near Newton, Newton County, Texas
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The cemetery is located southwest of Newton, Texas. Go South on Highway 87 about three miles, turn right on Farm Road 2939, go approximately three miles, cross White Oak creek on to cross roads where FM 2939 turns into County Road 3024, turn right on County Road 3017 (see "Cemetery" sign with arrow), travel about 1.8 miles, go through cattle gate (you will have to stop and open it-there will be gate on your left) about .7 miles. On your right you will see a wrought iron gate with "Howell Cemetery" on it. Go through this gate for about 100 yards. The cemetery has a cyclone fence around it.
One acre of land was deeded to the lineal descendants of James William and Louisa Cheshire Howell in 1914, by J.B. and R.A. Howell.
Buried there are:
R.A.F. FLEMING, Robert Alexander
S.L.F. FLEMING, Sophronia Lucetta
FLEMING, Herman E.
FLEMING, Louisa C.
FLEMING, Lela, 1 year old
Daughter of Joe and Fanny Fleming
GUNTER, infant son of D.E. and L.A. Gunter
HOWELL, infant son of J.I. and Neva Howell
HOWELL, James William
HOWELL, James William
HOWELL, Louisa CHESHIRE
HOWELL, Robert Lee
HOWELL, Marmaduke Pleasant
HOWELL, Susannah Mary Ann GUNTER
C.G.H. HOWELL, Claudy G.
Daughter of J.T. and Ella
Unmarked childs grave*
HOWELL, Baby Mary
* The parents were passing through when the child died and was granted permission to bury their child there. Do not know their names.
+husband of Eva Jane Howell, daughter of J.I. and Martha Neva Howell
TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION MEMORIAL MARKER HOWELL CEMETERY
The family of James William (1805-1876) and Louisa Cheshire (1816-1899) Howell came to this area from Alabama in 1872. Family members bought adjoining land, and the settlement, named Howell, was granted a post office in 1889. One Howell son, Marmaduke, introduced the concept of terrace farming to Texas in 1882. A one-acre plot of land was designated a cemetery in 1876. The oldest marked grave is that of a Howell grandson, Robert Lee Howell (1871-1875). The cemetery was deeded to the Howell descendants by one of James and Louisa's sons in 1914.
James & Louisa Howell
William James Howell
Submitted byJ.R. Howell [02Feb02]
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