ATHEY, JAMES H.(1844~1924) James H. Athey, a private in the Confederate Army, was born in 1844. He was a member of Company H, and F of the 6th Alabama Cavalry, Clantons Brigade, Tennessee Army. On military records, his last name is spelled Athery. He enlisted April 15, 1863 for a three year period and served until the spring of 1865. Atheys company saw action in various conflicts during the Atlanta campaign. In 1864, the regiment fought at Bluff Springs, Florida and Southern Alabama. The regiment was included in the surrender in the spring of 1865.
Athey came to Texas in 1869, and lived in Groesbeck, Limestone County for 35 years at the time he made his request for a confederate pension in September of 1907. It is believed he was a farmer there. He was admitted to the Confederate Mens Home May 6, 1924, and he listed Mabank, Texas as his immediate past residence. He also said he was a bachelor and that his religious preference was Methodist. The only person he listed as a correspondent was his nephew, Lee Athy of Mabank, Texas. James Athey died October 16, 1924 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Source Information from: Compiled military records, Confederate Pension Application, Confederate Home Roster, and the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov.