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Humphrey Posey Howell
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1819
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1891
Douglas County
Georgia, USA

Humphrey Posey Howell was the son of Isaac Howell and Margaret Tucker. The family lived in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, when he was born, and his early years were spent there. His father moved the family to Georgia sometime between 1820 and 1830 along with his Uncle Evan's family and his Grandfather Joseph. His family was one of the pioneer families that helped settle lands west of the Chattahoochee River.

On Dec. 25, 1860, Humphrey married Eugenia California Blanchard, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Blanchard and Mary Ann Taylor, in Powder Springs, Georgia. They settled in Carroll County, near Villa Rica where four of their children were born. The family then moved to what is now Douglas County, Georgia, nearer to the Blanchard family and the Howell family. Humphrey farmed but also had a mill along Sweetwater Creek near a dam.

In 1883, tragedy struck the family on their daughter Lula's fifteenth birthday. According to the article in The Constitution, her mom was home baking a cake and Lula was out with a friend. Lula asked her father to take them across the creek because she was impatient to get home, but he told her to wait until he finished work. She was too excited to wait, so she and her friend talked a young boy into rowing them across. The current, however, was too strong for him and the boat went over the dam and capsized. They were able to rescue the boy and the friend, but Lula was lost. Her parents are now buried next to her in the Powder Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.

Altogether, Humphrey and Eugenia had 8 children:

Mary Bartow Howell (1862-1889)
Emma Magnolia "Nola" Howell (1864-1930)
George Lester Howell (1866-1937)
Tallulah Savannah "Lula" Howell (1868-1883)
Robert Lee Howell (1870-1942)
Elizabeth Odessa Howell(1874-1944)
Posey Alonzo Howell (1876-_____)
Walter Arthur Howell (1882-1918)

H.P. appears in U. S. Census documents for Georgia in 1850 (Campbell Co), 1860 (Cobb Co), 1870 (Carroll Co.), and 1880 (Douglas Co.).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Howell (1784 - 1860)
  Margaret Tucker Howell (1789 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Eugenia California Blanchard Howell Haynes (1846 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Magnolia Howell Rivers (1864 - 1930)*
  George Lester Howell (1866 - 1937)*
  Tallulah Savannah Howell (1868 - 1883)*
  Robert Lee Howell (1870 - 1942)*
  Elizabeth Howell Dickson (1874 - 1944)*
  Walter Arthur Howell (1882 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jennie M Howell Foster (1811 - 1895)*
  Humphrey Posey Howell (1819 - 1891)
  Mary Anne Howell Pittman (1822 - 1890)*
  William Burdine Howell (1824 - 1896)*
  Clement Comer Clay Howell (1829 - 1867)*
  Alston Hunter Greene Howell (1832 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Powder Springs Methodist Cemetery
Powder Springs
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: center section
 
Maintained by: C.Troillett
Originally Created by: lorbak
Record added: Oct 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60812937
Humphrey Posey Howell
Added by: lorbak
 
Humphrey Posey Howell
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For a maternal cousin who fought for what he believed in
- Sherlocks Cousin
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
Thank you for watching over the family. May God keep you close. With love, your great-granddaughter.
- C.Troillett
 Added: Mar. 12, 2012
 
 
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