The Julia Ward Howe Genealogy

"These are my people, quaint and ancient,
Gentlefolks with their prim old ways;
This, their leader come from England,
Governed a State in early days.
. . . . . . . .
I must vanish with my ancients,
But a golden web of love
Is around us and beneath us,
Binds us to our home above."


Julia Ward Howe Genealogy


Pictured from left: Roger Williams, General. Francis Marion, Gov. Samuel Ward,  Lt. Col. Samuel Ward, Sarah Cutler Not Pictured:  Catherine Ray, Benjamin Clarke Cutler


Julia Rush Cutler and Samuel Ward


Julia, Sam and Henry Ward in a minuature by Annie Hall.


Three Saints and a Sinner: Julia, Louisa, Annie and Sam Ward.




Samuel Gridley Howe



Julia Ward Howe's Children:

Julia, Florence, Laura, Henry, and Maud. Not Pictured: Samuel Jr.


Pictured: Julia Ward Howe and Her Ancestors

"OUR Mother was once present at a meeting where there as talk of ancestry and heredity. One of the speakers dwelt largely upon the sins of the fathers. He drew stern pictures of the vice, the barbarism, the heathenism of the "good old times," and ended by saying with emphasis that he felt himself "bowed down beneath the burden of the sins of his ancestors.

Our mother was on her feet in a flash. "Mr. So-and-So," she said, "is bowed down by the sins of his ancestors. I wish to say that all my life I have been bouyed up and lifted on by the remembrance of the virtues of mine!"

- Laura E. Richards

Julia Ward Howe

The Next Generation

The descendants of Florence Howe Hall

The descendandts of Laura Richards