|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1845, USA|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1871|
The Trezevant family in the United States, from the date of the arrival of Daniel Trezevant, Huguenot, at Charles Town, South Carolina in 1685, to the present date (1914)
Lewis Cruger Trezevant was born February 10, 1845. The death of his father in 1857, leaving the family without means, he immediately went to work as clerk in a drug store. When the war broke out in 1861, although he was only sixteen years of age, he promptly joined the Confederate army, being a private in the Shelby Greys, with his brother, John Timothee, who was eighteen, and his cousins, Theodore Brooks Trezevant and Mary
Beattie Trezevant, seventeen and fifteen, respectively. He passed through the war without a wound. The last year of the war he was orderly to Gen. Felix Robertson, of Texas, who was then
brigadier-general commanding the artillery. On December 15, 1868, he married Corinne Cleaves, of Memphis, daughter of a Methodist minister. There were three children.
I. William I. Whitthorne.
II. Eva Whitthorne. b. In Camden, Ark., tn. J. T. Trezevnnt.
III. Andrew 3. Whitthorne, Jr.
Two of the other sons lived In Columbia, Tenn. One of them, W. C. Whitthorne, was an adjutant- general In the Confederate army, serving through the war; was a member of Congress for more than sixteen fears, and served for a time in the
United States Senate.
Another son, Wm. I. Whitthorne, was a lieutenant In the Confederate army, and after the war was prominent In state politics, being a member of the State legislature for several years ; afterward was major of the 1st. Tennessee Regiment, U. 8,
Volunteers, and served In the Philippines.
Another son, Clinton Whitthorne, went with Walker's First Filibuster Expedition to Nicaragua, having resigned from the US Navy, and was killed.
Two other sons were killed in the Mexican War of 1846-1847. A number of the descendants of the family are now living In the vicinity of Columbia, Tenn.
Corinne Cleaves Trezevant (1846 - 1870)*
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Dec 14, 2012
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