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Simeon Daniel Howard  Jr.

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Simeon Daniel Howard
1815 - 4/1870

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1820 - 3/1870
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Simeon Daniel Howard Jr.
12/11/1843 - 1/8/1919
Simeon Daniel Howard, Jr., was born on December 11, 1843 in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama and died on January 8, 1919 in Gadsden County, Florida. He lived to be 75 years old.

He was called "Sim". Note in the census reports he appears to be younger that the 12/11/1837 date of birth he gave in 1907 pension document. He was younger than Mary his sister and didn't appear in the 1840 census. Probably he date of birth was 1842 or 1843. He may have changed his birth date in order to enlist. He was a CSA Private in the 51 St. GA Inf. Co. E. He enlisted in 1962 and was honorably discharged on May 6, 1865
He was shot in the battle of Cedar Creek,VA October 19, 1864 through left knee and in the chin. The shot to the knee cause stiffness of the joint, so he was unable to work a full day and received pension.

Simeon adopted his daughter Martha Jane Rigsby-Howard when she was ten years old, Her mother is Manerva Rigsby.
After Martha passed, Sim raised his grandchildren, Simmie Crawford (7/1882), Henry D. Crawford (12/1884 -bef.1920), Rena J. Crawford (8/1886)and James Enock Crawford (4/1889)

He married Mary "Polly" Brown. They had one child named Ben Howard.

Census1/1/1850 AL (Henry County) 6 yrs old 
page 10, Line 20 Simeon Howard - one male under 21, one male over 21,
one female under 21 and one female over 21.
Alabama State Census 
Census6/26/1850 AL (Russell County) 6 yrs old 
Recorded as family #1260: Simeon Howard (age 35), Exy (age 30), Mary (age 10), Simeon (age 6) and Sarah (age 4). Simeon Sr., Exy and Mary were born in GA and Simeon Jr. and Sarah were born in AL. The children have not attended school during the past year. 
Census6/9/1860 Beat One AL (Russell County) 16 yrs old 
family#122 - Simeon Howard (age 46, a day laborer born in GA) and his wife Exey (age 40, born in GA) Mary (age 19), Simeon (age 18, day laborer), S. J. (female, age 16), J. F. (female, age 12), William (age 8), and Thomas Laudin or Lawless (age 64, relationship unknown)He was born in VA and cannot read or write. Personal estate is estimated at $100. Children are born in AL. There is a mark in the box for race beside Simeon and Simeon Jr. name. 
Military3/4/1862 GA (Calhoun County) 18 yrs old 
Enlisted as a Private on 22 March 1862 at the age of 18, born in 1844. Enlisted in CSA POCHITLA GUARDS, Company E, 51st Infantry Regiment Georgia. 
Other9/17/1866 GA (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is listed as number 1 and Simeon Howard Jr. is listed as number 11 in this Juror summons.  
Census6/16/1870 Georgia Militia District 626 GA (Calhoun County) 26 yrs old 
The children of Simeon and Exey Howard are recorded as two families. Neither parent is recorded:

Recorded as family #127: Sim D. Howard (age 22, born in AL), Polley (age 29, born in GA) and brother -William J. (age 15, born in AL). The men are farm laborers and Polley is keeping house. Sim estimates the value of his personal estate to be $125. Sim and William cannot read or write.

Recorded as family #128: Mary A. Howard (age 32), Sarah J. (age 21), Eliza ? (age 16), and William S. (age 1). The women were born in AL while the boy was born in GA. They indicate they can read by not write. 
Other9/7/1875 GA (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
Calhoun County ~ To the Superior of said county
The petition of Simeon D. Howard of said county respectfully showeth that he is desirous of adopting the girl child of Manerva Rigsby named Martha Jane Rigsby so as to render said child capable of inheriting petitioners property & partaking petitioners name. That said child is of the age of ten years. And that the petitioners is the reported father of said child Martha Ann, and that the mother of said child is incapable of raise & educate & support said child is living and consents to petitioners so application. Wherefore petitioners prays to passing an order in conformity with the statue in such case made and primed.
This Sept. 6th 1875 Simeon D. Howard by his atty. L. G. Castledge
I consent to the above petition this Sept. 7th 1875
Manerva Rigsby
( her mark)
In presences of J R Brown
If appearing by the petitioners of Simeon D. Howard of said county that said petitioner is desirous of adopting Martha Jane Rigsby the reputed child of said petitioners so as to render said child capable of inheriting his petitioners property and if appearing that the mother of said child consents to said application and the court being satisfied of the truth of the facts stated in said petition therefore it is ordered and declared Martha Ann Rigsby daughter of Manerva Rigsby of the age of ten years the refuted child of petitioners in the adopted child of said petitioners and capable of inherently his property according to the state in such case is made ; and it is further ordered that said child take the name of petitioner according to the statute in such cases made
Save in open court this Sept. 21 st 1875
John L. Harris Judge of le Blessedly  
Other3/1/1877 GA (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is arrested and charged with shooting at another person. 
Other3/1/1877 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
The State vs S.D. Howard , A. Hatcher ~ The kidnapping in Calhoun supr. court
Defendant S.D. Howard having been assisted in the above stated case, and at the last learn of this court having made a demand for trial which demand was then and these allowed by the court and the case now at this March term 1877 being called in its order and the said defendant S.D. Howard still awaiting trial these be my jurors impaneled competent to try said case and the state refusing to try said case. It is ordered that said demand be allowed and the said defendant the said S. D. Howard , be & is hereby discharged from his said arrest and that an exonerate be in upon his bond for appearance.
G.J. Wright JSCAC  
Land Deed1/1/1878 GA (Early County) 34 yrs old 
Georgia, Property Tax Digests 1878-1882- Name: Simeon D Howard, Militia District: District 1123, Damascus Militia District Number: 854, County: Early - no property list  
Census1/1/1878 Damascus GA (Early County) 34 yrs old 
Property tax digest, 854 district , page 615, line 18: Simeon D. Howard (no land listed), value of household $10 , value of live stock $15 
Other1/1/1879 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Name: Simeon D. Howard, Year: 1879-1883, Post Office: Morgan, District: Morgan, District Number: 1123, Place: Calhoun, Georgia,  
Other12/12/1879 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
The State ~vs~ Simeon Howard
Indictment for shooting at another
plea of guilty at item Sept. adjd Term of Calhoun Supr. Court 1879. Wherefore it is considered and as judged by the court the defendant Simeon Howard be confined in the common jail of said county for the term of four months provided the said defendant may be discharged from said confinement at any time upon his paying a fine of thirty dollars and all the costs of this case and the sheriff of said case is charged with the execution of this sentence. Save in open court this Sept. Adjd Term 1879
December 12/1879.
G.J. Wright JSCSC

minutes, book B, pages 533-534  
Census6/3/1880 District 1123 GA (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
Georgia Agriculture census - page 4, line 5: Sim D. Howard - 100 acres of land, 300 head of live stock, farm valued at $1225

next door Ann L. Ellis  
Census6/8/1880 1123 District GA (Calhoun County) 36 yrs old 
#53 -- Sim D. Howard (age 36, a farmer born in AL, both parents born in GA) and his wife Polly (age 40, born in GA, both parents born in GA). Willie Crawford (16, born in GA), a nephew, is living with them and working as a farm laborer.

#54 - Henry H. Crawford (21) and wife, Martha J. (16). both born in GA. Henry is a farm laborer.

#56: Mary A. Howard (age 39, born in GA) is listed as head of household consisting of her sisters: Sarah J (age 34), Renea (age 27), Elizabeth (age 11), Sena B. (age 2, relationship stated as Mary's niece). All say they were born in AL, their father was born in GA and their mother was born in North Carolina. Sarah is a farm laborer and the rest are keeping house.

note next door to Sim is Ann L. Ellis (1827 AL) she is the widow of William B. Ellis (1830 GA) -he maybe related to Sim's mother 
Other1/1/1882 Morgan , district 1193 GA (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
Property tax digest, page 248, line 19 - Simeon D. Howard - no land listed, value of household $20, value of live stock $85, Value of farm tools $3, value of all other property $90, value of whole property $198, amount of tax $1 
Land Deed6/19/1895  AL (Henry County) 51 yrs old 
Name: Simeon D. Howard
Land Office: MONTGOMERY, Document Number: 14035, Total Acres: 40.03, Misc. Doc. Nr.: 23936, Signature: Yes, Canceled Document: No, Issue Date: 19 Jun 1895, Mineral Rights Reserved: No, Metes and Bounds: No, Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392, Multiple Warantee Names: No, Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862, Multiple Patentee Names: No, Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original, Land Description: 1 SESW ST STEPHENS No 4N 28E 29 
Military1/1/1899 Colombia AL (Henry County) 55 yrs old 
3266, 12442 - page 1 -Alabama Confederate Pension Application for Simeon D. Howard.
At the battle of Cedar Creek in Virgina, he was shot through left knee causing a little stiffness of the joint. He says it hurts him so he can't do a full days work. Shot also in the chin but no permanent injury ruptured in one side.
He was honorably discharged on May 5, 1865 at Camp Davis ,GA.  
Military5/31/1899 Columbia AL (Henry County) 55 yrs old 
3266, 12442 - Alabama Confederate Pension Application for Simeon D. Howard. (age 59)
List of Property

At the battle of Cedar Creek in Virgina, he was shot through left knee causing a little stiffness of the joint. He says it hurts him so he can't do a full days work. Shot also in the chin but no permanent injury ruptured in one side. He was honorably discharged on May 5, 1865 at Camp Davis ,GA.  
Military6/3/1899  GA (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
Affidavit of witness - Moses Timmons states that S.D. Howard did severe in the 51 St. GA Inf. Co. E and was honorable discharged.  
Military11/24/1899 Columbia AL (Henry County) 55 yrs old 
Warrant # 7710 -S. D. Howard receives $11.80 as pension.  
Census1/1/1900 Columbia AL (Henry County) 56 yrs old 
#176 -Sim Howard (age 53,March 1847, AL), Mary B. Howard (63,Jan.1837, GA), Grandson -Simmey Crawford (17,July 1882, GA), grandson-Henry D. Crawford (15, Dec.1884 GA), gran-daughter-Berta J. Crawford (13, Aug.1886, GA), grandson-James E. Crawford (11,Apr. 1889, GA), sister-n-law-Caliley Sheffield (61, Dec. 1838, GA). Sim and Mary have been married 30 years and had one child that is not living. Sim is a farmer. James,Bertha and Henry attend school. Caliley is a widow with no children.  
Military10/1/1902 Columbia AL (Henry County) 58 yrs old 
Receipt for pension warrant for S. D. Howard. 
Military1/1/1907 AL (Houston County) 63 yrs old 
Name: Simeon Daniel Howard, Birth Date: Dec.11, 1837, Birth Place: Alabama, Henry County, Abbeville, Enlistment Date: 1861, Enlistment Place: Morgan, Georgia, Rank:Private, Enlistment Age: 24, Regiment or Unit: 51st Georgia, Company Unit: E, Remarks: Continued until honorably discharged
Author: Census, Tax Assessor, Houston County 1907 
Military1/1/1907 Columbia AL (Henry County) 63 yrs old 
Confederate Pension -Case # 12442 - stated S.D. Howard is transferred to Huston County, AL 
Census4/28/1910 Douglas Crossroads AL (Henry County) 66 yrs old 
# 175 Sim D. Howard (age 80), widow -married 43 years, Farmer, born in Al. his father was born in GA and mother born in AL. sister in law- Ailie M. Sheffield - last name crossed out, (age 70), widow, cook, Born in GA, she had 6 children, 4 are living. niece- Clndie Crawford (age 27)born in GA, she is blind. 
Death Certificate1/8/1919 FL (Gadsden County) 75 yrs old 
S. D. Howard - Book: 62, number: 508,County: Gadsden, State: Florida, Gender: Male, Race: White, age: 89, year: 1919, date: Jan. 8, cause of death: Influenza, burial: Hospital cemetery , date of burial: Jan. 9, 1919  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/8/1919 Chattahoochee FL (Gadsden County) 75 yrs old 
S. B. Howard - death: Jan. 8, 1919, burial: Florida State Hospital Cemetery, Plot: Cemetery 3, Div. 1, row 21 
Military5/2/1919 Tallahassee FL (Leon County) 75 yrs old 
Department of Pensions State of Florida
May 2nd, 1919
Pension Commissioner,
Montgomery, Ala.
Dear Sir:
Miss Simmie Crawford, totally blind, grand-daughter and only heir, as she states to me of S. D. Howard, a pensioner of Houston, county, Alabama, came in to see me this morning with a view to the collection of the funeral benefit and balance of pension due Mr. Howard to the date of his death, he having died on January, 9th 1919. His pension due Jan. 1st. 1919, was in the P.O. here but was not received before his death and was therefore returned.
Mr. Howard was, as has been stated to me, on a visit here when he died and proof of his death and the fact that Miss Crawford is entitled to the amounts, can be satisfactorily established.

Kindly communicate with her c/o Dixie Boarding House, Bainbridge, Georgia.
Yours very truly,
Sinclair Wells  
Military5/8/1919  Dothan AL (Houston County) 75 yrs old 
Hon. Sinclair Wells, Secretary, State Pension Board, Tallahassee, Fla

Dear Sir:
Your letter of May 2nd, with reference of former pensioner S.D. Howard, of this state, and his grand-daughter Miss Semmie Crawford, has been received.

In reply to same, I beg to advise that Mr. Howard was formerly a pensioner of this state. In October, 1917, his pension warrant was mailed by the Probate Judge of Houston county back to us with notation that he had moved to Georgia. In July, 1918 , we received a letter from the Probate Judge of Houston County to the effect that this was in error and that he was a resident of Alabama. A pension warrant under that date was issued in favor of Mr. Howard for $87.50, being back pay. A warrant was also issued in October , 1918, and one issued in January, 1919, in his favor. However, in March, 1919, the Probate Judge returned all of these warrants, stating that Mr. Howard was dead. It would appear from this that it had been several months since he had been in Alabama. Our pension law provides that if a pensioner dies leaving no widow or minor children, the last pension warrant after his death shall apply first to the burial expenses and second, to expenses incurred in his last illnesses. I see no provision in the law whereby Miss Crawford would be entitled to any pension issued in favor of Mr. Howard.
Thanking you for the interest you took in the matter, I am Very truly yours,

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7 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
2 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
7 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
18 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
21 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
22 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
22 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
27 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
39 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
40 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
41 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
63 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
74 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
22 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
26 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
34 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
36 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
46 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
52 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
54 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
57 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
57 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
58 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
59 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
60 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
61 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
63 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
63 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
63 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
69 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
70 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
71 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
42 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
65 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
69 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
70 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
74 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
76 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
22 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
25 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
32 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
33 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
66 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
67 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
66 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
71 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
74 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
76 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.

Minerva Rigsby
Born about 1846 and died about 1910
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Mary 'Polly' Brown
Born on an unknown day in January 1837 and died about 1909.
They were married 1/1/1870.

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The Children of Simeon Daniel Howard Jr.

Martha Jane Rigsby - Howard
Born in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia about 1865 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1900. She was about 35 years old.

She married Henry H. Crawford (1859- before 1900)
Simmie Crawford (July 1882 GA)-(she was blind)
Henry D.Crawford (Dec. 1884 GA -bef.1919)-married Ethel Blanchard
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Ben Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1872 and died in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1879. He was about 7 years old.

He doesn't appear in the census reports. In the 1900 census Sim and Polly state they had one child who passed way. ...
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