He was the only mayor to hold office before and after the Civil War. He was a lawyer and a judge.
It is my understanding that he had 2 families - the second was with one of his slaves, and these descendants are the Graves family in Atlanta. I read this in an Oakland Cemetery book. The Graves are related to the singer Lena Horne.
You may email me if you need more info. There is lots of information out there on William Ezzard.