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Jane Porter Taylor Boyle

Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Aug 1849 (aged 42)
Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 55867501 · View Source
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The daughter of James Taylor and Elizabeth "Betsy" McCorkle, sister to Abner McCorkle. Jane's son Henry Green Boyle speaks of his great Uncle Abner McCorkle in his autobiography. Jane was born in Jeffersonville,and died in Bluestone, both in Tazewell County, Virginia.

Exerpts from Henry Green Boyles Diary..No corrections, all spelling left as written.
In April of 1844 Henry went to see his parents and reconciled with them." They acknowledged they had been wrong in oposeing me as they had" .His mother died 5 years later.

April 1844;
"About this time I had a dream, I thought I was among my relatives that lived 60 miles north of Pittsylvania, in Bottetourt County, on Sinking Creek, & was preaching to them, I told brother Shelton my dream, & he advised me to visit them. Accordingly I Sott out, & in three day I arrived at My Great Uncle's ( William McClanahans a brother to my father's mother.) ( Aunt McClanahan's name before She maried was Walker, & of German Parentage. ) They had four children grown, namely, G. Walker McClanahan, William, Martha, & Lucy Ann, the younger children I ( crossed out with pencil, and in different handwriting above it is added " do not " ) remember their names, but there were two others, a boy and a girl. Then they had a cousin living with them by the name of George Reynolds, & and were all well educated, & Uncle was a rich man, a part of the family were Lutherians & a part of them Methodists. Reynolds was a Methodist Preacher. All together they Seemed to be a happy family. They received me kindley, I informed them what I was, & my business was to preach the Gospel, I retired to rest, while meditating upon my bed, I thought to my self, these people Seem to be happy & more intelligent or if they reject the testimony that I will bear to them, will be left in their ignorance & be condemed. Next morning Uncle told me he wanted me to
Stay a month or two & that I could have his house to preach in and that I could preach round about the country, & that I could make his house my home he did not know the Storm of persicution that awaited him for befriending me, & me for preaching the truth."
July 1844
" I stayed with my Great Uncle Abner McCorkle & preached in his house the Same evening to about 30 persons with thee Baptist priests. Abner was a minister himself.

Transcribed as written, no corrections. JMB

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