John George Howard

Born: Mar 31, 1783
Loc: Foster, RI
Died: May 20, 1875
Loc: Columbus Twp. Warren Co. PA
Bur: David Curtis Cemetery,
Columbus, Warren Co. PA
Occupation: Farmer
Gravestone Photo

Military:  War of 1812
Father: William Howard
Mother: Hope Cook
Married: 1804
Spouse: Sally Whitford,
daughter of Christopher Whitford and Sarah Howard
Children: 
Permeila Ann/Daniel Whitford/William Cook/
Gorton G./Huldah R.
Married 2nd:  Zebina Morrell - Gravestone
1870 Census: Columbus Twp. Warren Co. PA
He moved to Sherburne, Chenango Co. NY in 1801, and there married, June 4, 1804 Sally Whitford, daughter of Christopher Whitford and Sarah Howard. In 1822 he moved to Williamstown, Oswego Co. NY and in 1833 came to Columbus, PA, where he resided until his death.
Birthday Celebration:
Mr. John George Howard of Columbus, celebrated his 92nd anniversary at the residence of his son Maj. Wm. C. Howard near Columbus station on the P. & E. R R., March 31st. His birth-day was the occasion of a family gathering or reunion, making an interesting party of forty-eight, representing four generations.

We have seldom witnessed an occasion of more apparent enjoyment. Old and young alike seemed to think that it should be a season of joy and gratitude; and thought conscious it could not be many times repeated, it ought not to be clouded by an anticipated sorrow. The old gentleman was the central figure of a happy group of children, grand-children, great grand-children, and great great grand-children, whose ages ranged from the child of two to the old man of seventy. Statistics taken at the time, give children five, three living,

Grand-children 24, Great grand-children 38. His living children, are Wm. C. Howard of Columbus, Daniel W. Howard, of Wayne and Mrs. Huldah Johnson, of Columbus. Mrs. Parmelia Hall, wife of James Hall, died at Columbus many years ago, and one died in infancy.

The grandfather of Mr. Howard with two brothers, came to Providence, R. I. from the city of London. One settled in Connecticut, one in Vermont, and the other in Rhode Island, at the town of Foster, where the subject of this sketch was born on the 31st of March 1783.

He went to Sherbourne, Chenango Co. N.Y., in 1801and was there married the 4th of June, 1804 at the age of 24. During the last war with Great Britain he went to the defense of our northern frontier at Sackett's Harbor, holing a commission at the time of lieutenant in the militia. In 1822 he removed to Williamstown, Oswego Co. N.Y., and in 1833 he came to Columbus, Warren Co. Pa., where he has since resided. Although failing sadly in his sight, his physical and mental powers are remarkably good. He retains a well connected history of events beyond the commencement of the present century, remembers the demonstration at the inauguration of President Washington, April 30, 1780 and also the general mourning at his death, Dec. 14, 1790. He cast his first vote for Thomas Jefferson, for President in 1804; and has voted at each Presidential election since. viz., eighteen times, and now bids fair to cast his vote for President in 1876, to all of which have been Democratic.
Source:  Warren Ledger - 15 Apr 1875

Death Notice: Died at the residence of his son, Maj. Wm, C. Howard, Columbus, 20 May 1875,
John G. Howard, aged 92 yrs. 51 ds.
Source: Warren County Newspaper Extracts
David Curtis Cemetery Transcription:
Howard, John G. d. 20 May 1875 aged 92 1 20
Howard, Zebina d. 26 May 1866 aged 82 1 25 Wife of John G.

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