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John Eager Howard
Birth: Jun. 4, 1752
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1827
Baltimore County, USA

Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer, Continental Congressman, US Senator. In July 1776, he accepted a Captaincy in the 2nd Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp and was sent to White Plains, New York, where he battled the British. He distinguished himself with leadership and bravery at Germantown, the Battle of Camden, and the Battle of Cowpens. Congress voted him a medal and he became known as the “Hero of Cowpens”. At the conclusion of the war, he returned to Baltimore and was a Delegate to the Continental Congress, Governor of Maryland, and US Senator. In the War of 1812, he helped organize the defenses of Baltimore City. In 1816, he was candidate for Vice President of the United States. (bio by: Christos Christou, Jr.) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Cornelius Howard (1706 - 1777)
  Ruth Eager Howard (1721 - 1796)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Oswald Chew Howard (1760 - 1827)
 
 Children:
  John Eager Howard (1788 - 1822)*
  George Howard (1789 - 1846)*
  Benjamin Chew Howard (1791 - 1872)*
  William Howard (1793 - 1834)*
  Juliana Elizabeth Howard McHenry (1796 - 1821)*
  James Howard (1797 - 1870)*
  Sophia Catherine Howard Read (1800 - 1880)*
  Charles Howard (1802 - 1869)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Howard (1740 - 1766)*
  Rachel Howard (1743 - 1747)*
  Joshua Howard (1745 - 1767)*
  Ruth Howard Elder (1747 - 1827)*
  Rachel Howard (1749 - 1750)*
  John Eager Howard (1752 - 1827)
  Cornelius Howard (1754 - 1844)*
  James Howard (1757 - 1806)*
  Philip Howard (1762 - 1764)*
  Anne Howard (1765 - 1770)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Saint Pauls Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Christos Christou, Jr.
Record added: Jul 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5623743
John Eager Howard
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John Eager Howard
Added by: Christos Christou, Jr.
 
John Eager Howard
Added by: Christos Christou, Jr.
 
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Thank you my brother for your service to our new country. For honor and courage rendered during our American Revolution.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
Thank you for my freedom!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
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