Howe Family Tree

Mary Della Howe (1861-1899) married Joseph Warren Hindman on July 1, 1878

Howe History

Here is an overview of my family tree for the Howe line. Most all of my Howe family information is found in the book, "Genealogy and History of the John Howe Family", written in 1960 by Emma Katherine Howe of Brookville, Pennsylvania.  

The John Howe Family History, written by Emma Katherine Howe in 1960, is now available online! Considering the effort that she made to write it and distribute it to all of the known descendents (spread throughout the country), I felt that she would be pleased to know that it is now available to anyone researching the Howe, Hindman and Orcutt surnames. Enjoy.

Abraham Howe married Barbara Yearty. Eight children were born to this marriage: John, George, Jacob, Samuel, Katherine, Elizabeth, Mary Ann and Jane.  According to their tombstones in Squirrel Hill Cemetery, Clarion County, PA,  Abraham died 17 April 1868 aged 71 years 1 month 9 days old, indicating he was born circa 8 March 1797.  Barbara died 4 August 1866, aged 78 years old indicating birth circa 1788.


John and Caroline Howe
John Howe (Oct 21, 1828 - June 19, 1908) married Caroline Reitz (July 4, 1838 - March 5, 1912). Seven children were born to this marriage: Mary Della (1861-1899), Barbara Ann (1862-1929), Emery Elmer (1864-1898), Jeanette (1865-1948), Sarah Elizabeth (1867-1894), Nina Alice (1869-1875) and Emma Katherine (1874-1960s).
John was born in Clarion Co., Pennsylvania and moved to Union Township, Jefferson Co., about the middle of the century. There, he bought a tract of 500 acres of timber, cleared the land for a farm and built a home. Not far from his home, on Big Mill Creek, he built a water-powered mill and began manufacturing lumber, selling it locally and also shipping it from Troy to the Pittsburgh area.
Caroline was born near Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania and her family moved by covered wagon to Beaver Township when she was quite small.

NEW (May 2016) - A long-time goal to visit Corsica Pennsylvania finally happened!  Photos of the Howe family graves and the interior of the Mount Pleasant Baptist church.

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