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Landon and Howd families papers, 1795-1936 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Title: Landon and Howd families papers, 1795-1936Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Howd, Frank (1849-1933)

Other Creators: Landon, James (1770-1833)

Extent: 0.5 Boxes

Arrangement: The papers are arranged in one series by type and then chronologically. Papers created prior to 1840 have been processed.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1999

Subjects: Howd family, Landon family, Litchfield (Ohio), Salisbury (Conn.), Western Reserve (Ohio)

Forms of Material: Bonds (legal records), Correspondence, Deeds, Estate inventories, Licenses, Receipts, Theater programs, Wills

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of the Landon and Howd families of Salisbury, Conn., including bonds, correspondence, deeds, estate records, and other items. Family members reflected in the papers include James Landon (1744-1813) and his son James (1770-1833), Henry E. Howd, (1799-1878; son-in-law of the younger James Landon), and Henry E. Howd's son Frank E. Howd (1849-1933).

John Landon (1720-1810) was one of four brothers who moved to Litchfield, Conn., with their father, James, in the 1720s. John moved to Salisbury, where his descendants continued to live for more than 200 years. His grandson James (1770-1833) married Sarah Lines and they had eight children, including Allen, Cynthia, Susanna, Charlotte, John, and Harriet. Cynthia married Henry E. Howd, the son of Eliphalet Howd (1767?-1832?) and Loly Clark Howd.

Eliphalet Howd and his family members lived in Canaan, Conn. and the surrounding towns in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Nineteenth-century sources indicate that he and his sons Asahel, Judah, and Henry were among the original settlers of Litchfield, Ohio, in 1830. The same sources state that all of the Howds settled permanently. The papers contain two letters written by James Landon in 1830 and 1831 to his daughter Cynthia and son-in-law in Litchfield, Ohio. But rather than remaining in Ohio, Henry and his family returned to Salisbury, possibly in connection with his father-in-law's death in 1833, which some sources say was due to drowning. Henry and Cynthia's first daughter was apparently born in Salisbury in 1838, and the 1840 and subsequent censuses and the obituaries of Henry and Cynthia place the family in the Connecticut town.

Besides the correspondence of Landon mentioned above, the collection contains correspondence received by Henry Howd's son Frank from the 1860s into the first decades of the twentieth century. Deeds trace the acquisition of land by James Landon through the early 1800s, although it has not been determined which James Landon is the purchaser. The collection also contains materials related to estates and among other items.

Subject/Index Terms

Howd family
Landon family
Litchfield (Ohio)
Salisbury (Conn.)
Western Reserve (Ohio)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation: Landon and Howd families papers (1999-18-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Agreements, 1813, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 1: Landon, James and Bradley, Liman for wood, 1815 Mar 3Add to your cart.
Item 2: Landon, Henry and Belden & Miner for wood, 1843 Jun 15Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bill of sale, 1813Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bonds, 1813-1884Add to your cart.
Item 1: Landon, James to Warner, Benjamin, 1813 Jan 2Add to your cart.
Item 2: Goodrich, David to Landon, James, 1816 Oct 1Add to your cart.
Item 3: Steele, George and Alexander, John to the Trustees of Amherst College, 1884 Sep 23Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1830-1831Add to your cart.
Item 1: Landon, James to Howd, Cynthia Landon, 1830 Oct 24Add to your cart.
Item 2: Landon, James and [?] to Howd, Harry and Cynthia, 1831 Nov 27 and Dec 6Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1860-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1900-1920, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, Christmas cards, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, empty envelopesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Deeds, 1795-1802Add to your cart.
Item 1: Burrall, Jonathan to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1795 JunAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Bacon , William to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1799 Feb 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: Robb, James to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1800 Sep 24Add to your cart.
Item 4: Moore, William to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1802 Dec 6Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Deeds, 1805-1817Add to your cart.
Item 1: Clark, Rufus and Butler, Gideon to Landon, James for an interest in land and a grist mill and items in Canaan, Conn., 1805 Mar 21Add to your cart.
Item 2: Landon, James to Burrall, Jeremiah for land in Canaan, Conn., 1809 Mar 27Add to your cart.
Item 3: Newell, Esther to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1814 Jul 1Add to your cart.
Item 4: Deming, Joel and Deming, Sally to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, 1817 Jun 30Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Deeds, 1819-1822Add to your cart.
Item 1: Landon, John to Landon, James for land in Canaan, Conn., 1819 Mar 6Add to your cart.
Item 2: Landon, James to Howd, Eliphalet; Howd, Judah; and Howd, Henry for land in Salisbury, Conn., 181[?]Add to your cart.
Unexecuted.
Item 3: Newell, Esther to Landon, James for an interest in a barn in Salisbury, 1820 Jul 22Add to your cart.
Item 4: Church, Samuel and Church, Cynthia to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1822 Apr 6Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deeds, 1825-1868Add to your cart.
Item 1: Yale, Stephen to Landon, James for land in Canaan, Conn., 1827 Mar 31Add to your cart.
Item 2: Robbins, Samuel and Beebe, Asahel to Landon, James for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1825 Nov 28Add to your cart.
Item 3: Landon, Henry and Yale, Anson to Landon, George for land in Salisbury, Conn., 1868 May 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Estate of Burrall, Jonathan, 1806 May 23Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Estate of Landon, John, 1834 Sep 27Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Estates, 1895-1896, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: License, Landon, James to be a retailer of wines and distilled spiritous liquors, 1816 Jan 2Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous, 1898-1935Add to your cart.
A photograph; essay "Summer Sports"; reproduction bank notes; birth announcement, Dorothy Clare (1928); calling card; dance ticket (1917); permit to construct a fence (1898); "Activities of My Senior Year," Lois Bloomer (1935).
Folder 18: Miscellaneous, 1879, 1928Add to your cart.
"The Well Spring and Missionary Echoes" (1879) and "The Atlanta Journal" (Jan. 15, 1928).
Folder 19: Receipt for taxes, 1840 Jan 26Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Will, Ingraham, Miles, 1893 Dec 7Add to your cart.

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