Elizabeth <I>Birdwell</I> Isbell Conway

Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell Conway

Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Jul 1872 (aged 72)
Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Burial Leighton, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 18825782 · View Source
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Elizabeth Birdwell, daughter of John Birdwell and Mary Allen Birdwell, was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee. According to the gravemarker her date of birth was 1 Jan 1800, but according to her father's bible she was born on 31 Dec 1797. There is one publication that has her birthday erroneously as 1 June 1764, which was manually corrected to 1797, but wsa still in error.

Elizabeth married first James Isbell (1793-1844) in Madison County which was then in Mississippi Territory; and her sister Sarah H. Birdwell married James Isbell's brother Levi Isbell in Madison County, Mississippi Territory in 1816.

Their descendants belong to the First Families of Alabama, a designation of the Alabama Genealogical Society.

Elizabeth's son, James Isbell Jr., married his cousin through the Birdwell family line, Clarissa Crittenden.

Son Zachariah Isbell, named for ancestors on the Isbell line and the Birdwell line who were named Zachariah Isbell and Zachariah Birdwell. He fought in the War Between the States and was killed during a conflict.

Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell was widowed in 1844 with the death of James Isbell. Elizabeth married her second husband, John E Conway, ca 1847 in Jackson County, Alabama.She was widowed a second time in 1853.


JAN. 1 1800
JULY 10 1872

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Gravesite Details Gravemaker badly damaged at base.


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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Murray Greer
  • Originally Created by: kemu
  • Added: 8 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18825782
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell Conway (1 Jan 1800–10 Jul 1872), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18825782, citing Old Bethel Cemetery, Leighton, Colbert County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Murray Greer (contributor 47184465) .