Richard Lewis Howell, born in Stockton, New Jersey, was a captain in the United States army during the War of 1812; took part in the actions at Chrysler's Farm and at Fort George, where he received General Pike into his arms, when he was mortally wounded; and was in many minor actions on the Canada border.-
In 1813 Richard Lewis Howell volunteered to serve with Oliver Hazard Perry in the victorious Lake Erie campaign and Battle of Put-in-Bay (Battle of Lake Erie.) Perry's flag ship was the USS Lawrence at the beginning of the battle but it took heavy damage during the battle and Perry transferred his flag to the USS Niagara.
Richard was born in 1794. Richard's father Richard Howell was the governor of New Jersey his mother was Keziah Burr ... He passed away in 1847. 
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