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Joseph Howe

Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: London,Middlesex,England
Death: January 8, 1649 (28-36)
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Howe of London and Lynn and Elizabeth Howe
Husband of Mary Needham
Father of Elizabeth Stickney
Brother of Jeremiah Howe; Sarah Howe; Ephraim Howe; Isaac Howe and William Howe
Half brother of Martha Pitkin; Jane Pitkin and Elizabeth Pitkin

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Joseph Howe in New England

"Joseph1 How (Edward2), probably born in England. While we have no absolute proof, it would seem to be quite probable that this Joseph How was the son of Edward How of Lynn, and that he came to this country at a later date. He was in Lynn as early as 1640, and married Elizabeth Needham, daughter of Edmund Needham of Lynn. This was proven by his will, and the will of Edmund Needham. We learn from the records of the Salem Quarterly Court, 25-11-1641, that Joseph How agreed to go to sea. "We were the first boat that went out, and had the first of fishing. Then other boats went, but the fourth had little or no employment." John Stone, Wm. Harper, Jeremiah Howe (probably his brother), Francis Perry and Joseph Pope also deposed. His widow married second, Samuel Hart.

The mother mentioned [in his will] was probably the widow of Edward How of Lynn.

An Inventory of his estate was taken 8-1-1650-1, and amounted to £107-10-8."[3]


  1. Edward Howe, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 3:429. "Joseph Howe, b. say 1621."
  2. Joseph Howe, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:476. "Joseph Howe), Lynn 1640, had d. Eliz. and d. a. 1651."
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Joseph Howe's Timeline

September 3, 1616
Age 31
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
January 8, 1649
Age 32
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
October 7, 1930
Age 32
December 24, 1930
Age 32
March 2, 1950
Age 32
March 2, 1950
Age 32