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Biography: Morgan Howard Bibb County, Alabama

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(1821 NC-1850 Bibb County, Alabama)

Morgan Howard was son of Edmond and Elizabeth Howard (Ref: Will of Edmond Howard recorded in Book H, p. 134, Nov. 1821, Rowan Co., NC (LDS Film 0019737). He was a brother to Mary “Polly” Howard Parker Parker. He was buried in Centreville Memorial Cemetery. Tombstone photo on Bibb Co. web site. His tombstone inscription: “Died Oct 30, 1850, Aged 42 yrs. A Native of Rowan Co., NC. Moved to Alabama in 1829”

He was married to Hannah Smith in Rowan Co., NC, on Mar 5, 1828. Isaac Parker was bondsman and J. H. Hardie was witness. I don’t have a birth or death date on her and don’t know if they had any children. I haven’t checked the 1830 and 1840 Bibb Co. census.

Power of Attorney from Isaac Parker to Morgan Howard “. . . county of Rowan and state of North Carolina touching or concerning any matter of which I am legally interested . . . and particularly the final settlement of the estate of Isaac Parker decd of which estate I am guardian for Wilbourn Parker, Nancy Parker, Polly Parker (now intermarried with Lewis Smith) and also to sell and dispose of my eral estate in said county. . .” 23 January 1836.  Recorded in Bibb County, Alabama, Deed Book B, p. 119-200.

In Circuit Court records, Bibb Co., AL, 1826-36, Fall Term 1835, p. 612-614, Thomas Crawford and Josiah Hinds, merchants and partners, vs Lawrence Owings and Morgan Howard, merchants and partners. Morgan Howard is listed as the surviving partner of Owings and Howard. Crawford and Hinds were trying to collect a promissory note for $107.76. Isaac Parker had signed the bond with Morgan Howard.

20 Apr. 1836. George W. Howard, Edmund Howard and Morgan Howard of Bibb Co., Ala. to William March (admin. of Jacob March) for $200, 202 1/2 A in Rowan on both sides No Creek adj James Foster, Samuel Foster, Isaac Parkes [sic], Wm Wyatt, Alexander Wyatt, Wm Foster, Harrison Pruet. Wit: Wm March Sr., Wm Foster, I. E. Foster. (Ref: Davie County, North Carolina, Will and Deed Abstracts, Wills 1836-1900, Deeds 1836-1850, abstracted and compiled by Jo White Linn, Indexed by Edith Montcalm Clark, 1973, p. 46. [Deed Book I p. 59])

Will of Edmond Howard recorded in Book H, p. 134, Nov. 1821, Rowan Co., NC (LDS Film 0019737). Mentions wife Elizabeth and children Polly Parker, Betsey, Sally, George, Edmond, and Morgan.

Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME II Many times, close neighbors in the homeland traveled together and when they arrived in Alabama, they located their farms close to each other and small settlements.


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