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Daniel Howland

Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Tiverton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Zoeth Howland and Abigail Kirby
Husband of Mary Howland (Sampson)
Father of Thomas Howland; Daniel Howland; Mary Gardner; John Howland; Isaac Howland and 5 others
Brother of Nathaniel Howland; Benjamin Howland; Lydia Howland; Mary Freeman; Sarah Howland and 3 others

Occupation: Ferry and Tavern Keeper
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About Daniel Howland

Daniel Howland was the innkeeper and proprietor of Howland's Ferry. He acquired the ferry and inn from John Simmons in 1694. Daniel was prominent in town affairs and for the first twenty years he lived near his ferry service. The town meetings were regularly scheduled at his residence which also doubled as a tavern, therefore the immediate surrounding vicinity of the ferry became known as Howland's Ferry Village. It later would become known as Stone Bridge Village.

His wife Mary kept her husband's tavern while she was a widow.

Source: "Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island, Volume 2"

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Daniel Howland's Timeline

May 1661
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
December 30, 1689
Age 28
May 29, 1691
Age 30
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
May 14, 1694
Age 33
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
July 29, 1696
Age 35
April 7, 1698
Age 36
December 24, 1699
Age 38
May 23, 1703
Age 42
May 19, 1705
Age 44
November 24, 1708
Age 47