Knowing Mary Ann's parent's names is one of my problems -- I don't.Neither am I certain that she and James Howell are my gggrandmother's parents. I was told this info from two different "cousins" I've found in my English line (their daughter was Lydia Joanna Howell English b1842). I was also told they came over from Lancashire CO, England and were well to do (but I think that is the Howell end of the equation, but not 100% on that either!). Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for writing!