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Descendants of Alexander Howard

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 HOWARD (ALEXANDER1) was born 1728 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, and died 14 Oct 1818 in Greenville Co., South Carolina. He married AVIS. She was born 1745, and died in Plains, Greenville Co., South Carolina (now Simpsonville).

Notes for J
John Howard was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1793 at Main Saluda River Baptist Church (located in Greenville Co., S.C.) John and his wife, Avis, were on the roll of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Greenville Co., S.C. in 1800. In 1804, John and Avis were on the roll of Clear Springs Baptist Church, (lower) Greenville Co., S.C

John Howard, living in what is now Simpsonville, S.C. with his wife, Avis, has proven records of having served in the Revolutionary War in the Militia of South Carolina. John enlisted during Aug. 1775 in Charleston Volunteer Militia under Captain Charles Drayton (SC Roster, Rev War). He was buried under a hand-hewn tombstone located in the Howard Cemetery off Georgia Road in Simpsonville. His will is recorded as proven 29 October 1819 in Greenville County, S.C.

from the "Laurens County, SC MESNE Conveyance" records.
Feb 26, 1798 (deed)
John HOWARD Sr. of Greenville County SC to William Collins of Laurens County. Con: 40 pounds sterling, 75 acres on the branch of Durbin Creek, the waters of Enoree River SC, Laurens County. Part of tract granted to John NOVILL, by heirship from NOVILL conveyed to John HOWARD Sr.
Signed: John HOWARD (his mark)
Witt: William Gilbert Jr.
Samuel Howard
Proved by Wm. Gilbert before Daniel Wright JP
Feb. 27, 1798

Notes for A
In the 1850 Census of Greenville Co., Avis was living with Henry Youn and Wiley (Howard) Stokes; Wiley was a daughter of Joseph Howard.
Children of J
  i.   NATHAN3 HOWARD, b. Bef. 1760.
  ii.   ELIZABETH HOWARD, b. 1760, Greenville Co., South Carolina; m. TRIPPLETT CANADY.
John Howard had a daughter, Elizabeth. Just for interest sake, do you have a marriage for this daughter? In my research, I have come to the conclusion that she married John Cannady. They had at least 4 known children. I am sure there are more, I just have not found them at this time. The children are Benijah (Benagah, all kind of spellings); Wiliam; Triplett; and James.
I believe that John Howard's mother was Joahana Tripplet, thus the use of the surname as a given name for Elizabeth's child.
Also, Tripplet married his first cousin, Rebecca Howard. Rebecca is the daugther of Edward Howard and Mary Unknown. Tripplet and family migrated to Kentucky.
A. D. Smith
South Carolina

  iii.   SUSANNAH HOWARD, b. 1763, Greenville Co., South Carolina; m. JOHN STOKES.
4. iv.   EDWARD HOWARD, b. 1765, Greenville Co., South Carolina; d. 1809, Greenville Co., South Carolina.
5. v.   STEPHEN HOWARD, b. 1767; d. 15 Jul 1844.
6. vi.   JOHN HOWARD, JR., b. 11 Feb 1767, Greenville Co., South Carolina; d. 08 Apr 1851, Sagefield, Morgan Co., Tennessee.
7. vii.   WILLIAM P. M. HOWARD, REV., b. 1773, Greenville Co., South Carolina; d. 08 Mar 1841, Laurens Co., S.C..
8. viii.   SAMUEL H. HOWARD, b. 28 Feb 1775, Plains, Greenville Co., South Carolina; d. 09 Jan 1853, Plains, Greenville Co., South Carolina.
Greenville Death Notices 1848-1849
Departed this life, at his residence in Greenville District, on the 9th, Mr. Thomas A. Howard, son of Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Mary Howard, in the 33rd year of his age. Mr. Howard died of the fever that has proved so fatal in the portion of this District in which he lived. He has left a wife and four children, and a large train of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

  x.   SARAH HOWARD, b. 1781; d. 1860; m. RICHARD JONES.
9. xi.   JOSEPH NEWLAND HOWARD, b. 1783, Simpsonville, Greenville Co.,South Carolina; d. 1860, Simpsonville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.
  xii.   AVIS HOWARD, b. 1785, Greenville Co., South Carolina; d. 1850, Simpsonville, South Carolina.
  Notes for AVIS HOWARD:
Presumably impaired either physically or mentally as it was a provision of her fathers will that she was placed in the care first of her mother and then her brother, Joseph.

3. PETER2 HOWARD (ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1730 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, and died Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Rowan or Lincoln Co., North Carolina. He married (1) ANN PORTMAN. She was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married (2) SARAH PORTMAN.

Notes for P
Peter Howard probably resided in Granville County, NC about 1760. In that year his brother, Alexander Howard died and named his brothers Peter and John in his will. Peter and his wife, Ann were later in Rowan County, N.C.; old Tryon County, N.C.; Union, Spartanburg, and Greenville Counties, South Carolina.

In May of 1788, Peter Howard witnessed the sale of property in Greenville County -- John Portman, planter (96 Dist) to Abraham Chastain, planter (Greenville Co.).
Greenville Co., SC, Deed Books A - C, #130:
May 20, 1788 John Portman, planter (96 Dist) to Abraham Chastain, planter (Greenville Co): for 30 pounds sterling sold 100 acres; border: Portman, a branch, & Priteet; part of 490 acres granted Jun 5, 1786 by Gov. William Moultrie to John Portman on "the" branches of S. fork of Tyger R; grant border: William Grant sr & Tobias "Prittett". (signed) John Portman's mark "P"; witness Peter Howard & George Hayns; wit. oath Aug 18, 1788 by P Howard & G Hayns; book A page 290.

Feb. 14, 1789 Peter Howard, yeoman (Greenville co) to John Lucas (same); for 10 pounds sold 50 ac on N side of S Tyger R; part of 200 ac granted Jan 21, 1785 by Gov. Benjamin Guerard to Nicholas Jasper on both sides of S Tyger R and sold by Nicholas Jasper to Peter Howard. (signed) Peter Howard; witness Johathan Holcomb & James Tubb; wit. oath Feb. 16, 1789 acknowledged; (book B page 12, Greenville Co., SC Deed Books.)

Oct. 14, 1801 Peter Howard (Greenville Dist) to Thomas Howard (same); for $50 sold 50 ac on S side of Tyger R; part of a grant Jan. 21, 1785 to Nicholas Jesper. (signed) Peter Howard; witness W Few & John Lucas; proved Oct. 16, 1801 by William Few before Reubin Barrett JQ; recorded Nov. 20, 1801; Greenville Co., SC Deed book F p. 325.
(Deed Abstracts: "Abstracts of Deeds: Greenville County, SC" by Dr. A. B. Pruitt)
In 1790, there were only four Howards in Greenville County, S.C., namely: Peter, Thomas, John, and Nathan. It is assumed that these were related. Peter and John were brothers and Thomas was Peter's son and Nathan was John's son. Of the four Howards in Greenville at that time, Thomas and John have proven Revolutionary War service, even though it is believed that all four had participated in patriotic service during the late 1770's and early 1780's. Peter Howard is on the 1790 census of Greenville Co. which shows 3 males over 16, 1 male under 16 and 6 females.
Peter is believed to be the same Peter Howard that is in the 1810 Wayne County, Kentucky census along with a Portman Howard (probably his son).

Note: Peter may have had another son, Peter Howard. This Peter Howard was born 4 April 1762 and died 9 May 1827. He served as a Private from Virginia in the Revolutionary War. He was married to Sarah Strickland.

More About P
Census 1790: not found
Census 1800: M32-47, pg 258, Greenville Co., SC 20101-01101
Census 1810: Wayne Co., Kentucky census
Children of P
10. i.   THOMAS3 HOWARD, b. 25 Feb 1760; d. 24 Feb 1838, Glassy Mountain, Greenville Co., South Carolina.
11. ii.   PORTMAN HOWARD, b. Abt. 1770, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1840, Overton Co, Tennessee.
12. iii.   JANE HOWARD, b. Bef. 1774.
13. iv.   LUCINDA HOWARD, b. Abt. 1780.
14. v.   MATILDA HOWARD, b. Abt. 1785; d. Bef. 1821, Mississippi.
  vii.   NANCY HOWARD.
  viii.   SON HOWARD, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800.
  ix.   SON HOWARD, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800.
  x.   LUCINDA HOWARD, b. Unknown; m. AARON SWAFFORD; b. Unknown, Greenville Dist., South Carolina.

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