From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 319, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana.
"JAMES T. HOWARD was born in Bourbon County, Ky., May 2, 1831, and is one of the eight children of Greenbery and Cynthia (Arrasmith) Howard, natives of Maryland and Kentucky. Greenbery Howard brought his family to this State in 1834, locating in Putnam County, and he there died March 24, 1869; his widow survives him, at the age of seventy-six years, and resides in Bainbridge. James T. Howard was reared a farmer, and in September, 1869, he came to this township and located on his present farm of 112 acres, part of which is included within the corporate limits of Burnettsville. He was married, October 17, 1853, to Miss Harriet L. Rankin, who was born in Montgomery County, Ind., in 1832, and daughter of William and Harriet W. (Wren) Rankin, both natives of Kentucky. To this union nine children have been born, of whom seven are living - Emily E., Harriet B., Martha J., Anna E., Mary E., Simpson and William W. Those dead were named Cynthia and Elmer. Mr. Howard has served as Town Councilman of Burnettsville, and be and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.