Husband: James How (1)
Born: 15 May 1598 in England
Died: 17 May 1702 in Ipswitch, Essex, Mass
Father: John Howe
Mother: Margaret Whitmore
01 (M): John Howe, (How) (2 3 4)
Born: about 1602 in of Hadnall, Shropshire, England
Died: 28 May 1680 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Mass
Spouses: Mary Martha Jones
  1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,, AFN:209L-OG.
  2. Ibid., AFN:B62Z-M7.
  3. 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
  4. 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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