Biography of Woodson W. Thrasher
Howard County, IN Biographies





WOODSON W. THRASHER was born in Fayette County, Ind. December 11, 1840, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Parish) Thrasher, of English descent. William Thrasher was a mechanic and farmer, and in 1862 enlisted in Company C, Twelfth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and after being out about three weeks was killed in battle at Richmond, Ky. His second son was in the same battle, and was taken prisoner, but was soon paroled, after which he joined his regiment and served for two years. The subject of this sketch enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and First Indiana Volunteer Infantry, at the town of Webes, and was mustered into service at Indianapolis. His regiment was in the Fourth Division of the Fourteenth Army Corps. Soon after enlisting, he was detailed as teamster of the company, and two months later was placed in charge as teamster in the supply train, and after the Chickamauga battle, this corps was reorganized, and the One Hundred and First Regiment was placed in the Third Division, at which time Mr. Thrasher took his musket and participated in the battle of Mission Ridge. He was then detailed again as teamster, and served until July, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. When Mr. Thrasher was but ten years of age, he moved with his parents to Grant County, where he assisted his father on the farm, and received a common school education. He was married, in 1859, to Miss Harriet Main, of Grant County. She was born June 1, 1831. Three children bless this union - Ida, Lizzie and William L. After the war, Mr. Thrasher located near Greentown, and purchased forty acres of land. In 1869, he moved to Kokomo, and three years later returned to the vicinity of Greentown, where he has since lived. Mr. Thrasher is a worthy citizen, and an active worker in the Republican party.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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