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William Howard
1780 - 1850

 


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William H. Howard
1806 - 1860
William H. Howard was born about 1806 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1860 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 54 years old.

He is the possible brother of Simeon. William married Toba ________.
Children:
Benetta Howard (1834)
Irwin Howard (1836)
Seaborn Howard (1839)
Joel Howard (1842)
Josephus Howard (1844)
Jasper Howard (1846)
William Howard (1848)
Frances Howard (1850)
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Census1/1/1840 AL (Russell County) 34 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. 
Census10/30/1850 AL (Pike County) 44 yrs old 
#649 -Wm H. Howard (age 44), Toba Howard (34), Benetta Howard (16), Irwin Howard (14), Seabron Howard (11), Joel Howard (8), Josephus Howard (6), Jasper Howard (4), William Howard (2), Frances Howard (0). William and Toba were born in GA, all others in AL 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during William Howard's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 5 years old when 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.
AgeDateEvent
5 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".
6 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".
7 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.
7 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).
8 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.
8 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.
11 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.
13 1819 Alabama admitted to the United States
29 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
31 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
34 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.
44 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
1 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
2 1808 Pulaski County created.
3 1809 Twiggs County formed.
5 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".
5 1811 Madison County created.
6 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".
6 1812 Emanual County formed.
7 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).
11 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
13 1819 Rabun County formed.
14 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
15 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
16 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
17 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
18 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
19 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
20 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.
21 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
24 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
25 1831 Sumter County is formed.
26 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
27 1833 Walker County is formed.
30 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.
31 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
32 1838 Chattooga County formed
41 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
44 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
45 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
46 1852 Taylor County formed.
47 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
48 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
50 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
51 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
52 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
1 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
8 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
24 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
33 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
38 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
47 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
50 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
53 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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5 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.
6 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.
22 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
28 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
AgeDateEvent
5 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.
14 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.
24 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
29 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
31 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
34 1840 Oregon Trail is established
36 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
49 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
54 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
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27 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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