Richard Howell
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Richard Lewis Howell (1794 - 1847)

Maj Richard Lewis Howell
Born in Trenton, New Jerseymap
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Husband of — married 21 Sep 1818 in Saint Marys Church Formerly Saint Anns Church, Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Died at age 53 in Philadelphia, PAmap
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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.) [1]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.[2]

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. [3]

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  1. History of the Upper Ohio Valley, with family history and biographical sketches - Pages 329-330
  2. Oliver Hazard Perry - National Park Service
  3. First-hand information as remembered by Berry Henderson, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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Indexing Project (Batch) Number M50705-1 System Origin New_Jersey-ODM GS Film number 962650

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Howell-13677 and Howell-2981 appear to represent the same person because: I think these are the same people. The birth dates concern me but I can't find good info for either date. Although I do find it hard to believe he was made a captain in the War of 1812 as an 18 year old. But then he was the son of a governor. I accept what you believe.
posted by Gurney Thompson Jr
Howell-13677 and Howell-2981 are not ready to be merged because: I don't have any research showing Augusta Rebecca (Howell) Williams was the daughter of Richard Lewis Howell. But, I need to look into it more and gather more evidence to make sure she was his daughter. I will take ownership of her profile and do the merge lagter if the evidence bears out. Thanks, Aaron
posted by Aaron Henderson

Unmerged matches › Richard Lewis Howell (1781-1847)