Allen County, Kentucky
BRADFORD HOWELL was born in Allen County, Ky., in 1836, where he grew up and now resides. In 1861 he enlisted in the Ninth Kentucky Infantry, Company C, with which he served for sixteen months, when, on account of a wound received at the battle of Murfreesboro, he was transferred to the Veteran Reserves. He was in the battles of Shiloh, Perryville and Murfreesboro, besides a number of smaller battles and skirmishes. His father, James Howell, was born about 1797. He was a son of Raleigh Howell, of Georgia. James Howell was married about 1820 to Betsy (Perdue). From their union sprang Sally (deceased), Mary (deceased), William, Jesse, James, Raleigh, Henderson, Bradford, Frank and Wilson. Bradford Howell married, March 10, 1858, Jane, daughter of Alexander and Margaret (Meadow) Lyles, who was born January 18, 1840. To them have been born Robert, Willie (deceased), Etta, Lola B., Delbert (deceased). Mr. Howell is the owner of a well-improved farm of about 200 acres in good condition and a fine state of cultivation. He is a Missionary Baptist in religion, and in politics a Republican.
Source: "Howell Family History - Kentucky" byTom Howell.
Submitted byJeany Roark [25Dec01]
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