HOWELL Family

First Generation

1. Daniel1 Howell(2748) was born in Stafford Co, England about 1660. Daniel died September 1739 in Solebury, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, at 79 years of age.

He married Hannah Lakin in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, September 4, 1686. (Additional notes for Hannah Lakin(2749)) Daniel Howell, who settled in Solebury, was a son of Thomas Howell, of Haxleston, county Stafford, England, born about 1660, and came with his father to America in the Welcome, 1682. He first settled on a plantation on Gloucester creek, now Camden county, New Jersey, given him by his father. This he sold to his brother Mordecai Howell, 1687. He married Hannah Lakin, Philadelphia, September 4, 1686, whither he removed, 1690, and served on the grand jury, 1701. He subsequently removed to Solebury, Bucks county, where he resided until his death, September 1739. Just at what time he came to Bucks county is not known, but prior to 1734, for, on June 10, that year, he conveyed to his granddaughter, Elizabeth Howell, 200 acres of his proprietary land in New Jersey. His wife probably died before him, as she is not named in his will, which was executed April 14, 1739, and proved September 28. One of the witnesses to it was Chris. Search, and was recorded at Doylestown. Daniel and Hannah Howell had five children; Daniel, born about 1688, married Elsie Reading, and died 1733; Hannah, married Job Howell; Benjamin, married Catherine Catherine, married William Rittenhouse, of Germantown, and died at Amwell, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, 1767. His will, dated August 27, 1761, was proved October 19, 1767, and in it, names his wife, Catharine, sons, William, Isaac, Lott, Moses and Peter, and daughters Priscilla, Susan, Hannah and Anna. Catharine Howell is thought to have been the second wife. William Rittenhouse was of the same family as David Rittenhouse, the distinguished astronomer. Of this family of Howells was descended Lieut. William Howell, father of Jefferson Davis's widow.

(Found at Rootsweb.com Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Donna Bluemink. bluemink@erols.com )

Daniel Howell and Hannah Lakin had the following children:

child 2 i. Daniel2 Howell was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania 1688. Daniel died 1733 at 45 years of age. He married Elsie Reading about 1708. Elsie was born about 1688.

child 3 ii. Hannah Howell was born about 1690. She married Job Howell about 1710. Job was born about 1690.

child 4 iii. Benjamin Howell was born about 1692. Benjamin died September 6, 1774 at 82 years of age. He married Catherine Papen about 1712. Catherine was born about 1692.

child 5 iv. Joseph Howell was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania about 1695. Joseph died 1776 at 81 years of age. He married Gertrude unknown about 1714. Gertrude was born about 1695.

child 6 v. Catherine Howell(2750) was born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA 1700. Catherine died 1778 in Rosemont, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 78 years of age. Buried at Prallsville Family Cemetery, Hunterdon County, New Jersey She married William B Rittenhouse in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, about 1718.

William was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 1695. (Additional notes for William B Rittenhouse(2751)) William died March 8, 1767 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 71 years of age. Catherine Howell, married William Rittenhouse, of Germantown, and died at Amwell, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, 1767. His will, dated August 27, 1761, was proved October 19, 1767, and in it, names his wife, Catharine, sons, William, Isaac, Lott, Moses and Peter, and daughters Priscilla, Susan, Hannah and Anna. Catharine Howell is thought to have been the second wife. (found at Rootsweb.com) (See William B Rittenhouse for the continuation of this line.)

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