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(John) Abraham HOWE
Husband:  (John) Abraham "Abram" HOWE
Birth:  1822, Canada
Death:  May/Jun 1896, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer, sailor
Religion:  Methodist
Marriage:  9 Dec 1846, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
Wife:  Sarah A. HOPKINS or Sarah Miranda HOPKINS
Birth:  11 Sep 1825, MI? or in Chatham, ON
Death:  1899, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI
Father:  Norman C. HOPKINS
Mother:  Mary C. LOUCKS
1.  George W. HOWE, b. 15 Jan 1847; d. 25 Apr 1863
2.  Hendrick H. HOWE, b. 27 Feb 1848; d. 29 Feb 1848
3.  Otis T. HOWE, b. 9 May 1850; d. 9 June 1850
4.  Ida E. HOWE, b. 22 Aug 1852, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI; m. 19 Dec 1871, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, Charles Henry WINCHESTER ( -1923)
5.  Frank A. HOWE, b. 8 Jul 1854; d. 19 Aug 1854
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Abraham HOWE
Spouse: Sarah A. HOPKINS
Marriage: 09 Dec 1846, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Source: patron submission

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #16 of 24):  Town of Chesterfield, Macomb Co., MI, Roll M432_357, p. 100B, 1391/1406, enumerated 5 Sept 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abraham Howe 28 M   Farmer 300 Canada
Sarah A   " 24 F       Mich
George W  "  3 M       "
Norman C Hopkins 60 M   Carpenter   Vermont
Norman C. HOPKINS is Sarah's father.

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #9 of 35):  Utica P.O., Town of Macomb, Macomb Co., MI, Roll 553, p. 840, PN 10, 94/82, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abram Howe 38 M   Farmer 1800 310 Canada West
Sarah    " 34 F   Domestic     Michigan
George W " 13 M         "
Ida E    "  7 F         "
This enumerator called all the wives "domestics."

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #239-240 of 362):  Detroit P.O., City of Detroit (Ward 6, Precinct 24), Wayne Co., MI, Roll 713, pp. 447A-447B, PN 67-68, 571/613, enumerated 23 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Howe Abraham 47 M W Sailor 2000 500 Canada
  "  Sarah A 44 F W Keeping house     Michigan
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Howe Ida 17 F W At Home     Michigan

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #68 of 68):  280 Montcalm [St./Ave.], Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, Roll T9-0613, p. 321C, PN 23, SD 1, ED 305, enumerated 8 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 24 25 26
* 280 282 242 Howe Abraham W M 58   / Sailor Canada England Mass
        "  Sarah W F 55 Wife / Keeping house Michigan New York New York
Sarah's father was born in Vermont, and unless her parents moved back and forth between Canada and Michigan, Sarah was born in Canada.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA.
p. 345 SARAH MIRANDA,8 b. 11 Sepember 1825; m. John Abraham Howe. She d. at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1899; he d. there May or June 1896.

He was a sailor of Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a Methodist.

Children surname Howe:

  I. GEORGE W., b. 15 January 1847; d. 25 April 1863.
 II. HENDRICK H., b. 27 February 1848; d. 29 February 1848.
III. OTIS T., b. 9 May 1850; d. 9 June 1850.
 IV. IDA, b. 22 August 1852, at Detroit; m. there 19 December 1871, Charles Henry Winchester. He d. 1923.
  V. FRANK A., b. 8 July 1854; d. 19 August 1854.

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