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Biographical Sketch of Dea. Jeremiah Howard

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Dea. Jeremiah Howard, from Ipswich, Mass., came to Langdon, with his wife and three children, in 1783 or ‘8q.. He took up wild land, built a log house, and reared a family of four sons and five daughters. Stephen, his first born in Langdon, spent his life on the old farm, reared seven children, and died in 1873. aged eighty-seven years. When Stephen became of age, his father bought the land where Alstead village now is, and built a saw and grist-mill where the Holmes mill now is, though a mill had previously been built there,. by Mr. Towne. In 1828 Mr. Howard’s mills were destroyed by a freshet, but were rebuilt after a few years. He died in 1837, aged eightyone years. He served in the Revolution and was pensioned in his old age. William Howard, his grandson, aged seventy-four years, has resided at Alstead since 1836. He married Clarissa Kingsbury, February 28, 1836, and has reared two sons and a daughter. His eldest son, Edward B., is at the head of the pork-packing and provision firm of E. B. Howard & Co., of New York. Frank 0., the youngest, is a hardware clerk, in Indianapolis, and. The daughter, Ellen S., is Mrs. W. D. Holt, of this town.

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