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n blankets, in the open air. It was the boast of the Choctaws that they had never shed the blood of a white man, and, as a proof of their friendship, they furnished a considerable contingent to the war against the Creek Indians, who were allies of the British. The party with which I was sent to Kentucky consisted of Major Hinds (who had command of the famous battalion of Mississippi dragoons at the battle of New Orleans), his wife, his sister-in-law, a niece, a maid-servant, and his son Howell, who was near my own age, and, like myself, mounted on a pony. A servant had a sumpter mule with some supplies, besides bed and blankets for camping out. The journey to Kentucky occupied several weeks. When we reached Nashville we went to the Hermitage. Major Hinds wished to visit his friend and companion-in-arms, General Jackson. The whole party was so kindly received that we remained there for several weeks. During that period I had the opportunity a boy has to observe a great ma
-25. Genealogy of the Howell family-lieutenant Howell's visit to Natchez-his marriage-purchasean about this time. My grandfather, Major Richard Howell, was born in Delaware. For some of theis only brother, Lewis, was a surgeon. Richard Howell married Keziah Burr, a member of the Socientually became major of a regiment. Major Richard Howell, of the New Jersey Continental line, wareyhound, at Greenwich, N. J. In 1775, Richard Howell was captain of the Fifth Company, Second Bgade, Major-General Stevens's division. Major Howell participated in the battles of Brandywine, . The day before the battle of Monmouth Major Howell had leave of absence to visit his dying twte, of May 4, 1802, says: In 1788 he (Richard Howell) was appointed Clerk of the Supreme Court,hington's path at the Trenton bridge, and Governor Howell wrote the poetic welcome which was reciteam Burr Howell, was the fourth son of Governor Richard Howell and Keziah Burr. When quite young he[2 more...]