Samuel Howe Sr
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Samuel Howe Sr (1642 - 1713)

Lieut Samuel Howe Sr
Born in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 5 Jun 1663 (to 29 Aug 1680) in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay, British Americamap
Husband of — married 18 Sep 1685 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Samuel HOW [dup. Samuell] son of John and Mary, born 20 Oct. 1642, at Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[1] (page 74)
He was admitted a freeman 31 May 1671. He lived in Sudbury, and built the bridge in the northeast corner of Framingham in 1673. In 1682 he and Samuel Gookin bought of the Natick Indians, a large tract of about 1700 acres of Framingham lands, which is referred to in local histories as the Gookin and Howe purchase.
Although the old colonial laws were designed to prevent inns becoming resorts for revelry and drunkeness, it seems that towards the close of the Puritan Commonwealth, it became very difficult to find persons whom the magistrates would trust to enforce these laws, and keep orderly and respectable inns. In a communication by Joseph Noyes, one of Selectmen of Sudbury, written 29 Feb. 1692, to the Middlesex County Court, he says :
"It is the minds of most of us that there should be none to retale drink amongst us by reason of the growing sin of drunkeness amongst us. Oure fathers came into this wilderness to enjoy the gospel and his ordinances in its purity and the convertion of the heathen, but instead of converting them, amongst other sins we have taught them to be drunkards." He further says, that inns should be for the entertainment of trevelers, "not town drunkards," and therefore he recommends Samuel Howe as the most suitable person to have license to entertain travelers."

Marriages

Samuel How and Martha Bent , June 5, 1663. M.R." married at Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.[1](page 169)
Children of Samuel and Martha born at Sudbury: (pages 73-74):
  1. John, s. Samuel and Martha, July 24, 1664. M.R.
  2. Mary, d. Samuel and Martha, Mar. 2, 1665 M.R.
  3. Samuel, s. Samuel and Martha, May 19, 1668 M.R.
  4. Martha, d. Samuel and Martha, Oct 9, 1669. M.R.
  5. Daniel[2], ch. Samuel and Martha, Oct. 9, 1672. M.R.
  6. David, ch. Samuel and Martha, Nov. 2, 1674. M.R.
  7. Hannah, ch. Sam[ue]l and Martha, Apr. 6, 1677 M.R.
Martha (Bent) How died at Sudbury on August 29, 1680.[1](page 311)
Samuel married 2nd on 18 Sept 1685 to Sarah (nee Leavitt), widow of Nehemiah Clapp. She was born February 25, 1659[1](page 220)[3]
Children of Samuel and Sarah recorded at Sudbury: pages 73-74
  1. Daniell, s. Samuell and Sarah, Feb. 24, 1689. M.R.
  2. Micajah "Micagah," s. Samuell and Sarah, Aug. 22, 1700.
  3. Elisha Howe, s. Samuell and Sarah, abt 1687
  4. Nehemiah Howe, s. Samuell and Sarah, Abt 1693
  5. Moses Howe, s. Samuell and Sarah, 27 August 1695
  6. Ebenezer Howe, s. Samuell and Sarah, 1697
Lt. Samuel Howe, aged 57 yrs, served and was wounded in King Phillip's War, 1695-1697 in Captain Davenport's Company, and was an officer in the local Militia of Sudbury. Samuel was also engaged in the Inn Keeping Business in Sudbury, where seven of his children were born. David, the youngest son, succeeded his father at the Sudbury Tavern. Longfellow has given it fame in his "Tales of a Wayside Inn"
"Lt. Samuel Howe, second son of John and Mary (Jones ) Howe, was a prominent man in both civil and military affairs. He was a carpenter and resided in the hamlet of Lenham, in Sudbury. He held many town offices, and was colonel of a regiment made up of companies from the towns in the vicinity. He was admitted a freeman in Sudbury in 1671, and always resided in his native town. In association with Samuel Gookin, of Cambridge, he purchased a large tract of land from the indians, in what is now Framington, the deed dated May 19, 1682. In 1673 he built a new bridge in the northeast corner of Framingham.[3]

Death

Lt. Samuel died on April 13, 1713, at Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [1](page 312)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Vital records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, publ 1903 http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7063421M
  2. infant death
  3. 3.0 3.1 Find a Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29452932
  • "The Bent Family" by Allen H. Bent in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol 48, July 1894, p 289
  • History of the Town of Marlborough, Page 381https://archive.org/stream/cu31924025963285#page/n412/mode/1up
  • Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 Author: George Tolman Publication: Beacon Press; Thomas Todd, Printer, Boston, 1895 at [Google Books]
  • Daniel Wait Howe, Howe Genealogies, NEHGS, Boston, 1929, Vol. 1, pages 7-9
  • Index to the Probate Records of the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA, USA: 1912.
  • Descendants of George Abbott, of Rowley, Mass.: of his joint descendants with George Abbott, sr., of Andover, Mass., of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, of Providence, R.I., of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of Andover, Mass., of George Abbott, of Norwalk Ct., of Robert Abbott, of Branford Ct., ... Author: Lemuel Abijah Abbott Publication: Ancestry.com. Boston: Abbott, 1906.
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850: Name: Samuel How; Gender: Male; Spouse: Martha Bent; Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1663; City: Sudbury; County: Middlesex; Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0599521 item 4. Household Members: Name: Martha Bent; Samuel How
  • Millennium File: Name: Samuel Howe; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 20 Oct 1642; Birth Place: Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; Death Date: 13 Apr 1713; Death Place: Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1663; Father: John Howe; Mother: Mary; Spouse: Martha Bent; Children: Martha Howe; Elisha Howe; Daniel Howe; Nehemiah Howe; Household Members: Name: Samuel Howe; Martha Bent
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000: Name: Samuel Howe; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 20 Oct 1642; First Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1663; First Marriage Place: Sud[bury]; Father: John Howe; Mother: Mary; Spouse: Martha Bent
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000: Name: Samuel How; Gender: Male; Age: 70; Birth Date: 20 Oct 1642; First Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1663; Second Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1685; Death Date: 13 Apr 1713; Death Place: Sudbury; Father: John How; Spouse: Martha Bent; Child: David How
  • The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011: Name: Samuel How; Event Type: Marriage; Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1663; Marriage Place: Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA; Spouse Name: Martha Bent; Household Members: Name: Samuel How; Martha Bent
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: Name: Samuel Howe; Gender: Male; Birth Place: MA; Birth Year: 1642; Spouse Name: Martha Bent; Spouse Birth Place: MA; Spouse Birth Year: 1643; Marriage Year: 1663; Marriage State: MA; Number Pages: 1; Household Members: Name: Martha Bent; Samuel Howe
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current: Name: Lieut Samuel Howe; Birth Date: 20 Oct 1642; Birth Place: Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America; Death Date: 13 Apr 1713; Death Place: Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America; Cemetery: North Cemetery; Burial or Cremation Place: Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America; Has Bio?: Y; Mother: Mary Howe; Spouse: Martha Howe; Children: Martha Walker; URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29452932
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700: Name: Samuel How; Gender: Male; Birth Year: 1642; Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1663; Marriage Place: New England, USA; Spouse: Martha How; Household Members: Name: Samuel How; Martha How
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970: Name: Samuel Howe; SAR Membership: 6802; Role: Ancestor; Father: John Howe; Spouse: Martha Howe; Children: David Howe; Household Members: Name: Amasa Mason Eaton; Sarah Brown Mason Easton; Levi Curtis Eaton; Susannah Eaton; Levi Eaton; Sally Howe; Ezekiel Howe; Bathsheba Howe; Ezekiel Howe; Hepzibah Howe; David Howe; Martha Howe; Samuel Howe; John Howe
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There are at least two families mixed up here. Samuel had 13 children. To help separate the families, I am going to mark the correct children of THIS Samuel with an asterisk in the Suffix field. I will mark those who are not this Samuel's children with a -.
posted by Vic Watt
Mary Nutting and Mary Woolie were the wives of a different Samuel Howe. Sarah Leavitt was the widow of Nehemiah Clapp.
posted by Vic Watt
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Please review the chldren and see if it is possible to attached them to the correct mother - there are clearly multiple duplicates for the children but there seems to be some confusion on which child belongs to which mother - - if no solution seems possible please remove the mothers and merge the duplicate children - the proper mother can be assigned when a source is found. Thank you.

posted by Philip Smith

Rejected matches › Samuel Howe (1654-1724)

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