William HOWETH
(-Abt 1810)


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William HOWETH

  • Marriage: Mary
  • Died: Abt 1810, Grainger County, Tennessee 1 2

bullet  Research Notes:

My research for this family is in its early stages and thus the information I have included here is incomplete. I would suggest readers interested in William and Mary's other children (Thomas, John and James) consult with descendants from those lines. For Thomas, contact James Duncan (jim@duncanplan.com) or William Howeth (tollie@netplus.com). For John, contact Betty Butler (Betbutler@aol.com). I do not yet have a contact for a descendant of James.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Tax List: 1797-1810, Grainger County, Tennessee. 3

1797 Capt. Jennings District: William Howith, 1 white poll and 140 acres

1799 Capt. Isaac Lane's Company: William Howeth, 1 free poll (James and John Arnwin are also in this company)

1804 William Howet, 1 white poll

1808 Capt. Hall's Company: William Howit (name is at top of page where the column labels are located, next to James Arnwine; there are no column entries for William)

1810 Capt. Richardson's Company: William Howit, 1 free poll (This page is "Xed" out for no apparent reason other than it may have been a draft made prior to alphabetizing the list; again, William is listed next to James Arewine.)

1. The 1799 entry does not appear in the cited source; this information was obtained at http://www.greencis.net/~sandysq/gtax1799.htm.
2. Assuming these are all entries for William Howeth (James and John Arnwine are mentioned in connection with the listings for William Howit because Grainger Co., TN marriage records show that William Howorth and John Arnwine were Bondsmen for a marriage -- see below -- which helps to identify the Howit spelling as referring to William Howeth), the entry in 1810 coupled with his omission from the 1810 census suggests that William died shortly before the census.
3. The following entries also appear in the tax lists and are believed to be another person:
1810 Capt. Sharp's Company: William Haworth, 150 acres on Holston R., no poll
1820 Capt. John Perrin's Company: William Haworth, 150 acres, no poll
1821-1822 Capt. John Perrin's Company: William Hayworth, no poll
(There may be later entries for this individual)

2. Court: 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee. 4

The following minute entry appears in Sep 1797:
"William Howeth records his mark, A Crop and hole in the left ear and an under bit in the Right."

3. Petition: 19 Jan 1799, Grainger County, Tennessee. 5

William Howeth was one of the citizens of Grainger Co., TN who signed a Petition to the General Assembly of Tennessee to the effect "that it will not be to the advantage of the Publick at Large to add any part of Grainger county to Jefferson...."

4. Bondsman: 1800, Grainger County, Tennessee. 6

Listed as a Bondsman as William Howorth along with John Arnwine for the marriage of Elisha Cole to Elizabeth Moss (or Mayes) on 19 Nov 1800.


William married Mary.



1 Grainger County, Tennessee, Tax Lists, 1797-1819, FHL Film No. 464,105. Although this film is only supposed to contain tax lists from 1797-1819, it actually includes through 1837.

2 1810 Census, Grainger County, Tennessee, Lookup by Bennie L. Loftin <bloftin@oio.net (e-mail dated 18 Nov 1999).

3 Grainger County, Tennessee, Tax Lists, 1797-1819, FHL Film No. 464,105.

4 Grainger County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, Vol. 1, June 1796 - Aug 1802, FHL Film No. 968,587.

5 Petition of Citizens of Grainger County, Tennesee, to the General Assembly of Tennessee, Transcribed from "Ansearchin' News," Fall/1991, PP 114-115 (http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngraing/pet_jeff.htm).

6 Mrs. Gladys Fennell & Mrs. Olivia Mason, Compilers, Marriage Records, Grainger County, Tennessee, 1796-1837, (The Historical Records Survey, June 19, 1939), FHL Film No. 024,658, Page 10.

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