Hello. I was thrilled to see this name, Capt. Thomas Howard, however, I do not think the person(s) you are looking for are the same as I am. This is how the lineage goes of the Capt. Thomas Howard of my family: They were almost all born and buried in upper South Carolina. He was the son of Peter Howard and Ann Portman. Capt. Thomas Howard married Mary Polly Tubbs. They had a son named James Howard who married Rachel Lindsey. Their daughter, Mary Caroline married Peter Gosnell. Their daughhter Angeline Gosnell married George Washington Burrrell. Their son George Benjamen Burrell married Carolina Fortune and their daughter Cleland E. Burrell was my mother. Does any of this coincide with your info. My Capt. Thomas Howard was buried in South Carolina .