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Charles C. Howerton & Family

Updated November 9, 2000

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The first Howerton arrived from England in the 1700s, then his descendants moved westward, beginning in Virginia in the late 1700s, thru Kentucky and Tennessee, to Mississippi, then Indianola, Texas, where Charles Cabaness Howerton served as Sheriff of Lavaca County. After the great hurricane in 1909(?)which destroyed the town, my grandfather, James Chester Howerton, moved to Cuero, Texas, served as postmaster and became publisher of the Cuero Record, a weekly, then later a daily, newspaper. He married Elizabeth Woodworth, and they had three sons, John W. (Jack), Charles Cabaness, and James Chester (Pete) Howerton. John W. married Polly Hughes of Yoakum, and James Chester married his first cousin, Claire Barton of Palestine. They had no children. Charles Cabaness, a Naval Academy graduate, married Ann Katherine Ainsmith (whose mother, Julia Bate of Ackworth, Georgia, died when Ann was 7, and whose father, Edward Ainsmith of Gloucester, Mass. was a professional baseball player). Ann was placed the guardianship of Edmund and Elizabeth (nee' Bate) Zincke of Yorktown, Texas)and had one son, Charles C. Howerton. Charles has three daughters from previous marriages - Lynn Elizabeth Vakay (by Jeri Lynn Mooney Howerton, aka Susan Howard; Alexis Lake Howerton and Dana Raquel Howerton (by Linda DeWoskin Howerton, aka Linda Gary. Charles married Norma Jean Hayworth, aka Jeanne Page, in 1997.

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