Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Sarah Howard

Female Abt 1710 - Aft 1731  (~ 22 years)


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  • Name Sarah Howard 
    Born Abt 1710  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1731  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I049906  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father Joshua Howard,   b. 9 Jan 1658/59, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1738, Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Joanna O'Carroll,   b. Abt 1675, Tipperary County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1763, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 1700  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christopher Gist,   b. 1705, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1759, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Gist,   b. 2 Sep 1729, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Violette Gist,   b. 4 Jul 1731, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nathaniel Gist,   b. 15 Oct 1733, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F18805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Calendar of Marylands Wills", 1732-1738, page 256.
      The will of Joshua Howard is dated 3 July 1738, proved 4 Sept 1738.His will bequeaths
      land or goods to his 3 sons Francis, Cornelius, and Edmund, and his 4 daughters Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, and Violet.
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      The Journal of Christopher Gist, 1750-1751 from the book "Annals of Southern Virginia, 1769-1800" Abingdon, Va., by Lewis P. Summers, 1929
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      From Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 7, pge240

      "COLONEL CHRISTOPHER GIST of Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; b. in Maryland about 1706, and d. in 1759, of small pox in South Carolina or Georgia. He was first a merchant in BaltimoreTown, but failed in business and made an assignment to his relatives,CROMWELL and STANSBURY, in 1745. In 1750 he styled himself as "late of Baltimore County but then in the Colony of Virginia" and conveyed to Tobias STANSBURY the "Gist Limepits" in Baltimore County. He later settled on the Yadkin, in Virginia, and was undoubtedly the most famous scout and first renowned explorer of the Ohio River and Valley through the present states, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, as agent of the Ohio Company. This was in 1750; and he was associated with Gen. George WASHINGTON as Indian scout and forest ranger, being his guideand companion on the journey to Lake Erie in 1753. He was made Captain of the Rangers, organized in Virginia for the defense of frontier, and served through 1756 and until the company was discharged in 1757. He received various titles of "Scout," "Captain" and "Colonel." With his sons, Nathaniel and Thomas, he took part as guide and scout in BRADDOCK'S expedition. He served with George WASHINGTON in his victory at Great Meadows and in his disaster the next day, 4th July, 1754, at Fort Necessity, when WASHINGTON surrendered to the French, in superior numbers, but with the honors of war. At the battle of BRADDOCK'S Defeat, 9th July, 1755, he was present with his sons, and afterwards raised a Company of Scouts in Maryland and Virginia and rendered efficient service. 1st October, 1755, he was commissioned Lieutenantof the Virginia [p.240] forces and in 1756 was made Captain of aCompany of Scouts. The same year he went to the Carolinas to enlist the Cherokee Indians for the English service, and as late as 1758 was Deputy Agent for Indian Affairs at Fort Frederick, Maryland; he acquired lands in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, which were inherited by his son Thomas; m. Sarah HOWARD, dau. of Joshua and Joanna(O'CARROLL) HOWARD of Baltimore County, Maryland, whose will of 1738 names his daughters, Sarah, Mary and Violetta, who had m. Col. Christopher GIST and his two brothers, Nathaniel and William respectively. "

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