Try checking rootsweb.com. Check for a Joseph Howell & wife Esther Sugg or Suggs. They lived in Tarboro, Edgecombe, Co, NC. They had a Keziah& also Thomas, Joseph, Murphree (F), and Elizabeth. They divorced and John moved to Mecklenburg Co, NC then married Margaret Eleanor Garmon and had more children. Don't know if any of the children of Esther moved to Mecklenburg Co with him or not., but could have moved west to Ash Co. It seems that I saw a marriage of a child or grandchild to a Stidham. There is a possibility that Joseph's son John Howell (wife Essena Osborne), son of 2nd wife Margaret, may have named a daughter Lucinda Keziah, or maybe one of his brothers could have as well. I have a John Howell in my ancestry who moved to GA, settling in Cass (now Bartow) Co, then in Carroll Co, & back to Bartow Co. While in Carroll Co, GA, he had a Stidham working for him - showed in the 1870 census as a farm hand, so maybe our lines might merge at some point. Hope this helps you. If yoiu have any information on my John Howell,b. abt 1800 in NC, who was married to Mahala (Eley) Tarlton, please let me know. Thank you.