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Simeon Daniel Howard
1815 - 4/1870
Simeon Daniel Howard was born about 1815 somewhere in Georgia and died on an unknown day in April 1870 in Leary, Calhoun Co., Georgia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 55 years old.

We believe William to be the father of Simeon. They are found living next door to each other on the 1840 census. In April 1838 Simeon marries Exy and William is the witness. A few months later, in December 1838, William and Simeon Howard lease land from David Holland of the State of Alabama for four years. The land is located just south of the town of Salem, Lee Co. on the Little Uchee Creek (present day county road 240).

In his later years, Simeon worked as a shoemaker. He died of Pneumonia Mors one month after his wife and was buried somewhere on Deer Run Plantation with his wife. The grave sites are believed to have been destroyed.

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Census1/1/1820 District 24 GA (McIntosh County) 5 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Simeon 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. 
Census8/7/1820 GA (Wilkinson County) 5 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Simeon Howard.  page 14 line:37 - William Howard: one male -under 10, one Male - 26 thru 44. three Females - Under 10, one Female - 10 thru 15, one Female - 26 thru 44.

page 9 - Vinny Howard (26-45)& family, page 14 Thomas Howard (16-26) & family, page 15 - Samuel L. Howard (16-25) with family and page 17 Sarah Howard (over 45) and family. 
Additional information about Wilkinson County, GA around 1820: Created in 1803 from newly acquired lands ceded by the Creek Indians in 1802 and increased in 1805. Later, this area is divided to form Laurens, Telfair, and Twiggs counties. 
Marriage4/4/1838 AL (Russell County) 23 yrs old 
State of Alabama
Russell County
If any judge of Justice of the Peace or any authorized minister of the gospel of the said state. You or any of you are hereby authorized to join in Holy Matrimony Simeon Howard and Experience Ellis for sodoing this shall be your sufficient license.
Witness my hand seal an office this 4th day of April 1838. Thomas S. Tate
Executed the within on the 5th April 1838 Lola Edwards
Recorded July 12th, 1838 Thomas S. Tate -clerk  
Marriage4/5/1838 Seale AL (Russell County) 23 yrs old 
Groom's name: Simeon Howard, Bride's name Experience Ellis, Marriage date: April 5, 1838. County: Russell
William Howard- wittiness   Source:  Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957 index
Land Deed12/18/1838 AL (Russell County) 23 yrs old 
Book C,Page 82 - recorded Dec. 18th 1838 - William and Simeon Howard leased land from David Holland of the State of Alabama for four years.

Page 82 Received for record (Dec. 13th 1838) and recorded (Dec. 18th 1838)
Thomas L. Tate - clerk
The State of Alabama, Russell County
This indenture made and endured unto this the twenty seventh day of Oct. in the our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight between David Holland of the State and county aforesaid of the one part and William & Simeon Howard of the same State and county of the other part . Witnesseth that the said Holland for and in consideration here in men lived viz the said William Howard is to clear cultivate and put under a common two rail fence thirty acres of land and as much more as the said William may see prosper(?) and to build such cabins as he has fit for his own convenience. and the said Simeon Howard is to clear cultivate and put under a common two rail fence between two and fifteen acres of land and build such cabins as is necessary for his convenience, hath this day bargained and into the said William and Simeon a certain parcel of land for the farm and space of four years from the 1st of January 1839 and no longer contains and hundred and forty acres mention of being the south west quarter of section 24, township 18 and range 28 wherein the said land is to be cleared cultivated and the said William and Simeon agree that if the land parcel should mark sale of said land before the term of four years is unfinished they will give possession to him or any other the first of January thus four by being sales first or paid the value of this land and if they _____ agree upon the value within(?) of the agree to heirs s-to-the valuation of two others person who are judge of such matters and the said David do here by warrant and defend the right title and claim of said land and promises and all pertaining thirds to the said William and Simeon for the term and space of four years as afore and against himself, his heirs and assigns or against the clam of any other person or persons.
In witness whereof I hereinto set my hand and afford my seal in person of Mary Davis
David Holland
M. Davis J.P.
State of Alabama
Russell County S S Before me Thomas S. Tate day of the County Court of said county personally appeared the within named Lardner M. Davis of the subpoenaing witness to the written case  
Land Deed12/19/1838 FL (Russell County) 23 yrs old 
Location of land owned by Simeon and William Howard - south west quarter of section 24, township 18 and range 28. 
Census1/1/1840 AL (Russell County) 25 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 AL (Henry County) 35 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. 
Census6/26/1850 AL (Russell County) 35 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) 45 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. 
Other7/9/1864 GA (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is listed as number 1 in this Petit Juror summons for the September term of 1864.  
Other9/20/1865 GA (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is listed as number 29 in this Juror summons for the March term of 1866.  
Land Deed2/8/1866 GA (Calhoun County) 51 yrs old 
Quincy A. Nobles leases her parcel of land to Simeon Howard. The 100 acres of land is located in the north west corner of the south half of lot number 121 in the 3rd district of Early County (now Calhoun).  
Other9/17/1866 GA (Calhoun County) 51 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is listed as number 1 and Simeon Howard Jr. is listed as number 11 in this Juror summons.  
Other3/18/1867 GA (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
Simeon Howard is listed as number 7 in this Petit Juror summons.  
Other8/10/1867 GA (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
Name: Simeon Howard
Registry Date: Aug. 10, 1867
Location: Calhoun
Record Type: Oath Book
Election District: 9 
Other8/31/1867 GA (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
Name: Simeon Howard Sr.
Registry Date: 31 Aug 1867
Location: Calhoun
Color: White
Record Type: Return of Qualified Voters
Election District: 9 
Death Certificate6/1/1870 GA (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
The Calhoun County Georgia 1870 Mortality report, Reel No: T655-9, records the death of Simeon Howard, a widdowed white male, age 65, in April. He died of Pulmonalis Mors. He was a shoemaker. On the very next line, it records the death of his wife, Experance Howard, a married white female, age 50, the prior month in March. She died of Pneumonia. 
Census1/1/1872 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 2 yrs after death 
Georgia, Property Tax Digests - Name: Simeon D Howard, Year: 1872-1878, Militia District: District 1123, Militia District Number: 1123, County: Calhoun
no property list  
Death Certificate1/15/1950 Hiland Park FL (Bay County) 80 yrs after death 
Death Certificate from William Jasper Howard - birth date: 4/12/1856, death date: 1/15/1950, Born in:Russell Co. AL, Died in:Bay Co FL, Father: Simmon Howard, Mother: Josie Hatcher , CD Number: FDI03, Certificate Number: 54, Volume Number: 1389-Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 

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AgeDateEvent
2 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
4 1819 Rabun County formed.
5 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
6 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
7 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
8 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
9 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
10 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
11 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.
12 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
15 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
16 1831 Sumter County is formed.
17 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
18 1833 Walker County is formed.
21 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.
22 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
23 1838 Chattooga County formed
32 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
35 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
36 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
37 1852 Taylor County formed.
38 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
39 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
41 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
42 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
43 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
55 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
15 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
24 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
29 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
38 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
41 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
44 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
50 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
54 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
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13 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
19 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
46 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
47 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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5 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.
15 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
20 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
22 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
25 1840 Oregon Trail is established
27 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
40 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
45 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
47 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
48 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
50 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
53 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
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18 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Experance Ellis
Born about 1820 and died on an unknown day in March 1870.
They were married 4/5/1838.

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Simeon Daniel Howard Jr.
Born in Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama on December 11, 1837 and died in Henry County, Alabama about 1920. He was 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 ...

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Mary Ann Howard
Born in Russell Co., Alabama on an unknown day in October 1840 and died in Morgan, Georgia about 1915. She was 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 daughte...
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Sarah Jane Howard
Born somewhere in Alabama on October 17, 1846 and died in Calhoun Co., Georgia on January 10, 1914. She was 67 years old.

She was called "Sal" or "Sally". She married Bill Gladden.
Children:
  1. Simon J. Howard (4/4/1871 - 10/19/1877),
  2. Sinnie Myrtle Howard (4/20/1878 -2/20/1954 )
  3. Minn...
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Rena Howard
Born in Russell Co., Alabama on January 26, 1853 and died in Calhoun Co., Georgia on April 30, 1944. She was 91 years old.

Her middle name may have been Ellen or Eliza. In the 1930 census she states she was married at age 19 and is now a widow. She had two children as stated in the 1900 census

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74 years old
William 'Buck' Jasper Howard
Born in Russell County, Alabama on April 12, 1856 and died in Hiland Park, Florida on January 15, 1950. He was 93 years old.

He moved from Calhoun County, GA to Dale County, AL between 1870 and 1880. He first married Josephine Knight around 1877, she died at about age 21. His 2nd wife was Alice Virginia Rigsby, she died in ...
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