Died at the County House

Joel Howe, Son of David Howe, the first Man Hanged in Allegany County.

The death of an old man at the Angelica Poor House recalls the first tragedy that occurred in this county.  For Joel Howe who passed away at the County House on Tuesday, March 23, was the son of David Howe, who was the first man executed for murder in Allegany.

Submitted by Mary Rhodes - from Wellsville Daily Reporter - March 26, 1897.