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Cornelius Howard

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (present USA)
Death: Died in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Howard and Joanna Howard
Husband of Ruth Eager
Father of Ruth Elder; John Eager Howard, Col.; James Howard; Rachel Howard; Philip Howard and 6 others
Brother of Edmund Howard; Francis Howard; Sarah Gist; Mary Gist; Violetta Gist and 1 other

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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About Cornelius Howard

  • John Eager Howard (June 4, 1752 – October 12, 1827) was an American soldier and politician from Maryland. He was elected as governor of the state in 1788, and served three one-year terms. He also was elected to the Continental Congress, the Congress of the United States and the U.S. Senate.[2] He was born in and died in Baltimore County.[2][3] Howard County, Maryland, is named for him.[3]
  • He was the son of Cornelius Howard and Ruth (Eager) Howard, of the Maryland planter elite and was born at their plantation "Belvedere," which he inherited after their deaths. Howard grew up in an Anglican slaveholding family. Anglicanism was the established church of the Chesapeake Bay colonies.
  • Howard joined the Baltimore lodge of Freemasonry and eventually became a Brother.[3] .... etc.
  • John Eager Howard married Margaret ("Peggy") Chew, daughter of the Pennsylvania justice Benjamin Chew.[3] Their first son, George Howard,[3] was born on November 21, 1789 in Jennings House during Howard's term as Governor.
  • Howard developed the property "Waverley" at Marriottsville, Maryland for George. George Howard became a politician and was elected as governor forty years after his father's term, and four years after his death.[citation needed] Their second son, Benjamin Chew Howard, was also a prominent politician in Maryland, elected for four terms in the U.S. Congress.[3] A grandson, Francis Key Howard, was a notable figure in Maryland at the start of the American Civil War. .... etc.
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Cornelius Howard's Timeline

Baltimore, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (present USA)
March 12, 1740
Age 34
May 5, 1743
Age 37
September 29, 1745
Age 39
September 13, 1747
Age 41
October 14, 1749
Age 43
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
June 4, 1752
Age 46
Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (present USA)
December 2, 1754
Age 48
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
Age 50