September 20, 1912
Capt. Colley Dead.
Captain Joseph S. Colley died in Dickenson County a few days ago of pneumonia fever.
Captain Colley was one of Dickenson County's most prominent citizens; he
was a captain in the Confederate army, and in 1879 he was elected a
member of the House of Delegates from Wise and Buchanan counties, which
counties at that time composed one legislative district and during the
session of 18797-8 he secured the passage of an act forming the county
of Dickenson out of parts of Buchanan, Wise and Russell. He was again a
candidate for the House of Delegates last year in the district composed
of Wise, Dickenson, but was defeated by a few votes by Hon. John W.
Chalkley. Captain Colley was one of the most active men of his age in