Note: Veteranís Administration tombstone
American Revolution Soldier Buried at City Cemetery
Roster Of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee (1974)
Compiled by Lucy Womack Bates, Chairman
Revised 1979, by Helen Crawford Marsh
Published by Tennessee Society, NSDAR
Tatum, Howell (b c1753 NC/ d 1823) Ens. Captain in NC. married Henrica Organ. Children: Howell m Rebecca Pearce; Joshua P. m Sarah Vardeman; Organ m _____ Vardeman; Peter E. m ______ Gause. Ref: NC 1812 Index; McCown.
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“Howell Tatum, Master of Harmony Lodge No 1, in 1805, was born in North Carolina, the exact place and date being unknown. He was an Ensign in the First North Carolina Regiment, Continental Line, in 1775, and was a member of Royal White Hart Lodge No. 2, at Halifax. He came to Tennessee prior to 1794, probably as early as 1788; served as Treasurer of Mero District 1794-1796; was Attorney General for Metro District 1796-1797; and Judge of the Superior Court from May 1797 to September 1798. His name appears in the returns of the Royal White Lodge from 1797-1798-1799, therefore he probably did not affiliate with Harmony Lodge until 1800 or possibly later.”
The History of Freemasonry in Tennessee 1789-1943, C.A. Snodgrass, pub. 1944,
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