" Howell Coat Of Arms "





Monday,
April 26, 2021

(Chris Pickett)






Keys to the below document include :

  • Numeric value is assigned with the lowest number being the oldest family members and the highest numbers being the youngest family members

  • Family members names shown in " MAROON " are the direct ancestors, decendants or immediate family of myself, and my children:

    Christopher S. Pickett  ~  ( b. March 13, 1976 ~ d. April 4, 2021 ) ,
    Ryan M. Pickett,
    Kayla G. Pickett, and Kara V. Pickett,
    my niece Kimberly Pickett, and nephew John J. Pickett

  • Family members names shown in " DARK BLUE " are not directly related to my immediate family but are " still " related to the " Howell Family ", " that is ", they are all decendents of " Manuel Howell ( 1 ) "

  • Family members who currently have a paragraph about them have their " NAMES " on top of their paragraph displayed as follows :


    ( if they have passed away )


    ( if they are still surviving )

  • Family members names shown in " BLACK " currently do not have enough information to create a separate paragraph for them.

  • Names shown below in " PURPLE " have married a Howell Family Member

  • All women's maiden names, if known, are in " Italics ".

  • All words and names shown in " BRIGHT BLUE " are clickable links

  • A " " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there is a photo of their headstone on the " Find A Grave " link

  • A " " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there is a photo of the person or family members on the " Find A Grave " link

  • An " (N) " shown in front of an " Online Memorial Link " means that there are no photos on the " Find A Grave " link

  • Within this document I use the " Find A Grave website " which links to where each family member who has passed away is interred and shows their individual online memorial.   If you'd like to access the " Find A Grave website " to learn more about this project and build memorials for your loved ones please click below on their icon ( its a free to use website ) :

Anyone that has information on " ANY " family member or questions on this family line please email me at:

" russpickde@comcast.net "

Thanks, and I hope you enjoy this short history of my Howell Family.


         The following family tree information on the descendants of the Howell Family of the Trenton, New Jersey area is compiled from many sources: Census forms, books published on local history of Trenton, New Jersey, family interviews, marriage, birth and death certificates and personal knowledge.

         Three major contributors include Edith Elizabeth Shepherd Stout (9) who was my grandmother, Rachel Hannah Brown Pointon (15) who was my 3rd cousin, and Edward Carver Howell, III ( 20 ) a distant cousin.

         During my original research my grandmother Edith noted that her Grand-Dad's name was " George Edward Howell " ..... Her cousin Rachel thought that it was " Edward George Howell ".   I found that they were both basically incorrect.   His name, as noted on the Census of 1900, and his headstone show that it was " George Manuel Howell ( 7 ) ".

         Manuel Howell ( 1 ) is the senior family member known at this time of the Howell family.   He was born in ca. 1819 in Pennsylvania.   He did note that both of his parent's were born in New Jersey in the 1880 Federal Census.   He married Mary " Vanhorn " who was born the daughter of " ____? " Vanhorn and Sarah ____? Vanhorn in ca. 1821 in Pennsylvania.

         Manuel ( 1 ) and Mary first shows up in the Federal Census of 1850 ( recorded August 16, 1850 ).   Manuel ( 1 ) was noted as being 31 years old, employed as a Shoemaker, and they were residing at the home of his mother-in-law Sarah ____? Vanhorn ( age 63 ) in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.   Mary was noted as being 29 years old housekeeper raising their " 5 " oldest children.

         Their " 5 " oldest children residing with them in 1850 included " 4 " daughters and " 1 " son:   Anna ( age 9 ) ~  Isaac ( age 6 ) ~  Elizabeth ( age 4 ) ~  Phebe H. ( age 3 ) and Susanna ( age 6 months ).

         In the Federal Census of 1860 ( recorded July 13, 1860 ) they are noted as residing in Ward 5, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   Manuel ( 1 ) is noted as being a 42 year old Shoemaker and is now noted as being legally " Blind ".   Mary is noted as being a 40 year old housekeeper and they now are noted with all " 7 " of their children:   Anna ( age 19 ~ noted as a seamstress ) ~  Isaac ( age 16 ) ~  Elizabeth ( age 14 ) ~  Phebe H. ( age 12 ) ~ Susanna ( age 10 ) ~ George M. ( age 5 ) and John ( age 3 ).   All " 7 " of their children were noted as being born in Pennsylvania.   It is assumed that Mary's mother Sarah ____? Vanhorn had passed away.

         On March 5, 1867 their son Isaac ( 3 ) was married to " Lydia Major / Munday " in Trenton, New Jersey by Justice of the Peace Noble.   They ended up residing at 13 Fowler Street, in Trenton, New Jersey.

         In the Federal Census of 1870 ( recorded June 30, 1870 ) they are now noted as residing in Ward 7, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   Manuel ( 1 ) is noted as being a 50 year old Laborer   Mary is noted as being a 49 year old housekeeper and they are noted with only " 5 " of their children currently residing with them:   Elizabeth ( age 22 - at home ) ~  Phebe H. ( age 20 - Works in a Pottery ) ~ Susanna ( age 18 - at home ) ~ George M. ( age 15 - Works in a Pottery ) and John ( age 12 - at home ).

         Also residing with them in 1870 was their oldest daughter Anna Howell Neeld ( 2 ) who was married to " Theodore Neeld " in Trenton, New Jersey on September 9, 1865.   Also Anna's ( 2 ) and " Theodore's " daughter was also residing with them:   Fannie Neeld ( age 7 ).   " Theodore's " parent's names are currently unknown.   It also noted that " Theodore " is employed as a Overseer in a shoe shop in a prison and it also appears that " Theodore " served with Company D, 4th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry during the Civil War.

         In the Federal Census of 1880 ( recorded June 10, 1880 ) the family is now noted as residing at 13 Titus Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   Manuel ( 1 ) is noted as being a 62 year old Laborer.   Sadly " Mary Vanhorn Howell " passed away sometime prior to the 1880 census.   Also noted in the 1880 census is that " 2 " of Manuel's ( 1 ) daughters are still residing with him:   Elizabeth ( age 34 - Housekeeper ) and Phebe H. ( age 32 ).

         Manuel Howell ( 1 ) passed away on May 28, 1883 as is noted in the New Jersey, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971.   Together Manuel ( 1 ) and " Mary Vanhorn Howell " had " 7 Children " together.   It is believed that they are interred somewhere in the Trenton, New Jersey area.

2.   Anna Howell   ~   b. ca. 1841  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

3.   Isaac Howell   ~   b. ca. March, 1844  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

4.   Elizabeth Howell   ~   b. ca. 1846  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

5.   Phebe H. Howell   ~   b. ca. 1848  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

6.   Susanna " Susan " Howell   ~   b. ca. 1850  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

7.   George Manuel Howell   ~   b. April 15, 1855  ~  d. December 19, 1913  ~  " Age 58 years, 8 months, 4 days "

8.   John Howell   ~   b. ca. 1857  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 2 ) ~ Anna married " Theodore Neeld " in Trenton, New Jersey on September 9, 1865.   They had one known child together: Fannie Neeld who was born in ca. 1863.


         George Manuel Howell ( 7 ) was born the 6th Child and 2nd Son of Manuel ( 1 ) and " Mary Vanhorn Howell " on April 15, 1855 in Pennsylvania.   He married Rachel A. Carver who was born on March 8, 1853 in New Jersey.   Her parents names and any siblings are also currently unknown however the 1870 census notes that her Dad & Mom were both born in New Jersey.

         They first show up as a family in the Federal Census of 1880 ( recorded June 8, 1880 ) residing at 498 Calhoun Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey ( no longer standing ).   George ( 7 ) is noted as being a 26 year old Brickmaker.   Rachel is noted as being a 26 year old housekeeper raising their only son:   William " Willie " ( age 1 ).

         Sadly, most of the " 1890 census " materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and none of the information for the State's of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware survived the fire.

         Also on a sad note " Willie Howell ( 20 ) " is not found anywhere in any other family records and it's presumed he passed away sometime prior to 1900.

         In the Federal Census of 1900 ( recorded June 10, 1900 ) they are residing at 7 Barbara Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey ( no longer standing ).   George ( 7 ) is noted as being a 45 year old General Laborer.   Rachel is noted as being a 47 year old housekeeper raising their " 4 " youngest children:   Edward C. ( age 19 ~ noted as a Warehouse Grocer ) ~  Amanda C. ( age 16 - noted as a Woolen Worker ) ~  Edith M. ( age 13 - at school ) and Mary M. ( age 12 - at school ).

         It was also noted in the Federal Census of 1900 that George ( 7 ) and Rachel A. Carver Howell had " 7 " children during their marriage ... however only " 4 " of them survived to adulthood.   The other " 3 " children ( noted below ) passed away while they were young.

         It should be noted and verified that George ( 7 ) in the late 1880's and early 1900's also ran a Cannery on what was called " Howell's Wharf " in Milford, Delaware during the packing season ( late summer early fall ).   After the packing season he would move back to Trenton, New Jersey and there is an old newspaper article from Milford, Delaware noting that " Mr. George Howell " has returned to his home in Trenton, New Jersey now that the packing season is over".

         Rachel preceded her husband in passed away on October 18, 1911 at the age of 59 years, 7 months, and 10 days and was interred in the Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.   George Manuel Howell ( 7 ) passed away on December 19, 1913 at the age of 58 years, 8 months, and 4 days and was interred next to his wife.   They had " 7 " children together.

20.   William " Willie " Howell   ~   b. March 4, 1878  ~  d. bef. 1900  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

21.   Edward Carver Howell   ~   b. October 28, 1880  ~  d. November 15, 1939  ~  " Age  ~  59 years, 18 days "

22.   Amanda Carver Howell   ~   b. October 3, 1883  ~  d. July 14, 1969  ~  " Age  ~  85 years, 9 months, 11 days "

23.   Charles Howell   ~   ( Died as an infant )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

24.   Edith May Howell   ~   b. June 10, 1886  ~  d. June 26, 1961  ~  " Age  ~  75 years, 16 days "

25.   Carrie J. Howell   ~   b. March 24, 1877  ~  d. May 12, 1879  ~  " Age  ~  2 years, 1 month, 19 days "

26.   Mary Howell   ~   b. March 1888  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "


~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

All the Children are believed to have been born in Trenton, New Jersey.

( 22 ) ~ Amanda's birth date and place of birth have been verified by a Birth Certificate.

( 23 ) ~ Charles died as an infant and his place of burial is currently unknown.

( 25 ) ~ Carrie died at the age of 2 years and was interred in Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.

  View online memorial For  ~  ( click on names below )

( 7 )  ~    George Manuel Howell  ~    Rachel A. Carver Howell  ~  ( Wife of George )

  Children of George and Rachel Howell:

( 23 )  ~  (N)  Charles Howell  ~  " Cenotaph "

( 25 )  ~  (N)  Carrie J. Howell

      Edward Carver Howell ( 21 ) was born the 2nd child and 2nd son of George M. ( 7 ) and Rachel A. Carver Howell in October 28, 1880 in Trenton, New Jersey.   He married " Lillian Speese " in 1903 in New Jersey.   She was born in May, 1884 the daughter of Elizabeth Marie Morris Keller ( previously married to a " Speese " ) in Pennsylvania.

         They first show up as a family in the New Jersey State Census of 1905 ( recorded June 1, 1905 ) residing in a home rented by his wife " Lillian's " parents on North Montgomery Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   Edward ( 21 ) is noted as being a 24 year Salesman and " Lillian " is noted as being a 21 year old housekeeper raising their oldest child:   Morris G. ( age 4 days ).   " Lillian's " Mom Elizabeth is noted as being 39 years old and her Step-Dad Morris G. Keller in noted as being 40.

         In the Federal Census of 1910 ( recorded May 7, 1910 ) residing in a home in Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey that they are purchasing.   Edward ( 21 ) is noted as being a 29 year old Milkman on his own route.   " Lillian " is noted as being a 26 year old housekeeper raising their two oldest children:   Morris G. ( age 4 ) and Dorothy E. ( age 2 ).   Also residing with them in 1910 are " Lillian's " Mom, Elizabeth Marie Morris Keller and Step-Dad Morris G. Keller.

         In the New Jersey State Census of 1915 ( recorded June 12, 1915 )they are residing in a home rented by " Lillian's " parents on Middle Rose Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.

         Edward ( 21 ) is noted as being a 33 year Salesman.   " Lillian " is noted as being a 31 year old housekeeper raising their " 3 " oldest children:  Morris G. ( age 10 )  ~  Dorothy E. ( age 6 ) and Lillian T. ( age 4 ).   " Lillian's " Mom Elizabeth is noted as being 49 years old and her Step-Dad Morris G. Keller in noted as being 50.

         In the Federal Census of 1920 ( recorded January 16, 1920 ) the family is now noted as having moved to Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois and residing in a home that they were renting.

         Edward ( 21 ) is noted as being a 38 year Sales Manager in the Mince Meat Industry.   " Lillian " is noted as being a 35 year old housekeeper raising their " 4 " children:  Morris G. ( age 14 )  ~  Dorothy E. ( age 11 )  ~   Lillian T. ( age 9 ) and Edward C., Jr. ( age 3 1/2 ).

         Sometime after the 1920 Federal Census, " Lillian's " Mom, Elizabeth Marie Morris Keller, moved in with the family due to an illness.   She passed away at their home on November 21, 1924 and was interred in the Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Mercer County, New Jersey.

         Sadly, " Lillian Speese Howell " also preceded her husband Edward ( 21 ) in passing away after her mother's passing and prior to the 1930 Federal Census.   It is currently unknown where she was interred but more than likely in the Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois as that is where Edward ( 21 ) was later interred.

         In the Federal Census of 1930 ( recorded 1930 ) Edward ( 21 ) is now shown as a 50 year old " widower " and a " Lodger " in the home of Ira P. and Florence Nicely in Chicago, Illinois.   Edward ( 21 ) is noted as being a Salesman working in the Food Product industry.   It is unknown where his " 4 " children were residing.

         Edward Carver Howell, Sr. ( 21 ) passed away on November 15, 1939 at the age of 59 years and 18 days in Chicago, Illinois and was interred in the Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois on November 21, 1939.   Together he and " Lillian " had 4 children together.

30.   Morris G. Howell  ~  b. May 28, 1905  ~  d. March, 1985  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

31.   Dorothy E. Howell  ~  b. June, 1908  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

32.   Lillian T. Howell  ~  b. November, 1910  ~  d. ( unknown )  ~  " Age  ~  unknown "

33.   Edward Carver Howell, Jr.  ~  b. June 20, 1916  ~  d. April 15, 1989  ~  " Age  ~  72 years, 9 months, 26 days "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 31 ) ~ " Dorothy " was born in Trenton, New Jersey.   She passed away previous to 1953.   She is also believed to have married a man with the last name of " Bell ".   They had one known daughter believed to be named C'dale.   C'Dale married a man named John Friedlund and they reportedly live in Itasca, Illinois.

( 32 ) ~ " Lillian " was born in Trenton, New Jersey.   She also passed away before 1953.   She was married twice, however her first husband's last name is unknown.   " Lillian " had one child from her first marriage named Phillip who was later adopted by her second husband and was married to a girl named Gwen.   Her second husband's name was Mac Brown, Sr.   Mac and " Lillian " had two sons together named Mac Brown, Jr. ( who married a Patricia ) and Gary Brown ( who married a Mary Ann ).   Both Phillip and Gary are known to have passed away.   Mac Brown, Jr.'s last known residence was Lake Tahoe, NV.

  View online memorial For  ~  ( click on names below )

( 21 )  ~  (N)  Edward Carver Howell, Sr.

(Edith Elizabeth Shepherd)
 " The Shepherd's " 

         Amanda Carver Howell ( 22 ) was born the 3rd child and 1st daughter of George M. ( 7 ) and Rachel A. Carver Howell on October 3, 1883 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married Harry Jacob Shepherd in 1901 and he was born the son of Peter Aller and Corinda Runyan Shepherd on July 17, 1877 in Stockton, New Jersey.
( See the "Shepherd Family History" )

         During their lifetime they were members of the Methodist Church in Lambertville, New Jersey.   Harry also later served in the United States Army during World War I in the infantry.

         They first show up as a family in the New Jersey State Census of 1905 ( recorded June 7, 1905 ) residing in a home that they were renting at 264 North Union Street, Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.   Harry is noted as being a 28 year Wheel Maker and Amanda ( 22 ) is noted as being a 21 year old housekeeper raising their " 2 " oldest children:   Peter A.  ~  ( age 2 ) and Ida M.  ~  ( age 11 Months ).

         In the Federal Census of 1910 ( recorded May 9, 1910 ) residing in the same home that they were renting in 1905.   Harry is noted as being a 32 year Carpenter with the Rail Road and Amanda ( 22 ) is noted as being a 24 year old housekeeper raising their " 4 " oldest children:   Peter A.  ~  ( age 6 )  ~  Ida M.  ~  ( age 5 )  ~  Edith E.  ~  ( age 4 )  ~   and M. Emma  ~  ( age 3 ).

         Sadness struck the family on August 21, 1911 when their youngest child, Norman Woodrow Shepherd ( 54 ) passed away on August 21, 1911 at the age of 10 months and 10 days.   He was interred in the Riverview Cemetery in Lambertville, New Jersey.

         In the Federal Census of 1920 ( recorded January 19, 1920 ) they were purchasing a home at 52 Elm Street, Lambertville, New Jersey.   Harry is noted as being a 43 year Potter in the Pottery Factory that use to be on North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey and Amanda ( 22 ) is noted as being a 37 year old housekeeper raising their " 5 " oldest children:   Peter A.  ~  ( age 16 - Rubber Mill Worker )  ~  Ida M.  ~  ( age 15 - Wire Mill Worker )  ~  Edith E.  ~  ( age 14 )  ~   Mary Emma  ~  ( age 13 )  ~   and Harry J.  ~  ( age 7 ).

         During the 1920's their daughter Edith Elizabeth Shepherd ( 52 ) had married " Russell Stout " on February 21, 1923 in Elkton, Maryland.   This is where my personal family joined with, and became descendants of, the " Howell ".   Their daughter Emma Virginia Stout Pickett was my mom .....
( See the " Stout Family History " and the " Pickett Family History " )

         I've been unable to find this family in the Federal Census of 1930.   However prior to 1930 they had two more children: Richard Charles Shepherd ( 56 ) and Gladys Virginia Shepherd ( 57 ).

         In the Federal Census of 1940 ( recorded April, 1940 ) they now owned their home at 52 Elm Street, Lambertville, New Jersey.   Harry is noted as being a 63 year employed as a " Burner " and Amanda ( 22 ) is noted as being a 56 year old housekeeper.   " 4 " of their children are still residing with them:   Harry J., Jr.  ~  ( age 27 - Forman in a Flatware Mill )  ~  Richard C.  ~  ( age 14 ) and Gladys V.  ~  ( age 13 ).

         The " 4th " child residing with them in 1940 was their 35 year old daughter Ida May Shepherd Holcombe ( 51 ).   She was employed as a Roll Operator in the Flatware Mill.   She had married " Earl Holcombe " sometime prior to 1940.   It is unknown where Mr. Holcombe was however they did not have any children together and were later divorced.   In 1948 she would later marry " Thomas H. Werner " who also worked at the Flatware Mill and also resided only two houses away on Elm Street.

         Harry Jacob Shepherd preceded his wife in passing away on May 22, 1951 at his home on Elm Street in Lambertville, New Jersey at the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 5 days.   He was interred in the Riverview Cemetery in Lambertville, New Jersey.

         Amanda Carver Howell ( 22 ) passed away on July 14, 1969 at her home on Elm Street, Lambertville, New Jersey at the age of 85 years, 9 months, and 11 days and was interred with her husband.   They had 8 children together.

50.   Peter Aller Shepherd   ~   b. May 27, 1903  ~  d. August 30, 1978  ~  " Age 75 years, 3 months, 3 days "

51.   Ida May Shepherd   ~   b. July 14, 1904  ~  d. April 5, 1997  ~  " Age 92 years, 8 months, 22 days "

52.   Edith Elizabeth Shepherd   ~   b. July 13, 1905  ~  d. January 20, 1994  ~  " Age 88 years, 6 months, 7 days "

53.   Mary " Emma " Shepherd   ~   b. January 15, 1907  ~  d. April 5, 2004  ~  " Age 97 years, 2 months, 21 days "

54.   Norman Woodrow Shepherd   ~   b. October 11, 1910  ~  d. August 21, 1911  ~  " Age 10 months, 10 days "

55.   Harry Jacob Shepherd Jr.   ~   b. November 28, 1912  ~  d. November 28, 2001  ~  " Age 89 years "

56.   Richard Charles Shepherd   ~   b. May 7, 1925  ~  d. April 19, 2019  ~  " Age 93 years, 11 months, 12 days "

57.   Gladys Virginia Shepherd   ~   b. December 14, 1927  ~  d. May 9, 2020  ~  " Age 92 years, 4 months, 26 days "

" Important Family Note: "

        Detailed information and the descendants of Peter ( 50 )  ~  Ida ( 51 )  ~  Edith ( 52 )  ~  Harry ( 55 )  ~  Richard ( 56 ) and Gladys ( 57 ) can be found in the " Shepherd Family History - (click here!) " and are " not " found in this document even though they are all " Howell " family members.   This was done so that information would not be repeated in each of my family trees.

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 53 ) ~ Mary " Emma " married " Harry E. Runyon " and they had no children.

( 54 ) ~ Norman passed away at the age of 10 months & is interred in Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, New Jersey.

Personal Note:

My Great Grandpa Harry Shepherd died five months before I was born.   My Great Grandma Amanda Howell Shepherd ( 22 ), however, lived until I was 16 years old and I visited her about 4 times a year, many times by myself, while I was growing up.   She was always a very pleasant and happy person.

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( 22 )  ~     Amanda Carver Howell Shepherd  ~     Harry Jacob Shepherd, Sr.  ~  ( Husband of Amanda )

  Children of Amanda ( 22 ) & Harry Jacob Shepherd, Sr.:  ~  ( Not shown in this family tree )

( 50 )  ~    Peter Aller Shepherd

( 51 )  ~     Ida May Shepherd Werner

( 53 )  ~    Mary Emma Shepherd Runyon

( 54 )  ~    Norman Woodrow Shepherd

( 55 )  ~    Harry Jacob Shepherd Jr.

( 56 )  ~    Richard Charles Shepherd

( 57 )  ~    Gladys Virginia Shepherd Oliver

         Edith May Howell ( 24 ) was born the 2nd child and 2nd daughter of George M. ( 7 ) and Rachel A. Carver Howell on June 10, 1884 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married " Frederick Milton Brown " on September 28, 1907 in Trenton, NJ.   He was born on January 3, 1882 the son of Benjamin S. and Harriet DeLaRue Brown in Pennsylvania.

         They first show up as a family in the Federal Census of 1910 ( recorded April 18, 1910 ) residing in a home that they were renting at 69 Sweets Avenue, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   " Frederick " is noted as being a 28 year Laborer working with the Railroad and Edith ( 24 ) is noted as being a 24 year old housekeeper raising their " 1st " child:   Rachel H.  ~  ( age 2 ).

         In the New Jersey State Census ( recorded June 11, 1915 ) they are now residing in a home that they were renting at 16 Monroe Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   " Frederick " is noted as being a 33 year " Car Sealer " working with the Railroad and Edith ( 24 ) is noted as being a 29 year old housekeeper raising their child:   Rachel H.  ~  ( age 7 ).

         In the Federal Census of 1920 ( recorded June 15, 1920 ) they are shown still residing and renting a home 16 Monroe Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   " Frederick " is noted as being a 35 year " Shipping Clerk " working in a Woolen Mill and Edith ( 24 ) is noted as being a 34 year old housekeeper raising their " 2 " children:   Rachel H.  ~  ( age 11 ) and Edith  ~  ( age 2 1/2 years ).

         In the Federal Census of 1930 ( recorded April 9, 1930 ) they are now shown as residing and renting a home on Olden Street, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   " Frederick " is noted as being a 48 year " Shipping Clerk " working in a Woolen Mill and Edith ( 24 ) is noted as being a 43 year old housekeeper and they have their " 2 " children still residing with them:   Rachel H.  ~  ( age 21 - Stenographer in a Pottery Office ) and Edith  ~  ( age 12 years ).

         " Frederick " preceded his wife in passing away on March 10, 1933 at the age of 51 and was interred in Riverview Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.   Edith ( 24 ) passed away on June 6, 1961 in Trenton at the age of 77 and was interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.   Together they had 2 children.

60.   Rachel Hannah Brown  ~  b. June 16, 1908  ~  d. March 25, 1993  ~  " Age 84 years, 9 months, 9 days "

61.   Edith Brown  ~  b. 1917  ~  d. 1975  ~  " Age abt. 57 years "

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( 24 ) ~   Edith May Howell Brown   ~     Frederick Milton Brown  ~  ( Husband of Edith )


         Mary Howell ( 26 ) was born the 5th & last child & 3rd and last daughter of George M. ( 7 ) and Rachel A. Carver Howell in March, 1888 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.   She married "Charles Vandeveer ? " whose parent's and birth date are currently unknown.   After their marriage it is believed that they resided in Trenton, New Jersey.   Their place of interrment is also unknown.   Together they had 2 known children.

62.   Charles Vandeveer, Jr.

63.   Howell Vandeveer

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 63 ) ~ Howell is known to be deceased.

The birth order of the children has not been verified.


         Morris G. Howell ( 30 ) was born the 1st child and 1st son of Edward Carver Howell, Sr. ( 21 ) and Lillian Speese Howell on May 28, 1905 in Trenton, New Jersey.   He never married.   He was born named Morris but later changed his name to " Maurice " when he was an ambulance driver in the army during World War II.   He drove a trolley in Trenton, New Jersey for a while and later moved to Chicago, Illinois.   In Chicago he was a bus driver for the CTA Chicago.   He passed away in March 1985.



         Edward Carver, Jr. ( 33 ) was born the 4th child & 2nd son of Edward Carver Howell, Sr. ( 21 ) and Lillian Speese Howell in Oak Park, Illinois on June 20, 1916.   He married " Ann Marie Statkus " on September 14, 1940.   The birth date and parents of Ann are currently unknown.

         Edward (13) lived a very active life.   He worked for Inland Steel Company in East Chicago, IN for 42 years.   He retired in 1981 as an Assistant Manager in charge of Production Control.   He lived in Hazel Crest, Illinois from 1957 until his passing in 1989.

         He was a former president of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, past president and charter member of the East Side (Chicago) Lions Club, past president of the Fair Elms Civic League, chairman of the Chicago Metropolitan Area Council of Steering Committees, vice chairman and district director of the Will-South Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District.

         He was also a village trustee in Hazel Crest, Illinois for six years ( 1963-1969 ) and was village mayor ( 1969-1973 ).   In 1988, he had the honor of having a retention basin known as " Little Calumet Water Shed Structure 53 " in Markham, Illinois renamed by the State of Illinois as the " Edward C. Howell Reservoir ".

         Edward Carver, Jr. ( 33 ) preceded his wife in passing away on April 15, 1989 and was interred in the St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.   His wife " Ann Marie Statkus Howell " passed away on December 15, 1994 and was interred next to her husband.   Together they had 3 children.

70.   Sharon Ann Howell  ~  b. February 14, 1942

71.   Diane Elizabeth Howell  ~  b. October 12, 1945

72.   Edward Carver Howell, III  ~  b. December 12, 1953

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 71 ) ~ " Diane " is married to " Lawrence Noonan " and they have no children.

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( 33 ) ~   Edward Carver Howell, Jr.   ~     Ann Marie Statkus Howell  ~  ( Wife of Edward )


(Edith Elizabeth Shepherd)
Edith E. Shepherd Stout

( Age 16 )

         Edith Elizabeth Shepherd ( 52 ) was born the 3rd child and 2nd daughter of Harry Jacob Shepherd, Sr. and Amanda Carver Howell Shepherd ( 22 ) on July 13, 1905 at 264 North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey.   She was named for her Aunt Edith May Howell ( 24 ).   She married Russell Stout on February 21, 1923 in Elkton, Maryland.   Russell was born the son of John Nelson and Minerva J. (Kroesen) Stout on February 8, 1903 at 260 North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey.   ( See the " Stout Family History " )

         Russell & Edith ( 52 ) played together as children since they only lived one house apart on N. Union Street.   They lived in multiple houses, all in Lambertville during their marriage.   Their last home being on 22 Elm Street which is right around the corner from where they lived as children.

         Edith ( 52 ) worked at home as a mother and homemaker and later as a clerk in a store on Union Street in Lambertville.   She enjoyed playing Bingo with her husband and was an avid member of the Patriotic Order of American's Lodge (P.O.A.).   She served one year as the National President of the P.O.A.

         Her husband Russell worked in the Union Paper Mill in New Hope, Pennsylvania (currently apartment buildings) until he passed away.   He was a member of the Top Rock Club, enjoyed shad fishing on the Delaware River & was an avid baseball player in his younger years.   His baseball team mates included his brother Edgar S. " Mitty " Stout and Edith's ( 52 ) brother Harry Jacob Shepherd, Jr. ( 55 ) .

         Russell preceded his wife in passing away on December 8, 1965 of a Heart Attack at the age of 62 after 42 years of marriage in the hospital in Trenton, New Jersey.   He was interred in the Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, New Jersey.   Russell had decided that on his upcoming birthday he was going to apply for Social Security and retire ..... he was never able to do so.

         Edith ( 52 ) continued to reside in their home on 22 Elm Street and years later was found stricken in her home by friends on Thursday, January 20, 1994 and taken to the Doylestown, Pennsylvania Hospital where she died later that night of a stroke at the age of 88 years, 6 months, 7 days.   She was interred in the Riverview Cemetery next to her husband on Monday, January 24, 1994.   Together they had 5 children.

80.   Vivian Ida Stout  ~  b. July 14, 1924  ~  d. April 10, 1934  ~  " Age 9 years, 8 months, 27 days "

81.   Emma " Virginia " Stout  ~  b. July 25, 1925  ~  " My Mom ... Still surviving in 2021 ... Age 95 "

82.   Joyce Elizabeth Stout  ~  b. April 1, 1928  ~  d. January 1, 1995  ~  " Age 66 years, 9 months "

83.   Dolores Stout  ~  b. May 31, 1929  ~  d. October 31, 1929  ~  " Age 5 months "

84.   Beverly Catherine Stout  ~  b. October 10, 1931  ~  August 24, 2013  ~  " Age 81 years, 10 months, 14 days "

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 80 ) ~ Vivian Ida passed away at the age of 10 due to Heart problems.

( 83 ) ~ Dolores passed away at age 5 months due to problems stemming from birth.

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( 52 ) ~    Edith Shepherd Stout   ~      Russell Stout ~ ( Husband of Edith )

  Children of Edith Shepherd Stout ( 52 ) and Russell Stout :

( 80 ) ~    Vivian Ida Stout

( 82 ) ~    Joyce Elizabeth Stout Buchanan

( 83 ) ~   Dolores Stout

( 84 ) ~    Beverly Catherine Stout Voorhees


Russell & Edith Shepherd Stout
Russell Stout
and Edith Shepherd Stout
(Vivian Stout)
Vivian Ida Stout
( 80 )


         Rachel Hannah Brown ( 60 ) was born the 1st child and 1st daughter of Frederick Milton Brown and Edith May Howell Brown ( 24 ) on June 16, 1908 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married " Jesse Pointon, Jr. " on May 13, 1930 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.   He was born on June 13, 1910 the son of Jesse, Sr. and Adeline (Bray) Pointon.

         " Jesse " preceded his wife in passing away on March 6, 1988 in St. Petersburg, Florida and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.   Rachel ( 60 ) passed away in Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida on March 25, 1993 and was also interred in Greenwood Cemetery.   Together they had 3 children.

90.   Robert Allen Pointon  ~  b. November 12, 1931

91.   Barbara Joan Pointon  ~  b. October 11, 1934

92.   Ruth Elaine Pointon  ~  b. August 26, 1942

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( 60 ) ~   Rachel Hannah Brown Pointon   ~     Jesse Pointon, Jr. ~ ( Husband of Rachel )


         Edith Brown ( 61 ) was born the 2nd and last child and 2nd daughter of Frederick Milton Brown and Edith May Howell Brown ( 24 ) in 1917 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married twice.   She first married " Harry B. Lane " in ca. 1937 and they had one child together.   Harry preceded his wife in passing away in 1966 and Edith ( 61 ) remarried to " John Lowery " and they did not have any children together.   They have both passed away and are interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.   They resided in Morrisville, Pa.

93.   Judy Lane

Family Notes:

"Judy" ( 93 ) is believed to be married and have one son.

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( 61 ) ~   Edith Brown Lowery

                   Harry B. Lane  ~  ( 1st Husband of Edith )

                 (N)  John Lowery  ~  ( 2nd Husband of Edith )


         Sharon ( 70 ) was born the 1st child and 1st daughter of Edward Carver Howell, Jr. ( 33 ) and Ann Marie Statkus Howell on February 14, 1942.   She married "John Colbert" on January 7, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois.   John was born July 26, 1939, parents currently unknown.   They currently reside in Huntsville, AL and have 2 children.

100.   Susan Ann Colbert  -  b. July 2, 1962

101.   Aimee Elizabeth Colbert  -  b. October 2, 1969


         Edward ( 72 ) was born the 3rd child and only son of Edward Carver Howell, Jr. ( 33 ) and Ann Marie Statkus Howell on December 12, 1953.   He married " Patricia Ann ( ____? ) Franko " who had three children previous to their marriage.   They have no children together.

105.   Martin Anthony Franko  ~  b. October 30, 1963, d. Sep 15, 1992
106.   Kenneth Russell Franko  ~  b. April 18, 1966
107.   Erica Marie Franko  ~  b. December 14, 1969

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 105 ) ~ Martin was never married.   After his passing he was interred in the Saint John Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.

( 106 ) ~ Kenneth married Karen Lou Biedron and they live in Orlando, Florida.

( 107 ) ~ Erica married Brian Botlick and they live in Orlando, Florida.   They have two children together, " Brianna Lee Botlick " who was born on December 30, 1999 and " Luke Edward Botlick "who was born on January 25, 2004.

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( 105 ) ~   Martin Anthony Franko


         Robert ( 90 ) was born the 1st child and 1st son of Jesse Pointon, Jr. and Rachel Hannah Brown Pointon ( 60 ) on November 12, 1931 in Trenton, New Jersey.   He has been married twice.

         First he married " Rita Theresa Eriksen " on November 12, 1955 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.   She was born on November 7, 1933 the daughter of Gustav and Theresa Karaus Eriksen in West New York, New Jersey.   They were later divorced and together they had 3 children.   " Rita " passed away on December 25, 1989 in Trenton, New Jersey and her ashes are interred in Glen Lake, New York.

         Robert ( 90 ) was married second to " Mildred Margaret Girman Kupp " on July 12, 1975 in Windsor, New Jersey.   She was born on March 18,1931 in Trenton NJ to George and Anna Girman.   Robert ( 90 ) and Mildred have no children together, however they legally adopted each others.

  Children of Robert Allen Pointon ( 90 ) and " Rita Theresa Eriksen Pointon :

110.   Scott Robert Pointon  ~  b. November 16, 1958

111.   David Allen Pointon  ~  b. January 2, 1960

112.   Karen Lynne Pointon  ~  b. October 12, 1967

  Children of Mildred Margaret Girman Kupp :

113.   Katherine Ann Kupp  ~  b. December 5, 1956

114.   Thomas George Kupp  ~  b. October 16, 1958

115.   Nancy Marie Kupp  ~  b. October 25, 1960

116.   Edward John Kupp  ~  b. October 3, 1967


         Barbara ( 91 ) was born the 2nd child and 1st daughter of Jesse Pointon, Jr. and Rachel Hannah Brown Pointon ( 60 ) on October 11, 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married Joseph James Collis, Sr. on August 17, 1957 in Trenton. Joseph was born on October 27, 1933 and he was the son of Joseph Francis Collis.

         Joseph James Collis, Sr. preceded his wife in passed away on April 20, 1996 and was cremated.   His ashes were scattered at sea.   Together they had 3 children.

120.   Susan Barbara Collis  ~  b. April 29, 1960  ~  d. Dec 31, 1987  ~  " Age 27 years, 8 months, 2 days "

121.   Joseph James Collis, Jr.  ~  b. November 20, 1963

122.   Patricia Lynn Collis  ~  b. July 28, 1965

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(N)  Joseph James Collis, Sr. ~ ( Husband of Barbara )


         Ruth ( 92 ) was born the 3rd and last child and 2nd and last daughter of Jesse Pointon, Jr. and Rachel Hannah Brown Pointon ( 60 ) on August 26, 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey.

         She has been married twice.   She first married " Joseph Galayda " in February 1962.   They were divorced on December 13, 1976 and they had 2 children together.

         She was married second to " William Cumberland Reynolds, Jr. " on January 9, 1988 in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.   He was born the son of William Cumberland Reynolds, Sr. on January 22, 1926.   William passed away on February 28, 2003 and where he is interred is currently unknown.   Ruth ( 92 ) and William had no children together.

123.   Joseph Galayda  ~  b. September 15, 1964

124.   James Andrew Galayda  ~  b. October 20, 1968

~ ~ ~ ~  Children's Notes : ~ ( other than those color coded above )

( 123 ) ~ Joseph was born in Willingboro, New Jersey

( 124 ) ~ James was born in Morristown, New Jersey.


         Susan ( 100 ) was born the 1st child and 1st daughter of John Colbert and Sharon Ann Howell Colbert ( 70 ) on July 2, 1962, place unknown.   She married Lawrence David Stassin and they reside in Griffith, Indiana.   Susan ( 100 ) and Lawrence have three children.

130.   Nicholas Spencer Stassin  ~  b. June 1, 1994

131.   Benjamin Dillon Stassin  ~  b. August 3, 1997

132.   Samuel Palmer Stassin  ~  b. May 4, 2000


         Aimee ( 101 ) was born the 2nd child and 2nd daughter of John Colbert and Sharon Ann Howell Colbert ( 70 ) on October 2, 1969, place unknown.   She was previously married " Name Unknown ", resides in Cleveland, Ohio and has three children.

140.   Theresa Renee Colbert  ~  b. March 7, 1987 (twin)

141.   Ashley Corinne Colbert  ~  b. March 7, 1987 (twin)

142.   Sarah Ann Colbert  ~  b. July 28, 1998


         Scott ( 110 ) was born the 1st child and 1st son of Robert Allen Pointon ( 90 ) and Rita Theresa Eriksen Pointon on November 16, 1958 in Trenton, New Jersey.

         He married " Cheryl Elaine Pitsley " on August 1, 1988.   She was born the daughter of Leo Kenneth & Theresa Elaine (Lockwood) Pitsley on November 27, 1957 in Oswego, NY.   Cheryl's father, Leo Kenneth Pitsley, was adopted and his birth surname was Kilenbec.   Together they have 2 children.

150.   Zachary Eno Pointon  ~  b. August 12, 1990

151.   Zane Robert Pointon  ~  b. December 13, 1995

Family Notes:

Both Zachary ( 150 ) and Zane ( 151 ) were born in Syracuse, New York.


         David ( 111 ) was born the 2nd child and 2nd son of Robert Allen Pointon ( 90 ) and Rita Theresa Eriksen Pointon on January 2, 1960 in Trenton, New Jersey.

         He married " Mary Lou Dougherty " on February 18, 1989.   She was born the daughter of Louis Hugh & Mary Christine Horgan Dougherty on September 2, 1959 in Wilmington, Delaware.   Together they have 3 children.

155.   Kelly Rita Pointon  ~  b. August 12, 1990

156.   Rachel Christine Pointon  ~  b. June 11, 1992

157.   Jackson Lewis Pointon  ~  b. June 27, 1995

Family Notes:

Kelly ( 155 ) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Both Rachel ( 156 ) and Jackson ( 157 ) were born in Voorhees, New Jersey.


         Karen ( 112 ) was born the 3rd child and only daughter of Robert Allen Pointon ( 90 ) and Rita Theresa Eriksen Pointon on October 12, 1967 in Trenton, New Jersey.

         She married " Douglas Martin Demeter " on October 31, 1992.   He was born the son of Raymond Lewis and Virginia (Hedden) Demeter on Sept 26, 1962 in Trenton, New Jersey.   They have three children together.

160.   Sarah Ashley Demeter  ~  b. July 10, 1996

161   Amy Rae Demeter  ~  b. April 11, 1999

162   Hannah Catherine Demeter  ~  b. May 21, 2001

Family Notes:

Both Sarah ( 160 ) and Amy ( 161 ) were born in Trenton, New Jersey.


         Susan Barbara Collis ( 120 ) was born the 1st child and 1st daughter of Joseph James Collis and Barbara Joan Pointon Collis ( 91 ) on April 29, 1960 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married " Lynn Shelley " in August 1980.   He was born the son of Gary and Doris Elliott Shelley on May 17, 1959.

      On December 31, 1987 Susan ( 120 ) preceded her husband in passed away from cancer in New York City, New York at the age of 27 years, 8 months, and 2 days and was interred in the Jacobstown Cemetery, Jacobstown, New Jersey.   " Lynn " passed away on November 19, 2000 and he also was interred in the Jacobstown Cemetery.   Together they had 3 children.

170.   Landry Shelley  ~  b. July 22, 1982

171.   Cy Thomas Shelley  ~  b. February 16, 1985

172.   Bailey Shelley  ~  b. November 8, 1986

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( 120 ) ~ (N)  Susan Barbara Collis Shelley   ~   (N)  Lynn Shelley ~ ( Husband of Susan )


         Joseph ( 121 ) was born the 2nd child & 1st son of Joseph James Collis and Barbara Joan Pointon Collis ( 91 ) on November 20, 1963 in Trenton., NJ.   He married " Geraldine Crawford " on October 14, 1987.   She was born the daughter of Robert and Doris (Buddington) Crawford on October 14, 1965.   They currently have three children together.

180.   Michael Collis  ~  b. March 19, 1992

181.   Robert Collis  ~  b. March 30, 1994

182.   Adam Collis  ~  b. June 27, 1996


         Patricia ( 122 ) was born the 3rd child and 2nd dau of Joseph James Collis and Barbara Joan Pointon Collis ( 91 ) on July 28, 1965 in Trenton, New Jersey.   She married " Robert Dixon " who was the son of Kenneth and Sharon (Nutt) Dixon. They have two children together.

190.   Christopher Joseph Dixon  ~  b. January 7, 1989

191   Jessica Lynn Dixon  ~  b. May 19, 1994


Edith Elizabeth Shepherd ( 52 ) and Russell Stout had a daughter:

Emma Virginia Stout ( 81 )

Emma Virginia Stout ( 81 ) and John Earnest Pickett, Jr. had a son:

Russell Stout Pickett
( author of Howell Family History )

Russell Stout Pickett and Diane Sue Collison Pickett had two sons:

Christopher Scott Pickett  " and "  Ryan Mark Pickett

Russell Stout Pickett and Ruth Elizabeth Hardy had twin girls:

Kayla Grace Pickett  " and "  Kara Virginia Pickett


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Created by Russell Stout Pickett in: April, 1998
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