An outstanding representative of one of the oldest families in the county is this native of Pulaski, now a retired business man of the City of Atlanta, living at 39 Palisades Road. He was born at the plantation home of his parents, three miles west of Hawkinsville, April 17, 1873, the son of Captain Gabriel R. Coley (December 19, 1832-January 6, 1880) and Elizabeth Sutton Coley (September 21, 1837-May 22, 1902), who were married October 14, 1856. There were eight children: John Thomas, Vanness (who became the wife of R. S. Hardin), Martha Sutton (who married John Fleming Kellam, October
Private, Art., Bty. F, 30th Div., 113th Reg.; of Nash County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Rebecca Coley. Entered service April 26, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Liverpool and France June 7, 1918. Fought at Toul Sector, Meuse-Argonne. Arrived in USA from St. Nazaire, France, through Camp Stuart, Va. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28, 1919.