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May 3, 1840
July 29, 1930
Co. A. 29, Ala. Inf.
July 5, 1857
||James F. Colley
||Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||July 29, 1930
||July 30, 1930
|Confederate Home Roster Information:
|Came To Texas:
|Admitted To Home:
||October 27, 1928
||Joseph E. Johnson's |
||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.