Freedom "Freed" Howard
Posted By: Carol (email)
Date: 4/14/2008 at 14:22:58
The first settlers of Boardman Township were Elisha Boardman and Horace D. Bronson, who settled upon the site of the present village of Elkader in 1836. They were the first immigrants that crossed the Mississippi at what is now the city of McGregor. Baldwin Olmsted was the next settler in 1837. In 1838 Freedom Howard (Olmstead and Howard were Brother inlaws) was added to the number.
From the book History of Isaac Howard of Foster Rhode Island and his Descendants by Daniel Howard, printed in 1901
Lucy Howard married Samuel Baldwin Olmstead she was "Freed" Howard's sister. Lucy also lived in Boardman Township.
On page 29 we are told that Freedom Howard, emigrated to Iowa and resided at Fort Decatur.
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