Perry Howard

Perry Howard (Holmes County)

State House: 1872-1875

Born: c. 1843 in South Carolina

Also served on the county board of supervisors. Howard is listed on the 1870, 1880, and 1900 census in Holmes County with wife Sarah and children. Sarah is a widow on the 1910 census.

His son, Perry Wilbon Howard (1877-1961), was a professor of mathematics, a lawyer, president of the National Negro Bar Association, and a long-standing delegate to the Republican national convention.

Elmer Elsworth Howard (b. 1879), was a doctor in Meridian and Chicago; Wesley F. Howard was also a doctor. Andrew Jackson Howard (1863-1938) was a merchant in Holmes County. Daughters Eva and Sarah were teachers.

Clarion-Ledger, June 16, 1870
New National Era, April 10, 1873
Yazoo Herald, March 21, 1879
Clarion-Ledger, April 26, 1882
Ripley Advertiser, October 14, 1882