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Leon THROWER, 1769-1834, Halifax County, NC to Lowndes County, Alabama
Posted by: Milisia Hanlin (ID *****7317) Date: May 29, 2010 at 08:59:56
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"Also coming to the Bradleyton and Helicon area in 1828 was Leon Thrower who improved a farm adjoining the Bradley farm. Mr. Thrower is the father of Dr. Stephen S. Thrower, who was born and reared on his father's farm, and later became one of the best known men in the medical profession in Crenshaw county."

"Dr. STEPHEN S.THROWER along with five brothers served in the Army of the Confederacy during, the civil War . Dr Thrower was a sergeant in the 4th Artillery of Hilliard's Legion. He was in the East Tennessee until after the battle of Chickamauga and then went to Virginia where he was wounded and taken prisoner at Petersburg on April 03,1865. One brother James served in the 14th Alabama Infantry and died at Richmond in 1862. another brother Benjamin F was killed at Shiloh. William M who served in Hilliard's Legion was captured at Richmond in 1864, Starling J a sergeant in Hilliard's Legion was captured at Hatcher's Run and George W who served in the 59th Alabama Infantry was also captured at Hatcher's Run.

DR. STEPHEN S. THROWER, physician and surgeon of Bradleyton, was born near this place in 1840. He is a son of Thomas Whitfield and Ellen Lawrence Thrower, the former born near Griffin in 1801, the latter in Edgefield district, S. C., in 1807. Mr. Thrower came to Alabama when a young man, where he married and where his wife died. In 1830 he married the mother of Stephen S., who was then a widow. Soon after this marriage Mr. Thrower settled in the woods, where Stephen S. was born. Here he improved a farm, lived upon it until the death of his wife in 1887, after which he lived with Stephen S. until his death, April 23, 1890. Dr. Thrower's parents were members for many years of the Missionary Baptist church. The former was a Mason in good standing, and a member of Helicon lodge, No. 201. He was somewhat conservative in politics, but was a member of the democratic party. He was a pioneer settler in this part of the country, and suffered the privations and hard-ships incident to their life in the woods and on the outskirts of civilization. He was one of six children born to Leon Thrower, a Virginian by birth, who removed to Georgia, and then, in 1828, came to what is now Crenshaw county, Ala., where he died while Stephen S. was still a boy. He was of English descent, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and served some years as justice of the peace. Stephen Lawrence, maternal grandfather of Dr. Thrower, was a South Carolinian, and came to Crenshaw county at an early day. He was also of English descent, and had a large family of children, was a farmer by occupation, served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war and died while Dr. Thrower was still a boy. Dr. Thrower is the third in a family of eleven children, six of the sons being in the late war, viz.: William M., served in Hilliard's legion from March, 1862, was captured near Richmond in 1864, and was imprisoned at Point Lookout until 1865; Starling J. was a sergeant in the same command, was captured at Hatcher's Run, and was imprisoned at Point Lookout until June, 1865; James was in the Fourteenth Alabama infantry from July, 1861, until he died in front of Richmond in 1862; Benjamin F. was in the First Alabama cavalry and died at Shiloh in 1862; George W. was in the Fifty-ninth Alabama infantry from the beginning until he was captured at Hatcher's Run and was then imprisoned at Point Look-out, Md. Stephen S. received a good academic education and read medicine until April 1st, 1862, when he joined the Fourth Alabama artillery of Hilliard's legion, and acted as sergeant all through the war, in east Tennessee, until after the battle of Chickamaugua,where he joined Longstreet's corps, went to Virginia and fought in numerous severe engagements until April 3d, 1865; he was captured and taken to Point Lookout and remained there till June, 1865. He was wounded at Petersburg, May 17th, 1864, and was in the hospital at Raleigh, N. C. a short time. He also received several other, but minor wounds. His first fight of any consequence was at Chickamauga, where eleven of his company were killed and thirty-three wounded, some of whom afterward died. After the war he taught school and studied medicine, graduating from Atlanta Medical college in 1868. He has since then practiced medicine among the people with whom he was reared, being one of the leading physicians of the county. He is a member of the State Medical association, is a member of the Crenshaw Medical society, and was at one time its president. He has also been engaged at different times in merchandising at Bradleyton. He also has considerable planting interests, owning about 600 acres of land. He is a member of Helicon lodge, No. 201, F. & A. M., and is P. W. M. of that lodge. He was married July 1st, 1869, to Nancy H., daughter of William Oliver. She was born in Montgomery county and died on March 1st, 1876. Her father was a native of North Carolina, and her mother of South Carolina, but they moved early to Alabama, settling first in Pike county and later in Montgomery county. Mr. Oliver, though a man of limited education, is yet a man of close observation and of rare judgment and talent for his opportunities. Dr. Thrower had four children by his first wife. On Sepember 28th, 1878, he married Cynthia M., daughter of John A. and Cynthia M. Ramsey, the former a native of Alabama, and the latter of South Carolina. Mr. Ramsey was once tax collector of Pike county, and died during the war while serving in the army of Virginia. Mrs.Thrower was born in Brundidge, Pike county. Ala., and died March 22d, 1890,leaving two children. Thee first wife of Dr. Thrower was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, while his second wife was a member of the Missionary Baptist church, to which he also belongs. From the above brief narrative it is evident that Dr. Thrower is one of the most prominent citizens of the county as also one of its leading physcians." Contributed by Joyce Morgan Tankersley English, Crenshaw County, Alabama, 2008.

Would like to know more about Leon THROWER, and where he is buried.

Researching the family of Henry THOMPSON/THOMPSON, d. 1817 Jasper County, Georgia & Hannah GRIFFIN, d. 1830 Jasper County, Georgia;

their daughter Nancy THOMSON/THOMPSON born circa 1799, d. circa 1842, perhaps Pike County, Georgia, married April 2, 1816, Jasper County, Georgia, Thomas THROWER, 1804-1878 [he is thought to have married 2nd Elizabeth [STONE???] [will probated Spalding County, Georgia], believed to be son of Jeremiah THROWER, circa 1783-1815 [he late of East Feliciania Parish, West Florida Territory, Louisiana, and of Putnam County, Georgia] and widow Margaret WHITE WILLIAMS, 1757-1851, late of Pike County, Georgia, USA;

seek to document or disprove any relationships and identify was Jeremiah THROWER a son of Benjamin THROWER, grandson of Thomas III THROWER.....

Benjamin THROWER was sibling to Sion Leon THROWER, 1769-1834.....

Snowden Griffin THOMPSON, 1812-1892, buried Darien Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw County, Alabama, was a younger brother of Nancy THOMPSON THROWER. Members of the family of Snowden Griffin THOMPSON also migrated and lived in Crenshaw County, Alabama...

Would like to correspond further with other THOMAS III THROWER researchers, Halifax to Georgia, to Alabama, to Texas....

Seek to prove these relationships with documentation and cemetery grave photographs...

Milisia Hanlin

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