The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameJames Newton House (Howse) 105,147,148,149,150
Birth21 Nov 1820, Jackson Co., Georgia
Death1897, Clayton Co., Georgia
BurialFlat Rock Church Cemetery (unmarked), Clayton Co., Georgia
FatherThomas Franklin House (1797-1883)
Misc. Notes
James House joined the Floyd Legion, Georgia State Guards in Paulding Co., GA, probably in August 1863 when the legion was organized. He is listed as a Private on the roll of Company “K” Paulding Infantry.
According to a history of the legion, it was organized in August 1863 to serve for six months in local defense. The units were disbanded in February 1864.

From Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Index, Clayton County, Georgia

****unmarked graves****
Howse, James Newton
November 21, 1820- 1897

Howse, Cynthia Adaline Champion
1824 - Nov 15, 1893
(wife of James Newton Howse)
Researcher: Karen Smith

Flat Rock Church Cemetery is located on Sullivan Road
in Northern Clayton County, Georgia.
Flat Rock Baptist Church was founded on this location in 1875
within the City of College Park.

From the Howse Family History posted on

Biography of James Newton Howse (House)

James Newton Howse, known as Jimmy, was born June 1, 1820 in
Jackson County, Georgia. He was the eidest son of Thomas Howse and
Elizabeth N. Springfield.

Jimmy was an excellent musician who loved to play the fiddle.
As a young man, he was asked to play the fiddle on a riverboat
for $65 a month. As far as we know, he turned this offer down.
We do know he played his fiddle at many functions around the
state of Georgia and perhaps at one of these functions he may
have met his future bride.

Cynthia Champion of Spalding County became the bride of James
Newton Howse c. 1852. Her father was a wealthy plantation owner
so Cynthia's upbringing was one of a true southern belle.
One of her most treasured gifts from her mother was that of
the devoted slave, Delsey. Delsey remained with the family
throughout her days.

With the Civil War upon Georgia, Jimmy Howse joined
the confederate cause! He served ably for six months before
becoming so ill that he was put in the hospital in Rome, Georgia.
After the Civil War, life became very hard for the family but they
worked hard and did the best with what they had. Their loyal
slave Delsey, remained with them even when hardest times came
and they lost the farm they all worked so hard to keep. Their
grandson, James Madison Howse, could recall to his own children
his visit in his childhood to Delsey's little house on their farm.

In later years, Jimmy Howse was always remembered as a quiet,
gentle person, who lived his life without complaint. He suffered
poor health for many years and would often get up in the
night to play his fiddle.

James Newton Howse received a fine education for his day
at the Cool Springs Male and Female Academy in Butts County,
Georgia. Copies of the school report show he was an excellent
student. He wrote fluently with a beautiful penmanship.
From copies of his pension files we see this proud man very
reluctantly agree to file for a Civil War Pension. To him any
pension was a form of charity and only because of his state
of health, which was poor, did he apply for a pension.
Through his fluent words and beautiful penmanship we see
hos desription of his war service, his injuries and illness.
We can also feel his deep loss of his graidchildren. His words were
a loving tribute to the genteel woman who shared his life for
so many years.

Cynthia Champion Howse is buried in Clayton County, Georgia
where she died of Typhoid Fever on the 15th day of November, 1893.
Nearby are the graves of her grandchildren, all the children
of Cyrthia’s eldest son, Richmond Aaron Howse. They too were the
victims of Typhoid.

In the year 1897, James Newton Howse passed away. Though the
time and place of his death are still unknown, his sterling
qualities are a legacy he left us, his descendents.
Birth1824, Putnam Co., Georgia
Death15 Nov 1893, Clayton Co., Georgia
BurialFlat Rock Church Cemetery (unmarked), Clayton Co., Georgia
FatherAbner Champion (1789-1836)
MotherFrances Pound (~1796->1860)
Marriage19 Dec 1852, Spalding Co. GA
ChildrenRichmond Aaron (1854-1912)
 Thomas Abner (1856-1920)
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