JAMES HARRISON FARLEY
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 16 May 1846 in White County, TN
Died: 24 April 1932 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Simpson and Elizabeth (Isom) Farley

1st Married: Mary Ann "Dug" Robinson about 1871 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 12 February 1844 in White County, TN
Died: 12 August 1897 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Farley's Seminary Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: William H. and Mary Ann (Stamps) Robinson
Widow of:
Daniel M. Nichols

Children:

  1. Margaret C. Farley
  2. Caroline H. Farley
  3. Ora B. Farley
  4. Thomas L. Farley
  5. W. Simpson Farley
  6. J. L. Farley

2nd Married: Nannie Lou Farley on 28 July 1899 in White County, TN
Born: 5 February 1876 in White County, TN
Died: 29 December 1948 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Sand Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: John and Celia (Dalton) Farley (See John Farley)

Children:

  1. Willie L. Farley
  2. Notie M. Farley

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: David Farley
  • Father-in-Law: John Farley

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Not Found

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S8197

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed May 11, 1906
  • Accepted
  • Died April 24, 1932
  • Widow's Application #10565
  • Resident of Dug Hill, TN
  • Member of Co H of the 84th TN Infantry Regiment
  • Born in White County in 1846
  • Enlisted in 1863 in Col. Dibrell's command under Captain Barnes
  • Battles in Kings Salt Works, VA
  • Wounded: shot through the left side above the hip; Cut off from command at Galesville, AL in December 1864
  • Married: Wife is 31, two daughters and 1 son
  • Attest: David Farley and Thomas Farris

2nd Application:

  • Filed: 16 July 1927
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Monterey, Putnam County
  • Born: White County in 1846
  • Wounds: Battles of Salt Works, VA in the left side and at the Battle at Galesville, AL in the left arm
  • Married: Wife is 52; two daughters 26 and 21
  • Attest: J. Ay Brown and B. H. Bohannon

Supporting Documents:

  • 21 Sep 1906 - G. M. Johnson - Asks for Status Request
  • 22 Sep 1906 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - sends status
  • 4 Oct 1906 - J. S. Hunter - fed JHF during Dec 1864 - May 1865. He had to hid in the mountains to save his life.
  • 4 Oct 1906 - David Farley - arrived home from prison. A few days later, JHF was captured and gave up arms.
  • 14 Oct 1906 - JHF - was cut off from his command in Dec 1864. He got away on foot. He got home about last of December of 1864. He stayed in the mountains to avoid being shot by Yankees. Friends fed him. He surrendered arms to Andy Parker and James Cooper.
  • 14 Oct 1906 - Dr. J. S. Trapp and James Phifer - support his claim
  • 12 Dec 1906 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - requests service records
  • 15 Dec 1906 - War Department - No records found
  • 30 Mar 1907 - James Farley - requests status
  • 10 Apr 1907 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - Sends status
  • 22 Apr 1907 - JHF -
    • on detail with about 30 men in Alabama.
    • They got into a fight with Federals. His horse was shot out from under him.
    • He went on foot 4-5 miles to Mr. Powell's house.
    • Mr. Powell's said that it was impossible to get back to his command.
    • Mr. Powell furnished him with a plan to get out.
    • He moved from South to North. He made his way home by travelling part time in the day and part time at night.
    • He was captured in May 1865 by J. W. Cooper.
  • 22 Apr 1907 - J. W. Cooper- was a scout in May of 1863 with Andy Parker and others from Co K of the 4th TN Mounted Infantry. We captured James Farley and disarmed him. We turned him lose to his home.
  • 22 Apr 1907 - W. J. Breeding, MD - Exam
  • 5 Feb 1908 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - sends application status
  • 3 Mar 1908 - JHF - made it on foot to White County and met up with James Quarles. They came across the mountain when the snow fell. The Yankees tracked their footprints. Yankees captured James Quarles, but JHF went over a bluff and got away. They fired several shots at him.
  • 3 Mar 1908 - John Bumbalough - about January 1865, a snow fell. John Bumbalough and comrades heard JHF and James Quarles. They went out an overtook them. They captured James Quarles. JHF went over a bluff and escaped. It would have been impossible for him or any rebel soldiers to get out without being killed.
  • 3 Mar 1908 - James Scarbrough - a Confederate Soldier - it would have been impossible for Confederate soldiers to get out of county from Dec 1864 - May 1865.
  • 4 Jul 1908 - JHF - requests status
  • 25 Feb 1911 - JHF - Status request
  • 27 Feb 1911 - Tennesse Bureau of Pension Examiners - sends status
  • 9 Mar 1911 - David Farley - JHF was captured and his arms taken in the spring of 1865.
  • 11 Mar 1911 - JHF -
    • captured by Stokes men in 1863 between Sparta and Cumberland River
    • Escaped and returned to General Dibrell's command
    • Detailed with Jim Meredith to scout and was cut off
    • G. W. Cooper and other men captured JHF at the close of the war
  • 11 Mar 1911 - G. W. Cooper - was a Corporal of the 4th Mounted Infantry. He captured James Farley and took his arms.
  • 9 Mar 1920 - G. M. Johnson - was 10 years old. When he saw the Yankees shooting at a man at the mill. He later learned that it was James Farley. They took him to Sparta and put him in jail.
  • 18 Mar 1920 - JHF - requests status
  • 20 Mar 1920 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - sends status
  • 30 Aug 1920 - JHF - was a soldier in the war
  • 1 Sep 1920 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - Need to prove how and when he got out of the army
  • 1 Sep 1920 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - No Pension
  • 10 Nov 1920 - G. M. Johnson, W. J. Breeding, R. L. Branson, J. B. Robinson, J. D. Burnett, J. S. Trapp, G. W. Foster, C. S. Clouse support his claim
  • 11 Nov 1920 - JHF - captured at Galesville, AL. 10 men were detailed on a scouting expedition. Got into a hard fight and was wounded in the arm. He was cut off from his regiment. Finally, when he got back to camp, his regiment was gone. He found another soldier who said that we were makeing peace. So he came home without a discharge. His brother was in Camp Chase prison.
  • 30 Aug 1921 - J. B. Thompson - requests status
  • 3 Sep 1921 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - No Pension
  • 16 Nov 1921 - JHF - wants to know why his pension is not granted
  • 16 Nov 1921 - Ernest H. Boyd - requests status
  • 5 Dec 1921 - JHF - requests status of pension
  • 14 Mar 1922 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - No Pension
  • 24 May 1924 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - No Pension
  • 4 Apr 1925 - G. M. Johnson - Supports his claim
  • ???? - S. D. McCormick - Stokes men shot several shots at JHF in about 1862.

W10565

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 15 June 1932
  • Accepted
  • Name Nannie Farley
  • Deceased 29 December 1948
  • Resident of Monterey, TN
  • Resident of TN all her life
  • Born 5 February 1876
  • Maiden Name: Nannie Lou Farley
  • James Farley was born in White County, TN on 16 May 1846.
  • They were married 27 July 1899 in 11th Civil District of White County by Rev. F. E. Elrod.
  • Husband died 24 April 1932.
  • Witnesses Roberty Hensley and W. T. Elrod
    • Have known her for 40 years
    • Have known her husband for 50 years
  • Married Certificate for 29 May 1899 in White County

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (13 June 1932) - Request Service Records
  • War Department to Mrs. R. E. Ross (18 June 1832) - George G. Dibrell was the Colonel of 8th TN Cavalry. James Farley was not found on the roll.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 76
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 80
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 133
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 117A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 39A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 62B
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 64A
  • 1930 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 24B

OBITUARY

The Cookeville Press
19 August 1897
Vol. X, No. 44 , Page 1

  • DUG HILL, AUG. 16 -- Mrs. Dug Farley, wife of James Farley, died on Wednesday, the 12th. Her death had been expected for some time.

Putnam County Herald
28 April 1932
Vol. XXX, No. 17 , Page 1

  • Another Civil War Veteran Passes. James Farley, 87, who fought under General Forrest in the Civil War, died at his home in Calfkiller Sunday after an illness of several weeks. The second Civil War veteran to die within this month, his passing leaves only three Confederate soldiers to carry on. Mr. Farley was one of Putnam county's most highly respected citizens, being on of its pioneers. He has been engaged in farming since the war in the Calfkiller community where he has always made his home. He ws the last surviving Confederate veteran in his community. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were conducted Monday. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Cora Hale, Alvin and Buck Farley, Mrs. Tom Clark, Mrs. P. Braddem, Willie and Notie Farley.

Putnam County Herald
30 December 1948
Vol. XLVI, No. 53 , Page 1

  • Funeral Services for Mrs. Nannie Lou Farley. Funeral Services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Nannie Lou Farley, 72, at 1 o'clock at her home on Jackson Street, Cookeville, with the Rev. Lee Lacy adn the Rev. Carson Whitaker officating. Mrs. Farley died at the City Hospital early Wednesday morning after a short illness. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Notie and Willie Farley, Cookeville, three brothers Charlie and Doyle Farley, Monterey, and Sullivan Farley of the Dry Valley community; one half brother, B. Farley of Monterey; two half sisters, Mrs. Martha Peek of Baxter, Route 2, and Miss Oda Farley, Cookeville.

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1932) - #8285 - James Harrison Farley
  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1948) - #29198 - Nannie Lou Farley
  • TN Confederate Widows Application: #10565 Nannie Lou (Farley) Farley