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Groves Howard (b. 1775, d. 1839)Groves Howard (son of Henry Howard and Pricilla Farrar) was born 1775, and died 1839.He married Lucy Merriwether, daughter of Francis Merriwether and Martha Jameson.
Notes for Groves Howard:
Given Name: Groves • Surname: Howard • Sex: M
• Birth: 5 Nov 1775 1
• Death: 21 May 1839'm, LOwndes County, Nssissippi
• Burial: Barnett Cemetery, Noxubee County, MSSiSSippi
Groves'will was probated 7 Oct 1839 in Noxubee County, Mississippi. His will listed seven children. Although it is believed two of his daughters died before he did. Groves divided his estate equally with his children or grandchildren of his deceased daughters.
Groves Howard left a will recorded Page 22 Will Book 1, Noxubee County. Date of will 9 May 1839.
Being of feeble health and knowing the uncertainty of human life and wishing to settle up my affairs, I now proceed to make this my last will and testament.
No. I - I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas M. Howard the tract of landon which I reside "I all the additions made to it from time to
time, but with the provision that my wife shall hold her deserved (?) own right in the same umempared [sic] in any way by the above bequest.
No. 2 - I give and bequeath unto my two grandsons, N. W. (?) Chambers and William F. Chambers, a Negro girt named Usley.
No. 3 - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife the following named Negros, being eleven in number. Viz, Mary, Henry, Sims, Ester, John, Adain, Patrick, Queen, Paul, George, and Paul, the husband of Mary. No. 4 - All the rest and residues of my estate I wish equally divided- between my children.
No. 5 - The equal portion of the above residue, which would go to my daughter Nancy Henry(?) Gholson who is now dead, I hereby will and bequeath unto her seven(?) children to be equally divided among them.
No. 6 - I hereby appoint my sons Francis M. Howard and Robert Howard my executors. In evidence that this my true and last Will I hereby set my
and seal this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine. Witness: W.Q. Poindexter, W.F. Steward, James Glass. Filed for probate 7 Oct 1839 and recorded 2 Jan 1840.
This was found in Noxubee County, Mississippi - Probate Record Book A, page 689:
Executor's Return - paid legates 7 - $13,507.76 Francis M. Howard - $1.942.00
Leonard H. Gholson - $1,942.00 D.A.J. Dantzler - $1,942.00
Wm. B. Welborn - $1,942.76 T.M. Howard - $1,942.76
Robert Howard - S 1,942.76 7th unknown
The cotton crop and sale of personal estate had resulted in $18,616.38, and other obligations had been paid resulting 'in the total of $13,507.76 to be equally divided. There was a notation that an error of something $40.00 in the figures.
In the 1860 Mississippi census Lucy Howard, 86, bom Virginia was living with V.M. Chambers, her grandson. Just four households down was her daughter Martha Dantzler
More About Groves Howard:
Will: October 1839, Noxubee Co. MS.
Children of Groves Howard and Lucy Merriwether are:
- +Francis Meriwether Howard, b. Abt. 1807, Ga, d. date unknown, Al.