Thomas Howes

Thomas Howes

Death 18 Oct 1665 (aged 74–75)
Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 8514990 · View Source
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The pictured monument was erected upon a millstone at the Howes Cemetery in 1834 to mark the resting place of Thomas and Mary (Burr) Howes.

Thomas, Mary, and their family of three sons - Joseph(1630), Thomas(1634), and Jeremiah(1637), landed at Salem, MA from England about 1637, and moved to Yarmouth (now Dennis) Cape Cod about 1638 to farm the land granted by the King's Governor. They are believed to be the first of their surname in the ‘New World'.

On the side of the monument it is indicated that the number of Thomas Howes descendants then (1834) living were as follows: 315 in Dennis,MA, 138 in Chatham,MA, and 396 in "other places".

1637 - Arrived in Salem,MA
1639 - Moved to Old Yarmouth,Mass.Settled in Dennis,Mass.
1644 - Appointed Constable
1652 - Appointed to recieve "oil of the country"
1652 - Deputy to the General Court
1658 - Member of Council of War

He was the first husband of Mary Burr, who later married Gov.Thomas Prence.

Children: Joseph Howes, Thomas Howes Jr(father of Thomas Howes III and Jonathan Howes), and Jeremiah Howes.

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  • Maintained by: Kevin Avery
  • Originally Created by: S. Walker
  • Added: 16 Mar 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Howes (1590–18 Oct 1665), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8514990, citing Howes Family Cemetery, Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .