I ran across my great-grandmother listed as Mrs. Howell, along with her maiden name, on a record of her marriage license in 1868. She had a son whose last name was the same as her maiden name. She lived in the Albion-Grayville, IL at the time of his birth and speculation has always been the father died in the Civil War. George W. Howell of Grayville fits the profile of what we have learned. It is doubtful she and George married. Her name was Annie. Perhaps someone may have heard the story, passed down from previous generations.