MAURY COUNTY NATIVES AND
FORMER RESIDENTS INTERRED ELSEWHERE.
COOPER, Capt. Robert Theodore, 7 Apr 1832 - 12 May 1863. Buried Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Hines Co., Mississippi. Captain, Company C. 3rd (Clack's) Tennessee Infantry C.S.A. Killed in battle of Baker's Creek at West Point, Miss. near Raymond. Son of Col. Robert Melville Cooper and Catherine Cooper who are buried at McClain Cemetery Lewis Co., Tn. Beloved husband of Louise Clementine (Jesse) Smith (daughter of Robert O. Smith, his first cousin), m. 23 Dec 1853 Lawrence Co., Tn. Beloved brother of; Albert Gallatin Cooper, Paris Cooper, John Hamilton Cooper, William McAdams Cooper, Eleanor Jane Cooper Houser, James Carlisle Cooper, Mary Catherine Cooper Williams, Henry Augustus Cooper, Thomas Simpson Cooper, Sarah Elizabeth Cooper Pickard, Alexander Duval Cooper, Samuel Gwin Cooper, Leander Bruce Cooper, Alfred Theodorick Cooper. l of 15 children. Robert T. Cooper, The Fighting School Teacher; Former Lewis County Sheriff and subscription teacher. Robert T. Cooper of Newburg joined the 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment in May of 1862. He came from a well established family of the county. It is said that Robert's father made the nails used in the coffin of Meriwether Lewis. Robert was elected as a Captain in the Lewis County company of the 3d Tn. He was captured at Fort Donelson and imprisoned in the north until his release in the fall of 1862 near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Outnumbered almost three to one, the 3rd Tennessee suffered some of the heaviest casualties in the battle. Among the dead was Captain Robert T. Cooper.