1925 Biography - Benjamin Howerton

The Howertons of this county are descendants from Benjamin F. Howerton, a native of Virginia, whose father it is said was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. John W. was a son of Benjamin and was born in Tennessee, 1821. He married Sarah Casey (3), daughter of Randolph and settled near what is now New Burnside, 1842. They had Randolph who married Eliza McCuan. John married Missouri Boozer, Rebecca married Allison Clark. Elizabeth married John Taylor. Ruth married George Boozer and Sarah married James Allen. Paul of New Burnside and Mrs. Minnie Holaway are children of John. John and Randolph were teachers of this county. John is a resident of New Burnside and does the legal business of that village.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 395.

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