Can't tell you who were the parents of the Frances Dryden you are looking for, but can tell youabout her husband Samuel Howard. Samuel was the son of James Howard (1640 England - 1729 Bertie Co,NC) and Sarah Titus (no dates). Sarah Titus was the daughter of Thomas Titus. James Howard's parentage in unknown and debatable at this time. James & Sarah had other children: James, Sarah, Edward, John & Solomon. Hope this helps. Contact me if you want more about the Howards.