The Howard Family Home, 1767-1850s
Fort Western was built in what became Hallowell Township in Lincoln County. Augusta breaks from Hallowell Township in 1797, and Kennebec County was established February 20, 1799 from portions of Cumberland and Lincoln Counties.
William Howard, his family and descendants live in the garrison until the 1850s. Samuel Howard moved back to the fort in the 1780s and died here in 1799. The probate inventory, done upon his death, lists everything in the building at that time.