I am exploring the possibility that Nancy 'Howerton', who married Martin Cox (1812 - Guilford County, North Carolina) may be the subject of corrupted surname spellings, inclusive of 'Howricon', 'Howerington', 'Howery' and 'Howington'.
Nancy was born 1795-1801 in Buckingham County, Virginia and passed away 1859-1870 in Seguine, Texas.
Martin was born about 1799 in Surry County, North Carolina and passed away 1851-1865 in Cannon County (or Overton County), Tennessee.
They birthed a child - Sarah M. Cox in 1815; she passed away 1892 in Madison County, Arkansas.Sarah married Lemuel James Duncan.
Does anyone researching 'Howington' have a history of the surname spelling/use?