Howland, Seneca B.
Age: 20, credited to Pomfret, VTVITALS
Birth: 1843, Pomfret, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Mohave County, AZ
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The Powell Geographic Expedition of 1869 was led by John Wesley Powell, a soldier and geologist who explored the Southwestern U.S. Seneca B. Howland, born in Pomfret, VT and a member of Company G, 16th Vermont Infantry, was one of ten men who set out on this three-month journey to explore the Grand Canyon, the Green and Colorado Rivers, and the surrounding area. Oramel G. Howland, his brother, was also a member of the Expedition. As the project was nearing completion, the group encountered challenges. Fearing the rapids, Seneca, Oramel and a third man chose to leave the group and set out across the desert land. They were never seen or heard from again. It is likely they were killed by Native Americans in the area. It is believed that the trio's remains are somewhere in Mohave County, Arizona.(Submitted by Heidi McColgan)