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Howe, Francis M.

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Howe, Francis M.
March 13, 2007 06:30PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.

FRANCIS M. HOWE, a native of Tennessee, was born December 14, 1851. His
father, Jonathan Howe, a native of New York, was born December 27, 1810,
was a farmer and trader, and for many years store boatsman on the Ohio
River. He settled in Gallatin County, where the subject of this sketch
now resides, in 1852, where he remained until his death, which occurred
February 9, 1885. He was engaged in merchandising for more than
twenty-five years, and was postmaster of Sugar Creek for about the same
length of time. He married Clarissa Chuger, of Connecticut, and five
sons and four daughters followed their union, of whom our subject is
next to the youngest. Three sons and one daughter are deceased. Silas
Howe, paternal grandfather of Francis M., a native of New York, emigrated
to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he conducted a tannery, but subsequently
moved to Patriot, Ind., where he died. He took part in the war of 1812.
Frances M. Howe was reared on the farm, educated partly at Ghent College,
Carroll County, Ky., and assisted his father in the store until the
latter's death, when he assumed the management of the store, in which he
has been very successful. May 20, 1880, he married Sarah E. Hopper, of
Pendleton County, daughter of James P. Hopper. The birth of one son,
Jonathan, followed their union. Mr. Howe casts his vote with the
Republicans, has been postmaster of Sugar Creek since 1885, and owns
one-fifth of 100 (an heir's share) acres of land, on the Ohio River
bottom, which is not subject to overflow.

Howe Chuger Hopper
Pendleton-KY CT OH TN NY IN

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