SAMUEL S. HOWLAND, farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Stoughton; was born in Leeds, Upper Canada in 1820; his father, Thomas F. Howland, was born in England, and emigrated to America when 20 years of age; he settled in New Jersey for a few years and then removed to Upper Canada, where he died at the age of 85 years; the mother of our subject, Susan Gordon, was a native of Genesee Co., N.Y.; S.S. followed lumbering principally, in Canada, till 1854, hence he immigrated to Illinois and spent the winter in Stephenson County; in April, 1855, he came to the town of Rutland, Dane Co., Wis. and located on Sec. 10, where he has since resided, and now has a farm of 140 acres; he also owns 10 acres in the town of Dunn.He was married, in Canada West, June 5, 1847, to Charlotte, daughter of Stephen Huckins, a native of Vermont; she died in Dane Co., Wis. Dec. 24, 1866, leaving three children, having had four, as follows: Freeman S., who died in Canada June 22, 1851; Hubert G., now in Kansas; William W., at home; Lou J., now the wife of George Patterson, who lives in the town of Pleasant Springs; his second marriage was May 31, 1868, to Orette N., daughter of Joseph and Susan Osgood, a native of Vermont; their children are Milward S., Charlotte O. and Elbert E.  The family is connected with the M.E. Church.Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1201