Captain Cornelius Howland

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Cornelius Howland

Birthdate:
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Friends Burying Ground, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gideon Howland and Sarah Hicks
Husband of Rhoda Howland
Father of Rebecca Howland; Susannah Howland; Lydia Howland; Rhoda Howland; Capt. Cornelius Howland and 1 other
Brother of Rebecca Russell; William Howland; Judith Howland; Captain Joseph Howland; Lydia Howland and 7 others

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About Cornelius Howland

History

Capt. Cornelius Howland was born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and was master of a vessel by the age of 18. He was taken prisoner during the Revolution and survived 15 months of captivity in Edinburgh Castle. Howland had some gold hidden away while he was held prisoner, and he used it to bribe a cleaning woman. Disguised in one of the woman’s dresses, Howland escaped and boarded a vessel bound for Holland.

After more adventures, Captain. Howland settled down on a farm at Clark’s Point, and eventually received the lighthouse keeping appointment. Daniel Ricketson remembered him as a “fresh, healthy-looking man” in his old age, who “well represented the old school of the primitive Dartmouth Friends.

Source: "Clark's Point Light"

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Captain Cornelius Howland's Timeline

1758
March 13, 1758
1784
November 16, 1784
Age 26
1785
October 12, 1785
Age 27
1791
November 16, 1791
Age 33
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1793
August 17, 1793
Age 35
1796
January 9, 1796
Age 37
1802
November 14, 1802
Age 44
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1804
December 29, 1804
Age 46
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts
1835
June 1, 1835
Age 77
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New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States