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Thomas Howes

Male Abt 1680 - 1736  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Thomas Howes  [1
    Born Abt 1680  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1736  Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • There is doubt over younger children's ages
      Thomas[3] HOWES Joseph [2] Thomas[1] b. circa 1680 Yarmouth, MA.
      Married 11 Dec 1701 Eastham, MA., Content SMITH d/o Daniel SMITH and Mary YOUNG
      Source- Marriage- Eastham and Orleans Vital records, p.68
      Settled in Chatham, MA on land purchased 4-8-1703
      It is not known when Thomas left Yarmouth and went to Eastham where he met Content SMITH, daughter of Daniel SMITH. They married in Eastham in 1701 and by 1703 Thomas had purchased land in Chatham.
      By deed dated 8 April 1703, Thomas purchased of William GRIFFITH, Sr. all the real estate of the latter at Monomoit, consisting of a homestead lot of 26 acres in the Christopher SMITH neighborhood, one half of 20 acres on the Great Neck and some meadow land [ in all about 40 acres]. Two years later by deed dated 22 Oct. 1705, he purchased of Phillip GRIFFITH a lot of 4 acres adjoining the homestead, the other half of the 200 acre lot on Great Neck and another lot of meadow. Still later by deed dated 6 April 1713, he purchased of James ELDREDGE, the farm inherited by the latter from his father, Nicholas ELDREDGE, which adjoined a portion of the HOWES farm. He became owner of all the land on both sides of the highway from Thomas DOANE's farm east to the Indian bounds. He was selectman for 2 years and treasurer for 2 years. He was Ensign of the military co. in Chatham in 1715, later, Lt. and then Captain. His will dated 29 May 1736, was proved 19 Oct. 1738. His widow survived him. His real estate was divided between his 3 sons in 1769. His burial site is unknown. Inventory sworn to 9 March 1741, amount 2353 pounds 1 shilling, 6 pence. [ source- BPR:6:111.Above information from the"History of Chatham” ' by W.C.SMITH pp.225-227.] Additional information- He was the first HOWES to settle in Chatham, MA. Appoiinted constable of Chatham on 1708. His signature appears on a letter signed by the early settlers of Chatham written to the superior court on 27 March 1716. The Proprietors Book for Chatham 1713, for division of land shows Thomas HOWES drew #11 choice and he drew lot # 27.
    Person ID I5140  ONS
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 

    Father Joseph Howes,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1694/95, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mayo,   b. 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1700/01, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1653  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Content Smith,   b. 8 Jun 1680, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738  (Age > 59 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1701  Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Howes,   b. Abt 1702, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1784, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Joseph Howes,   b. Abt 1708,   d. 28 Jul 1771, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +3. Thomas Howes,   b. 13 Mar 1711, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1768, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F2792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1680 - Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1736 - Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S406] Howes Genealogy, Joshua Crowell Howes, revised by Col. Bob Howes, (1892, revised in 2006).