From the Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Edited by William Adams.
Nathan HOWE, son of Capt. HOWE, was born in New Hampshire and came to Great Valley with his father when a small boy. The family settled at Kill Buck. Nathan married Nancy, daughter of Philip MUDGE, of this town, and about 1822 moved to Humphrey, where he was the first settler on what is now known as HOWE hill. He had seven children, of whom four are living: Mary (Mrs. Eli BATEMAN), Wilson, Cythia (Mrs. Alonzo NILES), and Emily (Mrs. F. J. HARRIS). Mr. HOWE was a strong anti-slavery man and was active in the operations of the underground railroad.