About a month ago, thanks to a transcript of an interview posted on the Digital Library of Georgia web site from the Troup County Archives, I learned that Julia Dyar is a third cousin living in LaGrange, Georgia - We have started corresponding (as you can see from the Genealogue entry of 20 June 2006) and already new facts are emerging on our mutual Howell ancestors.
My mother was Gladys Marchman from the eastern part of Georgia; her parents were pioneer settlers in Hancock and Greene Counties.
A thread that emerges from many generations of Georgia Howell's is a love for writing and teaching. Julia certainly fits the mold.
The video/audio of the interview can be seen here
The transcript here: