DANNELLEY, MADISON PERRY (1841~1925). Madison Perry Dannelley was born November 16, 1841, in Arkansas to John Dannelley and Francis Caroline Holcomb. John Dannelley was born September 9, 1797, in South Carolina and died in 1871, in San Jacinto County, Texas. Francis Danelley was born September 18, 1818, in Georgia and died in June 1854, in Walker County, Texas.
Madison Perry Dannelley enlisted in Company I, 26th Texas Cavalry on March 26, 1862, in Polk County, Texas. The 26th Texas Cavalry was organized in early 1862, the first commander of the regiment was Xavier Debray. The 26th Texas Cavalry was often times referred to as the "The Menagerie." The 26th Texas Cavalry was part of the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Debray's regiment was considered to be one of the finest in the Confederate States Army.
Following the Civil War, he worked as a farmer. Madison Perry Dannelley married Susan Johanna Capers on September 15, 1871 in Polk County, Texas. They had nine children. He was admitted to the Texas Confederate Home on April 6, 1920, and died on July 19, 1925. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from "Compiled Military Service Record;" "Confederate Pension Application, 11719 Edwards County;" "Confederate Home Roster;" and biographical information provided by Beulah H. Dannelley.