Loretta, Thanks for the message!I did have some clues that Sarah Hoggard's maiden name was Jones, but no proof. I have that John Rowe Howard's father was William P. Howard, but have not found out who William P's parents are.All the postings that I have seen just list Samuel?, so nobody seems to be sure. I am the granddaughter of John Rowe and M.A.E.'s son Wade Hampton Howard.Who is your ancestor? Yes, I would love to have all the information that you have on this family, in case there is something that I don't have yet. I do have the info from the 1870 Kaufman County, Texas census where it lists Sarah "Hogart", which I assume is a misspelling of Hoggard.It lists William as 12 years, Richard as 10 years, and Margaret as 8 years.So according to this census they were in Kaufman County in 1870, but Sarah had not remarried yet.I have not heard anything about Margaret being raised by a family named Holt.I know that she married John Rowe when she was about 14 years old, though, and he was 35. Do you know who Sarah J. Jones' parents were?
I am looking forward to hearing from you again soon!