Category Archives: Howell

Research into the Howell Family Line Including the following individuals with

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

Surname Saturday – Sills

Howell, Hobbs, Long, Bryan, Sills Line By Don Taylor Sills is a variation of Sill. The English Sills surname is likely derived from the name of an ancestor, for example, Silvester, Selwyn, or Sisley. Although possibly it could have come … Continue reading

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James Dallas Howell in the 1950 Census

Census Sunday Howell Research Howell Line By Don Taylor I’ve been finding it quite fun to find family members during the 1950 Census. Often, it contains information I knew part of but not all of the story. For example, I … Continue reading

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Pankey’s in the News – Judith Pankey Dies

Howell Research Howell-Pankey Line By Don Taylor In the News” is my reporting of discovered newspaper articles and advertising regarding ancestors I am researching. Judith (Ligon) Pankey is the first wife of my wife’s third great uncle, Thomas Armstrong Pankey. … Continue reading

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Marriage Bond – Thomas Pankey & Martha Cannon

Amanuensis[i] Monday Howell-Pankey Line By Don Taylor This image is one of those cases where the document was extremely fragmented. But, by using similar documents it becomes fairly easy to fill in many of the gaps with what would be … Continue reading

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Thomas Pankey & the Early Censuses

Howell Research Howell-Pankey Line Census Sunday By Don Taylor Following families in the early census records is always tricky. Today, I am looking at the 1810 Census and Thomas (and Martha) Pankey of Cumberland County, Virginia. From my other research, … Continue reading

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