wisbech, cambridgeshire, england
"My grandmother, Elizabeth Howard, was born in Wisbech, England, in 1839 and her family moved to Greggs (Westmont) when she was three years old. Later, the family moved to Cresco, Iowa, but Ziba Hurd went out there, married Elizabeth, and brought her back to Illinois. I'm their grandson." - James Mason (1977)
John B. Howard (1810-1879) and Sarah Frances Pratt (1810-1889) were Elizabeth Howard's parents. They came to the United States from Wisbech with their three year old daughter Elizabeth in 1842. They lived in a cabin for a time in Greggs, Illinois, before moving to Cresco, Iowa.
William Howard (1776-1840) and Ann Brighton (1778-1840) were John B. Howard's parents. They lived in Wisbech. In addition to John B., they had five other children: Elizabeth (died young), Jane, George, Samuel, and Sarah Ann (1818-1897), who also came to the United States and settled in Downers Grove, Illinois, with her husband William W. Bateman.
John Howard (1753-1827) and Elizabeth Bellamy (1757-1843) were William Howard's parents. They lived in Wisbech.