Person:Elizabeth Howe (30)

m. 22 Jan 1662
  1. Sarah HoweEST 1667 - 1692
  2. John Howe1671 - 1754
  3. David Howe1674 - 1674
  4. Elizabeth Howe1675 - 1764
  • HThomas Keyes1674/75 - 1742
  • WElizabeth Howe1675 - 1764
m. 23 Jan 1698/99
  1. Cyprian Keyes1706 - 1802
  2. Dinah Keyes1710 - 1784
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Howe
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 16 JUL 1675 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Other[3][4] 18 JUL 1692 Anecdote
Marriage 23 Jan 1698/99 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusettsto Thomas Keyes
Alt Death? 18 AUG 1754 Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA
Death[2] 18 AUG 1764 Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts
  1. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), [HOWE] "JOHN, Marlborough, eldest s. of the preced. m. 22 Jan. 1662 Elizabeth had John, b. 1671; and Elizabeth 1675; was k. by the Ind. 20 Apr. 1676".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Howe, Daniel Wait; Howe, Gilman Bigelow. Howe genealogies, Second Publisher: Heritage Quest, Second Address: North Salt Lake, Utah. (New England Historical Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929), page 7.
  3. Cunniff, Dennis J. Ahnentafel of Elizabeth Joslin, Recipient: Thomas Clough, Recipient Address: (30 December 2003), citing: Wessler, Edith S., The Jocelyn-Joslin-Joslyn-Josselyn Family, reprinted, Higginson Books, Salem, Massachusetts, 1962.
  4. Here is one account of Elizabeth's capture and confinment by Indians:
    "The first pillaging took place, July 18, 1692, when a party of Indians attacked Peter's [Joslin] house. Sarah, Peter's wife, was baking, and fought the savages with her bread shovel until tomahawked. Widow Whitcomb, living with the family, was killed. Elizabeth Howe, Sarah's sister, a guest in the home at the time, was spinning for her imminent wedding, and singing, at the moment of attack. She and little Peter, age 5, were carried into captivity, where Peter was later killed. But Elizabeth Howe saved herself from insult and death by singing the simple ballads of the day, in response to the demands of her captors.
    She was in captivity three or four years when she was redeemed by the government . After her release, she married Thomas Keyes of Marlborough, to whom she had been engaged before her captivity. Though she lived to be 87 years old, she was never able to overcome the shock and terror she experienced at the time she was made a prisoner."