Geri, I am actually trying to find info. on my grandmother, Nancy Jane Howard of Meigs County, TN. (b. 1861), but not having much luck.
It appears from the available info, she was a daughter of M. P. Howard and Sarah Wilhelms (m. 15 Jul 1860 Meigs Co. and the granddaughter of James Wilhelms (b. Abt 1821), and Abigail Atchley (b. 21 Jan 1827 Sevier Co. – m. 25 Jan 1843 Meigs Co.). I can not find anything on M. P. Howard
Abigail was the daughter of Isaac Atchley and Emily Elizabeth Smith of Sevier Co.
This is a long way around of saying that if you have info. on the children of James and Abigail, specifically that they had a daughter Sarah, it would be a big help to me.
The 1870 Census of Meigs Co. listed the household of James Wilhelms as:
Abigail, 54 Elizabeth, 21 Elijah, 12 Sarah Howard, 25 and Nancy, 8.