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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.
12/11/1837 - 1920
Simeon Daniel Howard, Jr., was born on December 11, 1837 in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama and died about 1920 in Henry County, Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 82 years old.

He was called "Sim". Note in the census reports he appears to be younger that the 1837 date of birth he gave in 1907 pension document. 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 Ann Rigsby-Howard when she was ten years old, Her mother is Manerva Rigsby.

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

Census1/1/1850 AL (Henry County) 12 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) 12 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) 22 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) 24 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) 28 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) 32 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) 37 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 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 39 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  
Other3/1/1877 GA (Calhoun County) 39 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is arrested and charged with shooting at another person. 
Census1/1/1878 Damascus GA (Early County) 40 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 
Land Deed1/1/1878 GA (Early County) 40 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  
Other12/12/1879 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 42 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) 42 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) 42 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 Simeon is Ann L. Ellis (1827 AL) she is the widow of William B. Ellis (1830 GA) -he maybe related to Simeon's mother 
Other1/1/1882 Morgan , district 1193 GA (Calhoun County) 44 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) 57 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) 61 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) 61 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) 61 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) 61 yrs old 
Warrant # 7710 -S. D. Howard receives $11.80 as pension.  
Census1/1/1900 Columbia AL (Henry County) 62 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) 64 yrs old 
Receipt for pension warrant for S. D. Howard. 
Military1/1/1907 Columbia AL (Henry County) 69 yrs old 
Confederate Pension -Case # 12442 - stated S.D. Howard is transferred to Huston County, AL 
Military1/1/1907 AL (Houston County) 69 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 
Census4/28/1910 Douglas Crossroads AL (Henry County) 72 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. 

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3 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.
13 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 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
58 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
60 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
63 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
63 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.
64 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
65 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
66 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
67 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
69 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
69 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
69 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
75 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
76 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
77 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
71 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
75 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
76 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
80 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.
82 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
72 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
73 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.
72 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
77 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.
80 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
82 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
83 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

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 somewhere in Georgia about 1865 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1900. She was about 35 years old.

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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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