George Matthew Howton was my great grandfather. My Grandaddy was James Curt Howton one of his many children with Hattie Geneva Patterson. I have been told many stories about the life of George Matthew after Mamie Lee Middleton died and he moved back to Fayette, Al. I was told that after her death, George Matthew left his children with her family and went to fayette to set up a homeplace for he and his kids, since his family was from their. When he came back they would not let him have the kids. He eventually was able to steal Nellie away, but was shot and presumed dead when he did so. Nellie was raised with my Grandaddy and he always knew he had two more brothers. Whe Nellie died, my Grandmother got a picture she had of Mamie Lee Middleton. I have a copy of the picture. My mother had never heard about the son Lee Matthew. It looks as though he was illegitimate, since his birth was 1902 and they were not married until 1904, from my information. I also have pictures of George Matthew and his other children. I would love to hear about any info you have.