The Saterfiels

Genealogy of the Saterfiels of West Monroe, LA
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are ancestors of the Saterfiels of West Monroe, LA

William David Jackson Thrash
(maternal great-grandfather of Cecil Calvert Saterfiel)

b.  10 Jun 1831 in , Clarke, Alabama
m. Elizabeth Green (1833 - 1904) 18 Aug 1847 in Clarke, AL
d.  Mar 1865 in Bentonville, Johnston, North Carolina

A CSA soldier who was captured after the surrender of Vicksburg, he later rejoined his unit only to die from wounds received during a battle near Bentonville, North Carolina

Son of
Lander Thrash
(b. abt 1780)
Peggy Parrott
(b. abt 1780)

Children of William David Jackson Thrash and Elizabeth Green

1. John William THRASH b: 18 Aug 1848 in Sumter, Alabama
2. Mary P. THRASH b: 2 Apr 1850 in
3. Charlie E. THRASH b: 25 Mar 1852 in Alabama
4. Margaret Melissa THRASH b: Abt 1855 in , , Alabama
5. Nathaniel J. THRASH b: Abt 1856 in , , Alabama
6. Matilida THRASH b: 27 Oct 1861 in , Simpsia, Alabama
7. Thomas E. THRASH b: Abt 1862 in , , Alabama
8. Nancy Elizabeth THRASH b: 6 Jun 1864 in Newton, Newton, Mississippi

Notes about William David Jackson Thrash

EXTRACT: 1860 Census
Name Age Sex Profession $ Real $ Personal Place
Estate Property Birth

W.D.J. Thrash 29 M Farmer 400 500 Ala
Elizbeth Thrash 30 F
Thrash 12 M
Thrash 10 F
C.E. Thrash 8 M
Thrash 5 F
Nathan Tharash 4 M
Sidney Asberry 4 M

CSA service and birth date of daughter Nancy Elizabeth Thrash in 1864
W.D.J. Thrash, was a member of Company C., 40th Alabama.  Served during Siege of Vicksburg and battle of Missionary Ridge near Chattanooga.  He was captured at Vicksburg, along with other southern soldiers, held for 7 days and released. Most of the soldiers
went home for a month are so before joining their units again.  If you use the dates when Vicksburg fell and add about 10 months to it then that was about the time Nancy was born.   Jackson received pay for 6 months service on 12/31/1863. This is the last record that we have on him, he never returned home.  Died , April 1865 from wounds received in March 1865 at the battle of Bentonville In the Carolinas.  At the battle of Bentonville, heavy casualties on both side, and there are 2 mass graves there. But by the
information on the pension it looks like he was wounded at Bentonville and died about 2 weeks later. 

Above info from Mack Saterfield correspondence with family researcher Larry Thrash.

40th Alabama Infantry Regiment
This regiment was organized in May 1862 at Mobile, and remained there till December. It then moved to Vicksburg, and took part in the operations on Deer Creek. While in that region, it was brigaded with the Thirty-seventh, and Forty-second Alabama, and Second Texas, under Gen. Moore. Four companies were placed in Fort Pemberton, and were from there transferred to Gen. Bragg's army, and fought at Chicamauga. The other companies of the Fortieth were part of the garrison of Vicksburg, suffered severely, and were there captured. The regiment was united near Mission Ridge, and took part in that battle, and at Look-out Mountain, but with light loss. Having passed the winter at Dalton, where Gen. Baker took command of the brigade, the Fortieth took part in the campaign from there to Atlanta, losing largely, especially at New Hope. When the army marched back to Tennessee, in company with the other regiments of Baker's brigade, the Fortieth was sent to Mobile, and was on garrison duty there for some months. In January 1865, the regiment proceeded with the remainder of the army to North Carolina, and shared in the operations, fighting at Bentonville with severe loss. Consolidated with the Nineteenth and Forty-sixth, the Fortieth was shortly after surrendered at Yadkin River bridge.

Above info from

Additional References:
from research of Mack Saterfield available online at