1841 - 1918 (77 years)
||Emma Berrien Heard [5, 6] |
||22 Apr 1841
||Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA [5, 7, 8, 9]
||music teacher |
||3 May 1918
||Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA
||White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA 
||4 Aug 2020 |
||Edmund Heard, b. 10 Oct 1807, Nr Old Cambridge, Abbeville Co., S.C. d. 30 Apr 1853, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA (Age 45 years) |
||Elizabeth Thompson, b. 28 Sep 1817, New York, NY d. 17 Oct 1872, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA (Age 55 years) |
||6 Mar 1837
||Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||John Mckinney Howell, M. D. CSA, b. 13 Aug 1833, Houston Co., Georgia d. 3 May 1889, Americus, Sumter County, GA (Age 55 years) |
||20 Dec 1859
||Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA [10, 11, 12]
|+||1. Percy Vincent Howell, b. 9 Jan 1861, White Plains, Greene County, GA d. 1 Jan 1902, White Plains, Greene County, GA (Age 40 years)|
| ||2. John Johnson Howell, b. 29 Apr 1863, White Plains, Greene, GA d. 11 Aug 1931, Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA (Age 68 years)|
|+||3. Henry Alonzo Howell, b. 19 Feb 1866, White Plains, Greene County, GA d. 29 Jan 1958, Burke County, GA (Age 91 years)|
|+||4. Bertha Howell, b. 29 Jun 1869, White Plains, Greene County, GA d. 9 Sep 1963 (Age 94 years)|
| ||5. Rosa Decottes Howell, b. 9 Nov 1872 d. 12 Sep 1886 (Age 13 years)|
| ||6. Mildred Eva "Miss Eva" Howell, b. 25 Jun 1875 d. 20 Nov 1956, Her home on Randolph Street, Cuthbert, GA (Age 81 years)|
| ||7. Brooks Howell, b. 8 May 1878 d. 5 Apr 1912 (Age 33 years)|
| ||8. Emma Howell, b. 21 Aug 1881 d. 25 Sep 1881 (Age 0 years)|
|+||9. Edward Lathrop "Gus" Howell, b. 7 Nov 1884, White Plains, Greene County, GA d. 18 Apr 1968 (Age 83 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||4 Aug 2020 |
|Birth - 22 Apr 1841 - Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA
|Marriage - 20 Dec 1859 - Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA
|Death - 3 May 1918 - Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA
|Burial - - White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA
||Emma Berrien Heard|
Several notes on reverse:
"Emma Berrien Heard Howell (Mrs. J. Mc. Howell) (sister of Mrs J. H. Kilpatrick) Principal Dawson Institute 1863-65 and 1880-88, White Plains, GA"
A gift from her granddaughter, Betty Howell Traver. Her notes on reverse: "She (E.B.H.H.) was a graduate of Southern Masonic Female College in Covington, Georgia. I have her literary society (early sorority) gold pin. She was 4'11" tall. She died during the 1918 flu epidemic in Cuthbert, Ga, living with unmarried daughter Eva and bachelor son John J. Howell II, editor of the Cuthbert Leader."
||Leschetitzky photo / post card|
Theodor Leschetitzky - pianist and teacher of Henry A. Howell. This postcard/photo from Nellie Davison Howell in Vienna to her mother-in-law Emma B. Heard Howell in Great Plains, GA 1903. Source: Betty Howell Traver.
||Christmas Visit 1858|
Christmas Visit to the Howell Kin near Atlanta in 1858 - Excerpt from the unpublished autobiography "Family Reminiscences" by Edna Perrin Heard Kilpatrick, written in White Plains, GA. in 1922.
- She was a music teacher.
From "How Curious A Land":
"In some cases women assumed roles beyond the bounds of extended domesticity. In 1861 Emma Berrian Heard married Dr. John Howell of White Plains. In her husband's hometown Emma joned the local releif association and served as secretary. She refused to be known as Mrs. John Howell and signed all official correspondence as a man would, 'E. B. Howell.' Emma also taught at the White Plains Academy, and in 1863 when the last male teacher left to fight in the (U.S. Civil) war, she became principal of the school. Emma Howell was the first female principal in Greene County, and to some it seemed strange that a woman would have such authority. The Constitutionalist explained that because of the war's need for manpower, 'we are left no resource but to have female teachers.' These opportunities for women such as Emma Howell to exercise authority outside the domestic sphere must have caused some to question the prevailing structure of women's roles in southern society."
John Spencer Howell, Jr. notes on above: Emma was actually 18 when she married Dr. John McKinney Howell on 26 Dec 1859, he was 26. Her middle name is spelled Berrien on her gravestone. 
- [S2] John S. Howell, Jr., JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom.
- [S24] Clopton Family Association, (The Clopton Family Association - http://www.cloptonfamily.org/amerline/, which was replaced by https://web.archive.org/web/20050508041539/http://www.cloptonfamily.org/amerline/pafg21.htm#2700).
- [S701] White Plains Baptist Church Register, (Georgia Archives microfilm.), How received: Ex 17 Mar 1860 How dismissed: Letter 17 Dec 1887.
- [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
- [S689] 1850 U.S. Census, Georgia, Richmond, Division 73, Edmund Heard age 41, clerk, Elizabeth 30, Henry 10, Emma B 8, Edna P. 6, Mary E. 2.
- [S1735] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch.org, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 29 Sep 2018), entry for Emma Berrien Heard, person ID MBHF-XCK.
- [S689] 1850 U.S. Census.
- [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, GA, Greene Co., District 35 Age 39.
- [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, Village White Plains, Greene Co., GA, Penfield post office, enumerated 9 Aug 1870, Page 8., dwelling 77 "Howel, Jno. age 37, m, w, farmer, value 500, 200, all born Georgia; Emma, age 29, f, w.; Percy, age 9, Jno, age 7; Henry, age 4, Birtha, age 1".
- [S696] White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery - gravestone photo.
- [S1323] Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, Augusta - October 16, 1861; (from footnote# 26 pages 81-85 "How Curious A Land").
- [S766] Georgia Marriage Index 1851 - 1900, ([database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 2000), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPPD-VX7?cc=1927197&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AKXJH-Z4B.
- [S725] Charles Perrin, Charles Perrin, (http://www.sneakers.pair.com/roots/index.html), http://sneakers.pair.com/roots/d91.htm#P5710.