younger generation of "back woodsmen" as few
>silver of gold ornaments were seen by them in those days.
>When Sir William Howard came to America, two of his brothers came
>with him. Their names are not known for certain but one is supposed
>to be Thomas Howard who settled in Albermarle County, Virginia and
>the other could be John Howard who settles in Maryland.
>After the Revolutionary War, Lord Howard died in England and in his
>will left a portion of his estate to his son's in America. This was
>converted into money and sent in care of an attorney to New York City
>where he remained for several months trying to locate the sons.
>Failing, he returned with the money to England. Sir William Howard
>received notice that the money was in the country but it took over a
>month for a letter to reach him from New york. he sent his son
>Ezekiel who arrived in New York only a few days after the party
>sailed for England. Afterwards, they made no effort to get the money.
>Sir William Howard died during the year 1815 at the age of 83 and was
>buried at the old cemetery, Mill Creek, Montgomery County, VA.
>Wife, Hannah Psalter Howard born in England 1738, died 1810,
>Ezekiel, married Rebecca Anderson of Fincastle, VA in 1790
>Peter, married Sarah Strickland of Amhurst County, VA in 1788
>John, married Nancy Calfee, Wythe County 1810
>Ziba, settled in Ky.
>Jessie, settled in Ky.
>Baldwin, died at 18 years.
>Stephen, died at 6 years
>Hiram, married Rachel Lorton of Montgomery county
>William Jr, married Elizabeth Collinsworth of Franklin county, VA.
>Hannah, married Jonathan Akers of Montgomery County.
>Ruth, married Jacob Akers of Montgomery County
>Clarrissa, married Mr. Boothe of Floyd County, VA.
>Rebecca died at 40 years.
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