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Margaret Oswald Chew Howard
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1760
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 29, 1827
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

First Lady of Maryland, wife of Governor John Eager Howard to whom she was married May 18, 1787 at Christ Church, Philadelphia. She was a daughter of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew and his wife Elizabeth Oswald. George Washington writes of attending her wedding in his diary on May 23, 1787. She gave birth to ten children: Rebecca Howard who married Charles Ridgely; John Eager Howard, Jr. who married Cornelia Annebella Reed; George Howard who married Prudence Carnan Ridgely; Benjamin Chew Howard; William Howard who married Rebecca Ann Key; Julianna Howard who died at 25; James Howard; Sophia Catherine Howard; Charles Howard who married Elizabeth Phobe Key and Mary Ann Howard. Often better known for her connection with the Mischianza and Major André. She died at Baltimore.
(bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm)


 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Chew (1722 - 1810)
  Elizabeth Allen Oswald-Chew (1732 - 1819)
 
 Spouses:
  John Eager Howard (1752 - 1800)
  John Eager Howard (1752 - 1827)*
 
 Children:
  John Eager Howard (1788 - 1822)*
  George Howard (1789 - 1846)*
  Benjamin Chew Howard (1791 - 1872)*
  William Howard (1793 - 1834)*
  Juliana Elizabeth Howard McHenry (1796 - 1821)*
  Sophia Catherine Howard Read (1800 - 1880)*
  Charles Howard (1802 - 1869)*
  Mary Ann Howard (1806 - 1806)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Chew Wilcocks (____ - 1794)**
  Benjamin Chew (1758 - 1844)*
  Margaret Oswald Chew Howard (1760 - 1827)
  Henrietta Chew (1767 - 1848)*
  Sophia Chew Philips (1769 - 1836)*
  Maria Chew (1771 - 1840)*
  Harriet Chew Carroll (1775 - 1861)*
  Harriet Chew Carroll (1775 - 1861)*
  Catherine Chew (1779 - 1831)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Saint Pauls Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Howard Family Vault, crypt #85
 
Created by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Record added: Jun 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8964073
Margaret Oswald <i>Chew</i> Howard
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Margaret Oswald <i>Chew</i> Howard
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
 
Margaret Oswald <i>Chew</i> Howard
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