Person:Susanna Howard (8)

  • F.  Howard (add)
  1. Gordon Howard, Indian Traderabt 1680 - 1754
  2. Thomas Howardest 1680-1690 -
  3. Susanna Howardabt 1700 - 1753
m. est. 1717
  1. Capt. James Pattersonabt 1717 - 1771
  2. Sarah Pattersonaft 1720 -
  3. Susannah Pattersonaft 1720 -
  4. Rebecca Pattersonaft 1720 -
  5. Thomas Patterson1732 - abt 1747
m. aft. 1735
  1. James Ewingest 1736-1741 -
  2. William Ewingest 1736-1741 -
  3. Samuel Ewingest 1736-1741 -
  4. John Ewingest 1736-1741 -
m. abt 1742
  1. Dr. John Connelly, Jr., UELabt 1742 - 1813
Facts and Events
Name Susanna Howard
Gender Female
Birth? abt 1700 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage est. 1717 prob. Pennsylvaniato James Patterson, Indian Trader
Marriage aft. 1735 to Dr. Thomas Ewing
Marriage abt 1742 Manor Heights, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Dr. John Connelly, Sr.,"Irish Officer" "Surgeon in British Army"
Death? 27 Apr 1753 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  1.   Hanna, Charles Augustus. The Wilderness Trail, or, The ventures and adventures of the Pennsylvania traders on the Allegheny Path: with some new annals of the Old West, and the records of some strong men and some bad ones. (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Wennawoods Publishing, c1995), Page 84.

    It has sometimes been stated that George Croghan and William Trent were brothers-in-law. How they became so is not clear. William Trent's only sister, Mary, married Nathaniel French, of Philadelphia. Trent himself married Sarah Wilkins, possibly a daughter of one of the Indian Traders of that name. Croghan 's nephew, it will be remembered, was Doctor John Connelly, the Loyalist. Connolly was the son of John Connelly, Sr., a native of Ireland, and of Susanna Howard, sister of Gordon Howard, one of the early Indian Traders of Lancaster County. She first married James Patterson, the Trader, and after his death. Dr. Thomas Ewing, of Lancaster. John Connolly, Sr., was her third husband. Doctor Connolly, their son, married Susanna Semple, daughter of Samuel Semple, the innkeeper of Fort Pitt, who furnished Washington such good entertainment in 1770. If Croghan's wife was a Wilkins, and sister to William Trent's wife, it is possible she also may have been a sister to Samuel Semple's wife, the mother of Susanna Connolly; and this would have made Connolly Croghan's nephew, by marriage. The name of Croghan's own daughter, as shown by his will, was Susanna; which was also the Christian name of Connolly's mother, as well as that of his wife. But it is difficult to see how Croghan could have been a brother-in-law to Trent, who married Sarah Wilkins, and also to John Connolly, Sr., who married Susanna Howard, the widow of Doctor Ewing, unless, indeed, Sarah Wilkins and Susanna Howard may have been half-sisters, and one of them Croghan's wife's sister.