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Abraham Howland 1756-1827

Updated August 12, 2003

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The Howlands Henry-Henry-Zoeth-Nicholas-Job-Abraham (John Howland of the Mayflower's family)
Researching Abraham Howland's family Quakers that settled in
Adams, No. Berkshire County, MA in the 1770's.
Abraham was born September 22,1756 in Rhode Island and died March 3,1827 buried in the Adams Maple Street Quaker Cemetery with his wife Elizabeth Hathaway born September 20,1756 prob. in Freetown, MA and died November 26,1839 in Adams.
Aabraham became a Representative to the General Court in 1798. The first map of Adams (known as East Hoosac at one time)was made by Abraham and Israel Jones then selectmen. Abraham became a very wealthy land owner and built a mansion in South Adams in 1800.
Abraham and Elizabeth's children were all born in Adams, MA
Alice born 1776 and died March 18,1849 buried Maple St. Her cemetery stone reads daughter of Abraham. She lived on family estate.
Cynthia never married-- born 1790/92--died Sept. 21,1861--Her cemetery stone reads "Daughter of Abraham" Lived on family estate
Joseph 1779-1832 married Ann Marcy Wilmarth in Adams.
Isaac born 1793 died 1870 managed his father's estate. Married Betsey Sunderland. They lived on the family estate.
George lived on the family estate until his death May 10,1862 at the age 78 in South Adams. Death due to fever. He was farmer. Probably never married.
Hannah born 1791--died Sept. 21,1861 at the age of 72. Lived on family estate all her life. She never married
Amy born 1793 died April 9,1836 Married Zelotes Richmond
John Howland my ancestor born 1782 died 1849 Married Sylinds Jenks. His son was Daniel Dennison Howland 1813-1851 who married Mary Sheldon 1807-1887. Born in Half Moon, NY. And his son was Edmund Jenks Howland 1842-1912 He served in the Civil War Mmarried Amanda Augusta Housten born in Stephentown, NY May 1851 and died Sept 22,1883 buried in the Maple Street Quaker Cemetery in Adams, MA
The were married April 11,1872 in Hoosick, Rensselear Co, NY. Both living in So Adams at that time.
Edmund Jenks Howland also married Clarrisa Addie Carpenter in Adams, MA Addie Howland 1862-1926.

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