Robert Howie

Robert Howie (1804 - 1880)

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Robert Howie
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Died in Argyle, Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2018 | Last significant change: 17 May 2018
13:49: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Robert Howie. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Marion, sailed August, 1839 | Unmarried | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Robert was born in 1804 in Argyll, Scotland. He was the son of William Howie and Janet Picken.

In 1839 he came to the United States with his mother. [1]

He was one of the founding members of the Scottish Settlement at Argyll.

He never married.

He passed away in 1880.


Rockford Daily Register, Wednesday, January 12, 1881

December 29, at the residence of Andrew McDonald, Argyle, Robert Howie, died in the 76th year of his age. Mr. Howie was a native of Argyleshire, Scotland. At an early day he emigrated to this country and became one of the founders of the Scotch Church and Settlement at Willow Creek.

For thirty-three years he was a ruling elder and one of the most liberal supporters of the church. The money and ground upon which the church edifice stands were his gifts.


  1. Marion Passenger List


1850 US Census

Year: 1850; Census Place: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois; Roll: M432_134; Page: 381A; Image: 172

Name: Robert Howie
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1850: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, USA
Robert Howie 40
Robert McDonald 11 (son of Alexander
John McDonald 7 (son of Alexander
Jennette Picken 84 (Janet-mother)

1870 US Census

Year: 1870; Census Place: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois; Roll: M593_294; Page: 290A; Family History Library Film: 545793

Name: Robert Howie
Age in 1870: 67
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: Scotland
Dwelling Number: 66
Home in 1870: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois

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