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Howells Ferry Cemetery
Howell, George County, Mississippi

Lat: 30° 48' 40"N, Lon: 88° 27' 29"W

Contributed by James Trussell, Mar 30, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com].  Total records = 24.

Traveling west on highway 612 from Tanners grocery in Howell, you will go 2.4 miles and in the curve of the road on your left will be a small woods road with a locked pipe gate. Upon entering the gate you go a couple hundred yards and the road splits one to the right and one to the left. At this point you go left and the road curves around to the left and you will be at the cemetery.

This small rural cemetery is on the banks of the Escataba River approximately 150 yards from the point of highway 612 and the Escataba River Bridge over highway 612. I am not sure of the name of this cemetery, so I used the name of the location. If anyone has the name, please contact me. It is sometimes called the Old River Cemetery.

The cemetery is well maintained and surrounded by a net wire fence. The oldest grave is that of a Richardson Infant, dated 05-06-1883 for the death date. There are 24 marked graves and numerous unmarked graves in this cemetery.

I was told of this cemetery by Mr. L.M. Crawley, whose great grandfather is buried there. All information gathered was from headstone inscriptions and all metal plaques denoting some of the graves. There is one World War One (WW-1) Veterans grave in this cemetery, his sacrifices we don’t know, but the freedom he helped secure we enjoy still today. As a veteran to a veteran I salute you and will keep your memory alive.

This is a complete reading of all existing stones and markers for this cemetery which I walked along with Mr L.M. Crawley on Feb 23, 2007.

- James Trussell
Crawley, Della, b. 12-19-1894, d. 12-10-1901
Evans, Caroline (Howell), b. 06-17-1870, d. 09-04-1930
Evans, Esther E, b. 01-19-1900, d. 02-15-1909
Evans, Nola E, b. 02-10-1896, d. 03-07-1938
Evans, William Jackson, b. 01-29-1867, d. 12-04-1946
Griffin, Mary A, b. 02-27-1879, d. 03-04-1903
Howell, G. W., b. 07-13-1875, d. 06-22-1911 “Woodsman of the World Memorial”
Howell, infant , b. 01-19-1925, d. 01-20-1925 ( child of Carlie & Dossie Howell)
Howell, infant, b. 01-17-1924, d. 01-17-1924 (child of Carlie & Dossie Howell)
Howell, infant, no dates, (child of Carlie & Dossie Howell)
Howell, Nancy, b. 03-01-1836, d. 10-12-1896
Howell, Thomas, b. 08-26-1831, d. 02-14-1920 “great-great grandfather of L.M. Crawley”
Lee, Charlotte (Richardson), b. 04-08-1895, d. no date
McDaniel, Joseph D, b. 09-04-1896, d. 03-31-1955 “Cpl Quartermaster Corps. WW-1”
Pierce, L. S, b. 04-15-1888, d. 01-04-1916
Pierce, Penkie, b. 12-29-1912, d. 01-03-1913
Richardson, Scott, b. 04-09-1890, d. no date
Richardson, Elizabeth Frances, b. 01-01-1866, d. 06-01-1938
Richardson, infant daughter, b. 05-03-1883, d. 05-06-1883
Richardson, infant son, b. 05-23-1884, d. 05-30-1884
Richardson, infant son, died 06-15-1885
Richardson, Ollia “Aull”, b. 09-26-1886, d. no date
Richardson, Richard Randall, b. 08-08-1892, d. 12-11-1956
Richardson, Tom P, no dates available

 

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