Seeking information on Martha E. Howe who married John Peter Oeland and when he died married an unknown Purdy - probably in Greenville, SC. Martha E. Howe: parents: Nathaniel Howe, died as prison in Elmira, NY during Civil War. Died in 1864, is buried in VA Cemetery in NY. Mother: Rebecca Ann Bright , daughter of Culvin Bright. Rebecca was born in July 1841 in SC. She did not remarry as far as can be determined. Rebecca lived with her daughter Martha E and husband John Peter Oeland in the 1900 US Census, but is not found in the 1910 US Census, it is believed she died between 1900-1910. Seeking information on daughter Martha E. Howe Oeland who married a Purdy.