HOWARD Family

First Generation

1. Franklin R. 'Frank'1 Howard (#10846) was born about 1873. Franklin died before Oct 1925. His body was interred in Hollis Cem., Near Vandiver, Shelby Co., Al.

He married Augusta 'Gustie' Nichols about 1894. (Augusta 'Gustie' Nichols is #10845.) Augusta was born about 1873. Augusta died before 1940. Her body was interred in Mt. Zion Fbc, Pell City, St. Clair Co., Al. Augusta became the mother of William 'Bayles' Howard 25/31 AUG 1898. At 26 years of age Augusta became the mother of Tabitha 'Bithie' Howard 4 Feb 1900. At 29 years of age Augusta became the mother of Nancy Mortilla 'Mortilly' Howard in Shelby Co., Al, 2 Apr 1903. At 33 years of age Augusta became the mother of Benjamin 'Ben' Howard in St. Clair Co., Al, 31 May 1907. At 40 years of age Augusta became the mother of Hiram Howard in Shelby Co., Al ?, 17 Mar 1914.

Franklin became the father of William 'Bayles' Howard 25/31 AUG 1898. At 26 years of age Franklin became the father of Tabitha 'Bithie' Howard 4 Feb 1900. At 29 years of age Franklin became the father of Nancy Mortilla 'Mortilly' Howard in Shelby Co., Al, 2 Apr 1903. At 33 years of age Franklin became the father of Benjamin 'Ben' Howard in St. Clair Co., Al, 31 May 1907. At 40 years of age Franklin became the father of Hiram Howard in Shelby Co., Al ?, 17 Mar 1914. Lorene said that Frank had a daddy in Clay County; that Frank moved from there when he married Gustie. Ozell Howard Seals said that Ben was a boy when his father died, about 1910-1920?

!CENSUS-AL-SHELBY-1910: Dunnavant, ED 118, page 10A?, 28 April Howard, Franklin R. head 37 mar 16 years " Augusta wife 37 mother of 6, 6 living " Wm. B. son 11 " Tabitha dau 10 " Nancy M. dau 7 " Joseph son 5 " Benjamin son 3 " Flossia dau 4/12 Nichols, Queena A. aunt 60 GA GA GA

Franklin R. 'Frank' Howard and Augusta 'Gustie' Nichols had the following children:

child + 2 i. William 'Bayles'2 Howard was born 25/31 AUG 1898.

child 3 ii. Tabitha 'Bithie' Howard (#17405) was born 4 Feb 1900. She married Floyd Lee. (Floyd Lee is #17404.) Floyd was born in Shelby Co., Al Feb 1897. Floyd is the son of Alexander Daniel 'Alec' Lee and Lucinda 'Cindy' Isbell. At 20 years of age Floyd became the father of Robert Lee in Jefferson Co., Al, 1917. At approximately 22 years of age Floyd became the father of Melvin Lee in Jefferson Co., Al, about Dec 1919. (See Floyd Lee for the continuation of this line.)

At 17 years of age Tabitha became the mother of Robert Lee in Jefferson Co., Al, 1917. At approximately 19 years of age Tabitha became the mother of Melvin Lee in Jefferson Co., Al, about Dec 1919. Bithie was listed on the 1912 school census, age 11. Birthdate taken from the 1916 school census where name was spelled Bitha and age as 16.

child 4 iii. Nancy Mortilla 'Mortilly' Howard (#12570) was born in Shelby Co., Al 2 Apr 1903. Nancy died 25 May 1976 in Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Al, at 73 years of age. Her body was interred in Cedar Grove Cem., Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al. She married Harvey Isbell in St. Clair Co., Al, 7 Oct 1925. (Harvey Isbell is #12571.) Harvey was born in Near Dunnavant, Shelby Co., Al 30 Jan 1906. Harvey was the son of Jethero 'Dennis' Isbell and Emma Katherine Hollis. Harvey died 11 Mar 1968 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, at 62 years of age. His body was interred in Cedar Grove Cem., Leeds, Jefferson Co., Al. At 21 years of age Harvey became the father of Mary Magdaline Isbell in Al, 9 Aug 1927. At 23 years of age Harvey became the father of Corbie Cleo Isbell in Al, 28 Aug 1929. At 28 years of age Harvey became the father of Lorene Isbell 12 Dec 1934. At 32 years of age Harvey became the father of John Lloyd Isbell in Al, 10 Jul 1938. At 32 years of age Harvey became the father of James Floyd Isbell in Al, 10 Jul 1938. (See Harvey Isbell for the continuation of this line.)

At 24 years of age Nancy became the mother of Mary Magdaline Isbell in Al, 9 Aug 1927. At 26 years of age Nancy became the mother of Corbie Cleo Isbell in Al, 28 Aug 1929. At 31 years of age Nancy became the mother of Lorene Isbell 12 Dec 1934. At 35 years of age Nancy became the mother of John Lloyd Isbell in Al, 10 Jul 1938. At 35 years of age Nancy became the mother of James Floyd Isbell in Al, 10 Jul 1938. Mortilly was the daughter of Frank and Augusta "Gustie" (Nichols) Howard. She was listed on the 1912 school census, age 9. Birthdate given on 1916 Dunnavant school census, age 13, name spelled Mortilla Mortilly had siblings Vitha mar. Floyd Lee, Flossie died young, Bayless mar. Ealie? Hollis, Ben mar. Onzelle Hollis RIN 12122, Johnny mar. Pearlie Brannum, Hiram RIN 12178 mar. Birt Howard, Joe, and Luther.

child + 5 iv. Benjamin 'Ben' Howard was born 31 May 1907.

child + 6 v. Hiram Howard was born 17 Mar 1914.

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