Lieutenant James H. Howerton

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Lieutenant James H. Howerton

Birthplace: Essex, Virginia, United States
Death: September 10, 1868 (79)
Calhoun, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Howerton and Catherine "Katy" Howerton
Husband of Susan Independence Howerton
Brother of John Howerton; Nancy Ann Perkins; William Roane Howerton; Catherine Edmundson Howerton; NN Howerton and 5 others
Half brother of Eleanor Augusta Howerton; Roberta Perlexina Howerton; Judson Stranghan Howerton; Julia Ann Howerton; Mary Agnes Howerton and 1 other

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About Lieutenant James H. Howerton

War of 1812

James Howerton was born 16 Feb 1789 in Essex County, Virginia. He entered the U S Army as a Lieutenant in the 28th Infantry Regt at Lexington, Kentucky on 20 May 1813. By 1814 he was on the staff of General Andrew Jackson with whom he was present at the Battle of New Orleans.

Howerton Heritage Summer 1996

By Bryan R. Howerton


James Howerton served on the staff of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. He later married a cousin, Susan Independence Ragland (nee Howerton). They moved to the Nashville, Tennessee area about 1837 where he renewed his association with ex-President Jackson who requested James manage his extensive plantation holdings in Mississippi. He managed the plantations until the death of his wife in 1850 at which time he moved to Calhoun County, Texas. He remained in Texas for the balance of his life, serving as sheriff in Calhoun County until a few years before his death in 1868.

Howerton Heritage Fall 1996

By Bryan R. Howerton

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Lieutenant James H. Howerton's Timeline

February 16, 1789
Essex, Virginia, United States
September 10, 1868
Age 79
Calhoun, Texas, United States