Name: Tisdale H. HOWARD
Given Name: Tisdale H.
Birth: 27 Mar 1789 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA
Death: 5 Dec 1870 in Eckford, Calhoun Co., MI
Burial: East Eckford Cemetery, Eckford, Calhoun Co., MI
Birth also reported 22 Mar 1789.
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05
In 1820 Tisdsale lived in Verona Township, Oneida Co., NY (page 221) (300010-00001).
In 1850 Howard farmed in Verona Township, Oneida Co., NY (page 185); the value of his propert y was $300. At home were Deborah, Horace, 24, Charles, 23, Harry, 18, Edwin, 16, Selestia, 13 , and M. H. age 23 from NY. Next door was John H. Pease, age 53 from VT, and family.
In the 1855 NY State Census (page 51) Tisdale (66, born in New Hampshire [?], married, reside d in town 41 years , farmer, voter, owner of land) lived in a frame construction home w orth $450 with his wife Deborah (63, wife, born in Washington County, NY), son Horace L. (25 , voter), daughter Elizabeth A. (17), daughter-in-law Mary J. (28 VT), and grand-daughter Han nah M. (1).
In 1860 he farmed in Verona Township, Oneida Co. (page 790); the value of his land was $4,00 0 and personal property of $600. At home were Deborah, Harry S., a farm laborer age 28, Marth a, 16 from NY (daughter or wife of Harry?), and Edward Wilman, age 15 from Switzerland.
On 12 Feb 1862 he wrote about leaving money to Justin V., Desdemona A., and to Harriet, as we ll as to Charles' children and Edwin. Elizabeth C. is to have the furniture. Mentions the d eath of old Mr. Frazee, George Williams and John Newcomb (just alive). The letter was writte n from Durhamville in Verona Township, Oneida Co. NY. Two more daughters appear in the 1835 c ensus, born between 1819 and 1835. In 1835 he owned 50 acres, 12 cattle, 9 sheep, and 6 hogs .
In 1870 Tisdell Howard lived in Eckford, Calhoun Co, MI (page 560) with his son-in-low Georg e Low and family; he was listed without occupation, age 81, from Vermont. With the family nex t door lived Abram Howard, a farm laborer, 24 from NY.
Tisdale died at age 81 years, 8 months, and 9 days.
Letter written by Tisdale from Durhamville, NY on 2-12-1862
I've your letter of last week & in answer I would say: my health is some better. I have to co ugh much yet & am not able to do anything of the work kind. As to our business matters: I wis h to do right. If I do not have a will, all will come in for an equal share, now John has ha d two hundred & twenty dollars in money & he gave his notes for $39 to his hands on the boa t & sign my name to them. I told them to go to New York and put an attachment on the boat. Th ey did so and had to pay $51. I scolded him on that and he replied he had a right so to do: w hen Harry came home he said let him go, so I withdrew: there remains a claim against me of pr obably $130 on that boat which will have to be paid or have a lawsuit. So you see John has ha d more than $360 and now George Low offers to take the property and pay the debts and maintai n me and pay the funeral charges and fulfill a will in the following order:
to you we send $25 sometime in the ensuing summer that is to pay your expense down here las t fall. Then $200 after my decease and $200 to Justin V., $100 to Desdimona A. and $100 to Ha rriet, $100 to each of Charle's children and $300 to Edwin and to Harry $600 and as much mor e as he can afford after setting the debts. Elizabeth C. is to have all the household furnitu re. This is about as I have made up my mind to do. Now if you can get up a will that will b e any more just or equal please write soon. If you are satisfied and think that is about righ t send them. Note is and we will send the $25 as soon as convenient. If I have wirtten so yo u can read and understand my meaning. You think it proper for you to come down here, you ha d better come soon for life is very uncertain at best. Old Mr. Frazee was buried last week an d George Williams last week and John Newcomb is but just alive, and now because my letter I a m tired and have the headache and I have had more of the complaint in three weeks than I eve r had in all my life and now may your conduct for the remaining part of your life be [?] you r conscience shall approve and merit the approbation of Heaven. This is the best wish of you r friend & Father.
Father: Theophilus HOWARD Jr. b: 5 May 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA c: 18 Jun 1758 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA
Mother: Katherine Bathsheba KEITH b: 28 Jan 1759 in Easton, Bristol Co., MA c: 5 Apr 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
Deborah PEASE b: 18 May 1791 in Washington Co., NY
- Russell Marshall HOWARD b: 10 Feb 1813 in Schoharie Co., NY
- Justin V. HOWARD b: 1815/1816 in NY
- John William HOWARD b: 21 Jul 1820 in Verona, Oneida Co., NY
- Desdemona Annis HOWARD b: 11 Dec 1823 in Verona, Oneida Co., NY
- Horace HOWARD b: ABT 1825 in NY
- Charles HOWARD b: 1826/1827 in NY
- Horace L. HOWARD b: 1829/1830 in NY
- Harriet Maria HOWARD b: 1829/1830 in NY
- Harry S. HOWARD b: 3 Jan 1832 in NY
- Edwin HOWARD b: 1833/1834 in Oneida Co. NY
- Etta HOWARD b: ABT 1836 in NY
- Elizabeth Celestia HOWARD b: 7 Jan 1838 in Verona, Oneida Co. NY