Susan Elizabeth Howe1,2,3,4

ID# 15978, (1852 - 1899)
FatherWilliam J. Howe5,6 (31 May 1813 - 4 Mar 1893)
MotherCelia Adline Harp5,6 (19 Dec 1819 - 16 Dec 1892)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Dec 1852, Macon Co., Georgia7,8,9
Marriage: Linah C. Mims, 17 Dec 1871, Cass Co., Texas10,11,12
Death: 9 May 1899, Dumas, Texas13,14,15
Burial: Douglassville Cemetery, Douglassville, Cass Co., Texas16

Spouse:Linah C. Mims (30 Oct 1842 - 17 Nov 1927)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Susan Elizabeth Howe was born on 26 Dec 1852 in Macon Co., Georgia.7,8,9 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Grangerville, Macon Co., Georgia, in the household of her parents, William J. Howe and Celia Adline Harp.17 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Douglasville, Davis Co., Texas, in the household of her parents.18
     Susan married Linah C. Mims, son of Davis Russer Mims and Elizabeth Van Swearingen Cresap, on 17 Dec 1871 in Cass Co., Texas.10,11,12
     Susan and Linah appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Cass Co., Texas, enumerated 22 Jun 1880. Their children Otho, Robert and Linah were listed as living with them.19
     Susan and Linah moved their familiy to Moore Co., in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle, in May 1892. They moved there for her health, as she had been very sickly in Cass Co. and the pure dry air there was supposed to help, and apparently did at least to a degree.20,21
     Susan died on 9 May 1899 in Dumas, Texas, at age 46.13,14,15 She was buried in Douglassville Cemetery, Douglassville, Cass Co., Texas, next to her infant son Claude.16

Citations

  1. [S7540] Starling, The Dixon Harp and Allied Families, 1763-1993, pg 257, shows name as Susan Elizabeth Howe.
  2. [S1202] "Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002," Ancestry.com, record for L. Mims and Susan Howe.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75274490, Susan E. Howe Mims, includes tombstone photo showing name as Susan E. Howe, wife of Lina Mims.
  4. [S5081] Ralph Tyler Mims, Certificate of Death, shows name as Susan Elizabeth Howe.
  5. [S1204] William J. Howe household, 1860 U.S. Census, Macon Co., Georgia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S1203] William J. Howe household, 1870 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Texas, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S1204] William J. Howe household, 1860 U.S. Census, Macon Co., Georgia, shows age 7 and state.
  8. [S2074] Robert Emmett Mims, Standard Certificate of Death, shows city, as Atlanta, and state.
  9. [S7540] Starling, The Dixon Harp and Allied Families, 1763-1993, pg 257, shows date, county, and state.
  10. [S1202] "Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002," Ancestry.com, record for L. Mims and Susan Howe, shows date and county.
  11. [S7540] Starling, The Dixon Harp and Allied Families, 1763-1993, pg 257, shows date.
  12. [S981] Linah Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cass Co., Texas, shows married.
  13. [S7540] Starling, The Dixon Harp and Allied Families, 1763-1993, pg 257, shows date, town, and state.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75274490, Susan E. Howe Mims, shows date, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  15. [S1205] Linah Mims household, 1900 U.S. Census, Nolan Co., Texas, shows her husband as widowed.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 75274490, Susan E. Howe Mims, includes tombstone photo.
  17. [S1204] William J. Howe household, 1860 U.S. Census, Macon Co., Georgia.
  18. [S1203] William J. Howe household, 1870 U.S. Census, Davis Co., Texas.
  19. [S981] Linah Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cass Co., Texas.
  20. [S7540] Starling, The Dixon Harp and Allied Families, 1763-1993, pg 257, includes transcript of letter 1 Jun 1892 including mention of the move.
  21. [S7535] "Pioneer Plains Leatherworker Began on XIT," Amarillo Daily News, 11 Aug 1944, shows Robert moved to Moore Co. at age 14.
  22. [S981] Linah Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cass Co., Texas, shows him as the son of her husband.
  23. [S5080] Otho William Mims, Standard Certificate of Death.
  24. [S2074] Robert Emmett Mims, Standard Certificate of Death.
  25. [S7540] Starling, The Dixon Harp and Allied Families, 1763-1993, pg 257.
  26. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 85822240, Claude Davis Mims, shows him as buried next to her.
  27. [S1205] Linah Mims household, 1900 U.S. Census, Nolan Co., Texas, shows him as the son of her widower.
  28. [S5081] Ralph Tyler Mims, Certificate of Death.