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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.