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Levi Thrower "Threwer"

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Submitted by Sharon Martin

Levi Thrower was born 1838 in Coffee County, Tennessee and died 10 Nov 1863 in Jackson County, Alabama. He is buried in Latham Cemetery, Guess’ Creek, Jackson County, Alabama. Levi, a son of Levi, married Malinda L. Rutledge 27 Aug 1859 in Coffee County, Tennessee.  He and Malinda lived in Jackson County, Alabama,near Holly Tree and had one son also named Levi . Their son drowned in the Paint Rock River while "bathing" with his cousin Felix Ardis.

Levi Thrower served in the First Tennessee & Alabama Independent Vidette Cavalry as a Private; he enlisted at the age of 24.  Levi carried his wife and infant son to Stevesnon the week folllowing his enlistment. After staying 3 or 4 days near camp, he took his wife and son to Bedford County, Tennessee to his sister's (Caroline May) home.   He thought it was unsafe for his family to remain at their Jackson County home because of guerrillas in the area.  He died from disease at Jonathan Latham's home, with no doctor attending, near Larkinsville, Alabama November 10, 1863 and is buried in Latham Cemetery.

An Eli Thrower served in the Paint Rock Rifles which later became the 26th/50th Alabama Infantry.  Eli was probably Levi Thrower.  Eli enlisted 17 Sept 1861.

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