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Lieut James Campbell Axley
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1831
Sevier County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1903
Murphy
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA

James Campbell Axley, born December 24, 1831, was the son of Felix and Martha Temple Porter Axley. His place of birth was Sevier County, Tennessee, but he moved as a child with the family to Murphy, N.C. in 1836.

James was a man of many interests, owning a farm and mill about one mile out of Murphy, as well as having a mercantile business with his brother, Abraham on Tennessee Street in the town where the Henn Theater is now located. He was active in legal matters and was the Clerk of the Superior Court of Cherokee County for twenty-one years. He was a Lietenant in the Civil War.

The story is told that he first saw Harriett E. Dickey in the town of Murphy one morning as she and her father were about to leave for Raliegh on horeseback. Her father was George W. Dickey, Representative forn Cherokee County to the N.C. State Legislature and member of the first Constitutional Convention which framed the Constitution of North Carolina after the Civil War. James told someone that morning that he was going to marry Harriett Dickey when she came back from Raleigh, and he did. Eventually they had five children: James, Sue, Harriett, Nina Thomas & Luther Dickey Axley.


Name: James C Axley
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, North Carolina Thomas Legion Infantry Battalion.
Regiment Name:
Walker's Battalion, Thomas' Legion, North Carolina.
Regiment Name Expanded:
Walker's Battalion, Thomas' North Carolina Legion
Sources:Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
 
 
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 Parents:
  Felix Axley (1802 - 1858)
  Martha T. Axley (1811 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriett Etna Dickey Axley (1848 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harshaw Chapel Cemetery
Murphy
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: BJ
Originally Created by: Chuck Garland
Record added: Jul 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5616645
Lieut James Campbell Axley
Added by: Chuck Garland
 
 
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