The Howard Family; 2nd Generation known American Howard: David Patterson "Dave" HOWARD
1 David Patterson "Dave" HOWARD1,2
Father David P HOWARD (1780-<1853) [P for Patterson?] 
Mother Harriet  LOGAN (1780->1853) [Harriet M]
Birth 1825, Virginia 
Death After Oct 7, 1896 [date of his son Pat's death] and before Aug 13 1898, Henderson, Rusk County Texas
Will Info:  It appears Dave died intestate, as I could find no record of a will for him in the Henderson Courthouse
Burial Graham Cemetery (Formerly New Cemetery), then called City Cemetery; Henderson, Rusk County, Texas [no record exists for this non-denominational cemetery Howard Plot. The former Howard family monument is a pile of bricks]
Occupation Brick maker; Developer, with his brother David Logan Howard,  of Henderson, Rusk County, Texas
Resided:  Powhatan County, Virginia and present there via census study of his father's census entries there 1830 and 1840. Named in 1850  census of Powhatan  Co., Va along with his two Howard Siblings.  First evidence of Texas habitation occurs Jan 1, 1851 Henderson, Rusk County, Texas via land record there involving again he and his siblings. See Deed and Business Records found in the Courthouse of Henderson, Rusk County 
Migrated 1850 post Virginia census to Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.
Military Service CSW . Col. Jones' Regiment, 5th Brigade, Texas Volunteer Cavalry. Ordered to report on 22 February 1864. There is no indication he saw service. see Notation
Description and Bio:  See substantial  bio on this influential citizen of Henderson. See also The Myth of the Family Tragedy [Non factual Fratracide of son Pat by Pat's brother George, and the Ghost of the Family Home said still to wander its halls] 
Picture at right is either of David Patterson "Dave" Howard or 
his brother James Logan "Logan" Howard. Image copyright protected 

Spouse Martha Ann  "Marthy Ann" FOWLER5,6 See her Dedicated Page for Expanded Info
Birth Apr 1840, Tenessee 
Death 25 Nov 1907, Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas at home of daughter Annie Mae
Father James FOWLER (1806->1860)
Mother Mary (1810->1860)
Marr 1 May 1856, Nacogdoches County, Texas Officiated by Holloway F. POWER7,8
Children Jonathan Patterson "Pat" HOWARD(1857-1896)
William A. HOWARD (1858-1886)
Benjamin M. HOWARD (1860->1900)
Joseph R. "Joe" HOWARD (1863-1883) [suicide by gunfire] 
George W. HOWARD(1865->1900)
Sarah V. HOWARD (Apparantly died as Child) (1867-1880)
Julia Irene "Julia" HOWARD(1870-1916)
Annie Mae HOWARD (1873->1952)
Harriett Madora "Dora" HOWARD (1875->1930)
See: The Myth of the Family Tragedy [Non factual Fratracide of Pat by brother George, & the Ghost of the Family Home said still to wander its halls] 
Bio on David Patterson Howard

David Patterson Howard, his older brother James Logan Howard, and sister Mary Jane Howard last appear in Virginia in census of 1850 in Powhatan, where their mother is mysteriously absent (she is known to have lived until July of 1853 at least ) and their father is missing as well. Dave came either before, or with his brother , sister and possibly their father to Texas, or joined either or all in Texas. [No evidence exists for either his father or mother in Texas. See  father David P Howard's own dedicated page  for source of father's possible but dubious sojourn to Texas]. It is felt most likely David Patterson Howard and his two siblings travelled together to Texas and that his parents were not part of their emmigration by this writer. According to the Rusk County Historical Association, these three siblings were from a slave holding family and slaves accompanied this family to Texas,  but no slaves are found in their census entries, and their birth family had only free persons of color in all but their 1820 censuses. David Patterson Howard lived his entire adult life with his bachelor brother James Logan "Logan" Howard, and these two brothers were important citizens in the then bustling new city of Henderson.  Logan was a colorful figure in the life of the Howard family, and he was an important part of Dave's growing family circle. David Patterson Howard alone of the three Howard children had progeny.

 In researching the deeds of Rusk county 1844 to 1850, no mention is made of either Howard brother purchasing land prior to the 1850s so they do not appear to have been present when Texas was a Republic, at least not in Henderson, although the obit for James Logan "Logan" Howard shows he was first in Nacogdoches before settling in Henderson . Logan was apparantly a bit wild, and it is possible to imagine that he embellished his stories, if one is to believe the lore told by the tenders of the Howard-Dickenson house, and it is easy to conceive he would wish to include himself in the Texas as a Republic period of Texas history.

In the same year that they were present in Powhatan County, Virginia census, they migrated to Texas. On the first day of January of 1851,  the three siblings James Logan "Logan" Howard, David Patterson Howard, and Mary Jane Howard, acquired land in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. The deed books in the Rusk County Courthouse show land acquisition in Henderson by the Howards at the earliest that I could encounter of Jan 1 1851  (Book E page 84). Having suffered a fire, the copy of this first of their deeds itself was lost and the index is the only record remaining. The index shows the Grantor was A. J. Smith (his grant being from the Republic of Texas for service to same) and the land bought by James L, David, and Mary Howard (siblings all). Ttexas for it was then that they purchased  land there together.  Mary Jane likely resided with her brothers initially. She married almost immediately on presenting to Texas [May 1851] , and it is unknown to me if her husband was the impetus for all three moving to Texas. She died as quickly as she married [bef 28 Dec 1853] and her brothers ensured that her husband retained right to the land she brought to the marriage, which, by Texas law and right, reverted to them and their mother as her surviving kin in absence of their agreement.
Post Jan of 1851,  David Patterson Howard is evident in  many deed records relevant to his and his brother's business in developing the town of Henderson.













In 1864 he appears a member of Col Jones' Regiment, 5th Brigade, Texas Volunteer Cavalry. Although apparantly called up to serve, his actual service is not clear and under research:

"CSA Service
HOWARD, DAVID P.
Born: abt 1825 VA
Died: between 1895 and 1899
Buried: possibly Graham-Hall Cemetery
Spouse: Martha Ann Fowler, m. 1 May 1856 Nacogdoches Co.
Service: Col. Jones' Regiment, 5th Brigade, Texas Volunteer Cavalry
Comments: Ordered to report on 22 February 1864
Sources: 1860, p. 10; 1880, p. 19; brickmason; Gateway II, p. 179; Don Whitehead; RHC"
From Rusk County Rebs compiled by Kathryn Hooper Davis and Carolyn Reeves Ericson ,  pages 230,  231 cited and provided by Larry Kriv, [lkriv@ix.netcom.com ] Larry also states "I was unable to find any indication that David P. ever saw service, even though the citation I sent you last time said that he had been called up. I was unable to find anything on any of the microfilms. Plenty of Howards,though, saw service in Texas, none that I recognized."
In 1854/5 David Patterson Howard  and his brother James Logan "Logan" Howard built the first brick house in Rusk County in Henderson, in which they both resided for the balance of their days, Logan a bachelor and to remain so through his life, while Dave was destined to be the only of his siblings to produce children.  In 1856  Dave married Martha Ann Fowler, daughter of a cabinet making father and weaving mother of Nacogdoches, Ncogdoches Co, Texas , and she came to live with her husband and his brother,  bearing Dave 9 children, 8 of which survived to adulthood. See: The Myth of the Family Tragedy [Non factual Fratracide of son Pat by his brother George, and the Ghost of the Family Home said still to wander its halls] The house was sold in 1905 by Dave's widow to Mrs. Dickinson, and that family resided in it for many years, ultimately selling to persons wishing to utilize it for commercial enterprise who were stymied in this pursuit by the Historical Association of Rusk. The house went through decades of neglect and disrepair as a result, and was nearly a shell when bought by the Rusk County Historical Association at which time it went through extensive restoration and is now on the Registry of Historical Places, and viewable by appointment as The Historic Howard/Dickinson Home. The house was built in decidedly Virginian style and in 1854/5, and is found on South Main Street, about 1/4 mile from the square of the town. When the David Patterson Howards lived in the now Howard/Dickinson home with their many children and "Uncle Loge"[brother and business partner to David Patterson Howard] , there were two large bedrooms with trundle beds, the boys sleeping with the uncle, and the girls with their parents. The home included a basement, highly unusual in the East Texas area and reminiscent of the Virginia homes that the Howard brothers knew as boys and young men. The family took most of their meals in the basement in a sort of "summer kitchen", and reserved the formal dining room for other, social occasions. The land included 7 acres, with orchards, and  on it was also a brick kiln [the first in East Texas] , with mechanism that was patented, and within which the bricks that were used to build many of the older, first buildings of Henderson were made. For a brief period of time on first being orphaned, the three Howard children of Martha's son Pat and Fannie his wife lived in this home. Doris [Diggs] Osborne  states her mother Mamie Howard Diggs had fond memories of early staying with Martha Ann and David Howard , her grandparents, after her parent's [Pat and Fannie's] deaths in 1896. Both parents were alive at the time of Pat's death, as evidenced by his obit. 
Dave and Logan Howard's shared home in Henderson. 
This is the first brick home of East Texas. 

Dave and Logan were in business together, and listed in census records of Henderson as Brick mason and Carpenter. Dave being the mason, his would appear to have been the job of foundry operation. The brothers were involved in most of the construction in Henderson at the time. 
5 of their buildings are still standing and in use on the public square. A most impressive structure was the courthouse , now burned, but the photos of it attest to the importance of these two men in the architecture of East Texas. The Howard brothers made bricks first with a mud mill and later with a patented machine and kiln, which besides serving a very practical purpose, apparantly delighted as well, felt entertaining and certainly novel enough that visitors travelled some distance to see it work. They took the role of developers, buying land and building on them in Henderson. Many of their structures are still present and in use in downtown Henderson. The role of Dave Howard and his brother Logan was instrumental in the early 
years of Henderson, a time when Rusk was the largest county of Texas and Henderson a bustling county center.

The Courthouse, now burned, which the Howard Brothers built
The Myth of the Family Tragedy [Non factual Fratracide of Pat by brother George, and the Ghost of the Family Home]
The town of Henderson and the Rusk County Historical Association have an interesting myth involving both the house and the family. The story is both erroneous and maligning, and involves fratricide. The legend is that  Dave and Martha's son Jonathan Patterson "Pat"  Howard Pat (my G G Grandfather ) was the victim of accidental shooting by his brother George in the basement of the home in 1896, that it was referred to as " a hunting accident" in deference to the prominence of the family in the community,  and that the corpse bore several bullet holes. The believers point to charred, darkened areas of wood near the bedroom fireplace as evidence of blood stain, and relate how Pat drug himself up to his parent's bedroom and died in his mother's arms, while telling tales of a mother's lament "Why'd you do it, George? Oh, Why'd you do it?" . The female ghost said to be present in the home and wearing a white dress and golden bracelet when witnessed is said to be the distraught mother still inhabiting the home. The brother George, in this oral tradition, is said not to have been tried for murder, but "removed soon after, but not strait away, to the next county where he raised a good family" [so given to me on the tour of the home I took in 1997] .
The Myth Exposed:
While it is true that Pat did die in 1896 within the year of his young wife's death by appendicitis, review of records in Henderson show Pat Howard died in Beaumont, Texas and was sent home to Henderson to be buried, accompanied by a Mason from his Houston Lodge, and with heartfelt sympathy to the surviving parents and Pat's three orphans prominently expressed in the Henderson paper where no mention of violent death or death anywhere nearby is made.  Pat's daughter Mamie (my Grandfather Ben's sister) told her daughter Doris (Diggs) Osborne that her father, Pat, died of pneumonia in the same year Pat's wife died of appendicitis, and a natural but early death by infection is in keeping with the tone of his death notice in the Henderson papers announcing the event, although the cause of death is not mentioned in that paper. Likewise, George did not remove to another county. He is found on the 1900 census unmarried, a brickmason, and living with his mother and unmarried sister in the Howard home on South Main. It is my impression that the story gained impetus from stray embers that burned the wood floor of the bedroom seen by candlelight when local teenagers would enter the abandoned home , their high spirits and imaginations creating a story suitable to the old and decaying edifice, supported in daylight hours by a hazy group consciousness of gunshot death involving a Howard (the gunshot suicide of one of the Howard Children,  -Joe- which DID occur). I think all of this, in combination with the lack of direct ancestors to prevent the perpetuation of the local myth led to this great local story in a small town. The ghost has been witnessed by several persons;. If it is Martha Ann, I believe she is enjoying the refurbishment of her Henderson home.
Deed and Business Records found in the Courthouse of Henderson, Rusk County referencing Dave, his brother James Logan "Logan" Howard, or Dave's children via brother Logan. 

There are many deeds related to the Howard business, and mostly signed by Logan, but a few are signed by Dave. 

Jan 1, 1851
The  deed books in the Rusk County Courthouse show land acquisition in Henderson by the Howards at the earliest of Jan 1 1851  (Book E page 84). Having suffered  a fire, the copy of this first of their deeds itself was lost and the index is the only record  remaining. The index shows the Grantor was A. J. Smith (his grant being from the Republic of Texas for service to same) and the land bought by James L, David, and Mary Howard (siblings all). 

May 1 1851
A May 1, 1851 deed shows that James L and David Howard bought land for Mary Isaac Howard, (book F page 18). This Mary Isaac Howard is the same Mary Jane Howard their sister as identified in 1850 Powhatan census, who did come to Texas, married William J Grey there after having been given land by her brothers, and died soon after. Reference to her as Mary Isaac  Howard, and not Mary Jane Howard occurs only in this one primary source. Her mother referred to her as Mary L Grey [signifying Mary Logan Grey] while her brothers show they called her Mary J Grey after marriage. 

Oct 4, 1887
Deed (35-372)
ýJ. L . Howard to Lem Stone, for $100.00, 1/2 mile south of courthouse, James Smith survey, known as the Jno. T. Ray old place.
                                                       David P. Howard                                        James L Howard
                                                       L & L Stone                                                  Oct 4 1887ţ

Feb 22 1884
Business Contract:  (32-190)
ýI, David P Howard of first part and Harvey Turner of part, enter into copartnership for the purpose of making 600,000 brick s and as amany as my herinafter agree upon in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. D. P Howard, of 1st part to furnish all implements and tools and brick yard necessary to make said brick and J. Harvey Turner of 2nd part agree to furnish capital necessary to pay off the hands in making said brick and also the cord wood to burn the same which is to be estimated at 2.25$ per cord delivered at the brick yard. D. P Howard also agree half of brick may be set apart to me the said Turner to be pd. back 1/2 of money for advancement for making said bricks and for 1/2 half of cord wood that it takes to (?unreadable) said bricks. 
David P. Howard
J. Harvery Turner 
Feb 22 1884ţ

Dec 5, 1895
The Last Deed of which I found record for David is dated Dec 5, 1895, (52-99) and states "I, D. P. Howard, for 1$ from Jas F. Moores of county of Smith, J. F. Moore deed 1/2 to D. P. Howard, south 1/2 of lot 7 block 2 of Henderson.
D. P Howard
Dec 5 1895"

Aug 13 1898
Deed (47-51)
ýI, J. L. Howard for $5 paid by Julia I. Lavender, formerly Howard, my niece, and further consideration as an advancement on her interest in my estate after my death, 7 1/2 acres, conveyed from Wiley Harris to James L. Howard, Vol.L, page 468, Jan 28, 1858
                                                                           James L Howard
                                                                           Aug 13 1898ţ

1898
Deed (57-142)
ýMrs. M. A. Howard and Miss Dora Howard, both femsoles,  for $1.00 prop sold on Aug 13 1898 J. L. Howard sold to Julia Howard.ţ

Deed (57-149)
ýWe, J. L. Howard and Mrs. M. A. Howard and Miss Dora Howard for $500 to J. H. Turner, $200.00 cash and one certain obligatory of J. L. Howard & in the court of Rusk County, in 9/0 of J. H. Irby and by him transfered to J. H. Turner and against O. R. Pace, W. P.. Howard & others.ţ

Census Entries for David Patterson Logan born 1825

1830 Powhatan County, Virginia
Head of Household David P Howard. 
One male 5-10, one 10-15, one male 30-40, one female 10-15 and one female 30-40. The one slave pertaining to the family is a male 36-55 and located on 2nd page of census. No free persons of Colour. 
[corresponds to David P Howard 30-40, his wife Harriet Logan St John Howard [age 30-40] their son James Logan "Logan" Howard 10-15, son David Patterson Howard [subject of this study] age 5-10, and dtr Mary Jane Howard, 10-15. 
Source: 1830 HOWARD DAVID P. Powhatan County VA 256 No Township Listed Federal Population Schedule VA 1830 Federal Census Index VA560453770
1830 U.S. Census ´ Virginia ´ Powhatan ´ Unknown Townships Page 256 hard copy, 19 and 20 of the Ancestry.com census images.

1840 Powhatan County, Virginia
Head of Household David P Howard
shows one male 15-20, one male 50-60; one female 20-30 and one 50-60. Additionally there are ýfree Coloured personsţ with this family group: 1 male under 10, one 10-24, two 55-100 years old, one female 10-24 and one 36-55. There are no slaves. There is one member of family employed in Agriculture. 
Source: 1840 HOWARD DAVID P. Powhatan County VA 160 No Township Listed Federal Population Schedule VA 1840 Federal Census Index VAS4a1325197.
1840 U.S. Census ´ Virginia ´ Powhatan ´ Eastern District  ,pages 5 and 6 of ancestry.com census images

1850 Powhatan County, Virginia
The 1850 Census for Powhatan Virginia shows neither Harriet nor her husband, but instead shows their three children residing together. This is the year of emmigration to Texas, and could indicate a preliminary trip by the father to that state [there is mention that perhaps the father came with or before the children but didn't stay in the Rusk Library file on the family]. Conversely, it could indicate that Dave Howard Sr had already died, and that Harriet was elsewhere for the census. She is known to have been alive after this date, evidenced by legal trail regarding her daughter's Texas property in the early 1850s, identified as "Mrs Harriet Howard of Richmond, Va".
The three siblings and only persons for this household in the census are
James L Howard 31
David P Howard 25 My G G Grandfather
Mary J Howard 23 (the J COULD be an I, but looks more like a J)

1860 Texas, Rusk County Census , City of Henderson 
David P 35 m brickmason Va My G G Grandfather
Martha A (Fowler) 30 f Tn My G G Grandmother
John P 3 m Tx This is "Pat", my G Grandfather
William A. 2 m Tx
J. L. Howard 39 m carpenter Va Dave's brother Logan
With James L it says 4000-4000 Virgina ( I am not sure of the meaning of the 4000-4000 in this entry)

(David and JLs difference in age seems to GROW through these census, although the 1 year difference in the 1870 to 1880 could be true depending on the time of the taking. The 4 year age difference in 1860 is funky but not anything that causes me concern.)

1870 Texas, Rusk County Census , City of Henderson 
James L 55 m Va Brother to the head of family Dave
Dave P. 49 m Va Husband to Martha
Martha A. 31 f Tn Wife and mother
John P. 13 m Tx
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Texas, Rusk County Census , City of Henderson 
head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

  • Daughter Sarah is no longer present and is most likely deceased by this date. 
  • Daughter Annie Mae must be the M. A. (named for her mother but known as Annie Mae? or with initials inverted?), as she is 7 years old here listed, and that is in line with a birthdate of 1873 (in Henderson, Rusk Co.)


The 1890 Census records were destroyed by fire.

1900 Texas, Rusk County Census , City of Henderson (martha, now a widow, is head of household)


In 1900, Martha Ann Fowler Howard shows in the census listed as a widow, head of household, mother of 9 with 6 crossed out to show an uncertain 5 
children surviving. 
Regarding the surviving children from that 1900 census, One of them was George, unmarried and residing with his mother as was Harriet Madora "Dora", likewise unmarried and known to have had no progeny3, the third was Annie Mae then married to Mr Amos and residing in Camp County, Texas, later in
Dallas County (1910 and 1920 census') and residing in Dallas with her second husband Mr Smith in the 1930s, the fourth would be Julia living with her husband James Lavender in Rusk County in 1900 (census) and later in Smith County, Texas. As we know Joe, William, Pat and Sarah died prior to 1900, the last surviving of the 9 would be Benjamin, of whom nothing more is known.
Census Entry
Howard, Martha Head WF Apr 1840 60 wd 9-5 Tn Sc Tn  [See above  explaining the 9-5 entry here given] ] 
George Son WM July 1865 34 s Bmason Tx Va Ten
Harriett M. Dtr WF Dec 1875 24 s Tx Va Ten
James L. Bro-in-law WM June 1818 81 single Va Va Va

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Henderson home is on the Rusk Heritage list of historic houses can be found at: http://www.hendersontx.com/howard.html
For history On Henderson Texas see: http://www.hendersontx.com/history.html.

Jordan mentions him in his "Full Context of Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania, 1733-1776"
"Harriet Logan , dau. of Charles and Mary Logan , p. 24, d. in Virginia , m., 1st., John St. John , a gentleman from Ireland , and, 2nd, David Howard .
Issue by 1st husband (surname St. John ):
John , lived in Georgia , d. s. p. aged 24,
Issue by 2nd husband (surname Howard ):
James Logan , of Texas ,
David , of Texas ,
Mary , of Texas ."4

"CSA Service
HOWARD, DAVID P.
Born: abt 1825 VA
Died: between 1895 and 1899
Buried: possibly Graham-Hall Cemetery
Spouse: Martha Ann Fowler, m. 1 May 1856 Nacogdoches Co.
Service: Col. Jones' Regiment, 5th Brigade, Texas Volunteer Cavalry
Comments: Ordered to report on 22 February 1864
Sources: 1860, p. 10; 1880, p. 19; brickmason; Gateway II, p. 179; Don Whitehead; RHC"
From Rusk County Rebs compiled by Kathryn Hooper Davis and Carolyn Reeves Ericson ,  pages 230,  231 cited and provided by Larry Kriv, [lkriv@ix.netcom.com ] Larry also states "I was unable to find any indication that David P. ever saw service, even though the citation I sent you last time said that he had been called up. I was unable to find anything on any of the microfilms. Plenty of Howards,though, saw service in Texas, none that I recognized." .

1.1 Jonathan Patterson "Pat" ** HOWARD See this direct ancestor's   Dedicated Page for Sources, wife , children, pics
Birth 1857, Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas
Death Oct 1896, Beaumont, Texas, of pneumonia
Burial Graham Cemetery (Formerly New Cemetery) Henderson, Texas
Occ Architect; "He built in the 1890s one of the Methodist churches in Houston, it was the biggest at the time.. i got this story from Aunt Annie McGehee"3
Spouse Frances Beatrice** 'Fannie' McGEHEE3,9
Birth Oct. 11, 1859 (family bible)7 Oct 1859/10 Oct 1859, Alabama , Perry, Peach Co, Georgia9,10
Death 15 Jan 1896, Houston, Texas ; appendicitis11
Father Corporal Jabus Everett** "Jabe" McGEHEE (1838-1887)
Mother Sarah Frances**"Frances" COFIELD (1840-1914)
Marr 15 Jun 1884, Dallas Texas?[Dallas Ala?]12
Children Frances Beatrice (1885-)
Mamie Hazel "Mamie" (1887-1963)
Benjamin Patterson (1889-1932) [Direct Ancestor] 

1.2 William A. HOWARD 
Birth 26 Nov 185813
Death 5 Jul 1886, Terrel, Texas While Visiting His Brother, and this writer's direct, Jonathan Patterson "Pat" Howard
Burial 7 Jul 1886, Graham Hall Cemetery (Formerly New City Cemetery) Henderson, Rusk County,  Texas

Appears to never have married as Obit does not mention spouse or children: Obituary in the Rusk County News dated July 7, 1886 Page three column three reads: "Died: Mr. William A. Howard at the residence of his brother J. P. Howard at Terrel on the morning of the 5th instant. His remains were brought to this city today" (Wed-as the News was always published on Wed) "and interred in the New Cemetery. His parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the Times."

One census entry has him as William R. when a child with his father.
1860 Rusk County Census 
David P 35 m brickmason Va My G G Grandfather
Martha A (Fowler) 30 f Tn My G G Grandmother
John P 3 m Tx This is "Pat", my G Grandfather 
William A. 2 m Tx
J. L. Howard 39 m carpenter Va Dave's brother Logan
With James L it says 4000-4000 Virgina ( I am not sure of the meaning of the 4000-4000 in this entry)

1870 census of Rusk county
Howard:
James L 55 m Va Brother to the head of family Dave
Dave P. 49 m Va Husband to Martha
Martha A. 31 f Tn Wife and mother 
John P. 13 m Tx 
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Rusk County Census head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

1.3 Benjamin M HOWARD 
Birth 2 Dec 186013
Death after census 1900
Alias ( Benjamin Franklin)

In 1900, Martha Ann Fowler Howard was listed as a widow, mother of 9 with entry for surviving children showing 6 crossed with an uncertain 5 children surviving overlaid. Regarding the surviving children from that 1900 census, one of them was George, unmarried and living with his mother, another Harriet Madora "Dora", likewise unmarried, living with her mother and known to have had no progeny upon her subsequent death. Both of these children, then, were resident in Rusk and in the Howard home on South Main specifically. The third surviving child in 1900 was Annie Mae then married to Mr Amos and residing in Camp County, Texas, and who later lived in Dallas County (1910 and 1920 census') and subsequently resided in Dallas with her second husband Mr Smith in the 1930s,ultimately living to write a letter referred to in the Rusk County Library folder on the Howard/Dickerson home in 1952 at which point her status is no longer clear. The fourth surviving child in 1900 of the original 9 in that census of 1900 would be Julia Irene, who married James Ivey Fears Lavender and had 8 known children, they were residing in Smith County, Texas in 1910, but had been in Rusk for the census of 1900. As Sarah , another child, is absent from the census of 1880, having appeared in the census of 1870 as a two year old child, it can be assumed she is the first of the four deceased children. Joseph commited suicide in 1883, while William died in 1886 while visiting his brother Pat where Pat was then residing (with his family in Terrel, Texas). The fourth child of nine not alive in 1900 would be Pat himself, who died in 1996 in Beaumont. From this information, we can assume the fifth surviving child in 1900 was Benjamin Howard, of whom I have no more info. 

For some reason, some stray notes from the files of the researchers for the Henderson House show him as Benjamin Franklin Howard. The census' are clear this is Benjamin M. Howard.

1870 census of Rusk county
Howard:
James L 55 m Va Brother to the head of family Dave
Dave P. 49 m Va Husband to Martha
Martha A. 31 f Tn Wife and mother
John P. 13 m Tx 
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Rusk County Census head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

Sarah appears to have died, as she is not on the 1880 census.
Annie Mae must be the M. A. (named for her mother but known as Annie Mae? or with initials inverted?), as she is 7 years old here listed, and that is in line with a birthdate of 1873 (in Henderson, Rusk Co.) 

The 1890 Census records were destroyed by fire.

1900 Rusk County Census
Howard, Martha Head WF Apr 1840 60 wd 9-5 Tn Sc Tn
George Son WM July 1865 34 s Bmason Tx Va Ten
Harriett M. Dtr WF Dec 1875 24 s Tx Va Ten
James L. Bro-in-law WM June 1818 81 single Va Va Va 
In this 1900 census, Martha Ann is Widowed, the mother of 9 children, and the number of living children looks like a 6 changed to a 5. George and Harriett are shown living with her, Annie Mae we know (by Census) was living in Camp County, Texas with her husband at this time. This indicates Benjamin was still alive at this time (we know her children Sarah, Pat, William and Joseph died prior to 1900).

1.4 Joseph R. "Joe" HOWARD 
Birth 13 May 186313
Death Sep 1883, Suicide By Gunfire
Burial New Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas [Graham Cemetery (Formerly New Cemetery)] 
Occ Brickmason, like his father

Rusk County News Tues. Sept 18, 1883 "Suicide of Josph Howard"
"We seldom have a more painful duty to perform than that which falls on our lot in chronicling the suicide of Joseph R. Howard, which rash act was committed in this place last Sunday evening about 5 o'clock. "Joe" as he was familiarly known, was a son of Mr D. P. Howard, who has for many years been a respected resident of Henderson. He was about 21 yrs of age, and a brick mason by trade. He has been reared almost entirely here and there are many who regret his rash deed. The act was evidently a premeditated one, as the weapon used was a 44 callibre, American bull-dog, which he had procured a few hours before the shooting. The ball which entered his head just above the right ear, went crushing through his brain, causing death almost instantly. It is thought that his mind was not in its normal condition when the deed was done. His father and brother being absent in Tyler were sent for and reached home in time to witness his interment, which took place at the New Cemetery yesterday evening. The bereaved family have the sympathies of the entire community."

1870 census of Rusk county
Howard
James L 55 m Va
Dave P. 49 m Va
Martha A. 31 f Tn
John P. 13 m Tx
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Rusk County Census head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

1.5 George W. HOWARD 14
Birth 14 Jul 1865, Census Of 1900 Says He Was Born In 186513
Death after census 1900
Occupation Brickmason, like his father

There is a myth circulated in Henderson, and perpetuated by comments regarding it in written literature relating to the Howard home of Henderson Texas in which George was raised. It does him great disservice. The myth entails George accidentally shooting and killing his brother Jonathan Patterson "Pat" Howard in their parent's home in  1896, with "several bullet holes" in the body of my G G Grandfather Pat. It is an elaborate tale, and involves reference to "blood stains" (dark brown marks by the bedroom fireplace no doubt caused by stray embers) and comments of the grieving mother crying loudly enough for neighbors to hear "why'd you do it, George, why'd you do it". The mourning mother is said to haunt the house. The story does not neglect George's own fate, and states that George removed to the next county, not right away, but soon after, and "later raised a good family, never seen again". It is an entirely fabricated tale. Review of his brother Pat's obit shows a death in Beaumont while George's own precense in 1900 in Henderson living with his mother and unmarried sister Harriet is evident via census, showing him at that time as single, and a brick mason according , thus disputing his removal soon after Pat's death. At the time the house was sold, in 1905, he apparantly was no longer living with his mother there. This maligning of George through local legend and not in any way based on any fact uncovered in search of the court records and notices of death was likely given impetus by the long period of time the large and old home was vacant (following its sale to a commercial entity by the Dickensons to whom Mrs. Howard sold the home) , in decay, and used only for clandestine teenage parties held by candlelight , coupled with the absence of any direct kin to dispute the tale. It appears that the tragic suicide by gunfire death of Joe Howard, another brother, got twisted into a tale of fratricide involving George and my GG Grandfather, Pat, an architect who was accompanied home to Henderson on his final journey from Beaumont Texas by a member of his Masonic lodge. I have been able to find no further information on George following the 1900 census in which he is mentioned as above.

He is called G.W. Howard in the census of 1880, while he is merely George in the others.

1870 census of Rusk county
Howard:
James L 55 m Va
Dave P. 49 m Va
Martha A. 31 f Tn
John P. 13 m Tx
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Rusk County Census head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

1900 Rusk County Census
Howard, Martha Head WF Apr 1840 60 wd 9-5 Tn Sc Tn
George Son WM July 1865 34 s Bmason Tx Va Ten
Harriett M. Dtr WF Dec 1875 24 s Tx Va Ten
James L. Bro-in-law WM June 1818 81 single Va Va Va

1.6 Sarah V. HOWARD 
Birth 23 Oct 1867, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas15
Death probably by 1880, not in 1880 or any subsequent census

Appears as two years old in the 1870 census, and is not present on the 1880 census indicating she may have died by that time.
1870 census of Rusk county
Howard, 
James L 55 m Va Brother to the head of family Dave
Dave P. 49 m Va Husband to Martha
Martha A. 31 f Tn Wife and mother 
John P. 13 m Tx 
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Rusk County Census head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

1.7 Julia Irene "Julia" HOWARD 
Birth 3 Sep 1870, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas [census detail, see text]16,15
Death 6 Oct 1916, Ft. Worth, Texas17,18
Burial 8 Oct 1918, Mt. Olivet Cemetary, Ft. Worth, TX19,20
Desc "I  married Julia Irene Howard of Henderson, the County Seat of Rusk County. She was the second oldest daughter of David Patterson and Marthy Ann Howard. Of my parents-in-law I shall ever cherish the fondest memories. Surely if any man ever had a Father-in-law and a Mother-in-law who were worth their weight in gold then I had much. My wife, Julia was the mother of by ten children two of whon died in infancy and the rest lived to be grown and then two very sweet daughters, Eula, and Addie died some years after their mother was translated to a better world than this mother of 10, 2 died in infancy, and Addie and Eula soon after their mother"  [ her husband's bio copied and provided by Larry Kriv31
Spouse James Ivy Fears LAVENDER21,22
Birth 21 May 1864 [May 24], Griffin, Spalding Co., GA23,24
Death 4 Jan 1938, Tarrant Co., TX25,26
Father Griffin Fears LAVENDER
Mother Eliza Rogers STEGALL
Marr 25 Nov 1888, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas27
Children given after census and narrative. 
Julia "played the organ in the henderson house" as per the historian of that home and in the story told by her daughter Martha on visiting the home in 1968. They donated back the organ to the home that had been her mother's delight. Her husband, in his remembrances dated 1937, wrote
"...I married Julia Irene Howard of Henderson, the County Seat of Rusk County. She was the second oldest daughter of David Patterson and Marthy Ann Howard. Of my parents-in-law I shall ever cherish the fondest memories. Surely if any man ever had a Father-in-law and a Mother-in-law who were worth their weight in gold then I had much.
My wife, Julia was the mother of  ten children two of whom died in infancy and the rest lived to be grown and then two very sweet daughters, Eula, and Addie died some years after their mother was translated to a better world than this."

1870 census of Rusk county (Julia is not present here, she would be born later this same year) 
Howard:
James L 55 m Va
Dave P. 49 m Va
Martha A. 31 f Tn
John P. 13 m Tx
William R. 12 m Tx
Benj. M. 8 m Tx
Joe 7 m Tx
George 6 m Tx
Sarah V. 2 f Tx

1880 Rusk County Census head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va
 

1900 Rusk County Census
Lavender, James D. (?) Head WM May 1864 36 m12 mfr candy GA GA GA
Julia I. Wife WF Sept 1870 29 m 12 5-4 Tx Va Tn
Wallis Son WM July 1891 8 s Tx GA Tx
Felicia Dtr WF July 1893 8 s Tx GA Tx
Irene Dtr WF July 1893?(5) 4 s Tx GA Tx 
Wallis Son WM Feb 1898 2 s Tx GA Tx
 

1910 SOUNDEX
Lavender, James G. (?) Head WM 45 Ga SmithCounty, Texas
Julia S. Wife 39
Wallis F. Son WM 18
Felicia daughter WF 16
Irene daughter WF 14
Walter son WM 12
Eula daughter WF 9
Addie daughter WF 7
Lundy daughter WF 5
James son WM 1 1/2
Howard, Nora Sister in law WF 28 [this is Madora ýDoraţ Howard, who lived with her mother up until her motherÝs death, appears still unmarried and residing now in Smith county with her sister and brother in law] 
 

Children of Julia Irene Howard and James Ivy Fears LAVENDER [Surnamed LAVENDER] 
  Joseph William (Died as Infant) (1890-1890) buried Henderson, Rusk County [Graham Cemetery, then New Cemetery] amongst the Howards 1
Willis Thomas (1891-<192831). [Resided Tyler Texas 1910 and of Fort Worth in his sisterÝs 1928 obit 31
Felicia Estelle (1893-196031) " married Glen BLACK. She is present 1910 in Tyler City Directory, Smith County, Texas, died Fresno, California" . 31
Martha Irene "Irene" "Neenie" (1895-1984)31married Arwin Harry BLANKE, three sons known31 . In the 1960s Irene was living in Fort Worth, and had a son, visited by her first cousin once removed Doris Diggs Osborne as reported to this writer.  She and her husband died in Forth Worth31
ýIrene and Arwin lived in a lovely house. They were well fixed, and she was a delight. I truly, truly like Irene, and was very sorry we lost contact before she died. I was struggling, working trying to keep things together. And I just lost contact. And the next thing I knew they were both dead. I visited in their home two or three times. I would visit a good friend in College Station, and on the way home, stop in Dallas Texas and visit with the Blankes. Irene just couldnÝt keep my place in the family strait. We were always talking cousinship. They were nice people....She was a nice lady. She was elderly by the time I knew her, was small, with blue eyes. And really, a very pretty old lady, and a very dressy old lady too. She dressed to a Fair Thee Well. She really dressed. Dressed Nicelyţ. [Doris Diggs Osborne, Irene's First cousin Once removed] 
In 1968 she and her husband  were residing Fort Worth, and came to see progress of work on restoration of  the Howard/Dickinson house which she called ýgrannyÝs Houseţ.  Comments in the folder at Rusk Library show  Martha Irene Blanke ýnever let the townspeople refer to ( her grandfatherÝs death)  as murder, but the townspeople did anywayţ. Conversely , in an interview in 1967 available at the Rusk County  Genealogical Library at Henderson and present  in the Howard Home File, a writer states that Mrs Martha Irene Howard Blanke verified the [ed note entirely fabricated] accidental shooting in the Henderson home of Dave Howard by his brother George and which took DaveÝs life.  This is completely incorrect and the reason for her either stating this fratricide occured or the writer verifying it through use of her name is unknown to me. 
Walter Patterson (1898-195831) Married Ruby [Surname unknown] . He died in Fort Worth where he was a cafe owner31
" Publication: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (assumption). 'Ft. Worth, Texas. Walter P. Lavender, Ex-Cafe Owner, Dies
 A former cafe owner here, Walter Patterson Lavender, who boasted that he 'got rid of two burglars and three hijackers in the last half century,' died peacefully from a heart attack at the age of 60.Burial will be Tuesday in Mt. Olivet, following 3:30PM services in Shannon's chapel. Mr. Lavender died Sunday at his residence, 374 N. Henderson. Born in Rusk County, Mr. Lavender had lived here since the age
 of 2. In 1950, while living at 504 E. Fourth, he shot and critically wounded a prowler who was trying to get in a bedroom window. Ten years earlier, at the same residence, he shot and killed another prowler. On three earlier occasions, he foiled robbers when one knocked him down from behind, when another leaped on him suddenly, and when another jumped on the running board of his car. One of his better known cafes was the Green Frog. Mr. Lavender  operated it in the 800 block of N. Henderson. Once a ranch hand in New Mexico, he was active as a salesman at the time of his death. Among survivors here are his wife, brother James A. Lavender, and sisters Mrs. W.O. Blanke and Mrs. Linetta Jones. "31
Eula Riddle (1901-192831) Married  Leroy McCLelland "Obituary 19 Nov 1928 Location: The Fort Worth Record-Telegram
Mrs. Leroy McClendon, 27, died at Wichita Falls at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning and the body will be received in Shannon's Funeral Home. Services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at Mulkey Memorial Methodist Church, Rev. T.E. Bowman to  officiate. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetary. Surviving are her husband,; one son, Leroy McClendon, Jr.; her father, James R. Lavender; three brothers, James, Walter, and Willis, all of Fort Worth; and three sisters, Mrs. Black of California, Mrs Ray Jones and Mrs. R. Blank, both of Fort Worth" 31
Addie Lula (1902-192831)ýType: Obituary.  19 June 1928. Location: Fort Worth Record-Telegram, Section D, Page 13
 'Polytechnic High Librarian Dies
Miss Addie Lavender, 25, of 101 1/2 West Magnolia Ave, librarian at Polytechnic High School, died at 2:15PM Monday in a FortWorth Hospital. She is survived by her father, James I. Lavender; three brothers, W.P., W.T., and James A. Lavender, all of Fort Worth; and her four sisters, Mrs. G.D. Black, San Francisco; Mrs. A.H. Blank, Mrs. LeRoy McClendon, and Mrs. Ray Jones of Fort Worth. The body will lie in state at Mulkey Memorial Methodist Church until 4 PM today, at which time funeral services will be conducted, with Rev. T.E. Bowman, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetary. ' " 31
Lundy Linetta "Linetta" (1904-196931) [married Rey [Monte Rey] Jones. She and her husband lived in Fort Worth and she is buried Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park31
Leonard Fears (Died as Infant)31 (1906-190731)
James Asbury (1909->195831) Evident in his brother's obit as surviving him. 

1.8a Annie Mae HOWARD* 28,29
Birth 7 Jun 1873, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas13
Death After 1952-1953/4?, Died After 1953/4 As She Visited Doris Diggs In Oklahoma One Of Those Years
Burial Rose Hill Cemetery?
Resided Dallas Texas with Alf Smith 1936 , her 2nd husband. Living in California in the 50s
Annie Mae Howard with her dog Trixie on Easter Sunday.  Image copyright protected 
Spouse # 1:  William M. [married Howard] AMOS29,28
Birth 23 Oct 1869, Camp County, Texas29
Death 20 Mar 192029
Father John AMOS (1832-1906)
Mother Mary Jane STRIPLING (1838-1899)
Marr 1 Jul 1891, Camp County, Texas29
Children John D [J. D. ] (1892-1942)
Mansel (1894-)
Fred (Jack?) (1898-)

.Spouse # 2:
Alf SMITH
Annie's marriage to Alf Smith occurred after 1920.  In 1936, Doris (Diggs) Osborne visited her 1st c once removed Annie Mae and her second husband Alf Smith in Dallas, Texas and Annie's sister Dora was living with them then. Alf Smith was "stern lookin and had nothin to say to anybody" according to Doris.

Notes:
 In 1920 Census, Annie is residing in Dallas County, Texas, with her first husband who would die that year. Annie  was living California when she visited her 1st Cousin once removed  Doris (Diggs) Osborne in 1953/54 in Doris' Oklahoma City home.  Annie Mae's husband Alf Smith was "stern lookin and had nothin to say to anybody" according to Doris who met him in 1936 when Annie and he lived in Dallas. Letters from Annie housed in the Rusk County Library in Henderson are dated 1952. The data of the house tell she was born in the home, and was the last survivor of the 9 Howard Children.

Census Data:
1880 Rusk County Census
head of household
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn (This is Annie Mae, her initials have been Inverted)
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

"1900 Census Camp Co
William Amos WM Oct 1869 TXGAGA grocer
Annie Mae WF June 1873 TX-VA-AL
Amos John D. age 9 bn Jun 1892 bn Tx
Fred age 2 bn Tx
Mansel age 6 bn TX" "29

"1910 census Dallas Co Texas
William age 40 Annie M and the 3 Boys with same info just older.
1920 census Dallas Co Texas
found Family still in Dallas Co same info.
but just Fred now at Home
No futher info Mansel
John D. died 1942 buried back in Camp co. Texas
Fred got SS in California back in Camp Co where he died in 1969"29

1.9 Harriett Madora "Dora" HOWARD 
Birth 15 Dec 187513
Death aft 1930, Doris Met Her In The 1930s
Desc In correspondance with her 1st c once removed Doris (Diggs) Osborne, she signed Hat. She was called Aunt Dora by Doris Diggs

Doris (Diggs) Osborne calls this woman Aunt Dora. Dora was on the census of 1900 living with her mother, and shown as unmarried in Henderson. In the 1910 census she is present in Smith County, Texas and shown as the resident sister in law to Mr Lavender but with the name Nora Howard, living with her sister Julia, Julia's husband Mr Lavender and their many children. She lived with Annie Mae and her husband Alf Smith in Dallas in the 1930s at the time that Doris visited Annie Mae and "Aunt Dora" there. According to Doris Diggs Osborne, Aunt Dora was "quiet and Pleasant". Doris "knows she was married but was widowed a long time by the time I met her in the 1930s". 3 Doris saw her only once. She is remembered as timid and intimidated by Aunt Annie, a "very strong personality and a very controlling person I think according to what I heard, but she was alwasy sweet and nice to me. I know that Aunt Annie was hard on Aunt Bea when Aunt Bea lived with her. At least that's Mother's story. " If she did marry as Doris states, it was likely after 1910 when she was present in the Smith County Texas Census living with her sister and brother in law, the Lavenders. 

1880 Rusk County Census head of household Harriet appears missing from this census and would have been 5 at it's taking.
Howard, D. P. 54 m Head brickmason, Va Va VA
M.A. 40 F wife Tn Sc Tn
Jno. P 23 m son Tx Va Tn
Wm. A 21 m son Tx Va Tn
B.M. 19 m son Tx Va Tn
J. R. 17 m son Tx Va Tn
G. W. 14 m son Tx Va Tn
Julia I. 10 f dau Tx Va Tn
M. A. 7 f dau Tx Va Tn
J. L. 61 m bro. Va Va Va

1900 Rusk County Census
Howard, Martha Head WF Apr 1840 60 wd 9-5 Tn Sc Tn
George Son WM July 1865 34 s Bmason Tx Va Ten
Harriett M. Dtr WF Dec 1875 24 s Tx Va Ten
James L. Bro-in-law WM June 1818 81 single Va Va Va 
 

1910 SOUNDEX
Lavender, James G. (?) Head WM 45 Ga SmithCounty, Texas
Julia S. Wife 39
Wallis F. Son WM 18
Felicia daughter WF 16
Irene daughter WF 14
Walter son WM 12
Eula daughter WF 9
Addie daughter WF 7
Lundy daughter WF 5
James son WM 1 1/2
Howard, Nora Sister in law WF 28


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