Captain Daniel Lakin Howell, II

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Captain Daniel Lakin Howell, II

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 1733 (45)
East Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Thomas Howell and Hannah Howell
Husband of Mary Elise Howell, (aka Elsie)
Father of Daniel Howell, Jr.; Elizabeth Ryerson; John Howell, Esq.; Captain Joseph Howell; Benjamin Howell and 3 others
Brother of Hannah Howell; Benjamin Howell; Joseph Howell; Catharine Rittenhouse; Thomas Howell and 8 others

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Jason Peter Ryerson
Last Updated:

About Captain Daniel Lakin Howell, II ID: I485 Name: Captain Daniel HOWELL Title: Jr. Sex: M Birth: 4 NOV 1688 Death: 7 OCT 1733 in May have died Oct 24 1733 Change Date: 27 MAR 2000

Father: Daniel HOWELL b: 1660 in England Mother: Hannah LAKIN

Marriage 1 Mary READING b: 26 SEP 1688 in Gloucester, NJ Married: 1710 Children Has Children Benjamin HOWELL b: 1724 Has No Children John HOWELL Has No Children Daniel HOWELL Has No Children Joseph HOWELL Has No Children Elizabeth HOWELL Has No Children Mary HOWELL

......Thomas Howell and wife Katharine had a son Daniel Howell, who married Hannah Lakin in 1686 in Philadelphia, and whose son Daniel married the daughter of John Reading. This Daniel Howell Jr. was the person responsible for the settlement known as Howell’s Ferry on the Delaware River at the northern end of Stockton in Hunterdon County. [NJ]

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John Reading, a proprietor of West Jersey, one of the first surveyors of the wilderness area that is now know as Hunterdon County and one of the men chosen to meet with the Indians in 1703 in order to purchase this land. He chose for himself a large tract of land bordering the Delaware river. Part of this land contained the present day Stockton.

Reading established a ferry across the Delaware and the area became known as Readings Ferry. When John's daughter Mary married Daniel Howell part of her dowry was a square mile tract of land fronting the river. This property included the location of the ferry. The name was then changed to Howell's Ferry.

Howell's Ferry was notable in the American War for Independence as follows:

"December 20, 1776
New Jersey militiamen skirmish with British Patrol at Howell's Ferry

On this day in history, December 20, 1776, New Jersey militiamen skirmish with a British patrol at Howell's Ferry, one of numerous such incidents that occurred as the British army occupied central New Jersey during the American Revolution. The Continental Army had been driven out of New York and across New Jersey by the British, but George Washington, after crossing the Delaware River into Pennsylvania, had cleverly commandeered every single boat for seventy miles up and down the river, preventing the British from crossing.

British Commander Sir William Howe decided it was time to winter his army, instead of pursuing Washington's ragtag army, which he believed was all but defeated anyway. Howe sent many of his troops back to New York for winter quarters and left the remaining troops scattered across New Jersey in various outposts, at places such as Bordentown, Trenton, Princeton, New Brunswick and Burlington."


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Captain Daniel Lakin Howell, II's Timeline

September 4, 1688
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey
Amwell, NJ, United States
August 8, 1721
East Amwell, Hunterdon, NJ, United States
December 12, 1722
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States