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Zachary Taylor Fowler (1850 - 1919)

Zachary Taylor Fowler
Born in Union Parish, Louisiana, United States of Americamap
Husband of — married 16 Jul 1871 in Bell Co. Texasmap
Husband of — married 16 Nov 1908 in Pulaski Co. Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 69 in Pulaski Co., Arkansas, United States of Americamap
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Zack Fowler was the son of Jess Fowler and Lucinda Bailey and was probably the brother of Jesse Frost's wife, Mellie. Lucinda Bailey Fowler brought her children from Georgia to Texas about 1855 and settled in Bastrop county Texas. Soon after Zack and Ellen married they moved to Bastrop county with the Frost brothers. Deeds of land transfer in Bastrop county from Lucinda Fowler to Zack and Ellen and to Jesse and Mellie indicate that both Zach and Mellie were children of Lucinda, although the deeds do not say that. Lucinda Fowler lived with Zack and Ellen at times, and the stories handed down in the family indicate that she was a rugged pioneer woman. When things didn't go to suit her, such as the kids making too much noise, she was known to pitch a tent in the woods and stay by herself for a while.

Zack Fowler had a bit of gypsy in his soul and he liked to move around. Among other things, he was a photographer in a time when there were few photographic studios or individually owned cameras. So he moved about the country taking pictures of people; and when he made all he could in one location, he would move his family again.

As the Fowlers were wandering through south central Texas a gentleman from Waelder in Gonzales county named Jack Robinson "stole" their 15-year-old daughter, Ola, their first child. They were so angry with Jack for marrying Ola at such a young age that they never forgave the young couple. They seemed to have forgotten that Ellen was even younger when Zack "stole" her. They moved away and Ola never saw her parents again.

Later the wandering of the Fowlers took them to Willis, Texas, in Montgomery county, near Huntsville. When they decided to move again, their oldest son, Jack refused to go. He said he liked it there and was tired of moving. Later he married a Huntsville girl and lived in that area the rest of his life.

Zack and Ellen had moved to Russell, Arkansas, where Ellen became sick and died in 1904.


Kennerly Cemetery, Monnie Springs, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA [1]


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 29 October 2019), memorial page for Zachary Taylor Fowler (10 Mar 1850–4 Aug 1919), Find A Grave: Memorial #158554832, citing Kennerly Cemetery, Monnie Springs, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Chere Lee (contributor 46806119) .
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Taylor Fowler in household of Jepe Fowler, Union parish, Union, Louisiana, United States; citing family 901, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 October 2016), Z T Fowler and E L Frost, 16 Jul 1871, Marriage; citing Bell, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 981,034.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), C F Fowler, Precinct 2, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 62, sheet 285C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1305; FHL microfilm 1,255,305.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 January 2015), Zachary T Fowler, Justice Precinct 3 Garland town, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing sheet 17B, family 297, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,626.
  • "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 March 2019), Z.t. Fowler, 16 Nov 1908; citing Marriage, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 495,030.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 December 2017), Zachery T Fowler, Cache, Woodruff, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 134, sheet 15A, family 292, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 68; FHL microfilm 1,374,081.

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