According to info I have, Malichi was the son of Benjamin Howell B 3/10/1753 in NC and Elizabeth Brooks b. abt 1765 in NC. Elizabeth Brooks was the daughter of Thomas Brooks and Elizabeth Cato,b. abt 1740 daughter of Edward Cato, born abt 1710.Malichi was probably born in Orange Ct, NC. I am descended from Malichi's daughter Kisiah. Do you have any info on there being a Native American in the line?