>Howcott – Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana Goodhousekeeping


Page 257
Good housekeeping
, Volume 11 (Google eBook)
Front Cover
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Hearst Corp., 1890 – House & Home

From URL -William Hill Howcott (1847-1927)

The above url, which supplies the photo of Mrs. Mary Edith Watt Howcott, also has a photo of a granite obelisk monument made to Willis Howcott, who died as a body servant during the civil war. The inscription reads: “A tribute to my faithful servant and friend, Willis Howcott, a colored boy of rare loyalty and faithfulness, whose memory I cherish with deep gratitude”. The website further reads that Elizabeth Howcott shared her servants quarters after her home was burned at Canton, during the Civil War.

Succession of Harriet L. Watt (Edith Howcott, Gladys Howcott, and William H. Howcott, Jr. – minors)
Southern reporter
, Volume 36 (Google eBook)
Front Cover
Alabama. Supreme Court, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, West Publishing Company
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West Pub. Co., 1904 – Law
Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the Appellate Courts of Alabama and, Sept. 1928/Jan. 1929-Jan./Mar. 1941, the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana.

Upon searching for HOWCOTT at the BLM GLO records website, NO records for HOWCOTT appear in any instance for any state.  However,  there are numerous BLM GLO records for John Watt dating from 1849 to 1875 in Louisiana.  NO instance of WATT appear in TEXAS. Additionally, related documents are from the State of Louisiana in 1930 for WATT in Louisiana.

In searching the USGenWeb LAGenWeb archives there are records that show HOWCOTT, W. H. owning land in Louisiana. The source information follows:

The following entries are taken from an old Tremont Lumber Company ledger.
Tremont was a major, Chicago based, corporation that operated several mills
in Lincoln, Jackson, Winn, and Grant parishes from the early 1900s until 1973.

Certainly, the Goodhousekeeping article written in 1890 is of some value in the description of the amount of land belonging to Mrs. Howcott in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It appears in her husbands name.  The website, Papers Past, in-accurately described the same article as MISS HOWCOTT instead of Mrs. Howcott. We know from the wedding photo that she was married in 1875 and the the Howcott website declares W. H. Howcott dead in 1927. The Hill Memorial Library offers more information from its Special Collections in the form of a  letter .

W. H. Howcott, a lumber dealer in New Orleans, making an offer to quit a claim to 320 acres of contested land owned jointly by Mrs. C. L. Stokes and Mrs. Stricklin (November 27, 1891).



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