I looked around the 1910 Harlan Co. census images and found the following family. This may possibly be the James Howard you are looking for.
Page 79 B taken 16 Apr 1910
ED 85 Household 12 (Pucketts Creek District)
Howard, James W. 36 married 16 years
. .Bessie 35 wife - 7 children born
. .Britt 15 son
. .Rosie E. 13 dau
. .Lilly A. 13 dau (Twins?)
. .Nora 10 dau
. .Katie? 7 dau (hard to read)
. .George 5 son***
. .Millard 3 son
If you know the names of any of the other children (besides George and John C.) born to James and Elizabeth Miracle Howard, it may determine if this is the correct family. If that should be the case then at least we would know about when James Howard was born. Census dates are seldom exact.
The parents of Elizabeth Miracle, James Harvey Miracle and Catherine Lee, lived in the same district in household 39. Living next door to them was the daughter Mary and her husband George Lee. Joshua Howard and Seretta Miracle were in household 44.
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