ABT 1630 - BET 1665 AND Jul 1674
Father: Arthur HOWLAND
- BIRTH: ABT 1630, Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England
- DEATH: BET 1665 AND Jul 1674, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
Mother: Margaret REED
: John SMITH
- MARRIAGE: 4 Jan 1647, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
- +Hassadiah SMITH
- John SMITH
- Josiah SMITH
- Eliazer SMITH
- Hezekiah SMITH
_Henry HOWLAND _|
_Arthur HOWLAND _|
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| |_Margaret ______|
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|_Margaret REED __|
Niece of John Howland, Pilgrim of the Mayflower. John Smith, Jr. had thirteen
children by his two wives. Unfortunately, there is insufficient evidence to properly
assign each child to the correct mother. From Plymouth records we know that the
first five belong to Deborah (Hassadiah, John, Josiah, Eliazer, and Hezekiah).
From John's will it seems clear that Ruhamah bore Hannah, Sarah and Deborah.
It's not now possible to prove the maternity of Judah, Gershom, Deliverance, Mehitable
or Eliashib. I have arbitrarily chosen to assign them to Ruhamah.
"The Howlands In America"
The Pilgrim John Howland Society
Detroit, MI: 1939
"Deborah, married January 1, 1648, John Smith. Jr., of Plymouth."
"Arthur Howland of Plymouth, Mass., 1640"
Robert S. Wakefield and Robert M. Sherman
NGSQ v71, no2 (Jun 1983)
"Deborah Howland was born, probably in England, before 1630, and died,
probably at Dartmouth, between 1665 and July 1674. She married at Plymouth,
4 January l648[/9] John Smith Jr...Deborah died after their move to Dartmouth,
but before 3 July 1674, the date of her father's will..."
Crapo, Henry Howland
New Bedford, Mass.: E. Anthony & Sons, 1912; p168
"When he was thirty, on January 4, 1648-9, he married Deborah Howland,
the daughter of Arthur Howland of Marshfield... By his two wives he
had thirteen children and his descendants are many. It was his first
child, Hasadiah, a daughter of Deborah Howland, born January 11, 1650,
who married Jonathan Russell..."
A History of the Town of Duxbury,
Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers
Justin Winsor, Boston, 1849, pp. 269-271
"5. ARTHUR, M., 1643; m. Margaret; ...
Their chd. were Arthur (6), and Deborah, who m. John Smith, Jr.
of Plymouth, Jan. 4, 1648 (and had Hazadiah 1649, John 1651,
Josiah 1652; EIeazer3654, and Hezekiah 1655)."
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862, Vol. 2, p. 478-480
"New England Marriages Prior To 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey,
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"SMITH, John (1618-1692) & 1/wf Deborah HOWLAND (-1665);
4 Jan 1648/9; Plymouth/Dartmouth"
See the Thomas Cook & Henry Howland families at:
David E. Pane-Joyce