EZEKIEL, b. Twiggs Co., Ga., 15 March, 1813.son of Benita Bailey and Isaac Blackshear.D. Twiggs Co., 20 April, 1903, bur. Jeffersonville, Ga. Cemetery Will Filed in Twiggs Co. Wife, ELIZABETH (LOUISA) WIMBERLY, b. Ga., about 1815-1818, d. Twiggs Co., 17 Feb., 1894, bur. Jeffersonville Cemetery.Place and date of m. not traced, issue No. 1 Elizabeth Winnifred, m. Brooks and West No. 2 William Isaac, b. Twiggs Co., 24 Aug., 1843, d. Twiggs Co., 28 Sept., 1853. No. 3 Martha E., m. Ellis. No. 4 Laura A., b. Twiggs Co., 11 Sept., 1851. d. Twiggs Co., 13 Feb., 1875.No. 5 and No. 6 and No. 7 triplets. Sara Cornelia b.6 Aug., 1854, never m. Emily Pernelia, m. Cranford. A son b, dead and not named, all born in Twiggs Co. No. 8 John Garner, m. Cranford and Churchwell.No. 9 Jennie, (probably Grand dau. Virginia) m. Sapp.No. 10 Mary Louise, b. Douglas, Ga., 14 March, 1862. d. 6 Feb., 1934. M. George H. Bridger.E. B., Occupation, Planter, Member of the Baptist Church.1860 Census lists property value $160.00.1880 Census lists Granddaughters, Elizabeth Brooks and Virginia Sapp.E. B. "Was b. in the upper part of Twiggs Co., in a place called Big Sandy near Dry Branch, Ga."Lr. Mrs. J. P. Sanders, Miami Springs, Fla., a descendant.On 24 April, 1903, "The Twiggs Herald" printed the following article: "On last Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Uncle Ezekiel Blackshear passed from mortal life to Heavenly Glory.Aged 90 years, 1 month and 5 days.He was buried in Jeffersonville Cemetery, Wednesday morning, Mr. Hal Wimberly conducting the funeral services.Uncle 'Zeke was the oldest man in Twiggs County.He celebrated his ninetieth birthday March 15, when a large number of friends gathered around to honor one whom it had pleased God to give great length of days.Up to that time, he enjoyed comparatively good health, for a man of his age, but the occasion proved too great a tax upon his system, and he has been failing rapidly ever since.His noble traits which so highly adorned his character, his gentle and amiable disposition, courteous deportment and steadfast love and reverance for his Maker throughout his long sojourn upon earth, won the admiration of a host of friends who deplore his death.Three daughters and a son survive him; John, Miss Sallie, Mrs. Emma Crandford and Mrs. Mary Bridger.To the bereaved relatives, we extend our heartfelt sympathy."
Cit. Twiggs Co., Ga. Census via V. Lr. Mrs. J. P. Sanders, Miami Springs, Fla., 1953