I found a news paper article in the Dec. 30, 1999 edition of The Democrat Reporter of Linden, Marengo Co., Al. It has info on John Howze b Jan. 22, 1822 in Louisburg, Franklin Co., N.C. and died April 26, 1902 in Marion, Perry Co., Al. He married Oct. 1, 1845 Athens (I suppose that is Athens, Ga.)Claudia Caroline Smith, dau. of Agustin Smith and Julia Clayton of Ga. He was a son of Henry Yarbrough Howze d 1862 Perry Co., Al. and ? Mitchell, dau. of Dr. Thomas Mitchell of N.C. Henry was a son of John Howze and ? Yarbrough. I have no connection to this family but will be glad to make copies for anyone who wants it. E-mail me with your snail mail address.