Descendants of Edward Howe
Generation No. 1
1. Edward1Howe was born Abt.. 1574 in London, England, and died April
1639 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth (Ancestry Unknown) in England.
Edward Howe with his wife and five children embarked on the "Truelove" for New England
on the 19th of September, 1635. The names as they appeared on the list are as follows:
Edward How, husbandman, aged 60, Elizabeth, aged 56, Jeremie, aged 21, Sara, aged 12,
Ephraim, aged 9, Isaac, aged 7, William, aged 6.
On reaching this country, they settled in what is now known as Lynn, Mass. He was
admitted freeman December 8, 1636. He was a man of much ability, of good report, and a
highly respected citizen. He was chosen deputy to the General Court in 1638, and in the
same year, his named appeared on the list of land-owners in Lynn, as having 210 acres.
He died very suddenly in April 1639, and his widow was appointed by the General Court
to administer his estate on May 22, 1639.
Of Edwards ancestry we have little information. It has been a long standing
tradition in the family that he came from London, England, and there seems to be
strong support in the foundation of this tradition. There may have been other Howes
in Lynn prior to 1635 but little is know of them. Much of the information concerning
the Howe families of Lynn are surrounded in vague traditions and suppositions, and it
is largely owing to the fact that the records of Lynn, for the first sixty years are missing.
We do not know Elizabeth's last name or her ancestry. She was born in England about
1584. From the Genealogical Dictionary of New England Viol. II page 474 we have the
death of Elizabeth as January 25,1672.
Children of Edward Howe and Elizabeth are:
+ 2 i. Jeremiah2 Howe,
born Abt.. 1614 in London, England; died November 16, 1690 in New Haven, Connecticut.
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3 ii. Sarah Howe, born Abt.. 1623 in England; died Unknown.
4 iii.Ephraim Howe, born Abt. 1626 in England; died Unknown.
5 iv. Isaac Howe, born Abt. 1628 in England; died Unknown.
6 v. William Howe, born Abt. 1629 in England; died Unknown.
7 vi. Joseph Howe, born in England; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Needham Unknown.
More on Joseph Howe:
Joseph was born in England. We do not have proof but it seems quite probable that
Joseph How was the son of Edward How of Lynn and that he came to this country at a
later date. He was in Lynn as early as 1640. He married Elizabeth Needham the daughter
of Edmund Needham of Lynn. This is proven by his will and that of Edmund Needham. From
the Salem Quarterly Court that Joseph How agreed to go to sea on November 25, 1641.
His widow married a second time to Samuel Hart. An inventory of his estate was taken
August 1,1650 and amounted to 107 pounds.