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Howell Tatum
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1765
Death: Jun. 17, 1835
Odena
Talladega County
Alabama, USA

Tatum-Edwards family cemetery, formerly Tatum plantation cemetery, Odena Road south of Oakdale Road.
Located near the log-and-frame house built by Howell Tatum on the Odena Road circa 1829-30, long said to be the oldest house in Odena and known as the Tatum-Edwards place or the Edwards place.

The son of Revolutionary War soldier Peter Tatum and his wife Rebecca Howell of Virginia, Howell Tatum served in the Wilkes Co GA militia in 1812. He moved to Alabama after marrying in Georgia, 1786, to Henrica Organ (spelled Henryrichus on her tombstone and Henericus in her father Matthew Organ's estate papers). After her death in 1829, Howell Tatum sold his land in Autauga County and moved to Talladega County.

He has been confused often over the years with his cousin Maj. Howell Tatum (1753-1822) who was a Revolutionary War soldier in North Carolina and known in Alabama history as Andrew Jackson's topographical engineer. He moved to Tennessee about 1790 where he was Treasurer of the Western District (Middle Tennessee), 1794-96; state attorney general, 1796-97; and supreme court judge, 1797-98. He did a lot of topograhical and surveying work in Alabama and in Talladega County prior to the Battle of Talladega in 1814. Maj. Tatum was the son of Joshua Tatum and Amey Chappell of Halifax Co., NC. (Ref.: North Carolina Roster of Soldiers of Revolution, p. 48; Davidson's Early Records of Wilkes, Ga., vol. 1, p. 49; Owen's History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, 1911, vol. 4, p. 1646; Alabama Historical Quarterly, Winter, 1944, by the Alabama Department of Archives and History; Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, by Alabama Historical Society, ed. by Thomas M. Owen, Volume 2 (1898) p.130; Nashville WHIG, September 11, 1822; Talladega Daily Home, Dec 21, 1990, p.5; Sylacauga News, Sept. 11, 1975, pp. 1C-2C.)

The Howells and Taylors predated the Odens at Odena. Howell Tatum's nephew William Tatum married Wilmoth Crumpler, aunt of Capt. John Oden's wife Kate Crumpler. 
 
Burial:
Tatum Cemetery
Odena
Talladega County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Ray
Record added: Jul 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55646493
Howell Tatum
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Howell Tatum
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Howell Tatum
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To my 4x great-grandfatherrest in peacefrom your 4x great granddaughter
- Mary Ballard
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
 
 
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