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  • ID: I76339
  • Name: John Eager HOWARD
  • RELA: 8th cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 JUN 1752 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
  • Event: Elected BET 1788 AND 1791 Governor of Maryland
  • Event: Elected BET 1796 AND 1803 United States Senator from Maryland
  • Death: 12 OCT 1827 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
  • Event: Pic Governor John Eager Howard
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HOWARD, John Eager, (father of Benjamin Chew Howard), a Delegate and a Senator from Maryland; born at 'Belvedere,' near Baltimore, Md., June 4, 1752; was instructed by private tutors; served throughout the Revolutionary War, beginning as a captain and holding the rank of colonel when peace was declared; was voted a medal and the thanks of Congress for gallantry at the Battle of Cowpens 1781; Member of the Continental Congress 1788; Governor of Maryland 1789-1791; member, State senate 1791-1795; elected as a Federalist 1796 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard Potts; reelected on December 9, 1796 and served from November 21, 1796, to March 3, 1803; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixth Congress; offered the position of Secretary of War by President George Washington, but declined; also declined a commission as brigadier general in the expected war with France in 1798; unsuccessful Federalist candidate for vice president in 1816; died at 'Belvedere,' near Baltimore, Md., October 12, 1827; interment in Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Cornelius HOWARD b: BET 1706 AND 1707 in Maryland
    Mother: Ruth EAGER b: 23 MAY 1721

    Marriage 1 Margaret Oswald CHEW b: 16 DEC 1760 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
    • Married: 18 MAY 1787 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA
    1. Has No Children Rebecca HOWARD
    2. Has No Children John Eager HOWARD , Jr.
    3. Has No Children George HOWARD b: 21 NOV 1789 in Jennings House, MD
    4. Has No Children Benjamin Chew HOWARD b: 5 NOV 1791 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
    5. Has No Children William HOWARD
    6. Has No Children Julianna HOWARD
    7. Has No Children James HOWARD
    8. Has No Children Sophia Catherine HOWARD
    9. Has Children Charles HOWARD b: 26 APR 1802 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
    10. Has No Children Mary Ann HOWARD b: 16 MAY 1806 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
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