Old Macedonia Cemetery

Rebecca Summey Howell

Rebecca Summey Howell


Rebecca J. Summey, daughter of William Summey and Elizabeth Abernathy, wife of Steve Howell.

Rebecca's tombstone was lovingly handmade by one of her sons.

There are two stories regarding "An Unknown Hero" at Allatoona Pass in Bartow County. One involves Rebecca Summey Howell.
During the Civil War, Rebecca, her sisters and cousins are believed to have buried the "Unknown Hero" whose grave is still seen at Allatoona Pass in Allatoona, Georgia.
The story goes that the body of an unidentified Confederate solider arrived at the Allatoona Depot. With most of the men off at war, the women carried his body to a place near the railroad tracks where they buried him. (The body was later moved to its current location when construction began on the Allatoona Dam.)

The letter can be read at this website: The Unknown Hero of Allatoona Pass

Rebecca J. Summey Howell

Tribune News (Cartersville, Georgia) February 19, 1920

We are sorry to say several at this place have the “flu.”
Mrs. Beck Howell, of Macedonia, died Saturday morning at 1 o’clock in the home of her son, Mr. Bob Howell. She was laid to rest in the Macedonia Cemetery, Sunday. She is survived by four sons, Messrs. Richard, Bob, Martin and John Howell, and one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Banks.

NOTES: Rebecca is buried at Old Macedonia Cemetery.
Her sons are Richard, Bob, and William Martin.
Her daughter Nancy Banks lived in Stockton, California.


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Old Macedonia Cemetery, Bartow County, Georgia