Zachariah Isbell

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Zachariah Isbell

Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Death 4 Nov 1863 (aged 28)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Danville, Danville City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 111884993 · View Source
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He married 20 Dec 1851 in Jackson Co., AL., Susannah Jane Culver, daughter of Thomas Culver. (Jackson Co. Marriage Book 1851, p.22.) Marriage performed by Allen Jones, J.P. (Jackson County, Alabama Records vol. 2 by Christine P. Sumner, p.91.)

He died Nov. 4, 1863 in Richmond, VA., hospital, a prisoner of War. He was corporal of Company A, 1st Ala. Vidette Cavalry, U.S. Army. His body was shipped Dec. 12, 1863, to Danville for burial in the mass graves with 1,400 Prisoners of War then located two of blocks from downtown near the Danville Prison (six large converted tobacco warehouses). The Danville National Cemetery was created in 1866 and much of the mass grave was reinterred there.

From Margie Beatty, 11 Dec 2016: A cenotaph or memorial marker was placed for him at Old Bethel Cemetery, Marshall Co., Alabama, although he died in Richmond during the Civil War and was buried there.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (database):
Name:ZACHARIAH Jr Isbell
Birth Date:1839
Death Date:1863
Cemetery:Old Bethel Cemetery
Cemetery Address: CO Road Marshall County Crossville, AL 35962.

He is called Jr. in the database because his uncle Zachariah has a veteran's marker in the same cemetery.

Zachariah Isbell and wife Susannah left four sons:
James Monroe Isbell born Jan. 15, 1852/3
Thomas Jefferson Isbell born Oct. 25, 1856/7 d1930
Andrew Jackson Isbell born March 25 (26?), 1858 d.1905
George W. Isbell born Dec. 22, 1861 d.1943

Susannah Culver Birdwell married, as her second husband, her cousin Fleming Culver and had one son, John W. Culver, who married Pearl Birdwell, granddaughter of Zachariah Isbell's second cousin Thomas Gaines Birdwell.

Early Baptists of Jackson County, Alabama, by J. Nelson Varnell, vol. 2, p.20: "A Rev. J.F. Isbell was pastor of churches in Paint Rock Valley in the early 1900's. He descended from James Isbell's son, Zach, who died while in a Confederate Prison during the Civil War. Rev. J.F. Isbell and other descendants of James Isbell lived in the Huntland, Tenn. area."

1 John Isbell (England to Gloucester County, Virginia by 1664), presumptive father of
2 William Isbell of Isbell Spring, St. John's Parish, King William County; father of Henry, William Jr., John
+ wife unknown; next door to Enfield Plantation
3 Henry Isbell b.c1690 of Orange Co.; constable of Caroline Co., d. c1760
+ daughter of "James Cox, Gent.," d c1739 St. Mark's Parish, Orange Co. (July 25, 1733; Spots Orders, 7 Aug, p.240); sons: William, James, Henry Jr., Zachariah
4 Hon. Capt. Zachary/Zachariah Isbell b c1722-6
+ Elizabeth
5 Lt. Zachariah Isbell Jr.
+ Elizabeth Miller
6 William Z Isbell
+Sarah Richardson
7 James R Isbell 1791-1844
+ Eliz Birdwell
8 Zachariah Isbell 1835-1863
+ Susannah Jane Culver



  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 6 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 111884993
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Zachariah Isbell (25 Jun 1835–4 Nov 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111884993, citing Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Danville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .