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Mary Ann Howard 

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Simeon Daniel Howard
1815 - 4/1870

Experance Josie Ellis
1820 - 3/1870
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Mary Ann Howard
10/1840 - 1915
Mary Ann Howard was born on an unknown day in October 1840 in Russell Co., Alabama and died about 1915 in Morgan, Georgia. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 74 years old.

We know she had a daughter name Willie (her name may have been William S. - notice the 1870 census).
In the 1900 census - Mary says she has given birth to two children and only Willie, her daughter, is still living. In the 1880 census there is an Elizabeth (born 1869)listed as a sister, but may be a daughter. In 1910 she also says she is a widow. Who did she marry?
Census1/1/1850 AL (Henry County) 9 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) 9 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) 19 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. 
Land Deed4/21/1870 GA (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
Mary Ann Howard sells her parcel of land for $12.50 and Orna (Rena) Howard sells her parcel of land for $5 to W. J. Wilkinson. The four acres of land is located in the north east corner of the south half of lot number 119 in the 3rd district.  
Census6/16/1870 Georgia Militia District 626 GA (Calhoun County) 29 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. 
Census6/8/1880 1123 District GA (Calhoun County) 39 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 
Other12/10/1888 GA (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
Mary Ann Howard and Martha Bowen are charged with keeping lewd home. A court date is set for December 13, 1888. 
Land Deed1/7/1889 GA (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
Jesse L. Pierce sells land to Mary Ann Howard and Anna(Rena?) Howard sells for ten dollars. The four acres of land is located in the north west corner of the south half of lot number 119 in the 3rd district.  
Census6/4/1900 Militia District 1123 GA (Calhoun County) 59 yrs old 
Recorded as family #46: Willie Aycock (white female, widdowed, age 31, born Oct 1899), Lula B Aycock (daughter, age 7, born Apr 1869), Alma Aycock (daughter, age 4, born Aug 1895), Charley Aycock (son, age 1, born Nov 1898), and Mary Howard (mother, age 59, born Oct 1840). Willie has given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living. Mary has given birth to two children and only Willie, her daughter, is still living. All say they were born in GA as were their parents. Willie is a farm laborer and Mary is keeping house. Lula has been attending school. Mary cannot read or write, but Willie can. They own the house where they live.  
Census4/20/1910 1123-Malitia Dist GA (Calhoun County) 69 yrs old 
Recorded as family #19: Willie Aycock (age 41, female), Amy (daughter, age 13), Effie (daughter, age 11), Lenwood (son, age 5), Varna Moody (daughter, age 16), Minnie H. Moody (daughter, age 13 ?) and Mary A. Howard (mother, age 69, widowed). Everyone was born in GA except Willie's mother, who was born in AL. Willie indicated she and her daughters have been un-employed during the last 15 months. She is widowed, the mother of 7 children and 4 are still living. Varma is a widow and has one child. Mary states she is a widow, with one child. The children have been attending school. 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1915 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 74 yrs old 
Morgan Methodist Cemetery. Mary Ann Howard grave marker has no dates.  

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10 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.
7 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
10 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
11 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
12 1852 Taylor County formed.
13 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
14 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
16 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
17 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
18 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
30 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
35 1875 Oconee County formed.
65 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
72 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
74 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
4 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
13 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
16 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
19 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
25 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
29 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
37 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
39 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
49 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
55 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
57 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
60 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
60 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.
61 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
62 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
63 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
64 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
66 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
66 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
66 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
72 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
73 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
74 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
21 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
22 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
45 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
68 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
72 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
73 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
2 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
15 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
20 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
22 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
23 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
25 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
28 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
35 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
36 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
69 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
70 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.
69 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
74 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.
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Willie Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1869 and died in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1947. She was 78 years old.

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