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Descendants of Matthew HOWARD


Generation No. 5


9. SAMUEL8 HOWARD (SAMUEL7, PHILIP6, SAMUEL5, MATTHEW4, THOMAS ARUNDEL3, MATTHEW ARUNDEL2, SIR THOMAS1 ARUNDEL) was born December 26, 1717 in St. Anne's Parish. He married (1) PATIENCE DORSEY January 29, 1740/41, daughter of JOHN DORSEY and HONOUR ELDER. He married (2) ANNE HARVEY Bef. 1749, daughter of SAMUEL HARVEY and ELIZABETH DARBY.
     
Children of S
AMUEL HOWARD and PATIENCE DORSEY are:
  i.   SAMUEL9 HOWARD, b. January 6, 1744/45.
  ii.   JOHN HOWARD, b. January 22, 1746/47.
     
Children of SAMUEL HOWARD and ANNE HARVEY are:
  iii.   SAMUEL HARVEY9 HOWARD, b. August 23, 1750.
  iv.   ANNE HOWARD, b. January 21, 1751/52; m. JOHN VACHER DE VAUBRUN, September 4, 1781.
  More About JOHN VACHER DE VAUBRUN:
Interesting Notes: He was a French officer of the Revolution.

  v.   REBECCA HARVEY HOWARD.
  vi.   PHILIP HOWARD.
  vii.   CHARLES HOWARD.
  viii.   BENJAMIN HOWARD.
  ix.   THOMAS HOWARD.


10. PHILIP8 HOWARD (PHILIP SR.7, PHILIP6, SAMUEL5, MATTHEW4, THOMAS ARUNDEL3, MATTHEW ARUNDEL2, SIR THOMAS1 ARUNDEL) was born November 1, 1727. He married MARY DOUTHIT.
     
Children of P
HILIP HOWARD and MARY DOUTHIT are:
  i.   WILLIAM9 HOWARD.
  ii.   SAMUEL HOWARD.
  iii.   PHILIP HOWARD.
  iv.   BENJAMIN HOWARD.
  v.   JOHN HOWARD.
  vi.   MARY HOWARD.
  vii.   SUSANNA HOWARD, m. UNKNOWN DOUTHIT.
  viii.   ELIZABETH HOWARD, m. UNKNOWN BRYANT.
  ix.   SARAH HOWARD, m. UNKNOWN HOLLIMAN.


11. JOHN8 HOWARD (PHILIP SR.7, PHILIP6, SAMUEL5, MATTHEW4, THOMAS ARUNDEL3, MATTHEW ARUNDEL2, SIR THOMAS1 ARUNDEL) was born ABT 1733 in Frederick Co., MD14. He married NANCY UNKNOWN.

More About J
OHN HOWARD:
Will Info: July 1811, Will proven.15
     
Children of J
OHN HOWARD and NANCY UNKNOWN are:
  i.   SALLY9 HOWARD, m. UNKNOWN WITHERSPOON.
  ii.   JOSHUA HOWARD.
  More About JOSHUA HOWARD:
Will Info: October 1814, Inventory of the estate of Joshua Howard16

  iii.   JOHN JR. HOWARD.
  iv.   PHILLIP HOWARD.
  v.   CHRISTOPHER HOWARD.
  vi.   BARBARY HOWARD.
  More About BARBARY HOWARD:
Will Info: August 1840, Acct. of estate of Barbara Howard17

  vii.   POLLY HOWARD.
  viii.   RACHEL HOWARD, m. UNKNOWN HORTON.


12. BENJAMIN8 HOWARD (PHILIP SR.7, PHILIP6, SAMUEL5, MATTHEW4, THOMAS ARUNDEL3, MATTHEW ARUNDEL2, SIR THOMAS1 ARUNDEL) was born February 17, 1741/42 in MD, and died June 4, 1828 in Wilkes County, NC. He married PRUDENCE SATER September 21, 1762 in Baltimore County, MD18, daughter of HENRY SATER and DORCAS TOWSON.

Notes for B
ENJAMIN HOWARD:
Was a Private in the First Maryland Regiment, Captain Henry Gaither's Co.

From Hodges Councill of Virginia and Decendants by Judson Councill, Baltimore, MD 1941, pgs 80-81:
Will of Benjamin Howard, Wilkes Co., NC Nov Term 1828. Legacy to dau. Discretion Isabell, negro named Betsey; dau. Polly Howard & son George Howard, Benj. Howard's heirs negro boy & $500; dau. Sarah Councill; dau. Racheal Councill; dau Rebecca Dyer; dau. Fanny Calloway; son Geo. Howard 100 acres in Ashe Co., son Cornelius Howard, Sugar Camp tract in Ashe Co. & 200 acres in Rich Mountains, 48 acres in Ashe Co. and part of home place line between Cornelius and Polly Howard, part of home place. Granddaughter Prudence Calloway, grandson Wm. Howard, son of Polly Howard, if daughter Polly Howard takes good care of me as long as I live. Ex. Polly Howard, Joseph Calloway, Benj. -----, Geo. Howard. Witness; Benj. Beach, James N. Pennell, R. Martin. supplied by Sallie Ray, Boone, NC 1939.

National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 64, March 1976, Number 1: Benjamin Howard (1742-1828) of Maryland and North Carolina by Fielding Ogburn (11 Lakeside Overlook, Rockville, MD 20850].
      Benjamin Howard appears in at least six genealogies. (Miriam I. Turnley, Family Record (privately printed, 1895); Isaac W. Maclay, Descendants of Henry Sater of Maryland (1895) and Henry Sater, 1690-1754 (1895); Mary I. Scott, Genealogy of the Isbell Family (1929); Judson Councill of Virginia and Descendants (1941); Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families, Vol. 1 (1918).) He was born 17 February 1742 and died 4 June 1928. On 21 September 1762 he married Prudence, daughter of Henry and Dorcas Sater of Baltimore County, Maryland. They lived, died, and were buried in Wilkes County, North Carolina. There is no doubt about these facts.
      In Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families, he is identified as a son of Charles3 (Cornelius2) Howard. Later in a letter to Rubyn Ogburn, July 1943, Miss Armstrong amended this identification by alleging that he was a son of Benjamin4 (Charles3, Cornelius2) Howard, but gave no evidence in support of this charge. Harry Wright Newman, in his well-researched Anne Arundel Gentry, correctly identifies that Benjamin Jr.5 as the man who married Anne and lived in Kent County, Delaware. (Harry Wright Newman, Anne Arundel Gentry, vol. 2, 2nd ed (1971) Newman does not mention Benjamin and Prudence (Sater) Howard of Wilkes County.
      The true origin and parentage of Benjamin Howard of Wilkes County are revealed in the 1791 Maryland Cancery Court case of John Davidson vs the Attorney General. Among the papers were two depositions of interest. On 4 March 1791 Benjamin Howard of Wilkes County, age 79 [born ca 1741-2], and on 26 March 1791 John Howard of Wilkes County, age 57 [born ca 1733-4] deposed as follows. They are brothers, and have another brother, Philip of Surry County, North Carolina, age about 60 [born ca 1730-1]. The three live within 50 miles of each other. Their father, Philip Howard, Sr. formerly lived on Elk Ridge in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died six years ago at age 80 [born ca 1804-5, died ca 1784-5] while living with his son Philip. In 1747 Philip, Sr., Philip, Jr., and John leased from the province of Maryland 150-acre Angles and Rods, a part of Monocacy Manor northwest of Frederick-Town, for their lifetimes. But they left Maryland about 1751 and settled on the Yadkin River in North Carolina. Philip Sr., then had eight children living (out of seven sons and two daughters born). In 1752 they assigned their Maryland lease to John Howard [son] of Gideon [Howard]. (Maryland Chancery Court Records, 22#F:480-491, at Hall of Records, Annapolis.)
      Thus, we see that the deponent Benjamin Howard was born at about the same time and came from the same colony as Benjamin (1742-1728) of Wilkes County. The North Carolina 1790 census enumerates only one Benjamin Howard family head in Wilkes County, and lists John Howard there and Philip Howard in Surry County. We may conclude, therefore, that the deponent was the husband of Prudence Sater.
      According to Newman, Philip Howard (born 1704) had a wife Mary, lived in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, settled in Rowan County, North Carolina, and owned land in Wilkes County [set off from Rowan in 1778]. He had a son Philip born in 1727 and a son John, who was born in Frederick County, Maryland, and had wife Nancy. Newman also provides the Howard lineage: Philip4 (1704), Philip3 (d. 1704), Samuel2 (d. 1703), and Matthew1 and Anne (Hall) Howard.

From A History of Watauga County, North Carolina. With Sketches of Prominent Families, by John Preston Arthur. Richmond: Everett Waddey Co. (1915).
      From pages 18-19: First White Settlers of Watauga. A letter from Lafayette Tucker, of Ashland, Ashe County, states that the descendants of the original Lewis who settled in that neighborhood claim that he came as early as 1730. Thomas Hodges, the first, came during the Revolutionary War and settled in what is now called Hodges Gap, two miles west of Boone, and Samuel Hix and James D. Holtsclaw, his son-in-law, settled at or near Valle Crusis at that time or before. Some of the Norris family also came about that time, but which one or ones cannot be determined now. These were Tories. Ben Howard did not settle in this country, 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. (Colonel Bryan, however, thinks Howard did not build this cabin, as Jordan Councill the second, Howard's grandson, always called it Boone's cabin. Col. J.M. Isbell, now deceased, told the writer in May 1909 that Burrell, an old AFrican slave, told him that Howard used it for his herders.)
      A quarter mile north of the knob, looming above Boone village and known as Howard's Knob, is a shallow dave 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 til 1778, when he took the oath of allegiance. (Col. Rec. XXII, p. 172) His daughter, Sally, was switched by the Whigs near her home on the Yadkin becaue she refused to tell where her father was. She afterwards married Jordan Councill, Sr., and settled at what is now Boone, where Jesse Robbins had built a house, called the Buck-Horn-Tree place.
      From page 33, re: Boone's Cabin Monument: In this cabin Benjamin Howard and his herders used to keep their salt and cooking utensils when they visted this section to look after Howard's cattle, which he ranged in the upper valley of the New River.


More About B
ENJAMIN HOWARD:
Burial: On the Howard Family homeplace.19
Interesting Notes: November 1817, Exchange of slaves.20
Residence: MD, Wilkes Co., NC (later Caldwell Co., NC)21
Military Service: Was a Private in the First Maryland Regiment, Captain Henry Gaither's Co.22
Will Info: November 1828, Will of Benjamin Howard, Sr.23

More About P
RUDENCE SATER:
Burial: On the Howard Family homeplace.24

Marriage Notes for B
ENJAMIN HOWARD and PRUDENCE SATER:
From Notable Southern Families, Vol. 1, p. 108: "...and it was believed by his descendants that this was a run away marriage, for Miriam Isbell Turnley was told by her mother that it was an elopement. To lighten the gravity of this genealogical statement be it observed just here that Prudence having run away with Benjamin Howard named her daughter Discretion! and further that Discretion ran away as you will see..."
     
Children of B
ENJAMIN HOWARD and PRUDENCE SATER are:
13. i.   DISCRETION9 HOWARD, b. July 29, 1764.
  ii.   PHILLIP HOWARD, b. January 6, 1766.
  iii.   MARY HOWARD, b. 1768.
  iv.   GEORGE HOWARD, b. February 4, 1770; m. BETSY JONES.
14. v.   SARAH ("SALLY") HOWARD, b. October 21, 1771.
  vi.   ELIZABETH HOWARD, b. February 1, 1774.
15. vii.   RACHEL HOWARD, b. December 27, 1776, MD?; d. Unknown, Knox Co., TN.
16. viii.   REBECCA HOWARD, b. February 10, 1778.
17. ix.   BENJAMIN HOWARD, b. March 11, 1780; d. July 21, 1825, Wilkes Co., NC.
  x.   CORNELIUS HOWARD, b. April 7, 1782; m. DELPHIA HAGGLER.
18. xi.   NANCY HOWARD, b. February 20, 1784.
  xii.   PRUDENCE HOWARD, b. ABT 1787.
  Notes for PRUDENCE HOWARD:
Died in youth.



  More About PRUDENCE HOWARD:
Interesting Notes: Died in infancy.



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