Here is the family you requested. I can’t find any reference to a wife named Millie. I have also included the cemetery listings for this family, in case it might be of help to you. I couldn’t locate anyone by the Howes spelling in the 1870 census. House may be a possibility.
In the book History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, there is a small section of Philip Howes, apparently the younger brother of Oliver. It gives their origins and the timetable of their migration west. I have listed what I felt was the important information for you at the end of this report.
1860 Fed Census, Brown Co, IL
Pea Ridge Township 1506/1444
Oliver Howes 61, farmer, Massachusetts
Mrs. N. Howes 56, Massachusetts
M.O. Howes (female) 36, millener, Virginia (this is Mary Olive, who never married)
Cemeteries of Brown County, IL
Howes Cemetery, NW Section 6, Lee Township
Oliver Howes (d. 24 Feb 1876, aged 76-8-23) Calculated birth: 1 June 1799.
Nancy Howes (d. 22 June 1882, aged 79-0-17) Calculated birth: 5 June 1803.
Mary Olive Howes, d/of Oliver (d. 3 Mar 1895, aged 71-3-0) Calculated birth: 3 Dec 1823.
Rhoda Howes, d/of Oliver (d. 28 Oct 1842, aged 16 yrs) Calc: born 1826.
____ Howes, (d. 20 aug 18?8, aged 1-10-9)
____ Howes, (d. 8 Aug 18?3, aged ?-10-0)
taken from History of Schuyler & Brown Counties, IL, p. 259 (Philip A. Howes)
Philip A. Howes was born in Ashfield, Franklin county, Massachusetts, June 11th, 1804. He was one of nine children born to Joseph and Lois (Shurtleff) Howes. Joseph Howes was the son of Thomas Howes. When Philip was very young they moved to Charlemont, and in 1812-14 (Blackhawk War) to Blackstone, MA. They returned briefly to Charlemont, and then, in 1820 moved to Lewis, Virginia, (now Upshur County, West Virginia). In the fall of 1830, Philip and Oliver and others (Davis, Bush & Ward families) arrived in Brown County, IL, where they bought land and established farms in Lee township.
From: CCLRCOUNTRY@aol.com [mailto:CCLRCOUNTRY@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2002 10:01 PM
Subject: Brown County (1860 Census Index)
be kind enough to look up Oliver Howes p1506 he may be my relative
i hope so
he maried millie west of Illinois thanks linda c