Benjamin Howell

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Benjamin Howell, son of Benjamin Howell and Hannah Norris, was born at Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York, 10 October 1725.1,2 He died 26 December 1798,1,2 and was buried at Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, Morris Co., New Jersey.1

Benjamin married (1) Abigail Cook, daughter of Abiel Cook and Frances (…), 17 July 1751;1,2 he married (2) Sarah (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), after 1784.2

Benjamin left a will dated 13 June 1795, and proved 12 Jan 1799, leaving to:
wife Sarah, all property she brought at her marriage; also room with privileges of house, 1 horse, 1 cow, and £50; also yearly provisions to be supplied by son, John, while widow;
Granddaughter, Abigail Crane, late Abigail Grover, £100, 1 cow, 1 calf, and household furniture.
Only son John, residue of real and personal estate.
Executors–son John and friend, John Cobb
Witnesses–Hiram Smith, Benjamin Smith, Daniel Minton

Inventory was made 10 Jan 1799, $1,271.43, by Hiram Smith and James Thomas.3

Family 1

Abigail Cook b. abt. 1719, d. 3 Feb 1784

Family 2

Sarah (…) b. abt. 11 Jul 1751, d. 3 Mar 1813
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2017


  1. [S1546] Rich H., Find A Grave memorial #6202178, added 21 Feb2002, online, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S980] David Faris and Emma Howell Ross, Descendants of Edward Howell (1584-1655): of Westbury Manor, Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, and Southampton, Long Island, New York, 2nd rev. ed. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985), 106, further cited as Faris and Ross, Descendants of Edward Howell.
  3. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 9:187 (liber 38:471, File 1010N), further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.