Benjamin Howard

Benjamin HOWARD is my sixth great uncle, son of my seventh great grandparents; Edward and Susannah (MITCHELL) HOWARD.  Benjamin is the oldest of nine children, born 1734 in Kittery, Maine, baptized at Kittery Point Church 26 May 1734.[1]  He Married Margaret MITCHELL in 1756, they had nine children: John, Benjamin H. Jr., Margaret, Samuel, Susannah, Edward A., Catherine, George, and Martha.  He lived in Castine, Maine for a short time.  He lived in Brooksville, Maine and owned two lots; he was a signer on a petition to the government and otherwise was out of most records.[2] He died 2 September 1819 in Brooksville, Maine; he is buried in the Bell Family Cemetery in Cape Rosier, Maine.[3]


[1] Robert J. Dunkle and Valerie Ruocco, “Parish Records of the First Church and Society of Kittery, Maine 1714-1791,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 151 (1997), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 11 August 2013), Benjamin Howard baptism 26 May 1734.

[2] Grace Limeburner Angie R Baldwin, Abbie L. Tapley, Annie B. Grindle, Vest Hawes, Eleanor Babbidge, collected information, Traditions and Records of Brooksville, Maine, 1935-36 (1935; reprint, Auburn, Maine: Merrill & Webber Company, n.d.), 38; digital images, Ancestory.com, Ancestory.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed .

[3] Mrs. Walter Meiggs Bush, “Vital Records of Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 104 (1950), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 11 August 2013), Benjamin Howard death 2 Sept 1819.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 11 August 2013), Benjamin H. Howard, Sr.

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