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William Shepard Howell

William Shepard Howell[1]

Male 1859 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name William Shepard Howell  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 11 Jan 1859  Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Lived in White Plains, Greene County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lived in Greenville, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Graduated in 1882  [9
    from Mercer University 
    Occupation Greeneville, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    teacher for 4 years 
    Occupation 1889  [9
    Lawyer, admitted to the bar 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I2081  Main
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 

    Father Samuel Armstrong Howell,   b. 22 Oct 1832, Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1864  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Georgia A. Eley,   b. 21 Aug 1833, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1915  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1856  Macon Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriet Eliza Kilpatrick, "Hattie",   b. 24 Oct 1862, White Plains, Greene County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1886  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1885  [2, 5
    Children 
    +1. Cornelia H. Howell, "Nellie",   b. 10 Jun 1886,   d. 4 Jan 1908  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Annie Davidson,   b. 1866, Meriwether, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1959  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1889  [11
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Monroe Howell,   d. 1954
     2. William S. Howell
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2003 
    Family ID F1393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1859 - Greene Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - White Plains, Greene County, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - Greenville, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher for 4 years - - Greeneville, GA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    William S. Howell
    William S. Howell
    from Georgia's Public Men

    Documents
    William Shepard Howell letter to Rev. James Hines Kilpatrick, 1896
    William Shepard Howell letter to Rev. James Hines Kilpatrick, 1896
    This (prob. transcribed) letter from the papers of Dr. William Heard Kilpatrick and sent to me by Scott Kilpatrick, March 2006.

    The letter describes the damage created by a tornado that struck the town of Greenville, Georgia in 1886.

    The letter is dated 14 March 1893 and addressed "Dear Father." The handwritten notes on p2 question the notes that say the letter is written to Rev. J.H. Kilpatrick. The handwritten notes suggest the letter was written to Samuel Howell, which is almost certainly incorrect.

    My guess is that "Father" is actually the Rev. James Hines Kilpatrick who was the father-in-law of W.S. Howell. Samuel Armstrong Howell is William Shepard Howell's biological father, but he died in 1864 - 29 years prior to the date this letter was written.

    There is no reference to Harriet Eliza Kilpatrick (she was W.S. Howell's first wife, and Rev. J. H. Kilpatrick's daughter), which may seem strange at first, but Harriet died in 1886, seven years before the letter was written.

    I also considered that the letter may have been written by W.S. Howell, Jr. the son of W.S. Howell and his second wife Annie Davidson - but this does not seem plausible since W.S. Howell and Annie Davidson were married in 1889, four years before the letter was written.
    Hon. William S. Howell
    Hon. William S. Howell
    Entry in Georgia's Public Men 1902 - 1904

    Headstones
    Hattie E. Howell
    Hattie E. Howell

    Histories
    Havilah Howell Mapp letter to W.S. Howell
    Havilah Howell Mapp letter to W.S. Howell
    Havilah Howell Mapp letter to W.S. Howell, 20 Feb, 1911. Transcribed by A.S.Howell from his collection provided by Jim Brittain. "Dear Willie.."
    The Howell Family
    The Howell Family
    by Rev. James Hines Kilpatrick, transcribed by William Heard Kilpatrick and sent to me by Scott Kilpatrick.
    House of Howell - version 2
    House of Howell - version 2
    By Mrs. W.S. Howell (Annie Davidson Howell), with comments by T.B. Rice. "Beginning with the family of John Johnson Howell and Elmira McBride" Transcribed by Albert Sidney Howell (courtesy Jim Brittain, Jr.)
    House of Howell - Version 1
    House of Howell - Version 1
    By Mrs. W.S. Howell (Annie Davidson Howell) "Beginning with the family of John Johnson Howell and Elmira McBride" Transcribed by Albert Sidney Howell (courtesy Jim Brittain, Jr.) - version 2 has slightly different content than version 1.

  • Notes 
    • From: Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pub. 1895, p. 511-512. 

      W. S. Howell

      W. S. Howell, an attorney of distinguished ability of Meriwether county, belongs to one of the pioneer families of the state, to which his great- grandfather with five brothers came to North Carolina in the last century. Four of the brothers drifted on with the tide of emigration, but one other remained in Georgia. He was McKinney Howell, one of the earliest settlers of Greene county. His wife was Mary Johnson, and their son, Matthew C. Howell, was born in Greene county in 1812. He married Sarah Simonton, and they also made their home in Greene county, as did their son, Samuel A. Howell. The latter married Georgia Ely, a daughter of John W. and Virginia (Baugh) Ely, also residents of Greene county. Mr. Ely was born in North Carolina in 1799. His father, Michael Ely, came to Greene county, Ga., in 1814, where for many years he kept a public inn. The son served in the war of 1836, fought under Gen. Scott, and died in 1885. W.S. Howell, the son of Samuel A. and Georgia (Ely) Howell, was born in Greene county, Jan. 11, 1859, and being reared upon the farm, obtained his first training in the country school; he added to this a course at Dawson institute, White Plains, and finally graduated from Mercer university, Macon, Ga., in 1882. He went to Greeneville and taught for four years, beginning the study of law, to which he devoted himself under the wise supervision of Maj. J.W. Parks, and in 1889 was admitted to the bar. The young attorney has continued in the practice of his profession ever since with ever increasing success. He also carried on a thriving farm, and is a man of high standing among his fellow-citizens. In 1885 Mr. Howell married Miss Hattie Kilpatrick, born in White Plains in 1862, daughter of J.H. and Cornelia (Hall) Kilpatrick; the father was a minister, and president of the Baptist convention of 1894. One child, Cornelia H., was given to Mr. and Mrs. Howell; the latter died in 1886. In 1889 Mr. Howell married Miss Annie Davidson, daughter of Monroe and Reginia (Park) Davidson; the father served in the late war under Gen. Evans. Mrs. Howell was born in Meriwether county in 1866; she is a graduate of Mary Sharp college, Winchester, Tenn. She and Mr. Howell are both members of the Missionary Baptist church. Two children have blessed this union: Samuel M. and William S. [12, 13, 14]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S727] Peter Jones genealogies, Augusta B. Fothergill, (Compiled from original sources. Richmond, Va., Old Dominion press, inc., 1924. 363 p. incl. col. front. [coat of arms] 24 cm.), CS71.J76 1924., p.125-127 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S977] 1860 U.S. Census, 1860 Census Taken 21 July White Plains, GA - S.A. Howell age 27, Georgia age 26, Simanton E. age 2, William S. age 1 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S1298] Scott Kilpatrick, Scott Kilpatrick, (Scott Kilpatrick [scott.kilpatrick@bigpond.com]), email Feb 15, 2006 "Another statement of WHK about "Matthew had two children, Nancy Jane and Samuel. Samuel the father of WS Howell the father of Cornelia" (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1298] Scott Kilpatrick, Scott Kilpatrick, (Scott Kilpatrick [scott.kilpatrick@bigpond.com]), Kilpatrick Family Tree (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S734] BARGERON.com, Tommy Bargeron, (http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/index.htm Tommy Bargeron, 721 West 12th Street, Tifton, Georgia.), http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/gsb/f0938.html (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1298] Scott Kilpatrick, Scott Kilpatrick, (Scott Kilpatrick [scott.kilpatrick@bigpond.com]), "b. Greenville, GA" Kilpatrick Family Tree (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1681] Georgia's Public Men 1902 - 1904, Loyless, Thomas @, (Published 1902.), https://www.archive.org/stream/georgiaspublicme00loyl?ref=ol#page/106/mode/2up/search/howell (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S734] BARGERON.com, Tommy Bargeron, (http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/index.htm Tommy Bargeron, 721 West 12th Street, Tifton, Georgia.).

    10. [S1062] Ann (Jobe) Brown, Ann (Jobe) Brown, (RootsWeb), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ajobebrown4b&id=I02736 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S729] Tommy Bargeron, (http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/index.htm 721 West 12th Street, Tifton, GA 31794 bargeron@surfsouth.com), http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/5484/fam00943.htm (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S734] BARGERON.com, Tommy Bargeron, (http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/index.htm Tommy Bargeron, 721 West 12th Street, Tifton, Georgia.), http://www.bargeron.com/genealogy/gsb/f0941.html (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S735] Memoirs of GA V2, (1895, Atlanta, Georgia: Southern Historical Association.), P. 511-512 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S735] Memoirs of GA V2, (1895, Atlanta, Georgia: Southern Historical Association.), p. 511-512 (Reliability: 0).