Name: William Howard
Given Name: William
Birth: Abt. 1776
Death: 23 Jan 1843 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Burial: Smithville Union Church Cemetery, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
1st March 1843: Death Notices of Ontario...
Change Date: 8 Feb 2013 at 11:46:00
On the 23rd of January, William Howard, of the township of Grimsby, in the 67th year of hi s age. He was brought from England to America at the time of the Revolution, by his father, w ho was a Surgeon, in the Royal Navy and who was slain in the commencement of the war. His mo ther was afterwards married to a Lieutenant McDonald, with whom he removed to Upper Canada wh en but a boy. He leaves a widow and seven children.
The only HOWARD in all the muster rolls of the militia regiments drawn from the Niagara distr ict for this war was William Howard. He was a private in a Detachment of the 4th Regiment Lin coln [County] Militia under the command of Lieut.-Colonel Robert Nelles, commencing 11th of O ctober, and ending 1st of November, 1814 both days inclusive. Howard doesn't show up on the v oter's list for 1816, but in 1826 at a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Township of Grimsb y held this first day of January at the House of Charles Anderson the following persons wer e Elected to fill the offices annexed to their respective names for the present year - viz- . ..William Howard... Overseers of High Ways. [Notes of the late John Young]
The 1828 census for Grimsby records William Howard's family in the household as 1 male unde r 16, 4 females under 16, 1 male over 16 and 2 females over 16 .
Reference:RG 1 L 3
Father: Abraham? Howard b: Abt. 1754 in England
Mrs. Mary Howard b: 1791 in Upper Canada
- Clara Ann Howard b: 1809 in Ontario, Canada
- Melissa Howard b: 3 Aug 1816 in Canada
- Isaac Brock Howard b: 26 Apr 1818 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
- Caroline Howard b: 9 Jul 1819 in Canada
- Maria Howard b: 28 May 1823 in Canada