Col. Cyprian Howe was born 29 March 1726 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to John Howe (1697-1734) and Thankful Bigelow (1699-1756) and died 1790 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Dorothy Howe (1730-1764) 20 November 1750 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Cyprian is the son of John Howe and Thankful Bigelow and he married Dorothy Howe,the daughter of Joseph Howe and Ruth Brigham. They had married on 20 Nov 1750 and had but one child, Martha Howe.

He kept a public house and was two years Selectman.

Revolutionary War Officer

Col. Cyprian Howe served this country proudly and with out men like him we would not be a free nation. As Captain he served under Colonel Henry Gardiner in the 4th Middlesex County Militia Regiment at the opening of the Revolution and marched to Cambridge on the Lexington Alarm on the 19th of April 1775 (but not found on the local minuteman rosters). He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1776 and Colonel in 1779 when he became commanding officer of the 4th Middlesex Regiment. He served in many battles through the region and after years of strugles we defeated the British to be an Independant United States of America.

Family Marriage

1st Marriage: Dorothy How

Col. Cyprian Howe married first, his distant cousin, Dorothy Howe (1730-1764), on 20 Nov 1750, she died on 30 May 1764.

2nd Marriage: Mary Williams

md 2nd Mary Williams on 06 Feb 1766.


Offspring of Col. Cyprian Howe and Dorothy Howe (1730-1764)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Martha Howe (c1752-)


Offspring of John Howe (1697-1734) and Thankful Bigelow (1699-1756)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Cyprian Howe (1726-1790) 29 March 1726 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1790 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Dorothy Howe (1730-1764)
Mary Williams
Asa Howe (1728-)
Anna Howe (1731-)
Patience Howe (1734-)



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