Did George W. Howell father a child out of wedlock in 1863?

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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.
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If you eventually trace your particular Howell to Ark or Tx.let me know .It could link with a family story of a 1918 indiscression I discovered involving a female Howell.  Who knows?

WCJohnston in abt 1918 and ____Howell had a son together,however it seems to have been a brief relationship. About a year after the babys birth,she and her son ( I believe he kept the name Joe Johnston)moved to or with her parents to Tx by 1919.(I forget her first name without acess to my files now) She lived near Siever County Ark during this relationship with Johnston.

 

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