G.W. Howard born about 1805 in TN married Nancy born in TN abt 1808. Nancy and the children (actually grown) are on the 1860 census in Dent County Missouri, no father listed. The Children of G.W. Howard and Nancy were as follows:
1.William J.Howard, born 1836 in Tennessee.
2.John Wesley Howard, born 1839 in Tennessee; died after 1916. He married on 4 Aug 1872 in Grand Tower, Jackson Illinois Mary Catherine Shaner, born May 1851 in Hazel Run,St. Francois, Missouri, daughter of Jesse Martin Shaner and Elizabeth Ann Shumake.Family stories told Mary was a Cherokee, but I don't think she was I think it was John's mother Nancy, but have no proof.
3.Lisseta Howard, born 1840 in Tennessee.
4.Thomas Howard, born 1842 in Tennessee; died 9 Oct 1899 in St Louis, Missouri. He married on 12 Mar 1880 in Perry, Missouri to Lucinda Aoila Shaner, born 4 Jun 1856 in French Village, St Francois, Missouri; died 10 Dec 1941 in Rolla, Phelps, Missouri and was the daughter of Jesse Martin Shaner and Elizabeth Ann Shumake.
5.Mary Howard, born 1844 in Tennessee.
6.George W. Howard, born 31 Aug 1846 in Tennessee; died 18 Jan 1929 in Chilhowee Johnson County Missouri; buried 20 Jan 1929 in Cornelia Cemetery Cornelia Missouri. He married Sarah and she died before George, in Chilhowee Johnson County Missouri. These Howard brothers supposedly rode with Quantrill and/or the James Gang. These brothers all served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.