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See also 2003.048.001. The Doyle family was related to Roy Albert Payne. Reverse side, handwriting: "Mrs. & Mr. John Doyle." This is the photo of an article announcing the death of John C. Doyle, a relative of Roy Albert Payne. Born in Knox County in 1838, Doyle was a Civil War veteran who "enjoyed the distinction of having declined the privilege of hanging John Brown, noted abolitionist." Doyle lived in Ringgold, Georgia from 1845 to May 1856, moved to Kansas where his father and two brothers were killed by John Brown. At the end of the Civil War, Doyle moved to Rome, Georgia where he married Cleopatria Ann Clowdis in 1867. He moved to Chattanooga in 1896. At the time of his death, Doyle lived at 826 East Tenth Street. The accompanying image in the article shows Doyle and perhaps his wife standing in front of a house that appears to be decorated for one of the Confederate Veterans reunions. Doyle is wearing a Civil War uniform and an image of Robert E. Lee hangs above the porch. Handwritten note on the side of the image reads, "Uncle John and Aunt Barney."
This article appeared in one of the Chattanooga newspapers, probably in December 1922. The article lists Doyle's birth as 1838 and states that he was 84 years old. The obituary index at the Chattanooga Public Library lists a John Doyle for December 22, 1922.