On a census it says that he was born in 1745 North Carolina. In the date range, 1740-1750, there at least 10 William Howell(s), 5 are close in different areas of North Carolina. His wife is Maria?? or Daisy?? and son is William H Howell, Jr, also born in North Carolina 1800. This person has been a brick wall for more years than I care to remember:>}! He is a 4th GrGrandfather. My mother (92yo) says that he came from Ireland per her mother. There is plenty confusion separating this person from the rest of the William Howells. I do know that Jr's middle name is Henry. This information came from Mr Cline in 1932 with his letter on military records request. All the Grand Son were Wheelwrights (wagon makers) in Munchie, IN.