Howard, Joseph (of DeWitt Co., IL)

Born: 1797-XX-XX Kentucky

Died: 1878-XX-XX DeWitt County, Illinois

Flourished: 1836-1878 DeWitt County, Illinois

Howard moved his family from Ohio to Illinois and by 1836, they had settled in DeWitt County. Howard was a Methodist preacher and a prosperous farmer. In 1860, he owned nearly $10,000 worth of real estate.

History of DeWitt County Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1910), 1:398-99; History of DeWitt County, Illinois (Philadelphia: W. R. Brink, 1882), 133-35, 243; Gravestone, Tunbridge Cemetery, Kenney, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Tunbridge, DeWitt County, IL, 60.