Historical Rosters Database
James Peter HowlettRoster ID 630
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1857|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Peter Howlett, Class of 1857: Genealogy: Born- May 10, 1836 in Petersburg, Va. Father- James C. Howlett; Mother- Elizabeth Cox, both of Chesterfield, Va. No information about grandparents. Married- Martha Elizabeth Flourney, daughter of Daniel Henry Flourney and Elizabeth Cox (no relation to Howlett's mother). Martha's Pat. Grandparents- Henry Flourney and Judith Farmer. Mat. Grandparents- George Cox and Mary Friend. Children of James P. Howlett and Martha Flourney: 1- James Henry Howlett, born in Tehama, Ca.; 2- Joseph Cox Howlett, also born in Tehama; 3- Fitzhugh Lee Howlett, born in Brooke Yolo Co. Ca. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 27, 1853; Left in Oct. 1853 after VMI physician discovered he had contracted scabies. Civil War Record- Enlisted May 27, 1861 at Chesterfield Co. Court House as Private in Co. C. 9th Va. Regiment; Enlistment extended Jan. 17, 1862; Promoted to Corporal March 20, 1862; Reduced to Private May 26, 1862; Transferred to Co. K 5th Va. Cavalry as Private Sept. 4, 1862; Hospitalized in Richmond, Va. July 1863; AWOL in the fall of 1864; No further records found. Careers- Farmer; moved to California in 1871 locating in Yolo, then Tehama, then back to Yolo. Died- Dec. 6, 1911 in Woodland, Yolo Co. Ca.|