McCLAIN CEMETERY, (near Maury line) LEWIS COUNTY TENNESSEE
Three Brothers who served in the Civil War: sitting is Thomas Simpson Cooper; back L-R: Alfred Cooper, L. Bruce Cooper. This picture is the property of Katherine Goodman Smith and is used with her permission. COOPER, Alfred Theodorick, 18 Sept. 1844 Lewis Co., Tn. - 22 April 1931 Lewis Co., Tn. "9th Tenn. Reg., Forest's Cav." ( son of Col Robert Melville and Catherine Cooper Cooper; Private, Company H, 19th (Biffle's) Tennessee Cavalry. After the service with Biffle, he joined Forrest's Cavalry to serve with his cousin, Col. Duncan Brown Cooper; C.S.A. He was taken prisoner by the Yankees at Mt. Pleasant, and given permission to return home dated 10 May 1865. Residence; Palestine, Lewis Co., Tn. Shot in the thigh at Brentwood, Tn., March 23, 1863. The youngest of 15 children, and the last of forty-eight children of three brothers who lived in Maury Co., Tn. Alfred was brother of Albert Gallatin, Paris, John Hamilton, William McAdams, Eleanor Jane Cooper Houser, James Carlisle, Mary Catherine Cooper Williams, Henry Augustus, Robert Theodore, Thomas Simpson, Sarah Elizabeth Cooper Pickard, Alexander Duval, Samuel Gwin, Leander Bruce, and Alfred Theodorick Cooper.) Photo sent in by Mary Bob McClain Richardson 6/14/05.
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