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Posted by khekholm
Posted: 3:24pm September 24, 2013
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John Edwin Taylor enlisted at Recruiting Station Cumberland Maryland July 09, 1908 in the Army Coast Art'y Corps Foot Service. Then forwarded to Fort Slocum New York July 10, 1908, then forwarded to Fort Dupont Delaware to Coast Artillery July 15, 1908. He was then assigned to 139th Company (mine) Coast Artillery Corps. Dont know what happened after this to cause him to show up on Returns From Post Record as "in confinement awaiting trial" on Oct. 15, 1909 at Fort Jay New York. In Febuary 1910 his statis changed to "in confinement awaiting sentence" still at Ft. Jay. In march 1910 his statis changed to dishonorable discharged. Then he shows up in April 1910 on the 1910 census of Castle Williams Military Prison as a US Army military prisoner. After that census I have not been able to find him. He is my great uncle and the story passed down through the family goes like this. The last time anyone seen him was when he left Maryland to New York the day he enlisted in 1908. Its been said he phoned his brother for money to get back home to Maryland and that was the last time anyone heard from him. Another story is he was a deserter and was sent to Leavenworth. The later I seen so truth in as why he may have been sent to Castle Williams. But what happened to him, no one knows. He was born June 22, 1884 in Lonaconing (Franklin County back then but now its) Allegany County Maryland to Henry and Rebecca Jane (Green) Taylor he has 10 siblings Victoria May, William Henry, Joseph Wesley, George Samuel, Bertie Margaret, Cora Hester, Annie Jane, Theodore Robert, Harry Dodson, Franklin, (Annie, Theodore and Harry died at a young age) the rest from Allegany Maryland Area. He was a coal miner at the age of 15 and when he enlisted. Anyone who might think they have any information please contact me. Holly (Taylor) Ekholm
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Posted: 3:33pm September 24, 2013
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