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Jay Guy Cisco
Born (1844-04-25)April 25, 1844
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died April 24, 1922(1922-04-24) (aged 77)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Residence 912 Boscobel Street, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Journalist, diplomat, businessman
Spouse(s) Mildred George Pursley
Children 4 sons, 2 daughters
Military career
Allegiance  Confederate States of America (1861–1865)
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861–1865

Jay Guy Cisco (April 25, 1844 - April 24, 1922) was an American Confederate veteran, journalist, diplomat and businessman. He was the owner of a bookstore and the editor of the Forked Deer Blade newspaper in Jackson, Tennessee. He was a U.S. consul to Mexico, and an agent for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

Early life[]

Cisco was born on April 25, 1844 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] During the American Civil War of 1861-1865, he served in the Confederate States Army.[1] He subsequently traveled to Europe.[2]

Career[]

Cisco moved to Jackson, Tennessee, where he was the owner of a bookstore known as Cisco's Bookstore.[1][2] He became the editor of the Forked Deer Blade in Jackson in 1883.[1][2] He was a proponent of prohibition.[3]

Cisco was appointed as a consul to Mexico by President Grover Cleveland in 1888.[1] He was an agent for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad from 1897 to 1922.[1]

Personal life and death[]

Cisco married Mildred George Pursley;[3] they had four sons and two daughters.[1] They resided at 912 Boscobel Street in Nashville.[1]

Cisco died on April 24, 1922 in Nashville.[1]

Works[]

  • Cisco, Jay Guy (1909). Historic Sumner County, Tennessee, with Genealogies of the Bledsoe, Cage and Douglass Families and Genealogical Notes of Other Sumner Families. Nashville, Tennessee: Folk-Keelin Printing Company. OCLC 5692694972. 

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Prayers Held for Jay G. Cisco. Funeral for Confederate Veteran and Newspaperman in Jackson.". The Tennessean. April 25, 1922. p. 2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/118999862/?terms=%22Jay%2BG.%2BCisco%22. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "CISCO, JAY GUY, PAPERS, 1894-1921". https://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/cisco-jay-guy-papers-1894-1921. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lester, Dee Gee (December 25, 2009). "Jay Guy Cisco". Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=262. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 

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