Samantha Howell

about 1834–before 1860 (Age 26)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samantha

When Samantha Howell was born about 1834, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, David N Howell, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Carter, was 35. She married Wolford Scott on 11 December 1851, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died before 1860, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Wolford Scott
Samantha Howell
Marriage: 11 December 1851
Samuel Columbus Scott
Adeline Scott
Davy Scott
David E Scott

Spouse and Children

    Wolford Scott



11 December 1851
Floyd, Virginia, United States


    Samuel Columbus Scott


    David E Scott


    Adeline Scott


    Davy Scott


Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Carter





    Caleb Howell


    Hyram Howell



    Isaac C. Howell


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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 10

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samantha Howell in household of Daria N Howell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samantha in entry for Samuel C. Scott, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Samantha Scott in entry for Samuel C. Scott, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"

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