Husband: John Howe, (How) (1 2 3 4)
Born: 20 Nov 1602 in of Hadnall, Shropshire, England
Married: 1640 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass
Died: 28 May 1680 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass
Wife: Mary Martha Jones (5)
Born: 1618 in England
Died: 09 Sep 1672 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass
Father: Elijah Jones
Mother: >>>
01 (M): Thomas Howe (6 7)
Born: 12 Jun 1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass
Died: 16 Feb 1733 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass
Spouses: Sarah Hosmer
02 (M): John Howe (8 9)
Born: 1640
Died: 20 Apr 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Spouses: Elizabeth Ward
Additional Information

John Howe, (How):



"(John's) proximity to the Indian Plantation brought him into direct contact with the natives; but by his kindness, he gained the confidence and good will of savage neighbors, who accordingly, not only respected his rights, but in many cases made him the umpire in cases of difficulties among themselves. In a case where a pumpkin vine sprang up within the premises of one Indian, and the fruit ripened upon the premises of another, the dispute which arose between them as to the ownership of the pumpkin, was referred to him; and inspired with the wisdom of a second Solomon, he called for a knife, and severed the fruit, giving a moiety to each. This struck the parties as the perfection of Justice, and fixed the impartiality of the judge on an immutable basis."

  1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,, AFN:B62Z-M7.
  2. Contact: Donald F. Parrott, The Don Parrott Family Tree Entries: 32025 Updated: Thu Feb 13 05:55:21 2003 Contact: Donald F. Parrott (a family tree at
  3. Through the Looking Glass; (, p. 1055.

    John HOWE was born about 1602 in England.(1418) (1419) Based on age of death, stated as ae 78. He emigrated in 1639 from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. (1420) He died on 28 May 1680 in Marlboro, Ma?. (1421) He was.(1422) Savage lists him as fau. Screen 1032 Vol 2 Savage: Screen 1032 Vol 2: Children: John, Samuel, Sarah, Mary, Isaac, Josiah, Mary, Thomas, Daniel, Alexander, Daniel, Eliezer. John was killed by the Indians in 1676, First Mary died young, First Daniel died young, Alexander died soon, Daniel died perhaps at birth and may have been twin to Alexander. He was in Sudbury by 1639--and one of the original grantors-- when he received grant of a house lot, then shared in the three divisions of Sudbury Meadows, 1639-40. Was a petitioner for a grant of Marlboro, 1656, (NEHGR 62:220, Colonial Records of Marlboro) where he removed 1657. His house was about 1/3 mile NE of Spring-hill Meeting House. Opened a tavern in 1661. By appointment of the Mass gov/t, he and Edmund Rice laid out the Framingham lands to Gov Danfort in 1662. Nellie Palmer George: "Marlboro suffered greatly through all the years of Indian warfare." John How's eldest son was killed by them in 1671. His grand-daughter, Elizabeth was at her sister's home assisting her in caring for her infant neice when they were surprised by the indians in the home. The Indians seized them both, and later killed the baby. Elizabeth was held captive for many years in Canada, being ultimately redeemed. She was 17 when taken captive. She returned home to marry her long awaiting lover, Thomas Keyes. Her sister, Mrs. Joslyn, and a child two years old were murdered a few miles from her home. Elizabeth never recovered from the horror and brutality of her sister's death which she was obliged to witness. Her own life was spared because of the superstitious regard the Indians had for her beautiful voice, and during her captivity, she was frequently compelled to 'make sweet sound.' She retained for some time the customs of the Indians--their posture in sitting and their love for the out of doors."

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  5. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,, AFN:B62Z-ND.
  7. Forrest Blanding, a family tree posted on (
  8. Rootsweb (, Descendants of John Howe.

    1 - 2 John HOWE (How) m. Jan 22, 1662, Elizabeth Ward . He resided in Marlborough, where the births of three of his children are recorded. He probably had other children born earlier. He was killed by the Indians in Sudbury, April 20, 1676. The Probate Records say his "housings destroyed by the Indians."

    2 - 13 John, b. Sept. 9, 1671 ; m. Rebecca ____.
    2 - 14 David, b. April 9, 1674 ; d. the same year.
    2 - 15 Elizabeth, b. July 16, 1675; m. June 23, 1699, Thomas Keyes.

  9. Ibid.,

    ...was killed by the Indians in Sudbury, April 20, 1676. The Probate Records say his "housings destroyed by the Indians."

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