Person:Nathaniel Howland (3)

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m. Dec 1656
  1. Nicholas Howland
  2. Nathaniel Howland1657 - 1723/24
  3. Benjamin Howland1659 - 1727
  4. Daniel Howland1661 - Bef 1711/12
  5. Lydia Howland1663 -
  6. Mary Howland1665/66 - 1742/43
  7. Sarah Howland1668 -
  8. Abigail Howland1672 -
  9. Henry Howland1672 -
  • HNathaniel Howland1657 - 1723/24
  • WRose Allen1665 -
m. 1684
  1. Rebecca Howland1685 -
  2. John Howland1687 -
  3. James Howland1689 - 1748
  4. Sarah Howland1690 -
  5. George Howland1693 -
  6. Mary Howland1699 -
  7. Content Howland1702 -
Facts and Events
Name Nathaniel Howland
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Oct 1657 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1684 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Rose Allen
Death? 3 Mar 1723/24 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[2] Sep 1725 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

Lived in Duxbury but Dartmouth most of life. Homestead on No side of road leading from New Bedford to Russels Mills, on west bank of brook that crosses this road, few hundred yards from Slocum rd. Ruins discernable in 1885.

He was a remarkable man of his day, and in political life. Although listed as a farmer he was a very wealthy man, and a seletman starting in 1699 for several years. The was moderator of town meetings in 1721, tithing man in 1726, a Minister of the Society and Minister of the Town. His will showed 1790 pounds, 1/6 of a Sawmill, much cattle, and a homestead of 560 pounds. These were very large amounts in those days.

References
  1. Rhode Island Friends Records, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891), 7:64.

    HOWLAND, Nathaniel, of Zoar and Abigail, Dartmouth, Oct. 5, 1657

  2. Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745, 127.

    Receipt by James Russell & his wife Rebecca, Weston Briggs & wife Content & Peleg Smith & wife Mary for monies from Estate of Nathaniel Howland, father of Rebecca, Content & Mary, paid by James & George Howland, Execs. dated 17 Sep. [5:169]

    Agreement about settlement of Estate of Nathaniel Howland by his children: John Howland, James Russell & wife Rebecca, Peleg Smith & wife Mary, Weston Briggs & wife Content, Timothy Aken & wife Sarah, dated 17 Sep. 1725. Witnesses: John Russell, Timothy Shearman, John Briggs, Patience Briggs, James Akin & Benjamin Mosher [5:170].