NameElizabeth THOMAS [48]
Birth4 Apr 1725 [48]
Death7 Feb 1799 [48] Age: 73
Birth5 Jun 1719, Edgemont Township, Chester, Pennsylvania [48]
Death15 Aug 1790 [48] Age: 71
Burial MemoBuried in the Friends burial grounds at Deep River, and forgotten, because of the prohibition by the Society of stones or markers of any kind, at that time, to designate the graves.
FatherEvan HOWELL (1689-1734)
MotherSarah OGDEN (1691-)
Misc. Notes
1. In a deed of May 1, 1753, Jonathan Howell conveyed 125 acres of land in Thornsbury township, Chester county, PA. to Robert and William Pernell. after removing to North Carolina in 1767, he purchased from John Hamilton and Thomas Henderson a tract of land containing 275 acres, situated on the waters of Bull Run, Guilford county, on which he made his home the remainder of his life. In 1787 he received a grant of 160 acres from the state of North Carolina, all of which indicate that he followed agricultural pursuits.
In an indenture of August 3, 1786, he made his son John Howell a present of 160 acres, it being part of the land purchased from John Hamilton and Thomas Henderson. [48]

2. A deed from Jonathan Howell to his son John Howell, on file and of record in the Register’s Office of Guilford County, North Carolina:

This indenture, made the third of August, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, between jonathan Howell, of the county of Guilford and state of North Carolina of the one part, and John Howell, his son, of the county and state aforesaid, of the other part.
Witnesseth: That the said jonathan Howell as well as for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto the said John Howell his son, as also for the better maintainence and perferment of the said John Howell, hath granted, bargained and sell alien and enfeafed all that Messuage or tenament of land situated, lying and being in the county of Guilford, state of North Carolina on the waters of Bull Run. Beginning at a stone at Phillip Horney’s corner, running thence along his line forty-one poles, to a post oak, thence west seventy-one poles to a black oak in William Stanton’s line, thence north along his line one hundred and seventy-seven poles to a post, thence east eighty-nine poles to a poplar and sowerwood near a brook, Joseph Idding’s corner, thence south thirty-five degrees along said brook fifty-three poles to a stone, the said Idding’s corner, thence east along his line crossing the aforesaid Bull Run fifty poles to a stone thence south twenty-five poles to a black oak, thence south thirty-five degrees east to a black oak near a heap of rocks, thence south fifty-two poles to a black oak in Phillip Horney’s line, thence west along his line onehundred and ten poles to the first station, containing one hundred and sixty-one acres, be the same more or less. Said land being part of a tract of land granted to the said Jonathan Howell by a deed of conveyance from John Hamilton and Thomas Henderson, bearing date of the twenty-fourth of February, seventeen hundred and eighty-six, and registered (in Book D, page 71) with all mines, minerals, commodities, advantages, hereditaments, and profits whatsoever to the said Messuage of Tenament and premises above mentioned or in any way appertaining and also the reversion and reversions and remainder and remainders rents and services of the said premises and to every part thereof, and to the estate right title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Jonathan Howell of, in and to the said Messuage of Tenament and premises and every part thereof, to have and to hold the said Messuage or Tenament and all and singular the premise above mentioned of every part and parcel thereof with the appertenances unto the said John Howell, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said John Howell, his heirs and assigns, forever, and the said Jonathan Howell for himself and his heirs the said Messuage or Tenament and premises and every part thereof against him, his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.

Jonathan Howell (Seal)

Guilford county, Nov. term, 1786, the execution of the within deed was proven in open Court by the oath of James Martin, and was ordered registered.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of James Martin. [48]

3. Letters of administration on Jonathan Howell’s estate were granted to George Swain. [48]
Marriage28 Apr 1750, Uchlan,, Pennsylvania [48]
Marr MemoAt the Friends Meeting at Uchlan, it being the custom among the Quakers that the wedding take place in the Meeting where the woman belongs.
Misc. Notes
1. The children were all born in Pennsylvania, and all except Alice, who died quite young, accompanied their parents to Guilford county, North Carolina, and settled on a farm near Jamestown in the summer of 1767, Mary, the youngest daughter, being about twelve months old at this time.
Mrs. Howell’s certificate of removal for herself and children from the Chester Monthly Meeting being dated 6 mo., 29th, 1767. In the following October, she took a certificate of removal for herself and children, from the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to the Monthly Meeting at New Garden, Guilford county, North Carolina. Her husband, Jonathan Howell, because of some difficulty in the church at Chester, did not take a certificate of removal until October, 1776, at which time the minutes of the Monthly Meeting at New Garden reads, “At the New Garden Monthly Meeting, October 26, 1776, Jonathan Howell produced a certificate from the Chester Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, dated 6 mo., 24th, 1776, which was accepted.”

2. Jonathan and Elizabeth Howell’s names appear on the records as charter members of the Deep River Monthly Meeting, in Guilford county, North Carolina, when it was organized in 1778. [48]

3. The following taken from Sallie W. Stockard’s History of Guilford County, North Carolina, may be of interest to some whose ancestors are buried there.
“Deep River Meeting House is situated on a beautiful high plain sloping all directions toward the horizon. Mighty oaks are back of the large, almost square, brick buildings; a large grave yard lies in front, the low stones in the center of which mark a time in the history of Friends when gravestones were not allowed higher than eighteen inches. Around these are more imposing monuments. Howevery quaint the place may be within the hallowed mould, though gray and sear, romance and beauty and nobility are laid away with some of earth’s grim secrets.
“Diversity and individuality may be safely studied in the congregation of the dead. Deep River is a typical Friends meeting.” [48]
ChildrenSarah (1751-1777)
 Alice (1754-1755)
 Thomas (1756-1783)
 John (1758-1828)
 Hannah (1763-)
 Mary (1766-)
Last Modified 7 May 2003Created 7 Mar 2011 Mark C. Wakenshaw