Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I181885
  • Name: David HOWELL
  • RELA: Spouse of 3rd cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 JAN 1746/47 in Morristown, Morris Co., NJ
  • GRAD: 1766 Princeton University
  • Event: Elected Delegate to the Continental Congress BET 1782 AND 1785
  • Event: Appointed BET 1812 AND 1824 Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • Death: 21 JUL 1824 in Providence Co., RI
  • Title: Hon.
  • Event: Pic David Howell
  • Note:
    HOWELL, David, (father of Jeremiah Brown Howell), a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., January 1, 1747; attended Eaton's Academy, Hopewell, N.J., and was graduated from Princeton College in 1766; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1768 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; tutor in Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1766-1769 and professor of natural philosophy 1769-1779; fellow of Brown University 1773- 1824; justice of the peace in 1779; justice of the court of common pleas in 1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1782-1785; justice of the State supreme court in 1786 and 1787; attorney general of the State in 1789; secretary of Brown University 1780-1806, professor of law 1790-1824, and acting president of the university in 1791 and 1792; commissioner for settling the boundaries of the United States; district attorney of Rhode Island; judge of the United States District Court for Rhode Island from 1812 until his death in Providence, R.I., July 21, 1824; interment in North Burial Ground.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Aaron HOWELL b: ABT 1719 in Southold, Suffolk Co., NY
    Mother: Sarah b: ABT 1721

    Marriage 1 Mary Rhodes BROWN b: 28 JUL 1740 in Providence Co., RI
    • Married: 30 SEP 1770 in Providence Co., RI
    1. Has Children Jeremiah Brown HOWELL b: 28 AUG 1771 in Providence Co., RI
    2. Has No Children Roger Williams HOWELL b: 11 AUG 1773
    3. Has No Children Sarah Cooke HOWELL b: 27 JUN 1775
    4. Has No Children Waitstill HOWELL b: 27 JUN 1776
    5. Has Children Maria Brown HOWELL b: 5 FEB 1779
    6. Has Children Sarah HOWELL b: 1 FEB 1781
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