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Name  Jonas Howe

Born  July 15, 1786 Petersham, Massachusetts (1786-07-15)
Died  January 8, 1865(1865-01-08) (aged 78) Petersham, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)  Arethusa Nagus (1789- ?) Abigail (Bigelow) Brooks (1797-1883)
Children  Jonas Holland Howe (1821-1898)
Parents  Benjamin Howe (1759-1838) Vashti (Holland) Howe (1761-1838)
Residence  Petersham, Massachusetts
Profession  farmer, merchant, school teacher, state legislator

Jonas Howe (1759–1854) was a farmer and school teacher from Petersham, Massachusetts and member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, serving in 1845.

Personal background and family relations

Jonas Howe was born in Petersham, Massachusetts on 15 July 1786 to Benjamin Howe (1759-1838) and Vashti (Holland) Howe (1761-1838). Howe married Arethusa Negus, daughter of Joel Negus and Betsy Gould, on 1 December 1816 at Petersham, and was a farmer and school teacher in the town. In 1845 he was elected to a one-year term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He had a second wife, Abigail (Bigelow) Brooks (1797-1883). Howe died at his home in Petersham on 8 January 1865. 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. Jonas Howe was also a descendant of Edmund Rice, an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony, as follows:

  • Jonas Howe, son of
  • Benjamin Howe (1759-1838), son of
  • Mary Stow (1730-1794), daughter of
  • Elizabeth Brigham (1700-1757), daughter of
  • Nathan Brigham (1671-1747), son of
  • Mary Rice (1646-1695), daughter of
  • Henry Rice (1617-1711), son of
  • Edmund Rice, (ca1594-1663)
  • References

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