|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1845|
Beulah (Lee County)
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1912|
Mary Ann Howell (1845-1912) was the daughter of Isaac Howell and Elizabeth Grey.
Mary Ann Howell came to Texas in 1872/3 with her two daughters and her father, Isaac Howell, and all of her sisters and two brothers. Her first husband, Dr. Albert Towles, was already in Texas having come to Texas after the Civil War. Dr. Albert Towles was in the area by 1870 as he is listed on the U.S. Census Records of Anderson County, Texas, and she is listed in on the Lee County, Alabama, 1870 Census, with her two daughters as head of her own household. Dr. Towles had been a surgeon in the Civil War, and came to Texas after the war. On the 1880 Census records of Cherokee County, Texas, Mary Ann Towles is listed as a Widow in the household of her father with her youngest daughter, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lee Towles, as Dr. Towles died prior to 1880 when he caught pneumonia from a patient he was treating.
Mary Ann HOWELL Towles taught school in Tecula, Old Reynolds, Afton Grove, Flint and Bullard, Texas. While teaching school in Flint she was residing with the Carter family and met and married Steve Robert Williams, a widower. After they married, they settled in the Flint, Texas, area and went to the Missionary Baptist Church there, which she help start. She died from blood-poisoning from broken bones caused from a fall, according to family records. She is buried in a marked grave in the Flint, Texas Cemetery about half the distance of the little road which makes a curve through this cemetery if you take the 2nd gate from the street going south into the cemetery. The grave appears to be the oldest or one of the oldest in the cemetery.
Created by: Couch Genealogy
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
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