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27.  Caleb HOWELL (2245); born 1829;[1] married Eliza Melvina Howell (2177), daughter of Alexander Howell (2164) and Timandra Dobyns (2175), March 11, 1858 in Floyd Co., VA;[2] died 1894.[3]

     He lived in 1855 in Carroll Co., VA.[4] He began military service circa 1861 at Carroll Co., VA.  A Civil War soldier, he enlisted in the 51st VA INF, Co. H.[5]


     Eliza Melvina HOWELL (2177) was born in 1833.[6] She died in 1912.[7]

     Children of Caleb Howell (2245) and Eliza Melvina Howell (2177) were:

         52.        i.    Emma S. (2267);[8] born 1859 in VA.


40.  William A. HOWELL (115); born October 14, 1827 in Floyd County, VA;[9] married Lucinda Duncan (116), daughter of George Duncan Sr. (128) and Elizabeth Morricle (129), January 9, 1850 in Floyd County, VA;[10] married Elizabeth S. (-?-) (117) circa 1887;[11] died October 16, 1905 in Floyd County, VA, at age 78. Burial in Duncan Cemetery in Willis, VA (Floyd Co.).[12]

     He was a farmer in 1870 in Floyd Co., VA.[13]


     Lucinda DUNCAN (116) was born on April 7, 1829 in Floyd County, VA.[14] She died on April 25, 1884 in Floyd County, VA, at age 55. Burial in Duncan Cemetery in Willis, VA (Floyd Co.).[15]

     Children of William A. Howell (115) and Lucinda Duncan (116) were as follows:

+       53.        i.    Elisha (100), born 1851 in Floyd Co., VA; married Catherine Keith (109).

+       54.        ii.    George Washington (98), born May, 1853 in Floyd County, VA; married Rosabell Pratt (99).

         55.      iii.    William A. (101); born July 7, 1855 in Floyd Co., VA;[16] died May 11, 1905 in age 49.[17]

         56.       iv.    James A. (102); born August 9, 1859 in Floyd Co., VA.[18]

         57.       v.    Robert (103); born 1861 in Floyd Co., VA.[19]

         58.       vi.    Jesse (104); born 1863 in Floyd Co., VA.[20]

         59.     vii.    David E. (105); born August 5, 1865 in Floyd Co., VA;[21] married Lutero M. ? (5557) circa 1885;[22] died July 9, 1950 at age 84. Buried in Greasy Creek Church cemetery in Floyd Co., VA.[23]

         60.     viii.    William A. Jr. (106); born April 15, 1867 in Floyd Co., VA;[24] died March 6, 1885 in Floyd Co., VA, at age 17. Cause of death was pneumonia and age listed as 17 years and 11 months.  Buried in Floyd Co., VA.[25],[26]

         61.       ix.    Simon P. (107); born April 29, 1869 in Floyd Co., VA;[27] married Lillie P. Phillips (5547) circa 1905;[28] died September 6, 1949 at age 80. Buried in the Elisha Reed Cemetery in Willis, Floyd Co., VA.[29]

         62.       x.    Gordon A. (108); born 1872 in Floyd Co., VA.[30]


     Elizabeth S. (-?-) (117) was born in December, 1836 in VA.[31]

     There were no children of William A. Howell (115) and Elizabeth S. (-?-) (117).


47.  Martha Jane HOWELL (312); born 1834 in Floyd County, VA;[32] married Ishmael Pratt (311), son of John Pratt (315) and Agnes ? (316), June 22, 1854 in Floyd County, VA.[33]


     Ishmael PRATT (311) He was born on December 25, 1832 in Floyd County, VA[34] and died in Floyd County, VA   Buried in a Private Cemetery in Floyd Co., VA.[35]

     He was a farmer in 1860 in Floyd Co., VA.[36]

     Children of Martha Jane Howell (312) and Ishmael Pratt (311) were as follows:

         63.        i.    Asa L. (309); born 1855 in Floyd County, VA;[37],[38] married Frances B. ? (5572) circa 1880;[39] died 1932. Buried in Pratt Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.[40]

+       64.        ii.    Rosabell (99), born April 11, 1856 in VA; married George Washington Howell (98).

         65.      iii.    Mary A. (310); born 1859 in Floyd County, VA.[41]





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[1]1860 VA, Floyd County Census, p. 529, 685/647.

[2]Neighbors, Floyd Co., VA Marriages, 1850-1863, p. 50.

[3]Howell History, p. 106.

[4]Ibid., p. 105.

[5]Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 (Broadfoot Publishing Co.), p. 199. Hereinafter cited as Roster of Confederate Soldiers.

[6]1850 VA, Floyd Co. Census, Howell, Alexander.

[7]Howell History, p. 106.

[8]1860 VA, Floyd County Census, p. 529, #685 Listed with Caleb Howell.

[9]Cox, Floyd Cemeteries I, p. 96.

[10]Ibid., 1850 VA, Floyd Co. Census, #925 under father David A. Howell. Date approximation from fact that William A. and Lucinda Howell are married but still living with William's father.  Lucinda is only 19.  Census data taken 9/6/1850.  Location of Floyd County is  from birthplace of both and place they are both living still living.

[11]1890 VA Census Soundex, 1890 VA, Floyd County Census.   Previous wife "Lucinda" died in 1884.  Elizabeth S. appears on 1890 census with William A. Howell. Hereinafter cited as 1890 VA Census Soundex.

[12]Cox, Floyd Cemeteries I, p. 96.

[13]1870 VA, Floyd County Census , Howell, William A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 VA, Floyd County Census.

[14]Cox, Floyd Cemeteries I, Floyd Cemeteries, p. 96.  Headstone Data.


[16]1870 VA, Floyd County Census, Listed under Howell, William A.

[17]The Church of the Latter Day Saints, "LDS Ancestral File, v4.19," Ancestral File, Family Record William Allen Howell, Sr. (AFN:10BQ-77Q).

[18]Floyd County Births, 62.

[19]1870 VA, Floyd County Census, Listed under Howell, William A.


[21]Phyllis Phillips and Genevieve Starkey, compiler, Cemeteries; Floyd (Montgomery) County, Va., Burks Fork District, Vol. II , 1992, p. 70. Hereinafter cited as Floyd Cemeteries II.


[23]Starkey, Floyd Cemeteries II, p. 70.

[24]Cox, Floyd Cemeteries I, Floyd Cemeteries, p.96.  Headstone Data.


[26]Ancestry.Com, Floyd Co. Death Records 1883-1896.

[27]Cox, Floyd Cemeteries I, p. 91.

[28]Ibid., p. 91.  Reserved grave site in the Elisha Reed Cemetery in Willis, Floyd Co., VA.  Possibly still alive in 1979.


[30]1880 VA Census Soundex, Listed under Howell, William A.

[31]1900 VA Census Soundex , 1900 VA Soundex.  Lists "Dec. 1836" with location of VA. Hereinafter cited as 1900 VA Census Soundex.

[32]1850 VA, Floyd Co. Census, 1850 VA, Floyd Co. Census, #712   Listed under James Howell.  Name given as "Martha J".

[33]Floyd County Register, Line    Date     County                     Husband/Wife                 Age-H/W         H/W 

     30      Jun 22      Floyd      Ishmael Pratt/Mary J. Howell         22/21             Single

Residence       Parents-Husband             Parents-Wife           Occ.-H           Ceremony

Floyd/Floyd     Jno & Agnes Pratt      Jas & Kath Howell      Farmer          Wm Lawson.

[34]Cox, Floyd Cemeteries I, p. 104.

[35]Starkey, Floyd Cemeteries II, p. 104.

[36]1860 VA, Floyd County Census, p. 609, #1260/1179.

[37]Ibid., Listed under Ishmael Pratt.

[38]Starkey, Floyd Cemeteries II, p. 106.


[40]Starkey, Floyd Cemeteries II, p. 106.

[41]1860 VA, Floyd County Census, 1260   1179   Listed under Ishmael Pratt.