Saturday, June 11, 2011
John Howland Jr. (Leader of Barnstable Military)
John Howland, my 9th g-Grandfather, was born on February 24 1627 in Plymouth Massachusetts. John was the first son born to "Mayflower" passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.
On October 26 1651, John married a Mary Lee in Plymouth. The couple would have three sons and seven daughters, their first three children being born in Plymouth while the remaining seven would be born in Barnstable Massachusetts.
Around 1658 John moved his family from Plymouth to Barnstable, where John would take up farming on a ninety acre farm. He would be appointed an Ensign and later Lieutenant of military companies of Barnstable during the "King Phillips War" John would serve many political positions in Barnstable, including that of Selectman.
John's place and date of death are unknown, but he is known to have been alive as late as 1702.
For information on "King Phillips War" see:
For Family Genealogy see: