It seems that there is a Melva A. Howard 1872-1926 in my family line. She was married to Charles Leander Branson. I have found records of her having at least three children. All daughters I think. They were married into the Profit, McIntosh, and Fox families. One daughter Mattie Alice Branson married a Sherman Samuel Knox.Please feel free to contact me if you like. We just might be Kin.