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|Bcar||RE: Jaye Family, Fidelity, IL|
Thank you for the reply... no not related, at least as far as I know..lol... although doing family history has been difficult I assure you.. Have lived in Fidelity for years, and have always heard conflicting reports of the history of the property and Dr. Jaye... some of these include that he was called Dr in title only, that he died at some point during the civil war, and that George Washington Jaye was murdered when ruffians looking for Dr. Jaye stormed the union house and shot him on the steps on Nov 7 1864.. I also have an article from the Alton Telegraph dated Nov 20 1864 saying the troops were in town searching for Dr Jaye that he was implicated in the murders in the town... guess I just wonder what happened during that fateful month of Nov... would be happy to send you the articles and info that I have if you would like to share an email or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.... Do pictures exist of George Washington Jaye? I would be curious to see or learn more about his death.. I did find and visit his headstone from your page, and left him flowers... Sorry must end this msg, but will continue on further.. Thank you again for replying, and look forward to sharing any info I have and would love to know more about the Jaye family.. Take care.
Added by Bcar on Nov 17, 2013 11:59 AM
|Angelyn Cunningham||RE: Sister Olivia and family|
Cousins and I searched Hillside Cemetery: there is a section for nuns, but Sister Olivia is not one of them. I'm almost 79 and most of the nuns buried there died before I was born and attended St. Elizabeth's grade school.
As a nun, I'm guessing Sister Olivia would want the truth to be known. It was not a family secret. None of Abigail Emeline and Martin Patrick Cunninghams children survive and, to my knowledge, the only grandchild still living is a granddaughter who lives in Purcell. It was HER daughter who discovered Sister Olivia was buried in the Chickasaw Cemetery at Ft. Washita. I know of no connection between Sister Olivia and the half brothers and sisters her mother had with William Jackson Taylor, usually referred to as Jackson Taylor. His father, a white man, was William Jackson Taylor. It is said that Jackson Taylor went out one day to care for his horses, but never came back.
I thought Sister Olivia might have been buried at the Ft. Washita Cemetery because it is possible she was born in that area. Abigail Emeline was working at a boarding house in Caddo, I.T. when she met Mr.Cunningham: "Nettie" was then 7-8 years old.
|Angelyn Cunningham||Sister Mary Olivia (Taylor)|
Sister Mary Olivia Taylor was born to Abigail Emiline Cross after being raped by her step-father, William Jackson Taylor, a MS Choctaw who came to Indian Territory with his mother, Syllan Durant, and his siblings. Although Jackson Taylor is referred to as the husband of Rebecca Ashford Cross, a hand-written note on a Dawes application indicated there was no proof of marriage for Rebecca, a widow, and Jackson Taylor. Two of Abigail Emiline's daughters with Martin Patrick Cunningham, Clara and Theresa, were also boarding students at St. Elizabeth's Academy.
My late husband was a grandson of Abigail Emiline Cunningham.