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 Parthena Penelope “Thennie” <I>Sillman</I> Howard

Parthena Penelope “Thennie” Sillman Howard

Union Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 5 Nov 1943 (aged 82)
Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 9903400 · View Source
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PARTHENIA PENELOPE "Thennie" SILLMAN was born on 16 September 1861 in Union Parish, Louisiana. Her parents were Lancelott Sillman (b: ca. 1818 in Georgia d: prior to 1 Jun 1900, Lincoln Parish, LA) and Mary Ann Wilson (b: Mar 1823 in Alabama d: ca. 1910, Dubach, Lincoln Parish, LA.) They married on 28 January 1842 in Perry County, Alabama. Mary Ann Wilson Sillman's parents were born in Ireland. Lancelott Sillman and his wife, Mary Ann Wilson Sillman, are buried in unmarked graves in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Dubach, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

In 1877, at the age of about 16, Parthenia Penelope Sillman married Barnett Jefferson Howard. The couple had twelve children, but six of them died prior to reaching adulthood. The 1900 Jackson Parish, Louisiana, census record showed that only six of the children were alive in 1900.

Parthenia Penelope Sillman and her husband, Barnett Jefferson Howard, were successful farmers. They acquired a number of acres of land.

Barnett (Barney) Jefferson Howard donated nine acres of land on which to build the Solomon Thought Baptist Church. Today the church is known as Beech Springs Baptist Church. It is located at 3119 Beech Springs Road (Louisiana Highway 542), Quitman, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, and the cemetery is near by at 3942 Beech Springs Road. Parthenia Penelope Sillman Howard died on 5 November 1943 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, and her husband, Barnett Jefferson Howard, died on 6 February 1924 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. They are buried next to the east fence on the back side of the Old Hebron Cemetery in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Barnett Jefferson Howard and his wife, Parthenia Penelope Sillman Howard could not be buried on the Ebenezer Baptist Church (Beech Springs Baptist Church) grounds because the pine trees had not been cleared out for the cemetery when Barnett Jefferson died in 1924.

Children of Parthenia Penelope Sillman and Barnett Jefferson Howard:
[1] William Grant Howard (b: 17 Jun 1876, LA d: 13 Jun 1964, Jackson Parish, LA) m: Sallie Mitchell
[2] Mary Ann Howard (b: 29 Oct 1881, d: 28 May 1944, Jackson Parish, LA) m: Robert F. Duck
[2] John Howard (b: May 1880, Lincoln Parish, LA)
[3] Thomas Jefferson Howard (b: 9 Feb 1883, Jackson Parish, LA d: 2 Sept 1959, Vernon Parish, LA)
[4] James Henry Howard (b: 1 Dec 1886, LA d: 2 Jun 1961, Jackson Parish, LA) Never Married
[5] Laura Gertrude Howard (b: 2 Feb 1897, LA d: 17 Jul 1976, Jackson Parish, LA ) m: James T. Bryant
[6] Ora Elizabeth Howard (b: 13 Feb 1899, LA, d: 1963, Jackson Parish, LA) m: 3rd: Andrew Stanley Pope

Bio by: Couch Genealogy

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  • Added: 15 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9903400
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Parthena Penelope “Thennie” Sillman Howard (16 Sep 1861–5 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9903400, citing Hebron Cemetery, Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Tracey (contributor 46638666) .