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Christian HOWDER

Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Family 1: Mary HOUSTATER

(1) Mathews family records, November 29, 2001.

  1. John HOWDER
  2. George HOWDER
  3. Betsey E. HOWDER
  4. Adam HOWDER
  5. Margaret HOWDER
  6. Barbara HOWDER
  7. Nancy HOWDER
  8. Susan HOWDER
  9. Mary HOWDER
  10. Sophrania HOWDER
  11. Louisa HOWDER
  12. David HOWDER

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Notes

Updated July 2, 2015. Compiled by Howder (www.howderfamily.com) from the following source(s):

(1) Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 via Ancestry.com

- Owner: HOWDER, Christian
- Number of Dwellings: 2
- Size: 20 by 18 and 20 by 20
- Other Building: Barn; 50 by 25
- Acres: 170
- Value: 570

This has not been confirmed as the same Christian HOWDER. Nonetheless the rarity of the surname provides an important clue that requires further research. The boundaries of Cumberland County have also changed. Tyrone Township is now located in Perry County, which was split from Cumberland County in 1820. The principal town in Tyrone Twp. is Green Park.

(2) Probably moved from Pennsylvania to New York between 1801 and 1804, judging by the birthplaces of his children.

(3) Niagara County [NY] Grantee Index 1800-1891

- Includes a land purchase dated 1814 and recorded 1835 for 148 acres, Cambria Township, Range 7, Lot 37.

(4) Page 453 torn from an unknown book (handwritten note says "H. French" and chapter title is "Niagara County")

- Footnote says that Christian HOWDER build the first gristmill in Cambria, in 1815.

(5) 1830 Census, Cambria, Niagara Co., NY

(6) Application for probate of the last will and testament of Christian Howder, Niagara Co., NY, May 28, 1832.

- "...that said Christian HOWDER died at his residence in the said town of Cambria [NY] on the tenth day of June in the year 1831 after having been sick about six weeks."
- "... that said Christian left twelve children to wit..."

(7) Approval of Last Will and Testament and request for inventory in the estate of Christian Howder, February 19, 1833, by Hiram Gardner, Surrogate of the County of Niagara, NY.

(8) Christian HOWDER via Find a Grave

- Name: Christian HOWDER
- Birth: 1770; Pennsylvania, USA
- Death: Jun. 10, 1831; Cambria Center, Niagara County, New York, USA
- Burial: Glenwood Cemetery; Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA
- Plot: Section 14/Lot 39

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NOTE: Some sources list his name as "Christopher" but the legal documents say "Christian."