Mr. Wilson --
I have not reached out to Mr. Kirk. Too much going on here. I'm near Charleston, SC and am not able to get up to Pulaski right now. Maybe in future.
Is your Joseph Howe the one b 1729 - d 1794 or a later person? Joseph is my 4th g-grandfather. I also have a Joseph Howe, son of Maj. Daniel Howe. He would be my 2nd great uncle, I think.
I concur about the relationship between the Howes in the U.S. and Viscount Scrope Howe. I've seen nothing that indicates there is any kind of connection. I fear the Howe connection to England will remain a mystery.
When (if) I plan a trip to Sunnyside, I will reach out to you. If you decide to go there, please let me know; maybe we can collaborate.