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Benjamin HOWARD (son of Philip HOWARD and Mary CHILD)1292 was born 17 Feb 1742 in Anne Arundel CO, MD1292, and died 04 Jun 1828 in Wilkes CO, NC1292. He married Prudence SATER on 21 Sep 1762 in Baltimore, MD, daughter of Henry SATER and Dorcas TOWSON.

 Includes NotesNotes 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.

Children of Benjamin HOWARD and Prudence SATER are:
  1. +Sarah HOWARD, b. 21 Oct 1771, Wilkes County, NC1293, d. 1816, Wilkes County, NC1293.
  2. Discretion HOWARD, b. 29 Jul 1764, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 26 Jun 1848, Wilkesboro, Wilkes CO, NC1293.
  3. Phillip HOWARD, b. 06 Jan 1766, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 1828, Wilkes CO, NC1293.
  4. Mary Polly HOWARD, b. Dec 1768, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 04 Jul 1836, Wilkes CO, NC1293.
  5. George HOWARD, b. 04 Feb 1770, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 03 Aug 1840, Nile Creek, Blount Co, TN1293.
  6. Elizabeth HOWARD, b. 01 Feb 1774, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 1828, Wilkes Co, NC1293.
  7. Rachel HOWARD, b. 27 Dec 1776, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 1850, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN1293.
  8. Rebecca HOWARD, b. 10 Feb 1778, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 1834, Crawford, Arkansas1293.
  9. Benjamin HOWARD, b. 11 Mar 1780, Wilkes Co, NC1293, d. 26 Jul 1825, Elk, Wilkes Co, NC1293.
  10. Cornelius HOWARD, b. 07 Apr 1782, Wilkes CO, NC1293, 1293, d. 14 Feb 1860, Bradley, TN1293, 1293.
  11. Nancy Frances HOWARD, b. 20 Feb 1784, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 22 Apr 1831, Monroe, TN1293.
  12. Prudence HOWARD, b. 1787, Wilkes CO, NC1293, d. 1788, Wilkes Co, NC1293.
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