Served in the
William served as Private from 31 July 1777 to 31 May 1778 under Capt. Gabriel Long of Louudoun County in Revolutionary War. He was listed as a Sergant in Capt. Henry McCabe,s Company of Col. Morgan,s 11th Virginia Regt. 1783.
The following is taken from Vol. III, pages 1266-67, of the Virginia Soldiers of 1776: "A list of the officers and men belonging to my company as present when discharged by Col. Dabney which ought to have certificated; they having served their full tower." Signed Henry McCabe, Capt; Geo. Neilson, Ensigh; William Howell, Elijah Hickxon, Hohn Jackson, Andrew Petitt and William Drilst; Sergants. (followed by a list of 24 privates). "The officers and men of the above list having well and truly performed their Tower of dutty are hereby discharged the service."
Signed Charles Dabney, Lt. Col. Commandant, 1st Militia Brigade, 1783.
William Howellb. abt. 1745 (Hunterdon, NJ) - d. April 1817 (Loudoun Co., VA)
!"The Howells of New Jersey, Virginia, OH and Points West", Richard E. Wallace, Robert W. Cameron, Carmen J. Finley, 1994, HeritageBooks, Inc.Bowie, MD., pp 18, 60-65.
This was the same land having been leased unto Thomas HUMPHERY and by G. NICHOLAS, Agent for George Wm. FAIRFAX on 20 Oct 1787. (Sc: Deed Book 2-V, page 22).
Land consist of 116 acres, being on the Southeast side of the Blue Ridge Mountain.
Spouse:Married 1769 (Loudoun Co., VA)
According to DAR microfilm records, William was turned out of the Quaker Church for military activities and service. He was also amonished for having married a Baptist, Martha Marks.
Although William was expelled from the Quaker Church for his military service and marriage to Martha, all his Bible records listing births and deaths were kept in the Quaker style, with time and day listed with all dates. Bible records show that he died in his 75th year
Margaret Hixon Howell
b. 1720 (NJ) - d. 1801 (VA)