Person:Zoeth Howland (2)

m. 16 Jun 1624
  1. Abigail Howland1629 - 1692
  2. Joseph Howland1634 - 1692
  3. Zoeth Howlandabt 1636 - 1675/76
  4. Nicholas Howland1639 -
  5. Samuel Howland1640 - 1716
  6. John Howland1641 - 1687
  7. Sarah HowlandAbt 1645 - 1712
  8. Mary Howland1646 -
  9. Elizabeth Howland1647 -
  10. Henry HowlandABT 1651 -
  • HZoeth Howlandabt 1636 - 1675/76
  • WAbigail Kirbyabt 1640 -
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 -
Facts and Events
Name Zoeth Howland
Alt Name Zoar Howland
Gender Male
Alt Birth? abt 1631
Birth? abt 1636 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Dec 1656 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Abigail Kirby
Other Quakers
with Abigail Kirby
Death? 21 Jan 1675/76 Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United StatesKilled by Indians

Zoeth Howland, son of Henry Howland, was born in Duxbury, Mass. He moved, with his wife Abigail, to Dartmouth, and there embraced the Quaker religion, his father and wife also being members of that church. Zoeth and Abigail Howland were tried and fined for their religious faith, it being proven that meetings were held at their home. Zoeth Howland was killed by Indians at Pocasset, R. I., January 21, 1676, the place of his death now known as Tiverton.


An Inventory of the estate that Zoeth howland of the Towne of dartmouth whoe was slaine by the Indians the 28th of march 1676 died posessed of; exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the 7th of Iune 1677 on the oath of Abigaill howland widdow

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Impr: 1 quarter share of land prised att 15 [MS smudged]

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Item 1 Gun 00 10 00

Item plow tackling 00 13 00

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Iohn Russell

Iohn Smith

Plymouth Colony Wills, Vol. III, part 2, f. 84.

The Pilgrim John Howland Society Detroit, MI: 1939 "ZOETH, born in Duxbury; married to Abigail October, 1656. They moved to Dartmouth about 1662 for more congenial society. Zoeth was killed by the Indians during the famous King Philip's war. The English had a skirmish with the Indians in Tiverton, south of Howland's ferry, and from that time they greatly annoyed the settlers. At the time of Zoeth's death the war was going on in southwestern Rhode Island only, the savages in this section were doubtless full of revenge, and Zoeth was one of their victims."

"Certain Comeoverers" Crapo, Henry Howland New Bedford, Mass.: E. Anthony & Sons, 1912; p146 "Zoeth Howland, the second son of Henry Howland and Mary Newland, was born in Duxbury about 1636. In October, 1656, he was married to his wife, Abigail, as appears by the Friends' record at Newport, R. I. In 1657 he took the oath of Fidelitie at Duxbury. In the same year he, with his father, was fined for holding Quaker meetings at his house."

"New England Marriages Prior To 1700" Clarence A. Torrey, (as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001) "HOWLAND, Zoeth (-1676) & Abigail _____, m/2 Richard KIRBY; Dec 1656"

i.ZOETH HOWLAND 20, b. January 31, 1635/36, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; d. January 01, 1675/76, Puncatest, Newport, Rhode Island; m. ABIGAIL, October 10, 1656, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts 21. Notes for ZOETH HOWLAND: The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical, by the American Historical Society, Inc., 1920. For an unknown reason there are several copies of the book with the same title page, but with different contents. From pages 118-20 of one edition. Zoeth Howland, son of Henry Howland, was born in Duxbury, Mass. He moved, with his wife Abigail, to Dartmouth, and there embraced the Quaker religion, his father and wife also being members of that church. Zoeth and Abigail Howland were tried and fined for their religious faith, it being proven that meetings were held at their home. Zoeth Howland was killed by Indians at Pocasset, R. I., January 21, 1676, the place of his death now known as Tiverto New England Families : "Zoeth, son of Henry Howland, was born in Duxbury, and married Abigail _____, October, 1656. He was killed by Indians, January 21, 1676 (during the King Phillip's War), at Pocaset (modern Tiverton, R.I.) while on his way to a Quaker meeting on Aquidneck Island. Abigail married (second), February 12, 1678, John Kirby Jr. He [Zoeth] took the oath of 'fidelitie' at Duxbury in 1657, and became a convert to the Friends' [Quakers] sect about the same time, and meetings were held at his house, for which for which he was fined in December, 1657. In March, 1657-58, he was sentenced to 'sitt in the stockes for the space of an hour' for 'speaking opprobiously of the minnesters of Gods Word.' In March, 1659, his wife was fined ten shillings for not attending the meetings of the Puritans. He moved to Dartmouth, probably as early as 1662, for more congenial society. The Newport [RI] Friends' records and the inventory of his estate, dated June, 1677, refer to him as Zoeth of Dartmouth, and his mother owned a house there. Just where he was killed and how he came to be there is unknown. His sons, with the exception of Samuel, were active members of the old Apponegansett meeting. The first eight children are recorded in the Newport Friends' records..."


Lived first in Duxbury, and then to Dartmouth, Mass. Was sentenced to stocks in 1647 for entertaining Quakers in his home, and for saying "He would not to a meeting to hear lies, and that the Devil could preach as good a sermon as the minister. Was killed at Howlands Ferry, Dartmouth in King Phillips War. The Indian Manasses pulled Zoeth out of the water and shot also at Joseph Russell

References
  1.   Bicknell, Thomas Williams. The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. (New York: The American Historical Society, 1920).
  2.   Howland, Franklyn. A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History of Arthur, Henry, and John Howland and their descendants of the United States and Canada, 70, New Bedford, MA; 1885.

    Zoeth (Henry) was born in Duxbury. The Friends' records of Newport, R.I., have the following entry in regard to his marriage:

    Zoar Howlan of Dartmouth in plimoth Colony was married to Abigail his wife in the tenth month of the year one thousand six hundred fifty-six.

    In the same records is this brief entry of his death:

    Zoar Howland was killed by the Indians at Pocaset the twenty first day of 1st mo. 1676.