woman.  She was a Foreman of Beech Island, Aiken County.  She left my discipline,
when I was older and my teaching, to my father and the schools.  Yet her quiet 

influence for good has made its impression on my character. She and my father 

were regarded as the handsomest couple in Walterboro.  I shall tell what I know of 

the Foreman family at some other time.

        I should add that my father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, as well as 

several deceased of my sisters and brothers, sleep on the same lot in Live Oak 

Cemetery.  I was glad to be able to mark the spot by appropriate tombstones.  I 

don't believe my grandparents' graces are particularly designated, except by 

proximity to my father's, and by a Confederate Cross at my grandfather's grave.

        None of the older generation of Howells were college graduates, or scholarly 

men, yet some of them managed to acquire an amazing amount of knowledge.  

They were skillful writers, and forceful, sometimes eloquent speakers.  They had 

the gift of always putting the best foot forward; they could use what knowledge 

they had, of literature or art, to the best possible advantage.  They were forceful,

effective men with their hands and their heads, everywhere standing head and 

shoulders above the crowd.  Bill Arp, in the Atlanta Constitution, once said that 

the Howells were once kings and chieftains, natural leaders among men.  None 

of them were "lewd fellows of the baser sort", but were of the nobility, "to the 

manner born".

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Madison Peyton Howell, Jr. Electronic Book
Colleton County SCGenWeb