James Attaway


James Attaway

Death 17 Jul 1910 (aged 76)
Burial Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 34355146 View Source

James' mother was Eliza Taylor, and his father was David Attaway whose dates are 1784-1853.

The True Citizen newspaper, July 23, 1910

Mr. James Attaway, one of Burke's oldest and most highly respected citizens passed away quietly at his home in this city last Sunday morning. Mr. Attaway had been in feeble health for several months and the end was not unexpected. he had been blessed with more than allotted three score and ten, being 77 years of age.

His dissolution was in truth a natural one, having reached that good old age after which there is a general decline and a peaceful passage into the world beyond. Old age is honorable, and Mr. Attaway had so conserved his forces and reginated his daily conduct in accordance with the inscrutable laws of nature that he lived far beyond the time given the average man. Mr. Attaway was one of the pioneer citizens of Burke county, having been born and reared near the city. He took an active interest in her welfare and was a man of unswerving character, strong convictions and a steady purpose to do right as he saw it. He was a typical gentleman of the old South, high-toned, chivalrous, having a high sense of honor.

He was a soldier in the Confederacy and served this dear southland with admirable courage and zeal. He enlisted with the Burke Guards under Captain Musgrove. To every interest of the South he gave his best, and he was one of the bravest of the brave, and the truest of the true. The funeral services were conducted from his late residence on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. Martin, Durden and Jackson officiatng. The interment was at the old cemetery in the family section.

He leaves a wife and four sons: Mr. Dave Attaway, of Houston, Tex., Mr. Douglas Attaway, of Shreveport, La. and Messrs. Heman and James Attaway of Waynesboro and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

- obit provided by DianaB

James' name at birth was James Johns. He and his siblings, Caleb, Ellington, Ezekiel, John, Martha, and Sterling are listed on the document "Names Changed Legally in Georgia 1800-1856". His name was changed on 31 Dec 1838 when he was 5 years old. The reason given was "Legitimatized". His father is listed as David Attaway of Burke Co.

- this info provided by Kristi Zoebelein

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Mr. Attaway was preceded in death by his 8 month old son, Jim, in September 1892. - info provided by DianaB

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