James Lawrence Doyle came to Fayette County in 1885/86 to be with relatives. He was born 25 Jul 1868/69 to Lawrence Doyle and Bridget Joyce in County Carlow Ireland. Since there were both Doyles and Joyces in Fayette, hoping to find if any of them were from County Carlow or County Wexford. They may have also been related to a Sinnott family of County Wexford, known sons were Thomas and Michael Patrick. (Carlow borders with Wexford)
James Doyle married Mary Carroll, d/o Thomas Carroll and Johanna O'Hair who was at the time married to Lawrence Joyce, her 1st husband having died in 1881.
On Aug 14 1901 James, his wife, children and sister-in-law Catherine Joyce moved to Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois and almost always invited Mary (Sinnott) Howard, her daughter and son-in-law John Donker and their children to Christmas dinner.
Johanna's granddaughters Marguerite Doyle & Catherine Joyce always treated me like I was their granddaughter.