Lloyd Nelson Howard was born 22 Jun 1830 at Blue Licks, Nicholas Co., Ky. He was the son of Samuel Howard (1787-1849) and Margaret Elizabeth Discher (1793-1873). He married Sarah A. Stead, daughter of Benjamin Stead (1804-1841) and Martha Taylor (1805-1862) on 7 Dec 1850 in Macoupin County, Illinois. Lloyd & Sarah were the parents of at least 6 children who were born in Macoupin Co., Illinois (George Washington Samuel Howard, b. 11 Mar 1852; Hannah Marie Howard, b. 12 Sep 1853, my great grandmother; Margaret A. Howard, b. 3 Sep 1855; Sarah A. Howard, b. 15 Sep 1857; Francis Melvina Howard, b. 14 Feb 1860; and Benjamin Lincoln Howard, b. 14 Jan 1862). They made a short trip to Minnesota where they had 1 or 2 more children and then settled in Holt Co., Missouri. Lloyd bred race horses and at one time went to California to hunt for gold. He died 17 Dec 1887 - he and Sarah are buried in Holt Co., Missouri.

Burials in Macoupin County, IL include the following:
Samuel Howard - died 3 Dec 1849
Margaret Discher Howard - died 20 Jan 1873
Margaret's father, Christopher Discher - died 1 May 1836
Benjamin Stead - died 2 Jan 1841
Martha Taylor Stead Hullett - died 5 Jul 1862 (buried with 1st husband Benjamin Stead

Submitted by Pat Frunzi

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