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William Howard
1780 - 1850

 


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John Howard
1803 - 1885
John Howard was born about 1803 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1885 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 82 years old.

Possible brother of Simeon Howard. Notice in the 1840 census. He is living near William and Simeon.
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Census1/1/1820 District 24 GA (McIntosh County) 17 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Howard.  The family of Simton Howard consists of 2 white males under 10 years old; one free white male between 26-45; one free white female under 10 years old; and one free white female over 45 years old. One person in the household is engaged in agriculture.

On the following line, the family of Henry Howard has two white males under 10; one between 10-16 years old; one free white male between 26-45; one free white female under 10; one female between 16-26 years old; and one free white female over 46 years old. One person in the household is engaged in agriculture.  
Additional information about McIntosh County, GA around 1820: Founded in 1793, McIntosh County has grown into a booming import/export community using the Altamaha River as a waterway to the Atlantic. 
Census1/1/1830 AL (St. Cair County) 27 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John 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) 35 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John 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) 37 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. 
Census1/1/1850 District 40 GA ( St. Clair County) 47 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Howard.  John Howard - age 46, Sarah A. Howard - age 37, Joseph Howard - age 20, Drucillia Howard - age 18, Permelia Howard - age 14, Mary A. Howard - age 9, Sarah A. Howard - age 7, John G. Howard - age 3 & Helena H. Howard - age0. John and Sarah were born in GA, all children in AL. John is a farmer and list his estate with a $300 value.  

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AgeDateEvent
2 1805 Indian cessions opened up large portions of western (Choctaw) and northern (Chickasaw and Cherokee) Alabama to white settlers.
8 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
9 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
10 1813 Two battles begin the Creek Indian War: (1) Fort Mims Massacre - Fort Mims is attacked on August 13 by the Red Sticks while the inhabitants are eating their noon meal. The massacre brings an immediate response from the whites and soldiers are recruited from Tennessee, Georgia and other territories, and (2) The Battle of Holy Ground on December 1813.
10 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave AL and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
11 1814 The Treaty of Fort Jackson is finalized on August 9, 1814. William Weatherford (Red Eagle) surrenders to Gen. Andrew Jackson and cede their lands to the federal government. This opens approximately half of present-day AL to white settlement.
11 1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend on March 27, leaves the Creek Red Sticks scattered and unorganized. Those that survive the battle flee south into northern Florida and band together as the Seminoles. Red Eagle (Billy Weatherford) surrenders to General Andrew Jackson at Fort Jackson later in the year.
14 1817 Alabama Territory is created when Congress passes an act to divide the Mississippi Territory and admit it into the union as a state. Alabama will remain a territory for two more years.
16 1819 Alabama admitted to the United States
32 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
34 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
37 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.
47 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.
AgeDateEvent
4 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
5 1808 Pulaski County created.
6 1809 Twiggs County formed.
8 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
8 1811 Madison County created.
9 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
9 1812 Emanual County formed.
10 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
14 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
16 1819 Rabun County formed.
17 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
18 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
19 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
20 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
21 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
22 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
23 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.
24 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
27 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
28 1831 Sumter County is formed.
29 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
30 1833 Walker County is formed.
33 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.
34 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
35 1838 Chattooga County formed
44 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
47 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
48 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
49 1852 Taylor County formed.
50 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
51 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
53 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
54 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
55 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
67 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
72 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
4 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
11 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
27 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
36 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
41 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
50 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
53 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
56 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
62 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
66 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
74 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
76 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
AgeDateEvent
8 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
9 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
25 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
31 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
58 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
59 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
79 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
82 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
1 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
2 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
3 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
8 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
17 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
27 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
32 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
34 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
37 1840 Oregon Trail is established
39 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
52 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
57 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
59 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
60 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
62 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
65 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
72 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
73 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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30 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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