Oc­to­ber 8, 1794, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Sep­tem­ber 15, 1888, Washington, DC.

Unitarian Church Ce­me­te­ry, Charleston, South Carolina.


Caroline’s father was Boston shipwright Samuel Howard, one of the original Indians in the Bos­ton Tea Party. She married Samuel Gilman in 1819 and moved with him to Charles­ton, South Ca­ro­li­na.

In 1832, she founded The Rose Bud, one of the first American weeklies for young people. It was renamed The South­ern Rose Bud in 1833, The South­ern Rose in 1835, and ceased publication in 1839.

After her husband’s death in 1858, Gilman stayed in Charles­ton during the American civil war, and later lived in Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts, then in Ti­ver­ton, Long Is­land, New York.

Howard wrote several tales, ballads, and poems. Her works in­clude:

  1. Cloud Flits o’er the Youthful Brow, The
  2. Glorious God Who Reigns on High, The
  3. Is There a Lone and Dreary Hour
  4. Sweet Hour of Holy, Thoughtful Prayer
  5. We Bless Thee for This Sacred Day
  6. Whole Broad Earth Is Beautiful, The