Roswell Howard

Submitted by Dolores Davidson, 2003.


No one seems to know the parents of Roswell HOWARD

Roswell probably a brother to
Nathan Howard, one of the ten Howard brothers
well known in the early history of Jamaica
and Townshend, Vermont. (Series 1, New England Families Genealogical and
Memorial) may be well known but I cannot place them
ROSWELL had a sister known as PURLEY or PERLEY married to Isaac GAGE bro to
Roswell's wife she is gone by 1850 census he is with several sons in the
neighborhood;
No dates for her but Isaac, was b: 15 APR 1793 Vermont
Death : 29 APR 1871 Texas Township, Kalamazoo, MI
Another POLLY HOWARD married JOEL GAGE son of Asa;b 1 JUL 1783
Children
Jerusha GAGE b: 3 SEP 1806 in VT.
Parker GAGE b: 25 JUN 1810
Artimas B. GAGE b: 4 APR 1813
Sally GAGE b: 4 JUN 1817
Calvin GAGE b: 4 JUN 1819 in VT.
Emory Joel GAGE b: 4 JAN 1822 in Jamaica, VT
NATHAN HOWARD who lived near Roswell in Jamaica married also to Dau of ASA
GAGE, BETSEY GAGE, b 24 FEB 1786 she also married to a William COBB, but 1st
or 2nd husband not known

Roswell HOWARD
Birth: 19 MAR 1781 Death: 4 APR 1832
Burial: Smith Mills Cemetery, Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY
Marriage 1 Eunice Bolton GAGE b: 11 AUG 1784 in Hubbardston, Worcester Co.,
MA .Death: 4 JUL 1871 in Silver Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY Burial: Smith
Mills Cemetery, Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY *(NOT in cemetery records)
Daughter of Asa GAGE Birth: 22 JUL 1758 in Milford, Worcester Co., MA.
Death: 26 JAN 1837 in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., NY. Burial: Smith Mills
Cemetery, Smith Mills, Chautauqua Co., NY a SOLDIER of the REVOLUTION and
Mary (Polly) BOLTON Birth: 22 FEB 1761 in MA. Death: 3 JAN 1859 in Hanover,
Chautauqua Co., NY. Burial: Smith Mills Cemetery, Smith Mills, Chautauqua
Co., NY
Asa and Polly had at least 13 children

ROSWELL and EUNICE Married: 27 NOV 1803 in JAMAICA WINDHAM CO VT
Children born JAMAICA Vermont

1, Sullivan HOWARD b: 30 AUG 1806 Death: 19 MAY 1853 ae 46 yrs. 8 m. 9 ds
Burial in Smith Mills Cemetery
Wife Phebe HOW, b. Apr. 10, 1803, d. Dec. 27, 1878 Smith Mills Cemetery
Listed as S only in 1850 Hanover census he is 44, Phebe is 47, children,
MARDEN son, 17, MILTON 15, MASON 13 Hellen 11also in home is E LIVERMORE
female age 22

2, Edson HOWARD b: 3 DEC 1808 d. July 5, 1896
Married Lucretia or LUCETTA HOW, b. Feb. 1, 1815, d. Feb. 25, 1888 both
buried Smith Mills
Married: 9 JAN 1834 probably sister of Phebe
Lizza P., dau. of Edson & Lucetta Howard, d. Aug. 29, 1861, aged 2 yrs. 7
mo. 16 ds.
Sally G., dau. of Edson & Lucetta Howard, d. Feb. 20, 1853, aged 18 yrs. 4
mos. 28 ds.
Justin C., son of Edson & Lucetta Howard, d. Sept. 10, 1851, ae 25 ds.

3, Meritt T. HOWARD b: 24 JUL 1810 d. Mar. 12, 1880, aged 69 yrs. 7 mo. 18
ds
Married to Emeline EWING d. July 23, 1844 in the 27th year of her age (
Cemetery reading is incorrect reads 1814 should read 1844)
Dau Candace b 1839 d 1905 married Simon SHEARER

4, Mary Ann HOWARD b: 8 AUG 1812 d 1883 married Ansel NEVINS they are
thought to be buried at Smith Mills
Dau Eunice Gage NEVINS 20 MAR 1845 in Smith's Mills, NY.

5 Calista HOWARD b: 9 SEP 1814 Death: 7 AUG 1818

6, Amariah HOWARD b: 14 JAN 1818 Death: 19 DEC 1870 Smith Mills Cemetery
Twin Brother of Nehemiah, married before 1850
Ann M. HILLER, wife of Amariah Howard & dau. of John I. Hiller, d. Dec. 28,
1870, aged 44 yrs. 3 mo. 29 ds. Smith Mills Cemetery
In 1850 he is 33 she is 23 no children yet, and his mother EUNICE G HOWARD
is with him age 71
Sullivan, son of Amariah & Anna Maria Howard, d. Sept. 29, 1854, aged 1 yr.
3 mo. 18 d
Son Eugene Roswell HOWARD b 1851 ( married cousin, AMELIA HOWARD Dau of
Alexander) see below ( in 1880 probably the E R Howard in Hornellsville,
Steuben, New York)
Amariah Married 2nd to Cordelia Jane MCKEE Birth: 6 May 1832 in Hanover,
Chautauqua Co., Death: 8 Jan 1915 in Hanover, NY her first husband was 1859
to
Issac Mecham Lyman CLEMENT
She married to Amariah, 13 Sep 1871

7 Nehemiah HOWARD Twin of Amariah b: 14 JAN 1818 died Dec 2, 1900 ae 82y
11m
married 1st 27 NOV 1845
to Harriet CHASE she d. Oct 20, 1870 ae 47y 7m
He married 2nd to SUSAN
b. July 26 1821- d. Mar 21, 1894
All three are buried in Ball Town Cemetery town of Hanover
In 1850 Hanover is N HOWARD is 32 b VT and wife Harriet, 27, sons CHANDLER
3 and WESLEY a few months b 1850
In 1880 CHANDLER HOWARD is in Perrysburg Cattaraugus Co NY married to Mary
WHEELER dau of Hiram he is 34 she is 31 no kids)
Also here beside Nehemiah 1850 is one

8 WILLIAM HOWARD also known as MANN HOWARD born VT age 30 has to be a has in
home also a female A. GAGE age 18 a wife
CLARISSA 27 (nee GAGE) , children, George W 7, Oscar G 5, Mary HOWARD
either 2 or months old
Elwyn, son of Mann & Clarissa Howard, d. Sept. 3, 1848, ae 1 yr. 8 mo. 21
ds.
Erwin M., son of Mann & Clarissa Howard, d. Nov. 9, 1853, ae 1 mo.
William HOWARD
b: 17 JUN 1820 wife is Clarissa GAGE b 21 SEP 1823
Dau of REUBEN and Granddau of ASA GAGE and Eunice above

9, Alexander HOWARD b: 20 JUN 1823 died somewhere PROBABLY in Hanover after
1880 married to Juliette LIVERMORE; she is also still living after 1880
A dau Adelia, dau of Alexander & Juliaett Howard, d. July 21, 1856, ae. 3
yr. 10 m. 14 ds. Buried at Smith Mills Cemetery
JULIET8 LIVERMORE (Jesse,7 Ezra,6 Abijah,5 Josiah,4 Joseph,3 John,2 John1)
was born April 30, 1829, in Jamaica, Vt.; married Dec. 25, 1848, in Hanover,
N. Y., Alexander Howard, born June 30, (???), in Jamaica.
Children (Howard), born in Hanover:
771. i. Newell Livermore,9 b. Dec. 25, 1849.
ii. Amelia, b. Sept. 8, 1852; m. there Sept. 15, 1874,
Eugene Roswell HOWARD (cousin)
iii. Adelia, twin to Amelia; d. there July 20, 1856.
iv. Wilbur Jesse, b. May 16, 1860.
.. v. Bertha Rosa, b. June 5, 1862
son Wilbur and dau Bertha in 1880 still home Hanover

10 Lydia G. HOWARD b: 21 FEB 1825 died 15 MAR 1851
Married Frederick HARNES SHE is thought to be in Smith Mills Cemetery
Hi died in the Civil War, Enlisted at Hanover NY
Frederick Harnes
Service Record:
Promoted to Full Private (Reduced to ranks)
Enlisted as a Wagoner on 09 October 1861 at the age of 44
Enlisted in Company H, 100th Infantry Regiment New York on 26 October 1861.
POW on 16 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA (Paroled, date unknown)
Died of disease Company H, 100th Infantry Regiment New York on 26 December
1864 in Annapolis, MD, Div. Hospl
he must have remarried to
Aria(d)na Harnes she had his pension 1865 June 26th lived here at Nashville
NY
Lydia's dau
Annetta HARNES, dau of Frederick HARNES and Lydia HOWARD, b 11/11/1848 died
9/27/1921 w / o SWIFT, Franklin L son of Clark and Eliza LEE SWIFT,
12/3/1848 died 7/3/1934 in Glenwood Cemetery Silver Creek, Hanover NY
In the 1850 Hanover Census Frederick is listed as F HARNS is 31 Lydia is 24
Annette is1


Sources;
Marriages from VR's
Childrens names from a file at Ancestry that is well documented;from the
GAGE Genealogy and a good researcher;
and census and cemetery records for Chautauqua Co NY;
Submitted by Dolores Davidson, 2003.