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ELIZABETH WARREN STOVALL
January 15, 1825 - July 20, 1883
Elizabeth Warren Stovall was born January 15, 1825 in Spartanburg Co., SC. She was the daughter of George Samuel Warren and Sarah Braden. She married Benjamin Lucas Stovall in St. Claire Co., AL on July 27, 1843 where they made their home. They had the first of 12 children in 1844. Between 1849 and 1851, Ben and Elizabeth with their young pioneer family along with the families of several of Ben's siblings loaded their wagons and headed west.
They settled in Winn Parish, not far from the location of Transport Cemetery in an area that would be known as Stovall, LA. They considered it the "Land of Milk & Honey". There was adequate water supply, plenty of game to hunt, timber for building, and rich fertile soil for farming and raising livestock.
Ben died in March of 1865 from injuries he sustained while traveling back to join his Confederate Regiment, leaving Elizabeth to raise the younger children.
Ben and Elizabeth Warren had the following children, in order of age:
1. Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Stovall who became the wife of Thomas J Anders.
2. George Samuel Stovall, who later married Sarah Maddox "Sally" Pyburn and at the time of his Father's death was enlisted in Co E of the LA 28th Regiment of the Confederate Army as a Private.
3. Margaret Jane Stovall, who later became the wife of William Minor Anders.
4. Nancy Ann Stovall, who later married William "Will" Walker.
5. Amanda Catherine "Cat" Stovall, who later married Andrew Jackson Pyburn.
6. Jeremiah Jackson "Bud" Stovall, who later became the husband of Margaret Laura "Maggie" Williamson.
7. William Franklin "Will" Stovall, who later married Emmerrette Alvinia Chambless.
8. Bathsheba "Bashie" Stovall, who later became the wife of Edward Byrd Pullen.
9. Mary Arabella Stovall, who died at age 15 in 1874.
10. Frances Marian "Fanny" Stovall, who later married Ezeriah Walker.
11. John Wesley Stovall, died in 1867 at the age of 3.
Benjamin Lucas Stovall, Jr. predeceased his father and died at the age of 9 months in 1863.
Benjamin and Elizabeth's children and grandchildren went on to become renowned Doctors, Dentists, Veterinarians, Lawyers, Judges, Athletes, Educators, Clergymen, Public Service, Military and many different professional fields of the highest caliber.
Benjamin, Elizabeth and all their children, with the exception of "Cat" are buried at Transport.
Many thanks to Dr. J. Paul Peters for the contribution of the portrait of Elizabeth.