Howard Family Association
Quarterly Newsletter
Volume No. 1 ~ Issue No. 4 ~ September 1999 ~ Jen (Howard) Bailey, Editor
Introducing the 1998 - 2000 HFA Officers, Coordinators and Committee Members
President/Webmaster:  Ric Howard < >
Web Site Committee:  Nancy Ford Howard
Membership Chairman: Jen (Howard) Bailey < >
Family Historian:  Nancy (Howard) Ford  < >
Newsletter Editor:  Jen (Howard) Bailey < >
Newsletter Committee:  Judy Howard and Paula Thompson
Volunteer Coordinator:  Robin (Howard) Lowery  < >
Contents of Newsletter
Þ      From the President….
Þ      Howard Family Association Announcements
Þ      Howard Family Reunions Across the World
Þ      Howard Members Family Announcements
Þ      Down Memory Lane
Þ      Members Share
Þ      Members Earliest Known Howard Ancestors
Þ      Helpful Tidbits
Þ      Queries
Þ      Cook Book Order Form
From the President.....
We have grown to 150 members and still going. We have around 25 volunteers, which includes our HFA Officers and Committee Leaders. I have to admit that not all of our volunteers are active. I wish to thank all of the volunteers that have given us their hard work
and time to make the Howard Family Association the success it is today. I want to mention a few that have done an extraordinary job and their dedication to HFA.

Robin Howard Lowery for recruiting and placing volunteers and for the upcoming HFA Cookbook she is working on.

Jen Bailey for taking over the Membership Chairperson position and the fantastic job her and the Newsletter committee has done on the Quarterly Newsletter along with: Judy Howard, Dana Rambler, Paula H. Thompson, and Shay Turner.

Job well done to all of them. We always welcome anyone who wants to volunteer for a couple of hours a month. When everyone works together, it goes very smooth for all.

We are looking at getting new membership cards that will be lifetime membership. We will continue to have NO MEMBERSHIP DUES for lifetime membership. We still accept donations.

In the last Newsletter, I mentioned some ideas we had for the Howard Family Association, but that is where it stopped. We don't know what the members want or expect unless you tell us. Please feel free to make any comments, good or bad, to us so that we can continue to improve the Howard Family Association.

Thank You,
Ric Howard
Howard Family Association, President

~ Howard Family Association Announcements ~
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*
HFA needs nominations for the following positions:
Þ      Vice President
Þ      Secretary
Þ      Treasurer
Þ      Fundraiser Coordinator
Þ      Reunion Coordinator
HFA also needs volunteers on all committees.  Being a volunteer on a committee only requires a few minutes each week to commit to his or her committee responsibilities.  If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please email Robin Lowery, Volunteer Coordinator at
Responsibilities of the Web Site Committee:
The 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 Committee*
The Web Site Committee has not made many updates to the HFA Web Site lately, except for changes in the Officers and Committee Leaders positions.  In the last Newsletter, we brought up some new features for the HFA Web Site, but none responded either for or against them. 
We are looking at other additions and features that will make the HFA Web Site more informational, but no decisions have been made yet.  We are also short on volunteers and would welcome any ideas or assistance.
Ric Howard, HFA 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*
The Membership Committee would like to report that the Howard Family Association has
grown to 150 members.
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—If you have anything that you would like to add to the newsletter but do not have email, you may send it to me and I will make sure that it gets in.  Once a year we will be having a special section featuring HFA members earliest known ancestors, if you haven’t sent those in please do so. For more information on sending those in, check out the section featured in this newsletter
Thank you everyone for making the newsletter a success.
Jen (Howard) Bailey, Editor
821 47th Street South
Great Falls, MT  59405-5723
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*
Coordinator need for this position!  We are now taking nominations for this position, send your nomination to
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*
I’d like to get going on the Howard Family History book so let me know which group you’re researching so that I can include it. 
I’m still collecting GEDCOM files of families.  Thanks to those who have contributed.
I’d love to hear from those family members who are researching families in Virginia, North Carolina and parts south.  We’re most likely related somehow and I’d like to find the missing link.
Nancy Howard Ford
Responsibilities of the Fundraising Committee
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*
Order form for the Howard Family Association Cook Book can be found in this newsletter.  Help support the HFA by placing your orders today and get some great recipes submitted by members like you.  Nominations for this position are being accepted now.  Please send nominations to  Thanks.
~~~~ Treasurer’s Report ~~~~
The Howard Family Association's Treasurer, Leona L. Gustafson, has resigned and we are in the process of finding a new Treasurer. Leona L. Gustafson has mailed the balance of HFA's checking account to me and I will send it to the new Treasurer when we get one. The balance is
$194.78. We will be reimbursing for postage for the Newsletter hardcopies. Other than a possibility of new membership cards, we see no other expenses coming up at this time. Nominations for this position is being accepted now.  Please send nominations to
Ric Howard, President
~ Howard Family Reunions across the World ~
If you have a Howard Family Reunion to announce, please send to Jen Bailey at or send to 821 47th Street South, Great Falls, MT  59405.
·         All Howards are welcome to the Reunion of the Descendants of William G. Howard.  It will be held on 2 October 1999 at Heber Springs, Arkansas at Dam Site Park, Site #2.  For more information contact:
Willard D. Howard
      10799 Garrison Road
      Durand, Michigan  48429-1832
      or email him at
~ Howard Family Announcements ~
If you have a Howard Family Announcement (Birth, Death, Anniversary, Wedding, Graduation or other) please send to Judy Howard, e-mail her at
à         My wife, Maureen, and I, Ted Howard celebrated our 41st Wedding Anniversary on 12 July 1999.  Submitted by Ted Howard < >
à         Monica Bailey, daughter of Ron and Jen (Howard) Bailey, turned 8 years old on 4 August 1999. 
à         Miranda Bailey, daughter of Ron and Jen (Howard) Bailey, turned 14 years old on 30 August 1999.
~ Down Memory Lane ~
If you have a Howard Family Story or any other interesting items concerning a Howard Family please send to Jen Bailey at
~ Members Share ~
If 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 at
Submitted by Roland “Jack” Howard < > (articles from the “Wilmington Star”)
·         Sept. 28, 1945 – Funeral services will be held today at 5 pm for Mrs. Rachel Howard at the Hampstead Methodist church, with the Rev. J. M. Carroll, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Hampstead Methodist church cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Mallard, L.W. Howard, Roland B. Howard, Bill Mallard, Sid Howard and Woodrow Mallard.  Honorary pallbearers include Harold Howard, Leonard Garrison, J.A. Howard, J.W. Saunders, J.F. Howard, W.R. Smith, D.L. Futch, J.H. Barnhill, J.H. Garrison, H. Hansley, and Hamp Lea.  Surviving are two sons, Bernard and James Howard, Sr.; two daughters, Miss Lillie Howard and Mrs. O.F. Sidbury, all of Hampstead, a brother, Richard Mallard, of Wilmington and 18 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
·         July 18, 1884 – Some of the largest and finest peaches in the State come from the orchard of Mr. L. W. Howard, at Topsail Sound, seventeen miles below this city.  We saw a specimen of them yesterday morning.  He has ten acres in peaches and pays particular attention to fruit culture.
·         May 27, 1897 – VICTIM OF FEVER – Mr. L. W. Howard, of Hampstead, died of Hemorrhagic Fever yesterday morning at 9 o’clock.  Mr. Lewis W. Howard, one of the well known and highly respected citizens of Pender County, died of hemorrhagic fever yesterday morning at 9 o’clock at his residence near Hampstead.  He had been in bad health for two weeks but the disease which resulted in his death did not seize him until Sunday last.  The deceased was between 60 and 65 years of age.  He had many friends and acquaintances in this city, several of whom were classmates of his at the State University, of which institution he was a graduate.  He served with gallantry in the late war and at the close had won the rank of First Lieutenant in the Third North Carolina cavalry.  He was wounded in the battle for Petersburg in Virginia.  In 1883, he married Miss Rachel Mallard, of Hampstead, who with five children, two boys and three girls survives him.  Mr. Howard was one of the most successful fruit growers in this section of the country.  Peaches from his orchard were on sale here in season,  and were always of the very fine grade….(Note: L.W. Howard was born June 1, 1833 in Grovedere/Hampstead [1892])
~ Members Earliest Known Howard Ancestors ~
If you haven’t already sent in your earliest known Howard ancestor, please send information to me, Jen (Howard) Bailey at or send to me via postal mail at 821 47th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405. 
Please use this format:
Name of Earliest Known Howard Ancestor:
Date of Birth/ Birth Place:
Date of Death/Death Place (burial information if known):
Date of Marriage/Marriage Place:
Name of Spouse:
Spouse’s Date of Birth/Birth Place:
Spouse’s date of Death/Death Place (burial information if known):
Comments: (3 to 4 lines please):
>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<
Tudie Howard Alsbury < > [29]
243 Metz Avenue
San Antonio, Texas  78223
My earliest known ancestor is Moses Stokely Howard born 4 May 1827 in South Carolina and died 28 July 1897 in Guadalupe County, Texas married 1 July 1852 in Georgia to Sarah A. or Susan A. Waggoner/Wagner/Waller born 1837 in Georgia.
Comments: Their son was Stokely Moses (Monroe) Howard who married Mary K. (Katherine) Anderson nee Walker - Hickman - Missouri.  Son of Stokely and Mary was Arthur William Howard born 13 December 1886 in Texas and died 12 April 1968 in Livermore, Sacramento, California (Veterans Hospital) married 1 January 1912 in San Antonio, Texas to Florence Pearl Reece (divorced) born 10 March 1894 in San Antonio, Texas and died 14 December 1974 in San Antonio, Texas; their son was Arthur Jack Howard.  Any information regarding my family would be greatly appreciated.
Nikia A. Angel  < > [46]
My earliest known ancestor is Marcus Rector Howard born ca1870 and died ca1925 in Decatur, Arkansas, USA.; married ca1885-1890 to Permita Gilbert born ca1870 and died ca1940 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA..
Comments:  Children:  Ada, Arthur, Elmer, Pat, Ruby, Bess, Fred Vincent, and Roy Eugene.  Fred Vincent born in or near Anderson, Missouri; raised in Decatur, Arkansas, USA..
Donald N. Aspinall < > [143]
106 Warrens Pond Road
Toano, VA  23168
My earliest known ancestor is James Howard born ca1849 in England married to Elizabeth Bradshaw born ca1849 in England.
Comments:  Their son was Horden Howard born 15 August 1874 in Fall River, Massachusetts; married Jessie D. Duncan born in Scotland.  Children of Horden and Jessie (Duncan) Howard were:  (1) Edith M. Howard born 1 June 1899 in Fall River, Massachusetts and died 1925 in Fall River, Massachusetts; (2) Gladys A. Howard born 3 May 1901 in Fall River, Massachusetts and died April 1987 in Massachusetts; (3) Ruth Bradshaw Howard born 22 May 1906 Cranston, Rhode Island and died March 1978 in Rhode Island; (4) James Duncan Howard born 24 July 1911 in Fall River, Massachusetts and died February 1985 in New York; and (5) David S. Howard born 8 December 1916 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Barbara (Howard) Bailey < > [144]
My earliest known ancestor is John Howard (Heyward) born ca1615 England? And died ca1661 in York County, Virginia, USA.; married Margaret Clarke. 
I descend in this order from John and Margaret; William Howard and Mary Groves, William Howard II and Elizabeth?, Groves Howard and Hannah Allen, Barnett Howard and Jane Hunt, Thomas Anderson Howard and Susan Powell, Winfield Scott Howard and Effie Clinton Gardner, Frank Gardner Howard and Elsie Hazelwood, Wess Scott Howard and Ann Lou McWherter, then me, Barbara Howard and Clarence Frederick Bailey.
Comments: My Howards settled in Weakley County, Tennessee, USA. and have been there since my Great Grandfather Winfield Scott Howard.
Jennifer (Howard) Bailey  < > [5]
821 47th Street South                                  
Great Falls, MT  59405
Jen’s Corner:
My earliest known ancestor is Joseph Howard, Sr. born ca1771 in New Jersey, USA. and died 12 Sep 1852 in Chester, Morrow County, Ohio, USA.; married 21 Nov 1796 in Pennsylvania, USA.?? to Mary Bowers born ca1776 in  Pennsylvania, USA. or New Jersey, USA. and died 11 Mar 1858 in Chester, Morrow County, Ohio, USA..
Comments: They had 16 children with only 11 living to adulthood:  4 children unknown died young; Martha (1797-1881); James (1799-1841); Susannah (1801-1823); Elias (1803-1882); Jesse (1806-1869); Abraham (1808-1811); Jeremiah (1812-1852); Joseph, Jr (1814-1895); John W. (1817-1898); Henry (1819-1906); William (1822-1878); and Calvin (1824-1905).
Earl Baise < > [108]
1802 S. Mebane Street
Burlington, NC  27215
My earliest known ancestor is John C. Howard born 6 Sept 1791 possibly Virginia, USA. and died before 1870; married 6 April 1815 to Judith Mosby born 27 Dec 1796 possibly Virginia, USA. and died after 1870.
Comments:  They were living in the Caswell County, North Carolina, USA. area at the time of their death.
Fred Bice  < > [95]
My earliest known ancestor is Rezin R. Howard born 1735 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. and died 1835 in Hampshire County, Virginia, USA.; married Esther Ashbrook (widow) born ca1740 in Ireland and died 1810, Hampshire County, Virginia, USA.
Comments: They had at least two children, Samuel born 1770 and John born 1775.
Susan Howard Blevins < > [26]
19 Forest Knoll Drive
Weaverville, NC 28787
My earliest known ancestor is Minson Brough Howard born 15 January 1764 and died 20 December 1829 in Sampson County, North Carolina; married (1) ca1788 probably in Sampson County, North Carolina to Ann Williams, daughter of John “She” Williams and Katherine “Kate” Carouth; married ca1797 to Dorcas White.
Comments: Minson's father is believed to be Thomas Howard. As there were several Thomas Howards in NC at that time, it is yet to be determined which one is the father of Minson. It is also suspected that Brough is a family name, most likely on his mother's side. I have found info that suggests that a daughter of Coleman Brough (of Virginia) married Thomas Howard, though those dates do not coincide with MInson's father Thomas Howard. I am wondering if perhaps my Thomas was the son of Thomas Howard Sr and Unknown Brough.
Marilyn L. Boyle < > [99]
My earliest known ancestor is Robert Howard born ca1547; married 31 March 1573 in St. Vigor, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, England to Joan Riggingale.
Tom Burch < > [53]
3320 River Estaes Drive
Wimauma, FL  33598
My earliest known ancestor is Matthew Howard, Sr. Born ca1609 in England and died after 1652 in Norfolk, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, USA.; married ca1629 to Anne Hall died ca1659 in Norfolk, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, USA..
Comments:  Descended through Samuel, Phillip Sr., Phillip Jr., John Sr., and John Jr.  I live near Tampa, Florida.
Barbra Chambers < > [122]
My earliest known ancestor is John Baker Howard born ca1786 in Baltimore County, Maryland vicinity and died 10 September 1852 in Mercer County, Missouri (buried at Groff Cemetery, Mercer County, Missouri); married (1) on 23 November 1807 (bond) in Bedford County, Virginia to Mary Semones born ca1790 in Bedford County, Virginia and died mid or late 1830's somewhere in Illinois when family was emigrating from Indiana to Missouri. John married (2) on 3 January 1841 in Grundy County, Missouri to Rebecca Williams born 1815 in Kentucky.
Comments: John Baker and Mary Howard had 8 children: John S., Martin, Nancy, Angeline, William, Josiah, Margaret, and Rebecca. John Baker and  Rebecca Williams had 6 children:
Harriet, George B., Elizabeth, Louisa, Mary Ann, and John B.

Glenn Daniel < > [49]
ancestors of Glenn L. Daniel:
My earliest known ancestor is Thomas Howard born 1720 in North Carolina, USA.; married Letty Durham, Full Blood Cherokee.
Michelle Vasser Davis < > [94]
2432 Somerset Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
My earliest known ancestor is John Howard, Duke of Norfolk born ca1400-1450 in England and died 1485 in England; married in England to Catherine Moleyns.
Comments:  This line actually goes back 8 more generations to Hereward, a Saxon who was alive during the reign of King Edgar from 957 to 973. American immigrant was Matthew Howard, who settled in Virginia prior to 1623.

Harry Dell of Boerne, Texas < > [48]
My earliest known ancestor is John B. Howard born 26 Mar 1784 in New Jersey, USA. and died 5 Aug 1856 in Toulon Township, Stark County, Illinois, USA.; married ca1813 maybe in Montgomery County, Virginia, USA. to Deborah ?? born 14 Nov 1795 in Virginia, USA. and died 2 Feb 1876 in Chariton County, Missouri, USA..
Erika Howard Dolmans < Erika > [106]
My earliest known ancestor is Eratus Hayden Howard born 1788/9 probably U.S (twin brother of Eratus, Edwin Howard) immigrated to Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario in the 1790's. Eratus married 1811 to Catharine Demorest born 20 November 1794 in Demorestville, Ontario and died 27 November 1883 in Wellington, Ontario (daughter of Guilliame Demorest who founded Demorestville, Ontario. And drowned 14 December 1832 in the Mill Pond, Demorestville.)
Comments:  Their children were:  Jane, Nathan Hayden, Theresa Emily, Caroline M., Elizabeth, Eratus Guilliame, Guilliame, Thomas James and Eratus Seth.

Sharon Estrada < > [56]
My earliest known ancestor is Elender Howard ( Nellie ) born 15 Oct 1825 in South Carolina and died 25 Sep 1858 in Lawrence County, Tennessee; married 14 Feb 1843 to Levi Danner Williams born 31 Dec 1822 in South Carolina and died 11 Sep 1876 in Belknap, Johnson County, Illinois.
Comments: Elender Howard’s father was Thomas Howard from South Carolina and her mother was Ursula Bullington.  Would love to be put in touch with a research of this family.

Evelyn (Howard) Ferguson  < > [32]
My earliest known ancestor is Thomas Howard born ca 4 Mar 1791 ? Massachusetts, USA. and died 25 Dec 1852 in Winterset County, Iowa, USA.; married in Chatauqua County, New York, USA. to Philinda Melissa Morgan born 17 June 1811 and died 22 Oct 1871 in Winterset County, Iowa, USA..
Comments:  Thomas and Phlinda farmed in Chatauqua County, New York, USA. where all of their children were born. They then moved to Illinois and then landed in Winterset County, Iowa, USA..
Sandra “Sandy” Fischer < > [140]
My earliest known ancestor is Daniel Thomas Howard born 4 October 1879 in Boone County, Arkansas and died 29 January 1944 in Phoenix, Arizona (buried in Double Buttes Cemetery, Tempe, Arizona); married Olga Helena Barnes born 9 February 1886 in Mena, Sevier County, Arkansas and died 28 July 1948 in Boyle, Mississippi (buried in Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Mississippi).
Comments: Mr. and Mrs. Howard had a total of fifteen (15) children, the second to youngest of which was my mother, Juanita Pauline Howard born 23 August 1923 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and died 29 September 1973 in Tempe, Arizona.

Linda Howard Fisher < > [64]
My earliest known ancestor is Angus McDonald Howard born 12 Nov 1820 in North Carolina, USA. and died 20 Nov 1897 in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA. (buried at Jennings Chapel Methodist Cemetery); married Nancy Ann Lee born 15 July 1840 and died 20 Sept 1885.
Nancy Howard Ford < > [17]
1736 Oak Haven Drive, SW
Marietta, GA 30008-4340
My earliest known ancestor is Angus McDonald Howard born 12 Nov 1820 in Sampson County, North Carolina, USA. and died 20 Nov 1897 (buried in Northport, Alabama, USA.); no marriage date but a son was born Nov 1820 so it was before that, I’m not sure if he was the first son but I believe he was.  He married Nancy Ann Lee born 15 Jul 1840 and died 20 Sept 1885 (buried in Northport, Alabama, USA.)
Comments:  Family legend has it that Nancy Ann Lee is somehow related to Robert E. Lee of Civil war fame. We're trying to corroborate that legend now. I know very little about the Howard line here. Angus' father was James Howard but we know virtually nothing about him. I'd love to find out more information on him.
Cynthia Frankenfield < > [18]
The name of my earliest known ancestor is John Heyward born ca1577-1580 in Newark , Nottinghamshire, England; married 1650 in Virginia to Margaret Clarke.
Bambi Sinclair Ganim < > [154]
My earliest known ancestor is Andrew Howard born ca 1781; married Sarah Metcalf born ca1782 in North Carolina.
Leona L. Gustafson < > [3]
Gustafson-Wichmann Home Page:
My earliest known ancestor is Abel Howard born 11 March 1770 in New York, USA. and died 22 Nov 1844 in Greenwich, Washington County, New York, USA.; married in New York, USA. to Hepsabeth Curtis born ca1773 in New York and died between 1851-1855 in Greenwich, Washington County, New York, USA..
Comments:  For three and four generations many people have tried to find the ancestors of
these two people. I have more than 2,000 of their descendants in my database and will gladly share.
Jean Z. Heacock < > [153]
My earliest known ancestor is Thomas Howard born in England possibly Maidstone and died 15 April 1686 in Ipswich, Massachusetts (Stone in Main Street Cemetery, Ipswich).
Comments:  Thomas Howard came to Sandwich, Massachusetts on the Hercules with five children, March 1634.  He was a tailor.  Some sources say he came from Aylesford, Kent County.  His children:  John died September 1694 in Rowley, Massachusetts; Thomas; Elizabeth; Susan; Martha; William born 1625 in Ipswich, Massachusetts; and Hannah. I would be interested to hear from anyone who can take this family back to England.

Bob and Beth Howard < > [78]
The Turner & Howard Family Home Page Line:
My earliest known ancestor is James Howard died caMay 1750--will dated 7 May 1750, in Richmond County, Virginia; married ca1730 to Mary Spurlock died in Richmond County, Virginia.
Comments:  Their children: William (1730), Thomas (1731), Travers (1733), Nanny (1735), Sarah (1736), Spencer (1739), Patty (1741), James (1743)
Charles J. Howard  < > [62]
My earliest known ancestor is Henry Heyward of Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England; married  22 April 1594 to Kathryne Clough and had sons, John and Henry.
Comments:   The name changed to Howard around 1750 and there is a clear line straight back to today.  They were weavers and grocers
Darlene Howard < > [147]
6692 Rt. 16 South
Franklinville, NY  14737
My earliest known ancestor is David John Micaah Howard born 1760 in England and died 1837 somewhere near Smethport, Pennsylvania; buried in Smethport, Pennsylvania.
Comments:  He had a son, David John Howard, who also had a son David John, Jr.  Down the line was Edwin Howard born in Bells Run, PA in 1871.  He married a Mainnie Cornelius and they had 10 children.  Edwin died in 1952 and is buried at Bells Run, PA.
David Howard   < > [80]
205 Heritage Circle East
LaVergne, TN 37086-2671
My earliest known ancestor is Thomas Howard born ca1720 in ?Virginia, USA. and died after 1783 in either Virginia, Georgia or Kentucky, USA.; married in ?Virginia or Georgia, USA. to Letty or Lettie Durham born 1710-1740 and died after 1783.
Comments: Desperately looking for any information on Thomas and Letty's ancestors.
David Burton Howard < > [139]
6905 E. 62nd Place
Tulsa, OK  74133-4044
My earliest known ancestor is Oscar T. Howard born ca1844 in Mississippi; married 29 Sept 1864 to Araminta M. Scott born ca1844 in Mississippi.
Comments: According to the 1880 census, Oscar’s father and mother were both born in South Carolina.  According to the 1880 census, Araminta’s father was born in Mississippi and her mother was born in Kentucky. They farmed and lived in Copiah County near Hermanville, which is east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. The 1880 census lists nine children: Clarence-14, Manitti-12, Jasper-10, Ora-9, Mary-7, Maud-7, Oscar Carl-5 (my grandfather), William-2, and Eva-1.
Edward F. Howard < > [128]
25 Ridge Avenue
North Bend, OH  45052
My earliest known ancestor is Charles Henry Howard born 16 November 1804 in England (we think) and died 23 January 1885 married Sarah ?? born 14 February 1809 and died 2 October 1882.
Comments: We have oral information that he was a carpenter and owned several houses on Wesley (Westley?) Street off Court Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. His son Charles Abner Howard is said to have been born in Nantucket, Rhode Island(!!) in 1826.
Ernest K. Howard < > [57]
My earliest known ancestor is Marcus Jay Howard born ca1810 in Salisbury, Vermont; married between 1840-1844 to Jane Kelso born ca1814 in Magheragall, Antrim County, Ireland and died 16 January 1897 in San Francisco, California
Comments: Believe Marcus was Bushrod Brush Howard's brother, son of Ellory Howard. Can't prove. Marcus left home in California for gold mines and was never heard from again.
Floyd Howard < > [112]
My earliest known ancestor is William Franklin Howard born 4 February 1884 in Tomah, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA. and died 29 May 1959 in Delhi, Delaware County, New York, USA.. (Oldest son of Franklin and Anna Almina Shaw Howard); married 6 February 1905 to Jessie Belle Harder born 4 June 1884 and died 4 June 1941.
Comments: Will was a carpenter of very excellent talents. He lived in Delhi, Bloomville, Honest Brooke and Hobart, New York, USA.. We do know the names of his Father, Grand father Great & great Grandfathers just don't have all of the dates.  They Five children:  Clara Elizabeth; Anna Gertrude; Janet; Walter Franklin and Wesley Monroe, my father.
George Howard < > [23]
My earliest known ancestor is William Howard born ca1773 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died 8 February 1816 in Coffee County, Tennessee; married 11 September 1794 in Surry County, North Carolina to Mary Douthit born ca1742 and died ca1794.
Graham Finton Howard < > [150]
My earliest known ancestor is George Finton Howard born ca1890 South Africa.
James Howard  < > [68]
My earliest known ancestor is Joseph Howard, Sr. born ca1771 in New Jersey, USA. and died 12 Sep 1852 in Chester, Morrow County, Ohio, USA.; married 21 Nov 1796 in Pennsylvania, USA.?? to Mary Bowers born ca1776 in  Pennsylvania, USA. or New Jersey, USA. and died 11 Mar 1858 in Chester, Morrow County, Ohio, USA.. 
Comments: They had 16 children with only 11 living to adulthood:  4 children unknown died young; Martha (1797-1881); James (1799-1841); Susannah (1801-1823); Elias (1803-1882); Jesse (1806-1869); Abraham (1808-1811); Jeremiah (1812-1852); Joseph, Jr (1814-1895); John W. (1817-1898); Henry (1819-1906); William (1822-1878); and Calvin (1824-1905).
James Middleton Howard < > [96]
5442 East Holmes Street
Tucson, Arizona  85711
My earliest known ancestor is Reason Howard born ca1763, of Washington and Larue Counties, Kentucky, USA.; married 30 August 1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky, USA. to Elizabeth Brashears born ca1768 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA..
Comments: I believe, based on family lore, that my Reason Howard was born in Virginia, USA.. I also believe that he had a prior marriage to Elizabeth Ray. I have no proof of either of these facts. NEED HELP!
Jim Howard < > [109]
2005 Spring Mills Rd.
Mesquite, TX  75181
My earliest known ancestor is Crowson Howard born 16 December 1929 in Ringling, Oklahoma, USA; married 1 March 1958 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA to Sarah Carlene Rowell born 8 December 1934 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA.
Jim and Sarah Howard < > [69]
1442 Wetzel Road
Woodstock, VA  22664
My earliest known ancestor is James Gordon Llewellyn Howard born 2 Sept 1883 in Fayette County, Kentucky, USA. and died 8 Feb 1945 Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.; married first ca1919-1921 to Unknown; married second 22 June 1925 in Dallas, Texas, USA to Dorothy Gray Mills born 8 July 1902 in Point, Texas, USA and died 23 March 1996 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Comments:  James was older than his three siblings Rex, George, and Genevieve Josephine.  His middle names Gordon and Llewellyn represent his mother’s and grandmother’s lines.  His ancestors all came from Breathitt County, Kentucky, USA.

John Howard < > [75]
102 Yellowood Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71291
My earliest known ancestor is William Hardy “Jim” Howard born 1828 in Alabama, USA believed to be in Montgomery County and died 11 Feb 1880 in Spearville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA; married 20 Oct 1858 in Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA to Nancy Jane Gulley Howard born 22 Oct 1842 in Conecuh County, Alabama, USA and died ca1904-1909 in rocky Branch, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA.
Comments:  "Jim" came to Union Parish, La. between 1845 and 1850. His brother, John
followed him there in 1858-9. Do you know who their parents were?
Judy Howard in MN < > [12]
My earliest known ancestor was Nathaniel Howard arrived in the colonies ca1632, married "Goody Mary" and lived in the Charlestown/Chelmsford area. His son Nathaniel Howard born 9 Nov 1641 and died 21 Jan 1701(10) in Massachusetts, USA; married first 2 July 1666 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA to Sarah Willard born 27 Jun 1653 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA and died 22 Jan 1676 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA; married second 1 July 1678 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA to Sarah Parker born 14 April 1653 and died 26 Sept 1739.
Karen Howard  < > [35]
My earliest known ancestor is Hiram HOWARD (may have been born HAYWARD) born 1795 in Vermont, USA?? and died after 1850 and before 1873 in Massachusetts, USA??; married 4 May 1818 in Jamaica, Vermont, USA to Sally (Sarah) BROWN/E born 5 December 1797 in Vermont, USA and died 19 May 1873 in Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA.
Comments:  Sally (Sarah) Brown/e was the daughter of James and Katherine Brown/e.  Hiram and family left Vermont, USA 1840-45 and removed to Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Larry Howard < > [13]
My earliest known ancestor is Samuel Howard born 1770 and died 1862 (buried in Montpelier, Indiana); married Mary Biggens.
Comments:  He was one of the patriarchs of the Cameron West Virginia Howards.
Leonard Rice Howard < > [151]
98-1128 Malualua Street
Aiea, HI  96701
The Loyalist Howard’s of Ontario:
My earliest known ancestor is Edward Howard born ca1628 in Eastwick, Great Bookham, Surrey, England (baptized 28 October 1628 in Reigate, Surry, England) and died after June 1662 in Boston, Massachusetts; married 7 June 1661 in Boston, Massachusetts to Esther/Hannah Hawkins.
Comments:  If we make the assumption that Edward came to the colonies under an assumed name to save his neck in the English Civil War in 1641-42, I hook into a long line of Howards that go back to John Howard born somewhere around 1250.  He was the father of Sir William Howard, Justice of Common Pleas. (Edward - Matthew Sr. - William + Mary Tallman - Ens. Matthew UEL to Canada.  My goal is to trace all descendents of Ens. Matthew.
Linda Howard < > [149]
My earliest known ancestor is Bartholomew Howard born in Cateret County, North Carolina; married 16 August 1767 to Ruth Stanton.
Comments:  Son, Horton Howard, Quaker family, moved to Ohio - early 1800's

Michelle Howard < > [6]
125 James Madison Drive, Lot #2
Huntsville, AL  35824
My earliest known ancestor is George Lewis Howard born 21 Sept 1820 in Virginia, USA and died 18 Dec 1880 in Virginia, USA; married in Virginia to Mary (Polly) Ann Bowyer, daughter of Jacob Bowyer  and Mary Reid.
Paul Howard < > [142]
My earliest known ancestor is George William Howard born 1857 in England (probably London); married 9 March 1874 at St. Anne’s Church in Paddington to Lydia (nee Edwards).
Comments:  George William Howard was the son of Henry Howard, no details known.  At the time of George’s marriage he was an Omnibus Conductor.  Their son, George Robert Howard was born on 24 June 1881 in Everton, England.
Paul Howard in Eugene, OR < > [51]
My earliest known ancestor is James Howard born possibly Wilkes County, Georgia, USA and died 1790/1792 Madison County, Kentucky, USA; married 23 August 1780 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA to Hannah Jeff ers/Geffers died 1837 Kentucky, USA.
Comments: James Howard's father's name was Ignatius Howard. This might be the Ignatius Howard, born ca1725 in St Marys City, St. Marys County, Maryland, USA; died 1774 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA. who married Sarah Sims ca1745 in Greenbrier County, Virginia, USA. Am seeking proof or contradiction of this.
Percy J. Howard < > [43]
P. O. Box 187
Daphne, AL  36526
My earliest known ancestor is James Howard born ca1796 in Milledgeville, Georgia; lived and died (1863) in Conecuh and Covington Counties, Alabama; married (1) in Georgia to Sarah Stephens born ca1798? in Georgia and died ca1848 in Conecuh County, Alabama; married (2) ca1849 in Conecuh County, Alabama to Gingy Anne Inzer died 1906 in Conecuh County
Comments: (My GGF-4 generations-202 years!)
Ramonyca Howard  < > [14]
My earliest known ancestor is John Hayward / Howard born ca1787 in Brimfield, Massachusetts and died 6 May 1813 in Dover, Vermont; married 20 November 1793 in Brimfield, Massachusetts to Eunice Hitchcock born 29 June 1772 and died 26 April 1860 in Dover, Vermont.
Ric Howard < > [1]
10857 Amherst Ave. #302
Wheaton, MD 20902-4348
Ric Howard’s Home Page:
My earliest known ancestor is George Lewis Howard born 21 Sept 1820 in Virginia and died 18 Dec 1880 in Virginia; married in Virginia to Mary (Polly) Ann Bowyer, daughter of Jacob Bowyer  and Mary Reid.
Richard D. Howard  < > [7]
587 New Virginia Rd.
Oxford, NY 13830-3123
The Family of Rich and Jeannie Howard:
My earliest known ancestor is Thomas Howard born ca1773 in Connecticut and died 10 April 1835 in Cairo, New York; married Mehitable Betts born ca1767 in Connecticut and died 6 Nov 1860. 
Robert “Bob” Howard < > [125]
219 Lane Street
North Judson, Indiana  46366
My earliest known ancestor is William Howard born 1783 in Russell County, Virginia and died 6 March 1868 in Breathitt County, Kentucky; married in Breathitt County, Kentucky to Mary Salyer born 1787 in Russell County, Virginia and died 3 November 1867 in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Comments:  Mary Salyer was the sister of William H. Salyer, who was the father of Samual Salyer “The Legislaror” the man for whom Salyersville, Kentucky was named.
Robert H. “Bob” Howard < > [63]
My earliest known ancestor is Simon Howard born 1790-1794 in Effingham, Liberty/McIntosh County, Georgia, USA. and died by 1850 in Ware County, Georgia, USA.; married before 1810 in McIntosh County, Georgia, USA. to Harriet ? born in Liberty/McIntosh County, Georgia, USA..
Comments:  I have additional information to include Simon's brother Henry as well as their ancestors down to the present date.
Roland J. Howard < > [132]
147 Factory Road
Hampstead, NC  28443
My earliest known ancestor is James Howard born 1610 in England and died ca1680 in
Nansemond County, Virginia. James (Eldest Son) married Sarah Titus, daughter of Thomas, on ship too.  Father came, I suspect wife was dead in England and didn't remarry. Children: James and Sarah both were on HMS Adventurer, others came later.
Comments: My HMS Adventurer,1656 left around London, England, to Port Tobacco, Virginia, thru Nansemond County, Virginia - Around Suffolk, Virginia today) James was sponsored by a James Stickley of around Nansemond County, Virginia.
1. James
2. Edward - later came
3. Stephen -later came
4. Joseph -later came
5. John - later came
The four came together and James was on ship, as was his future wife Sarah Titus, and father Thomas.
Ronald L. Howard  < > [31]
My earliest known ancestor is Henry Howard born 1759 and died 1804; married 1779 to Drusilla born 1762 and died 4 Mar 1820 in Scioto County, Ohio.
Sandra Howard < > [71]
105 Skyline Dr,
Richland, WA 99352
My earliest known ancestor is Henry Clay Howard born ca1847 in Illinois and died 1913 Hulbert, Oklahoma; married ca1869 to Amanda Elizabeth Martin born 1849 in Arkansas and died 1925 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Steven Howard < > [55]
My earliest known ancestor is Thomas Edward Howard born 1835 in Thorpe, Surrey, England and died 15 Mar 1891 in Hackney, London, England; married 23 Apr 1867 in Sth Kensington, London, England to Amelia Mitcham born ca1836 in Haines, Middlesex, England.
Comments: Enlisted at 20 years of age in the 17th Lancers for 12 years. Served 7 yrs 8 months overseas and was involved in the Indian Mutiny. After discharge from the army he joined the London Metropolitan Police J Division (PC 48186) on 11 March 1867. Retired aged 64 years on 25 May1889 on medical grounds. Marriage certificate lists father's name as William Howard, Labourer.
Theodore E. “Ted” Howard < > [135]
24 Coles Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ  08002
My earliest known ancestor is John Philip Thomas Howard born 23 January 1873 in Woodhaven, Long Island, New York and died 26 January 1928 in Inwood, Long Island, New York (buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, Queens, New York); married 1900 in Woodhaven, Long Island, New York to Mary Lillian Hendrickson born 31 December 1877 in Woodhaven, Long Island, New York and died 4 January 1943 in Inwood, Long Island, New York (buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, Queens, New York).
Comments:  My Problem is John's Father and Mother. His name was Philip R. Howard of
Woodhaven, Long Island, New York and his mother was Georgena Mary Camden. That's
all I have been able to find so far.

Arleen Huesman < > [47]
4008 Ft. Bridgman Rd.
P.O. Box 37
Vernon, VT 05354-0037
 My earliest known ancestor is John Taylor Gilman Howard born ca1800 possibly in Chester/Andover, Vermont and died after 1870 possibly in Bridgewater, Vermont; married (1st) 6 August 1821 in Chester, Vermont to Arrilucia Chandler born 4 August 1797 in Andover, Vermont and died September 1837 in Dorset, Vermont, married (2nd) between 1837-1841 in Bennington County, Vermont to Lucinda (or Lucretia) Hall died before 1870.
Comments:  I am researching the William Hayward/Margery Knight family. I believe that this John Howard is a part of James Hayward/Lois Parmenter's family that removed to the Chester/Andover, Windsor County, Vermont area but have yet to prove it.

Laurie Jenkins  < > [79]
302 East First
St. John, KS  67576-2218
My earliest known ancestor is Almira Howard born 8 Oct 1809 in Rome, New York and died 14 June 1848 in Dundee, Illinois; married 2 Feb 1831 in Rome, New York to Richard Sears born 21 Aug 1801 in Rome, New York and died 27 Jan 1852 in Dundee, Illinois.
Comments: They had 7 children. My line is their second child, Mary Catherine born 25 July 1834, who married Seth Barton Robert Tubbs. I'm desperately looking for more information on my Howard ancestors!!

Pam Johnson  < > [40]
P. O. Box 616
Anderson, TX 77830
Pam Johnson’s Family Home Page:
I am researching 3 different Howard lines……
My first earliest known ancestor is James Phillip Howard born 1861-1871 in Tennessee possibly Memphis area and died ca1921 in either Sabine, San Augustine or Shelby Counties, Texas; married (1) in San Augustine County, Texas to Laura Galliger died 1888-96 possibly in Red River County, Texas, married (2)  on 7 April 1896 in San Augustine County, Texas to Elyza Catherine Sanders born ca1878 possibly in San Augustine County, Texas and died ca1926 possibly in San Augustine County, Texas.
My second earliest known ancestor is Cora Ann Howard born 1834 possibly in South Carolina and died 1920 in Coweta County, Georgia; married Alex Kell(e)y born ca1826 in South Carolina
Comments:  Cora may have be Indian, or part Indian, as she had the coloring, dark hair & eyes of an Indian.
My third earliest known ancestor is Polly Howard died 9 Dec 1825 in Monroe County, Georgia; married before 1808 to James Perdue born 27 April 1783 in Maryland and died 13 Dec 1862 in Monroe County, Georgia.
Comments: Polly was a widow when she married James PERDUE, so HOWARD could have  been her married name before.
Sharon (Howard) Johnson < > [137]
8631 E. Appomattox Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
My earliest known ancestor is Charles Milton Howard born 3 September 1803 in Montgomery County, Kentucky and died 12 December 1882 in Black Oak, Mahaska County, Iowa (buried in the nearby Howard Family Cemetery); married 1828 in Kentucky to Malinda Burk born 2 May 1810 in Virginia and died 1 June 1888 in Black Oak, Mahaska County, Iowa (buried in the nearby Howard Family Cemetery).
Comments: Their first 11 children were born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, the last 2 in Black Oak, Mahaska County, Iowa. They are in order: Clarinda, George Washington, Polly Ann, Emerine, Peter Burk, W.F., Charles (Milt), Andrew Jackson, Malinda Jane, Tilden Arnold, Thomas Jeff erson, Martha Louisa, and John Wesley.
Ed Kohinke < > [111]
6913 Bradshaw Rd.
Salem, VA  24153-2231
My earliest known ancestor is Glenn Westphal Howard born 21 June 1897 in Nekoosa, Wood County, Wisconsin (son of Franklin William Howard and Anna Almina Shaw) and died 6 July 1969 in Oneonta, Otsego County, New York (buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York; married 28 November 1920 in Stamford, Delaware County, New York to Mary Elizabeth Miller, (she is still alive in Tulsa, Oklahoma and will be 97 in July).
Comments: Glenn served as a private in the Army during WWI. He joined 31 December 1916, and served as a cook and company bugler in Cook Company E, 34th Infantry Division, in the Metz Sector in France. He was gassed, and was discharged with a 30% disability on 20 September 1919. While it isn't obvious from all the places mentioned so far, he was descended from a long line of Howards from Greene County, New York. For most of the rest of his adult life he worked at a feed milling company.
Bill LaBach < > [45]
William A. LaBach - Early Kentucky Ancestors:
My earliest known ancestor is Matthew Howard born ca1609 in England and died September 1659 in Maryland; married Anne Hall.
Comments: According to Harry Wright Newman in "To Maryland from Overseas" my immigrant ancestor, Matthew Howard, was the son of Phillip Howard and Joan Marriott. According to the same writer in "Ann Arundel Gentry" he was the son of Sir Thomas Howard-Arundel and Ann Phillipson. I don't have either of these books and don't know what to make of it.
Donna R Lingren < > [54]
1380 El Camino Real #18
Millbrae, Ca 94030
My earliest known ancestor is Nancy Howard born 1792 in Floyd County, Virginia and died 26 Dec 1862 in Floyd County, Virginia (buried at Pince Creek Cemetery); married 7 Nov 1815 to Isaac Moore born 10 Aug 1789 in Floyd County, Virginia and died 1 May 1875 in Floyd County, Virginia (buried at Pince Creek Cemetery)
Comments:  Parents of Nancy Howard: Peter Howard and Sarah Strickland.  Known brothers of Nancy Howard: Major Howard and Ira Howard Nancy Howard and Issac Moore were the parents of Peter Strickland Moore
Robin Howard Lowery  < > [52]
My earliest known ancestor is Angus McDonald Howard born 12 Nov 1820 in North Carolina and died 20 Nov 1897 in Northport, Alabama; married Nancy Ann Lee born 15 July 1840 and died 20 Sept 1885 in Northport, Alabama.
Paula Matheson < > OR < > [115]
My earliest known ancestor is John (Heyward) Howard who died 1660/1 in York County, Virginia; married to Margaret Clarke.
Comments:  He owned land at Rich Necke and was in the House of Burgesses several different years. Their children were Henry, William and Ellinor.
Sharon McKee < > [152]
1209 Cherrystone Ave.
Richmond, VA  23228
My earliest known ancestor is Jackie Howard married Mary Ann Rizener.
Comments:  All of Kentucky.
Patricia Mello < > [38]
5814 North 15th Road
Arlington, VA 22205
My earliest known ancestor is Beale Howard born 1760 in Virginia or Maryland and died 11 November 1820 in Alexandria, Virginia; married ca1798 probably in Alexandria/Fairfax, Virginia to Ann Richards born ca1780 Virginia and died 1824 in Alexandria/Fairfax, Virginia.
Comments: Beale had a brother Samuel living in Fairfax County, Virginia but I have no information on him other than two known children.
Susie Mosholder < > [131]
My earliest known ancestor is Rezin R. Howard born 7 April 1731 in Maryland and died in 1831; married Esther Hamilton sometime before 1770 in Hampshire County, West Virginia. I am a descendant through his son, Samuel born ca1770 ). Rezin also had another son, John born ca1774.
Pat Muniz < > [148]
770 Lakewood Drive
Sunnyvale, California  94089
Pat (Bradshaw) Muniz’s Family Home Page:
My earliest known ancestor is Elizabeth Howard born ca1840 in Scioto County, Ohio and William G. Howard born ca1830, maybe was from England, and settled in Virginia.
Kathy Howard Oathout  < > [59]
The Oathout Genealogy:
My earliest known ancestor is Frank (possibly Francis Townsend Brewster) Howard born in England; and died between Oct 1895 and June 1900 probably in New York City or Brooklyn, New York; married Mary Ann Peace born 11 May 1858 in England and died 28 March 1914 in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Mollie Patterson < > [120]
1114 E. Harrison
Tacoma WA. 98404
My earliest known ancestor is my 4th great grandfather Henry Howard born1759? and died 1804? Ross County, Ohio married to Drusilla (I do not have her last name). Their son, Amos Howard born 1790-1800 and died 1844 Vermillion County, Illinois; married 1811in Ross County, Ohio to Lydia Guthery. Their daughter, Katherine Howard (my 2nd great grandmother) born 1818 in Pennsylvania and died ?; married 1837 to John Hilleary born1817 Danville, Illinois and died 1892 in Olney, Oregon. Katherine & John came out west on the Oregon trail in 1852 along with Katherine’s brother, William Henry Howard born 1812-1815 Bear Creek, Morgan Township, Scioto, Ohio and died 1888 Monroe, Oregon; married 1833 to Jane Osborn born 1814 Lewis County, Kentucky and died 1851 Stockport, Van Buren County, Iowa. Before heading out west William Howard married a second time to Essophena Boley.
Comments:  I am searching for parents of Henry and Druscilla'a last name. I will share what information I have.
Jeanette Howard Phelps < > [124]
P.O. Box 551
Tualatin, OR  97062
My earliest known ancestor is Henry James Howard born 16 March 1863 in Brush Creek (now Arlington), Fayette County, Iowa and died 6 March 1947 in Moline, Illinois; married (1) 2 April 1889 in Port Byron, Rock Island County, Illinois to Margaret Jane Guinn born 15 March 1870 in Coe Township, Rock Island County, Illinois and died 27 June 1935 in Cordova, Illinois. They had eight children.  Henry married (2) 15 November 1936 to Belle Michaels, no other information on her.
Comments:  These facts are taken from photocopies of newspaper obits.

Dana Rambler   < > [65]
4 Little Fox Court
Greer, SC 29650
My earliest known ancestor is Annie Mae Howard born 2 Dec 1885 in Alabama?? and died 10 May 1929 in Enterprise, Alabama (buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery); married James Edward Marsh.
Comments: They had eight children: Homer Marsh born 1901,  James Marsh born 1903, Porter Marsh born 1904, Hampton Marsh born 1910, Hubert Edward Marsh (my grandfather) born 25 February 1910 and died 26 July 1997, Letha May Marsh born ??, Mercer and Wilson Marsh (twins) born June 1914.
Mary Rosier < > or < > [21]
Rt. 1, Box 399-A
Hope Hull, AL 36043
My earliest known ancestor is John Howard born 1724 in Maryland, USA and died 1799 in Richmond County, Georgia, USA; married Mary Hughes.
Comments: I have traced the Howard family back much further but have not been able to prove. I believe John was the son of Benjamin Howard born 1696 who married Catherine Buck. If I can prove this, I have other info that leads back to Lord John Howard born 1485 who married  Catherine born 1465.

Dwight J. Smith  < > [28]
My earliest known ancestor is William Hayward born 1585 in England possibly Belton.  Family settled in Mendon, Massachusetts.
Comments:  Last Howard name line, Lydia, married to Elijah Warfield.
Patricia M. (Howard) Smith [113]
7501 S. Pattie
Haysville, KS  67060
My earliest known ancestor is George W. Howard born 23 April 1791 in Maryland and died 29 June 1842 in Clark County, Indiana (buried at Union Cemetery); married 20 March 1819 in Jeff erson County, Kentucky to Catharine Hoke born 16 November 1788 in Pennsylvania and died 1 December 1856 in Clark County, Indiana (buried at Union Cemetery).
Comments:  George may have been married around 1814-15 to Caladsa/Claraise Hoke before married to Catharine.  He had eleven children.
Marguerite Prince Songy < > [2]
My earliest known ancestor is James Howard I born 1662 in York County, Virginia and died after 1729 in Bertie County, North Carolina; married Sarah Titus born before 1691 in Virginia.  Their children were Edward, Samuel, John, Solomon, Sarah and James II.
Comments:  Have hearsay knowledge of parents of James, but no evidence to prove it. Any
assistance from cousins would be greatly appreciated.

A. E. Stitt < > [36]
509 Hanover Drive
Allen, TX 75002-4028
My earliest known ancestor is Unknown Howard.  His children were [1] Dee Howard married to Nancy Jane Blair; [2] Dave Howard born 1869 married Mary Higdon born 1859; [3] Benjamin Howard born 1868 married Cellie ?? born 1872; and [4]Thomas Howard born 1865 married Mary ?? born 1870. 
Comments: Dee and Nancy had a son Benjamin married to Tinny Logsdon.  Benjamin and Tinny had a son Walter born 14 October 1895 and died 25 February 1965 married to Louvenia Jewell born 11 February 1900 and died 12 November 1987.  Walter HOWARD and Louvenia JEWELL were my maternal grand-parents; both are deceased so I can't ask questions. When I first find them, both Walter HOWARD and Louvenia JEWELL were in Kentucky, Warren and Hart Counties, respectively. Where they came from before that, I would LIKE to know!  In fact, all of their peers are gone also! I can't get a birth certificate on either of them and their obits conflict! I'm still trying...

Nicholas Sturm < > [121]
My earliest known ancestor is Prudence Howard born 1769 and died 6 October 1841 in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia); married ca1794 to Samuel Everley born 15 October 1763 in Cumberland, Maryland [or Cumberland County, Pennsylvania] and died 17 March 1841 in Monongalia County, Virginia (son of Casper Everley & Sarah -----. Casper and Sarah both said to have been born in Pennsylvania, but not confirmed.)

Modene Knight Thornton  < > [24]
Box 38
Teague, Texas 75860
My earliest known ancestor is John HOWARD born 1804-06 and died after 1870 census probably in Hardin County, Tennessee; married before 1828 (first child Frances/Frankey born) to Lovica “Vicy” Lamb born 1807 and died after 1870 census probably in Hardin County, Tennessee
Comments:  Sources: Edward Ezell/Frances Howard Bible records; Hardin County Tennessee Census records; and Janet Austin Curtis genealogy records.
Paula Thompson  < > [42]
Mama Thompson’s Weakly County, Tennessee Front Porch:
My earliest known ancestor is Edward Paul Howard born 6 June 1872 in either Nashville or Memphis, Tennessee and died 23 July 1957 in Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi; married 28 Dec 1893 in Lafayette County, Mississippi to Mollie Narcissa Ruby born 29 Dec 1872 in Lafayette County, Mississippi and died 11 Dec 1973 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.
Comments:  These were my grandparents.  John Howard was the father of Edward Paul Howard but nothing is proven yet, but it is very close to unraveling.
Paula J. Turner < > [110]
12 South Monitor Place
Tucson, AZ  85710
My earliest known ancestor is Enos Howard born 5 July 1760 and died 15 May 1844 in Duanesburgh, New York; married 1783 in Austerlitz, New York to Martha Soule born 15 August 1770 in Hillsdale, New York and died 15 November 1854 in Duanesburgh, New York.
Comments: Children: Samuel, Sarah, Mary/Polly, Matilda, Racheal, Isaac, John, Benjamin Esquire, George Washington, Rebeckah and Ebenezer. I am trying to find parents of Enos Howard and location of birth. He did serve in the Revolutionary War.
Pam Venn < > [133]
P.O. Box 70494
Eugene, OR 97401
My earliest known ancestor is William Foster Howard I born possibly 1830/40’s in Boston, Massachusetts; married Sarah Lane of Boston, Massachusetts.  Their son, William Foster Howard II born 22 Oct 1859 in Brooklyn, New York; married July 1893 in Galveston, Texas to Adele Cranz died 19 Nov 1940 in Portland, Oregon.
Comments:  He was my great grandfather.  I've just obtained a copy of his death certificate, so perhaps I'll be able to track down his parents and grandparents.
Susan West < > [15]
My earliest known ancestor is John Howard born ca1780 in Lenoir County, North Carolina and died in Lenoir County, North Carolina; married Ferrebe born ca1784 and died in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Susan Whipple < > [70]
My earliest known ancestor is John Howard born 29 September 1781 in North Carolina or Tennessee and died 15 September 1856 in Wayne County, Indiana (buried in Milton, Wayne County, Indiana); married (1) to unknown; married (2) 24 December 1805 in Montgomery County, Ohio to Sarah Callaway born 16 February 1790 in North Carolina and died 10 Oct 1850 in Wayne County, Indiana; married (3) 20 May 1851 to Martha Jameson born ca1811 in Pennsylvania. Moved to Wayne Co., Indiana.
Comments: I do not know the first wife's name or any information about her except there were two sons born of this marriage.  John moved to Wayne County, Indiana after second marriage.
Judy Whitt < > [76]
3981 Beckwood
San Antonio, TX 78259
My earliest known ancestor is Balden/Bolden/Baldwin Howard born ca1760/1770 and died after June 1831; married Eliza ?
Comments: As you can see, I know very little about him and most of that has come from other researchers rather than direct documentation on my part.
I have more information on his son Michael Howard who is my GGG-grandfather. Michael Howard born 5 Feb 1811 in Tennessee and died 21 February 1881 in New Market, Madison, Alabama; married 26 July 1837 in New Market, Madison, Alabama to Lucinda Caroline Carlton born 15 Feb 1820 in Lawrence County, Alabama and died 20 Jan 1886 in New Market, Madison, Alabama.  Their children:  John Wright, David Jacks, William A., Eliza C., Elizabeth, P. Walker, Sarah L.C., Rebecca, Trenton Adam, Joseph M., Temperance L., and Alice L.
Gary Wilbanks < > [81]
My earliest known ancestor is Seth Howard born 3 March 1745/46 and died 20 June 1818 in Anderson, South Carolina; married 2 December 1770 to Adrah Narcissa Collins born 16 January 1748/49 in Craven County, North Carolina and died 8 December 1808 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Comments: I am descended from Seth's son, Hiram Howard, Sr. (wife, Sarah Carter). Hiram, Sr. had a son named Hiram who married Annie Richie. Hiram and Annie had a son name Daniel Harrison Howard born in 1845 and died in 1925 in Anderson, South Carolina.

Janine Woolnough < > [27]
My earliest known ancestor was Henry Howard born ca1803 in England, he married Sarah Lesmore born ca1799 in England.
Comments:  I dont have any other information on them, as I am in Australia and this has been hard for me to trace.
Judy Zervas < > [97]
Our earliest known ancestor is Clarissa Amelia Howard born 21 Feb 1818 in Madison County,
New York and died 27 Jan 1887 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota; married 18 Apr 1838 to William H. Nelson born 3 August 1814 in Stockbridge, Madison County, New York and died 28 June 1899 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota.
Comments:  They had 11 kids including: Emeline, Lavina, Sophrona, Mary, Martha, Warren, Alzina, William, Clara.  Clarissa had a possible brother, John Howard born 1814 in New York and died after 1860 when he was listed with the Nelson family in the Wisconsin census. She also had a possible sister, Helen Howard, born 1835 New York and died After 1850 when she was listed in the census with the Nelson family in the Wisconsin census.
~ Helpful Tidbits ~
If you have any helpful tidbits that you would like to share, please send to Jen Bailey at <>
~ Howards of Kentucky ~
Hello, My name is Bob Howard, I am from the Howards of Eastern Kentucky.  I have access to a book published a few years ago by a county historical society in Kentucky titled “THE HOWARDS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY”.  It covers the time period from about 1700 to about 1982 from most all lines of Howard in that part of the world.  I would be glad to help with whatever information I could provide to whoever needs it. 
Robert Howard Company
219 Lane Street
North Judson, IN 46366
~ Occupations, as pertaining to genealogy and history ~
I put these 130 items together from many sources and used it as a handout for our local Orange County (NY) Genealogical Society. I was asked by many recipients if the CHART could be forwarded to other lists or used in newsletters. The answer is yes -- please share this
information. Submitted by: Dan Burrows < >

Accomptant                   Accountant
Almoner                        Giver of charity to the needy
Amanuensis                  Secretary or stenographer
Artificer                         A soldier mechanic who does repairs
Bailie                            Bailiff
Baxter                           Baker
Bluestocking                 Female writer
Boniface                        Keeper of an inn
Brazier                          One who works with brass
Brewster                       Beer manufacturer
Brightsmith                    Metal Worker
Burgonmaster                Mayor
Caulker                         One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows or seems to make
them watertight by using tar or oakum-hem fiber produced by taking old ropes apart
Chaisemaker                 Carriage maker
Chandler                       Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles; retailer of
Chiffonnier                     Wig maker
Clark                             Clerk
Clerk                             Clergyman, cleric
Clicker                          The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite
customers; one who received the matter in the galley from the
compositors and arranged it in due form ready for printing; one
who makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked.
Cohen                           Priest
Collier                           Coal miner
Colporteur                     Peddler of books
Cooper                          One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops,
such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
Cordwainer                    Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather from
Cordova/Cordoba in Spain
Costermonger                Peddler of fruits and vegetables
Crocker                         Potter
Crowner                        Coroner
Currier                           One who dresses the coat of a horse with a currycomb; one who
tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease
Docker                          Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
Dowser                         One who finds water using a rod or witching stick
Draper                           A dealer in dry goods
Drayman                       One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides for
carrying heavy loads
Dresser                         A surgeon's assistant in a hospital
Drover                           One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market; a dealer in cattle
Duffer                            Peddler
Factor                           Agent, commission merchant; one who acts or transacts
business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate
Farrier                           A blacksmith, one who shoes horses
Faulkner                        Falconer
Fell monger                   One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation for
leather making
Fletcher                        One who made bows and arrows
Fuller                            One who fulls cloth ;one who shrinks and thickens woolen cloth
by moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans and finishes cloth
Gaoler                           A keeper of the goal, a jailer
Glazier                          Window glassman
Hacker                          Maker of hoes
Hatcheler                      One who combed out or carded flax
Haymonger                    Dealer in hay
Hayward                        Keeper of fences
Higgler                          Itinerant peddler
Hillier                            Roof tiler
Hind                              A farm laborer
Holster                          A groom who took care of horses, often at an inn
Hooker                          Reaper
Hooper                          One who made hoops for casks and barrels
Huckster                       Sells small wares
Husbandman                 A farmer who cultivated the land
Jagger                           Fish peddler
Journeyman                   One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft,
not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day
Joyner / Joiner               A skilled carpenter
Keeler                           Bargeman
Kempster                      Wool comber
Lardner                         Keeper of the cupboard
Lavender                       Washer woman
Lederer                         Leather maker
Leech                           Physician
Longshoreman               Stevedore
Lormer                          Maker of horse gear
Malender                       Farmer
Maltster                        Brewer
Manciple                       A steward
Mason                          Bricklayer
Mintmaster                    One who issued local currency
Monger                         Seller of goods (ale, fish)
Muleskinner                   Teamster
Neatherder                    Herds cows
Ordinary Keeper             Innkeeper with fixed prices
Pattern Maker                A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog was a wooden
pole with a pattern cut into the end
Peregrinator                   Itinerant wanderer
Peruker                         A wig maker
Pettifogger                     A shyster lawyer
Pigman                         Crockery dealer
Plumber                        One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead frames for
plain or stained glass windows.
Porter                           Door keeper
Puddler                         Wrought iron worker
Quarrier                         Quarry worker
Rigger                           Hoist tackle worker
Ripper                           Seller of fish
Roper                            Maker of rope or nets
Saddler                         One who makes, repairs or sells saddles or other furnishings
for horses
Sawbones                     Physician
Sawyer                         One who saws; carpenter
Schumacker                  Shoemaker
Scribler                         A minor or worthless author
Scrivener                       Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public
Scrutiner                       Election judge
Shrieve              Sheriff
Slater                            Roofer
Slopseller                      Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
Snobscat / Snob            One who repaired shoes
Sorter                           Tailor
Spinster                        A woman who spins or an unmarried woman
Spurrer              Maker of spurs
Squire                           Country gentleman; farm owner; justice of peace
Stuff gown                     Junior barrister
Stuff gownsman             Junior barrister
Supercargo                    Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and the
commercial concerns of the ship.
Tanner                          One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather
Tapley                           One who puts the tap in an ale cask
Tasker                          Reaper
Teamster                       One who drives a team for hauling
Thatcher                        Roofer
Tide waiter                     Customs inspector
Tinker                           Am itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman
Tipstaff              Policeman
Travers              Toll bridge collection
Tucker                          Cleaner of cloth goods
Turner                           A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles
Victualer                       A tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy, or ship
with food
Vulcan                          Blacksmith
Wagoner                       Teamster not for hire
Wainwright                    Wagon maker
Waiter                           Customs officer or tide waiter; one who waited on the tide to
collect duty on goods brought in.
Waterman                     Boatman who plies for hire
Webster                        Operator of looms
Wharfinger                     Owner of a wharf
Wheelwright                  One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitesmith                    Tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
Whitewing                     Street sweeper
Whitster                        Bleach of cloth
Wright                           Workman, especially a construction worker
Yeoman                        Farmer who owns his own land

~ Query Section ~
Need help finding that certain elusive family member, send you queries to Paula Thompson at
*         Looking for information on John S. Howard, born 1809, in Virginia, son of John Baker Howard and Mary Semones. In 1850, John S. is in the Buchanan County, Missouri census, with wife Rebecca, 29, and sons James, 20, born in Indiana, and John B., 14, born in Missouri. John S. married Rebecca Prewitt in Grundy County in 1843, but obviously, she could not have been the mother of the two boys. Can anyone tell me who his first wife was? In 1860, the family was in Mercer County, Missouri, where John S. died approximately 1862. Younger son, John B., died in 1860 at age of 24. What happened to James?  Also, looking for the parents of John Baker Howard, father of John S.   John Baker was born in Maryland, ca1789. Any information would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Contact Barbra Chambers at

*         I NEED HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPP…………I have not in over 30 years been able to find my great grandparents ……John and Mary ??? Howard……they had one son, Edward Paul Howard born 1872…..John and Mary suppose to have died in Memphis, Tennessee during the yellow fever epic sometime around 1878/79.  Edward Paul would have been a small boy of about 6 years old…..he was suppose to have gone to “Middle Tennessee” to live with his grandfather…..Edward Paul Howard is not found at all until he gets married in the 1890s in Mississippi……He meet his wife, Molly Narcissa Ruby in Lafayette County, Mississippi when he hauled a saw mill to that area from Tennessee or Arkansas……..I have even paid professional researchers but to no avail……does anyone out there know anything about these people????? The only proven family that I have ever found was a brother of John’s ….William Howard married Amelia Hungerford in Shelby County, Tennessee. in 1858… …that is all I have…….PLEASE HELP ME………thank you so much…….
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Officer and Committee Coordinator Positions Open for Nomination
HFA will be accepting nominations for the following positions. Nominations for yourself or someone else can be placed at  For more information contact Ric Howard at 10857 Amherst Ave. #302, Wheaton, MD  20902-4348 or go to the HFA Nominations page at
Positions open for nominations are:
¨     Secretary
¨     Treasurer
¨     Reunion Coordinator
¨     Fundraiser Coordinator
¨     Special Projects Coordinator
~ Cookbook Order ~
Dear Howard Family Members:
HFA is now taking orders for the Howard Family Cookbook!  We will continue to take orders until September 20, 1999. In order to have the books back by Christmas we must have the HFA cookbook in the publishers hands no later than the end of September.
HFA will continue to accept recipes until September 20, 1999.
We have lots of good recipes. This will make a wonderful family gift that can be handed down for generations to come.
Thank you all for your continued support of the Howard Family Association and to all who sent in recipes for the cookbook.
Howard Family Board Members

Name: ____________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
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:
Robin Lowery/Cookbook Committee
                         200 Greenview Court
                         Bonaire, GA 31005
If you have any questions, send to Robin at the address above or email her at or