William Jefferson Howard


Personal and Family Information

William was born on 13 MAR 1847 in Tennessee, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 15 MAY 1918 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Martha Braithwaite, who he married on 22 JAN 1874 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their only known child was Theodore (1874-1945).


Birth13 MAR 1847
Place: Tennessee
Death15 MAY 1918
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census3 JUL 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 504, family 504 Howard, William wm age 33 married, farmer born Tenn “ Emily wf age 20 wife married housekeeper born Ark f Mo m Ark “ Theodore wm age 5 son single , born Ark f Tenn, m Ark
BurialMAY 1918
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemeteru with 2nd wife findagrave 115139218


Note 1

William was the son of Anderson and Catherine(Wright) Howard.

William married Martha Braithwaite 22 Jan 1874 in Washington Co.,AR. A son was born ,Theodore 9 Nov 1874 d. 5 Oct 1945 and no further information can be found for Martha at this time.It is unknown whether Martha died in childbirth or there after Theodore was born. William remarries Emily Jane Alfrey 12 Dec 1878 in Benton Co and 1880 census shows Theodore as son of W.J. and Emily. 1900 census W.J. and Emily had 4 children John Black (1879-1953), Lula"Lou"(Howard)Robbins,Berry (1881-1961), Ethel Marie Henry (1884-1929) and Manie H Smartt (1887-1971).

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