Henry Howell

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Henry Howell was the third child of Anthony M. Howell and Emily (Emma)Williams Joyner. He was born in 1836 in Southampton County, Virginia and was the only son. Henry was also a party to a Chancery suit against his father, and Trustee John Moore, forcing the sale of a tract of land and slaves owned by his mother “Emma” prior to her marriage to Anthony M. Howell. Anthony and Emma filed Articles of Separation in 1849 “finding it impossible on account of domestic differences to live amicably together.” When his mother Emma died in February 1851 of small pox, his sisters Ann and Harriet wanted the proceeds from the sale of the land and slaves to be used for themselves and for the care and maintenance of Henry and his younger sisters Milly( sometimes called Susan or Susannah)and Emaline.
When Henry’s father Anthony died in October 1858, his Last Will and Testament listed Henry as the sole heir to his property and possessions.
At the start of the Civil War, Henry volunteered and fought for the south in the Confederate Army in 1861. A record of his death was found in The Library of Virginia. Henry died in 1861 of typhoid fever at St. Lukes Parish. It was reported by Augustus Crumpler. He was listed as the informant and a friend.
VETERANS  OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
HENRY HOWELL
1836 SOUTHAMPTON CO.,VA.
07-20-1861 SO.CO.VA.
DIED OF DISEASE (TYPHOID FEVER)
5TH, VA.CAV.,CO.H,PVT.
13TH VA.CAV., CO.A, PVT. PG 83
S/O A.M. & EMMA HOWELL

Memorial at Southampton County Courthouse dedicated to Confederate Solders from Southampton County, Virginia who fought

for the south.