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John J Howard
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Birth: 1807
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1879
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA

John Howard (1807-ca.1879) migrated from South Carolina to Georgia and then on to Mississippi. He was in Mississippi as early as 1841 according to U. S. government land records. In 1841 he purchased federal land in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Most of his children were born in Mississippi.

JOHN HOWARD (b: ca. 1807, Greenville Co, SC d: ca. 1879, Claiborne Parish, LA)
1st Spouse: Janine [Last Name Unknown] (died in 1831)
2nd Spouse: Nancy (Mary) Campbell (b: ca. 1817, Greenville Co, SC d: ca. 1879, Claiborne Parish, LA)
Marriage: About 1832 in Georgia
Children of John Howard and Nancy Campbell: (Based on 1850 Choctaw Co, MS census)
[1] Pleasant (P.L.) Howard (b: ca. 1833, Georgia) Civil War Veteran. He died on March 5, 1862.
[2] Luncienda Margaretta Howard (b: 1834-1836, Georgia) m: Henry Bogan
[3] Mary C. Howard (b: 17 Nov 1844, Choctaw Co, MS) m: Toliver King
[4] Richard H. Howard (b: ca. 1846, Choctaw Co, MS) Military: Civil War Veteran m: Katie Lawrence
[5] Nancy Emily Rosanna Howard (b: 5 Sept 1847, Choctaw Co, MS) m: George Wesly Wiltcher
[6] James Howard (b: 1849, Choctaw Co, MS) [on the 1850 census, but not the 1860 census]
[7] Hardy Harrison Howard (b: 30 Apr 1851, Choctaw Co, MS) m: Eva Parlie Webb
[8] Gracy Ellen Howard (b: 28 Apr 1853, Choctaw Co, MS) m: William Shedrick Boyt
[9] John Tillman Howard (b: ca. 1855, Choctaw Co, MS) m: Sarah E. Sillman
[10]Barnett Jeff [Jefferson] Howard (b: 12 Oct 1858, Choctaw Co, MS) m: Parthenia Sillman
[11]Francis Berian [F.B. "Buck") Howard (b: 12 May 1862, Choctaw Co, MS) m: Annie Blain

John Howard was born in Greenville County, South Carolina. He married Nancy Campbell, daughter of John H. Campbell (b: ca. 1793 d: bef. 1860 in Choctaw Co, MS) and Mary Trussell (b: ca. 1796 d: aft. 3 July 1860 in Choctaw Co, MS).

John Howard's residence on Census records:
Residence: 1850 Subdivision 23, Choctaw County, Mississippi
(Source: 1850; Census; Place: Subdivision 23, Choctaw, Mississippi; Roll: M432_370; Page: 82; Image: 166)
Residence: 1860 Township 17, Bankston, Choctaw County, Mississippi
(Source: 1860; Census; Place: Township 17, Choctaw, Mississippi; Roll: M653_579; Page: 0; Image: 235)
Residence: 1870 Ward 8, Lisbon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
(Source: Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration 1870; Roll: M593)

On 27 February 1841, John J. Howard (b: ca. 1807, Greenville Co, SC d: ca. 1789, Claiborne Parish, LA) acquired two parcels of government land in Choctaw County, Mississippi. One parcel was 245 31/100 Acres, and the other was 81 77/100 Acres.

Land Patents in Choctaw County, Mississippi, for John J. Howard (b: ca. 1807, Greenville Co, SC d: bef. 1880, Claiborne Parish, LA)are shown below. (Source: United States, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records: Mississippi, Pre-1908 Land Patents)

PEARL, SYLVESTER 2/27/1841 23376 MS Choctaw 015N - 010E WNE 5 Choctaw
015N - 010E NW 5 Choctaw
(2) HOWARD, JOHN J 2/27/1841 29713 MS Choctaw 015N - 010E ESW 5 Choctaw
(1) MS, Vol. 129, page 62, 27 February 1841, 245 31/100 Acres.
(2) MS, Vol. 140, page 320, 27 February 1841, 81 77/100 Acres.

By 1860 John Howard had moved to Township 17, Bankston, Choctaw County, Mississippi. In 1868 John J. Howard and family moved to Ward 8, Lisbon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

Both John Howard and his wife, Nancy Campbell died about 1879. They are not on the 1880 census.

In her book, "John Howard's Sturdy Limbs, Branches, and Twigs," Virginia H. Strohschein indicates that both John Howard and his wife, Nancy Campbell Howard, are buried in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, about 5 miles northeast of Dubach, Louisiana. Dubach is in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, but Lincoln Parish and Claiborne Parish border each other.

Family links: 
  Nancy Campbell Howard (1817 - 1879)*
  B Jefferson Sillman Howard (1858 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Fellowship Cemetery
Lincoln Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Couch Genealogy
Record added: Jan 28, 2014
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