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My Howell Line

(01) Joseph Howell c1748 - 1810, believed to be father of David

(02)David Howell c1773 - 1815, North Carolina, married Mary ____.

(03) (?) Reese Howell c1793 -
(03) David Howell c1795 -
(03) Catherine Howell c1798 -
(03) Elizabeth "Betsy" Howell c1800 - Married Stephen Loyd.
(03) John Howell c1804 -
(03) Mary Howell c1807 - c1848 m. William Rutledge.
(03) James Howell c1810 - Married Elizabeth Cunningham.
(03) Andrew B. Howell c1812 - 1874, married Mary Rutledge.


The Howell family arrived in Lincoln County Tennessee from North Carolina (Surry County ?) prior to 1810. In the County Court records the earliest Howell record is dated 28 August 1810 when David Howell is made administrator of Joseph Howell's estate. The estate record indicates no wife or children, so it could be that Joseph is David's brother, but I believe he is his father. (Abstracts of Court Records and Wills, page 30)

Other Court records indicate that David Howell is active in the county, planning and overseeing road locations and serving a juror in the county court. In the Court records, 12 November 1814 (page 136), there is a listing of land tracts. These records show several tracts owned by David Howell, and one by Reese Howell. This record shows that the Howells' lived on Stewart Creek. Cemetery records (page 311) indicate Howell burials in Old Community Cemetery which was near the Stewrt Creek Baptist Church.

On 11 June 1815, Mary Howell, David's wife is made administratrix of his estate, followed by a related record in which Mary Howell is made guardian of their minor (under age 21) children: Catherine, John, David, James, Mary and Andrew B.Howell. (Page 184, 185) In the 1840 census, Mary Howell is listed as head of household and between 70 and 80 years of age.



There are other Howell names in the the Lincoln County records that are of unknown connection. These are: (1) Jonathan Howell, (2) Hiram Howell, (3) Samuel Howell, the 1820 census gives their ages between 26 and 45. (4) Moses Howell, the 1840 census gives his age 30 - 40, his wife 20 - 30. (5) Thomas Howell, born before 1795, listed as juror, in 1816. (6) Joel Howell, appears in records of wills and inventories. Witnessto the will of Robert Nix in 1816. born c1801 or before.


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