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									Abner Howell
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Captain Abner Howell (August 15, 1744 – 1797) served as a Captain in the Third Company Third Battalion, Washington
County, Pennsylvania, Militia during the American Revolutionary War.
He was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, the son of Hugh and Margaret Howell. Abner married Mary Gregg, daughter
of a Quaker family from Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania. On December 25, 1769, Mary was "disowned" by her Quaker
meeting for marrying Abner Howell.[citation needed]
Before the American Revolutionary War, Abner and his family moved to western Pennsylvania. After the Revolution, Abner
served as a Captain in the Third Company Third Battalion in the Washington County, Pennsylvania Militia and as Captain of
the Washington County Rangers.
On July 15, 1781, Abner Howell was elected Justice of the Peace, Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. On
August 7, 1787, his eldest daughter, Rhoda, married Job Stout, a war veteran from New Jersey.
By 1792, Abner Howell and his family moved to Mason County, Kentucky, where his farm became part of Bracken County,
Kentucky (Braken County was organized in 1796 from parts of Mason and Campbell counties. He died in Bracken County in

His wife and family then moved on to Franklin County, Indiana, where Mary Howell died on April 28, 1828 and was laid to
rest in the Big Cedar Baptist Churchyard, near Brookville, Indiana.[1]

   Washington County Rangers on the Frontiers — 1778-1783
   Election of Abner Howell, Amwell Township
   Mason County Deeds

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