The information below shows a link between the GA/AL Howells and the Lousiana family. Jackson's father may have been Levi Howell. I will continue to research and let you know. Aunt Frances was correct in the family connection with DeSoto Parish in Lousiana.
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MARY LEVITIA WEATHERFORD AND DR. WILLIAM FORBES HOWELL
George Windes is a descendant of Mary Levitia and William Howell and would like to hear from you if you share lines or if you have information on the Howells. George offers us the information below.
Mary Levitia or Levelita Weatherford
LifeNotes: She was very young when her father died. She was the only daughter of William Weatherford to grow to adulthood.
Mary Levitia and her Dr. Howell would stay in Alabama till 1850, when her mother's estate was settled, and then moved with several children and numerous slaves to Louisiana where the family had holdings in Natchitoches, DeSoto and Sabine Parishes. Sadly, there was much sickness along the bayou's, and Levitia died at age 36 in 1859.
Born: 1823, Little River, AL. Shown as age 24 in the 1850 census.
Married: 4/11/1842, Monroe Co., AL, C. C. Sellers, surety, T. Burpo, Ordained Minister (source: "Monroe and Conecuh County, Alabama Marriages 1833-1880", Dr. Lucy Wiggins Colson, P. D. and Dr. Robert Ellis Colson, Southern Historical Press, 1983)
Died: in 1859; is buried in a lonely, unkept forest place (Campground Cemetery) near Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Two of her children are beside her, Bonaparte, age 5, and Natalie, age 14. The widower put up a nine foot apex style monument, which has fallen at least once.
Parents: William Weatherford "Red Eagle" and Mary Stiggins
Dr. William Forbes Howell
LifeNotes: Was from Wilcox Co., AL. He married 2nd- Louisa Elizabeth Smith Durr, widow, about 1860. They had a daughter Emily Hall Howell, born 1862, after Dr. Howell died.
Born: AL; Married: 4/11/1842, Monroe Co., AL, C. C. Sellers, surety, T. Burpo, Ordained Minister -- William is shown as William Harwell (source: "Monroe and Conecuh County, Alabama Marriages 1833-1880", Dr. Lucy Wiggins Colson, P. D. and Dr. Robert Ellis Colson, Southern Historical Press, 1983); Died:
Parents: William H. Howell and Lucy Williamson. William H. Howell was a successful Alabama planter.
Their children were:
Theodicia Howell, born 1843 AL. Shown as age 7 in the 1850 census.
Natalie Weatherford, born 1844 AL. Shown as age 5 in 1850 census. Died 1859, and buried next to her mother at Camp Ground Cemetery.
Lamar Howell, born 1846. AL Shown as age 3 in the 1850 census. Fought for the Confederacy. Later lived in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
BonaparteWeatherford, born 1846 AL. Shown as age 4 in the 1850 census. Died 1852, buried near his mother, Camp Ground Cemetery.
Winfield Scott Howell, born 1850 AL. Shown as age 6 moths in the 1850 census.
Josephine Elizabeth Howell, born 1852, LA, the first of the Howell children born after the move to Louisiana. Married Lloyd C. Freeman. Their children were: Joseph Leroy Freeman (b. 12/14/1873 Pleasant Hill, LA; m. on 3/24/1907 to Dona Elizabeth Baker, daughter of Columbus Winfield Baker and Francis Brooks), Theodore Freeman (m. Rosanna Harjo, daughter of Hepsey Harjo and Woxie Harjo), Carlyle Freeman (b. 1876; m. Louvinia Harjo, daughter of Hepsey Harjo and Woxie Harjo; d. 1886), Lynne S. Freeman (d. young), Estelle Freeman (m. Columbus Winfield Baker, son of Thomas Baker-- and father of Dona Elizabeth Baker), Ella Blanche Freeman, Mamie Freeman, Emma Freeman (m. Joe Barnwell), Lloyd Freeman (d. young). This is Anita Freeman Cox's line through Carlyle Freeman.
William Howell, born 1855.
Marot "Morottie" Howell, born 1862.
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