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 Rebecca <I>Summey</I> Howell

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Rebecca Summey Howell

  • Birth 3 May 1840
  • Death 14 Feb 1920
  • Burial Allatoona, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7838393

My great great grandmother.

Rebecca was the daughter of William Summey and Elizabeth Abernathy.

During the Civil War, she, her sisters and cousins are believed to have buried the "Unknown Hero" whose grave is still seen at Allatoona Pass in Allatoona, Georgia.

The story goes that the body of an unidentified Confederate solider arrived at the Allatoona Depot. With most of the men off at war, the women carried his body to a place near the railroad tracks where they buried him. (The body was later moved to its current location when construction began on the Allatoona Dam.)

Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

February 19, 1920

We are sorry to say several at this place have the "flu."

Mrs. Beck Howell, of Macedonia, died Saturday morning at 1 o'clock in the home of her son, Mr. Bob Howell. She was laid to rest in the Macedonia Cemetery, Sunday. She is survived by four sons, Messrs. Richard, Bob, Martin and John Howell, and one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Banks.

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  • Added: 5 Sep 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Summey Howell (3 May 1840–14 Feb 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7838393, citing Macedonia Cemetery, Allatoona, Bartow County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Evening Blues (contributor 46587085) .