James M. Throop
Compiled by Michael Patterson
Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.
James M. Throop was a Confederate veteran who was a native Tarrant Countian, one of only a
handful of old soldiers who could claim the title. He lies buried in Lonesome Dove Cemetery.
James was born October 14, 1845 in Navarro County, Texas, in the areawhich later became Tarrant
County. He was the son of two members of the Missouri Colony in northeast Tarrant County,
Charles Throop and his wife, Lucinda (Foster) Throop. James appears in the 1850 Tarrant County
census living with his widowed mother in the family of his maternal grandmother, Susannah Foster,
in the Grapevine area.
Jamess father, Charles Throop, died in or shortly before 1850 in Shreveport, Louisiana while on a
trip with several other men from this area. They had taken parts of their crops to trade for supplies,
and while there several were stricken with a malarial fever and died.It was impossible to return his
body to Tarrant County for burial.
James was a Confederate soldier in Co. A, 34th Texas Cavalry, as weremany other men from
northeast Tarrant County. No specific details about his service have survived in the National
James was married to Flora M. Dunn of the Pleasant Run Community in present-day Colleyville.
They had seven children: Hiram Monroe Throop July 31, 1868-March 4, 1900, married Lydia Jane
Jackson); Julia May Throop (born about 1870, married Gaines Blevins);Dolly Ray Throop (married
Will R. Buckner); Annie Day Throop (married Lucratus Allen Foster), Fannie Kay Throop (October
14, 1875-April 26, 1891); William Hardy Throop (November 7, 1877-June27, 1963, married
Minnie Evaline Ragsdale), and Byron Throop (1880-1901).
James M. Throop died in northeast Tarrant County on March 14, 1881. He lies buried at Lonesome
Dove, surrounded by many members of his extended family.
This Family Tree is a work in progress. I am confident of the accuracy of the tree back to 1800. For dates prior to 1800 I am relying on the research of others, and I cannot vouch for accuracy of the information.