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HOWELL / HOLBROOK / LITTLE of GA, KY, MS (1785-1850)
Posted by: Tom Howell (ID *****6110) Date: July 07, 2004 at 21:34:53
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I am trying to make the connection of my GGG Grandfather Raleigh Howell to a SAMUEL HOWELL, BETSY (HOWELL) LITTLE , WILLIAM HOWELL and HUDSON HOWELL.

Raleigh Howell, was born around 1775-6 in Virginia with possible connections to North Carolina as he may have been named after a place name, Raleigh, NC. He first appears in Franklin Co., GA in 1793.

Samuel Howell who purchased 108 acres the same year.

Betsy Howell married a William Little, son of son of Col James H. Little and Isabella Hamilton. Isabella was also the daughter of a Col. Hamilton. Col. James Little commanded a North Carolina regiment in the war of the Revolution. Under the laws of Georgia made to attract settlers and reward revolutionary soldiers and officers, Col. Little came to Franklin county among the earliest settlers, and laid his bounty warrant upon a large tract of land on Nails creek, including the mouth of Littles creek, which took its name from him.

Col. Little divided his land between his two sons William Little and James H Little. William Little sold his place and removed west to Barren Co., KY then on to Mississippi.

In 1802 Raleigh Howell sold his land in Franklin Co., GA and migrated to Barren Co, KY.

William and Betsy (Howell) Little on the same page of the 1810 Barren Co., KY census with Raleigh Howell, Samuel Howell and William Howell.

William Howell falls off the radar screen in Kentucky after 1810.

Hudson Howell was a private in the War of 1812 on the Roll of Captain Samuel F. Malone's Company, Kentucky Detached Militia - Commanded by lieutenant-Colonel William Mitchusson. Enlistment dates: 20 Nov 1814 to 20 May 1815. Source: Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812, Minnie S. Wilder, 1931. This company was of soldiers from Warren and Barren Counties in Kentucky.

A Samuel Howell and Hudson Howell appear on the tax lists of Pike Co., MS as does William & Betsy (Howell) Little around 1820.
HOWELL- HOLBROOK connection?

Question: Is the William Howell appearing in Barren County in 1810 the son of Samuel & Mary (Hutson) Howell? There are a lot of common threads to Franklin Co., GA.

It is ironic that a number of the descendants of the William Howell and Mary Pleasant "Polly" HOLBROOK named their first son, Raleigh Howell. The 1850 Copiah Co., MS census shows he was born in Kentucky.

Their second son, Russell Jones Howell was named after one of the early settlers of Franklin Co., GA, RUSSEL JONES, a Revolutionary soldier who was born ca. 1745, Albemarle County, Virginia. His first wife, Anne Beasley. was born ca. 1753, Orange County, Virginia, and died ca. 1808, Franklin County, Georgia. The Russell Jones family came to Georgia from Wilkes County, NC. In the early 1790's. In 1780, the General Assembly of North Carolina divided the state into fiscal districts; each district was presided over by a Board of Auditors to hear all claims for public service, to fix prices for various supplies and services, and to issue, in payment of just claims, indented certificates (vouchers) signed by two of the auditors and countersigned by their Secretary. Russell Jones was one of the auditors for the counties of Burke, Lincoln, Wilkes, and Rutherford Counties, Morgan District after 1782.

Other Raleigh Howells: Raleigh Pinkney Howell & Raleigh Wayne Howell in Calhoun Co., MS. Also, the Little family named some of their sons Rolly or Raleigh.

1810 Census - Barren County, KY

KENTUCKY       1810       Wm Little 13001-10010-02        Note 1
KENTUCKY       1810       Wm Howel 00100-40100-00 Born between 1784-1794       Note 2
KENTUCKY       1810 Rolly Howel 42010-00010-01 Born about 1775-6        Note 3
KENTUCKY 1810 Saml Howel 00101-00001-00 Born before 1765               Note 4

Note 1: Five households from William Howell is William Little and Betsy (Howell) Little who were also neighbors of the HOWELLs in Franklin County, GA
Note 2: William HOWELL and a Samuel HOWELL appear as neighbors of Rolly HOWELL, aka Raliegh HOWELL William HOWELL appears in the "16 to 26" age bracket with 4 daughters in the age "0-10" age bracket.
Note 3: Raleigh HOWELL shows 4 boys in the "0-10" age bracket and 2 boys in the "16 to 26". That is 7 boys and I have accounted for only 5. Thus one may have died between 1810 and 1820.
Note 4: Samuel HOWELL appears as "over 45 years old" on the 1810. A son in the 16-25 age bracket could possibly be Hudson Howell as both names appear on the 1821 Pike Co., MS tax list.

Known children of Raleigh Howell:

1. Samuel HOWELL 1 Nov 1796 GA
2. James HOWELL 9 Apr 1799 GA
3. William HOWELL about 1801 GA
4. Robert HOWELL 18 Nov 1804 GA
5. Young HOWELL 1 Oct 1806 KY
6. Polly Ann HOWELL After 1810 KY
7. Sara Sally Howell 11 Aug 1811 KY

Allen County formed from part of Barren County, KY

KENTUCKY       1815       Allen County was not established until the year 1815. It was formed from portions of Warren and Barren Counties. Thus, the 1810 Census of Barren County includes some landowners that would eventually become part of Allen County 5 years later


Chronological history: Howell & Little families in Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi

State       Year       Event       Source Note
GEORGIA       1785       James LITTLE 575 acres; 743 acres in 1795 in Franklin County.       3
GEORGIA       1793       Rolly HOWELL and Samuel HOWELL and William LITTLE references, and also early James LITTLE deeds, but not as witness or neighbor. Important points: Samuel HOWELL purchased 108 acres in 1793.        1
GEORGIA       1794       Samuel HOWELL (witness to deed)       1
GEORGIA       1795       In 1795 James LITTLE sold 287.5 acres of his 575 acre 1785 grant to William LITTLE and 287.5 to John LITTLE. He also sold land to James H. LITTLE.       1
GEORGIA       1796       Roly HOWELL (witness to deed)       1
GEORGIA       1796       Rolly HOWELL: deed from Joseph Dunnagin 100 acres on Hunters creek       1
GEORGIA       1797       William LITTLE sold 287.5 acres to James H. LITTLE, it being the same conveyed by James to John.        1
GEORGIA       1798       Rolin HOWEL - Tax List       2
GEORGIA       1798       William LITTLE , John LITTLE , James H. LITTLE - Tax List       2
GEORGIA       1800       Rolly HOWEL buys 143 acres on North Fork Broad River from Peter HUDSON       2
GEORGIA       1800       Raughly HOWEL on Hunters Creek; Capt. Rollin Cornealuses Dist., 100 acres, John Robinson        2
GEORGIA       1800       Samuel HOWEL, 108 acres, J. Dabbs, Harbour, 100 acres, Westbrooks       2
GEORGIA       1800       William, James LITTLE on Littles Creek - Tax List       2
GEORGIA       1801       Roley HOWELL, Capt. Roland Corneliuis's Company, 100 acres, Robertson, Hunters Creek       1
GEORGIA       1801       Samuel HOWELL, 108 acres, Jos. Dabs, Moulder & _, Indian Creek; 100 acres, Jos Dabs, Tho's Westbrook, Indian Creek       2
GEORGIA       1801       William, James LITTLE on Littles Creek       2
GEORGIA       1802       HOWELL, Rolly: sells 100 acres on Hunters Creek to George KNOX - Tax List       1
KENTUCKY       1802       Polly (Rolly) HOWELL, page 187       9
KENTUCKY       1802       HOWEL, James - Tax List       7
KENTUCKY       1802       HOWEL, Rowley - Tax List       7
GEORGIA       1802       Samuel HOWEL, #741-767, 152 acres, _, Joseph Dobbs, Harbour, Indian Creek       2
GEORGIA       1802       William, James LITTLE on Littles Creek       2
KENTUCKY       1803       Rowley HOWELL,        9
KENTUCKY       1803       HOWEL, Rowley       7
GEORGIA       1803       Rolly HOWELL       1
GEORGIA       1803       William, James LITTLE on Littles Creek       2
KENTUCKY       1804       Rolley HOWELL, page 632       9
KENTUCKY       1804       HOWEL, James       7
KENTUCKY       1804       HOWEL, Roley       7
KENTUCKY       1804       Mar 1804 Rolly HOWELL filed for 400 acres       
KENTUCKY       1805       HOWELL, Samuel; page 222. 100a. Cert 8186. On Hungary Creek near Polly (Rolly) Howel line.       8
KENTUCKY       1805       William Little received a land grant of 150 acres on Long Creek in Barren Co, KY on 4-7-1805.        
KENTUCKY       1805       William LITTLE, page 829       9
KENTUCKY       1805       1805 William Little, Roley Howels filed for Stock Mark       
KENTUCKY       1805       William Little filed for 200 acres       
KENTUCKY       1805       HOWEL, Roley       7
KENTUCKY       1805       Wm. Littie, Allen Co., Long Creek; page 38; Lear Ward, assignor, Roly HOWELL's line       8
GEORGIA       1805       1805 William (X) LITTLE and wife Elizabeth (X) sell 287.5 acres.       1
GEORGIA       1805       Samuel HOWELL, page 6       2
GEORGIA       1805       Roughly HOWELL, Tolly HOWELL [note: Tolly is probably Rolly]       4
GEORGIA       1805       William LITTLE, James LITTLE       4
GEORGIA       1805       Lists both Samuel HOWELL, James LITTLE and William LITTLE drawing from Franklin County.       6
KENTUCKY       1806       Sameul HOWELL, page 886       9
KENTUCKY       1806       HOWELL, Rally       7
GEORGIA       1806       Samuel HOWELL sells 108 acres, wit. by a William HOWELL       1
GEORGIA       1806       Jesse HOWELL, page 6       5
KENTUCKY       1807       HOWELL, Polly (Rolly), page 222, 390 a. Cert. On howel's Branc of Long Creek. Ben Davidson, DS.       8
KENTUCKY       1807       Feb 1807 Samuel HOWELL filed for 200 acres       
KENTUCKY       1807       HOWELL, Rolley       7
KENTUCKY       1807       HOWELL, Samuel        7
KENTUCKY       1807       HOWELL, William        7
GEORGIA       1807       John HOWELL, page 79       5
GEORGIA       1807       Thomas HOWELL, page 24       5
GEORGIA       1807       William HOWELL, page 71       5
KENTUCKY       1808       HOWELL, Rolly       7
KENTUCKY       1808       HOWELL, Samuel        7
KENTUCKY       1808       HOWELL, William        7
GEORGIA       1808       Beginning in 1808 there are various deeds witnessed by a W'm LITTLE or William LITTLE on through the end of this book, often in combination with James H. LITTLE        1
GEORGIA       1808       There is another deed of Samuel HOWELL selling land that was recorded in 1808, Wit. William HOWELL, and James H. LITTLE, but the body of the document is missing.       1
KENTUCKY       1809       HOWELL, Rolly       7
KENTUCKY       1809       HOWELL, William        7

Source Note:
1       “Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia 1784-1826” , Martha Walters Acker:
2       “Franklin County, Georgia Tax Digests 1798-1807”, Martha Walters Acker:
3       ”Index to The Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1758-1909”,
4       Franklin Co Court Index (1799-1805):
5       Franklin County, GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists Index
6       The 1805 Land Lottery of Georgia
7       "Barren County, KY Tax List 1799 - 1809" Sandra Gorin
8       "Old Surveys, Barren Co., Ky 1799-1835 of Edmund Rogers & Daneil Curd", by Vivian Rousseau and Sandra Gorin
9       "Original Land Entries of barren County, KY, Vol 1 (1801-1840)", Sandra Gorin, Mar 1991

Allen Co., KY Deed Book B 1815-1819

KENTUCKY       1816       Power of Attorney: Aug. 5, 1816. ....I Hudson HOWELL of the County of Allen and State of Kentucky hath nominated, constituted and appointed....Maj. Samuel PARKER of the County and State aforesaid my true and lawful draw and receive from the paymaster of the 14th Regiment all and every sum or sums of money which may be due me for my services as a private soldier in Col. Samuel PERKINS Regiment and under the command of Capt. Samuel MALONE which company were detached from Kentucky under the general command of Maj. General John THOMAS of this State.....Signed: Hudson HOWELL. pg59 Note 1

KENTUCKY       1816       Oct. 3, 1816. ...I William LITTLE of the County of Allen and State of Kentucky ...appoint Rawleigh HOWELL and Thomas GATTON my true and make into Wilson REA of the County of Allen aforesaid a deed of Special Warranty of 100 acres of land in the aforesaid County on thewaters of Long Creek and being the same whereon the said William LITTLE now lives....Signed: William LITTLE (mark) pg 77

KENTUCKY       1817       Oct. 10, 1817. Between William LITTLE by Rawleigh HOWELL his attorney...of the county of Allen and State of Kentucky...and Wilson RAY of the County and state aforesaid...$400...sell...unto the said Wilson RAY....parcel of land...being in Allen county...Signed: William LITTLE by Rawleigh HOWELL (no acreage mentioned) pg 236-7

Note 1: Hudson HOWELL was a private in the War of 1812 on the Roll of Captain Samuel F. Malone's Company, Kentucky Detached Militia - Commanded by lieutenant-Colonel William Mitchusson. Enlistment dates: 20 Nov 1814 to 20 May 1815. Source: Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812, Minnie S. Wilder, 1931. This company was of soldiers from Warren and Barren Counties in Kentucky.

Mississippi Records:

1819       1819 William Little, Jas LIttle, Rolly Little (no HOWELL)        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1820       James Howel        1820 Census, Pike Co., Mississippi, roll M33_58 Page: 86
1820       Hudson HOWEL        1820 Census, Pike Co., Mississippi, roll M33_58 Page: 96
1820       Rolly Little       1820 Census, Pike Co., Mississippi, roll M33_58 Page: 96
1820       Wm. Little       1820 Census, Pike Co., Mississippi, roll M33_58 Page: 97
1820       1820 Hudson HOWELL, Wiliam Little, Rolly Little        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1821       1821 Jas HOWELL, Hudson HOWELL, Saml HOWELL, Wm. Little, Rolly Little - Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1822       1822 Jas Howel, Hudson HOWELL, William Little, Jno? Little        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1823       Hudson HOWELL appears on tax list in Copiah County, MS, page 20, MS Early Census Index Mississippi Early Census Index
1824       1824 Josiah Howel, Jas Howel, William Little, Saml LIttle        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1825       1825 Henry Howel, Lewis Howel, Jas Howel, William Little, Samuel Little Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1827       1827 Jas Howel, Saml Little, Wm Little        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1828       1828 Saml LIttle, Wm Little, Jas Howel        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1829       1829 none        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1831       1831 Thomas HOWELL, William Little        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1832       1832 Thos HOWELL, Wm HOWELL        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1833       1833 Thos HOWELL        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1834       1834 Thomas Howel , Jas HOWELL        Pike County, MS Tax Lists
1835       1835 Thomas Howel, James HOWELL       Pike County, MS Tax Lists

1850 Census, Attala Co., Mississippi

Rolly Little 53 GA
Nancy 56 SC
Jefferson 10 MS
Sarah Ann 12 MS
Elizabeth 10 MS
Mary Ann 1 MS
Samuel Little 49 GA
Sarah 45 MS
Elizabeth 23 MS
Mary A Croft 20 MS
Sarah A 13 MS
Nancy J 13 MS
Angeline 10 MS
James R 6
John Little 52 GA
Ruthy 40 TN MS
Elijah 18 MS MS
Sally 13 MS
Catherine 10 MS
Nancy 16 MS       

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