Category Archives: Howell

Research into the Howell Family Line Including the following individuals with

  • 2. Clarence Fletcher Howell.
  • 92. Lewis Bryan.
  • 184. Robert Bryan.

J. D. Howell – Beulaville Minister 1917 & 1918

Howell-Darling Research Howell Line “Pete” Howell was born in Limestone Township, Duplin County, North Carolina on 10 Oct 1918. At the time of his birth, we know that his father, James Dallas (J.D.) Howell was a minister in Beulaville. (Beulaville … Continue reading

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Amanuensis the Easy Way

Amanuensis Monday By Don Taylor A few years ago, I wrote a post about my wife’s 4th great-grandfather, Lewis Bryan (1755-1830) and that he had purchased his land from Robert Bryan. That post received several comments. One included a clue … Continue reading

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Vinson/Vincent line of Halifax, NN

Researching the Vinson/Vincent line of Halifax, North Carolina Howell-Darling-2017 Research Howell/Vinson/Vincent Line By Don Taylor Getting to know ancestors that lived before 1850 is always difficult. The census records before 1880 do not include relationships and census records before 1850 … Continue reading

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My Wife’s Closest Famous Relatives

 “We’re Related” – Part 4 Famous Friday Howell-Darling 2017 by Don Taylor So, my wife says to me, “I thought you were going to look at my family also in “We’re Related.” I had mentioned in my first article, “We’re … Continue reading

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William Freeman – Patriot

Sometimes I’m reminded that when I’m away from home, I need to be extra careful to document my work so as to be able to cite my sources properly.  Sadly I can’t do that with today’s treasure. Back in March … Continue reading

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Virginia Memory Chancery Records Index

John P. Williams vs Admr of John P. Price – Case: 1836-011 Peter Howell Deposition Amanuensis Monday Finding records for ancestors in antebellum Virginia are always a treasure.  One of my favorite record sets is the Chancery Records Index available through Virginia … Continue reading

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Biography: Nancy Branch Pankey (1797-1865)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research By Don Taylor It is expedient to research direct line ancestors, so we often neglect siblings of our ancestors, particularly our distant ancestors’ siblings.  Often, to gain insight into some of our ancestors, it is helpful to research … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Martha Cannon (1764-?)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Cannon/Pankey/Howell Line By Don Taylor Getting to know female ancestors who lived before 1840 is always a challenge. Researching Martha Cannon, the wife of Thomas Armstrong Pankey, is no exception. Certainly, her family relationships are somewhat confusing. In … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Ancestor #34 – Thomas A Pankey (c. 1760-1829)

 Howell-Darling-2016 Research Howell/Pankey Line By Don Taylor Sadly, the 1790 Census and the 1800 Census records for Virginia were lost. Apparently destroyed by the British during the war of 1812. This loss has a major effect on tracing this family … Continue reading

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