- Birth Date
- 18 January 1819
- Death Date
- 19 September 1889
Thomas W. Howels
Thomas and Eliza sailed to America in 1851 on the ship Ellen. Martin Miles Harris and Mary Ann Harris were also on the ship with their children Caroline, Job, and Henry. Martin, Mary Ann, and Job Harris died after arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thomas and Eliza Howels apparently adopted 7-year-old Caroline and 3-year-old Henry H. Harris and brought them to Utah. The 1860 Utah census shows Thomas and Eliza Howls with 11-year-old Henry, who is listed with their surname of Howls. Caroline would have been 16 years old. Her name does not appear with the family on that census.
Contemporary records variously spell the surname Howls and Howells. The gravestone inscription Thomas and Eliza confirm the spelling of their surname as Howels.
- Age at Departure: 33
- Head of Household
- 1860 Utah Census.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Howls, Thomas, Autobiographical sketch, Tooele Stake, High Priest Quorum Genealogical Records, early-1925, reel 7018, 49, in Record of Members Collection 1836-1970.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 144.
- Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833-1971. (Closed to Research)
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.