Martha Ann Franks Fowler

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Martha Ann
Born 1846
July 22, 1937
Full Name: Martha Ann Franks Fowler
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:A  Number:15
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Samuel Flemming Fowler 
Birth Date: February 9, 1846 
Died: July 23, 1937 
Burial Date: July 24, 1937 

FOWLER, MARTHA ANN FRANKS (1846-1937) ~ Martha Ann Franks Fowler was born in Chikasaw County, Mississippi on February 9, 1846, to Amanda Franks.

On October 3, 1866, Martha married Samuel Flemming Fowler in Marshall County, Mississippi and shortly thereafter, moved to Texas. Martha worked as a seamstress from 1860 to 1920. She and Samuel had five known children: Duff Glenn, Joseph A., Martha A. (Glismann), Lizzie E. (Wallace) and Etta (King). Samuel, who was a Confederate Veteran, enlisted March 10, 1862, as a private in Company E, 34th Mississippi Infantry under General Walthrall's Brigade and was paroled May 1, 1865, at Greensboro, NC. Samuel died December 19, 1887, in Rockwall County, Texas.

After Samuel's death, Martha moved to Austin, Travis County, Texas, and lived with her daughter, Martha A. Glismann. On May 22, 1937, Mrs. Glismann entered her mother, aged ninety-one, into the Confederate Women's Home. Unhappy with the Home, she removed her mother two days later. Martha died at her daughter's home on July 22, 1937, and was buried at the State Cemetery the next day.

Information taken from Confederate Women's Home Roster, Widow Application for Pension and Death Certificate, 1910 and 1920 US Census Records.

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