Hancock County ILGenweb

B. F. Howes

Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding


B. F. Howes was born in Nicholas county, Ky., Feb. 15, 1832. He is a son of Reuben and Catharine Howes, the former a native of Maryland, and the later of Kentucky. Our subject came and settled in this county in 1850, where he has since resided. He went to California in 1852, and staid there until the year 1856, when he returned to Illinois; during this time he was engaged in gold mining. When he came home he resumed his former occupation; viz., farming and stock-raising. In 1860 he went to Montana, but staid only a short time. Mr. Howes was married Nov. 4, 1858, to Mary A. Doughty, and they have had 4 children; viz., Eugene A., Mary E., Paul and Effie M. Mr. Howes owns a farm of 100 acres, and is located in sec 33.

Page: 631

Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois

Author: By TH. Gregg

Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.





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