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John Eager Howard

Birth4 JUN 1752
 
History4 OCT 1777
 
Battle of Germantown
Major, USA
US Revolutionary War
History8 SEP 1781
 
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Lt Colonel
US Revolutionary War
Occup1788-1791
 
Flag of Maryland
Election1816
 
USA Presidential Election
Flag of United States
Death12 OCT 1827
 
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Aged: 75.4 years

John Eager Howard.—This renowned Revolutionary soldier and statesman was born in Baltimore county, June 4, 1752. In 1776 he commanded a company in the flying-camp under General Mercer, and took part in the battle of White Plains. He was with General Washington, as major of a Maryland regiment, in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth. As lieutenant-colonel he was with De Kalb in the South, and fought at Camden, South Carolina.

At the battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, he turned the fortune of the day, and secured a victory for the Americans, by a gallant bayonet-charge. This was the first occasion during the war in which the bayonet was effectively used by the Americans. At one period of the day Colonel Howard held the swords of seven... Read More

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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John Eager 

25 JUN 178818 OCT 1822  MD, Anne Arundel Co Cornelia Anabella Read 
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George 

21 NOV 17892 AUG 1846  MD, Anne Arundel Co Prudence Gough Ridgely 
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Benjamin Chew 

5 NOV 17916 MAR 1872  MD, Anne Arundel Co Jane Grant Gilmor 
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William 

16 DEC 179325 AUG 1834  MD, Anne Arundel Co Rebecca Ann Key 
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Julianna Elizabeth 

3 MAY 179622 MAY 1821  MD, Anne Arundel Co John McHenry 
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James 

17 DEC 179719 MAR 1870  MD, Anne Arundel Co Catherine Mary Ross, Sophia Gough Ridgely 
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Sophia Catherine 

6 MAR 180022 NOV 1880  MD, Anne Arundel Co William George Read 
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Charles 

2 APR 180218 JUN 1869  MD, Anne Arundel Co Elizabeth Phoebe Key 
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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave
  3. Book:History of Maryland: with brief biographies of distinguished statesmen; Ethan Allen E. H. Butler, 1866; Website
  4. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume III - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume III Published by the Author, 1976;
  5. Website:LDS FamilySearch;
  1. Findagrave
  2. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume III - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume III Published by the Author, 1976;
  3. Website:LDS FamilySearch;
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