Volume No. 2 ~ Issue No. 1 ~ December 1999 ~ Jen
(Howard) Bailey, Editor
the 1998 - 2000 HFA Officers, Coordinators and Committee Members
- President/Webmaster: Ric Howard < President@howard-family.com
- Web Site Committee: Nancy
ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION.
- Treasurer: Burton Howard
- Secretary: NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR
Jen (Howard) Bailey < Membership@howard-family.com
Nancy (Howard) Ford < History@howard-family.com
History Committee: Floyd Howard and Len Howard
Jen (Howard) Bailey < Newsletter@howard-family.com
- Newsletter Committee: Judy
Howard, Dana Rambler and Paula Thompson
ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION
ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION.
ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION.
nominate yourself for any of the HFA positions open, please refer to the
Nominations section on page 8.
- Contents of Newsletter
- v From the President…. – page 2
- v Howard Family Association Reports – page 3
- v Howard Family Reunions Across the World – page 5
- v Howard Members Family Announcements – page 5
- v Down Memory Lane – page 5
- v Members Share – page 6
- v Helpful Tidbits, Howard Book Information, etc. –
- v HFA Members Web Sites – page 7
- v Queries – page 8
- v Nominations Form – page 8
- v Cook Book Order Form – page 9
- v Membership Information – page 10
- NOTE: THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR ASSUMES
NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR OPINIONS OR ERRORS IN FACTS OR JUDGEMENT EXPRESSED BY
THE CONTRIBUTORS. ERRORS BROUGHT
TO THE EDITOR’S ATTENTION WILL BE CORRECTED AS SPACE PERMITS.
- From the President...
- The Howard Family
Association has been working hard trying to think of ways to benefit our
members, but have had little responses from our members. We all know
how great it is to be able to go to a web site and get all kinds of
information for nothing. But for us to have information, we need your
assistance. We all understand how hard everyone works to collect their
family history and how hard it is to just give it away for those who don't
have to put numerous hours, days, weeks, months, and even years to collect.
It is important to know that
to get more information, you have to give some information. Each piece
of information given could in fact bring a return of history that you might
not have known if you didn't share yours. So, please share what you
can or at least enough that will catch someone else’s attention that
may have some information you could use.
We were sorry to hear that Ramonyca was no longer going to be able to send
out the Howard Family Electronic Newsletter (HFEN). She had done a
wonderful job and we hope that everything works out fine for her. She
had asked HFA to take over the HFEN and after some consideration, we agreed.
Jen Bailey will be taking care of the HFEN as long as she is willing to.
We will be attempting to keep the HFEN, as close to what Ramonyca had it,
with a couple of exceptions. We will only have the HFEN come out once
a month, which is on the last Sunday of each month.
And we will not have a "Howard in the News" unless someone
send something in and request us to put it in the HFEN.
We are now past our one (1) year mark as an Association and hope that we
continue to serve you all for many years to come.
Howard Family Association, President
- ~~ Howard Family
Association Committee Reports ~~
- Responsibilities of the Volunteer Committee
- It is the Volunteer
Committee’s responsibility to help find volunteers for positions open on
all the committees of the HFA.
- *Report from the Volunteer Committee*
is looking for nominations for the Vice President, Secretary, Volunteer
Coordinator and Reunion Coordinator. You can submit your nominations to
- Nominations@howard-family.com or go the web page at
for more information.
HFA needs volunteers on all committees. If you have a few extra minutes each
week to volunteer you may email Volunteers@howard-family.com
for more information.
- Responsibilities of the Web Site Committee:
Web Site Committee Volunteers are assigned one or more committees to create
and maintain the web pages for those committees. They work with the
Committee Leader getting what information they would like to have posted
there. The volunteer may create and modify the web pages in whatever
application they choose and then email the HFA Webmaster the finished
project to be uploaded (and linked when necessary) to the HFA Web Site.
Many volunteers are needed so that each Committee can have the
necessary web pages created, maintained and updated when needed.
*Report from the Web Site
HFA Web Site Committee is working on the Web Site to bring more information
to our members. Our present project is putting all of the past issues
of the Howard FE Newsletter (HFEN) up on the web site for all to view.
Our plan is to get all the issues of HFEN in an area that will list all of
the issues with indexes to the contents of each newsletter. This is a
time consuming project, but we think the final outcome will be helpful to
all. This area will not be for HFA members only and everyone will have
access to it. We have some of
the issues up now and they can be accessed at http://www.Howard-Family.com/HFEN/HFEN.html.
I am missing past issue #265 and issues #1 to #165, we would
appreciate anyone with any of these issues to send them to us so that we can
add them to the web page.
are thinking of adding to our information areas, such as Howards in
different wars, with information sent to us by our members. So, if you
have family that was in a war, passenger on a ship, marriage information, or
anything that we can have put on a Howard list, please send this info to Richard.Howard@Howard-Concepts.com
or snail mail: Ric Howard, 10857 Amherst Ave. #302, Wheaton, MD
Also, if you want to link your genealogy page with us, let us know. We
may even start a Howard business site, where Howard descendants can link
We have access to a scanner and digital camera for anyone needing something
scanned or a picture made. You can contact me for that also.
We still need some help with the web site and would welcome any volunteers
to help us, no matter what your web site experience is.
If you would like to help, please email Robin at Volunteers@Howard-Family.com
for more information.
Howard Family Association, Webmaster
- Responsibilities of the Membership Committee
- The Membership Committee
shall have the responsibility of maintaining membership records of the
organization, and to find ways to attract new members.
Membership Committee Members shall be assigned different tasks to
accomplish these goals.
- *Report from the Membership Committee*
currently have 160 Active Members of the HFA.
- Responsibilities of the Newsletter Committee
- Each Newsletter
Committee Volunteer is assigned a section of the Newsletter, in which he or
she will collect, compile and submit information to the editor for placement
in the Newsletter. The
Newsletter is a quarterly publication in which HFA Members can share
information with other HFA Members.
- *Note from the Editor—Well here we are
starting the second year of the HFA Quarterly Newsletter.
I can’t believe that a year has gone by already.
Those of you, who still need to send in your earliest known Howard
ancestor information, please do so as soon as possible.
I would also like to invite all members to send in their comments and
suggestions on the HFAQN. This
will help us to serve your needs better and give us a chance to hear what
you would like to see added to the newsletter or what improvements can be
made. Those of you who receive
the HFAQN through the postal mail, who wish to submit anything to the
newsletter, you can send them to me, Jen Bailey, at 821 47th
Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405-5723.
We would like to thank those who have submitted to the Newsletter,
without you, there would be no Newsletter.
Holidays from the staff of the HFAQN,
Judy, Dana, and Paula
- Responsibilities of the Reunion Committee
- The Reunion Committee
will plan the HFA Annual Reunion. They
will find a central location for which the reunion is to be held and
coordinate all activities for the reunion.
- *Report from the Reunion Committee*
is no report at this time. If
you wish to nominate yourself for the position of Reunion Coordinator,
please to Nominations@howard-family.com
- Responsibilities of the History Committee
- The History Committee
volunteer may be asked to maintain files, organize family sheets, keep a
card index of all Howard descendants and their spouses, compile and write
biographical records, family histories and personal histories of Howard
progenitors and descendants, and help with the Howard lineage book to be
published by the family organization.
- *Report from the History Committee*
History Committee is working on cataloging the Howard branches by state
and/or Country. Different Committee members will monitor different
states and/or countries. We will be asking all members of the
HFA for a copy of their records so that we can file and cross-reference the
information. We will eventually be posting information on the History
Web Page. We know there are tons of Howards out there who have
not been cataloged yet, so we are in the process of gathering their
information. We are asking all members to send their updated records
to us so that we can classify everything.
Nancy Howard Ford, HFA Family Historian
1736 Oak Haven Drive, SW
Marietta, GA 30008-4340
- Responsibilities of the Fundraising
- The Fund-Raising
Committee is responsible for generating ideas to raise funds for the
Association expenses. Once the fund-raising activities have been agreed upon
this committee plans, coordinates and implements the various projects.
- *Report from the Fundraising Committee*
- COOKBOOK UPDATE:
Only 100 cookbooks were ordered in the first printing.
Orders will be filled on a first received basis.
Be sure to send your orders in today! Remember the cookbooks make a
nice Christmas present for grandmothers and mothers who are hard to shop
for, sisters, aunts, the new bride, secret pals, and friends. If you need
prices and an order form for the cookbook, please visit the Howard Family
web site at
family.com/Cookbook/cookbook.html or use the Cookbook order
form found at the end of this newsletter. We have sold 85 cookbooks. Only 15
left. The first 15 payments received will buy a cookbook. Do not delay, get
your payment in the mail today!!!
~~~~ Treasurer’s Report ~~~~
- The HFA now has its
account in the BANK OF OKLAHOMA. This account charges no monthly fee
and pays a small amount of interest monthly.
- As of 11/29/99, we have
cash in account of $521.86.
- We have current amounts
- Cookbook Revenue:
$776.00 less cost $215.00 with $265.00 due plus mailing cost.
- Net cash assets as of
- ~ Howard Family Reunions
across the World ~
you have a Howard Family Reunion to announce, please send to Jen Bailey at Newsletter@howard-family.com
or send to 821 47th Street South, Great Falls, MT
- Nothing submitted at
- ~ Howard Family
you have a Howard Family Announcement (Birth, Death, Anniversary, Wedding,
Graduation or other) please send to Judy Howard, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connor Daniel White was born 22 March 1999 in
Houston, Texas to Sara L. Buntyn and John T. White, Jr.
Connor descends from Baldwin Howard born ca1769 in the following way:
Baldwin Howard > Michael Howard > Sara Lucinda Caroline Howard
> John Howard Ware > Alma J. Ware > Joe S. Buntyn, Jr. > Sara L.
Buntyn > Connor D. White.
We would like to extend our prayers and thoughts to
Don, Bev, and their family. It
has been a month since the accident and we hope that Don and Bev are healing
Members of the HFA Board
There is a book being prepared on the Howard
Family, primarily western Pennsylvania/West Virginia area by JoAnn Blazier.
This promises to be fairly comprehensive book. SUBMITTED
BY: Larry Howard of
Jacksonville, FL < email@example.com >
- ~ Down Memory Lane ~
you have a Howard Family Story or any other interesting items concerning a
Howard Family please send to Dana Rambler at SportyChampagne@aol.com.
While helping my daughter do some research on the Civil War, I found
a very interesting member of the Howard family.
I would like to share with a little bit about this man.
Oliver Otis Howard, who was often called the “Christian Soldier”,
was born November 8th, 1830 in Leeds, Maine.
He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850 and then in 1854 graduated
from West Point. He later taught
the subject of Mathematics at West Point.
At this point, he decided to become a minister.
At the beginning of his education to become a minister, the Civil War
broke out and he took command of the 3rd Maine Volunteers.
He commanded a Brigade at the first Battle of Bull Run in 1861.
It was at this battle that he was promoted to Brigadier General of
Volunteers in September 1861. During
the Penisular Campaign at Fair Oaks in 1862, Oliver O. Howard lost his right
arm. In 1863, he was a
participant in the battles at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
Howard and his men lost both battles.
After the war, he was appointed head of the Freedman’s Bureau.
The bureau was created to protect and help slaves who had just been
freed. In 1867, the Howard
University was established in Washington, D.C. by the United States Congress
as a college for blacks seeking a higher education.
Oliver Otis Howard was one of the founders of Howard University which
was named in his honor. He was
later President of Howard University from 1869 to 1874.
Oliver O. Howard was also Superintendent of West Point from 1880 to
1882. He was an accomplished
writer and wrote his autobiography in 1907.
Oliver Otis Howard died October 26th, 1909.
is a list of books written by Oliver Otis Howard and some written about him:
1907; by Oliver Otis Howard
Life and Experiences Among Hostile Indians; 1907; by Oliver Otis
Indian Chiefs I Have Known; 1908; by Oliver Otis Howard
and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard; 1964; by John A. Carpenter
Stepfather: General O.O. Howard and the Freeman;
1968; by William S. McFeely
by: Jen (Howard) Bailey <
- ~ Members Share ~
you have any obituaries, family bible pages, newspaper articles, censuses or
other items that you think would be of interest, please send to Jen Bailey
- Nothing submitted at
- ~ Helpful Tidbits ~
you have any helpful tidbits, Howard Book information, etc. that you would
like to share, please send to Jen Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Book Information ~~ The House of Howard:
Descendants of James Howard, Sr. [Sampson County, North Carolina],
published in 1992 by Randall Lovejoy, 2799 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon
97520. Submitted by Susan
Blevins < ShBlev@cs.com
There is a privately published book A Howard
Family and some Antecedents by Edward Howard, which chronicles Matthew
Howard (the immigrant) through the Maryland – Virginia – North Carolina
Howard family. Copies of the
book are at the Hancock County (Illinois) Genealogical Society and also at
the Rowan County (North Carolina) Public Library.
Both places have addresses on the Internet and will do copies for a
fee. There is a second book, The
Ancestors of Amy Summers by Edward Howard, in the Rowan County (North
Carolina) Public Library. It was
actually written before the Howard book but could be useful.
Amy Summers was the wife of William Howard. Submitted
by Michelle Davis
Here are some web sites that may be able to help
you find the ships that your ancestors arrived on.
- ~ HFA Members Web Sites
you have a web site and would like it placed in HFA Quarterly Newsletter,
please name of web site and URL to Jen Bailey at Newsletter@howard-family.com
Howard Family Association: http://www.howard-family-assoc.org
Ric Howard’s Home Page:
Gustafson-Wichmann Home Page:
Jen’s Corner: http://homepages.msn.com/PicnicPl/baileypages/Jen/
The Family of Rich and Jeannie
Mama Thompson’s Weakly
County, Tennessee Front Porch: http://www.apex.net/users/pj/mama.htm
William A. LaBach - Early
Kentucky Ancestors: http://members.tripod.com/~labach/
Ancestors of Glenn L. Daniel: http://members.tripod.com/~glenn_5/glenn.htm
The Oathout Genealogy: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/3506/index.htm
Genealogy for the Howard
The Turner & Howard Family
Home Page Line: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/o/w/Mary-E-Howard/index.html
The Howard Historian: http://ww.theonespot.hh
Pat (Bradshaw) Muniz’s My
Family Home Page: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/u/n/Pat-Muniz/
The Loyalist Howard’s of
Sara Buntyn’s Home Page: http://users.ev1.net/~sbuntyn
Reflections and Connections To
My TATE & HOWARD Families: http://community.webtv.net/AmericafayeII/Reflections0
Kenna’s Family Korner: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/7754
- ~ Queries ~
you have a query you wish to place in the Newsletter, please send to Paula
Looking for information on
Henry Howard’s parents. Henry
was born on October 11, 1840 in New York State.
He died in Grand Rapids, Michigan about 1912.
He married Aliva M. Skutt on September 19, 1858.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.
I am looking for information
concerning William Howard that married Amelia Hungerford in Memphis, Shelby
County, Tennessee in 1858. He would have had a brother named John that
died in the Yellow Fever Epic during 1878/79. Happy to share
information. Are you related to these people?
pj Thompson < email@example.com
- Officer and Committee
Coordinator Positions Open for Nomination
will be accepting nominations for the following positions. Nominations for
yourself or someone else can be placed at Nominations@howard-family.com.
For more information contact Ric Howard at 10857 Amherst Ave. #302,
Wheaton, MD 20902-4348 or go to
the HFA Nominations page at http://www.howard-family-assoc.org/nominate.html
- Positions open for
HFA COOKBOOK ORDER FORM
are still taking orders for the HFA Cook Book until all books are sold.
To place orders use the form below.
City ___________________________ State ____________ Zip Code _________
Address to be shipped to: ____________________________________________
City ___________________________ State ____________ Zip Code __________
Number of copies:
______ @ 10.00 each*
______ @ 9.50 (two copies)*
______ @ 9.00 (3 or more copies)*
*All cookbook prices include shipping and handling.
Make checks payable to the Howard Family Association and mail to:
Burton Howard/Cookbook Committee
6905 E. 62nd Place
Tulsa, OK 74133
If you have any questions, send to Burton at the address above or email him
- ~ Membership Information
- If you are interested in becoming a member or know
a Howard researcher who would be interested in joining the HFA ……. Just
fill out or have them fill out the Membership Form below and send to HFA
Membership Chairperson, Jen (Howard) Bailey, 821 47th Street
South, Great Falls, MT 59405-5723
or email her the information at
- MEMBERSHIP FORM
- Street Address: __________________________________________________
- City, State, Zip Code: ______________________________________________
- Please choose an User ID and Password so that you
can access the Members only page on the HFA web site (http://www.howard-family-assoc.org).
Write this information down and keep. [Example: Jane Doe may choose -
User ID: JDoe Password:
- If you have a web site, please list the name of
your home page and the URL:
you be interested in volunteering for a HFA position?
- Please place your Earliest Known Howard Ancestor
Information below. Please use
this format: Name of ancestor,
birth date and place of birth, death date and place of death (burial
information if known), marriage date, place of marriage, spouse’s name,
spouse’s birth date and birth place, spouse’s death date and place of
death (burial information if known), any comments you may have.
- If you would like to make a donation (optional) to
the HFA please send to Burton Howard, 6905 E. 62nd Place, Tulsa,
Note: Please make out your check or money
order to the Howard Family Association.