Spencer Howell returned from a visit to Betty Howell Traver with some great photos that are some of the oldest we have on record:
The first is of Dr. John McKinney Howell (1833–1899). Dr. Howell lived in White Plains, GA. He is the author of the letters written during his tenure at Andersonville Prison, where he served as a doctor in the Confederate Army. Dr. Howell is the 2x Great Grandfather of the Howell’s in my generation. The original is owned by Betty Howell Traver.
And the second photo is of Elmina McBride Howell (1815–1883). Elmina married John Johnson Howell and was the mother of the above Dr. John Mckinney Howell. Elmina is the 3x Great Grandmother of the Howell’s in my generation. The original of this photo is with J. Spencer Howell.
As to other old photos of the Howell’s, see this chart. If you can help fill in any of the blanks please let me know!Posted by jhowell at July 24, 2009 1:14 PM