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. 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. He died 2 September 1819 in Brooksville, Maine; he is buried in the Bell Family Cemetery in Cape Rosier, Maine.
 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.
 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 .
 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.