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The Howards and Episcopal churches in Texas

May 28th, 2016
The Howards and St James Episcopal Church in La Grange Texas

The Howards and St James Episcopal Church in La Grange Texas

Uncle Philo Howard sent me this card on 12-28-1989. He and Aunt Mary were living in La Grange then. Jeana lived in her condo overlooking Barton Creek in Austin. Uncle Philo wrote,

Dear Sperry,

The church on this card once had a rector named Horatio Howard and he was your great-great grandfather. We went to the 100th anniversary Celebration of the episcopal church in Eagle Lake and found out that he started the church and was the first rector.

Thanks for the Christmas card, give Spring our love.

You mother has had a lot of visitors since Thanksgiving and she seem to be doing better.

Love,
Philo and Mary

Here is Horatio’s house in Palestine, by the way. The map on the right is wrong. Palestine is in East Texas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_House_%28Palestine,_Texas%29

You can read about Horatio and the Columbus church here:

http://library.columbustexas.net/church%20records/colepis1.htm

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