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One Howe Family History

Jacob Howe
Jacob Howe

Introduction to our Howe Family

1. Jacob Howe1 was born circa 1796 in Plattsburgh, New York, the son of Eri and Olleoney (Hubbard) How, and grandson of John and Chloe (Rowlson) Howe, who lived in Hampton, NY 1786 to 1793. They descended from Edward How of Lynn, Massachusetts. Jacob How's parents divorced, and both remarried. Eri How married (2) Mrs. Lovisa Buckland of Poultney, Vermont. Eri How served in the War of 1812 from Vermont, and died in 1814 at French's Mills, New York. Jacob How, his only son and heir, received bounty land for his father's service in the war. Olleoney (Hubbard) How married (2) Jacob T. Green of Plattsburgh, New York, and had a son, John H. Green, and a daughter, Rachel Green.

Jacob Howe lived in Poultney, Vermont. The vital records and land records of Poultney were lost in a courthouse fire in 1862. Therefore, the information presented in this genealogy has been derived from alternative sources, and include land, bible, church records, and family letters.

According to church records, Jacob Howe joined the Poultney Congregational Church in 1813. Jacob Howe married between 1817 and 1820, Hannah Prindle, daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Dunning) Prindle, of Poultney, Vermont. Hannah was born 25 Nov 1796, probably at Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vermont. Her family moved to Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont, and then settled in Poultney, where they are buried in the East Poultney Cemetery. According to the Poultney census records for 1830, Hannah and Jacob Howe had two sons, one son under 10, one son under 5. Our line is traced through their son, Albert Cyrus Howe. Hannah Prindle Howe reportedly died in the early 1830's. The Poultney Congregational Church records note Jacob Howe's departure in 1835. Thereafter, we have no further record of Jacob, except from letters written by some of his grandchildren. His granddaughter, Louisa wrote in 1930, " I very well remember Jacob Howe as he lived at our house when I was a child and he surely was very English, always wore a silk hat like a stove pipe, he was very nice and aristocratic." His grandson, Mahlon, "remembered Jacob as tall and straight, with a high silk hat and going to church with him."

2. Albert Cyrus Howe2 was born 27 Aug 1821 in Plattsburg, New York.

According to his obituary, Albert C. Howe, who died at the home of his son, Barker Howe, in Shell WY on Dec 31st, was aged 85 years, 4 months, and 4 days. He was born August 27,1821 at Plattsburg, NY. His mother died when he was 12 years old. He then started out for himself working at driving on the Erie Canal summers and driving stage winters. He went to Poultney, VT, when a young man, was married there to Julia Barker. They moved to Geneva, Walworth Co., WI in 1853. They lived in different parts of WI. They moved to Pickerel Lake, Freeborn Co., MN in the year 1864. Julia Ann Howe died in 1870. In February 1876, Albert married widow Eliza Jane (LaMoy) Hendrick. In 1880, Albert and family moved to Jamestown, Dakota, and lived there some time. Then went to Mandan, to Tacoma, Washington, and at last settled in Big Horn County, WY. He was living there at the time of his death Dec. 31st, 1906. He had ten children. One son died in infancy, two daughters Alice and Kathy died when grown to womanhood. There survives him Myron W., living at Joliet, MT; Merrit J. and Mahlon P., of Alden , MN.; Barker, M., of Shell WY, and Miss Louisa Knowles of Tacoma, WA and Lucretia Wright of Excelsior, MN, and a son, by his second marriage, Eddie C. of Shell WY.

Albert Cyrus Howe married on January 31, 1844 Julia Ann Barker, of Poultney, Vermont, the youngest daughter of Pitman and Lydia (Rudd) Barker. Albert and Julia settled in Poultney, where their first five children were born. In 1852, Albert and Julia moved to Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin, along with other members of her family - Justus and Rebecca (Valentine) Barker, Erastus and Perley (Hosford) Barker, Sam and Harriet (Barker) Hathaway, and her sister, Alice Barker. In 1864, Albert Howe and family moved to Freeborn Co. MN. In 1866, Albert was elected Overseer of Highways, in Pickerel Lake, MN.

Children of Albert Cyrus and Julia Ann (Barker) Howe:


Albert Howe in 1864


Julia Ann Barker Howe and daughters


Myron, Merrit and Mahlon Howe


Barker Howe and Family

Julia Ann (Barker) Howe died 21 Oct 1870 in Albert Lea, Freeborn County, MN, of tuberculosis. Albert Cyrus Howe married second, widow Eliza Jane (LaMoy) Hendrick. Eliza was formerly married to John Hervey Hendrick, of Whitehall, Washington County, NY and Poultney, VT, who died in 1868. Eliza brought four children to her marriage to Albert Cyrus Howe: Henry Dayton Hendrick, Cora Jane Hendrick, Dora Maud Hendrick, and Gertrude Francela Hendrick.

Children of Albert Cyrus and Eliza Jane (LaMoy) Howe:


Edward Claude Howe and Family

Coming soon - - a history of the grandchildren of Jacob and Hannah (Prindle) Howe.
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Resources used to produce this genealogy include: the Howe/Hendrick family bible; family letters and other items; census records, both federal and state; Vermont vital records; Washington Co. New York deeds.

Many thanks to other Howe researchers, Edith Webb and Errol and Valerie (Trotter) Cross for their generous contributions.

For additional information on the Jacob Howe family, please visit Errol and Valerie's Homepage.

Click here for information on the Poultney Historical Society.

For additional information, please contact the author Susan Howe.

This site last updated November 2009.