Capt Cornelius HOWLAND

Male 1758 - 1835  (76 years)


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  • Name Cornelius HOWLAND  [1
    • He early chose a seafaring life and was a successful whaleman, in which business he was master and owner of vessels. He removed to New Bedford and amassed a large property. Captain Howland was a skillful shipmaster, an excellent business man, an honored citizen, and a leading member of the Society of Friends. He had a farm on Clarks Point. During the Revolutionary War he was made a prisoner by the British, and his interesting adventures are narrated in an article written by one of his descendants appearing below. See pages 182-190 of "The Howland Heirs" [1]
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 13 May 1758  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1835  New Bedford, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I92645  Main Tree
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2018 

    Father Gideon HOWLAND,   b. 29 Mar 1734, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1823  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah HICKS,   b. 15 Mar 1736,   d. 16 Sep 1824  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Mar 1753  [1, 2
    Family ID F38677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rhoda WING,   b. 4 Nov 1767,   d. 11 Oct 1851  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1789  [1
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F38687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10118] The Howland Heirs being the Story of a Family and a fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust, William M. Emery and William W. Crapo.

    2. [S5459] "A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History of Arthur, Henry, and John Howland, and their Descendants, of the United States and Canada", Franklyn Howland, (Franklyn Howard - New Bedford, Mass, - 1885).