Brant & Fuller, 1890.


Brice Howard, a well-known old resident of Marshall county, of which 
he is a native, was born September 28, 1820, the son of Reason and 
Cassie (Burley) Howard (See photos), both natives of West Virginia.
The father, a farmer by occupation, died about 1880, at the age of
eighty-eight years, and mother died sometime before, at the age of
eighty-eight years, and the mother died some time before, at the age
of sixty years and more.  Reason was the son of Samuel Howard, who
moved from Hampshire to Marshall county about 1795.  He died in Blackford 
county, Ind., at the residence of one of his sons, in 1878, at the 
age of ninety-three years.  His wife Polly Biggs, died about the year 
1870.  Of their seven chldren, three survive.  Brice Howard is one of 
eleven children of his parents, nine of whom are living.  He was 
reared amid pioneer scenes in Marshall county, and entertains lively 
recollections of the days when wolves, bears, panthers and wildcats 
infested the forests. As a farmer he has been industrious and 
successful, and is now prosperous and everywhere esteemed.  He and 
wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he is a 
member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics a republican.  In 
1844 Mr. Howard was married to Barbara, daughter of Edward and Betsey 
Strickland, natives of Maryland, who came to Marshall county about 
1825, and were widely known as pioneers.  Mr. Howard and wife have 
eleven children:  Catherine, wife of Green Davis, of Cameron; 
Lindsay, died November 26, 1853, aged two years; Frank, married to 
Miss Burton, and living at Newark, Ohio; George, of Cameron, married 
to Miss Dayton; Edward, of Greene county, Penn., married to Miss 
Stout; Ella, wife of Thomas Parsons, of Moundsville; Elizabeth; Cora, 
wife of Frank Woodburn, of Cameron; and Metta.   

(Linda Fluharty)

Cassandra A. (Burley) Howard & daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Porter Wilyard (Willard).

Reason Biggins Howard & granddaughter, Mary Wilyard (Willard)