Zephaniah A. Fowler & Elizabeth Ann Glover
Elizabeth Ann Glover & Zephaniah Fowler
Zephaniah Anson Fowler was born 2 March 1801 in Warren County,
Georgia, The eldest son of Nathan and Icy Blackstone Fowler. Zeph, as he was called by all
who knew him, migrated to Crawford in 1822 with his parents. During the course of the next
ten years, the family grew to eleven children.
On 4 June 1840, he married Elizabeth Ann Glover, daughter of John Paschal and Drucilla Evans Glover of Crawford County, formerly Putnam County. They raised a family of five children: Wilson Lumpkin, Mary F. , William Anson, Samuel Glover, and Benjamin H.
When the War-between-the-States started, Zephaniah joined, and his record is as follows:
Z.A. Fowler enlisted May 27, 1861 in Atlanta, Georgia
Rank, 2nd Lt.
Promoted to 1st Lt. March 25, 1862
Promoted to Captain September 17. 1862
Resigned May 15, 1865
Company E. 6th Georgia Infantry, Army of Tennessee
( listed in Roster of Officers of Colquitt's Brigade of Northern Virginia)
Big Bethel, Virginia
Seven Pines, Virginia
1st Cold Harbor, Virginia
Malvern Hill, Virginia
South Mt., Maryland
Sharpsburg, Virginia ( taken Prisoner September 16, 1862, exchanged November 10, 1862 held at Fort Delaware, Delaware and Aikens Landings, Virginia)
Siege of Charleston
Ocean Pond, Florida
Drewey Bluff, Virginia
2nd Cold Harbor. Virginia
Siege of Petersburg, Virginia
Kinston, North Carolina
Bentonville, North Carolina
Zephaniah not only served his Country as a soldier, he was a member of the Georgia State Legislature in the years 1863, 1864, and 1865, representing his home County of Crawford.
Records show that he was granted Leave to attend the Legislature when it was in session.
He apparently was a good business man, owning a Livery Stable, and Real Estate. Many deeds on record where he sold lots in Knoxville. In 1880, he moved his family to Mitchell County, Georgia. In 1882, he was listed a Mayor of Pelham, Georgia. His wife in poor health, he returned to Butler, in Taylor County, Georgia to be close to family. He was elected J.P. and was actively shown participating in 1887. He died 16 November 1893, and is buried in the Butler City Cemetery with a CSA marker.
In the year of Zeph's death, it was reported that "Betsy Ann" was in very poor health, and went to live with her son, Ben Fowler and his widowed sister, Mary F. in Wilcox County, where Ben was a schoolteacher. She died there 12 May 1897, and is buried unmarked in the Rochelle Cemetery.
Story written by Millie Stewart 2nd greatgrandaughter of Elizabeth & Zephaniah.