Notes for Benjamin HOWARD: A History of Watauga County, NC by John Preston Arthur, 1915:
"Ben Howard (a Torie) did not settle in this county, but remained at his home on the Yadkin, though he took refuge in the mountains around Boone during the Revolutionary War, and for ten years prior to 1769 herded cattle in the bottom lands around Boone. He built what is now known as the Boone cabin in front of the Boys' Dormitory of the Appalachian Training School, marked in 1912 by a monument erected by Col. W.L. Bryan. A quarter of a mile north of the knob, looming above Boone village and known as Howard's Knob, is a shallow cave or cliff, called Howard's Rock House, in which he is said to have lived while hiding out from the Whigs. Howard remained loyal to the British crown till 1778, when he took the oath of allegiance. His daughter, Sally, was switched by the Whigs near her home on the Yadkin because she refused to tell where her father was. She afterwards married Jordan Councill, Sr. and settled at what is now Boone, where Jesse Robbins has built a house, called the Buck-Horn-Tree place."
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More About Benjamin HOWARD: Date born 2: 17 Feb 1742, North Carolina. Died 2: 04 Jun 1828, North Carolina.
More About Benjamin HOWARD and Prudence SATER: Marriage: 21 Sep 1762, Baltimore, MD.
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