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John Eager Howard was born on December 7th, 1834 in Montgomery Co., AL.1   John Eager Howard's father was William Cain Rushing and his mother was Mary Ann Rushing.  His paternal grandparents were Mathew Malachi Rushing and Elizabeth Thornhill. He had six brothers and five sisters, named Mathew M. (Mack), Thomas A., Joseph T., Solomon James, Stephen McDonald, Henry Oscar, Elizabeth Pheebe, Mary Jane, Susannah, Lucinda S. and Pleasant F..  He was the second oldest of the twelve children. He had two half-sisters named Elizabeth and Minnie.  He died at the age of 84 on December 28th, 1918 in Pike Co., AL.  He was buried in Goodhope Baptist Church Cemetery, Pike Co., AL..1 1 

John Eager Howard's family with Eliza Jane Jenerett

‌John Eager Howard and Eliza Jane were married in a religious ceremony on November 16th, 1854 in Pike Co., AL.1   They had five sons and five daughters, named William E., Joseph Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Francis Jack, James D., Francis Adeline, Mary, Ida Lizzie, Hortense and Lottie.

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