HOWARD FAMILY ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER #192
July 7, 1998


CONTENTS:
--HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THESE HOWARD FAMILY MEMBERS!
--STILL LOOKING FOR WILLIAM HOWARD.....
--GHOST OF CATHERINE HOWARD.....
--HISTORY OF HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA....
--BIOGRAPHY OF JOEL L. HOWARD....
--SAMSON HOWARD....
--JAMES HOWARD....
--SUSANNAH (HOWARD) HATTON.....
--LOOKING FOR PARENTS OF ROBERT HOWARD....
--SUBSCRIPTION INFO....

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THESE HOWARD FAMILY MEMBERS!
   06 - Christina Mason
   06 - Bill Howard
   07 - Brenda Smith
   08 - Tanya Rautiainen
   11 - Amanda Morris
   12 - Fay Houghton
   14 - Sheila M. Howard

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STILL LOOKING FOR WILLIAM HOWARD.....
I haven't had any luck finding information about my  G/G/ Grandfather, William
Howard and I wondered if you would be kind enough to re-submit the details for
the benefit of new Readers?   We have searched the shipping records, the IGI,
local government births, deaths & marriages where we found the information
below but have been unable to find any trace of G/G/Grandfather William's
birth or death and we have also checked migration records in the hope that he
might have migrated or been transported, all without success.  The only
information I have is that he Married Isabella Findlay, on 25th May, 1840, in
St. James Church of England, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.  He was a Sawyer & lived &
worked at Ruffys Creek, Stringybark & Bulleen.  They had 7 children, Susannah
1840:  Jonathan:  Margaret 1844:
William 1846:  My G/Grandfather, Charles Alexander 1848:  James 1850:
Elizabeth 1851.  Isabella died in Heidelberg, Victoria 21 Aug. 1856.  Margaret
married John Gale Maddox & they, together with her Brother, Charles moved to
Queensland & settled in Milora, South of Harrisville & Ipswich.  Kindest
Regards,
P.S.  In case I didn't tell you, my details are as follows;
Name Lexly Merle HOWARD
Sex: F
Born 23 Aug 1938 St. Andrews Hosp.Roderick St.IPSWICH
Baptised  Congregational (Uniting)
Occupation Clerk-Typiste Housewife
Husband: Errol Leonard ARDRON
We have 3 children Lyndell Joy, Brett Howard and Leanne Adelle.
Our whole family history can be found at our web site, address below.
                      Errol and Lexly ARDRON P.O. Box 85 STANTHORPE 4380
                                           elardron@halenet.com.au
                      Home Page 

http://www.halenet.com.au/~elardron/index.html
Currently researching the families of:- 
IPSWICH AREA:- Ardron; Livermore; Longley; Collins; Whelby; (Origins - UK)
                Carroll; Grace; Monaghan, O'Neill;   (Origins Louth IRELAND)
MARYBOROUGH AREA:- White; Richards; Maidnment; (Origins - UK)
MELBOURNE AREA:- William Howard; Findlay; Cahtfield. (Origins - UK & Scotland)
            CONTACT:  Lexly Ardron. (Nee Howard)  < elardron@halenet.com.au > 
       
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GHOST OF CATHERINE HOWARD.....
Hmm, I had just assumed that the Howard ghost was rather well known.  Yes,
Catherine Howard is said to haunt the castle after Henry VIII had her
beheaded.  Of course, she is also the only one of his wives who actually did
what she was accused of doing, aside from not having a son of course.  Indeed
she was caught in the act of being unfaithful.  She's not so famous as the
Anne
Boleyn ghost since they made a movie about her and anyway she was the mother
of
Elizabeth I.  But Catherine wasn't a good girl. :-)
                CONTRIBUTED BY:  Sara Howard < 76702.543@compuserve.com >

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HISTORY OF HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA....
Brief County History
   Howard County, formally organized by Judge James Lyon of Chickasaw 
County in July 17, 1855, is named in honor of General Tilghman Ashurst 
Howard. He held various offices in Tennessee and Indiana and was a long 
time friend of Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston.
A county seat battle raged in Howard County for 25 years. The county 
seat has been in the towns of Vernon Springs, Howard Center and New 
Oregon. Finally, in 1858, to put a stop to these battles, the county 
seat was located between the towns of Vernon Springs and New Oregon at a 
site called Pike's Peak. In February 1859 the courthouse was built with 
money raised by residents of Vernon Springs and New Oregon. This 
building was deemed unsafe and abandoned in 1865. The county records 
were then moved to a stone building in Vernon Springs.
   In 1867 the citizens of Shook's Grove (now called Cresco) offered the 
county a new building. It was constructed by the Howard County Court 
House Association. In July 1867 the Board of Supervisors moved into this 
building but exceeded its authority when it did this, so the decision 
went to an election. The voters favored keeping the courthouse at Pike's 
Peak, but county business was still conducted at Cresco.
   In 1868 the treasurer's office was broken into, and $13,000 in money and 
securities was stolen. The person responsible was never apprehended.
   This arrangement continued until the courthouse at Cresco burned down on 
December 1, 1876. After the fire the citizens of Cresco agreed to extend 
the city limits to include Pike's Peak. With this done, the Board of 
Supervisors then relocated the courthouse to the town square. It was 
here were Howard County built its present courthouse. This 
Italianate-Classic style building, constructed of light red brick, was 
completed in January 1880. The courthouse association paid $5,707.90, 
and the county paid $1,040 for the building.
   In 1964 voters approved a $60,000 bond issue to improve the courthouse. 
Two additions provided for more storage in the vault and more office 
space. The main structure is still much as it was when completed in 1880.
   Taken from History of County Governments in Iowa, published in 1992 by 
Iowa State Association of Counties, Des Moines, Iowa
Archaeological Site Information
As of June 1996, there are 22 archaeological sites recorded in Howard County.
Last updated on June 21, 1996, by Patti Streicher
Return to the Northeast Iowa Home Page
Return to the State Archaeologist Home Page
         URL 
South West Iowa Regional Genealogy Queries 

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BIOGRAPHY OF JOEL L. HOWARD....
Howard, Joel L., farmer and stock dealer, section 33, P.O. Tabor; born 
March 9, 1842, in Dover, Windham county, Vermont, where he lived until 
fifteen years of age. His youth was passed in working on a farm and 
attending school. He arrived in Iowa May 9, 1857, and located in Fremont 
county. Was married December 12, 1878, to Miss Electa, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah Miller. She was born in Green county, Ohio. They are 
members of the Congregational church of Tabor. He is well esteemed by 
his neighbors as a christian man, a good school teacher and a quiet 
unpretentious citizen. He owns a good farm of 154 acres, and a separate 
ten acres of timber land. His farm is well adapted to feeding and 
raising stock, in which business he is largely engaged. 
p. 610 Rawles Township 
        SOURCE:  Mills County History Book (Iowa)
        CONTRIBUTED BY:  Ramonyca Howard < Ramonyca@aol.com >
  
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SAMSON HOWARD....
Howard, Samson, section 24, P.O. Malvern; a worthy citizen of Mills 
county; who was born in Lincolnshire, England, January 1, 1835. His 
youth was spent on a farm and attaining an education in the common 
schools. In 1853 he came to America locating in Ohio. After residing in 
Loraine, Ontario and Woods counties he moved to St. Joe county, 
Michigan. In May 1871, he came to Mills county. July 20, 1861, he was 
married to Miss Letty Hallam of Michigan, who was born in England, 
January 4, 1842. By this union they have nine children: Marietta, Elmer 
E., Ella J., Francis E., Letty E., George H., Charles W., Herbert P. and 
Walter O. Mr. Howard owns a good farm of 80 acres. 
p. 695 Ingraham Township 
        SOURCE:  Mills County History Book (Iowa)
        CONTRIBUTED BY:  Ramonyca Howard < Ramonyca@aol.com >
  
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JAMES HOWARD....
Please add my name to the Howard Newsletter.  My 4th g grandfather was James
Howard .  He was born in MD in 1755.  Served in the Rev. War.  Located in
Montgomery Co. KY on Slate Creek.  Built Howard's Mill.  Married Mary Bryan.
Their daughter Sarah married Abel Morgan son of Ralph Morgan who established
Morgan's Station in Montgomery Co.
        CONTACT:  Darrell Holt < DHoltonJP@aol.com >

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SUSANNAH (HOWARD) HATTON.....
IAM SEARCHING FOR A SUSANNAH HOWARD BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA l9th
OF SEPTEMBER
l;874.  HER FATHER WAS CHARLES GREENBERRY HOWARD..SHE MARRIED
EPHRAIM HATTON
BORN l784 IN PENNSYLVANIA   .  THEY WERE MARRIED IN CLARK COUNTRY
KENTUCKY. 8
march l803 ACCORDIONG TO MY IRECORDS.  ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE
APPRECIATED.
      CONTACT:  WJPTEACH@aol. com

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LOOKING FOR PARENTS OF ROBERT HOWARD....
I am searching for the parents of Robert Howard. He died in White County TN 9
Oct 1832, leaving widow Nancy.  He first purchased land in White County in
1808. His children were George; William (7 Sept 1792 TN -9 April 1861 IN) m.
Susannah Rogers in 1820 in Clark Co KY;  Isaac m. 1st to Sarah, 2nd to Judah
Griffin, died Van Buren Co TN before 1870; Ignatius (3 Dec 1796 TN - 12 May
1871 IL) m. Mary Duncan; James m. Elizabeth, died White County TN before Dec
1827; Robert Jr (21 May 1799 - 30 Apr 1877 TN) m. Elizabeth Duncan; Martha
(1804 - bef 1880 Wright Co MO) m. John Rogers; Margaret m. William Warner &
moved to Iowa; and Mary Howard, unmarried.  I descend from Ignatius Howard. If
anyone has any ideas about this family my email is "berrydan@juno.com".  Thank
you.
       CONTACT:   Ronda Berry  < berrydan@juno.com >

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