By: Russell S. Pickett

     The following family tree information on the descendants of the Howell Family is compiled from many sources: Census forms, books published on local history of Trenton, NJ, family interviews, family legends, marriage, birth and death certificates and personal knowledge.

     Three major contributors include "Edith Elizabeth (Shepherd) Stout", my grandmother - "Rachel Carver", my 3rd cousin - and "Edward Carver Howell, III", a distant cousin.

     At this time my reasearch has not uncovered whether our oldest ancestor's name was "George Edward" or "Edward George" Howell, both Edith and Rachel disagree on his actual name.   However for this document I'm using the name "George Edward" since my grandmother Edith Stout always proved to be right on other questions that I investigated.   However I'm positive that in the near future I will be able to establish this without any doubt.

      Within this document I use the "Find A Grave" website which links to where each family member who has passed away is interred and shows their individual online memorial.   If you'd like to access the "Find A Grave" site to learn more about this project and build memorials for your loved ones please click below:

      This Family Tree is updated regularly when new sources are found and new sources are being looked for constantly.   Anyone knowing of any additions to this information, or any decendant line, are requested to "email me". The names of my direct ancestors are highlight in "marroon".



      George, (1) is the senior member known of this family.   His parents names, siblings, birth & death dates are unknown.   He married "Rachel Carver" whose parents names & dates are also unknown.   They resided in the Trenton, New Jersey area.
      George (1) however, also ran a Cannery on what has been called "Howell's Wharf" in Milford, Delaware during the packing season.   After the packing season he would move back to Trenton.   They are both interred in the Riverview Cem., on Lalor Street in Trenton, NJ and they had 5 children together. 2.* Amanda Carver Howell  -  b. Oct 3, 1883, d. Jul 14, 1969
3.* Edith May Howell  -  b. Jun 10, 1884, d. Jun 26, 1961
4.  Charles Howell
5.* Edward Carver Howell
6.* Mary Howell

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"George Edward Howell (1)"   -   "Rachel (Carver) Howell"   -   "Charles Howell (4)"

Family Notes: All the Children are believed to have been born in Trenton.   The birth date and place of "Amanda" has been verified by a Birth Certificate.   The birth date of "Edith" (3) could possibly be wrong since it is only 8 months after "Amanda's" (2).   "Charles" (4) died as an infant.   The birth order of the children has not been verified.



      Amanda (2) was born the 1st child & 1st daughter of George Edward (1) & Rachel (Carver) Howell on October 3, 1883 in Trenton, NJ.   She married "Harry Jacob Shepherd" who was born the son of Peter Aller & Corinda (Runyan) Shepherd on July 17, 1877 in Stockton, NJ.   (See the "Shepherd Family History")
      After their marriage they resided in Lambertville, NJ.   Amanda (2) worked at home as a mother & homemaker raising their children.   She & her husband were members of the Methodist Church in Lambertville, NJ.
      Amanda's (2) husband Harry worked in the Pottery Factory that use to be on North Union Street in Lambertville.   He served in the United States Army during World War I in the infantry.
      Harry Shepherd died on May 22, 1951 at his home on Elm Street in Lambertville, NJ at the age of 73.   He was interred in the Riverview Cemetery in Lambertville.   Amanda (2) died on July 14, 1969 at home in Lambertville at the age of 85.   They had 8 children together.   7.  Peter Aller Shepherd  -  b. May 27, 1903, d. Aug 30, 1978
  8.  Ida May Shepherd  -  b. Jul 14, 1904, d. ??
  9.* Edith Elizabeth Shepherd  -  b. Jul 13, 1905, d. Jan 20, 1994
10.  Mary "Emma" Shepherd  -  b. Jan 15, 1907, d. ??
11.  Norman Woodrow Shepherd  -  b. Oct 11, 1910, d. Aug 21, 1911
12.  Harry Jacob Shepherd Jr.  -  b. Nov 28, 1912, d. 2002
13.  Richard Charles Shepherd  -  b. May 7, 1925
14.  Gladys Virginia Shepherd  -  b. Dec 14, 1927

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Amanda Carver (Howell) Shepherd (2)"   -   "Harry Jacob Shepherd"

"Important Family Note:" Detailed information and the descendants of Peter (7), Ida (8), Edith (9), Harry (12), Richard (13) and Gladys (14) can be found in the "Shepherd Family History - (click here!)" and are "not" found in this document even though they are all "Howell" family members.   This was done so that information would not be repeated in each tree.



Edith May Howell, (3)

      Edith (3) was born the 2nd child and 2nd daughter of George Edward (1) and Rachel (Carver) Howell on June 10, 1884 in Trenton, NJ.   She married "Frederick Milton Brown" on September 28, 1907 in Trenton, NJ.   He was born on January 3, 1882 the son of Benjamin S. & Harriet (DeLaRue) Brown in Pa.
      Frederick passed away on March 10, 1933 at the age of 51 and was interred in Riverview Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.   Edith (6) passed away on June 6, 1961 in Trenton at the age of 77 and was interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.   Together they had 2 children.

15.* Rachel Hannah Brown  -  b. Jun 16, 1908
16.* Edith Brown

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Edith May (Howell) Brown (3)"   -   "Frederick Milton Brown"



Edward Carver Howell, Sr. (5)

      Edward (5) was born the 4th child & 2nd son of George Edward (1) & Rachel (Carver) Howell in Trenton, NJ.   His birth date is currently unknown.   He married "Lillian _____" whose birth date & parents are unknown.   The death dates & interment location for Edward (5) & his wife are currently unknown.   Together they had 4 children.

17.* Maurice Howell  -  b. May 28, 1905, d. Mar., 1985
18.  Dorothy Howell
19.  Lillian Howell
20.* Edward Carver Howell, Jr.  -  b. Jun 20, 1916, d. Apr. 15, 1989
Family Notes: "Dorothy" (18) was believed to have been born in Trenton, NJ.   She passed away previous to 1953.   She is also believed to have married a man with the last name of "Bell".   He had one known daughter believed to be named "C'dale".   "C'Dale" married a man named "John Friedlund", and reportedly live in Itasca, Illinois.   "Lillian" (19) was also believed to have been born in Trenton, NJ.   She also passed away before 1953.   She was married twice, however her first husband's name is unknown.   "Lillian" (19) had one child from her first marriage named "Phillip" who was later adopted by her second husband and was married to a girl named "Gwen".   Her second husband's name was "Mac Brown, Sr".   "Mac" and "Lillian" had two sons together named, "Mac Brown, Jr." (who married a "Patricia") and "Gary Brown" (who married a "Mary Ann").   Both "Phillip" and "Gary" are known to have passed away.   "Mac Brown, Jr.'s" last known residence was Lake Tahoe, NV.



Mary Howell, (6)

      Mary (6) was born the 5th & last child & 3rd and last daughter of George Edward (1) & Rachel (Carver) Howell, however her birth date is currently unknown.   She married "Charles Vandeveer" whose parent's and birth date are also currently unknown.   After their marriage it is believed that they resided in Trenton.   Their place of interrment is also unknown.   Together they had 2 children.

21.  Charles Vandeveer, Jr.
22.  Howell Vandeveer
      Family Notes: "Howell" (20) is known to be deceased.   The birth order of the children has not been verified.



(Edith Elizabeth Shepherd)
 " Edith Elizabeth Shepherd " 

      Edith (9) was born the 3rd child & 2nd daughter of Harry Jacob & Amanda Carver (Howell) (2) Shepherd on July 13, 1905 at 264 North Union Street in Lambertville.   She was named for her Aunt "Edith May Howell" (3).   She married "Russell Stout" (See the "Stout Family History") on February 21, 1923 in Elkton, Md.   Russell was born the son of John Nelson & Minerva J. (Kroesen) Stout on February 8, 1903 also on North Union Street in Lambertville.
      Russell & Edith (9) played together as children since they only lived two houses apart on N. Union Street.   They lived in multiple houses, all in Lambertville during their marriage.   Their last home being on 22 Elm Street which is right around the corner from where they lived as children.
      Edith (9) worked at home as a mother and homemaker and later as a clerk in a store on Union Street in Lambertville.   She enjoyed playing Bingo and was an avid member of the Patriotic Order of American's Lodge (P.O.A.).   She served one year as the National President of the P.O.A.   Her husband Russell worked in the Union Paper Mill in New Hope, Pa until his death.   He was a member of the Top Rock Club, enjoyed shad fishing on the Delaware River & was an avid baseball player in his younger years.   His baseball team mates included his brother Edgar S. Stout & Edith's brother Harry Jacob Shepherd, Jr. (12) .   Russell died on December 8, 1965 of a Heart Attack at the age of 62 after 42 years of marriage.   He was interred in the Riverview Cem., Lambertville.
      Edith (9) was found stricken in her home by friends on Thursday, January 20, 1994 and taken to the Doylestown, PA Hospital where she died later that night of a stroke at the age of 88.   She was interred in the Riverview Cemetery next to her husband on Monday, January 24.   Together they had 5 children. 23.   Vivian Ida Stout  -  b. Jul 14, 1924, d. Apr 10, 1934
24.   Emma "Virginia" Stout  -  b. Jul 25, 1925
25.   Joyce Elizabeth Stout  -  b. Apr 1, 1928, d. Jan 1, 1995
26.   Dolores Stout  -  b. May 31, 1929, d. Oct 31, 1929
27.   Beverly Catherine Stout  -  b. Oct 10, 1931

Family Notes: Vivian Ida (23) died at the age of 10 due to Heart problems.   Dolores (26) died at age 5 months due to problems stemming from birth.   For more information on the "Howell" desentdants of "Edith Elizabeth Shepherd" please see the "Shepherd Family History".

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Russell Stout"   -   "Edith (Shepherd) Stout"   -   "Vivian Ida Stout"   -   "Joyce Elizabeth (Stout) Buchanan"   -   "Dolores Stout"

(Russell & Edith Shepherd Stout)
 " Russell & Edith Shepherd Stout " 
(Vivian Stout)
" Vivian Stout (23) "



Rachel Hannah Brown, (15)

      Rachel, (15) was born the 1st child and 1st daughter of Frederick Milton and Edith May (Howell) (3) Brown on June 16, 1908 in Trenton.   She married "Jesse Pointon, Jr." on May 13, 1930 in Doylestown, Pa.   He was born on June 13, 1910 the son of Jesse, Sr. and Adeline (Bray) Pointon.
      Jesse passed away on March 6, 1988 in St. Petersburg, Florida and was interred in Greenwood Cem., in Trenton, NJ.   Rachel passed away in Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida on March 25, 1993 and was also interred in Greenwood Cemetery.   Together they had 3 children.

28.* Robert Allen Pointon  -  b. Nov 12, 1931
29.* Barbara Joan Pointon  -  b. Oct 11, 1934
30.* Ruth Elaine Pointon  -  b. Aug 26, 1942

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Jesse Pointon, Jr."   -   "Rachel Hannah (Brown) Pointon"



Edith Brown, (16)

      Edith, (16) was born the 2nd and last child and 2nd daughter of Frederick Milton and Edith May (Howell) (6) Brown in Trenton.   She married twice.   She first married "Harry Lane" and they had one child together.   Harry passed away and Edith remarried to John Lowery and they did not have any children together. They have both passed away and are interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Trenton, NJ. They resided in Morrisville, Pa.

40.  Judy Lane Family Notes: "Judy" (40) is believed to be married and have one son.

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"John Lowery"   -   "Edith Brown Lowery"



Maurice Howell, (17)

      Maurice, (17) was born the 1st child & 1st son of Edward Carver, Sr. (5) & Lillian (_____) Howell on May 28, 1905 in Trenton, NJ.   He never married.   He was born named "Morris" but later changed his name when he was an ambulance driver in the army during World War II.   He drove a trolley in Trenton, NJ for a while and later moved to Chicago, IL.   In Chicago he was a bus driver for the CTA Chicago.   He passed away in March 1985.



Edward Carver Howell, Jr. (20)

      Edward, Jr. (20) was born the 4th child & 2nd son of Edward Carver, Sr. (5) & Lillian (_____) Howell in Oak Park, Illinois on June 20, 1916.   He married "Ann Marie Statkus" on September 14, 1940.   The birth date & parents of Ann are currently unknown.
      Edward (20) lived a very active life.   He worked for Inland Steel Company in East Chicago, IN for 42 years.   He retired in 1981 as an Assistant Manager in charge of Production Control.   He lived in Hazel Crest, Illinois from 1957 until his death in 1989.
      He was a former president of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, past president and charter member of the East Side (Chicago) Lions Club, past president of the Fair Elms Civic League, chairman of the Chicago Metropolitan Area Council of Steering Committees, vice chairman and district director of the Will-South Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District.
      He was also a village trustee in Hazel Crest, Illinois for six years (1963-1969) and was village mayor (1969-1973).   In 1988, he had the honor of having a retention basin known as "Little Calumet Water Shed Structure 53" in Markham, Illinois renamed by the State of Illinois as the "Edward C. Howell" Reservoir.
      Edward (20) died on April 15, 1989 and was interred in the St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, IL.   His wife Ann died on December 15, 1994 and was interred next to her husband.   Where they are interred is currently unknown.   Together they had 3 children.

41.* Sharon Ann Howell  -  b. Feb. 14, 1942
42.   Diane Elizabeth Howell  -  b. Oct. 12, 1945
43.* Edward Carver Howell, III  -  b. Dec 12, 1953
Family Notes: "Diane" (42) is married to "Lawrence Noonan" and they have no children.

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Edward Carver Howell, Jr."   -   "Ann Marie Statkus Howell"



Robert Allen Pointon, (28)

      Robert, (28) was born the 1st child & 1st son of Jesse, Jr. & Rachel Hannah (Brown) (15) Pointon on November 12, 1931 in Trenton.   He has been married twice.   First he married "Rita Theresa Eriksen" on November 12, 1955 in Hamilton Township.   She was born on November 7, 1933 the daughter of Gustav and Theresa (Karaus) Eriksen in West New York, NJ.   They were divorced & together they had 3 children.   She died on December 25, 1989 in Trenton NJ and her ashes are interred in Glen Lake, NY.
      Robert (28) was married second to "Mildred Margaret Girman Kupp " on July 12, 1975 in Windsor, NJ.   She was born on March 18,1931 in Trenton NJ to George and Anna Girman. Robert (28) and Mildred have no children together, however they legally adopted each others.

Children of Robert Allen Pointon and Rita Pointon:
60.* Scott Robert Pointon  -  b. Nov 16, 1958
61.* David Allen Pointon  -  b. Jan 2, 1960
62.* Karen Lynne Pointon  -  b. Oct 12, 1967
Children of Robert Allen Pointon and Mildred Pointon:
63.  Katherine Ann Kupp  -  b. Dec 5, 1956
64.  Thomas George Kupp  -  b. Oct 16, 1958
65.  Nancy Marie Kupp  -  b. Oct 25, 1960
66.  Edward John Kupp  -  b. Oct 3, 1967



Barbara Joan Pointon, (29)

      Barbara, (29) was born the 2nd child & 1st daughter of Jesse, Jr. & Rachel Hannah (Brown) (15) Pointon on October 11, 1934 in Trenton, NJ.   She married "Joseph James Collis, Sr." on August 17, 1957 in Trenton. Joseph was born on October 27, 1933 and he was the son of Joseph Francis Collis.
      Joseph passed away on April 20, 1996 and was cremated. His ashes were interred at sea.   Together they had 3 children.

67.* Susan Barbara Collis  -  b. Apr 29, 1960, d. Dec 31, 1987
68.* Joseph James Collis, Jr.  -  b. Nov 20, 1963
69.* Patricia Lynn Collis  -  b. Jul 28, 1965

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Joseph James Collis, Sr."



Ruth Elaine Pointon, (30)

      Ruth, (30) was born the 3rd child and 2nd daughter of Jesse, Jr. and Rachel Hannah (Brown) (15) Pointon on August 26, 1942 in Trenton.   She has been married twice.   She first married "Joseph Galayda" in February 1962.   They were divorced on December 13, 1976 and they had 2 children together.
      She married second to "William Cumberland Reynolds, Jr." on January 9, 1988 in Basking Ridge, NJ.   He was born the son of William Cumberland Reynolds, Sr. on January 22, 1926.
      William passed away on February 28, 2003 and where he is interred is currently unknown.   Ruth (30) & William had no children together.

70.   Joseph Galayda  -  b. Sep 15, 1964
71.   James Andrew Galayda  -  b. Oct 20, 1968
Family Notes: "Joseph" (70) was born in Willingboro, NJ & "James" (71) was born in Morristown, NJ.



Sharon Ann Howell, (41)

      Sharon, (41) was born the 1st child & 1st daughter of Edward Carver, Jr. & Ann Marie (Statkus) Howell on February 14, 1942.   She married "John Colbert" on January 7, 1961 in Chicago, IL.   John was born July 26, 1939, parents currently unknown.   They currently reside in Huntsville, AL and have 2 children.

72.* Susan Ann Colbert  -  b. Jul 2, 1962
73.* Aimee Elizabeth Colbert  -  b. Oct 2, 1969



Edward Carver Howell, III (43)

      Edward, (43) was born the 3rd child & only son of Edward Carver, Jr. (20) & Ann Marie (Statkus) Howell on December 12, 1953.   He married "Patricia Ann Franko" who had three children previous to their marriage.   They have no children together.

100. Martin Anthony Franko  -  b. Oct 30, 1963, d. Sep 15, 1992
101. Kenneth Russell Franko  -  b. Apr 18, 1966
102. Erica Marie Franko  -  b. Dec 14, 1969
Family Notes: "Martin" (100) was never married.   "Kenneth" (101) married "Karen Lou Biedron" and they live in Orlando, FL. "Erica" (102) married "Brian Botlick" and they live in Orlando, FL.   They have two children together, "Brianna Lee Botlick" who was born on December 30, 1999 and "Luke Edward Botlick"who was born on January 25, 2004. .



Scott Robert Pointon, (60)

      Scott, (60) was born the 1st child & 1st son of Robert Allen (28) & Rita (Eriksen) Pointon on November 16, 1958 in Trenton.   He married "Cheryl Elaine Pitsley" on August 1, 1988.   She was born the daughter of Leo Kenneth & Theresa Elaine (Lockwood) Pitsley on November 27, 1957 in Oswego, NY.   Cheryl's father, Leo Kenneth Pitsley, was adopted & his birth surname was Kilenbec.   Together they have 2 children.

103.  Zachary Eno Pointon  -  b. Aug 12, 1990
104.  Zane Robert Pointon  -  b. Dec 13, 1995
Family Notes: Both Zachary (103) and Zane (104) were born in Syracuse, NY.



David Allen Pointon, (61)

      David, (61) was born the 2nd child & 2nd son of Robert Allen (28) & Rita (Eriksen) Pointon on January 2, 1960 in Trenton.   He married "Mary Lou Dougherty" on February 18, 1989.   She was born the dau of Louis Hugh & Mary Christine (Horgan) Dougherty on September 2, 1959 in Wilmington, De.   Together they have 3 children.

105.  Kelly Rita Pointon  -  b. Aug 12, 1990
106.  Rachel Christine Pointon  -  b. Jun 11, 1992
107.  Jackson Lewis Pointon  -  b. Jun 27, 1995
Family Notes: Kelly (105) was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Both Rachel (106) and Jackson (107) were born in Voorhees, NJ



Karen Lynne Pointon, (62)

      Karen, (62) was born the 3rd child & only daughter of Robert Allen (28) & Rita (Eriksen) Pointon on October 12, 1967 in Trenton.   She married "Douglas Martin Demeter" on October 31, 1992.   He was born the son of Raymond Lewis and Virginia (Hedden) Demeter on Sept 26, 1962 in Trenton, NJ. They have three children together.

108.  Sarah Ashley Demeter  -  b. Jul 10, 1996
109.  Amy Rae Demeter  -  b. Apr 11, 1999
110.  Hannah Catherine Demeter  -  b. May 21, 2001
Family Notes: Both Sarah (108) and Amy (109) were born in Trenton, NJ



Susan Barbara Collis, (67)

      Susan, (67) was born the 1st child & 1st daughter of Joseph James & Barbara Joan (Pointon) (29) Collis on April 29, 1960 in Trenton, NJ.   She married "Lynn Shelley" in August 1980.   He was born the son of Gary & Doris (Elliott) Shelley on May 17, 1959.
      On December 31, 1987 Susan (67) died of cancer in New York City, NY at the age of 27 years and was interred in the Jacobstown Cemetery, Jacobstown, NJ.   Lynn passed away on November 19, 2000 and he also was interred in the Jacobstown Cemetery.   Together they had 3 children.

111.   Landry Shelley  -  b. Jul 22, 1982
112.   Cy Thomas Shelley  -  b. Feb 16, 1985
113.   Bailey Shelley  -  b. Nov 8, 1986

View Online Memorial For (click on name):
"Lynn Shelley"   -   "Susan Barbara Collis Shelley"



Joseph James Collis, Jr., (68)

      Joseph, (68) was born the 2nd child & 1st son of Joseph James, Sr. & Barbara Joan (Pointon) (29) Collis on November 20, 1963 in Trenton., NJ.   He married "Geraldine Crawford" on October 14, 1987.   She was born the daughter of Robert and Doris (Buddington) Crawford on October 14, 1965.   They currently have three children together.

114.   Michael Collis  -  b. Mar 19, 1992
115.   Robert Collis  -  b. Mar 30, 1994
116.   Adam Collis  -  b. Jun 27, 1996



Patricia Lynn Collis, (69)

      Patricia, (69) was born the 3rd child and 2nd dau of Joseph James, Jr. and Barbara Joan (Pointon) (29) Collis on July 28, 1965 in Trenton, NJ.   She married "Robert Dixon" who was the son of Kenneth and Sharon (Nutt) Dixon. They have two children together.

117.   Christopher Joseph Dixon  -  b. Jan 7, 1989
118.   Jessica Lynn Dixon  -  b. May 19, 1994



Susan Ann Colbert, (72)

      Susan, (72) was born the 1st child & 1st daughter of John & Sharon Ann (Howell) (41) Colbert on July 2, 1962, place unknown.   She married "Lawrence David Stassin" and they reside in Griffith, IN.   Susan and Lawrence have three children.

119.   Nicholas Spencer Stassin  -  b. Jun 1, 1994
120.   Benjamin Dillon Stassin  -  b. Aug 3, 1997
121.   Samuel Palmer Stassin  -  b. May 4, 2000



Aimee Elizabeth Colbert, (73)

      Aimee, (73) was born the 2nd child & 2nd daughter of John & Sharon Ann (Howell) (41) Colbert on October 2, 1969, place unknown.   She was previously married (Name Unknown), resides in Cleveland, Ohio and has three children.

122.   Theresa Renee Colbert  -  b. Mar 7, 1987 (twin)
123.   Ashley Corinne Colbert  -  b. Mar 7, 1987 (twin)
124.   Sarah Ann Colbert  -  b. Jul 28, 1998



For further information on this family line please see the
"Shepherd Family History"



" Continued Lineage Of Author "

Edith Elizabeth Shepherd (9) & Russell Stout had a daughter: Emma Virginia Stout

Emma Virginia Stout & John Ernest Pickett, Jr. had a son: Russell Stout Pickett (author)

Russell Stout Pickett & Diane Sue Collison had two sons: "Christopher Scott Pickett" & "Ryan Mark Pickett"

Russell Stout Pickett & Ruth Elizabeth Hardy had twin girls: "Kayla Grace Pickett" & "Kara Virginia Pickett"


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Created by Russell Stout Pickett in: April, 1998
This page last updated:  4/6/2009