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Sarah Ann Towles[1]

Female 1861 - 1931  (70 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ann Towles  [2
    Born 27 Oct 1861  Beulah, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Dec 1931  Jacksonville, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 22 Dec 1931  Jacksonville City Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I7187  Main
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2006 

    Father Albert Towles, M.D., CSA,   b. Abt 1840, Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1877, Palestine, Anderson, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Howell,   b. 9 Sep 1845, Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1912, Flint, Smith, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1859  Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    Married:
    • David Couch notes:

      "Mary Ann Howell married Dr. Albert Towles 6 November 1859 in Chambers County, Alabama.  Mary Ann Howell Towles and Dr. Albert Towles are my great great Grandparents.  Their daughter, Lizzie Lee Towles, married my great grandfather, William M. Couch."

      "Dr. Towles was a surgeon in the Civil War.  After the war, he came to Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, and can be found on the 1870 Anderson County Census.  He sent for Mary Ann after establishing his practice in Texas, and she, her father, Isaac Howell, brothers, and sister, Carrie Ada Howell came to Texas from Chambers Co, Alabama.  Dr. Towles died prior to the taking of the 1880 census.  His wife, Mary Ann HOWELL Towles was a school teacher, and she taught school in East Texas, where she met Steve Robert Williams.  She married Mr. Williams, but she died on 10 January 1912, and Mr. Williams remarried. " [4]
    Family ID F2729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wesley Jefferson White,   b. 4 Jul 1852, Upshur Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1936, Jacksonville, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1879  Kauffman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Roy Oran White,   b. 15 Jan 1902, Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1979, Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F2731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1861 - Beulah, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1879 - Kauffman County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 1931 - Jacksonville, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Dec 1931 - Jacksonville City Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • David Buchroeder notes:

      "Housewife, Midwife, Dignified Christian lady, loved her family, Missionary Baptist"

      Myrna Scott notes:

      My memory of my grandmother White is one of love and respect. She was such a wonderful lady! She worked hard, was thrifty, and could do most anything well. Some of my happy Childhood was being honored to live near grandmother White.
      She was strict but very just.

      I recall many happy moments sitting in her Kitchen on a bench on Baking Day which I recall as being a Thursday. The smell of yeast bread, cakes, and pies is with me today, I watched and learned.

      She was an excellent housekeeper and cook.

      One of the stories related by her to my Mother was about when she was a young girl in Alabama before the war between the states when she and her aunts had been forbidden to go down near the slave quarters. The temptation was too great during the making of syrup and sugar and they slipped off and went down to see how the process was progressing. They tasted some of the cane juice cooking and it was at the state of fermentation and made then not only tipsy but very sick. Needless to say, that ended their trips to the syrup mill.

      She recalled the Union Soldiers going into their home and splitting open all the pillows which were feather pillows and shaking from the second story windows. [2, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1318] David Buchroeder, David Buchroeder, (buchroeder@telus.net), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=buchroeder&id=I194824.

    3. [S1318] David Buchroeder, David Buchroeder, (buchroeder@telus.net), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=buchroeder&id=I194835.

    4. [S1467] Paul David Couch, Paul David Couch, (D Couch [4610dc@earthlink.net]), email to JSHJr 11 Jul 2007.

    5. [S1319] Myrna Scott, Myrna Scott, (myrnascott@aol.com), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=myrnascott&id=I1253.