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John R. Howard, Sr., Captain

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Bamberg, Colleton, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ehrhardt, Bamberg County, South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Howard
Father of Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Folk; Catherine Hiers; George Howard; John Howard, Jr.; Jacob Howard and 1 other

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About John R. Howard, Sr., Captain

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A058056

The tradition among his Georgia descendants is that John Howard came to America from England as a young lad and was indentured to a Virginia farmer

.. It is thought that his parents may have died On board ship en route to the Colonies. The farmer, known for his temper, became angry with the boy and struck him with an ear of shucked dried corn with such force that its imprint was left on his temple for life.

Young John ran away from the farmer, joined the Virginia militia and marched with "Colonel' George Washington to the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania (near present Pittsburgh) during the French and Indian War. On July 9, 1755, John Howard was standing close enough to hear Washington attempt to persuade Edward Braddock, renowned British general, to allow the Americans to fight Indian style from concealed positions behind trees, rocks and bushes. General Braddock was adamant in his refusal, and before the day ended, he was mortally wounded and all of his mounted officers slain except Washington. Thus, John Howard was present at Braddock's defeat.

This story, which cannot be documented, has passed down through the families of the late John S. Howard, Sr. of Tattnall Co. and the late Daniel S . Howard of Long Co. The marker at the grave of John S. Howard, Sr. Ebenezer Free Will Baptist Church cemetery, Tattnall Co., bears the inscription: "Great Grandson of John Howard Who Was in Braddocks Defeat."

John Howard later moved to South Carolina.


Notes for John Howard:

Parents supposedly died while emigrating to America; he became an indentured servant to planter in Virginia; ran away to join French & Indian war (abt. 1755); went to South Carolina from near the border of Maryland or Virginia prior to or during 1772. Owned almost 900 acres in the Orangeburg District _____________________________________ John Howard Biographical data: John came to America as an indentured servant to a planter at Norfolk, VA.In 1755 he was a militiaman at Ft. Duquesne, PA. He served in the French and Indian War over Ohio, with General George Washington and was at Braddock's defeat at Brandywine. He was also under George Washington in the American Revolution. Authorities: Passenger list in 1773, VA. N.C. records 1755, French & Indian war 1796 deed 200a to George, 100a to Samuel, 100a to Jacob Falk adjoining Jacob Hiers' property. Census record Prince George Parish, SC, Georgetown District. 1772 land Grants 486 acres in SC Census record -Prince Frederick parish, SC, Georgetown District: 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 3 females, 10 slaves. Public records of London, Dec. 11-18, 1773 on "Elizabeth" to VA :John Howard, age25, from Surrey, England, occupation:smithy North Carolina in the American Revolution:John Howard was with General Washington at Brandywine and in the French & Indian War over Ohio. He was one of 4 top officers of Washington who fought with the North Carolina forces. After the revolution he was granted land in SC. (land grants of SC, vol. 22, pg. 244; vol. 6, p. 27l; vol.13, p. 43,in 1785, 1786 and 1793.) He lived in Bamberg, SC now known as Colleton in Barnwell district. His children were born in South Carolina but migrated to Georgia. Most of them lived in Liberty County, GA, near Hinesville. This county has since divided and the Howard property is on the south boundary and the cemetery where most of the 2nd and 3rd generations are buried is Jones Creek Cemetery and is just over the Jones county line. The Howard brothers who moved to Liberty County were George, Samuel and John. George built a log cabin in 1820 in Liberty County which was in existence until 1984 at which time it burned down. Some of the out buildings are still standing as is the home of Jacob (1801-1877) and his son John Stouten Howard (1841-1935).George and Christina Platt Howard bought the "Peacock Plantation" from Charles Flowers where they were buried. _____________________________________________ JOHN HOWARD..... I have a book called' "The Hiers Genealogy" Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 74-82689. There is no publish date, but it looks old.A very detailedgenealogy.. It list John Howard father of Catherine Howard, who m Jacob Heyer(Hiers), Jr. This is long but will type it for you: "The tradition among his Georgia descendants is that John Howard came to America from England as a young lad and was indentured to a VA farmer. It is thought that his parents may have died on board ship enroute to the Colonies.The farmer, known for his temper, became angry with the boy and struck him with an ear of shucked dried corn with such force that its imprints was left on his temple for life. Young John ran away from the farmer, joined the VA militia & marched with 'Colonel' George Washington to the Monongahela River in PA (Near present Pittsburg) during the French and Indian War. On July 9, 1755, John Howard was standing closed enough to hear Washington attempt to persuade Edward Braddock, renowned British general, to allow the American to fight Indian style from concealed positions behind trees, rocks & bushes.General Braddock was adamant in his refusal, and before the day ended he was mortally wounded & all of his mounted officers slain except Washington.Thus, John Howard was present a Braddock's defeat. This story, which cannot be documented, has passed down through the families of the late John S. Howard, Sr. of Tattnall Co., and the late Daniel S Howard of Long Co., The marker at the grave of John S. Howard, Sr. in Ebeneezer Free Will Baptist Church cemetery, Tattnall Co., bears this inscription 'Great Grandson of John Howard Who Was in Braddocks Defeat'. John Howard later moved to SC & settled in the south part of Orangeburg District near the line of Colleton.He served in the SC Militia during the Rev. War and died in Barnwell Dist. SCHe married a Miss Inman, the daught of John Inman, and by her had several children, among them were Catherine, George, Samuel & Jacob.George Howard was born June 17, 1777 and married a daughter of Jacob Platts (or Platz), Christina, who was born Mar. 16, 1776. Catherine Howard married (1) Jacob Hiers, Jr. who died in 1807 in St. Bartholomew's Parish in Colleton Co. SC His widow married (2) Duncan Steward of the same county. In SC, John Howard accumulated considerable real estate which was given to his children.In 1810 George & his brothers, Samuel & Jacob moved to Liberty Co., GA. Samuel & Jacob later moved to Early Co. GA, but George lived & died in Liberty Co." This material was provided by Miss Mark Parker of Ludowici, GA and Elmer O. Parker, Washington, DC __________________________________________ The following research on John Howard was made by Mr. Joseph E. Steadman of Batesburg, SC: The tradition in this branch of the Howard family is that John Howard (b. ca 1738, d. ca. 1800), it founder in SC, came from near the borders of Maryland or VA. The time of his arrival was prior to or during 1772.He probably was the Sergeant John Howard who, as a revolutionary patriot, was a member of the 5th SC Regiment of Troops in which his near neighbor Jacob Copeland also served. On 3 July, 1772, John was granted 100 a of land in Colleton Co. below Edisto River & on 4 April, 1775, he was granted an additional 400 a in the same locality. On 14 Oct. 1784, he was granted 100a of land in Orangeburgh Dist. & on 17 Jan. 1786, he was granted an additional 276 a. in the same locality.All of these lands were situated in the lower part of the present Banbery Co. which prior to 1776 was included in old Colleton Co., and afterwards was part of old Orangeburg Dis.During the later 1790's he conveyed parts of these lands to his sons & son-in-law. More About John Howard: Burial: Unknown, Wesley Methodist Chapel Cem., Ehrhardt, Bamberg Co. SC. Children of John Howard and Mary or Anna Margareth Inman are: +Catherine Howard, b., Orangeburg Dist., SC, d. Aft. 1810, Orangeburg Dist., SC.

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John R. Howard, Sr., Captain's Timeline

1738
February 23, 1738
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1762
1762
Age 23
Colleton, SC, United States
1765
1765
Age 26
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
1770
1770
Age 31
1772
April 11, 1772
Age 34
Orangeburg, Orangeburg, SC, USA
1777
June 17, 1777
Age 39
SC, USA
1783
March 6, 1783
Age 45
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
1796
November 10, 1796
Age 58
Bamberg, Colleton, South Carolina, United States
November 10, 1796
Age 58
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ehrhardt, Bamberg County, South Carolina