James F. Colley

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James L.
May 3, 1840
July 29, 1930

Co. A. 29, Ala. Inf.
Tenn. Army

Amanda M.
July 5, 1857
Full Name: James F. Colley
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:X  Number:39
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1840 
Died: July 29, 1930 
Burial Date: July 30, 1930 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Married 
Came To Texas: 1867 
Residence: Winnsboro, Texas 
Admitted To Home: October 27, 1928 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Tennessee 
Brigade: Joseph E. Johnson's 
Regiment: 29th Alabama Inf. 

COLLEY, JAMES F. (1840 ~ 1930). Confederate veteran James F. Colley was born in Georgia in 1840.

Colley enlisted into the Confederate Army in 1861 in Shelby Springs, Alabama. He served throughout the war in the 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment. The 29th served in and around Pensacola, Florida during the early stages of the war and then went to Georgia and Tennessee during various campaigns. Colley was discharged from the Confederate Army after the surrender in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 25, 1865.

Colley moved to Texas in 1867 and was confirmed as a citizen of the State of Texas in 1870. According to his Confederate Pension application information, Colley lived in Hunt County.

In Confederate Home roster records, Colley listed Winnsboro, Texas as his residence. He worked as a farmer after the war and in 1928, applied for admission into the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. He was admitted on October 27, 1928 and died two years later on July 30, 1930.

Colley was interred at the Texas State Cemetery a short time after his death. He was married to Amanda Missouri Colley, who is also buried in the State Cemetery.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.


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