Anna TITUS born 1797

Spouse: William HOWELL born 1802 New Jersey, died 4/1/1874, buried Bloomsburg Cemetery PA; raised by uncle Vincent Dye born 1771; moved to Limestone Township 1810, Mt. Pleasant Township 1836; trained as stone mason & plasterer, became farmer

Children: William; Elias S. born 9/27/1825, married Emmeline Andrews, blacksmith &  miner, lived Mt. Pleasant PA; Mary Ellen born 1827 married William Hower 1855 lived Luzerne Co. PA; Edith Ann born 1833 married William Bowman lived in Carthage Co. MO; Robert Clark born 6/18/1836 died 1922, lived Mount Pleasant PA, married Mary Stroup; John V. born 1839, lived Bloomsburg; Margaret J. born 1821; Sarah Ann born 1823 died 11/26/1865 in Burlington NJ at Uncle Elias' age 41


William B. HOWELL, born  NJ circa 1833, died 1904 buried Newport Cemetery, mother and father born New Jersey,  Bloomsberg Columbia PA 1860 & 1870 census, Nanticoke Luzerne PA 1880 - 1900 Census Nanticoke  Luzerne; Civil War 103rd PA 1882-5, Co. B [1860 & 1870 Census born PA]

Spouse: Elizebeth  Hart born 4/22/1832, born Noscopeck PA mother and father born PA; parents David Hart / Nancy Cowden died before 1900

Children: Ellis born c. 1856-7  John W., Bradishman,  born 8/4/1857 Bloomburg PA, died 1/14/1930 Newport PA, married Florence; William D. born PA circa 1859-60 married Emma; John;  Maggie/Margaret born PA circa 3/1861 died 1919 married William Thompson; Mary born PA circa 1865 married John Cosgrove; Jennie born PA circa 1863-7 died 1922 married Singleton Hoover; Bruce born 1870; Edward born PA  1871  died 6/9/1949 married Esther Jones; Arminta/Hameda born PA 1/1874; Harry born PA circa 1877 died 1946 married Jane Watkins

1850 Census: David Hart 45 blacksmith, Nancy 43, Elizabeth 16, John A. 14 school, Mary M. 9 school, Margaret 7 school, Jacob 5 school, William 1; Nescopeck Luzerne PA

1850 Census Mt. Pleasant PA;  William Howell 51 Farmer $800 Real Estate, Anne 52, Margaret 27, Mary 23, Edith 16, Robert 15 Laborer, John 11, William born New Jersey, others born PA

1850 Census, Mt. Pleasant PA, William Howell 27 Farmer, Elizabeth 27, both born PA

1860 Census: David Hart,  Nescopeck Twsp age 55 born circa 1805 

1860 Census Bloomsburg, Columbia, PA: Howell, William (Wm) age 27 laborer; Elizabeth age 26; Ellis L. Chamberlain age 7 student; John B. Howell age 3; W. D. Howell age 2; Mary M. Hart age 21 domestic; all born PA

1870 Census Mt. Pleasant Township, Bloomsburg, Columbia, PA: Howell, Robert 34, farmer, $3500 real, $1300 personal; Mary 33; Catharine 9; Charles 6; Elisabeth 4; Elmer 3/12; William Howell 70, farmer retired, $7500 

1870 Census Bloomburg West Ward, Columbia, PA: William Howell 40, laborer, citizen; Elizabeth 38 housekeeper; Ellis 13, at home; John 12, at home; William 10, at home; Margaret 7, at home; Mary 5, at home; Jennie 3, at home; Bruce 1/12 at home

1880 Census Nanticoke PA; William Howell, 47, born PA, Laborer, unemployed 2 mo. during census year, parents born NJ; Elizebeth 46, born PA parents born PA; John 22, laborer, parents NJ & PA;  William 21 Laborer, parents NJ PA;  Maggie 19 NJ PA;  Mary 15, NJ PA;  Jennie 11, attended school, NJ PA;  Edward 10, attended school, NJ PA; Arminta 7 crippled, NJ PA; Harry 3 NJ PA [Census say William born PA but children's father born NJ, is he their father or was it a mistake)

1890 Census of Veterans of Union, Nanticoke Luzerne PA, dated June 1890: William Howell, Sr. Private, 103 PA, August 1862 to June 1865. 3 years length of service
Civil War Service: William Howell Sr., M, 28 PA, 8/1862 - 6/1865

1900 Census Newport, Luzerne PA: John Howell, head, male, widowed, age 42, born August 1857, born PA, mother & father born PA, mine laborer, not employed 4 months, can read & write & speak English, rent a house. Alfred, son, male, single, age 19, born April 1881, born PA, mother & father born PA; mine laborer, out of work 6 mo., can read & write & speak English. William D., son, male, single, age 15, born Sept 1884, born PA, mother & father born PA, mine laborer, out of work 1 mo., can read & write & speak English. Arthur S., son, male, single, age 13, born Aug 1886, born PA, mother father born PA, slate picker, out of work 3 mo., can read & write & speak English. Isiac, son, single, age 12, born Jan 1888, born PA, mother & father born PA, slate picker, out of work 1 mo., can read & write & speak English. Harry W., son, male, single, age 10, born Sep 1889, born PA, mother & father born PA, attended school 10 mo. can read & write & speak English. Edith A., daughter, single, female, age 8, born Mar 1892, born PA, mother & father born PA, at school 10 mo., can read & write & speak English. Francis P., daughter single, female, age 4, born May 1896, born PA, mother & father born PA. Hameda, sister, white, female, age 26, single, Jan 1874, born PA, mother & father born PA, cannot read & write, can speak English. All are white.

Draft Registration 1918: Alfred J. Howell, 68A Union, Nanticoke, Luzerne, PA, age 37, born 4/29/1881, white, native born US citizen, Laborer, PA Railroad, wife Mary A. Howell, same address, signed Alfred John Howell, height medium, build slender, blue eyes, hair dark, no disabilities, registered 9/12/1918.

Draft Registration 1942: Alfred John Howell, 129 West Main St., Nanticoke, Luzerne, PA, age 60, born Nanticoke 4/29/1881, Mary A., wife, same address, weight 170, hair brown & gray, complexion light, has injured left toe, registered ?/27/1942

1877 Middle District Non-Fatilities Luzerne and Carbon Counties - Reports of the Inspector of Mines -- 1/19 William Howell - Prospect Shaft
1879 Reports of the Inspector of Mines:  Empire Collery, William Howell, Collar-bone fractured, fell while in the act of putting up a long prop.

The History of Columbia & Montour Co. PA":   Elias HOWELL, retired, P.O. Light Street, was born in Limestone Township, Montour County, Penn., September 27, 1825, son of William and Anna (TITUS) HOWELL, former of whom was born in New Jersey in 1802, and the latter dying during our subject's infancy, his uncle, Vinson DYE, took him to raise. In 1810, when William was but eight years of age, his uncle removed from New Jersey to what is now Limestone Township, Montour Co., Penn., and with him William lived, assisting on the farm until he had reached the age of eighteen years, when he went to learn the trade of stone-mason and plasterer, in the same neighborhood. While living there he was married to Miss Anna TITUS, and in 1836 they removed to Mount Pleasant Township, this county, where he bought 150 acres in the same neighborhood as the present farm of his son, Elias. He then devoted almost his entire attention to farming, doing only his own mason work, following agricultural pursuits until about ten years before his death, when he lived a retired life. Mr. and Mrs. William HOWELL were the parents of eight children, six now living: Mary Ellen, wife of William HOWER, in Luzerne County, Penn.; William, in East Nanticoke, Penn.; Edith Ann, wife of William BOWMAN, in Carthage County, Mo.; Robert C., in Mount Pleasant township, this county, John V., in Bloomsburg, Penn., and Elias. The father of this family died April 1, 1874. He and his wife are buried in the Bloomsburg Cemetery. Elias HOWELL, subject of this sketch, was ten or eleven years of age when the family removed from Montour County to what is now Mount Pleasant Township, this county. In the spring of 1843 he went to Bloomsburg to learn the blacksmith trade with William SLOAN, and worked with him two years; then went to Montour County, where he resided two years; then returned to this county, and for some seven or eight years worked by the day for different farmers; then went into the mines in Bloom Township, this county, and was there engaged thirteen years at contract work. He then bought eighty-four acres of land in Mount Pleasant Township, this county, and commenced farming; also leased a limestone ridge near by, put up a kiln, and for six years was engaged at that business as well as farming. After that time he gave his entire attention to farming until the spring of 1881, since which time he has lived a retired life, renting his farm. He was married in this county in November, 1846, to Miss Emeline ANDREWS, a native of Columbia County. She died April 19, 1885, at the age of fifty-nine years, three months, nineteen days, and is buried in the Vanderslice graveyard, Hemlock Township, this county. Mr. and Mrs. HOWELL were the parents of eight children, four now living; William, married to Emily LAUBACH, in Hemlock Township, this county; John, married to Mary WHITENIGHT, also in Hemlock Township; Anna Margaret, wife of Peter MELICK, in Mount Pleasant Township, this county; Isaiah Willetts, married to Catherine WOLF, on the home place. The deceased are Sylvester, Robert Francis, James Franklin and Clarence Lloyd. Mr. Howell is a member of the Methodist Church. His wife had also been a member of that church from her fourteenth year to the time of her death, forty-five years. He is at present collector of Mount Pleasant Township, which office he has held since 1880; has also been treasurer of the school board for six years. He has held the office of supervisor for three years, and overseer of the poor four years. He is a member of Light Street Grange, No. 31, P. of H. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 516)