All Mobile, AL and Howell, Sheppard and Southern family researchers,
I need some assistance.My Granddaughter’s father has not been in her life since before her 1st birthday.Her mother has raised her and my granddaughteris now a pre-school teacher and is almost 30.She wants to know something about her father’s family lines.Her mother’s lines have been researched by me for more than 15 years and her mother and I are members of the NSDAR, and she has several patriot lines on her mother’s side.BUT, she wants to know something about her father’s family lines.So here I go.
Her father’s maternal Grandfather was James Noah HOWELL b. 11 Feb 1885 Mobile, AL, and d. 24 Jul 1962, and is buried in Allentown Cemetery in Semmes, AL. Her father’s maternal Grandmother is Eva Mae SHEPPARD HOWELL, b. 13 Jul 1902 Thomasville, GA to Noah Henry SHEPPARD and supposedly Adelaide SOUTHERN.Noah Henry SHEPPARD has parents Austin SHEPPARD and Amelia C. SOUTHERN per an unsourced and undocumented family tree that is on Ancestry.
I am trying to prove or unprove all of the above statements. I have NOT found James Noah HOWELL b. 1885 with his parents Nathan Hamilton HOWELL and Mary G. BROWN HOWELL in any census. I have found Nathan Hamilton HOWELL b. 1860 with his parents James and Mary E. HOWELL in the 1870 and 1880, in Mobile Beat 5 and Albritton’s Prec. respectively.
Does anyone know of any Adelaide and Amelia SOUTHERN who married SHEPPARDs? Does anyone know where Edna Marie HOWELL SMITH is buried? She was b. 18 Nov 1924 in Birmingham, m. James Preston SMITH on 2 Jul 1942, and d. 16 Oct 2004 in Mobile, AL.