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Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

This specific family group is a subset of the much larger Three Thousand Related Politicians group. An individual may be listed with more than one subset.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  Richard Howell (1754-1802) — of Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Newark, New Castle County, Del., October 23, 1754. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Gloucester County, 1787; Governor of New Jersey, 1793-1801; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1793-1801. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., April 28, 1802 (age 47 years, 187 days). Interment at Friends Burying Ground, Trenton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Howell and Sarah (Bond) Howell; married 1799 to Keziah Burr; grandfather of Daniel Agnew and Varina Howell (who married Jefferson Finis Davis); second great-grandfather of Howell Morgan (1863-1952); third great-grandfather of Cecil Morgan.
  Political family: Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) — also known as Jefferson Davis — of Warrenton, Warren County, Miss.; Warren County, Miss. Born in a log cabin, Fairview, Christian County (now Todd County), Ky., June 3, 1808. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; candidate for Mississippi state house of representatives, 1843; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1844; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1845-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1847-51, 1857-61; candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1851; U.S. Secretary of War, 1853-57; President of the Confederacy, 1861-65. Captured by Union forces in May 1865 and imprisoned without trial for about two years. Slaveowner. Died of bronchitis and malaria in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 6, 1889 (age 81 years, 186 days). Original interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.; reinterment in 1893 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.; memorial monument at Memorial Avenue, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Emory Davis and Jane (Cook) Davis; married, June 17, 1835, to Sarah Knox Taylor (1814-1835; daughter of Zachary Taylor and Margaret Taylor); married, February 25, 1845, to Varina Howell (1826-1906; granddaughter of Richard Howell (1754-1802)); uncle of Mary Bradford (who married Richard Brodhead); granduncle of Jefferson Davis Brodhead and Frances Eileen Hutt (who married Thomas Edmund Dewey).
  Political families: Taylor-Brodhead family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Jesse D. Bright — John H. Reagan — Horace Greeley — Solomon Cohen — George W. Jones — Samuel A. Roberts — William T. Sutherlin — Victor Vifquain — Charles O'Conor
  Jeff Davis County, Ga., Jefferson Davis Parish, La., Jefferson Davis County, Miss. and Jeff Davis County, Tex. are named for him.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Jefferson Davis (built 1942 at Mobile, Alabama; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: J. Davis BrodheadJefferson D. HostetterJefferson D. BlountJefferson Davis CarwileJeff DavisJefferson D. HelmsJefferson Davis WigginsJefferson Davis Parris
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on Confederate States 50 cent notes in 1861-64.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Jefferson Davis: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881)
  Books about Jefferson Davis: William J. Cooper, Jr., Jefferson Davis, American : A Biography — Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis : Ex-President of the Confederate States of America : A Memoir by His Wife — William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — James Ronald Kennedy & Walter Donald Kennedy, Was Jefferson Davis Right? — Robert Penn Warren, Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back — Herman Hattaway & Richard E. Beringer, Jefferson Davis, Confederate President — Felicity Allen, Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart — Clint Johnson, Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
  Image source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 9, 1861
  Daniel Agnew (1809-1902) — of Beaver, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., January 5, 1809. Lawyer; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837-38; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1851-63; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1863-79; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1873-79. Irish and Welsh ancestry. Died in Beaver, Beaver County, Pa., March 9, 1902 (age 93 years, 63 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Agnew (M.D.); grandson of Richard Howell (1754-1802).
  Political families: Taylor-Brodhead family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Howell Morgan (1863-1952) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in 1863. Louisiana state treasurer, 1920-24; Louisiana State Bank Examiner, 1924-28. Died in 1952 (age about 89 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Cecil Morgan (1898-1999); second great-grandson of Richard Howell.
  Political family: Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cecil Morgan (1898-1999) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Nebraska, August 20, 1898. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state legislature, 1927-34; leader of a group of state legislators who impeached Gov. Huey P. Long in 1929; counsel and executive for Standard Oil Company; dean, Tulane University Law School, 1963-68. Member, American Legion. He was the last surviving legislator to have served in the old Louisiana state capitol. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 14, 1999 (age 100 years, 298 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of Howell Morgan (1863-1952) and Thisba Ann (Hutson) Morgan; married to Margaret Geddes; third great-grandson of Richard Howell.
  Political family: Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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