At this time I do not have definite information on the ancestry of Mordecai Howard, although it may be that his Howard family line goes back a few generations in Virginia. I do not know his birth or death dates. He made his will on 2 June 1828 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and died before 13 April 1830.
According to information in The Howard Historian, Vol. 28, Spring 1995, Mordecai Howard's mother was Elizabeth Howard. Three sons are listed for Elizabeth Howard: Mordecai Howard, Richard Howard, and Thomas Howard.
Mordecai Howard's brother Richard Howard married Elizabeth Anderton on 25 January 1791 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Mordecai's brother Thomas Howard married Betsy Ledbetter on 22 December 1789 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
Mordecai Howard married Jane Anderton on 22 February 1784 at St. Andrews Parish Church in Brunswick County, Virginia. Jane was the daughter of Isaac Anderton and Elizabeth (Last name unknown) of Brunswick County, Virginia. The Howard family moved to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, about 1805.
Children of Mordecai Howard and Jane Anderton:
- Henry Howard: Born 11 June 1795 in Virginia; died 27 April 1876; married Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Collier on 27 January 1820 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
- Thomas Howard: No data.
- Isaac A. Howard: Married Elizabeth H. Hawkins in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on 27 April 1825.
- Nancy Howard: Married Solomon A. Hopkins in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on 29 June 1808. (Nancy Hopkins, widow, is on the 1821 Oglethorpe Land Lottery.)
- Sally Howard: No data.
- Mordecai Howard: No data.
- Polly Howard: Married Robert Orr in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on 13 December 1813.
Oglethorpe Co., GA, 2 June 1828 [punctuation and spelling retained]:
Oglethorpe County, Georgia. This Second day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred & Twenty Eight. In the name of God Amen. I Mordica Howard of Said County & State being weak & infirm in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to god for the same & as it's appointed for man once to die. I do make this my last will & Testament of all the worldly estate it has pleased god to help me with in this life do bequeth & devise the same in the following manner (to Wit,
I give to my son Henry a part of the Tract or Parcell of my lands whereon he now lives beginning at a white oak corner on the west Side of a Small branch at or near the jumpllin[?] Branch then up the Said Small Branch to a white oak corner on Saunders old line then along Said line to a Small white oak corner on W. Brooks line then to a red oak Corner on Elijah Baileys line then bounding on Said Baileys & Henry Baileys line to a white oak corner at George Youngs line then on his line to a Stake corner on the jumping Branch, then down the Branch to a Sweet Gum corner, then on the north Side down to the begining say[?] One Hundred acres more or less.
I give to my Son Thomas Twenty acres of Lands more or less begining at a Stake Corner on James Howels line on a big Branch South of Long Creek then down the creek to a stake corner on B. Colliers line then bounding on his Thomas Howards & James Howells line to the begining.
I give to my Son Isaac A. the Ballance of the land whereon I now live, begining at the stake Corner on James Howells line on the Big Branch then down Said Branch to the Creek then bounded by the Creek to a mulberry Stump corner on Ben. Colliers line then bounded by Said Colliers line to a red oak Stump Corner on W. Brooks line, then to the Small White oak Corner On Henry Howards line then bounded by said Howards line to the stake corner to Youngs line then to a red oak corner in Youngs Field now dead, then to a white oak Corner on Saunders old line to a Sweet gum corner on James Howells line to the beginning Say Two Hundred & Forty Eight acres & one Half more or less also my Cotton gin, running[?] gear. ol[?] & 1 Carned[?] Cupboard
I give to my Daughter Nancy Hoptkins one Negro boy named Lucius one feather Bed & furniture & one Chest & Drawers
I lend my daughter Sally One Negro girl named Dinah & her increase her life time and after her death to be eaqualy divided between her two Daughters Julia Ann Thomas & Lucy Jane Paschall Murphy or their heirs.
I give to my grand Daughters Susan, Nancy, & Elizabeth Newsom One Dollar Each.
I give to my Son Mordica One hundred Dollars to be paid out of my personal estate willed to the four last Legaties as other debts. My wish is that my land lying un Upson County be sold as Public or Private Sale as the legatees may think [illegible?] by my executors and the money arising from that & Sales of all my personal property not otherwise disposed of including notes & money be eaqually divided into four parts, One Part to my Son Thomas, One Part to my daughter Polly One Part to Daughter Nancy & the Other to my Daughter Sally & her Two Daughters Julia Ann Thomas & Lucy Jane Paschall Murphy eaqually.
I do hereby appoint my Son Thomas Howard & Isaac A. Howard my Sole executors to this my last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my Hand & Seal the day & date.
Mordecai Howard (LS)
Aforesaid signed in presence of Thos[?] Howard, Wm T. Howard, Matilda Ann Howard
Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Personally came into open Court Thomas Howard & Wm T. Howard Two of the Subscribing witnesses to the within will and being duly Sworn deposeth & Saith that they Saw Mordica Howard publish & declare the within writing to Contain his last will & Testament & at the time thereof he was of Sound [illegible] memory & that they also Saw Matilda Ann Howard Subscribe the Same as a witness also. signed Thos Howard, W T. Howard.
Recorded 13th April 1830
From the book, Marriages of Brunswick Co., VA, 1750-1810:
- 1784: Mordecai Howard married Jane Anderton, daughter of Isaac Anderton, 23 February.
- 1784: Mordecai Howard surety for marriage of John Anderton and Clarissa Durham, 22 November.
- 1789: Mordecai Howard surety for marriage of Thomas Howard and Betsey Ledbetter, 22 December.
- 1790: Mordecai Howard surety for marriage of Zebulon Williams and Nancy Anderton, 29 November.
- 1791: Mordecai Howard witness for marriage of Richard Howard and Elizabeth Anderton, 27 January.
From the book, Virginia Tithables From Burned Record Counties, by Isobel B. Woodson, pub. 1970. At Pensacola (Florida) Public Library:
- Howard, William, Hanover Co., 1763, 50 acres
- Howard, John, Hanover Co., 1763, 1085 acres
- Howard, Thomas, Gloucester Co., 1770, 2 tithables
- Howard, Thomas, Gloucester Co., 1771, 2 tithables
- Howard, Benja. Majr. Estate, Buckingham, 1773, 23 tithables
- Howard, Benja. Estate, Buckingham, 1774, 18 tithables
From the book, The 1787 Census of Virginia, Vol. 1, G 929.3755 Y at Mobile, AL, Public Library:
Page 236 Brunswick County:
Howard, Mordeica [sic], "self" charged with tax
0 White males above 16, under 21
2 Blacks above 16
2 Blacks under 16
2 horses, mares, colts & mules
Page 741 Caroline County, tax list "B":
Howard, Mordi., charged to James Bowie, Sr. No figures listed.
(Note: I did not find Mordecai Howard listed on the 1790 Virginia census. ~cb)
1800 TAX LIST, BRUNSWICK CO., VA, District of Hartwell Tucker (Saint Andrew's Parish):
1 white male tithable
7 Negro tithables
0 Negroes aged 12-16
1800 TAX LIST, CAROLINE CO., VA, District of William Jones (copied from Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, 1970, p. 155, at Univ. of West FL):
2 white male tithables
1 slave over age 16
0 slaves aged 12-16
Howard, Mordecai, Jr.
1 white male tithable
MARRIAGES, BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA
Howard, William G. m. Catherine E. Moore, 20 Dec. 1847
MARRIAGES, CAROLINE COUNTY, VA
Howard, Mordicai m. Virginia Howard. 21 March 1853,
Security and Witnesses, Charles Howard, Minister, Jno. G. Parr
1821 LAND LOTTERY FOR OGLETHORPE COUNTY, GA
Data from http://rootsweb.com/~gaoglet2/land1821a_j.html
Name County Mil. Dist. Lot Sect. Land Drawn Hopkins, Nancy (Wid.) Oglethorpe Cardwells 173 3 Houston Howard, Mordecia C. Oglethorpe Cardwells 146 6 Houston Howard, Mordecia Sr. Oglethorpe Cardwells 28 1 Henry Howard, Mordecia Sr. Oglethorpe Cardwells 29 10 Monroe
A history of Oglethorpe County, GA, can be found here:
From the History of Upson County, p. 291, early deed records:
20 Feb 1831, Thomas Howard, Jr., Ex. Mordecai Howard of Oglethorpe County, GA, to Robert Collier 1. in 10 D.
1820 CENSUS, OGLETHORPE CO., GA, p. 177:
1 male 45 up. 2 males 10-16
1 female 45-up, 1 female 26-45
The following is from ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/brunswick/deeds/db14-550.txt.
DEED BOOK 14 (1780-1790) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Pages 501 - 550
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This Indenture made the twenty second March 1789 BETWEEN John Anderton of Lunenburg County of the one part and Mordecai Howard of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of the sum of thirty six pounds eleven shillings specie . . . which I the said John Anderton am justly indebted to the said Mordecai Howard and honestly desire to secure and pay to him and for and in the further consideration of the sum of five shillings . . . have granted bargained sold and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell to the said Mordecai Howard . . . one Negroe Woman called Anney her and her increase and one feather bed and furniture forever and all other rights claims interest and services relating to the same . . . upon trust nevertheless that the said Mordecai Howard . . . shall after the first day of December . . . one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine as soon as the said Mordecai Howard . . . shall think proper the said John Anderton shall request which ever of the two circumstances shall happen sell for the best price that can be gotten after ten days public notice the said Negroe and premises and out of the money arising from such sale discharge pay and satisfy to the said Mordecai Howard the above mentioned sum with lawful interest thereon until the same shall be discharged and the expense for recording this indenture and contingent charges of the sale aforesaid and necessary expenses that attend the securing and obtaining the above sum or performing anything that shall be necessary relative the intend of this Indenture . . . Signed by John Anderton and witnessed by Benjamin Lewis, John Lanier, and Thomas Howard (his mark). Brunswick County Court 22d Day of June 1789. This Mortgage was proved by the oaths of Benjamin Lewis and Thomas Howard witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 502.
Henry Howard was the son of Mordecai Howard and Jane Anderton of Virginia. Henry was born 11 June 1795 in Virginia (county unknown). He married Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Collier on 27 January 1820 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Henry died at age 80 on 27 April 1876 in Upson County, Georgia.
Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Collier was the daughter of Isaac Collier (1765-1848) and Elizabeth Smith (?-1850/51). Elizabeth Ann Collier was born on 26 July 1798 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. She died at age 81 on 19 July 1880 in Upson County, Georgia.
More information on Vines Collier, grandfather of Elizabeth Ann Collier, can be found on an Oglethorpe County, GA, site on RootsWeb.com:
Henry and Elizabeth Howard are buried at Hendricks Church Cemetery, Upson County, Georgia.
Children of Henry Howard and Elizabeth Collier Howard:
- Charles Henry Howard: Born 1821 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died in 1864 in Richmond, Virginia; married Sarah Frances Johnson on 4 January 1842.
- Rebecca Jane Howard: Born 14 August 1823.
- Isaac Mordecai Howard: Born 3 October 1825.
- William Benjamin Howard: Born 23 July 1827.
- John Hubbard Howard: Born 6 July 1830, Oglethorpe County, Georgia; married Nancy T. Pasley on 3 December 1853, Upson County, Georgia; died 10 July 1873, Upson County, Georgia
- Marques (Marcus) D[ill? or De?] Lafayette Howard: Born 1 October 1833; married Mary Jane Pasley, 7 December 1854, Upson County, Georgia; died 3 September 1862, Little Rock, AR.
Children of Marcus Howard and Mary Jane Pasley:
Charles Henry Howard, born 1855.
Mary A. Howard, born 12 November 1857. To view a photo of Mary A. Howard and her husband Robert Reynolds, CLICK HERE.
Sarah Frances Howard, born 1860.
- Nathaniel Hutson Howard: Born 4 April 1836.
- Susan Ann Hopkins Howard: Born 30 September 1838, Georgia; married Charles Vines Collier, 27 November 1872.
- Alfonso Cuthbert Howard: Born 3 November 1841; died after 1908; did not marry.
One son, name unknown, was said to have gone to California during the 1849 gold rush along with two of his brothers (one was William Benjamin Howard). They were stopped in Arkansas by cholera. One brother went on to California, one returned to Georgia, and William Benjamin Howard went to Mississippi. In an 1855 indenture (see below), Charles H. Howard was in Baldwin County, GA, and William Benjamin Howard was in Mississippi. Which son was the one who was said to have gone on to California and stayed there? (If anyone knows, please email me with the information.)
The following information about Alphonso C. C. Howard is taken from the MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY D, 13th REGIMENT GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, EVANS' BRIGADE, GORDON'S DIVISION, 2d CORPS ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA, C. S. A., UPSON COUNTY, GEORGIA ("UPSON VOLUNTEERS"). See http://www.rootsweb.com/~gaupson/d-13.htm.
Howard, Alfonso C. C.- Enlisted as a private in Co. I, 6th Regiment Ga. State Troops, October 26, 1861. Mustered out April 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. D, 13th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 13, 1862. Wounded at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Sent to Macon, Ga. hospital September 1864; to Cuthbert, Ga. hospital October 1864; to Eufaula, Ala. hospital December 1864. In hospital February 28, 1865. In March 1865 attempted to rejoin command. Reached Chester, S. C. just before surrender.
More information to be added later about the William Benjamin Howard line. In the meantime, you can find some interesting information about one of William B. Howard's grandsons, Robert E. Howard, from the following Websites:
From The Thomaston Herald, Saturday, 6 May 1876, page 3, col. 1:
DEAD On Thursday, the 27th of April, Mr. Henry Howard, age 81 years, died at his home in this county. He has been a good and useful citizen and served his country as a faithful officer in a few instances. He died from old age after having been a member of Bethel Church a number of years.
From The Middle Georgia Times, Saturday, 24 July 1880:
[Column 1] We are called on to announce the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Howard, an aged widow lady living near Blackville in this county, who departed this life on the 20th Inst. See obituary notice.
[Column 3] Elizabeth Howard, widow of Henry Howard, died in Upson county on July 19, 1880. This simple statement would be sufficient to assure her distant friends, children and relatives that she has entered into eternal rest.
A life of nearly eighty years, blameless and bright in virtue has prepared her for that "Rest that remaineth for the people of God."
"Aunt Betsey" (as she was best known) was born in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Lived in Upson since 1832. The memory of such is blessed upon earth.
More than this might properly be saidless would not satisfy bereaved hearts and speak only a part of the truth.
From the book, The History of Upson County:
On p. 616, Henry Howard is on a list of teachers examined and passed by the Board in 1859. On p. 721, the book states that in 1861 Henry Howard received 256 votes as "tax receiver." Also on the list were Wm. H. Brown, 165 votes, Jesse Williams, 130, and scattering, 16.
WILL OF ISAAC COLLIER, UPSON COUNTY, GA:
(Will, in part only. Made 1 September 1845; proved ? September 1848. Spelling and punctuation retained. ~ cb)
Item 2nd Henry Howard the husband of my daughter Elizabeth Ann Howard, has received Six hundred dollars, in the sale of a negro woman named Mary, over and above what the rest of my children have received from me, therefore I wish my daughter Elizabeth Ann Howard not to receive any more of my estate, both real and personal, until each of my other children do receive the sum of Five Hundred dollars, then if there should be a surplus of my Estate, I then give unto my son Charles V. Collier, as trustee for the [illegible] of my daughter Elizabeth Ann Howard, the Ninth part thereof, the said share, if any there should be Not to be subject to the control of the said Henry Howard, nor to be subject to pay his debts or Contracts, but to be laid out for the use of my daughter, Elizabeth Ann Howard, at the discretion of the said Charles V. Collier, trustee as aforesaid....
Item 5th. For that whereas I am of the Opinion, that slaves & negroes should be treated with humanity therefore, my will and desire is that none of my negroes, should fall into the hands of Henry Howard, or into the hands of M.D.F. Beall, when sold or divided and that my executor hereafter named shall see and attend to this Item and carry it into effect.
Notes on above: Charles V. Collier and Cuthbert S.(?) Collier were named as executors. M.D.F. Beall was another son-in-law of Isaac Collier who had married his daughter Rebecca Collier, sister of Elizabeth Ann Collier Howard. After reading Isaac Collier's will, one might conclude that Henry Howard's management of money and treatment of slaves left something to be desired. This conclusion is further reinforced by the wording found in the following indenture made between Elizabeth's brother, Charles V. Collier, and two of her sons; this indentureh was made after the death of Isaac Collier. ~ cb
INDENTURE MADE IN UPSON COUNTY, GA, 30 JANUARY 1855:
This Indenture made this the thirtieth day of January eighteen hundred & fifty five between Charles V. Collier of the said County of the one part, and Charles H. Howard, & William B. Howard, said Charles V. of Baldwin County in said State & William B. of the State of Mississippi of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Charles V. Collier for & in consideration of the natural love & affection which he has & bears towards his sister, Elizabeth A. Howard of said County of Upson, wife of Henry Howard, have given, granted, allowed[?], enfeoffed[?], & confirmed, & by these presents does give, grant, allow, enfeoff[?], and confirm unto the said Charles H. Howard & William B. Howard their heirs and assigns for the sole & seperater [sic] use therefit of the said Elizabeth A. Howard during her natural life & after her death to her children or heirs forever, & in such manner that the said Henry Howard husband of said Elizabeth a. Howard shall have no title right or interest in the same, in any manner whatever, nor shall not be subject to his debts or contracts, the following property to wit: One lot or tract of land containing two hundred two & a half acres more or less situated lying & being in the County of Monroe formerly now said County of Upson & known by number one hundred & Seventy six in the fifteenth district when surveyed, also one bay horse, ten head of cattle & a lot of hogs number not known. To have & to hold said bargained promises to said Charles H. Howard & William B. Howard their heirs & assigns in trust as aforesaid forever.
In witness so hereof the said Charles V. Collier has hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written. [signed, in same handwriting as document] Charles V. Collier (L.S)
Signed and sealed & delivered in presence of Tho. W. Goods, D. T. Richardson, J.J.C
Recorded January 30, 1855, Paul[?] Matthews, C.S.C.
1820. Oglethorpe Co., GA, page ?:
1 male 16-26. 2 females 16-26. Slaves, 1 male 43 up. 1 female 43 up.
1830. Oglethorpe Co., GA, page 88:
1 male 30-40. 1 male 5-10. 2 males 0-5. 1 female 30-40. 1 female 0-5. 1 female slave 10-24.
1840. Upson Co., GA, page 43:
1 male 40-50. 3 males 10-15. 1 male 5-10. 1 male 0-5. 1 female 40-50. 1 female 15-20. 1 female 0-5. 1 male slave 55-100. 3 in family in agriculture.
1850. Upson Co., GA:
(Unfortunately, a group of people in one area of Upson County were skipped in the 1850 census, and this evidently included the area in which the Howard family lived. ~ cb)
1860. Upson Co., GA, page 384, dwelling #303, family #276. Post office: Double Bridges:
Henry Howard, 65, M, School-teacher, b. Virginia. Value of real estate $1000; Personal estate $300
E. A. Howard, 62, F, b. Georgia
S. A Howard, 20, F, b. Georgia
A. C. C. Howard, 18, M, b. Georgia
1870. Upson Co., GA, page ?, dwelling #1452:
Henry Howard, 75, M, W, Farmer, b. VA. Value of real estate $500; Personal estate $300
Elizabeth Howard, 72 F, W, Keeping house, b. GA
Alphonse Howard, 27, M, W, Farm hand, b. GA
Susan Howard, 30, F, W, At home, b. GA
1880. Upson Co., GA, page ?, dwelling #365:
Alphus Howard, 38, M, [occupation not listed], b. GA, father b. VA, mother b. VA [sic]
Elizabeth A. Howard, 81, F, Mother, b. GA, (father's and mother's birth state not listed)
January 1982: I wrote Upson County, GA, Probate Court for a will or estate records for Henry Howard. No records found.
August 1984: At Georgia Archives, I searched Wilkes County, GA, General Index to Heirs and Legatees (Drawer 44, Box 29) 1777-1877 for Howards. The following Howards were listed as heirs and legatees: Martin Howard, Solomon Howard, W. T. Howard, Susan A. Howard, Emma P. Howard. One estate for Robert Howard (dates 1816, 1859, 1861). I also searched Wilkes County, GA, Wills (Drawer 44, Box 31) 1786-1806 for Howards and found none.
Because Henry Howard's obituary stated that he served his county as a faithful officer in a few instances, I wrote for military records as follows:
March 1983: Requested any military records from the National Archives on Henry Howard from 1812 to 1850, GA or SC. Two military service files of the same name were found. One for Henry Howard, P.T., 2 Reid (Jenkin's) GA. Vols. and mil. 1812., and the other for Henry Howard, P.T., 2 Reid (Pray's) GA. Militia 1812. [Note: I did not write for the records, because there would likely be no family information in them. If one of them is this Henry Howard, he would have been about age 17 in 1812.]
May 1988: Requested any pension records on Henry Howard or Elizabeth Ann Howard from the National Archives, especially for War of 1812. Their search dated 5/16/1988 located no pension records.
John Hubbard Howard was the son of Henry Howard and Elizabeth Ann Collier. He was born 6 July 1830 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He married Nancy T. Pasley on 3 December 1853 in Upson County, Georgia. He died at age 43 on 10 July 1873 in Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia, as a result of a farm accident (see below).
Nancy T. Pasley was the daughter of James Crocker Pasley and Mary Dendy. Nancy was born 8 February 1831 in Georgia and died at age 68 on 9 March or May 1899, probably in Marshall County, Alabama, the county where she is buried. Her grave is in Friendship Baptist Cemetery.
Children of John Hubbard Howard and Nancy T. Pasley:
- Lucy Ann Howard: Born 29 November 1854, Upson? or Talbot? County, Georgia; died 11 September 1929, Horton, Blount County, Alabama; married William Hamilton Kemp in Marshall County, AL on 6 August 1885.
- Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Howard: Born 30 March 1856, Upson(?) or Talbot(?) County, Georgia; died 3 July 1923 (place unknown); married Richard E. Farmer.
Lucy E. Farmer, born 1880, AL.
John T. Farmer, born 1881, AL.
Corey(?) V. Farmer, born 1884, AL.
Daniel R. Farmer, born 1887, AL.
Walter E. Farmer, born 1889, AL.
Mary L. Farmer, born 1892, AL.
Etta Farmer, born after 1892, AL.
- Nancy Susan Howard: Born 15 January 1858, Georgia; married Frank Downs.
- Zora Howard: Born 29 January 1860, Georgia; died 22 June 1932, buried Old Clear Creek Cemetery, Marshall County, Alabama; married Joseph Scott.
- John Dumas Howard: Born 28 August 1863, Georgia; buried Old Clear Creek Cemetery, Marshall County, Alabama; married Nancy Georgiana Scott.
Mary Omah Howard, born 16 July 1888; died 20 May 1979; married James Hoyt Ayers.
Mamie Lee Howard, born 26 October 1889; died 25 June 1911; married Patrick Wynn Malone.
James Oscar Howard, born 12 March 1892; 13 June 1978; married Alberta Buchanan.
Maggie Samilda Howard, born 30 October 1894; died 1 March 1973.
Carrie Bell Howard, born 13 August 1897; died 1 May 1976, married Herman Jackson.
Crate Howard, born 29 October 1899; died 18 February 1978; married Lois Jackson.
Ruby Obama Howard, born 14 April 1903; married Jay Kimberly.
Clifford Demur Howard, born 2 October 1905; died 6 July 1976.
Ethel Howard, born 14 September 1907; died 22 May 1888; married Cecil J. Tankersley.
- Rebecca Horzan Howard: Born 12 December 1865, Georgia; buried Old Clear Creek Cemetery, Marshall County, Alabama; married Alexander Scott.
- Felix Howard: Born 8 February 1868, Georgia; died in Texas, November 1926.
- Caroline W. Howard: Born 5 October 1870; died as a baby.
- Arrah Edna Howard: Born 8 October 1872; died 1927; married Madison Monroe Ozbirn (son of William S. Fountain Ozbirn and Mahala Arnold), 10 February 1895 (see http://www2.tsixroads.com/~danoz/ozp05.htm and http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jroaten/ghtout/gp510.html#head3)
Arilla (Rilla) Ozbirn.
1860 Census 681 District Gm (Pleasant Hill) Talbot County, Georgia. Post Office: Centre.
672 Howard, John H., 30 M, overseeing /200.
Nancy T., 29 F.
Lucy A., 5 F.
Mary E., 4 F.
Nancy S., 2 F.
Zoar [sic] T., 5/12 M. [sic].
1870 Census Upson County, Georgia, page 99, Post Office: Thomaston.
805 John Howard, 38 M, farm hand, b. GA.
Nancy, 38 M, keeping [house], b. GA.
Lucy, 16 M, at home, b. GA.
[illegible (Mary E.)], 14 F, at home, b. GA.
[illegible (Nancy S.)], 12 F, school, b. GA.
[illegible (Zora)], 10 F, school, b. GA.
Dumas, 8 M, b. GA.
Rebecca, 6 F, b. GA.
Felix, 4 M, b. GA.
From The Thomaston Herald, Saturday, July 5, 1873, p.3, "Local Matters":
BAD ACCIDENTOn thursday of last week, Mr. J. H. Howard while threshing wheat had his right leg caught between the pinion and master wheel of the thresher, which crushed the leg six or eight inches, which necessitated its being amputated. Dr. G. W. T. Hannah assisted by Dr. Suggs performed the operation. At last accounts, his wound was doing well.
From the record of the Morning Star Lodge, No. 27 [Masonic Lodge], Thomaston, GA.:
The committee appointed to report memorial matters. Upon the death of Bro. John H. Howard. Beg leave to report.
The death of our Brother Howard was caused by a terrible accident, but nevertheless rather more impressive of the fact that in the midst of active life we are exposed to death, while we deplore the deprivation of him to society to his brethren and his family, we should bow submissively to the heavenly fiat. Dust thou art and to dust shalt thou return.
Bro. Howard was a good citizen, exemplary mason and kind husband and father. The loss of him to his family is irreparable and we tender them our sincere condolence in this afflictive stroke of Providence and commend them to the guardian care and protection of God and the benovolance of his brothers.
Resolved. That a copy of this report by handed to his family by the secty., and a blank page in Aug. record book be dedicated to his memory.
[Signed] A. T. Patcell, J. K. Adams, A. Garner
Because the 1850 census that would show whose family John H. Howard was living in missed that particular area of Upson County, I had no proof that John was the son of Henry Howard and Elizabeth Collier. Later, however, Ethel Howard Tankersley, a granddaughter of John H. Howard, gave the clue that connected John H. Howard with his parents. In a letter dated April 16, 1982, Ethel wrote: "The only relative I ever heard mention of John Howard was a bachelor brother that my daddy [Dumas Howard] called Uncle Fonza. I don't know if that was his name or if it could have been Alfonza."
Alfonso Howard was thus connected as a brother of John H. Howard. Alfonsa was listed as living in the household of Henry and Elizabeth Howard in the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Upson County, Georgia. His Civil War pension application (located in the Georgia Archives), dated 5 Sept. 1908, states that he was born in Upson County, Georgia, on 3 November 1841. According to census records he never married.
Lucy Ann Howard was the daughter of John H. Howard and Nancy T. Pasley. She was born 29 November 1854 in Upson County, Georgia. She married William Hamilton Kemp in Marshall County, Alabama, on 6 August 1885. He was the son of Wilson Kemp and Elizabeth Maffett of Georgia. Lucy died at age 74 on 11 September 1929 at Horton, Route 2, Blount County, Alabama.
Children of Lucy Ann Howard and William Hamilton Kemp:
- Rosa E. Kemp: Born 1887; died 1888; buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Blount County, Alabama.
Note: Howard Wilson Kemp, son of Luna Kemp, said that Rosa E. Kemp, the baby who died in infancy, was the daughter of William H. Kemp and a widow Davis from Birmingham, Alabama, and that Lucy Ann Howard was William H. Kemp's third wife, rather than his second wife. I've not found any evidence of that marriage having taken place, and most people consider that Rosa was the first child of Lucy Ann Howard and William Kemp. Since Lucy Ann married him in 1885, and Rosa was born in 1887, it's obvious that if William had married a widow Davis, that marriage had to come between the death of his first wife, Martha Ellen, in 1883, and his marriage to Lucy in 1885, if it ever happened at all.
- Luna (Lunie) A. Kemp: Born June 1889, Alabama; buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Blount County, Alabama; married (1) Annie Martin (2) Mamie Copeland.
Children (with Annie Martin):
Howard Wilson Kemp.
John William (Billy) Kemp.
Lunie(?) Ford(?) Kemp.
Children (with Mamie Copeland):
Bruce Marcus Kemp.
Glen Elton Kemp.
Ned Wayne Kemp.
- Oliver Victor Kemp: Born 6 May 1891, McLarty, Blount County, Alabama; died 30 July 1971, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida; married Eva Lou Harris.
Joel Roy Kemp, born 25 September 1916.
Julius Dalton Kemp, born 19 November 1919; died 3 December 1991.
- Lenora (Nora) Ethel Kemp: born September 1892, McLarty, Blount County, Alabama; died 1987; married Rufus Kay NeSmith on 30 May 1912.
Rufus Dwight NeSmith, born 28 February 1913.
Irene NeSmith, born 6 Febreary 1915; died at birth.
Ethel Maxine NeSmith, born 20 December 1915.
Mattie Faye NeSmith, born 8 May 1918.
Ima Jewel NeSmith, born 18 May 1921.
Neva Mozelle NeSmith, born 8 April 1924.
Hubert Bibb NeSmith, born 30 March 1927.
Thurber Vinoy NeSmith, born 22 November 1928.
Isaac Max NeSmith, born 14 February 1932.
- Julius Dalton Kemp: born September 1898, Blount County, Alabama; died 1964; married (1) Gladys Stone, (2) Goldie (Last name unknown).
Children (with Gladys Stone):
Kenneth W. Kemp.
CENSUS RECORDS FOR LUCY ANN HOWARD KEMP:
To be added.
OBITUARY OF LUCY ANN HOWARD KEMP:
To be added later, if I can find it.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OR RELATED TO LUCY ANN HOWARD KEMP:
Click here for a photo of Lucy Howard when she was young.
Florene Kemp Copeland [granddaughter of Lucy Howard and William Kemp, daughter of Luna Kemp] of Birmingham, Alabama, wrote (in a 1988 letter) the following story about Lucy Howard that occurred about the time the US Civil War was ending:
Incidentally, Lucy was a superb cook everything she made was so, so delicious. Sometime, I would like to tell you more about her. She was your great grandmother....
I recall so vividly her version of the day "the Yankees came through." She was at school. Someone came to door, beckoned to the teacher, who came back into room after conversation at door and calmly said, "Children, get your books and hurry home, the Yankees are coming."
The excited children hurried home to tell her mother, Nancy T., and Aunt Susan, who was living with them while her father (John Howard) was "off in the war." ... I remember Grandma's saying Aunt Susan who had not married at that time lived with them.... They were home from school an hour or so when the Yanks arrived and demanded food.
Nancy replied all she could prepare was cornmeal mush which she could cook on open fire. As the capt. in charge sat eating mush, other men were pilfering. One of the pilferers held up a Masonic apron, which he ran across in a drawer. When the Capt. saw this, he immediately gave an order to cease pilfering. No other damage done. He was nice to them gave Aunt Susan a crippled horse (it died later).
Nancy had taken meat from the smoke house and buried it in a nearby wooded section. Yanks did not find it.
The name Pasley is so familiar, since you have found it. I remember Grandma (Lucy Ann) as mentioning the name many times (but I had forgotten). Thanks for making me remember.
Note: Florene said the old-maid aunt's name was Susan. That would have been John Howard's sister, Susan Ann Hopkins Howard, who was listed as single and living with her parents, Henry and Elizabeth Howard, in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Upson County, Georgia.
12 October 2001: Compiled by Carolyne J. Butler
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Updates:5 July 2004: Added Howard data from the Oglethorpe County, GA, 1821 Land Lottery, and links to information on Vines Collier.
16 January 2004: Added more data on children and grandchildren of William H. Kemp and Lucy Ann Howard.
10 January 2004: Added children's names to Henry Howard and Elizabeth Collier. Added 1860 census for John Howard and Nancy Pasley. Added additional information throughout.
6 January 2003: Added marriage information for Lucy Ann Howard and William H. Kemp
1 July 2002: Added information about Arrah Edna Howard's husband, Madison Monroe Ozbirn. Added Web site for Nancy T. Pasley and James Crocker Pasley's family tree.
20 June 2002: Added a little more information from other Howard researchers about some of Henry Howard's children, and a year death date for Arrah Edna Howard Ozbirn, daughter of John H. and Nancy T. Howard.
19 January 2002: Additional material added to Mordecai Howard and Henry Howard.
10 January 2002: Additional material added, especially to Henry Howard.
13 October 2001: Minor revisions.
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