McHenry Howard

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Personal and Family Information

Mchenry was born on 26 DEC 1839 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Charles Howard and Elizabeth Phoebe Key.

He died on 11 SEP 1923 in Baltimore.

His wife was Julia E Coleman, who he married on 18 JUN 1867 in probably Maryland. Their four known children were Elizabeth Gray (1868-1957), McHenry (1870-?), May (1874-1943) and Julia McHenry (1886-1959).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

McHenry Howard
(1839-1923)

 

Charles Howard
(1802-1869)

 

John Eager Howard
(1752-1827)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Margaret Oswald Chew
(1760-1827)

 

Benjamin Chew
(1722-1810)

 
   

Elizabeth Oswald
(1732-1819)

 
   

Elizabeth Phoebe Key
(1803-1897)

 

Francis Scott Key
(1779-1843)

 

John Ross Key
(1754-1821)

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Phoebe Ann Dagworthy Penn Charlton
(1756-1830)

 
   

Mary Tayloe Lloyd
(1784-1859)

 

Edward IV Lloyd
(1744-1796)

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Elizabeth Gwynn Tayloe
(1750-1825)

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Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth26 DEC 1839
Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: 1860 census
Address: ancestry.com/
Death11 SEP 1923
Place: Baltimore
Address: ancestry.com/
Census23 OCT 1850
Place: Baltimore City, Maryland
Age: 11 born Md
Address: 11th Ward, with parents, 9 siblings, and 6 servants
Agency: 1850 census, Maryland
Census7 JUN 1860
Place: Baltimore City, Maryland
Age: 21
Address: dwelling 224, family 214, 11 Ward, Student at Law, with parents and siblings
Agency: 1860 census
Census28 JUN 1870
Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Age: 28 born MD
Address: Attorney with mother, wife, children and older siblings dwelling 905 family 1040, Ward 11
Census 1870 Maryland, Talbot & Baltimore Counties
Source: Census 1870 Maryland, Talbot & Baltimore Counties
Authors: U.S. Federal Census
Date: JUN 1870
Publisher: ancestry. com

Census14 JUN 1900
Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Age: 61 born Maryland
Address: 919 Cathedral? dwelling 225 family 241 Ward 13 with wife, children, siblings, cousin, and retired servant
Census 1900 Maryland, Talbot and Baltimore Counties
Source: Census 1900 Maryland, Talbot and Baltimore Counties
Authors: US Federal Census
Publisher: ancestry.cm

Burial1923
Place: Owings Mills, Maryland
Address: Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 83935923

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Notes

Note 1

McHenry Howard authored "Recollections of a Maryland Confederate Soldier and staff Officer under Johnston, Jackson, and Lee. Baltimore. Williams and Wilkins Company, 1914

Referenced by Gallagher in "The Shennandoah Valley Campaing of 1862' as one of the more quotable Confederate reminiscences.

Served on staff of Gen Charles S Winder.

Note 2

A Maryland Confederate Mother

 

I found this amusing incident in “Recollections of a Maryland Confederate Soldier under Johnston, Jackson and Lee” by McHenry Howard.  When McHenry Howard finally arrived home to Baltimore on May 27th 1865 he found a note waiting for him:

“To Mr. McHenry Howard,

  You are hereby notified that you have been this day enrolled by us in the Militia Forces of the United States, in the State of Maryland, under the Act of Congress of July, 1862, in the Third Enrollment  District of Baltimore County corresponding to  the 3rd Election District of said County, and will hold yourself in readiness for any such Military duty as under the Laws and Constitution of the United States may be required of you.”

R.S Williamson                                                                                                                                                               John S Stitcher     Enrolling Officers   

                                                                                                                                                                               September the —1862

McHenry found out the story behind the letter. Two men arrived at the Howard house and after talking with a servant insisted on seeing Mrs. Howard. Elizabeth Key Howard was the daughter of Francis Scott Key of the Star Spangled Banner fame as well as the niece of the Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney. Mrs. Howard met the men at the door and they said ” Madam,we are the enrolling officers and we have come to get the names of the male members of your family – Have you a husband or  sons  capable of bearing arms? Mrs.  Howard said ” Yes a husband and six sons.” 

“Your husband, what is his name and where is he?”   “Charles Howard  (Charles Howard was the son of John Eager Howard, the hero at the Battle of the Cowpens in the Revolutionary War), he is a prisoner at  Fort Warren ”    “And your eldest son?”  “Frank Key Howard,  he is also in prison with his father.”  “And your next son?”  “ John Eager Howard, he is a Captain in the Confederate Army.”  “And the next?”  “Charles Howard, he is a Major in the Confederate Army.”  “And the next?”  James Howard, he is a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Confederate Army.”  “And the next?”  “Edward Lloyd Howard, he is a surgeon in the Confederate Army.”  During this time the men were becoming flustered and finally said “And your youngest son?”  “McHenry Howard, he is also in the Southern Army and with Stonewall Jackson and I expect  he  will be here soon”  (This was during the Maryland Invasion by Lee and Jackson)  Mrs. Howard proceeds to shut the  door in their faces   and the enrolling officers retired to the sidewalk and wrote the above mentioned note, slid it under the door and left.

PUBLISHED IN: MARYLAND CONFEDERATE ON JULY 26, 2009 AT 6:48 AM

Sources

  1. Census 1870 Maryland, Talbot & Baltimore Counties
    Source: Census 1870 Maryland, Talbot & Baltimore Counties
    Authors: U.S. Federal Census
    Date: JUN 1870
    Publisher: ancestry. com
  2. Census 1900 Maryland, Talbot and Baltimore Counties
    Source: Census 1900 Maryland, Talbot and Baltimore Counties
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Publisher: ancestry.cm