JOSHUA HOWELL and MARY BRUCE
|Joshua HOWELL was born in 1800, Meriwether Co., GA . He married Mary BRUCE , daughter of John BRUCE, Sr. and Rutha SMITH. Rutha was born 1830 in Meriweather Co., GA .
In 1850 Joshua and Mary were living in Tallapoosa Co., AL with their children: Abel, Joseph, Joshua, Rutha and Jasper. in 1860 athey were in the same county next door to son Abel. 1870 finds them in next door to their son John H. in Eufalah, Tallapoosa Co., AL. The census indicates that Joshua could not read or write.
Children of Joshua and Mary:
All five of Joshua and Mary's sons served in the War Between the States. Abel died in prison, Joshua, Jr. died at Gettysburg and grandson Joseph P Howell, son of John H. Howell, died in the Second Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA.
Colemans, Elmore Co., AL is where Joshua and Mary were living in 1880. It is assumed they died and are buried there some time after 1880.
JOSEPH PUTNAM HOWELL and AMANDA MELVINA TICE
Joseph Putnam HOWELL was born 28 Apr 1834 in Alabama. Amanda Melvina TICE who was born 7 Apr 1833, DeKalb Co, GA, was married to Joseph on 3 Jul 1854 in Ittawambi Co, MS. They moved to Texas before 1858 when their second child Mary M was born. Joseph enlisted 29 February 1862 in Company D, 11th Texas Infantry, Confederate States Army, in Mount Pleasant, Titus Co, TX. According to the pension application records of Mrs. A. M. Howell, he served until the end of the Civil War.
They were the parents of these children:
By 1870 the family had moved to Greenville, Hunt Co, TX where Joseph raised stock and farmed. Joseph died 23 Jan 1897 and is buried in the Josephine Cemetery, Josephine, Collin Co, TX. When Amanda applied for a CSA Widows's pension in 1909 she was living in Quinlin, Hunt, Co, TX. The Pension Application #15649 was approved 31 Aug 1909. According to family tradition Amanda is buried in the Josephine Cemetery. There is a birthdate on the double tombstone but no death date.
JAMES KINDRICK HOWELL and MARY CONNIE MURCHISON
|James Kindrick HOWELL, son of Joseph Putnam HOWELL and Amanda Melvina TICE, was born 19 Oct 1862. He married Sula MCCLENDON on 24 Jan 1884, Madiera, TX. They had two daughters:
Sula died sometime after Addie was born.
on 25 Sep 1897 at Farmersville, Collin Co, TX, he married Mary Connie MURCHISON, daughter of Rory MURCHISON and Elizabeth GILL. She was born on 2 Apr 1872 at Collin Co, TX.
fter James and Connie were married they lived in Farmersville. In 1908 the family bought a farm in Hunt County two miles south of Quinlan. Janes died 11 Mar 1926.
Connie lived on the farm for several years. About 1937 she started living with her children. Eventually she lived with her daughter Josie in Tyler. After Josie died in 1957 she moved to Greenville and lived with her daughter Lizzie until her death 20 Jan 1959. James and Connie are buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Quinlan, TX. Howell Pictures
Sources of Information
Interviews with family members.
Marriage Records, Collins Co, TX
Certificate of Death, James K Howell, Collin Co, TX
1860 Titus Co, TX Federal Census
1870 Hunt Co, Texas Federal Census
Confederate Pension Application of Mrs. A. M. Howell # 15649
Cemetery Records, Collin Co, TX, Vol. I, p. 185-186, Compiled by Mrs. Alice Pitts, Mrs. Wanda O'Roark, Mrs. Doris Posey
Cemetery Records, Collin Co, TX, Vol II, p. 10, Compiled by Mrs. Alice Pitts, Mrs. Wanda O'Roark, Mrs. Doris Posey
Tap Roots, Vol. 47, No. 4 , April 2010: "John H. Howell's Civil War" , by Chester A. Howell, The Genealogical Society Of East Alabama, Inc. , Post Office Box 2892 , Opelika, AL 36803~2892
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