Warnal Jackson Howard Family

Warnal Jackson HOWARD Born - 1822 Tennessee Lincoln Co
Married - Mrs.Malinda SANDERS BREWER 11 January 1844 Fayette Co.Alabama ?
Died - May 28, 1855 MS Buried Sparta, Mississippi
(Date of death from John Fraiser in MS)I donít have proof of this date
of death but Warnalís last child, Finis A. Howard was born about 1854 in MS according to the 1860 Fayette Co AL census. Warnalís widow, Malinda and five children were living in Alabama when the 1860 census was taken.

His Father - John Howard His Mother Rachel Stogdon/Stockton?

Wife - Malinda SANDERS BREWER born - 21 October 1818 Alabama
(Her 1st marriage to a William BREWER about 1836 3rd marriage 16 August
1860 to Matthew Harrell
Died - 1886 ? Clay Co. Mississippi Buried - Cario Cemetery Clay Co. MS
unmarked grave next to last husband, Matthew Harrell, who is buried unmarked
grave also.

Her father - Elijah Sanders born KY Her mother - Lydia (maiden name may be Simpson) born VA

CHILDREN of Malinda 1st marriage to William Brewer

Matilda BREWER Born March 16, 1837 Fayette Co. Alabama
Married - John R. BEASLEY about 1855 probably Fayette Co. Alabama
(Her name is given as Malinda on the 1850 Fayette Co AL Census and Matilda
on the 1860 Fayette Co. AL Census and all the other census records.)
Died August 23, 1910 VanZandt Co TX
Buried Edom Cemetery VanZandt Co TX

Husband - John Robert Beasley
Born - August 20, 1835 South Carolina
Died - September 26, 1905 VanZandt Co TX
Buried - Edom Cemetery VanZandt Co. TX

William BREWER Born about 1839 Fayette Co. Alabama
Married (canít read wifeís name on 1860 Fayette Co Census but looks like
Died - 26 May 1864 in Civil War Battle of the Wilderness

CHILDREN of Malinda 2nd marriage to Warnal J. Howard

1. Francis Marion HOWARD Born March 2, 1845 Fayette Co. Alabama
Married Julia Brewer October 11, 1865 MS
Married 2nd - Idelia Clementine Sanders September 24, 1882 CLay Co MS
Died - February 20, 1893 West Point, MS Buried Cairo Cemetery Clay Co

Julia A. Brewer was born Sept. 30, 1847 AL
Died March 19, 1882 Buried Cairo Cemetery Clay Co Ms
Idelia Clementine Sanders born July 31,1859 Died June 8, 1934 Buried Cairo Cemetery
( This lady is listed on the 1880 Clay Co MS census as a cousin helping out in the household)

2. Leander Benson Born - 23 March 1847 Fayette Co. Alabama
Married 1st Bethelda Jane ELLIS Chickasaw Co Mississippi 1867
Married 2nd Mary Elizabeth RENNER 23 Dec. 1876 Ladonia, Tx Fannin Co

3. Henry A Born - 1849 Fayette Co. Alabama
Married - Sarah C. Weaver November 7, 1866 Chickasaw Co. MS
Died ?
(wifeís name on 1880 Clay CO MS Census Oldest child is 12)
(Found marriage in Chickasaw Co MS )
Burial - Henry buried in Cairo Cemetery No marker. Information comes from
Rebecca White rwhite@telepak.net from her lookup in church/cemetery
records No mention of wife though a Betty Howard is buried near by with no
Children of Henry and Sarah Weaver Howard

1. Hulda E. Howard born abt. 1868 MS
2. William A. Howard born abt 1871 MS
3. Mary E. Howard born abt 1874 MS
4. Flora E. Howard born abt 1877 MS
5. Minnie Bell Howard born abt 1879 MS
6. Frances Howard born abt 1885 MS
7. Martha Howard born abt 1888 MS

This information on children of Henry Howard from Phil OíNeal Taylor Fayette, AL

4. Hulda Ann Born - 7 July 1851 Fayette Co. Alabama
Married - Robert Elzey SUMMERS 19 December 1872 Houston, Mississippi
Died - 27 December 1913
Buried - both buried Mt Sylvan Cemetery near Tyler, TX Smith Co

5. Finis A Born - 25 May 1854 MS
Married Antillis Elizabeth Hawkins 17 December 1876
Died - 14 July 1884
Antillis E. Hawkins born about 1853 in MS

Children of Finis and Antillis Hawkins Howard

1. Herbert Lee born January 30, 1882 Cairo, Clay Co MS
Married Nellie May Gammill in MS Married Aug 13, 1913 She was born June 9,
1894 Clarkson Webster Co MS. Her death November 28, 1971 Jackson Hinds Co
Herbert Lee Howard died November 29, 1971 Jackson Hinds Co MS

Children of Herbert and Nellie Gammill Howard

1. James Woodrow b. Oct 11, 1914 MS d. June 4, 1967 in LA?
2. Earl Ivy b. Oct 19, 1916 Bude Franklin Co MS D. April 15, 1971 Jackson Hinds
Co. MS
3. Leroy Herman b. Feb 19, 1919 Etowah, Mississippi Co AR d. Feb 22, 1984 in
Jackson Hinds Co MS
4. Lois Murl b. Dec 18, 1920 Etowah, Mississippi Co AR d. June 26, 1947 in
Monroe, LA Married a Davidson
5. Juanita b. Aug 25, 1923 Etowah Mississippi Co AR d. Jan 2, 1990
Scottsdale, AZ Married a Wroten
6. Ruby J b. July 17, 1926 d. Nov 30, 1927
7. Naomi Jean b. Dec 1, 1929 Drew Sunflower MS d. June 15, 2002 Laurel
Jones Co MS
8. Elizabeth Ann b. Dec 3, 1933 Benoit Bolivar Co MS d. July 2008 MS
Married a Phillips
9. Shirley Marie

2. Emmitt Howard (no dates for birth, marriage or death)
3. Lona Howard (no dates for birth, marriage or death)

Note: Shirley Howard Martin supplied this information. She is the youngest daughter of Herbert Lee Howard and only surviving child.

According to lookups done by Rebecca White her church/cemetery information, there is a marker for an F. A. Howard but it has no dates or information on it. There are also 3 infant graves on the same row but no markers. Possibly some of his children?? Perhaps this is Finis A. Howard??

Received Finis Howardís marriage from John Fraiser (JohFrais@aol.com) Malinda Sanders married first a William Brewer about 1836 possibly in Mississippi. After Williamís death she married Warnal J. Howard 1844 in Alabama. I donít have proof of the date of her marriage to any of the three husbands. Vera Underwood Flowers gave me the marriage date for her marriage to Warnal and also gave me the date for her marriage to the Matthew Harrell. She called him Matis Harrell but found find him listed on the Clay Co MS Census records as Matthew Harrell. According to Rebecca White administrater of Clay Co MS web site, her church/cemetery records show Mrs. M. Harrell and Matthew Harrell buried between a Betty Howard and Henry Howard in unmarked graves in the Cairo Cemetery, Clay County Mississippi.

Warnal Jackson Howard is no doubt buried in an unmarked grave. If as the 1860 Fayette Co AL Census states the last child of Malinda and Warnal Howard was born in MS, then they would have been living in MS before 1854. Malinda must have decided to move back to Alabama as she and their children are on the Fayette Co AL Census for 1860.
Malinda Sanders Brewer Howard Harrell is found on the 1870 Chickasaw Co MS census with husband, Matthew Harrell, her daughter, Hulda Ann Howard, a child, Ada Harrell?
Age 8 and Malindaís nephew, Moses Taylor Summers. Matthew is listed as Marion on this census and possibly that was his middle name. The 1880 Clay Co MS census gives his name as Matthew age 76 and Malinda as age 62. Iím not sure if Ada was a child of Malinda and Matthew or a grandchild of Matthew from his first marriage.

Malindaís twin sister, Matilda is also in 1880 Clay Co MS Census married to William Mixon. Malinda and Matilda Sanders had a sister much younger named Martha
Sanders that married a John Burton Summers. Robert Elezy Summers one of the four sons of Martha Sanders and John Burton Summers married Hulda Ann Howard. They are first cousins according to copies of Bible records from the Summers family that
I have. Matthew Harrell was a Justice of the Peace according to the 1880 Clay Co MS Census. He performed the marriage of L. B. Howard and Bethelda Jane Ellis in 1867, Chickasaw Co. Mississippi.

The daughter of Malinda Sanders Brewer Howard married about 1854 or 1855 probably in Fayette Co. Alabama. Matilda Brewer Beasley and husband John Robert Beasley had
a daughter born about 1856 and son born in 1860. There were other children born and the family lived in the portion of Fayette Co Alabama that became Lamar after 1870. They moved sometime after the census was taken in June 1900 from
Lamar County to VanZandt County Texas. They were living in VanZandt County when John Robert Beasley died in 1905. Matilda Beasley lived with her son, Jesse, until her death in 1910 in VanZandt Co. Both Matilda Brewer Beasley and husband John Robert Beasley are buried in the Edom Cemetery, VanZandt Co TX.

Malinda and Matilda Sanders were most likely born in Alabama and possibly in a county other than Fayette Co.

Martha Sanders appears to have been born in Alabama as well. She and John B. Summers married in 1850 Pontotoc Co MS. She and her husband are on the Pontotoc MS census 1850 and on the Choctaw Co MS census for 1860 with their four sons, James, Robert, Daniel and Moses Taylor. After that I find no record of this couple though Iíve been told Martha lived until about 1872. Need more research for this couple as their children are scattered on the 1870 Chickasaw Co MS census living with various families.
Submitted by Nancy Howard

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