ALL the Nowells in Texas came from Mississippi from Winston and Neshobia Counties. They crossed the Mississippi river at Greenville, Ms.They had wagons, mules, oxen, andfarm animals. I do not know the date but I would guess from1840 to 1870. Some of them went to Arkansas and Missouri but most went to Texas. This is where you relatives came from. I hope this helps. My grandfather told me this in 1955.