Genealogy

DaddayPop's version
The Tree
The Howland Coat of Arms
Wanted: Dead or Alive
A letter from Orange
Aunt Maud remembered him vividly
I'm related to the Bushes!


DaddayPop's version

My (Tom Howland) Dad (Willard Howland) mailed me the following letter written by his cousin, Lois Tosh. She mentions "DaddyPop" (Walter J. Howland) who was both her and my fathers grandfather.

All the Howlands in America can trace their ancestors to Henry Howland of Fenstanton in Cambridgeshire). John came to America in the Mayflower in 1620, Arthur and Henry who came 1623 or 4. The brief history is thus:


Henry of England
John, two brothers, Arthur and Henry
Joseph b1864
Nathaniel 1700
William G.
Orange Ferris 1807
Egbert 1844
Walter Jefferson 1864
Willard Jay 1905
Willard J. 1927
Thomas Paul 1957

Tom, most of the above was typed by my grandfather,"DaddyPop" when he was
about 90 years old, so may not be at all accurate.


The Tree

                                                                             /John Howland b: 10 AUG 1541 d: 10 JAN 1612 =>
                                                                     /Henry Howland b: 1564 d: 17 MAY 1635
                                                                     |       \Emme Revell b: 1542 d: 1614 =>

                                                             /Henry Howland b: 25 NOV 1604 d: 17 JAN 1671
                                                             |       \Alice (Margaret) Aires b: 1567 d: 31 JUL 1629
                                                     /Zoeth Howland b: 31 JAN 1637 d: 21 JAN 1676
                                                     |       |       /William Newland b: 1579
                                                     |       \Mary (Sarah) Newland b: ABT. 1609 d: 15 JUN 1674
                                                     |               |       /John Greenway

                                                     |               \Agnes (Anne) Greenway b: ABT. 1515 d: ABT. 1587
                                             /Nathaniel Howland b: 5 AUG 1657 d: 3 MAR 1723
                                             |       \Abigail Newland b: ABT. 1640 d: AFT. 1678
                                     /John Howland b: 14 APR 1687 d: 1749
                                     |       |       /Joseph Allen
                                     |       \Rose Allen b: 1 OCT 1655 d: JUN 1724
                                     |               \Sarah Holley\Holloway

                             /Nathaniel Howland b: 7 MAY 1721
                             |       |       /John Cook
                             |       \Mary Cook
                             |               \Ruth Shaw
                     /Nathaniel Howland b: ABT. 1741 d: 2 JAN 1840
                     |       |       /William Ricketson , Jr.

                     |       \Joanna Ricketson
                     |               \Meribah Slocum
             /William Howland b: AFT. 1777 d: 28 OCT 1810
             |       \Margaret Akin
     /Orange Ferris Howland b: 20 MAY 1807 d: 1 JUL 1900
     |       |       /Benjamin Ferris b: 1754 d: 17 JUN 1779
     |       \Ann Ferris b: ABT. 1774 d: AFT. 3 MAY 1823
     |               |                                                       /John Howland b: 10 AUG 1541 d: 10 JAN 1612 =>

     |               |                                               /Henry Howland b: 1564 d: 17 MAY 1635
     |               |                                               |       \Emme Revell b: 1542 d: 1614 =>
     |               |                                       /Henry Howland b: 25 NOV 1604 d: 17 JAN 1671
     |               |                                       |       \Alice (Margaret) Aires b: 1567 d: 31 JUL 1629
     |               |                               /Zoeth Howland b: 31 JAN 1637 d: 21 JAN 1676
     |               |                               |       |       /William Newland b: 1579
     |               |                               |       \Mary (Sarah) Newland b: ABT. 1609 d: 15 JUN 1674
     |               |                               |               |       /John Greenway

     |               |                               |               \Agnes (Anne) Greenway b: ABT. 1515 d: ABT. 1587
     |               |                       /Nathaniel Howland b: 5 AUG 1657 d: 3 MAR 1723
     |               |                       |       \Abigail Newland b: ABT. 1640 d: AFT. 1678
     |               |               /James Howland b: 18 FEB 1688 d: 13 DEC 1748
     |               |               |       |       /Joseph Allen
     |               |               |       \Rose Allen b: 1 OCT 1655 d: JUN 1724
     |               |               |               \Sarah Holley\Holloway

     |               |       /Cook Howland b: ABT. 1725 d: ABT. 1780
     |               |       |       |       /John Cook
     |               |       |       \Deborah Cook b: 1693
     |               |       |               \Ruth Shaw
     |               \Deborah Howland b: ABT. 1755
     |                       |       /James Bennett

     |                       \Ruth Bennett b: 9 OCT 1729 d: BEF. 1774
     |                               |               /Edward Southworth d: 11 JUN 1719
     |                               |       /William Simmons b: 24 SEP 1672 d: 31 AUG 1765
     |                               |       |       |               /John (Peabody) Pabodie b: 1590 d: WFT Est. 1623-1681
     |                               |       |       |       /William Peabody b: 1620 d: 13 DEC 1707
     |                               |       |       |       |       \Isabel Harper

     |                               |       |       \Mary Peabody b: 7 AUG 1648 d: 11 DEC 1727
     |                               |       |               |               /George Alden b: ABT. 1575
     |                               |       |               |       /John Alden b: BEF. 12 SEP 1598 d: 22 SEP 1687
     |                               |       |               |       |       \ Jane b: ABT. 1575
     |                               |       |               \Elizabeth Alden b: 1624 d: 31 MAY 1677
     |                               |       |                       |       /William Mullins b: 1572 d: 21 FEB 1621 =>

     |                               |       |                       \Priscilla Mullins b: ABT. 1602 d: 1685
     |                               |       |                               \Alice Poretier Atwood b: ABT. 1574 d: MAR 1621 =>
     |                               \Mercy Simmons b: 1 JUL 1697
     |                                       |               /Richard Church

     |                                       |       /Joseph Church b: BET. 1637 - 1638
     |                                       |       |       |       /Richard Warren
     |                                       |       |       \Elizabeth Warren
     |                                       \Abigail Church
     |                                               \Mary Tucker b: BEF. 8 OCT 1640 d: 21 MAR 1710

Egbert Howland b: 13 JUN 1844
     |       /Jasper Morrison Terry b: 6 JAN 1777 d: 14 NOV 1851
     \Sarah Ann Terry b: 24 AUG 1821 d: 24 JUN 1908
             |       /Northrup Fuller b: APR 1751 d: 9 APR 1839
             \Sarah Fuller b: 6 SEP 1778 d: 17 SEP 1850
                     \Mary Winters b: APR 1755 d: 11 APR 1839


The Howland Coat of Arms

Here is a scan of a sticker of the Howland coat of arms that my grandfather, Willard Jay Howland, had made.
Howland Coat of Arms

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Here's the famous "wanted dead or alive" letter

From: Lois L Tosh 
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 14:13:08 -0700
To: whowland@earthlink.net
Subject: Abject shame!

Dear Bill and Kathleen,

There is no way I can explain why I have been so remiss about writing.
For one thing I couldn't find the long version of the story about Daddy
Pop.  I finally found it Or at least one version of it in an old
notebook with a bunch of really strange stuff in it.  Hard to summarize
all that has happened since we saw you.  All the immediate family are
more or less functioning.  Loren and I went to San Jose in June.  Had
thought we would see Evelyn's daughter Kendra who was guest of honor at
a baby shower,but had a misunderstanding and she had already gone back
to Colorado.  Did see Jo (must not address her as Josie) and Kristina.
We did have a good time.  First of October we made our yearly pilgrimage
to the midwest.  We weren't sure whether to fly or drive. Not afraid to
fly but dreaded all the hassle of getting to airport.  We left so early
that it took me three days to stop vibrating.  Before we left Canton,
MO. got word that John's Donna Jean had committed suicide.  We were on
our way there anyway.  there was a lot to do there.  John handled the
stress better than I had anticipated.  We finished out our trip visiting
with Tosh relatives.  I had a while at home recovering.  Kind of post
traumatic stress.  If we go back next year, and I'm sure we must, we
will take a later flight and stay out one night.

As a child I had always heard that my grandfather, Walter J.  Howland,
had a problem with the law.  I finally interviewed my great aunt Maude
Howland Thomas to get a first hand version of the story.  My
great-grandfather, Egbert Orange Howland, was a bridge foreman on the
railroad.  When he decided to homestead in Kiowa County, Kansas, the
railroad lent him a boxcar to use to move his household goods and
livestock.  Grandpa homesteaded in southern Kiowa County.  Grandma and
the older boys , Uncle Gus, Uncle Roy and my grandfather Walter also
filed claims.

South central Kansas had been cattle and ranch country.  The family was
soon involved in the traditional rancher vs. homesteader conflict.  My
grandfather had apparently courted the neighboring rancher's daughter.
When my grandfather broke off the relationship there were bad feelings.
One day two cowboys rode into the homestead yard.  Evidently Grandpa's
family was expecting trouble because Walter had a small caliber pistol.
When the cowboys tried to ride him down with their horses he shot both
cowboys but didn't kill either of them.  Aunt Maude , who was very
young, remembers being quite upset that they brought one of the wounded
men in and he bled on her mother's white bed spread.

Walter hid out in the coulees.  Great-grandmother would slip out to take
him food until he was smuggled out to Uncle Jasper Terry in Bonham,
Texas. A poster was put out with " WANTED FOR MURDER - W. J.  Howland.
He returned to Kansas for his trial.  The trial was held in Mullinville.
Roy testified.  It resulted in a hung jury.  No one but cattlemen on the
jury.

The man shot was Tom Tolliver (or Tulfer ?)  Bowlby was the neighbor who
incited all of this.  The judge declared a mistrial.  The judge
allegedly said, " I ought to hang you - for not killing them both."
According to Aunt Maude this happened about 1884-85 when she was about 2
1/2 years old.

Soon after this the family moved back to Illinois and then to
Oklahoma in 1898.


A letter from Orange

Here is another letter from Lois Tosh

From: Lois L Tosh <lltosh@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:11:39 -0700
To: whowland@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: recent e-mail

Dear Bill and Kathleen,

As to which Howland we are descended, We can go back to has never been
established by anyone that I know of.  Loren has a nephew that finds all
kinds of information on the Internet, but I don't have Internet or the
knowledge to use it .  He has come across Howland info in his searches
of his family (Goodrich).  I have asked him to save anything he finds.
When I wa visiting Aunt Maude I copied this from the original letter.

I, Orange F. Howland was born the 20th of May, 1807 in Dutchess Co. ,
N.Y.  All my parents and Grandparents were Quakers.  WM. Howland, my
father, had four sons and one daughter, Margaret, who married Judge Fred
Stone.  Stone and Margaret had three children, all girls viz, Mary,
Frances, and Jane. I had three brothers, Egbert, Alfred, and George.
Egbert and George married Capt. James Travis two only daughters, Mary
and Rebecca.  Egbert was Cashier for over forty years in NY City banks.
Egbert's two boys were tellers in his bank in the City of N.Y.  George
was a shipper (? of Lumber) to Lisbon, Portugal.

GGand S. Howland of N.Y. City were my great Uncles.  They built our
Ill. Central R.R. with Aspinwall of N.Y. and received lands of Our State.
My own grandfather, Nathaniel Howland, had two sons . Wm., my father,
and Doctor David Howland who studied medicine with Doctor F (unreadable)
Vanderbaugh of our county, well known in N.Y. City and Vanderbaugh's
sister Caroline.  All these men were men of large fortunes.
My grandfather gave my father and the other two children 500 A.
farms each.  Vanderburghs (orignal spelling) were all wealthy people.
Our family consists of two girls and four boys. viz. Egbert, W.G. ,
Ferris, and Douglas Howland.  the two oldest girls married farmers.  The
oldest boys are married and Douglas is single.
Laura Margaret died single.

Orange F. Howland

Farmer
of Pearl, Pike
Co., Illinois
Dated this 22nd
of April 1889

I copied this as accurately as I could.  I have no idea who has the
Howland records that Aunt Maude had.  The records of the original land
deeds are available on the Internet.

Loren's nephew says that Quaker records are very accessible and very
complete.  I really haven't done any research on my own since we went to
New York many years ago.  The 1810 census is very little help.


Aunt Maud remembered him vividly

From: Tom Howland [mailto:Tom@Tomzilla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 8:42 PM
To: Lois L Tosh
Cc: jodi_k_howland@yahoo.com; Dr. Willard J. Howland
Subject: More Howland stories?

Greetings Lois Tosh I trust you are well.

I'm collecting your letters along with any other family stories at

http://TomZilla.org/genealogy.html

I'm following the rule where I only write about people no longer among
the living.

Some other stories I would really love to have written down include

     - The Orange Howland fables -- led a stagecoach. second wife an
       indian. There's a photo somewhere with him in striped pants?

     - The Daniel Boone connection

Of course, anything else you can think of I would value greatly.

Yours

Tom Howland


From: Lois L Tosh [mailto:lltosh@juno.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 5:45 AM To: Tom@TomZilla.org Subject: Re:Inquiry on Howland Dear Tom, Where did you get these "stories"??!! They are all new to me. All I have is a copy of a letter Orange Farris wrote on the 22nd of April 1889. The letter I copied from was in his own handwriting. It was in the possession of Aunt Maude. Someone in Oklahoma City undoubtedly has all that stuff now. Orange was a gentleman farmer in Pearl, Pike County, Illinois. Aunt Maud remembered him vividly. If he had been married to an Indian woman, I'm sure she would have mentioned it. His wife of record was Sarah Terry. She was 100% Welsh. Her parents came over from Wales. Orange died 1 July 1901 and is buried in Pearl. Sarah died 23 August 1908. So if gr grandpa had an Indian wife I'm sure Gr grandma didn't know about it. Orange's family were a rather snobby family from Dutchess County New York. Some of the remote connections married Roosevelts. Grandpa was a snob. He did not do "work". Sarah ran the farm. When Orange went back to New York Sarah did not accompany him. She was not quite up to Howland standards. This is what Aunt Maud told me. She remembered her grandparents vividly. She did not like her grandfather. Loren's nephew does a lot of genealogy on his family and knows lots of places to get information. The NY Howlands were quakers and Quaker records are said to be very accessible and complete. The one rumor I had heard about O.F. was that he had attended Princeton. Bret says that would be easy to verify also. I don't have Internet and wouldn't know how to use it except to order books from Amazon and airline tickets from Southwest. I went to see Aunt Maud several times after I was no longer too poverty stricken to travel and asked her lots of questions about family and copied down what I could. Your Mom and Dad's Christmas letter said they had visited you. Thought your boys were wonderful. They sure get around in their dotage. Good to hear from you. Hope all your family are doing well. Lois



I'm related to the Bushes!

John Howland is an ancestor to President George Bush, and to First Lady Edith (Carrow) Roosevelt (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt). Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of John Howland's brother Henry. Winston Churchill is descended from John Howland's brother Arthur.

Tom Howland Last modified: Sat Mar 1 13:29:09 PST 2003 Genealogy

Genealogy

DaddayPop's version
The Tree
The Howland Coat of Arms
Wanted: Dead or Alive
A letter from Orange
Aunt Maud remembered him vividly
I'm related to the Bushes!


DaddayPop's version

My (Tom Howland) Dad (Willard Howland) mailed me the following letter written by his cousin, Lois Tosh. She mentions "DaddyPop" (Walter J. Howland) who was both her and my fathers grandfather.

All the Howlands in America can trace their ancestors to Henry Howland of Fenstanton in Cambridgeshire). John came to America in the Mayflower in 1620, Arthur and Henry who came 1623 or 4. The brief history is thus:


Henry of England
John, two brothers, Arthur and Henry
Joseph b1864
Nathaniel 1700
William G.
Orange Ferris 1807
Egbert 1844
Walter Jefferson 1864
Willard Jay 1905
Willard J. 1927
Thomas Paul 1957

Tom, most of the above was typed by my grandfather,"DaddyPop" when he was
about 90 years old, so may not be at all accurate.


The Tree

                                                                             /John Howland b: 10 AUG 1541 d: 10 JAN 1612 =>
                                                                     /Henry Howland b: 1564 d: 17 MAY 1635
                                                                     |       \Emme Revell b: 1542 d: 1614 =>

                                                             /Henry Howland b: 25 NOV 1604 d: 17 JAN 1671
                                                             |       \Alice (Margaret) Aires b: 1567 d: 31 JUL 1629
                                                     /Zoeth Howland b: 31 JAN 1637 d: 21 JAN 1676
                                                     |       |       /William Newland b: 1579
                                                     |       \Mary (Sarah) Newland b: ABT. 1609 d: 15 JUN 1674
                                                     |               |       /John Greenway

                                                     |               \Agnes (Anne) Greenway b: ABT. 1515 d: ABT. 1587
                                             /Nathaniel Howland b: 5 AUG 1657 d: 3 MAR 1723
                                             |       \Abigail Newland b: ABT. 1640 d: AFT. 1678
                                     /John Howland b: 14 APR 1687 d: 1749
                                     |       |       /Joseph Allen
                                     |       \Rose Allen b: 1 OCT 1655 d: JUN 1724
                                     |               \Sarah Holley\Holloway

                             /Nathaniel Howland b: 7 MAY 1721
                             |       |       /John Cook
                             |       \Mary Cook
                             |               \Ruth Shaw
                     /Nathaniel Howland b: ABT. 1741 d: 2 JAN 1840
                     |       |       /William Ricketson , Jr.

                     |       \Joanna Ricketson
                     |               \Meribah Slocum
             /William Howland b: AFT. 1777 d: 28 OCT 1810
             |       \Margaret Akin
     /Orange Ferris Howland b: 20 MAY 1807 d: 1 JUL 1900
     |       |       /Benjamin Ferris b: 1754 d: 17 JUN 1779
     |       \Ann Ferris b: ABT. 1774 d: AFT. 3 MAY 1823
     |               |                                                       /John Howland b: 10 AUG 1541 d: 10 JAN 1612 =>

     |               |                                               /Henry Howland b: 1564 d: 17 MAY 1635
     |               |                                               |       \Emme Revell b: 1542 d: 1614 =>
     |               |                                       /Henry Howland b: 25 NOV 1604 d: 17 JAN 1671
     |               |                                       |       \Alice (Margaret) Aires b: 1567 d: 31 JUL 1629
     |               |                               /Zoeth Howland b: 31 JAN 1637 d: 21 JAN 1676
     |               |                               |       |       /William Newland b: 1579
     |               |                               |       \Mary (Sarah) Newland b: ABT. 1609 d: 15 JUN 1674
     |               |                               |               |       /John Greenway

     |               |                               |               \Agnes (Anne) Greenway b: ABT. 1515 d: ABT. 1587
     |               |                       /Nathaniel Howland b: 5 AUG 1657 d: 3 MAR 1723
     |               |                       |       \Abigail Newland b: ABT. 1640 d: AFT. 1678
     |               |               /James Howland b: 18 FEB 1688 d: 13 DEC 1748
     |               |               |       |       /Joseph Allen
     |               |               |       \Rose Allen b: 1 OCT 1655 d: JUN 1724
     |               |               |               \Sarah Holley\Holloway

     |               |       /Cook Howland b: ABT. 1725 d: ABT. 1780
     |               |       |       |       /John Cook
     |               |       |       \Deborah Cook b: 1693
     |               |       |               \Ruth Shaw
     |               \Deborah Howland b: ABT. 1755
     |                       |       /James Bennett

     |                       \Ruth Bennett b: 9 OCT 1729 d: BEF. 1774
     |                               |               /Edward Southworth d: 11 JUN 1719
     |                               |       /William Simmons b: 24 SEP 1672 d: 31 AUG 1765
     |                               |       |       |               /John (Peabody) Pabodie b: 1590 d: WFT Est. 1623-1681
     |                               |       |       |       /William Peabody b: 1620 d: 13 DEC 1707
     |                               |       |       |       |       \Isabel Harper

     |                               |       |       \Mary Peabody b: 7 AUG 1648 d: 11 DEC 1727
     |                               |       |               |               /George Alden b: ABT. 1575
     |                               |       |               |       /John Alden b: BEF. 12 SEP 1598 d: 22 SEP 1687
     |                               |       |               |       |       \ Jane b: ABT. 1575
     |                               |       |               \Elizabeth Alden b: 1624 d: 31 MAY 1677
     |                               |       |                       |       /William Mullins b: 1572 d: 21 FEB 1621 =>

     |                               |       |                       \Priscilla Mullins b: ABT. 1602 d: 1685
     |                               |       |                               \Alice Poretier Atwood b: ABT. 1574 d: MAR 1621 =>
     |                               \Mercy Simmons b: 1 JUL 1697
     |                                       |               /Richard Church

     |                                       |       /Joseph Church b: BET. 1637 - 1638
     |                                       |       |       |       /Richard Warren
     |                                       |       |       \Elizabeth Warren
     |                                       \Abigail Church
     |                                               \Mary Tucker b: BEF. 8 OCT 1640 d: 21 MAR 1710

Egbert Howland b: 13 JUN 1844
     |       /Jasper Morrison Terry b: 6 JAN 1777 d: 14 NOV 1851
     \Sarah Ann Terry b: 24 AUG 1821 d: 24 JUN 1908
             |       /Northrup Fuller b: APR 1751 d: 9 APR 1839
             \Sarah Fuller b: 6 SEP 1778 d: 17 SEP 1850
                     \Mary Winters b: APR 1755 d: 11 APR 1839


The Howland Coat of Arms

Here is a scan of a sticker of the Howland coat of arms that my grandfather, Willard Jay Howland, had made.
Howland Coat of Arms

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Here's the famous "wanted dead or alive" letter

From: Lois L Tosh 
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 14:13:08 -0700
To: whowland@earthlink.net
Subject: Abject shame!

Dear Bill and Kathleen,

There is no way I can explain why I have been so remiss about writing.
For one thing I couldn't find the long version of the story about Daddy
Pop.  I finally found it Or at least one version of it in an old
notebook with a bunch of really strange stuff in it.  Hard to summarize
all that has happened since we saw you.  All the immediate family are
more or less functioning.  Loren and I went to San Jose in June.  Had
thought we would see Evelyn's daughter Kendra who was guest of honor at
a baby shower,but had a misunderstanding and she had already gone back
to Colorado.  Did see Jo (must not address her as Josie) and Kristina.
We did have a good time.  First of October we made our yearly pilgrimage
to the midwest.  We weren't sure whether to fly or drive. Not afraid to
fly but dreaded all the hassle of getting to airport.  We left so early
that it took me three days to stop vibrating.  Before we left Canton,
MO. got word that John's Donna Jean had committed suicide.  We were on
our way there anyway.  there was a lot to do there.  John handled the
stress better than I had anticipated.  We finished out our trip visiting
with Tosh relatives.  I had a while at home recovering.  Kind of post
traumatic stress.  If we go back next year, and I'm sure we must, we
will take a later flight and stay out one night.

As a child I had always heard that my grandfather, Walter J.  Howland,
had a problem with the law.  I finally interviewed my great aunt Maude
Howland Thomas to get a first hand version of the story.  My
great-grandfather, Egbert Orange Howland, was a bridge foreman on the
railroad.  When he decided to homestead in Kiowa County, Kansas, the
railroad lent him a boxcar to use to move his household goods and
livestock.  Grandpa homesteaded in southern Kiowa County.  Grandma and
the older boys , Uncle Gus, Uncle Roy and my grandfather Walter also
filed claims.

South central Kansas had been cattle and ranch country.  The family was
soon involved in the traditional rancher vs. homesteader conflict.  My
grandfather had apparently courted the neighboring rancher's daughter.
When my grandfather broke off the relationship there were bad feelings.
One day two cowboys rode into the homestead yard.  Evidently Grandpa's
family was expecting trouble because Walter had a small caliber pistol.
When the cowboys tried to ride him down with their horses he shot both
cowboys but didn't kill either of them.  Aunt Maude , who was very
young, remembers being quite upset that they brought one of the wounded
men in and he bled on her mother's white bed spread.

Walter hid out in the coulees.  Great-grandmother would slip out to take
him food until he was smuggled out to Uncle Jasper Terry in Bonham,
Texas. A poster was put out with " WANTED FOR MURDER - W. J.  Howland.
He returned to Kansas for his trial.  The trial was held in Mullinville.
Roy testified.  It resulted in a hung jury.  No one but cattlemen on the
jury.

The man shot was Tom Tolliver (or Tulfer ?)  Bowlby was the neighbor who
incited all of this.  The judge declared a mistrial.  The judge
allegedly said, " I ought to hang you - for not killing them both."
According to Aunt Maude this happened about 1884-85 when she was about 2
1/2 years old.

Soon after this the family moved back to Illinois and then to
Oklahoma in 1898.


A letter from Orange

Here is another letter from Lois Tosh

From: Lois L Tosh <lltosh@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:11:39 -0700
To: whowland@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: recent e-mail

Dear Bill and Kathleen,

As to which Howland we are descended, We can go back to has never been
established by anyone that I know of.  Loren has a nephew that finds all
kinds of information on the Internet, but I don't have Internet or the
knowledge to use it .  He has come across Howland info in his searches
of his family (Goodrich).  I have asked him to save anything he finds.
When I wa visiting Aunt Maude I copied this from the original letter.

I, Orange F. Howland was born the 20th of May, 1807 in Dutchess Co. ,
N.Y.  All my parents and Grandparents were Quakers.  WM. Howland, my
father, had four sons and one daughter, Margaret, who married Judge Fred
Stone.  Stone and Margaret had three children, all girls viz, Mary,
Frances, and Jane. I had three brothers, Egbert, Alfred, and George.
Egbert and George married Capt. James Travis two only daughters, Mary
and Rebecca.  Egbert was Cashier for over forty years in NY City banks.
Egbert's two boys were tellers in his bank in the City of N.Y.  George
was a shipper (? of Lumber) to Lisbon, Portugal.

GGand S. Howland of N.Y. City were my great Uncles.  They built our
Ill. Central R.R. with Aspinwall of N.Y. and received lands of Our State.
My own grandfather, Nathaniel Howland, had two sons . Wm., my father,
and Doctor David Howland who studied medicine with Doctor F (unreadable)
Vanderbaugh of our county, well known in N.Y. City and Vanderbaugh's
sister Caroline.  All these men were men of large fortunes.
My grandfather gave my father and the other two children 500 A.
farms each.  Vanderburghs (orignal spelling) were all wealthy people.
Our family consists of two girls and four boys. viz. Egbert, W.G. ,
Ferris, and Douglas Howland.  the two oldest girls married farmers.  The
oldest boys are married and Douglas is single.
Laura Margaret died single.

Orange F. Howland

Farmer
of Pearl, Pike
Co., Illinois
Dated this 22nd
of April 1889

I copied this as accurately as I could.  I have no idea who has the
Howland records that Aunt Maude had.  The records of the original land
deeds are available on the Internet.

Loren's nephew says that Quaker records are very accessible and very
complete.  I really haven't done any research on my own since we went to
New York many years ago.  The 1810 census is very little help.


Aunt Maud remembered him vividly

From: Tom Howland [mailto:Tom@Tomzilla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 8:42 PM
To: Lois L Tosh
Cc: jodi_k_howland@yahoo.com; Dr. Willard J. Howland
Subject: More Howland stories?

Greetings Lois Tosh I trust you are well.

I'm collecting your letters along with any other family stories at

http://TomZilla.org/genealogy.html

I'm following the rule where I only write about people no longer among
the living.

Some other stories I would really love to have written down include

     - The Orange Howland fables -- led a stagecoach. second wife an
       indian. There's a photo somewhere with him in striped pants?

     - The Daniel Boone connection

Of course, anything else you can think of I would value greatly.

Yours

Tom Howland


From: Lois L Tosh [mailto:lltosh@juno.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 5:45 AM To: Tom@TomZilla.org Subject: Re:Inquiry on Howland Dear Tom, Where did you get these "stories"??!! They are all new to me. All I have is a copy of a letter Orange Farris wrote on the 22nd of April 1889. The letter I copied from was in his own handwriting. It was in the possession of Aunt Maude. Someone in Oklahoma City undoubtedly has all that stuff now. Orange was a gentleman farmer in Pearl, Pike County, Illinois. Aunt Maud remembered him vividly. If he had been married to an Indian woman, I'm sure she would have mentioned it. His wife of record was Sarah Terry. She was 100% Welsh. Her parents came over from Wales. Orange died 1 July 1901 and is buried in Pearl. Sarah died 23 August 1908. So if gr grandpa had an Indian wife I'm sure Gr grandma didn't know about it. Orange's family were a rather snobby family from Dutchess County New York. Some of the remote connections married Roosevelts. Grandpa was a snob. He did not do "work". Sarah ran the farm. When Orange went back to New York Sarah did not accompany him. She was not quite up to Howland standards. This is what Aunt Maud told me. She remembered her grandparents vividly. She did not like her grandfather. Loren's nephew does a lot of genealogy on his family and knows lots of places to get information. The NY Howlands were quakers and Quaker records are said to be very accessible and complete. The one rumor I had heard about O.F. was that he had attended Princeton. Bret says that would be easy to verify also. I don't have Internet and wouldn't know how to use it except to order books from Amazon and airline tickets from Southwest. I went to see Aunt Maud several times after I was no longer too poverty stricken to travel and asked her lots of questions about family and copied down what I could. Your Mom and Dad's Christmas letter said they had visited you. Thought your boys were wonderful. They sure get around in their dotage. Good to hear from you. Hope all your family are doing well. Lois



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John Howland is an ancestor to President George Bush, and to First Lady Edith (Carrow) Roosevelt (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt). Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of John Howland's brother Henry. Winston Churchill is descended from John Howland's brother Arthur.

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Genealogy

DaddayPop's version
The Tree
The Howland Coat of Arms
Wanted: Dead or Alive
A letter from Orange
Aunt Maud remembered him vividly
I'm related to the Bushes!


DaddayPop's version

My (Tom Howland) Dad (Willard Howland) mailed me the following letter written by his cousin, Lois Tosh. She mentions "DaddyPop" (Walter J. Howland) who was both her and my fathers grandfather.

All the Howlands in America can trace their ancestors to Henry Howland of Fenstanton in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire). John came to America in the Mayflower in 1620, Arthur and Henry who came 1623 or 4. The brief history is thus:


Henry of England
John, two brothers, Arthur and Henry
Joseph b1864
Nathaniel 1700
William G.
Orange Ferris 1807
Egbert 1844
Walter Jefferson 1864
Willard Jay 1905
Willard J. 1927
Thomas Paul 1957

Tom, most of the above was typed by my grandfather,"DaddyPop" when he was
about 90 years old, so may not be at all accurate.


The Tree

                                                                             /John Howland b: 10 AUG 1541 d: 10 JAN 1612 =>
                                                                     /Henry Howland b: 1564 d: 17 MAY 1635
                                                                     |       \Emme Revell b: 1542 d: 1614 =>

                                                             /Henry Howland b: 25 NOV 1604 d: 17 JAN 1671
                                                             |       \Alice (Margaret) Aires b: 1567 d: 31 JUL 1629
                                                     /Zoeth Howland b: 31 JAN 1637 d: 21 JAN 1676
                                                     |       |       /William Newland b: 1579
                                                     |       \Mary (Sarah) Newland b: ABT. 1609 d: 15 JUN 1674
                                                     |               |       /John Greenway

                                                     |               \Agnes (Anne) Greenway b: ABT. 1515 d: ABT. 1587
                                             /Nathaniel Howland b: 5 AUG 1657 d: 3 MAR 1723
                                             |       \Abigail Newland b: ABT. 1640 d: AFT. 1678
                                     /John Howland b: 14 APR 1687 d: 1749
                                     |       |       /Joseph Allen
                                     |       \Rose Allen b: 1 OCT 1655 d: JUN 1724
                                     |               \Sarah Holley\Holloway

                             /Nathaniel Howland b: 7 MAY 1721
                             |       |       /John Cook
                             |       \Mary Cook
                             |               \Ruth Shaw
                     /Nathaniel Howland b: ABT. 1741 d: 2 JAN 1840
                     |       |       /William Ricketson , Jr.

                     |       \Joanna Ricketson
                     |               \Meribah Slocum
             /William Howland b: AFT. 1777 d: 28 OCT 1810
             |       \Margaret Akin
     /Orange Ferris Howland b: 20 MAY 1807 d: 1 JUL 1900
     |       |       /Benjamin Ferris b: 1754 d: 17 JUN 1779
     |       \Ann Ferris b: ABT. 1774 d: AFT. 3 MAY 1823
     |               |                                                       /John Howland b: 10 AUG 1541 d: 10 JAN 1612 =>

     |               |                                               /Henry Howland b: 1564 d: 17 MAY 1635
     |               |                                               |       \Emme Revell b: 1542 d: 1614 =>
     |               |                                       /Henry Howland b: 25 NOV 1604 d: 17 JAN 1671
     |               |                                       |       \Alice (Margaret) Aires b: 1567 d: 31 JUL 1629
     |               |                               /Zoeth Howland b: 31 JAN 1637 d: 21 JAN 1676
     |               |                               |       |       /William Newland b: 1579
     |               |                               |       \Mary (Sarah) Newland b: ABT. 1609 d: 15 JUN 1674
     |               |                               |               |       /John Greenway

     |               |                               |               \Agnes (Anne) Greenway b: ABT. 1515 d: ABT. 1587
     |               |                       /Nathaniel Howland b: 5 AUG 1657 d: 3 MAR 1723
     |               |                       |       \Abigail Newland b: ABT. 1640 d: AFT. 1678
     |               |               /James Howland b: 18 FEB 1688 d: 13 DEC 1748
     |               |               |       |       /Joseph Allen
     |               |               |       \Rose Allen b: 1 OCT 1655 d: JUN 1724
     |               |               |               \Sarah Holley\Holloway

     |               |       /Cook Howland b: ABT. 1725 d: ABT. 1780
     |               |       |       |       /John Cook
     |               |       |       \Deborah Cook b: 1693
     |               |       |               \Ruth Shaw
     |               \Deborah Howland b: ABT. 1755
     |                       |       /James Bennett

     |                       \Ruth Bennett b: 9 OCT 1729 d: BEF. 1774
     |                               |               /Edward Southworth d: 11 JUN 1719
     |                               |       /William Simmons b: 24 SEP 1672 d: 31 AUG 1765
     |                               |       |       |               /John (Peabody) Pabodie b: 1590 d: WFT Est. 1623-1681
     |                               |       |       |       /William Peabody b: 1620 d: 13 DEC 1707
     |                               |       |       |       |       \Isabel Harper

     |                               |       |       \Mary Peabody b: 7 AUG 1648 d: 11 DEC 1727
     |                               |       |               |               /George Alden b: ABT. 1575
     |                               |       |               |       /John Alden b: BEF. 12 SEP 1598 d: 22 SEP 1687
     |                               |       |               |       |       \ Jane b: ABT. 1575
     |                               |       |               \Elizabeth Alden b: 1624 d: 31 MAY 1677
     |                               |       |                       |       /William Mullins b: 1572 d: 21 FEB 1621 =>

     |                               |       |                       \Priscilla Mullins b: ABT. 1602 d: 1685
     |                               |       |                               \Alice Poretier Atwood b: ABT. 1574 d: MAR 1621 =>
     |                               \Mercy Simmons b: 1 JUL 1697
     |                                       |               /Richard Church

     |                                       |       /Joseph Church b: BET. 1637 - 1638
     |                                       |       |       |       /Richard Warren
     |                                       |       |       \Elizabeth Warren
     |                                       \Abigail Church
     |                                               \Mary Tucker b: BEF. 8 OCT 1640 d: 21 MAR 1710

Egbert Howland b: 13 JUN 1844
     |       /Jasper Morrison Terry b: 6 JAN 1777 d: 14 NOV 1851
     \Sarah Ann Terry b: 24 AUG 1821 d: 24 JUN 1908
             |       /Northrup Fuller b: APR 1751 d: 9 APR 1839
             \Sarah Fuller b: 6 SEP 1778 d: 17 SEP 1850
                     \Mary Winters b: APR 1755 d: 11 APR 1839


The Howland Coat of Arms

Here is a scan of a sticker of the Howland coat of arms that my grandfather, Willard Jay Howland, had made.
Howland Coat of Arms

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Here's the famous "wanted dead or alive" letter

From: Lois L Tosh 
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 14:13:08 -0700
To: whowland@earthlink.net
Subject: Abject shame!

Dear Bill and Kathleen,

There is no way I can explain why I have been so remiss about writing.
For one thing I couldn't find the long version of the story about Daddy
Pop.  I finally found it Or at least one version of it in an old
notebook with a bunch of really strange stuff in it.  Hard to summarize
all that has happened since we saw you.  All the immediate family are
more or less functioning.  Loren and I went to San Jose in June.  Had
thought we would see Evelyn's daughter Kendra who was guest of honor at
a baby shower,but had a misunderstanding and she had already gone back
to Colorado.  Did see Jo (must not address her as Josie) and Kristina.
We did have a good time.  First of October we made our yearly pilgrimage
to the midwest.  We weren't sure whether to fly or drive. Not afraid to
fly but dreaded all the hassle of getting to airport.  We left so early
that it took me three days to stop vibrating.  Before we left Canton,
MO. got word that John's Donna Jean had committed suicide.  We were on
our way there anyway.  there was a lot to do there.  John handled the
stress better than I had anticipated.  We finished out our trip visiting
with Tosh relatives.  I had a while at home recovering.  Kind of post
traumatic stress.  If we go back next year, and I'm sure we must, we
will take a later flight and stay out one night.

As a child I had always heard that my grandfather, Walter J.  Howland,
had a problem with the law.  I finally interviewed my great aunt Maude
Howland Thomas to get a first hand version of the story.  My
great-grandfather, Egbert Orange Howland, was a bridge foreman on the
railroad.  When he decided to homestead in Kiowa County, Kansas, the
railroad lent him a boxcar to use to move his household goods and
livestock.  Grandpa homesteaded in southern Kiowa County.  Grandma and
the older boys , Uncle Gus, Uncle Roy and my grandfather Walter also
filed claims.

South central Kansas had been cattle and ranch country.  The family was
soon involved in the traditional rancher vs. homesteader conflict.  My
grandfather had apparently courted the neighboring rancher's daughter.
When my grandfather broke off the relationship there were bad feelings.
One day two cowboys rode into the homestead yard.  Evidently Grandpa's
family was expecting trouble because Walter had a small caliber pistol.
When the cowboys tried to ride him down with their horses he shot both
cowboys but didn't kill either of them.  Aunt Maude , who was very
young, remembers being quite upset that they brought one of the wounded
men in and he bled on her mother's white bed spread.

Walter hid out in the coulees.  Great-grandmother would slip out to take
him food until he was smuggled out to Uncle Jasper Terry in Bonham,
Texas. A poster was put out with " WANTED FOR MURDER - W. J.  Howland.
He returned to Kansas for his trial.  The trial was held in Mullinville.
Roy testified.  It resulted in a hung jury.  No one but cattlemen on the
jury.

The man shot was Tom Tolliver (or Tulfer ?)  Bowlby was the neighbor who
incited all of this.  The judge declared a mistrial.  The judge
allegedly said, " I ought to hang you - for not killing them both."
According to Aunt Maude this happened about 1884-85 when she was about 2
1/2 years old.

Soon after this the family moved back to Illinois and then to
Oklahoma in 1898.


A letter from Orange

Here is another letter from Lois Tosh

From: Lois L Tosh <lltosh@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 19:11:39 -0700
To: whowland@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: recent e-mail

Dear Bill and Kathleen,

As to which Howland we are descended, We can go back to has never been
established by anyone that I know of.  Loren has a nephew that finds all
kinds of information on the Internet, but I don't have Internet or the
knowledge to use it .  He has come across Howland info in his searches
of his family (Goodrich).  I have asked him to save anything he finds.
When I wa visiting Aunt Maude I copied this from the original letter.

I, Orange F. Howland was born the 20th of May, 1807 in Dutchess Co. ,
N.Y.  All my parents and Grandparents were Quakers.  WM. Howland, my
father, had four sons and one daughter, Margaret, who married Judge Fred
Stone.  Stone and Margaret had three children, all girls viz, Mary,
Frances, and Jane. I had three brothers, Egbert, Alfred, and George.
Egbert and George married Capt. James Travis two only daughters, Mary
and Rebecca.  Egbert was Cashier for over forty years in NY City banks.
Egbert's two boys were tellers in his bank in the City of N.Y.  George
was a shipper (? of Lumber) to Lisbon, Portugal.

GGand S. Howland of N.Y. City were my great Uncles.  They built our
Ill. Central R.R. with Aspinwall of N.Y. and received lands of Our State.
My own grandfather, Nathaniel Howland, had two sons . Wm., my father,
and Doctor David Howland who studied medicine with Doctor F (unreadable)
Vanderbaugh of our county, well known in N.Y. City and Vanderbaugh's
sister Caroline.  All these men were men of large fortunes.
My grandfather gave my father and the other two children 500 A.
farms each.  Vanderburghs (orignal spelling) were all wealthy people.
Our family consists of two girls and four boys. viz. Egbert, W.G. ,
Ferris, and Douglas Howland.  the two oldest girls married farmers.  The
oldest boys are married and Douglas is single.
Laura Margaret died single.

Orange F. Howland

Farmer
of Pearl, Pike
Co., Illinois
Dated this 22nd
of April 1889

I copied this as accurately as I could.  I have no idea who has the
Howland records that Aunt Maude had.  The records of the original land
deeds are available on the Internet.

Loren's nephew says that Quaker records are very accessible and very
complete.  I really haven't done any research on my own since we went to
New York many years ago.  The 1810 census is very little help.


Aunt Maud remembered him vividly

From: Tom Howland [mailto:Tom@Tomzilla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 8:42 PM
To: Lois L Tosh
Cc: jodi_k_howland@yahoo.com; Dr. Willard J. Howland
Subject: More Howland stories?

Greetings Lois Tosh I trust you are well.

I'm collecting your letters along with any other family stories at

http://TomZilla.org/genealogy.html

I'm following the rule where I only write about people no longer among
the living.

Some other stories I would really love to have written down include

     - The Orange Howland fables -- led a stagecoach. second wife an
       indian. There's a photo somewhere with him in striped pants?

     - The Daniel Boone connection

Of course, anything else you can think of I would value greatly.

Yours

Tom Howland


From: Lois L Tosh [mailto:lltosh@juno.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 5:45 AM To: Tom@TomZilla.org Subject: Re:Inquiry on Howland Dear Tom, Where did you get these "stories"??!! They are all new to me. All I have is a copy of a letter Orange Farris wrote on the 22nd of April 1889. The letter I copied from was in his own handwriting. It was in the possession of Aunt Maude. Someone in Oklahoma City undoubtedly has all that stuff now. Orange was a gentleman farmer in Pearl, Pike County, Illinois. Aunt Maud remembered him vividly. If he had been married to an Indian woman, I'm sure she would have mentioned it. His wife of record was Sarah Terry. She was 100% Welsh. Her parents came over from Wales. Orange died 1 July 1901 and is buried in Pearl. Sarah died 23 August 1908. So if gr grandpa had an Indian wife I'm sure Gr grandma didn't know about it. Orange's family were a rather snobby family from Dutchess County New York. Some of the remote connections married Roosevelts. Grandpa was a snob. He did not do "work". Sarah ran the farm. When Orange went back to New York Sarah did not accompany him. She was not quite up to Howland standards. This is what Aunt Maud told me. She remembered her grandparents vividly. She did not like her grandfather. Loren's nephew does a lot of genealogy on his family and knows lots of places to get information. The NY Howlands were quakers and Quaker records are said to be very accessible and complete. The one rumor I had heard about O.F. was that he had attended Princeton. Bret says that would be easy to verify also. I don't have Internet and wouldn't know how to use it except to order books from Amazon and airline tickets from Southwest. I went to see Aunt Maud several times after I was no longer too poverty stricken to travel and asked her lots of questions about family and copied down what I could. Your Mom and Dad's Christmas letter said they had visited you. Thought your boys were wonderful. They sure get around in their dotage. Good to hear from you. Hope all your family are doing well. Lois



I'm related to the Bushes!

John Howland is an ancestor to President George Bush, and to First Lady Edith (Carrow) Roosevelt (Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt). Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford are descendants of John Howland's brother Henry. Winston Churchill is descended from John Howland's brother Arthur.

Tom Howland Last modified: Sat Mar 1 13:29:09 PST 2003