I found the following on Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard and his ancestors. It summerizes and confirms much of what we have found on him and his parents recently.
“C. H. C. HOWARD, engaged in the insurance business at Beebee, is a representative of ancestral lines that can be traced back in New England to the year 1640. It was in that year that Thomas HOWARD landed in this country & established his home at Norwich, Conn. The line comes on down through Benjamin & Thomas to William HOWARD, the great great grandfather, who was a native of Mass. & was killed at the battle of White Plains, while serving in the Revolutionary War. His son, Abel HOWARD, was a native of Sturbridge, Mass., and was the father of Dr. Abel HOWARD (II), who was born in Hartford, Vt., and who wedded Mary E.
HUNT, a native of Conn., and they became the parents of 8 children: Abel T., Mary E., George A., Julia A., George, Austin, Sophia & Elizabeth. The last 2 named are still living. The first of this family, Abel T. HOWARD, was the father of C. H. C. HOWARD. He married Anna H. CUTTS & both were natives of Vt., the former born in W. Hartford & the latter in N. Hartford. In the maternal line the ancestry can also be traced back to a remote period. The grandfather [of Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard], Hampden CUTTS, was a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was a graduate of Harvard Univ. He exerted a widely felt influence over the history of his state, serving as probate judge for many years & also as representative in the state legislature. He was descended from Robert CUTTS, a native of England, who on crossing the Atlantic in 1640 settled at Kittery, Maine. The line comes on down to Richard (I) & Richard (II), who was a major in the War of Lewisburg in 1745. [Richard Cutts II] was the father of Samuel CUTTS, who in turn was the father of Edward CUTTS, a native of Kittery, Maine. The last named [Capt. Edward b. 1763]was the father of [Judge] Hampton CUTTS, who wedded Mary P. S. [Pepperrell Sparhawk] JARVIS, who was also of notable New England parentage, her father, William JARVIS, serving for 8 years as American consul at Lisbon, Portugal. It will thus be seen that C. H. C. HOWARD is descended from distinguished ancestry in both the paternal & maternal lines. His parents were teachers of liberal education and broad culture. The father was graduated from Dartmouth Collage, while the mother was a graduate of the Tilden Ladies' Seminary at Lebanon, New Hampshire. At their marriage they began teaching, becoming teachers in high schools and later in the Glenwood Collegiate Institute at Matawan, New Jersey, where they remained until 1872. They afterward removed to Brooklyn, New York, and Mr. HOWARD taught in private school for some time. He devoted the last ten years of his life to envelope manufacturing. He was born in 1830 and died in 1889, while his wife, departed this life in 1889. They were consisted members of the Presbyterian church and Mr. Howard was also identified with the Masonic fraternity. To him and his wife were born seven children, three of them whom died in infancy, the others being: C. H. C.; Mary, the wife R. W. KING of Montclair, New Jersey; Charles T. , who is connected with the city department at Los Angeles, California; and Eliot, an electrician of Brooklyn, New York.C. H. C. HOWARD was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, September 5, 1862. Having acquired a public school education he later attended the Adelphi Academy at Brooklyn, New York, and for five years was assistant librarian in the Astor Library of his health and entered newspaper work at Beebe, where for ten years he was editor and publisher of Current Topics, which was afterward merged into the White County News and for a year he remained as editor of the publication. He then sold out and was employed as a bookkeeper in Beebe, while later he took over the fire insurance business and is now representing nine different companies. In this connection he has gained a good clientage and his business is one of large extent. On the 12th of September, 1894, Mr. HOWARD was married to Miss Effie M. BARTLEY, a native of Fulton, Missouri, and a daughter of S, N. and Virgina (BERRY) BARKLEY, who were also native of Fulton. The father [of Effie M. BARTLEY] became a merchant of Beebe and also assistant cashier of the bank of Beebe. He was likewise prominent in public affairs, serving as mayor of the town and as treasurer and recorder at different times. He died October 1, 1915, at age of seventy-two years, his birth having occurred in 1843 and he is survived by his wife, who still makes her home in Beebe. Their daughter, Mrs. HOWARD. however, departed this life November 1,1915, leaving a son,Elwin who is pursuing a scientific course in the Westminster College of Fulton , Missouri.Mr. [Cecil Hampden Cutts] HOWARD is a member of the Christian church & his political belief is that of the democratic party. He served for 4 years as city recorder of Beebe & is an honorary member of the New Hampshire Historical Society, also a corresponding member of the Maine & Vermont Historical Society & the New England Historical & Genealogy Society. He is likewise thus identified with the Essex Institute of Salem, Mass. He has recently published a history of the CUTTS family, also of the SPARHAWK family & a history of the PEPPERELL family. He also wrote the Pepperrell portraits and a small pamphlet of the life and public service of General John W. Phelps. His authorship includes a volume entitled Brattleboro in Verse and Prose and he has in manuscript the history of the Carter family. His life has been cast in harmony with the records of an honored ancestry. In both lines he comes of families of strong intellectual force and high ideals and he has ever proven a worthy scion of his race.” [From "A Centennial History of Arkansas", edited by Dallas T. Herndon, the Director of the Dept. of Archives & History, published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago-Little Rock, 1922; USGENWEB ARCHIVES; Submitted by: Bonnie Palmer; Date: June, 1997 - http://files.usgwarchives.org/ar/white/bios/biogrph1.txt]http://files.usgwarchives.org/ar/white/bios/biogrph1.txt]