John my name is Bob Howery, and I have what I believe to be the most accurate source of our family history. I am presently writing a family history on our family. I am also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, there were about 30 or more Howery's that served in the Confederate armies. I am writing a book also on their civil war records and situations. If you have any information on this you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact me.I was especially interested in your message because I am trying to find out about a John D. Howery who was born about 1848 in Kanawha Co. West Virginia. He married Nellie S. Pratt in Tazewell Co. Virginia in 1887. His father was Samuel Howery and mother was Catherine or Caroline. Nellie S. Pratt was a widow and her parents were Brooks. Archie Brooks was her dad. please call me at 276-326-1470.