Descendants of John Howell and his brother, Thomas Howell,
both of Virginia and Iowa

NOTE:  This genealogy is partially documented.  Clicking on a link will take you to the person's proof of event.


FIRST GENERATION

1.   Elsewhere in the Howell Research Room, Daniel Howell and his first wife are credited as being the parents of John and Thomas.  I personally have been unable to prove or disprove that.  I hope that someone will be able to offer me the proof I've been seeking.  In that possible vein, I list Daniel Howell as person #1 of this discussion.

Children of Daniel Howell:

  2. i. John Howell, born 21 March 1798; died 26 February 1856.
  3. ii.

Thomas Howell, born 29 August 1801; died 16 September 1873.

 

From the FAIRFIELD LEDGER, 19 December 1957.

GLASGOW OLDEST SETTLEMENT IN COUNTY.....Howell Family.
The Howell family has lived in Jefferson County almost as long as the town of Glasgow has been in existence. Two brothers, John and Tom Howell came to Van Buren county in 1836 from Virginia, and moved to Round Prairie township in Jefferson county in 1839. They purchased 450 acres at the time, much of which is still in the Howell family after a period of 118 years. It has never been owned by anyone other than a member of the Howell family. Albert Howell [#8], father of the former county sheriff, and his brother, Parvin, was born on the old home place in 1840. He spent his entire life on the farm, and died in 1923. Tom and Parvin were both born on the same farm. Parvin still lives on the same place.

 

SECOND GENERATION

2.  John Howell was born 21 March 1798 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He died 26 February 1856 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  John married Violet Harter on 23 Jan 1822 by bond in Montgomery County, Virginia.  Violet was born 5 or 6 April 1800 in Montgomery County, Virginia the daughter of Henry Harter and Elizabeth Young.  Violet married second, Reverend Stephen Williams on 31 August 1863.  She died 20 November 1880 in Tippecanoe Township, Henry County, Iowa and is buried there in Lambirth Cemetery.

John was a Senator, elected to both the Virginia and Iowa State Legislatures. Naming an Iowa county "Pocahontas" was the suggestion of Senator John Howell of Jefferson county. He was the patriarch of the two houses and in his earlier days had been a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. He was accorded the privilege of naming one of the counties and suggested this name. Of all the states carved out of the Northwest Territory ceded to the national government by Virginia, not one had named a county for the heroine of the Old Dominionís colonial traditions, and he asked that this tardy honor be paid to her memory. There were some of the legislators who demurred when this name was proposed, but upon being informed that Senator Howell was the sponsor, they withdrew all objections, saying that the old gentleman could have anything he asked for. (Past & Present of Allamakee County by Ellery M. Hancock. 1913, pages 39-46)

HARTER:  Henry Harter was born about 1776 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, the son of Christian Harter and Elizabeth Eller.  Henry was a Dunkard ~ a member of the Church of the Brethren, a sect practicing adult baptism by triple immersion, opposing oaths and military service; observing severe simplicity of dress and speech (World Book Dictionary, A-K).  Henry married Elizabeth Young on 4 June 1799 by bond in Franklin County, Virginia.  Elizabeth was born 1778 in Maryland, the daughter of Peter Young and Mary _?_.  Se died 24 September 1856 in Denver, Hancock County, Illinois.  They had 9 children:  1.)  Violet Harter, of whom we treat;  2.)  Christian Harter, born 14 Jan 1802 in Franklin County, Virginia; died 21 April 1854 in Illinois;  3.)  Mary Harter, born 1804 in Franklin County, Virginia;  4.)  Peter Harter, born 12 March 1805 in Franklin County, Virginia; died 18 January 1879;  5.)  Elpsie Harter, born 1806 in Franklin County, Virginia; died 1806 in Virginia;  6.)  Joseph Harter, born 5 May 1809 in Franklin County, Virginia; died 19 September 1887;  7.)  Ruth Harter, born 4 December 1811 in Franklin County, Virginia; died 27 July 1884;  8.)  Sarah Harter, born 11 July 1816 in Franklin County, Virginia; died 6 August 1871;  9.)  Caleb Harter, born 1823; died in Rockwell, Texas.

Children of John Howell and Violet Harter:

  4. i. Joseph David Howell, born 23 September 1837; died 29 April 1904.
    ii. Susan Ellen Howell was born 10 June 1823 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died 21 March 1907 in Cedar Township, VanBuren County, Iowa.  Susan married John Hebron Harter on 1 January 1844 in Jefferson County, Iowa.  John was born in 1823, the son of Christian Harter.  John died in 1911.  An interesting note:  Susan's mother, Violet (Harter) and John Hebron's father, Christian, were siblings.  This made Susan and John Hebron not only spouses to each other, but cousins as well.  Susan and John had six children: Mary M. Harter, born 1845, died 1923; Louisa P. Harter, born 1847, died 1898; John C. Harter, born 1850; Arvilla Anne Harter, born 1855; George Washington Harter, born 1861, died 1914; Foster Isaac Harter, born 1862, died 1943.  Susan married also married Ebenezer Beach Munson but the date and place are unknown, nor do I know whether he was Susan's first or second marriage.
    iii. Mary Ann Howell was born 25 Dec 1825 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died 21 April 1908 in Hurdland County, Missouri.  Mary Ann married James Madison Whitaker on 9 October 1844.
  5. iv. Peter H. Howell, born 22 Dec 1826; died 27 May 1904.
  6. v. Isaac Foster Howell, born about 1829.
    vi. Ruth Ellen Howell was born about 1831 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  She married Marcus H. Frame on 4 January 1852.  They had a son, W. Sylvester Frame.
  7. vii. Willard Ballard Howell, born 1832; died 1915.
    viii. Elessa Emaline Howell was born 3 June 1835 in Montgomery County, Virginia and died 23 Feb 1916 in DesMoules Township, Iowa.  She married Isaac B. Parker on 26 December 1858 in Jefferson County, Iowa.
    ix. Sarah Lueanna Howell was born in 1841 or 1844 in Floyd County, Virginia.  She married 1.) Lewis H.W. Andrews; 2.) Andrew V. Turner.
    x. Infant Howell
    xi. Infant Howell
    xii. Thomas H. Howell, born 10 August 1839. 
The Civil War started on April 12, 1861 with the shelling of Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.  It ended 4 years later on April 9, 1865 with General R.E. Lee surrendering to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia (World Book Encyclopedia).  Thomas H. Howell was in Company G, 30th Iowa Volunteers during the Civil War.  While not dying during the Civil War we do not know if P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) was involved, or a war wound, or some other complications were involved in his death. 
The Fairfield Ledger, 25 June 1868, page 3, column 4: DIED--At his residence near Glasgow, Iowa, June 28, 1868, of Chronic Diarrhea, Lieut. Thos. Howell, formerly of Co. G, 30th Iowa Vols., in the 29th year of his age.  Lieut. Howell passed unhurt through twenty-two general engagements, and contracted the disease which terminated is life during the march from Richmond to Washington.  He was one of Iowa's best and bravest soldiers, highly praised for his kindness, especially to the sick and wounded.  He bore his long sickness with Christian fortitude.  Rev. Skyles delivered the funeral discourse, and spoke eloquently and justly of the departed Christian and Patriot. 
The Fairfield Ledger, 2 July 1868, page 3, column 5: IN MEMORIAM.  Died--June 18, 1868, at the residence of his mother, in Round Prairie, Jefferson County, Thomas H. Howell, late 1st Lieut., B. Co., 30th Iowa Vol. Infantry.  The deceased was the son of John and Violet Howell, and was born in Floyd County, Va., August 19th, 1839.  His father, John Howell, was a man or more than ordinary ability.  He represented his county as a member of the lower house of the Virginia Assembly for the year 1838.  In the autumn of 1842, he removed with his family to Iowa.  His judgment was considered sound and his integrity in every respect unimpeachable.  Thomas inherited these traits of his father in an eminent degree and was greatly loved by all who knew him.  Though he died young, yet his experience was large.  In 1859, he visited the pineries of Wisconsin and in the following year pushed his fortunes among the gold fields of the Rocky Mountains...
PLEASE NOTE - At Ancestry.com I was able to access Thomas' War record and saw how he climbed up through the ranks, even at such a young age, and which battles he participated in.  He had cousins on his Howell side and Workman side that served in his unit and under his command.  And some died in battle, and I am sure from what I have read about him, he took this to heart.  He was a very caring person.
The Civil War Pension Index states Thomas was on a 'disability' pension, and when he died his mother Violet (nee Harter) Howell received a pension because of her son's service.  BLB

3.  Thomas Howell was born 29 August 1801 in Morgan County, Virginia.  He died 16 September 1873 in Jefferson County, Iowa.  Thomas is buried beneath headstone #139 in Glasgow Cemetery, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Thomas traveled to Iowa in 1836, where he bought land in Jefferson County in 1839, and is claimed to be one of the early settlers.  It is still in the Howell family today.  Thomas was a Reverend in the Baptist Church.  He officiated at the second marriage of his widowed sister-in-law, Violet, to Reverend Stephen Williams on 31 August 1863.  Thomas married Tillitha Wilson on 5 January 1820.  Tillitha was born in 1803, the daughter of John Wilson.  She died in 1851.  Thomas married second, Eliza (nee Kirkpatrick) Gillham in 1852.  Eliza was born in 1805; died 16 September 1871 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

 
From the JEFFERSON COUNTY PROBATE RECORDS.

In matter of Estate of Thomas Howell, late of Round Prairie Township, deceased Sept. 16, 1873. Heirs: Henderson Howell, Violet Smith, Almeda Gillham, Jefferson Howell, John Howell, Thomas Howell, Albert Howell, Adeline Howell, Amanda Smith.

NOTE: There is record of a Reverend Thomas Howell marrying several couples in Virginia, and it might be this Thomas.  BLB

Children of Thomas Howell and Tillitha Wilson:

    i. Madison Howell was born 1822 in Virginia; died 1849.  He married 15 October 1845, Maria Louise Engsant, born in  England.
    ii. Henderson Howell was born 14 September 1824 in Wheeling, Virginia; died 14 September 1891 in Lebanon, Oregon.  He married 15 November 1846 in Iowa, Lucy Ann Baker, born in 1829, Illinois; died in 1901, Oregon. They had 5 children.
    iii. Violet Howell was born 12 April 1827 in Floyd County, Virginia; died 12 April 1882 in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon.  She married 1845 in Iowa, Albert Gallatin Smith, born 1825 in North Carolina; died 1877 in Oregon. They had 6 children.
    iv. Almeda Howell was born 1830 in Virginia; died in Oregon.  She married after 1849, Calvert Addison Gillham, born in 1825; died in 1877. They had 3 sons.
    v. Jefferson Howell was born 1833 in Illinois; died 3 November 1895 in Salem, Oregon.  He is buried in Odd Fellow's Cemetery.
    vi. John Howell was born 22 August 1835 in Illinois; died 3 June 1917 in Grants Pass, Oregon.  He married 18 August 1861, Martha Elizabeth Wallace.
    vii. Thomas W. Howell was born 1838 in Illinois; died after 1888 in White Sulfur Springs, Montana.
  8. viii. Albert Howell, born 12 July 1840; died 1 April 1923.
    ix. Adeline Howell was born 1842 in Jefferson County, Iowa; died 3 January 1929 in Indianola, Iowa and is buried in Knowlton (Centenary) Cemetery, Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa.  Adeline married as his second wife, 21 August 1878, Edward Branford Heaton.  He was born in England about 1832 and died 9 September 1910, burial in Knowlton (Centenary) Cemetery, Jefferson, Ringgold County, Iowa.  Edward served as a First Lieutenant in Company C, 30th Iowa Infantry.  He  was commissioned on 23 September 1862, and resigned that commission on 3 August 1863 (The History of Jefferson County, Iowa.  Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879, page 55).  Adeline and Edward had at least 2 children: E.C. Heaton, born July 1879 in Iowa, died 1939, buried in Clearfield Cemetery, Grant, Ringgold County, Iowa; and Persis, born 1885 in New Market, Taylor County, Iowa.

Edward was previously married (1850) to Eliza Jane Mulford, born 22 January 1832 in Warren County, Ohio, the daughter of William Dixon Mulford.  Of his first marriage, two children were born by the time of the 1856 Iowa State census: Louisa, age 4 years, born in Ohio; Maud, age 1, also born in Ohio.  Three more children were born of that first union before Eliza died on 4 September 1877.

THIRD GENERATION

4.  Joseph David Howell was born 23 September 1837 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He died 29 April 1904 in Jefferson County, Iowa. He married 26 October 1856, Jefferson County, Iowa, Jane Eliza Workman, a ceremony officiated by William Elliot, Minister of the Gospel.  Jane was born 7 December 1836 in Morgan County, Illinois, the daughter of Benjamin Duffield Workman and Margaret (Peggy) Walker.  Jane died 29 April 1904 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

WORKMAN:  Benjamin Duffield Workman, born 2 November 1814 in Adair County, Kentucky, the son of Benjamin D. Workman and Margaret (Peggy) Walker.  Benjamin (father of Jane) died 19 November 1868 in Iowa and is interred in Lambirth Cemetery, Tippecanoe Township, Henry County, Iowa.  Benjamin (father of Jane) married 29 February 1836 in Morgan County, Illinois, Nancy Gray Walker.  Nancy was born 7 August 1815 in Adair County, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph Gray Walker and Mariam Parr/Pair; Nancy died 18 August 1902 in Glasgow, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Benjamin and Nancy resided at Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Benjamin came to Iowa in 1837 from Illinois.  He bought land 1838/9, amounting to 120 acres in Section 2 of Round Prairie Township.  Benjamin was one of the first Justice of the Peace officers in Jefferson County, Iowa.   Benjamin and Nancy had 5 children:  1.) Jane Eliza Workman, for whom we see; 2.) James Workman, born 20 September 1839 in Morgan County, Illinois; died 12 February 1863 near Vicksburg, Mississippi.  James was the 1st Sergeant  of Company C, 30th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.  Per his gravestone, James died in a battle near Vicksburg, though other research shows he died a prisoner in Andersonville, Georgia.  The Union won a huge victory at Vicksburg (World Book Encyclopedia).  Eventually, this issue needs to be addressed as James might have been only wounded in Mississippi and taken prisoner, later dying at Andersonville Prison.  3.) Combs R. Workman, born 26 Jan 1842 Glasgow, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 27 December 1918 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; 4.) Margaret Ann Workman, born 9 March 1845 Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 16 June 1854 Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa, buried Lambirth Cemetery, Tippecanoe Township, Henry County, Iowa;  5.)  Nancy M. Workman, born 9 June 1847 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 9 September 1849 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; buried in Lambirth Cemetery, Tippecanoe Township, Henry County, Iowa.

Joseph D. Howell and Jane E. Workman's children:
    i. James Thomas Howell was born 15 July 1857 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died in September 1912.  James married 26 February 1886, Mary Allen Castell.
 

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ii. John Spurgeon Howell, born 15 March 1859; died 20 March 1925.
    iii. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gray Howell was born 4 November 1860 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa. She died 26 June 1948 in Stockport, VanBuren County, Iowa. Lizzie married 26 September 1880, William Hanford Brewer. They had 5 children.
    iv. Benjamin W. Howell, born 18 March 1864 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 1947. Benjamin married 18 July 1885, Francis Vermelia Yakle/Yeagel. They had 7 children.
    v. Joseph Combs Howell, born 5 April 1870 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa. He died 22 January 1936 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. Joseph married 12 February 1896 in Iowa, Estella Mae Watkins. They had 2 children.


5.  Peter H. Howell was born 22 December 1836 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He died 27 May 1904 in Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin.  Peter married Maria Frazee on 5 January 1851 in Hancock County, Illinois (IL 1851-1900 Marriage Index, Hancock County Court Records, film #0954177-0954180).  She was born in 1826 in Ohio.  By 1853 Peter had moved his family to Wisconsin where, on 15 April 1856 he bought 80 acres of land.  His land wealth amassed when he made two more land purchases: 80 acres on 1 February 1858, and 95.96 acres on 5 September 1866 with John Beemer.  In 1870 this family was living in Albion, Jackson County, Wisconsin (1870 Federal Census, page 18, line #31) where Peter was working in a grocery.  Sometime between the Federal Census of 1870 and that of 1880, Maria died.

Children of Peter H. Howell and Maria Frazee:

    i. Newton Foster Howell, born about 1852 in Illinois.
    ii. Francis M. Howell, born about 1853 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  He died 24 November 1925 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington and is buried there in Fairmount Memorial Park.  Francis married Jane Isabell 'Belle' Arries on 24 May 1883 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  She was born 22 October 1861 in Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Andrew Arries  (born 31 August 1825 in Scotland) and Ingeborg Emeline Johnson (born 20 September 1830 in Gullord, Biri, Oppland, Norway).  Jane died 11 March 1946 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington and is buried in Fairmount Memorial Park there in Spokane.
    iii. Eldridge Howell, born about 1855 in Wisconsin.
    iv. Charles Howell, born about 1857 in Wisconsin.
    v. William Howell, born about 1859 in Wisconsin

Peter married second, Sarah Simpson.  She was born about 1844 in Ohio.  Peter and his family live in Albion, Jackson County, Wisconsin by the time of the 1880 Federal Census (National Archives film T9-1429, page 292c) where he works as a painter.  Sarah's younger sister, 22-year old Mary Simpson (born in Iowa), is enumerated with them.

Children of Peter H. Howell and Sarah Simpson:

    vi. Harry Howell, born about 1872 in Ohio.
    vii. Cheney Howell, born about 1874 in Ohio.
    viii. Margaret 'Maggie' Howell, born about 1876 in Ohio.
    ix. Edgar Howell, a twin, born April, 1880 in Ohio (2 months old at the enumeration of the census on 8 June 1880.)
    x. Emmett Howell, a twin, born April, 1880 in Ohio (2 months old at the enumeration of the census on 8 June 1880.)

6.  Isaac Foster Howell was born about 1829 or 1830 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He married Mary Jane Frazier on 4 September 1845 in Jefferson County, Iowa (Iowa Marriages to 1850.)

Children of Isaac F. Howell and Mary Jane Frazier:
    i. Iowa W. (female) was born 1846 in Iowa.
    ii. Statira L. (female) was born 1849 in Iowa.
    iii. John W. was born about 1852 in Iowa.
    iv. Emma Howell was born in 1855.
    v. Edith Howell was born in 1857.

Isaac married second, Eliza A. Sutliff on 27 April 1862 in Melrose, Jackson County, Wisconsin. 

Children of Isaac F. Howell and Eliza A. Sutliff:

    vi. Grant Howell was born about 1863 in Wisconsin.
    vii. Etta May Howell was born about 1868 in Iowa.
    viii. Stella was born about 1874 in Iowa.

7.  Willard Ballard Howell was born about 1832 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He died in 1915.  Willard married Lydia A. Parker in Keokuk County, Iowa.  She was born in 1874.

Children of Willard Ballard Howell and Lydia A. Parker:
  10. i. Samuel Hamilton Howell, born 1873; died 1956.
    ii. May V. Howell.  Married _?_ Stanford.

8.  Albert Howell was born 12 July 1840 in Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 1 April 1923 in Jefferson County, Iowa and  is buried beneath headstone #140 in the Glasgow Cemetery, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Albert served in Company G, 30th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and is found on the Civil War Pension Index under 'Disabled'.  He was in Thomas H. Howell's division (his cousin's, son of John and Violet H. Howell).  Albert married Drusilla Gregory on 24 March 1880 in Salem, Henry County, Iowa.  Drusilla was born 30 June 1857 near Richland, Jefferson County, Iowa, the daughter of Numidia (Midy) Gregory and Zelinda Almond.  Drusilla died 3 January 1902 in Jefferson County, Iowa. 

Children of Albert Howell and Drusilla Gregory:
    i. Rothart A. Howell was born 3 February 1881 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 12 January 1907.  Rothart is buried below headstone #175 in the Glasgow Cemetery, Jefferson County, Iowa. Never married, no issue.
  11. ii. Parvin D. Howell, born 26 September 1882; died 28 February 1963.
    iii. Thomas N. Howell, born 12 March 1885 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 21 June 1969 in Jefferson County, Iowa.  Thomas married 24 February 1917, Hattie Mae Emerson.  She was born 29 May 1888 in Iowa; died 20 January 1976 in Henry County, Iowa. They had 2 children.  Thomas was Sheriff for many years in Jefferson County, Iowa until he retired.
    iv. Roscoe C. Howell was born 26 January 1888 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 8 February 1944 in Iowa.  Roscoe is buried below headstone #176 in the Glasgow Cemetery, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Never married, no issue.

9. John Spurgeon Howell born 15 March 1859, Iowa; died 20 March 1925 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  John was married in Tippecanoe Township, Henry County, Iowa on 31 December 1879 to Penina (Nina) Zelinda Gregory.  Numidia Gregory, Nina's father, had to give permission for Nina to marry John as she was just 17.  Only Numidia signed as it states her mother was deceased.  Nina was born 3 November 1862 in Woolson, Blackhawk Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  She died 31 December 1948 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.

 
Both John and Nina had been Post Master of the Glasgow Post Office.  Nina was the last Post Mistress in 1 July 1901, when the government closed the Glasgow, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa Post Office. John was also a farmer. From their obituaries, "Nina and her sister Drusilla moved to Glasgow from Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa, and opened a dress making and millinery Store."  Nina was a devout Quaker/Society of Friends.  She would not say personal pronouns such as 'you' or 'me,' but would say 'thee' and 'thou.'  An elder relative reports that Nina visited his family one time and Nina was so modest she would hang her undergarments out to dry in a pillow slipcover.  Following the 1925 death of John Spurgeon, Nina married second, George Washington Cornell 1 September 1927 in Jefferson County, Iowa.  George was born 23 December 1837 and died 15 May 1931.

GREGORY: Penina was the daughter of Numidia (Midy) Gregory, born 23 November 1823 in Chatham County, North Carolina, the son of Elisha Gregory and Rebekah Allen; died 4 October 1897 in Henry County, Iowa.  Numidia came to Iowa in 1844.  He was a farmer, merchant, cabinet maker and known as the casket maker.  He wanted to be buried in a casket he himself had made.  Midy married 4 October 1847, Iowa, Zelinda Almond.  She was born 17 September 1820 in New Garden, Indiana, the daughter of Mathew Almond and Rebecca _?_.  Zelinda died 7 September 1873 probably in Jefferson County, Iowa.  They had 7 children: 1.) Milton G. Gregory, born 5 November 1848 in Iowa; died 7 November 1881 in Keokuk County, Iowa;  2.) Levi Gregory, born 4 Jan 1850 in Jefferson County, Iowa; died in Oakland, California;  3.) Rhoda Gregory, born 19 June 1851 in Jefferson County, Iowa; died 14 September 1852 or 1857 in Jefferson County, Iowa; buried Quaker/Friends Cemetery in Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa - no headstone;  4.)  Rebecca Gregory, born 14 June 1854 in Jefferson County, Iowa; died in Osborn, Kansas;  5.)  Drusilla Gregory, born 30 June 1857 near Richland, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 3 January 1902 in Jefferson County, Iowa;  6.)  Silas A. Gregory, born 19 May 1859 near Richland,  Jefferson County, Iowa; died 24 October 1929 in VanBuren County, Iowa;  7.) Penina (Nina) Gregory, of whom we speak.  After Zelinda died, Numidia married second, Martha Ann 'Mattie' Johnson.  They had 5 children:  Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Myrtle Gregory, born 1 July 1879 in Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa; died 29 May 1923;  2.)  Ethel Annis Gregory, born 9 April 1880 in Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa;  3.)  Corda Elora Gregory, born 29 October 1882; died 16 January 1956 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa;  4.)  Clinton Franklin, born 3 June 1880 in Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa; died 22 July 1921;  5.)  Allen Holmes Gregory, born 6 September 1886 in Keokuk County, Iowa; died in Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa; buried in Richland Quaker/Friends Cemetery, Keokuk County, Iowa.  Midy is buried at Richland Quaker Friends Cemetery, Row 13 with Mattie.  Zelinda is buried directly behind him in Row 12.

John Spurgeon and Nina Z. Howell's children:
    i. Jennie Zelinda Howell, born 17 September 1880, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  She died in 1904 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Jennie married 7 April 1897, Oscar Germund Johnson.  He was born 29 September 1876 north of Lockridge, Salina, Jefferson County, Iowa and died 10 June 1950 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  Oscar was a farmer and a carpenter.  Jennie and Oscar had 3 sons, two dying as infants.  Only Harold Howell Johnson, their 2nd child, lived.  He was born 27 September 1900 in Glasgow, Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 30 July 1982 in hospital at Keosauqua, VanBuren County, Iowa. Jennie was operated on on the kitchen table by kerosene lamp. She died a week later from acute appendicitis.
  12. ii. Dalton Duffield Howell, born born 20 December 1884; died 2 August 1961.
  13. iii. Winfield Numidia Howell, born 12 November 1892 in Glasgow, Jefferson County, Iowa; died 10 November 1966 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.

FOURTH GENERATION

10.  Samuel Hamilton Howell was born in 1873 and died in 1956.  Samuel married Louisa J. Maw.  She was born in 1917.

Children of Samuel H. Howell and Louisa J. Maw:

    i. Exter Clifford Howell was born in 1896; died 1945.
    ii. Earl Dewey Howell was born in 1898.
    iii. Enola Margaret Howell was born in 1901; died 1929.


11.  Parvin D. Howell was born 26 September 1882 in Round Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 28 February 1963.  Parvin married 11 February 1911 in Jefferson County, Iowa, Helen Louise Thompson.  She was born 9 September 1892 in Rome, Henry County, Iowa, the daughter of Anders P. Thompson and Anna C. Peterson.  Helen died 24 August 1981 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

Children of Parvin D. Howell and Helen L. Thompson:

    i. Vernie Cecilia Howell
    ii. Margaret (Peg) Drusilla Howell
    iii. George Albert Howell
    iv. Fern Lucille Howell
    v. Thomas Marian Howell
    vi. Evelyn Beatrice Howell

12.  Dalton Duffield Howell was born 20 December 1884 in Salem, Henry County, Iowa.  He died 2 August 1961 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  Dalton married: 1.)  Alice M. Wilson on 31 December 1904 in Iowa;   2.)  7 June 1915 in Iowa, Hattie Mae (nee Newman) Parnitzke; born 15 October 1883, the daughter of John Dennis Newman and Mary Webber; died 21 May 1951 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California;   3.)  Ona B. Stout on 14 November 1953.

Dalton owned and operated an Oakland Motor Car Dealership in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. In 1932, General Motors took over control of the Oakland Motor Car Company in Pontiac, Michigan, closed out the Oakland name and went on with Pontiac as the new name.  Dalton continued with his dealership under the Pontiac name, but lost the business during the Great Depression.

Children of Dalton D. Howell and Hattie M. (Newman) Parnitzke:

  14. i. John Alverne Howell, born 13 May 1916; died 1 January 1998. 
    ii. Jenadah (Judy) Martha Howell, born 21 November 1920, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  She died 23 October 1994 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon (Oregon Death Index, 1903-98).  Judy married 19 April 1944 in California, Albert (Al) Ray Santo, born 21 February 1914 in Lewiston, Idaho.  He died 12 January 1994 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon They had 3 children: 1.) living;  2.) David Lewis Santo, born 8 December 1948 in VanNuys, Los Angeles County, California; died by accidental drowning 24 July 1964 in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon;  3.) living.


13.  Winfield Numidia Howell was born 12 November 1892 in Glasgow, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 10 November 1966 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.  Winfield married Ruth Irene Barr on 28 November 1912 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  She was born in Iowa 13 July 1895, the daughter of Alonzo Barr and Carrie Geneva Chidester.  Ruth died in Murphys, Calaveras County, California on 28 December 1953.

On 4 July 1954, Winfield married Marion Margaret (nee McGurn) Goodick.  She was born 17 June 1896 and died in July 1971.  Winfield was in electrical work all of his life.  He had a big influence on his sons and they too followed along these lines.  Winfield loved music and played in bands at fairs and rodeos, with the Shriners, etc.  One of his first instruments was a big stringed bass.  However, it was difficult to transport so he finally settled on the double B-tuba.  Winfield was a bee-keeper, and he transported them to different areas so they would increase the types of honey that was produced.  His California State Registered Bee number was 1-411.  When Winfield moved his family to San Joaquin Valley in 1946 though, he did not keep up with the bee-keeping.  Winfield and Ruth lived on a piece of property on Independence Avenue, Canoga Park, California.  His brother, Dalton, and wife, Hattie, lived on a piece of property right next door.  When they moved up to the San Joaquin Valley they moved to Delhi, Merced County, California to a 20-acre farm.  They had two big Belgian horses to work the property, and some milk cows.

Children of Winfield Numidia Howell and Ruth Irene Barr:

    i. Hulda Lee Howell was born 31 December 1914 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  She died 1 August 1988 in San Luis Obispo, California.  Hulda married 16 June 1931 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California,  Carmie Earl Blanchard.  He was born 16 June 1910 in Pulaski, Davis County, Iowa, the son of Charles Hinkley Blanchard and Angie Viola Kinman.  He died 27 June 1997 in Morro Bay, California.  They had 3 children: 1.) Robert (Bob) Keith Blanchard, born 7 December 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; died 29 March 1997 in San Luis Obispo, California; 2.)  living;  3.)  living.
Hulda married Carmie on his 21st birthday when she was 16.  She was a founder of the PTA in Dehli Grammar School back in the late 1940's.  She loved to crochet booties for newborn babies, putting a ribbon around the top parts to draw them tighter if needed.  She would put tiny socks in them and give them as gifts.  She also crocheted doilies, etc.  This was an art she'd learned from her mother.  Hulda learned to sew from her grandmother.  Flour used to come in sacks with patterns on them.  She made various things for her children out of those flower sacks.  Hulda loved to bake cakes and pies.  She could make a whole meal out of not much, and it always was so good, too.  Since Hulda never had any girls, which she would have named Shirley Ruth, she made all of her sons learn to sew, cook, etc.  It is funny that she never taught them to bake, especially as much as she used to enjoy it.  She adopted her daughters-in-law as her own daughters, and through them felt she'd finally gotten the daughters she'd always wanted.
  15. ii. Robert (Bob) Marion Howell, born 3 June 1916; died 12 June 1988.
      Bill "Billie" (later legally changed to William) Barr Howell was born 1 August 1923 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa.  He married and had Paul Gregory Howell, born 1953, California; died about 1965 from muscular dystrophy.  He was adopted.

FIFTH GENERATION

14.  John Alverne Howell was born 13 May 1916 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 1 January 1998 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California.  John married 21 March 1941 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Ruby Mabel Ings.  She was born 13 October 1920 in Llwnpia, South Wales.  Ruby died 22 March 1997 in California.

Children of John A. Howell and Ruby M. Ings:

    i. Carolyn Jean Howell was born 12 January 1942 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She died 19 January 1945 in California.
    ii. Living.
    iii. Steven Howell was born 31 October 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  He died 31 October 1946 in Los Angeles County, California.
    iv. Living.

15.  Robert (Bob) Marion Howell was born 3 June 1916 at home on North B Street in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  He died 12 June 1988 in Westminster, California.  Robert married 1 January 1936 in California, LaDanta Evelyn White.  She was born 31 September 1917 in Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Robert Ray White and Leona M.A. Jenkenson.  LaDanta died 12 December 1994 in Chatman, Orange County, California.  They are both buried at Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, California.

Bob and LaDanta bought a home in Cottonwood, California.  For some time they had a big power boat docked on Lake Shasta, which brought a lot of great times and memories.  Bob was an electrician and later an electrical engineer, eventually retiring from Pacific Gas and Electric Company as did his father and brother-in-law.  Bob and LaDanta then settled in Chatman, in southern California where they took care of LaDanta's mother. 

    i. Helen Rae Dean Howell was born 29 November 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She died 2 May 1994.
    ii. Living.



Submitted by Bill Blanchard - 15Jan03

 

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