Isaac Howland

(15 November 1649 - 9 March 1724)

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Relationship9th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherJohn Howland (say 1599 - 24 Feb 1672)
MotherElizabeth Tilley (30 Aug 1607 - 21 Dec 1687)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildIsaac Howland was born on 15 November 1649, in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England.1
GroomHe married Elizabeth Vaughan, daughter of George Vaughan and Elizabeth Hincksman, on 29 October 1667 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New England.
DeceasedHe died on 9 March 1724 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England, at the age of 74. or, in October of 1727.2,1

Children with Elizabeth Vaughan:

Some Life Events of Interest

Isaac was said to have been very prominent in the early settlement of Middleborough where he married in 1677, and where, with his wife Elizabeth, he lived out his life on land willed to him by his father.3


Isaac was granted a license from the General Court to keep an inn. These licenses were granted only to individuals deemed "grave and sober," and required a pledge by the licensee that "quiet should be enjoyned in the appartments" of the guests3


Military ServiceIn August 1676, while living Plymouth Colony, New England,Isaac Howland served as a Lieutenant to Captain Benjamin Church during Church's pursuit of the Indian leader King Philip, also called Metacomet, in the war bearing the Indian chieftan's name... King Philip's War. (Captain - later Colonel - Church was commissioned by Plymouth Colony's Governor Winslow to form the militia's first "ranger" company, the precursor of the United States Army Rangers.)3

Community Service

From 1672 to 1691, at Middleborough, Plymouth Colony, New England, Isaac served in a number of highly responsible civic offices. He was surveyor of highways in 1672, a selectman and a constable in 1674, a selectman again 1684-1686, and was elected a deputy to the General Court from 1689-1691. He was admitted Freeman in Middleborough in 1681 and in 1682 was a member of the "Grand Enquest," a grand jury elected from among the town's freemen.3

Sources - Citations

  1. [S548] Franklyn Howland, A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History of Arthur, Henry, And John Howland, and Their Descendants, of the United States and Canada (New Bedford, Massachusetts: by the author, 1885), pg.324.
  2. [S198] John T. Landis, Mayflower Descendants And Their Marriages For Two Generations After the Landing, Including a Short History of the Church of the Pilgrim Founders of New England (Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Military and Civic Achievement, 1922). Our digital library includes a PDF copy of the 1922 edition, digitized by the Internet Archive. < >
  3. [S548] Franklyn Howland, History of Arthur, Henry, And John Howland, pg.329.
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