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582. James Whitsitt BLAKEY was born on 31 January 1838.358,621 He served in the military in 1862 at Company B, 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry in Civil War. He died on 26 January 1912 at the age of 73 in Grayson County, Texas.621,741

Fought in Civil War. 12 months as Private in Company B of 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry
Found the following:
<http://www.missouridivision-scv.org/mounits/3batmocav.htm>
with the rosters of the 3rd Battalion.
And then in Company C, not B, I found James W. Blakey listed. I checked to see if perhaps he had filed for his Confederate pension from the state of TX but he's not in the database.

He enlisted 3 Feb 1862 at Pond Spring, by L. C. Campbell for 12 months. He was paid for his horse, so apparently brought his own. By July of 1862, he was said to be in Company C [new]. The Muster Roll for July & August 1863, states that he was Absent, "cut off with Lowring at Baker's Creek. The Sep-Oct Muster Roll lists him as "deserted". Jan-Feb of 1864, he was in Company A of the 3rd Regt and again present - listed as having enlisted 1 Sep of 1863 [would appear he simply changed Companies about that time]. His Historic Roll gives his occupation as Farmer, residence as Springfield, Greene Co MO. He served as a Private in Capt Campbell's Company of Scouts for the 7th Div. He served 6 months engaged at Crane Creek, Oak Hill, Elkhorn, Bentonville, Farmington, Corinth, Iuka, Baker's Creek, Jackson, on the retreat from there went to the T.M.D. [I don't know what that was...] He appeared on a roll of Prisoner's of War, surrendered at New Orleans 26 May 1865 and parolled at Shreveport, LA on 7 Jun 1865. A note contained in his file states that J. W. Blakey was detached on extra duty to herd horses, 26 Mar 1862, at Saw Prairie, AR, and continued on duty until Apr 14th for which he was entitled to 19 days extra duty pay.

1870 Grayson Co TX Census. PO: Kentucky Town; Household 102.

Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright TX which lies on the line between Grayson & Fannin Co.

James Whitsitt BLAKEY and Martha J. "Mattie" CHENOWETH were married on 9 November 1865 in Grayson County, Texas.621 Martha J. "Mattie" CHENOWETH, daughter of John W. CHENOWETH and Frances Jackson RANDALL, was born on 10 October 1849 in Greene County, Missouri.740,743 She died on 10 June 1910 at the age of 60.740,741,743 Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright TX which lies on the line between Grayson & Fannin Co. Look for Chenoweth/Blakey page in Blakey file
Her father was a surgeon for the Confederacy, one of his brothers was a surgeon for the Union.

James Whitsitt BLAKEY and Martha J. "Mattie" CHENOWETH had the following children:

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i.

Thomas Ewing BLAKEY.

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ii.

Robert Sidney BLAKEY.

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iii.

Frances Jackson "Fanny" BLAKEY.