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Updated September 5, 2000

Seeking information on parents of Benjamin Martin HOWARD b: Abt 1829, possibly Salem, GA, married ca 1849 or 1850 to Julia (possibly O'NEAL), b: Abt 1829. Benjamin & Julia lived in South Pittsburg, Marion Co. TN, Jackson Co, AL, DeKalb Co, AL, Union Co, SC, Chattanoga TN. Need info on correct birth & death dates of Benjamin & Julia and where Benjamin HOWARD and Julia O'NEAL were buried (TN or AL??)
Their children were : 1) James A. HOWARD b: 1/15/1851 Jackson, AL, unknown who James married but his wife died at age 90, Sep 9, 1955; 2) Thomas Harvey HOWARD b: Abt 1851 Jackson, AL, d: 7/8/1934 Roberta, Bryan Co, OK.; 3) Cicero H. HOWARD b: Abt 1853, Jackson Co, AL.; 4) Alfred B.D. HOWARD (my g-grandfather) b: Abt 1855 Jackson Co, AL., d. Abt 1931 Muleshoe, Bailey Co, TX - married Annie COX. 5) William W. HOWARD b: Abt 1858, Jackson Co, AL or So. Pittsburgh,Marion Co, TN. 6) Marion HOWARD b: About 1860, So. Pittsburgh, Marion Co, TN,d: Abt 1923. Julia O'NEAL HOWARD died during the birth of her son Marion or shortly

Benjamin M. HOWARD then married (Abt 1865 or 1866) Rhoda POWELL STEDMAN,(b: abt. 1842 - was 58 yrs on 1900 census) whose husband had died leaving her a widow with a young son, Jefferson STEDMAN (STIDHAM)b: Aug 1861. Benjamin and Rhoda HOWARD had the following sons: 1) James or Jessie Martin HOWARD, b: Feb 14,1867 So.Pittsburgh, TN d: Feb 27, 1933 Malone, Hill Co, TX. 2) Washington (Wash) L. HOWARD B: June 25, 1869, Marion Co, TN. d: June 21, 1930 Ft.Worth, TX.. buried Ft.Worth, TX. 3) Henry Erwin HOWARD, b: Abt 1875, Marion Co, TN, d: Ft.Worth, Tarrant Co, TX. buried Cottonwood Cemetery, Malone, Hill Co, TX. 4) Edward HOWARD, b: Abt 1878, So, Pittsburgh, Marion Co, TN, d: Abt 1920, Malone, Hill Co, TX: married a girl with surname of EARLEY, buried Cottonwood Cemetery, Malone, Hill Co, TX. Was 22 years of age on 1900 census.

Rhoda POWELL Stedman Howard was the daughter of Jessie POWELL and Hixie MARTIN (Hixie MARTIN POWELL (b: June 26, 1813; d: July 18, 1906) is buried in Henderson County, TX in Becks Cemetery by the side of Daniel ELLIS and her daughter Juda Ann POWELL. Rhoda's known sister was Juda Ann POWELL who married Daniel E. ELLIS. Juda POWELL ELLIS and Dan ELLIS are also buried in Henderson County, TX. I need any information on POWELL & MARTIN & ELLIS lines.

Any information will be greatly appreciated. Will share any information I have on these lines. Virginia M. FINLEY, my regular mailing address is 1612 Montclair, Rockwall, TX 75087 or E-mail is:


Virginia Mae Finley

1612 Montclair
Rockwall, TX 75087
United States
Fax: 972-771-0467

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