Thomas Howard moved to Marlow, from Lyme, Ct., about 1780 and settled in the northwestern part of the town. He married Hannah Beckwith and reared a family of eight children. He died in 1842, aged eighty-five years. His son Thomas was born in Marlow in 1784, and lived there till 1837, when he moved to Gilsum, and died here in 1852. He was a farmer and a carpenter, married Parmelia Buss, of Marlboro, and reared a family of nine children, four of whom are now living. Of these, two daughters live in Hamilton, Ont., one son, James M., lives in Orange, Mass., and Francis A., resides in Gilsum. The latter has been engaged in the mercantile business for the last eight years, has been postmaster seventeen years, justice of the peace for the last twenty-three years, and is now one of the selectmen of the town.