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William  Howard 

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William Howard
1780 - 1850


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William Howard
1825 - 1885
William Howard was born about 1825 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1885 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 60 years old.

Possible brother of Simeon Howard. Notice in the 1850 census he is living near Simeon.

William married Sarah Russell in 1845. Sarah was the daughter of Elizabeth and _______ Russell.

We believe there is connection to these other marriages, possibly brothers and sisters to Sarah or William.
Elizabeth Russell ~m~ Nathan Howard 1844 - witness Green Howard
Nancy Russell ~m~ William Howard 1842 - witness Green Howard
Census1/1/1830 AL (St. Cair County) 5 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Howard.  line 24 -William Howard- two males (10-15),two males (20-30), 0ne male (50-60), one female (40-50).

next door: line 25 -John Howard - one male (under 5),one male (20-30),one female (15-20).  
Land Deed10/25/1838 GA (Baker County) 13 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William Howard.  land deed between John H. Howard, William S. Howard and William J. Beaty.In the County of Early now Baker. recorded on 9/19/1854 
Census1/1/1840 AL (Russell County) 15 yrs old 
The families of John, William and Simeon Howard are recorded near each other. Family members in each household consist of:
  • page 37 #24 - William -- The ages of all males are: One under 5 years old; one between 5-9; one 15-19; one 20-29; and one between 60-69. One female lives in the house between the age of 20-29.
  • page 37 #23 - Simeon -- Living in Simeon's house are one male between the age of 30-39 and one female between the age of 20-29.
  • page 55 #17 - John -- 1 one male between 20-29; one female between 5-9; one female between 30-39.
  • page 27 #10 -Ralph --two male under 5, two males 5-9,two males 10-14, one male between 30-39; two females under 5,two female between 5-9; one female between 20-29,one female between 30-39. 16 male slaves and 8 female slaves
Additional information about Russell County, AL around 1840: Russell County was created in 1832 by an act of the Alabama General Assembly and named for a Creek War hero (Col. John Russell). It is the home of several forts, including Fort Mitchell. It contains several major waterways including the Chattahoochee and Big Uchee Rivers. 
Marriage12/25/1845 AL (Russell County) 20 yrs old 
Sarah Russell ~m~ William Howard 1845 - witness by Jeremiah Segar  
Census1/25/1850 AL (Russell County) 25 yrs old 
Family # 1219 - William Howard (age 25), Sarah Howard (20), Mary Howard (5), Martha Howard (4). William and Sarah were born in GA, all children in AL. William is a farmer.

also on the same page :
#1215 James Russell 30 GA, Mary 22 GA, Rebecca 2 AL
# 1216 Nathan Howard 30 AL, Elizabeth 25, Nancy 8, John 6, William 4, James 2 , Richard 1
# 1217 -Elizabeth Russell 60 GA, Hannah 18 AL, Nancy 16 AL, Mark 14 AL  

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10 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
12 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
15 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
25 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.
1 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
2 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
5 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
6 1831 Sumter County is formed.
7 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
8 1833 Walker County is formed.
11 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
12 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
13 1838 Chattooga County formed
22 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
25 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
26 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
27 1852 Taylor County formed.
28 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
29 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
31 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
32 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
33 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
45 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
50 1875 Oconee County formed.
5 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
14 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
19 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
28 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
31 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
34 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
40 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
44 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
52 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
54 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
3 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
9 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
36 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
37 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
57 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
60 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
5 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
10 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
12 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
15 1840 Oregon Trail is established
17 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
30 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
35 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
37 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
38 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
40 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
43 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
50 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
51 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
8 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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