AWBREY, M.T. (1840 ~ 1926). M.T. Aubrey was born March 18, 1840 in Georgia. He joined the Confederate Army in July of 1861, and served as a private in Company H, of the 12th Arkansas Infantry, Tappan's Brigade, Churchill's Division. He served four years in which time his company participated in the fight at Jenkin's Ferry in April of 1864. He was discharged in Marshall, Texas in 1865, soon after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. His last name was spelled "Aubry" on military records.
M.T. Awbrey stayed in Texas when the Civil War ended, and made his home in Clarksville in Red River County. The 1880 U.S. Census indicated Awbrey, (spelled Aubry) was married to a woman named Hartha, and at that time, they had five sons: M.F., John, Andy, Robert, and Leinsford, who was only five months old at the time of the census. They also had a niece named Sallie living with them and a laborer named William Edward. M.T. Awbrey was a farmer. When he applied for a confederate pension in 1903 his wife was already deceased.
M.T. Awbrey entered the Confederate Men's Home in July of 1912. His religious preference was Presbyterian. Awbrey lived in the Home more than 13 years when he died on January 19, 1926. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Information from: Compiled military records, Confederate Pension Application, Confederate Home Roster, death certificate, familysearch.org, and the National Park Service website at itd.nps.gov.