Gardner Howe

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Gardner Howe (November 20, 1759 – July 4, 1854) was a farmer from Dover, Vermont and member of the Vermont House of Representatives, serving in 1816 and 1823.[1][2]

Personal background and family relations[edit]

Gardner Howe was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to Jotham Howe (1728-1809) and Priscilla (Rice) Howe (1731-1819). He was a farmer in Dover, Massachusetts and served in the Continental Army during the Revolution. On October 29, 1789 he married Abigail Sherman (1771-1843) of Grafton, Massachusetts. In 1816 he was elected to a one-year term in the Vermont House of Representatives, and he was re-elected in 1823. Howe died at his home in Dover on July 4, 1854.[1] Howe was a direct descendant of John Howe (1602-1680), who arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 from Brinklow, Warwickshire, England and settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Gardner Howe was also a descendant of Edmund Rice, an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony, as follows:[2]

  • Gardner Howe,[3] son of:
  • Priscilla Rice (1731-1819), daughter of:
  • Luke Rice (1689-1754), son of:
  • Daniel Rice (1655-1737), son of:
  • Edward Rice (1622-1712), son of:


  1. ^ a b "Gardner Howe (1759-1854) in Howe Family of Massachusetts". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Edmund Rice (1638) Association, 2011. Descendants of Edmund Rice: The First Nine Generations, Edmund Rice (1638) Association. (CD-ROM)
  3. ^ "Gardner Howe (1759-1854)". Edmund Rice (1638) Association. Retrieved 24 May 2012.