Born: 1809 Kentucky
Died: 1863 Logan County, Illinois
Flourished: 1836 Sangamon County, Illinois
Howser lived in Illinois as early as 1835, when he began purchasing land in what would later be Logan County. In 1836, he lived in Sangamon County, but by 1840 he had moved to Logan County, where he was a farmer. In 1860, he owned $40,000 worth of real estate.
Gravestone, Niblick Cemetery, Atlanta, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Logan County, IL, 246; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Logan County, IL, 88; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Logan County, 69:6, 58, 81, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.