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Tompkinsville in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William & Jane Hart Howard

 
 
William & Jane Hart Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2012
1. William & Jane Hart Howard Marker
Inscription.  William Howard and his wife, Jane Hart Howard (#56 on map), were members of the Mill Creek Church and remained members of the Mulkey Meetinghouse after the split in 1809. Jane spent much of her time caring for the sick in the community. Her personal maid, Aunt Rachel (of native American and African-American descent), accompanied her on her travels and is buried at the foot of her mistress in the family burial plot.

The late Rev. William E. Thomas, a descendant, wrote of William in 1940: "He freed his Negroes and gave them a piece of ground years before freedom. Their descendants live there today; it is called Freetown." The owners of the property erected a church called Freetown Church that still stands today near Gamaliel in Monroe County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionNative Americans.
 
Location. 36° 40.685′ N, 85° 42.456′ W. Marker is in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Old Mulkey
William & Jane Hart Howard Gravesites image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2012
2. William & Jane Hart Howard Gravesites
(located near marker)
(middle)
To
William Howard
born March 4th, 1772
died Oct. 8th 1848
(right)
In Memory
of
Jane Howard
Who was born in 1778.
and died Jan. 24, 1855.
Park Road 0.2 miles west of Old Mulkey Road (Corinth Church Road) (Kentucky Highway 1446), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the church cemetery at the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Old Mulkey Park Road, Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James & Mary Howard Chism (here, next to this marker); Rev. W. E. Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mulkey Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hannah Boone Pennington (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Chism (approx. 1.1 miles away); Monroe County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monroe County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monroe County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tompkinsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. William & Jane Howard
 
Also see . . .  Freetown Church Cemetery (Find-a-Grave). (Submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Howard Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2012
3. Howard Family Plot
William Howard, Jane Howard & Aunt Rachel
Aunt Rachel Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 5, 2012
4. Aunt Rachel Gravesite
Aunt
Rachel
Lived 102 Yrs
slave to
her
mistress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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