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Notes  Rev.  Hiram Tillman Howell

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Notes for the Reverend Hiram Tillman Howell, he is buried in Dela Cemetery. This does give much insight to the old Camp Meetings that our ancestors attended every year. 

Copied from the Arkansas Baptist by H. R. Collier, Ophir, Arkansas, September 10, 1902 --- In a shady cove about two miles north of Caddo Gap is a fine chalybeate spring (iron tasting) and the water usually cold.  The cove is wooded with oak, hickory, walnut and pine, and protected from the sun by high mountains on the east and west.  Within three miles are the famous Strawn and
"Buttermilk" springs, and a fine farming country skirts the Caddo River and the small creeks running into it.  A shed, well roofed and seated, for eight hundred people is located on an elevation ideally formed for convenience of meeting. 

Who were there:  To begin, there were sixteen Baptist and three Methodist preachers who took active parts in the services; then the people of all sects entered heartily into the work.  On Sunday, at least a thousand people were present and during the week from three to six hundred attended the services.

The meeting:  At sunrise, a prayer meeting; at nine, eleven and three o'clock and at night preaching; four o'clock in the afternoon, experience meeting, making six services each day.  The editor preached eight sermons and the other services were conducted by the ministers present.  Brethern Howell, Shackleford, West, Hardy, Holland and Edwards were especially helpful, and
indeed there was glad co-operation by all. -----

September 3, 1902 - The camp meeting recently held at the Baptist Tabernacle two miles northeast of Caddo Gap, Montgomery County, Arkansas was a grand success from start to finish. The Reverands H. T. Howell, J. J. Holland and J. A. Shackelford are all good preachers, and deserve good treatment at the hands of their churches.  They did good service in the camp meeting. May their tribe increase.  Others there are whose names we would like to mention, but time and space forbid. ---


--- Lawrence and Sue (Glaze/Howell) Dale


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