LEWIS HOWELL
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER

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Lewis Howell was the son of William Howell Jr of the Winchester, Virginia area. His father was WagonMaster for Colonel Daniel Morgan in the Virginia Riflemen and his brother Vincent who was a Lt. in the Dragoons (Vincent killed in battle at Trenton).

In October 1776 he enlisted at what is now Wheeling W.VA. in a company of the Virginia Continental Line commanded by Capt. Stephan Ashby then attached to a regiment of Col. James Wood. After 2 years of service he reenlisted under Captain Abraham Tipton in the State of Virginia and was attached to a company of Col. Joseph Crockett. Lewis was wounded at the battle of Germantown.

Lewis married Leona Sisk on December 15, 1814 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

On January 23, 1822 Lewis Howell declared in the court of Samuel Marshall, JP that he was now a resident of Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Ill and declared he was originally placed on the pension roll of the State of Kentucky and now wished to be transferred to the Illinois pension roll.

On March 20, 1829 Lewis Howell appeared before Judge William Greenup in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Illinois to declare he had lost his pension certificate. He stated the lost certificate was issued by the Secretary of War some time between September 20 and October 1, 1827 for the State of Illinois. He then was issued a new certificate. Lewis died in Gallatin County, Illinois on April 27, 1833.

Leona married a David Barnett after the death of Lewis. Barnett died 15 December 1849 in Gallatin County, Ill.

On January 25, 1861 Leona appeared before associate judge William M. Bruce of Gallatin County. She was 84 years old and was a resident of Saline County (near the Gallatin County line). She applied for a pension benefit as provided by a Feb 3, 1853 Act of Congress granting pensions to widows. She was eligible for $96 per year.


State of Illinois January the third one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty Two
County of Gallatin



On this third day of January In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty Two before me the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Gallatin, personally appeared Lewis Howel who on his oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the Company commanded by Captain Stephen Ashby by whom he was first enlisted in the month of October 1776 in the Virginia Continental line for the Term of Two years and was attached to the Regiment commanded by Col., James Wood That he is also the same person who was afterward enlisted by Capt. Abraham Tipton in the State of Virginia and was attached to the Redgement (sic) commanded by Col. Joseph Crocket both of which was in the Service of this United States; That his name was placed on the pension roll of the State of Kentucky from which he has lately removed; That he now resides in the State of Illinois Gallatin County where he intends to remain and wishes his pension to be there payable in future; except that which is now coming to him since the payment which he desires, if it should suit the Department of War to be paid at Lexington Kentucky- if not then all to be paid in future at Shawneetown in the said State of Illinois.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid. Saml Marshall, J.P.



State of Illinois
Gallatin County I, Joseph M. Street, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gallatin County and Fourth
Judicial Circuit State aforesaid do hereby certify that Samuel Marshall whose name is above subscribed is, and was an acting
Justice of the Peace for ad County at the time of signing the
same, being duly qualified and that full faith and credit is and
ought to be given and paid to his acts and signature when done in
his official capacity. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my
hand and the Seal of my office this fourth day of January 1822: Jos. M. Street, Clk


Lewis Howels application for transfer from Kentucky to Illinois
Transferred 14 November 1822



State of Illinois I Thomas C. Browne one of Justices of the Supreme Court
Gallatin County of the State of Illinois and presiding Judge of the fourth
Judicial Circuit thereof including the County abovesaid do hereby certify that Joseph M. Street whose signature and seal is affixed to the foregoing certificate, is the acting & Legally constituted Clerk of the Circuit Court Court of the aforesaid Circuit- that due faith and credit is and ought to be given to any of his acts when done in his official capacity and that the forgoing certificate is in due form of Law - Given under my hand and seal this 5th day of January 1822; -

Thomas C. Browne


State of Illinois
Randolph County

On this day the twentieth day of March 1829, before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Randolph, personally appeared Lewis Howell (to me personally known) who on his Oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the Company commanded by Captain Stephen Ashby in the regiment commanded by Colonel James Wood in the service of the United States; that his name was placed on the pension roll of the State of Kentucky and afterwards transferred to the pension roll of the State of Illinois, that he received a certificate of that fact under the signature and seal of the Secretary of War, which certificate on or about between the 20th of September and first of October 1827 the certificate was stolen from him or lost, so that he cannot find it, out of his own House in Gallatin County in this State

his
Sworn to and subscribed Lewis Howell
by his usual mark, being unable
to write his name before me mark
this 26th day of March 1829

Wm C. Greenup, J.P.

State of Illinois
Randolph County

On this twentieth day of March 1829 before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Randolph, personally appeared Raphael Miden (to me personally known) who on his Oath declares that he well knows Lewis Howell whose affidavit is above written to be the same person he describes himself to be and that he has seen a certificate from the Secretary of War under the seal of the War Office, some years ago in the possession of the said Howell on which he drew pension money from the pension agent of the Illinois Agency.

Sworn and subscribed to Raphael Miden
before me this day and year
aforesaid. . . . . .
Wm C. Greenup

I, William C. Greenup a Justice of the Peace in and for Randolph County in the State of Illinois do hereby certify that I am personally well acquainted with Raphael Miden whose affidavit is above written and that he is a man of veracity and so general esteemed.
Given under my hand and seal this 26th of March AD 1829
Wm C. Greenup
State of Illinois
Randolph County

I, __(?)___ Hotchkiss Clerk of the County Commissioners Court for Randolph County aforesaid so hereby certify that William C. Greenup Esquire whose signature is affixed to the several foregoing certificates is now, and was at the time of executing the same, an acting Justice of the Peach in and for the County aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn, and to whose official acts as such, due faith and credit is and ought to be given.
Given under my hand and the seal of this
said court at Kaskaskia this 26th day of March
in the year of our Lord 1829 and of the
Independence of the United States, the fifty third

S. Hotchkiss, Clk


State of Illinois
Gallatin County
On this 25th day of January AD 1861 before me Wm M Bruce associate Judge of the County Court of Gallatin County and State of Illinois personally appeared Leona Barnett aged eighty four years, a resident of Saline County and State of Illinois near the line of Gallatin County aforesaid who being by me first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the follow declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed on the 3rd day of February AD 1853 granting pensions to widows of person who served during the Revolutionary War: that she is the widow of Lewis Howell deceased who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Ashby in the Eighth Regiment of troops of the Virginia line in the revolutionary War and that to the best of her information and belief her said Husband entered the service at _________ in the State of Virginia about the day of ______ ad 1775 for the term of two years and continued in actual service in said War for the term of three years and was honorably discharged at (place not know) in the State of Virginia on the ___ day of ____ AD 1778 And that her said husband was a pensioner of the United States under the Act of Congress approved ____day_______AD 1818 at the rat of $96 per annum which was paid him at Carmi, White County and State of Illinois by the Pension agency - she further states that she was married to the said Lewis Howell in Hopkins County and State of Kentucky on the 15th day of December AD 1814 by one William Gordon a Justice of the Peace as will more full appear by sequence to the Certificate of the Clerk of the County Court of said Hopkins County Ky. hereto attached and that her name before her said marriage was Leona Sisk and that her said Husband died at Gallatin County Illinois on the 27th day of April 1833 That she was not married to him prior to the second day of Jan, 1800 but at the time above stated That she cannot file herewith his certificate of discharge for the reason that the same was filed with the Commissioner of pensions by the said Lewis Howell when she made application for pension as above stated - she further declares that she was married to one David Barnett since the death of the said Lewis Howell and that the said Barnett also died on the 15th day of December AD 1849 in Gallatin County and State of Illinois and that she is now a widow and has been ever since the death of the said Barnett, she further states that she is wholly unable to appear in open court for the purpose of making this application by reason of bodily infirmity that she appeared before the undersigned who lives near the County line dividing the Counties of Gallatin and Saline for the purpose of making this application for the reason that he was most convenient for her.
She hereby appoints Geo W. McKean of Shawneetown Gallatin County Illinois her true and lawful attorney with power to substitution, to prosecute this her claim for a pension, to receive the certificate when issued and to do all other acts necessary in order to enable her to procure all such monies that may be due her from the pension office by virtue of any and all acts of the Congress of the United States as widow of the late Lewis Howell deceased and to collect and receive all moneys in certificates for the same that may have been due her said Husband the said Lewis Howell at the time of his death.
Witness her
Leona Barnett
mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this the day and year first above mentioned and I do hereby certify that I know the said deponent Leona Barnett personally well and know that she is the widow of the said Lewis Howell deceased as she has above stated and that she is of the age above states and that she is wholly unable to appear in open Court on account of bodily infirmity and further that I am not interested in this her claim for a pension either as an attorney or otherwise.
Witness my hand and the seal of said Count at Shawneetown this
25th day of January AD 1861
Wm M. Bruce
Associate Judge of the County Court of Gallatin County Illinois

State of Illinois
Gallatin County
On this 25th day of January AD 1861 personally appeared before me the undersigned associate Judge of the County Court of said County and State Strutten Sisk and Culbertson Sisk who are both personally well known to me and who are credible witnesses and who being by me first duly sworn deposed and say that they are each well acquainted with Mrs. Leona Barnett the above applicant for a pension- that they have known her for Fifty years lost past. That they were acquainted with Lewis Howell her late husband, having known him for Twenty years previous to his death That the said Lewis Howell & the said Leona Barnett lived together as husband and wife and that they were both present at their marriage which took place in Hopkins County Ky on the 15th day of December AD 1814 and that the said Lewis Howell died in Gallatin County Illinois on the 27th day of April 1833 and that after the death of the said Lewis Howell the said Leona His widow married with one David Barnett on the 1 day of 18____ who died on or about the 15th day of December 1849 since which time the said Leona has been & still is a widow and that the said Lewis Howell her said husband is the identified man mentioned as a pensioner in declaration above and further they were present and saw the said Leona swear to and execute the foregoing declaration in due form of law and that they have no interest in the claims and that they reside in the said Counties of Gallatin and Saline Ills - the said Strutten in Saline & the said Culbertson Sisk in Gallatin Co. Ills.
Witness his
Strutton Sisk
mark
his
Culbertson Sisk
mark

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this day and I do hereby certify that full faith and credit are due to the testimony of the said officials
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and caused the seal
of said Court to be affixed at Shawneetown in Gallatin County
Illinois on this 25th day of January AD 1861
Wm M. Bruce
Associate Judge of the County
Court of Gallatin Co. Ills

State of Illinois
Gallatin County

I Joseph B.Barger clerk of the County Court of Gallatin County and State of Illinois do hereby certify that Wm M. Bruce whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing affidavits and declaration was at the time of the signing of the same one of the associate Judges of the County Court of Gallatin County Illinois duly commissioned and qualified and that full faith and credit are due all his official acts as such

In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court
at Shawneetown on the 25th day of January AD 1861
Jas B. Barger, Co. Clerk


State of Illinois
Gallatin County
On this 25th day of January AD 1861 before me Wm M Bruce associate Judge of the County Court of Gallatin County and State of Illinois personally appeared Leona Barnett aged eighty four years, a resident of Saline County and State of Illinois near the line of Gallatin County aforesaid who being by me first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the follow declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of congress passed on the 3rd day of February AD 1853 granting pensions to widows of person who served during the Revolutionary War: that she is the widow of Lewis Howell deceased who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Ashby in the Eighth Regiment of troops of the Virginia line in the revolutionary War and that to the best of her information and belief her said Husband entered the service at _________ in the State of Virginia about the day of ______ ad 1775 for the term of two years and continued in actual service in said War for the term of three years and was honorably discharged at (place not know) in the State of Virginia on the ___ day of ____ AD 1778 And that her said husband was a pensioner of the United States under the Act of Congress approved ____day_______AD 1818 at the rat of $96 per annum which was paid him at Carmi, White County and State of Illinois by the Pension agency - she further states that she was married to the said Lewis Howell in Hopkins County and State of Kentucky on the 15th day of December AD 1814 by one William Gordon a Justice of the Peace as will more full appear by sequence to the Certificate of the Clerk of the County Court of said Hopkins County Ky. hereto attached and that her name before her said marriage was Leona Sisk and that her said Husband died at Gallatin County Illinoise on the 27th day of April 1833 That she was not married to him prior to the second day of Jan, 1800 but at the time above stated That she cannot file herewith his certificate of discharge for the reason that the same was filed with the Commissioner of pensions by the said Lewis Howell when she made application for pension as above stated - she further declares that she was married to one David Barnett since the death of the sais Lewis Howell and that the said Barnett also died on the 15th day of December AD 1849 in Gallatin County and State of Illinois and that she is now a widow and has been ever since the death of the said Barnett, she further states that she is wholly unable to appear in open court for the purpose of making this application by reason of bodily infirmity that she appeared before the undersigned who lives near the County line dividing the Counties of Gallatin and Saline for the purpose of making this application for the reason that he was most convenient for her.
She hereby appoints Geo W. McKean of Shawneetown Gallatin County Illinois her true and lawful attorney with power to substitution, to prosecute this her claim for a pension, to receive the certificate when issued and to do all other acts necessary in order to enable her to procure all such monies that may be due her from the pension office by virtue of any and all acts of the Congress of the United States as widow of the late Lewis Howell deceased and to collect and receive all moneys in certificates for the same that may have been due her said Husband the said Lewis Howell at the time of his death.
Witness her
Leona Barnett
mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this the say and year first above mentioned and I do hereby certify that I know the said dependent Leona Barnett personally well and know that she is the widow of the said Lewis Howell deceased as she has above stated and that she is of the age above states and that she is wholly unable to appear in open Court on account of bodily infirmity and further that I am not interested in this her claim for a pension either as an attorney or otherwise.
Witness my hand and the seal of said Count at Shawneetown this
25th day of January AD 1861
Wm M. Bruce
Associate Judge of the County Court\ of Gallatin County Illinois

State of Illinois
Gallatin County
On this 25th day of January AD 1861 personally appeared before me the undersigned associate Judge of the County Court of said County and State Stratten Sisk and Culberson Sisk who are both personally well known to me and who are credible witnesses and who being by me first duly sworn deposed and say that they are each well acquainted with Mrs. Leona Barnett the above applicant for a pension- that they have known her for Fifty years lost past. That they were acquainted with Lewis Howell her late husband, having known him for Twenty years previous to his death That the said Lewis Howell & the said Leona Barnett lived together as husband and wife and that they were both present at their marriage which took place in Hopkins County Ky on the 15th day of December AD 1814 and that the said Lewis Howell died in Gallatin County Illinois on the 27th day of April 1833 and that after the death of the said Lewis Howell the said Leona His widow married with one David Barnett on the 1 day of 18____ who died on or about the 15th day of December 1849 since which time the said Leona has been & still is a widow and that the said Lewis Howell her said husband is the identified man mentioned as a pensioner in declaration above and further they were present and saw the said Leona swear to and execute the foregoing declaration in due form of law and that they have no interest in the claims and that they reside in the said Counties of Gallatin and Saline Ills - the said Stratten in Saline & the said Culberson Sisk in Gallatin Co. Ills.
Witness his
Stratten Sisk
mark
his
Culberson Sisk
mark

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this day and I do hereby certify that full faithe and credit are due to the testimony of the said officials
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and caused the seal
of said Court to be affixed at Shawneetown in Gallatin County
Illinois on this 25th day of January AD 1861
Wm M. Bruce
Associate Judge of the County
Court of Gallatin Co. Ills

State of Illinois
Gallatin County

I Joseph B.Barger clerk of the County Court of Gallatin County and State of Illinois do hereby certify that Wm M. Bruce whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing affadavits and declaration was at the time of the signing of the same one of the associate Judges of the County Court of Gallatin County Illinois duly commissioned and qualified and that full faith and credit are due all his official acts as such

In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court
at Shawneetown on the 25th day of January AD 1861
Jas B. Barger, Co. Clerk


ASSESSMENT BILL OF LEWIS HOWELL
(everything spelled in context)


Ten head of hogs at - - - - $12.50
5 head of sheap at - - - - 5.00
1 Cow (?) at - - - - - 9.00
1 Cow (?) at - - - - - 8.00
1 red (?)and white heifer - - - 3.00
Do 1 yearling (?) - - - 2.00
Do 1 Dun steer - - - - 3.50
1 sorrel horse - - - - - 35.00
1 sorrel filly at - - - - - 15.00
Do 1 sorrel horse at - - - 35.00
Do 1 cow and caff at - - - 7.00
1 Clock - at - - - 12.00
pots and cooking utensils - - - 5.00
2 axes at - - - - - 3.00
1 sed saddle and bridle - - - 15.00
1 Do sadle and & saddlebags at - - 7.00
Cuboard table & shelf ware - - - 10.00
Shovel & tongs & smoothing iron & frying pan 1.50
2 pot trammels - - - - 1.00
1 Coffemill - - - - - 1.00
2 trunks at - - - - - 1.25
1 bead stead bed & beading - - - 10.00
1 do at - - - - - 10.00
Do one bed at - - - - - 6.00
1 chain reap hook pad lock - - - 1.00
1 bunch feathers & wheel - - - 2.50
1 pair plow (?) - - - - - 2.00
1 plow single tier & clevis - - - 4.00
3 chairs at - - - - - 1.25
1 lot of bacon - - - - - 8.00
8 barrels of corn (?) - - - - 2.10
2 barrels - - - - - .25
2 pails & churn 1 bucket at - - - 2.00
2 hoes at - - - - - .75

242.50

Do = ditto




Recd of Allen Moore the whole amount of the personal Estate of my
Decd Husband so far as the said Moore is Executor of said Estate was liable
to me after paying debts and charges against said Estate amounting to Two
hundred and forty six dollars and twenty three cents as per the appraisement
list of said Estate. her
Leona Howel
mark
April 1835
Test.
Asa Mitchell



State of Illinois Executed this within warrant By Solem
Gallatin County nizing the rites of matrimony between
the within names William M. Cullen and Frances Howel
Given under my hand and Seal this 10th Day of December
A.D. 1835 A.L. Armstrong J.P.



Personally came Before the undersigned and
acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County
the within named David Barnett and Leona
Howell and (?) lawfully Joined in the Holy
State of Matrimony. Given under my hand
and seal this 25th day of August A.D. 1836.
A.L. Armstrong J.P.


State of Illinois
Gallatin County

I do hereby certify that I solemnized the rites of matrimony between Wm.
Howell and Tabitha Thacker on the 21 June 1840.
S.C. Holte J.P.










This Indenture made and Entered into this 28 day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty seven Between William Cullen of the county of Gallatin and State of Illinois of the first part and Culberson Sisk of the same County and State of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars Law full money in hand paid by the said party of the Second part the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have Granted bargained sold remised released and forever quit claim and by these presents do grant bargain sell remis release and forever quit claim unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns all the Interest (?) to a certain tract of Land or lot of ground Situate lying and being in the county of Gallatin and state of Illinois and bounded as follow to wit it being the South half of the west half of Northwest quarter section Number Twenty Township seven south of range nine (?) containing forty acres be it more or less To have and to hold the aforesaid Tract of land or Lot of Ground together with all and singular the rights profits tenements heridetriments and appurtenances there until belonging ow in any wise there unto appertaining to the only proper use Benefit and behoofs of Culberson Sisk the said party of the Second part his heirs and assigns forever William Cullen the said party of the first Do Covenant to and with the said party of the second part that he will forever warrant and defend the said Tract of Land from the claim of William Cullen the said party of the first part his heirs and assigns and against the claim or claims of any other person or person whoomever In testimony whereof the party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year firs above written signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
Test A.L. Armstrong his
his William Cullen (seal)
Joshua Young mark
mark
her
Francis Cullen (seal)
mark



436
State of Illinois
Gallatin County This day personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peach in and for said county William Cullen and his wife Francis Cullen and was Examined separate and apart they being know to said Justice to be the real persons who executed the foregoing deed of conveyance and who then before said Justice Acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered said deed Freely and voluntarily for the uses and purposes therein mentioned Given under my hand and seal this 28th day of August A.D. 1837


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