Howell Cemetery
Athens, Mississippi

Transcription by David Howell

Nine miles Northeast of Aberdeen, Mississippi, in rural Monroe County and about one-half mile from the center of Old Athens (MS) community and the original jailhouse lies the Howell cemetery.

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Our line of the Howell family originated in Laurens District, South Carolina, in the early 1700s. By 1812, Abraham and Sarah Ann Andrews Howell were enrooted to the newly opened lands of Mississippi Territory. About 1818, this family settled in the area and homesteaded a plot of land ceded to them by the Chickasaw tribe. As the family increased to eighteen children, burial ground was considered because by 1830, several of the children were buried in the side yard by the old house. As time elapsed and as burial plots were needed, the family continued to use the front yard of the Howell Home place.

In 1867, Abraham Howell was placed in his choice plot and in 1879, Sarah Ann Andrews Howell was laid beside him. No markers were originally erected but through the years various members of the family remembered their locations and that grandpa and grandma are buried in front of Aunt Charlotte Howell Hollingsworth and Aunt Sarah McCloud Howell McCoy, next to the county road. Descendants gathered money in the 1980s and erected a dominating tall granite double marker placed in the correct position in the cemetery resting under a huge oak tree.

On May 4, 1958, the Mississippi Historical Commission dedicated the marker at Howell Cemetery. The marker reads:

Howell Cemetery
Founded in 1826 by
Abraham Howell & Sarah Andrews Howell
1792-1867=========1794-1879
Married in South Carolina, October 16, 1811
Settled in Monroe County, Mississippi in 1818

Their Children

Andrews*
John
Gilbert*
Elisah*
Elijah*
Elizabeth*
Rebecca
Mansel*
Frances*
Zillah Bryant
Charolette*
Sarah Mc Loud*
George Whiteman*
Jane Hilliard*
Elias*
Polly*
Charity*
An Infant Son*
*Buried There

This data was gathered from the cemetery in August 2001 by David B. Howell, great great grandson of Abraham Howell and great grandson of Elisah. Additional data is supplied in ( ) to assist the researcher. The list may be listed by rows but not inclusive. At random entries are made and the unmarked graves and broken markers are listed last.

 

TUBB, James "Jim" Mayfield----Mar 18, 1918----Apr 2, 1989
TUBB, Maxine Howell----May 8, 1920----

HOWELL, Rufus H - Jul 18, 1896----25 Jul 1963
HOWELL, Janie P (Powell) - Sep 4, 1898---(Jan 3, 1989)

HILL, Clinton E - Oct 5, 1910----25 Jul 1964
HILL, Sadie Lou (Howell) - Feb 21, 1908----Oct 23, 1990

WRIGHT, Homer Lee - Mar 28, 1915----Mar 16, 1976
WRIGHT, Clytle B - Feb 7, 1913----19 Sep 1964

WRIGHT, James R (son) - Oct 27, 1926----Apr 23, 1967
------- (Father) W. R. - Jun 18, 1887----Jul 26, 1967

ODOM, Lonnie L----27 May 1910----Aug 18, 1992
ODOM, Helen F (Fornea)----Apr 30, 1915----

OWEN, Harvey----May 6, 1945----Jun 26, 1998
OWEN, James Harvey, Jr----Oct 20, 1969----Oct 20, 1969

TAYLOR, Daniel Y----Jun 30, 1922----Apr 4, 1980
TAYLOR, Eunice T----Mar 29, 1928----Apr 3, 1997
------Daniel Young Taylor - U S Army 1922-1980

GLADNEY, Wendell D----Dec 5, 1919----Aug 12, 1999
GLADNEY, Buford Alvin----Aug 23, 1918----Dec 4, 1978
-----Buford Alvin Gladney - TEC 5 U S Army World War II 1918-1978

DOWDLE, Willie M----Dec 2, 1887----Aug 21, 1977
DOWDLE, Sallie H----Jun 7, 1900----Jan 1, 1983

HOUSE, Vera----Jul 28, 1916----Dec 20, 1971
HOUSE, James H----May 3, 1904----Dec 11, 1978

STANFORD, Paul Lennox----Sep 17, 1944----Nov 29, 1963

GRAHAM, Ulean M (Mother),----Jun 30, 1925----Aug 5, 1983

CAMP, Hattie Pearl (Mother)----1904----1964
CAMP, Laurence R (Father)----1902----1980
CAMP, Larry G----Dec 23, 1947----Sep 19, 1961
CAMP, Donald H
-----(SGT) 18th Eng Combat Bn----Dec 18, 1931----Oct 23, 1951

MANASCO, Ray Dolphus----1859----1947
MANASCO, Culperney (Chism)----1851----1952

MANASCO, Minnie May (Pearce)----Feb 17, 1899----May 23, 1970
MANASCO, Chester Ray----29 Mar 1888----Aug 31, 1979
MANASCO, Ruth (Franks)----Feb 28, 1925----May 5, 1991
MANASCO, Elvie-----May 17, 1915----Sep 27, 1992
-----(Blank Son)

PARHAM, David Marshall----May 30, 1944----Aug 25, 1995
PARHAM, Joyce Manasco----Sep 18, 1946----

OWINGS, Jim Mayfield----Jul 28, 1915----Jul 24, 1999
OWINGS, Catherine Howell----Dec 28, 1919----

HOWELL, Elisha----1889-1960
HOWELL, Ida Myers----1896-1974

HOWELL, Mamie (Myers)----1893-1985
HOWELL, Charles Dred----1890-1945

HOWELL, Abbie----1875-1946

HILLIARD, Nancy M----1866-1946
HILLIARD, Ruth (Kendrick)----Aug 12, 1909----(Mar 27, 1996)
HILLIARD, Charlie Clay----Nov 17, 1896----Dec 20, 1976
HILLIARD, Charles D----Mar 8, 1928----Dec 24, 1885
-----U. S. Navy

HILLIARD, Myrtie Mae (aunt)----Nov 13, 1892----Nov 20, 1981

COLE, James Herschell----Oct 16, 1925----Nov 6, 1989
COLE, Ruby (Howell)----Jun 28, 1928----

HOWELL, James Clarence----Mar 11, 1960----Jan 29, 1988

WALKER, Dora Diane----Apr 5, 1944----Dec 29, 1944

SIMS, Tildon Franklin----Aug 13, 1931----
SIMS, Delores L. Howell----Nov 21, 1933----
-----Wed May 18, 1954

HOWELL, Dorothy Louise Killian----Mar 20, 1913----Aug 26, 1948
HOWELL, Leon Lloyd----Jun 7, 1910----Jan 17, 1980
-----Wed Dec 29, 1928

HOWELL, Ethel L.---Dec 25, 1911---Nov 14, 1990

HOWELL, Ira Green---1895---1967
HOWELL, Mae Moulder---1901-2000

OWEN, Therrel H.---Jun 13, 1917---Jan 12, 2000

OWEN, Sam L.---Oct 9, 1890---Jun 24, 1970
OWEN, Vera Smith---Nov 24, 1890---Dec 23, 1969

SYKES, Howard Lynn---Nov 3, 1949---

MORGAN, Jason Allen---Sep 8, 1980---Mar 31, 1994 (Son)

WRIGHT, Merlin W---Oct 15, 1911---Mar 11, 1983
WRIGHT, Ida (Howell)---Jul 19, 1916---Oct 27, 1992

WRIGHT, Anita Carol---Nov 22, 1963---Nov 22, 1968
-----Daughter M/M Steve Wright

MORGAN, Ila Mae Morgan Owen---Sep 18, 1894--Dec 30, 1964

OWEN, James Vaughn---Nov 11, 1867---Jan 26, 1941
OWEN, Lilly Bell---Apr 19, 1870---Mar 20, 1954

MORGAN, Alva A---Oct 24, 1888---May 13, 1969
MORGAN, Bessie Owen---Jan 19, 1989---Aug 14, 1990

OWEN, Sank---Mar 20, 1879---Dec 31, 1943
OWEN, Louie Howell---Mar 22, 1889---Jan 25, 1972

HOLLINGSWORTH, Howell---Feb 24, 1919---Aug 23, 1936

HOLLINGSWORTH, Alma (Howell)---Nov 21, 1890---Jul 17, 1940
HOLLINGSWORTH, Cleve---Oct 13, 1884---Jul 8, 1974

OWEN, James Herman---Feb 11, 1911---Mar 14, 1976
OWEN, Myrtle Marie (Odom)---Dec 26, 1912---Jan 16, 1996

OWEN, James Sidney---Mar 6, 1932---(Mar 6, 1932)
OWEN, Jane Ann---May 6, 1945---(May 6, 1945)

HOWELL, Luther Joe---Jun 24, 1894---Jan 1, 1963
HOWELL, Donie Elizabeth (Myatt)---Jun 23, 1898---Sep 14, 1980
HOWELL, Luther J. Jr.---1926---1937
-----10 years old
HOWELL, Carval R---Nov 25, 1920---Jul 30, 1968

WRIGHT, (Infact Son of M/M Marlin Wright)---no dates

HOWELL, Lynn---Dec 16, 1930---
HOWELL, Hazel (Ashcroft)---May 11, 1932---May 17, 1968

FRANKLIN, Lawrence Boyd---Dec 26, 1913---Mar 16, 1990
FRANKLIN, Etta Marie---Apr 17, 1914---Nov 10, 1994
-----Wed Sep 10, 1932

FRANKLIN, Kenneth Ray---Aug 26, 1933---Dec 7, 1994

JONES, Dewey D---Sep 7, 1930---May 13, 1997
JONES, Laverne M.---Sep 18, 1932---Aug 22, 1984

MILLER, Ira Clayton---Jan 16, 1910---Apr 20, 1982
MILLER, Lula B.---Feb 5, 1914

JACKSON, Hurshel B.---Jan 18, 1896---Jul 24, 1990
JACKSON, Viola M.---Sep 2, 1902----Oct 23, 1962

BLAKNEY, Shelby K---Oct 5, 1918---Feb 3, 1993
BLAKNEY, Preblan H (Howell)---Feb 15, 1925---

HOWELL, Willie B.----May 9, 1889---May 25, 1967
HOWELL, Beulah Jackson---Jul 10, 1889---Jul 23, 1959

STANFORD, Jeffery Steve---Aug 16, 1961---
STANFORD, Shelia A. Marie---Jul 4, 1959---Jun 22, 2000
STANFORD, Jennifer Nicole---Sep 11, 1984---Mar 5, 1985
-----Daughter Randle & Patricia Stanford

HOWELL, Willie Glenn Sr.---Apr 4, 1928---Jun 30, 1980
HOWELL, Maurine West---Feb 17, 1931---

OWEN, Infant Son---2 Aug 1905 (b & d same day)
-----Walter & Carrie (Howell) Owen
OWEN, Walter---Sep 16, 1868---Sep 26, 1936
OWEN, Carrie Howell---23 Sep 1882---Mar 31, 1965

HOWELL, Elzie P---Aug 1, 1913---May 15, 1914

HOWELL, Children of W. B. Howell
-----Son---1918---Mar 9, 1919
-----Son---d. Dec 28, 1928

OWEN, Robert---1881-1942
-----Our Beloved Brother

OWEN, Nannie Lou---Aug 29, 1886---Feb 18, 1947
-----Our Beloved Sister

OWEN, Martha---d. Nov 16, 1922
-----Wife of James Owen
-----Age 80 Years

OWEN, Mamie---15 Jul 1900---Jul 17, 1911
-----Daughter of Lucian & Bell Owen

HOWELL, Gib---Aug 5, 1848---Jan 6, 1908
HOWELL, M. Etta---1870---1935
HOWELL, Infant---Aug 1891----Aug 1891
-----Son of Gib Howell

HOWELL, L. L.---Aug 28, 1909---Aug 31, 1909
-----Son of Dee & Ova Howell
HOWELL, Maggie---Dec 6, 1895---Aug 1, 1896
-----(broken)

HOWELL, George---1900---1948

HOWELL, W. A.---Aug 31, 1842---Oct 2, 1928
HOWELL, Eliza Virginia (Flynt)---Dec 13, 1847---Mar 17, 1924

VANCE, P. H.---Jul 3, 1825---Sep 21, 1906 (YANCY)

LAMBETH, James H.---(no dates) 14th Miss Inf CSA CO I
LAMBETH, Heneritta---died in Dec 1941

MIZE, W. W.---Dec 16, 1842---Nov 2, 1902
-----Broken---cannot read

HOWELL, Elisha---13 Mar 1818---Mar 31, 1888
HOWELL, Margaret (Gray)---(no dates)
HOWELL, Adeline---(no dates)
-----(dau of Elisha and Margaret Howell)

HOWELL, Thompson D.---1853---1923
(HOWELL), Zipporah Riley (Mrs.)---1873---1954

HOWELL, E. M. H. (Eulaya)---Jun 22---Sep 18, 1899
-----Dau of T. A. & R. V. Howell

BROKEN

BROKEN

ADAMS, Nancy Ann---1876---1956
ADAMS, Hannah F.---1840---1914
ADAMS, Thomas J.---(no dates)
-----1st Sgt Co B Miss Inf CSA

BROKEN

HOWELL, John---1855---1912
HOWELL, Martha Caroline (Chism)---Oct 12, 1857-Nov 12, 1896)
(In Memory of Mary Lee (Howell) Fowlkes)

HOWELL, James A.---Jun 17, 1844---Mar 29, 1925
HOWELL, Margaret---Aug 6, 1848---Feb 6, 1883

HILLIARD, Viola---Aug 13, 1888---Sep 4, 1900

HOWELL, Nancy---Dec 5, 1855---Aug 2, 1936

HOWELL, Lydia---(broken)
HOWELL, Ludie---Jan 7, 1869---May 15, 1869

RITTER, Amanda J.---Oct 15, 1878---Jul 2, 1900
-----Dau of James and M. Howell
-----Wife of Jackson Ritter

HOWELL, Ina---1882---1943

EATON, Infant---Apr 4, 1902---Apr 7, 1902
-----Son of J. W. & Alice Eaton

BROKEN

ROBINSON, Abner Augustus (Sykes)---1866---1924
ROBINSON, Georgia Ann Sykes---1861---1949
ROBINSON, Sadie Kate---1898---1903
ROBINSON, Caroline Howell---Jul 14, 1828---Jul 19, 1899
-----(unreadable)

BROKEN

OUTLAW, Larry E.---Jan 23, 1954---Jan 5, 1993

GARNER, James Armon---Aug `16, 1957---Jan 12, 1996
-----(Grit)

HOWELL, Perry---1853---1931
HOWELL, Perla---1890---1974

MANASCO, James H.---Dec 6, 1857---Jun 22, 1935
MANASCO, Sarah E.---Mar 10, 1854---Dec 19, 1924

LANIER, George H.---Jan 27, 1916---Sep 14, 1986
LANIER, Gladys L.---Apr 12, 1922---
-----Wed 12 Apr 1942

HOWELL, Mary---Dec 30, 1859---Dec 10, 1939

HOWELL, Mansel---Dec 8, 1826---Jun 16, 1878
HOWELL, Adeline---Feb 23, 1830---Jan 25, 1908
-----Wife of Mansel Howell

MC COY, Sarah McCloud Howell---d. Apr 19, 1875
-----41 years, 9 days, 11 months

HILLIARD, Mary Wise Kimbrough---1866---1914
KIMBROUGH, Infant
-----Baby of Armon & Eula

HOWELL, Houston (no dates, unmarked)
-----(1861---Jan 1932)
HOWELL, (Mary Madonna (Molly) (Flynt)) (no dates, unmarked)
-----(Aug 3, 1866---Jun 16, 1909)
HOWELL, Infant (no dates, unmarked)
HOWELL, Infant (no dates, unmarked)
HOWELL, Infant (no dates, unmarked)

LANIER, James H.---Dec 6, 1857---Jun 22, 1935
LANIER, Sara F.---Mar 10, 1854---Dec 29, 1924

MOORE, Louis Wren---Oct 15, 1947---Jan 2, 1987
-----Sgt. U.S. Air Force

MOORE, James Harry---Sep 25, 1911---Sep 30, 1990
MOORE, Lera Mae---Oct 30, 1915---Mar 31, 1985

MOORE, Landon C.---1872---1952
MOORE, Ada B.---1880---

MOORE, James C.---Mar 26, 1879---Apr 28, 1946
MOORE, Merlye M.---May 11, 1855---May 6, 1948

MOORE, Kass---(no dates)
MOORE, Betsy Carter---(no dates)

BROKEN

HOLLINGSWORTH, A. J.---1842---1934
-----(Andrew Jackson)
-----Co H 12 Regt Miss Cav USA
HOLLINGSWORTH, Charlotte A. (Howell)---Sep 24, 1832---Mar 9, 1914
-----Wife of J. A. Hollingsworth

HOWELL, Abraham---1792--1867
HOWELL, Sarah Andrews---1794---1869
-----THE PIONEER FAMILY

HOWELL, S. A. (Samuel Foots)---Oct 18, 1838---Feb 8, 1963

HOWELL, A. S. (Austen S.)---Jan 16, 1843---Mar 17, 1862 (Broken)

UNMARKED GRAVE

HOWELL, Andrews---Jan 6, 1813---Jan 11, 1863 (Broken)

SMITH, Jeffelonia Howell---Dec 10, 1855---May 29, 1941
SMITH, Infant---1886---1886
SMITH, Robert---1876---1888
SMITH, Lucy---1876---1879
SMITH, Wade---1877---1880
SMITH, Curby---1882---1885
SMITH, R. M.---Feb 25, 1856---Oct 9, 1924

MOORE, Thomas B.---Feb 26---Dec 13, 1970
MOORE, Minnie L.---May 20, 1887---Apr 4, 1974

MOORE, Frank---1885---1957
MOORE, Jennie J.---1893---1988

MOORE, Jessie Ralph---Mar 24, 1913---Oct 11, 1973
-----Albuquerque, New Mexico
MOORE, William C.---May 13, 1917---Sep 24, 1984

RENFRO, Lee Riley---Mar 26, 1945---Apr 16, 1980

LAW, Billy---Mar 8, 1958---Dec 19, 1981

HILLIARD, William M.---1857---1946
HILLIARD, Nancy M.---1866---1948

HOWELL, Elijah---Feb 15, 1856---Jul 17, 1922

HOWELL, Josephine---Oct 15, 1862---(Living in 1938)

CHISM, Susan---Oct 27, 1825---Nov 12, 1904
-----(wife of Thomas Chism)

 

NEW SECTION

BROWN, Dorothy F.---Dec 24, 1944---
BROWN, Roy D.---Oct. 31, 1943---
BROWN, Travis D.---Aug 31, 1965---Sep 9, 1996
BROWN, Roger L.---Jul 28, 1966---Dec 18, 1986
BROWN, Donald R.---Jul 22, 1968---Dec 18, 1986

STONE, Arthur F.---Oct 27, 1936---May 29, 1985
-----U.S. Army
STONE, Carolyn J.---Jul 2, 1935

MOORE, Louis Flynt---Oct 9, 1916---Jan 15, 1999
-----U.S. Army World War II

LAW, George W.---Apr 12, 1927---
LAW, Geraldine T.---Dec 31, 1933---Nov 15, 1989

FORD, Clinton E.---Jan 1, 1925---May 6, 1993
FORD, Francis R.---Oct 13, 1932---Feb 9, 1991

REESE, Terrell E. (Ted)---Nov 27, 1909---Dec 25, 1988
REESE, Mittie Mae Wolf---Nov 2, 1914---Jul 5, 1997
REESE, Red---Feb 26, 1934---Jan 16, 1986

BEARD, Kenneth Lewis---Mar 7, 1983---Apr 23, 1994

HOUSE, Arthur L.---1925---1986
HOUSE, Katherine---1931---
HOUSE, Arthur P. (Artie)---Sep 19, 1953---Aug 23, 1998

WALTERS, Carl W.---Dec 31, 1960---May 30, 1992
WALTERS, Charity---Apr 15, 1982---Jun 12, 1982
-----Our Daughter

RENFRO, James Ward---Jun 29, 1925---Dec 9, 1987
-----U.S. Navy

COPLIN, Amos Hillman---Apr 7, 1932---Jan 27, 1996
COPLIN, Linder---Oct 5, 1918

WILLIAMS, Bobby Earl---Feb 12, 1945---Jul 14, 1991
WILLIAMS, Polly A.---Jun 17, 1950---

RENFRO, George R.---Sep 13, 1912---Dec 8, 1944
RENFRO, Maggie L.---Oct 3, 1924---

COPLAND, Winston Ray---Jun 28, 1947---Mar 14, 2000

TERRY, Thomas E.---Oct 27, 1941---Jun 28, 1987
TERRY, Lyn Sue H.---Nov 26, 1945---

EASTER, James Michael---12 Apr 1968---Jul 20, 1998
EASTER, Jennie Lyn---Feb 16, 1973---
-----OUR CHILDREN: Brandon Michael, Austen Ray, Kathryn My Michael

"MIKIE"
-----Beloved son of James D. Jr. & Betty Easter
-----Brother of Belinda

WILLIAMS, Robert A.-----May 15, 1923---Sep 6, 1997
WILLIAMS, Oleta A.---Jan 8, 1921---
-----Wed Oct 10, 1943

WILLIAMS, Steven Ryan---Feb 10, 1999---Jun 19, 1999

WILLIAMS, Benny Carl Jr.---Dec 13---Nov 21, 1994
-----(Unmarked grave in plot)

DAVIS, Rebecca L.---Jul 19, 1977---May 16, 1991

TAYLOR, Thomas E.---Nov 27, 1918---Aug 6, 1983
TAYLOR, Easter Woods---Apr 20, 1919---

SIDES, Chad B.---Jul 21, 1975---Sep 19, 1992

 


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