Thomas A. Howarth1,2

ID #292, (circa 1837 - )

Parents:

Father: John H. Howarth3 b. c 1811, d. 22 Aug 1857
Mother: Martha A. (?)3 b. c 1815

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1837He was born circa 1837 in Essex County, Virginia.4,5
Marriage8 Feb 1855He married Amanda J. Dishman, daughter of John Triplett Dishman and Mary Harlowe McDaniel, on 8 Feb 1855 in Leedstown, Westmoreland County, Virginia.6,3

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Other Events

EventDateDescription
Census18501 Jun 1850He was listed as a household member living with John H. Howarth on the 1850 census in Essex County, Virginia.7
Occupation1860He was a waterman in 1860 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.8
Census18601 Jun 1860He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 census in Westmoreland County, Virginia.8
Militaryfrom 18 Jul 1861 to 1 Apr 1864He served on the Confederate side as a private in Company A of the Virginia 55th Infantry Regiment from 18 Jul 1861 to 1 Apr 1864. He enlisted on 18 Jul 1861 at Lowery Point near Tappahannock, Virginia and remained in Company A until he was transferred to the Navy on 1 Apr 1864. He served as a qualified seaman on the ironclad C.S.S Virginia II. The C.S.S. Virginia II was commissioned on 18 May 1864 and took part in numerous engagements with enemy batteries and warships on the James River between then and the end of the war.9,10

 

Other information

Last Edited: 4 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S710] The Virginia Herald, 8 Feb 1855, p.3, groom's name listed as Mr. Thomas A. Howarth.
  2. [S140] Westmoreland Co. Marriage Bonds: Vol. 16 (1855-1859), p. 55-6, groom's name recorded as Thomas A. Howarth.
  3. [S140] Westmoreland Co. Marriage Bonds: Vol. 16 (1855-1859), p. 55-6.
  4. [S140] Westmoreland Co. Marriage Bonds: Vol. 16 (1855-1859), p. 55-6, groom's and bride's ages given as 19 years.
  5. [S67] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Westmoreland County, Virginia, Thomas Howarth household, dwelling 97, family 97, line 5 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 12 of 117. Age recorded as 22.
  6. [S710] The Virginia Herald, 8 Feb 1855, p.3.
  7. [S91] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Essex County, page 84B, dwelling 324, family 324, line 23, John Howarth household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 38 of 78.
  8. [S67] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Westmoreland County, Virginia, Thomas Howarth household, dwelling 97, family 97, line 5 (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 12 of 117. 2 children listed, ages 3 and 1, occupatiion is waterman.
  9. [S391] Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, Thomas A. Howarth, Company A, 55th Regiment of Virginia Infantry, enlisted 18 Jul 1861 at Lowery's Point in Essex County, Virginia, transferred to the Navy on 1 Apr 1864, no further records located.
  10. [S643] United States. Naval War Records Office, Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies, p.311, Muster role of the C.S.S. Virginia II, Nov-Dec 1864 to Apr 1865, S.A. Howarth entry.
 

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