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James Ferdinand Izlar
Birth: Nov. 25, 1832
Death: May 26, 1912

US Congressman. Elected to represent South Carolina's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1894 to 1895. Also served as a Member of the South Carolina State Legislature, and State Court Judge.
(Bio by 46537737)
James Ferdinand Izlar, findagrave #8065522, was born in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, November 25, 1832; died May 26, 1912; buried at the Episcopal Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co., SC.13

He married first in Orangeburg, SC, February 24, 1859, Frances Mary Ann Lovell, "Fannie", findagrave #40009538, daughter of Caroline O. and Edward S. Lovell. Frances was born in Alabama, September 6, 1839;12 died in Georgia August 2, 1902; buried at the Episcopal Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co., SC.

He married second November 1, 1906, Marianne Palmer Allston, findagrave #38880807, "Nan" or "Mainie" of Charleston, SC, daughter of Catherine P. Palmer, findagrave #92992218, and Dr. Edward F. Allston, findagrave #92993037. She was born in Berkeley Co. SC, April 30, 1858; died widowed at age 73 of apoplexy in Charleston, Charleston Co., SC, December 5, 1931;12 buried in Saint Andrews Cemetery, Darien, McIntosh Co., Georgia, December 9, 1931.

James attended the common schools; graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in South Carolina.14

He served with the Edisto Rifles; commenced service as a First Lieutenant at Summerville, July 20, 1861; on muster roll of April 12, 1862. Advanced to Captain; was captured January 15, 1865; was released in March 1865. 3

After the Civil War, he resumed the practice of law in Orangeburg; was a member of the SC State Senate in 1880-1890; elected by the general assembly to be judge of the first judicial circuit in 1889; was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Brawley; served from April 12, 1894, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; returned to the practice of law in Orangeburg until retiring in 1907.14

He was a thirty-second degree Mason. His photograph and biography appear in "Men of Mark in South Carolina", Volume I. His biography appears in the "Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas", Volume I.

He and Frances are listed in the US Census in Orangeburg, SC, in 1880 and 1900.

He and Mariamne were living on Whitman Street in Orangeburg in 1907.

They were listed in the 1910 US Census in Orangeburg as James F. 77; Mainie, 51; William L., 50; Leray H., 21; James F., 19; Elia, 18; and Kathine A. Livingston, 12.

James and Frances had ten children:

(a) William Lovell Izlar b. 1860, d. 1937

(b) Julia Caroline Izlar b. 1865, d. 1937

(c) Roberts Poinsette Izlar b. 1867, d. 1917

(d) Oswald Sydney Izlar b. ca. 1873, liv. 1917

(e) Mary Frances Izlar

b. ca. 1875, liv. 1907

(f) *Anne Lillian Izlar b. ca. 1877, liv. 1907

(g) *Mary Virginia Izlar b. ca. 1879, liv. 1907

(h) Henry Leroy Izlar b. ca. 1889, d. before 1907 [Probably the Henry Leroy Izlar b. GA ca. 1888; m. Camille B. Willingham, b. GA ca. 1892]12

(i) James F. Izlar, Jr. b. ca. 1891, d. before 1907

(j) Elizabeth Izlar b. ca. 1892, d. before 1907

* 1880 Census denotes "something other than a direct relationship.

Daughters living in 1917 include Julia (Mr. B.P. Oliveros of Savannah; Mrs. George LaGare of Charleston; Mrs. Sidney Oliveros of Tyron, NC; and Mr. Haynes Wannamaker of Orangeburg.

 (bio by: Jim Dugan) 
Family links: 
  William Henry Izlar (1810 - 1888)
  Julia Elizabeth Allison Pou Izlar (1811 - 1884)
  Marianne Palmer Allston Izlar (1858 - 1931)
  Frances Mary Ann Lovell Izlar (1839 - 1902)*
  Julia Caroline Izlar Oliveros (1865 - 1937)*
  Roberts P. Izlar (1867 - 1917)*
  James Ferdinand Izlar (1832 - 1912)
  Jacob Alonzo Izlar (1851 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Episcopal Cemetery
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Nov 06, 2003
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James Ferdinand Izlar
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