Most of the information on this page came from personal ledgers and two books owned by Robbie Kilgo Howard, my husband's grandmother. 

The first book is:    Descendants of Thomas Howard, 1965, compiled by Nell Hodges Howard 
The second book is:  The Moragne Family in America, 1971, by Nell H. Howard and Bessie W. Quinn, Published by Banner Press, Birmingham Alabama
Excerpt from Descendants of Thomas Howard:
          "The history of the name Howard goes back to early English records when it appeared in the 10th century as Hereward.  Later it became Hayward and Haward and eventually Howard.  Its members served under many kings in many capacities.  Some were honored and rewarded; some were persecuted for religious and political beliefs.  As among most English families, younger sons and branches of the family migrated to other countries, seeking greater opportunities.  Thus, it was that many Howards joined various migrations to America.
          The history of this branch of the Howard family begins in this country with Thomas Howard, said to have been of Scotch descent, whose family migrated to Ireland and thence to Pennsylvania when Thomas was 14 years old."
Hiram Bolding Howard was born March 11, 1847 at Wilkes County, Georgia, and died September 23, 1922 at Cullman County, Alabama, buried at Good Hope Cemetery.  He is the sixth son of James Howard and Asenith Dunaway.  He enlisted in the Confederate States Army at Palmetto, Georgia, as a Private in Co. B 4th Georgia Regiment in the Spring of 1864 and served until the close of the war when he was paroled at Macon, Georgia.  Hiram married Amanda Bowen Garrett on March 31, 1868 in Campbell County, Georgia, at the home of the bride.  Around 1883 Hiram and his brother-in-law, EB Spinks, moved their families to Cullman County, Alabama and bought land in the Good Hope community.  Hiram was a Baptist preacher and a farmer.  He was elected commissioner of Cullman County soon after moving to the area.  Children of Hiram Howard and Amanda Garrett: George Young, Fannie Jessica, Robert Glenn, Thomas Joseph, William Garrett, Mattie Estelle, James Raymond, Hugh Beebe, Lillian Flo, Mary Adeline, Claudia Lucille, Carrie Ellen, Paul Mitchell, Edna Ruth.
James Howard was born in 1804 in Lincoln County, Georgia and died in 1865 in Campbell County, Georgia.  He is the son of Thomas Howard and Rhoda Wren.  He married Asenith Dunaway on May 7, 1829 and lived in Wilkes County until the mid 1850s when they moved to Campbell County, Georgia, where all their sons enlisted in the Confederate States Army.  Only the youngest and the oldest returned.  James died of typhoid fever sometime near the end of the war.  Children of James Howard and Asenith Dunaway:  Thomas Jefferson, James, Sarah, Martha Ann Jane, Rhoda Carolyn, Amanda Frances, Zebulon, William S., George W., Hiram Bolding.
Thomas Howard was born in c. 1756 in Ireland and died October 22, 1830 at Lincoln County, Georgia.  Thomas' family is said to have been of Scotch descent, his family migrated to Ireland where he was born, and then to Pennsylvania when he was about 14 years old.  In 1777, Thomas enlisted for the duration of the Revolutionary War.  He was a private in Capt. William Wort's Company of the 10th Penn. Regiment comanded by Col. Hoobly.  He was taken prisoner in January of 1780 and held captive for ten months during which time he said he "suffered many hardships".  After escaping from prison, he re-enlisted in the Continental Army and served until the end of the war, participating in the capture of Cornwallis.  He had been at Valley Forge, in the battles of Brunswick, Brandwine, Germantown, Monmouth, Guilford and others.  After the war, Thomas Howard went to Columbia County, Georgia where he is said to have had a flour mill.  The name of his first wife is unknown, but they had seven children who, at the time of his pension application in 1823, had "all left home".  Known children of Thomas and (?):  Thomas Jr., John, Edward, Elizabeth.  Thomas then married Rhoda Wren (born c. 1775 at Lincoln County, Georgia) on March 17, 1803 in Lincoln County, Georgia, by James Curry, J.P.  They made their home in Lincoln County Georgia. Children of Thomas and Rhoda:  James, Nancy, Lydia, Zebulon, Hiram, Samuel, Dorothy (Dolly).
Thomas Jefferson Howard was born July 21, 1830 at Lincoln County, Georgia.  He was the son of James Howard and Asenith Dunaway.  He married Sarah Elizabeth SEALS at Carroll County, Georgia.  Thomas enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861.  He was a Sgt. in Capt. Merriwether's Company, 1st S.C. Infantry and  was wounded at Gaines' Mill.  He re-enlisted on September 1, 1863 under Capt. G.H. Walters and served until May 1865.  Thomas and Sarah had thirteen children.  Known children include:  John Zebulon, James William, Fredonia, Frances Tabitha, Belzora, Beatrice, Lucius, Ernest Marion.
William Garrett Howard was born September 8, 1875 at Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama.  He is the son of Hiram Bolding Howard and Amanda Bowen Garrett.  He married Naomi Ann Bradford on October 26, 1902.  They had four children: (I only have the names of two)  Garrett Burnett Howard (1906) and William Euel Howard (1919).
Thomas HOWARD (c. 1756)   m. #1  (?)

married #1 (?) 
  Thomas Jr.

married  #2  Rhoda WREN
James (1804)
James HOWARD (1804)
married  Asenith DUNAWAY
  Thomas Jefferson (1830)
  Martha Ann Jane
  Rhoda Carolyn (1841)
  Amanda Frances
  William S.
  George W. (1861)
Hiram Bolding (1847)
Hiram Bolding HOWARD (1847) 
married  Amanda GARRETT
  George Young (1869)
  Fannie Jessica (1870)
  Robert Glenn (1872)
  Thomas Joseph (1873)
William Garrett (1875)
  Mattie Estelle (1877)
  James Raymond (1879)
  Hugh Beebe (1881)
  Lillian Flo (1883)
  Mary Adeline (1884)
  Claudia Lucille (1886)
  Carrie Ellen (1889)
  Paul Mitchell (1890)
  Edna Ruth (1893)
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