Or I may perhaps be in error about my great-great-grandfather Elijah Therrell serving in the Civil War with Company G of the 8th Mississippi Infantry.
The company roster lists an "E. L. Therrell," with an alternate name of "Elijah L. Therill" (i.e. appears on some military records by that name).
The Clarke County 1860 census shows Elijah Therrell to have a 20-year-old son named "Levie" (Levi on the 1850 census, and on a later marriage record). Could this son have been named Elijah Levi Therrell or perhaps Levi Elijah Therrell, and might that be the E. L. Therrell who served with the 8th Mississippi Infantry?
That same census also listed a 19-year-old son named "Wilkerson." By some stretch, could the Reuben J. W. Therrell *perhaps* have been Reuben J. Wilkerson Therrell?? I just cannot find any R. Therrells or Reuben Therrells living in the Clarke County area when the company and regiment formed there.
My thinking here stretches to some possible methodology inthe naming of the children. There was another brother named Benjamin (my great-grandfather). Let's see: Levi, Benjamin . . . hmmm. . . two of the twelve tribes of Israel. Reuben was the name of another of the tribes.