Person:Benjamin Howard (33)

Gov. Benjamin Howard
m. 2 October 1764
  1. Elizabeth Howard1766 - 1820
  2. Sarah Howardest 1767-1777 - 1822
  3. Mary Howardabt 1769 -
  4. Gov. Benjamin Howardabt 1772 - 1814
  5. Margaret Preston Howard1778 - 1825
m. 14 February 1811
Facts and Events
Name Gov. Benjamin Howard
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1772 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 14 February 1811 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentuckyto Mary Thompson Mason
Death? 18 Sep 1814 St. Louis County, Missouri
Reference Number? Q817544?

Benjamin Howard was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Benjamin Howard (1760 – September 18, 1814) was a Congressman from Kentucky, the first governor of Missouri Territory and a brigadier general in the War of 1812. Howard was born in Lexington, Kentucky (then part of Virginia) and graduated in 1797 from William and Mary College. He was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 1800. He served in the 10th and 11th Congresses from Kentucky from 1807 until April 10, 1810, when on April 17, 1810, James Madison appointed him Governor of Louisiana Territory (the Louisiana Purchase district north of modern day Louisiana) which was renamed Missouri Territory in June 1812. He resigned his post during the War of 1812 to become brigadier general of the Eighth Military Department. During the conflict he and Nathan Boone (Daniel Boone's youngest son) attacked Sac and Fox positions in Illinois and established Fort Clark by Peoria, Illinois. He fell ill on the way back and died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in the Old Grace Church Graveyard in downtown St. Louis and then reinterred in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Benjamin Howard is the namesake of Howard County, Missouri.
Note: Benjamin Howard was most likely born sometime between 1764 (his parent's marriage year) and 1772, possibly in Augusta County, Virginia, or in a surrounding area, and not 1760, as indicated in his wikipedia page.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Jacob Depew vs. John Howard and Mary, his wife, and George Lemon-- O. S. 22; N. S. 7--Appeal from Botetourt. In 1788 Jacob's father, John Depew, entered 50 acres in Botetourt. Shortly after there was smallpox in Botetourt. John and Mary lived in Kentucky. Benjamin Howard was son of John.
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