Right then and there my 3X Great-Grandfather Issac Howell dropped dead!
Or so the family legend says...and as MFG (My Family Genealogist) I'm on this 'Historical Tid-bit' like 'Stink on Crap'...crap being an acceptable and widely used word in the 1860's....really!
The 'S' four letter word was considered highly vulgar and certainly not appropriate coming from the Great Grandaughter of a Southern Gentleman and Georgia patriot. So I won't say S*%+.
It was November 9, 1860, the day Issac Howell dropped dead...just four days after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President on November 6, 1860.
Lincoln won the nomination of the Republican Party at the Republican Convention held in Chicago, Illinois in May, 1860. The Southern Democrats selected John C. Breckinridge as their nominee and the Northern Democrats nominee was Stephen A. Douglas.
Now, I'm not much of a 'Polictical Analyst', but seems to me that the Democrats shot themselves in the 'Boot Lick' from the get go. I can just imagine my GGGreat Granddaddy's words concerning the Northern Democrats and the differences in Party Platform Issues that seperated the North and South Democrats.
"What the 'dickens' are them 'Damn Yankees' thinkin'!
Those 'cussed' fools have split us right across the Mason-Dixon over the Territorial Legislature's powers."
By now, Ya'll, are probably a bit confused about what this post is really about. That's okay, cause when I read all this 1860 Pre-Civil War stuff and how it affected the 'Life and Death' of my Ancestor, I got so excited I didn't know whether to wind my fanny or scratch my watch!
So, here's what it's All About.....
The Howell Family Cemetery is located in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.
The Howell Cemetery was established in 1860 with the death of Issac Howell.
There are ninety-nine Howell/Pittmans and their relatives buried there including
Rene Marion Pittman and Mary Anne Howell Pittman
(my GGreat Grandparents...their story...Rene Marion Pittman - Notable Ancestor)
The Howell Family Cemetery is listed on Find A Grave Website
List of Howells and Pittmans Interred there on Howell Research Room
Carolyn Troillett...3XGreat Grandaughter of Issac Howell
Bet Ya'll thought it was going to be about....
Comparisons between the Presidential Race of 1860 and 2012.
Cussin' as a Cause of Death
A Website for The Authentic Civil War Living Historian
For me...It's All About Family and History!