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Edgar Mays Miller Trepagnier Trosper

Obituary of J. M. Trosper, Marshall, Texas.

J. M. Trosper, Sr., was born in Knox County, Ky., May 10, 1835, removed to Texas in 1859, and died in that State in February 12, 1916. He enlisted April 19, 1861, At Marshall, Tex., for one year in Company F, 2d Regiment of Texas Mounted Rifles. At the expiration of his term of service he returned home, raised a company of cavalry (Company K, 28th Texas Cavalry), and served throughout the war, being honorably discharged at the surrender in 1865. He then went to Bethany, La., and there engaged in the mercantile business. In 1867 he was married to Miss Anna Mays, of South Carolina, who died in February, 1910, survived by three children-J. M. Trosper, Jr., of Greenwood, La.; Mrs. J. C. Miller, of Ponca City, Okla.; and Mrs. H. F. Edgar, of Bethany, La. In May, 1912, he was married to Miss Elodie Trepagnier, of New Orleans, La., who survives him.

Comrade Trosper was a member of W. C. Lane Camp, U. C. V., at Marshall, Tex.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1916.

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