The Fay Family: Corydon E. Fay

Letter from Mary Temperance Fay Reynolds to Corydon E. Fay, Jr.
Provided by Thelma McQuater Owens
Contributed by Douglas Ernest Griffin
Written to her brother, this letter is especially poignant, since both of them would be dead within ten years. Corydon was killed in the Civil War a year and five months after this letter; his tombstone lies in the Royal Oak Cemetery, Michigan..* And Mary Temperance Fay Reynolds died March 28, 1871.
It should be noted that in 1860, the Reynolds were living with Mary's father in Royal Oak, Oakland, MI; in 1870, they were in Southfield Twp. of Oakland County. It does not look as if Nelson got his own farm.
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* "Corydon E. Fay, Jr. - Tall marker immediately east of the Fay monument, now nearly unreadable. It reads "Q.M. Sergt. 171?, 8 Inf., died, July 16, 1864, aged 23 years" (Civil War). He is listed on the War Memorial in Section J. His father, Corydon E. Fay, Sr. was Postmaster 1859-61, had also served in the Civil War, was at one time owner of the Eagle Hotel, and operated a drug and grocery store on the northeast corner of 5th and Center Sts."