Biography of Gideon Howland of Alabama, NY

Gideon Howland, son of Elisha and Elsie (Dual) Howland, was born in Washington County in 1804, came to Alabama in 1832, followed farming, and in 1827 married Mary Snyder. Their children were Margaret, who married Joseph Palmer, of Michigan; John, who died 1854; Peter, who died 1834; Elisha, of Michigan; Elsie, who married Aaron Clark and died in Medina, 1880; Mary, who died in infancy, 1843; Frances E., who married Peter Craine, of Alabama; and Ira P., who was born 1839, raised on a farm, and married, January 18, 1861, Margaret, daughter of James and Jane (McGowan) Wilson. Their children are Ida May, born December 26, 1861, who married Theodore Stafford, November 2, 1881, and they have a son, Floyd H., born July 30, 1887; and John G., born May 18, 1864, who married Ida Palmer and resides in Michigan. Ira P. Howland owns and occupies the Howland homestead one mile east of Alabama Center.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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