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Epenetus HOWES

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  • Name Epenetus HOWES 
    Born Jun 1849  Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 

    • (1) Baird, Captain Lewis C., Baird's History of Clark County, Indiana, Vol. 2, Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1909, pp. 646-647:


      An examination into the ancestral records of the residents of Southern Indiana, or any other district contiguous to the Ohio river, reveals a very interesting intermingling of various streams of settlers during pioneer days. The movement of the emigrants from Virginia and the Carolinas was largely through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky and Tennessee, spreading from there like a fan in the Middle West. Another stream crossed from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Southern New York and descended the Ohio river, dropping off here and there to find themselves homes in the virgin wilderness. Still another stream moved from New England through the Mohawk Basin in New York state, traveling westward along the lake route to the agricultural regions farther on. Thus we find the Ohio Basin peopled with settlers who ranged from homes sometimes widely removed from one another. Clark county, Indiana, received its major portion from the southern stream, but there have come into this section goodly numbers from the states farther north. Among others, we make mention of the parents of the subject of this review, Epenetus Howes, who was born in Utica township, Clark county, Indiana, in June, 1849. He was the son of M. P. and Eliza (Parks) Howes, the former a native of New York state and the latter of Kentucky. They joined the stream that flowed steadily to the west and made their way down the usual route, stopping at last in the promising district of Clark county.

      Epenetus Howes received his education in the township schools of Utica township and as soon as opportunity afforded turned his attention to fruit growing, devoting considerable care to this industry and in the course of time became an expert in the business. He has decided views on the question relating to the culture, production and development of high grade fruit and is recognized as a standard of authority on many questions coming up at the present time. The fame of Southern Indiana as a fruit section has become a matter of more than local importance and it is to such men as Mr. Howes that
      the credit for these praiseworthy achievements should be given.

      Mr. Howes was united in marriage September 29, 1870, to Virginia Cammack, who was born in Louisville on December 29, 1851. This union was blessed with the following children: Bettie, Fannie, deceased, and Julian E. The last named holds an important appointment in the post-office of Louisville, and he is reflecting considerable credit upon his parents as a result of close application to business and a polite and pleasant demeanor.

      Mr. and Mrs. Howes are members of the Christian church, and are held in high esteem by their many friends and acquaintances.
    Person ID I23303  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father Mitchell Pendergrass HOWES,   b. 6 Jan 1819, Dutchess County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1888, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eliza Jane PARKS,   b. 19 Jun 1822, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1894, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia CAMMACK,   b. 29 Dec 1851, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Sep 1870 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F10271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart