Joseph Howard: (b.England-d.1797, Quebec)
     He was at Montreal as early as 1760 and that same year was in partnership with with the Chinn brothers (John & Edward) and Henry Bostwick. In 1763 he was one of the first British traders at Michilimackinac. Through the 1770's, Joseph was licensed to trade out of Michilimackinac & Grand Portage. In the 1780's & into the 90's he was trading out of the new Fort Mackinac and Prairie du Chien, associated with John Sayer & James Dyer White. Howard retired from the fur trade in 1796.
   He was married to Marguerite Reaume in 1763 and had a son Howard II.