Howcutt & Howcott family history 




Nathaniel Howcott – from Edenton to Memphis


Nathaniel Howcott was a man of many parts – clockmaker, minister, dentist, banker, freemason, inventor and slaveholder. His story reflects the expansion of the United States during the early 19th century both in a southern and a western direction. Read more…..

Edward Howcott and the Popish Plot


Between 1678 and 1681, there was widespread fear in England about a fictitious conspiracy called the Popish Plot. Initiated by Titus Oates, it alleged widespread scheming by Roman Catholics to assassinate Charles II and led to a series of trials and executions. Read more…..


Rosa Brown Howcutt Joyner


My grandmother died last week at the age of 101. I mention this not to elicit sympathy, but to use it to examine what a legacy means. In the past few years, pieces of her life beyond being a grandmother came to light for me. Read more…..


Maria Howcott of Chowan county


On 15 June 1895, 64-year-old Miles Howcott applied in Washington county North Carolina for a licence to marry his second wife Roxana Hassell. When making the application Miles stated that his father was Henry Bartee and his mother Mariah Howcott. Read more…..



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