Re: Pvt. Cunliffe & Stonewall Jackson
Yes, Jonathan owned land on Jack Mountain, but I don't know exactly where his house was located. On the west side of the Bullpasture River between McDowell and Doe Hill there is a small place called "Sirons Mill" where his father had settled in the 1790s. But Jonathan's younger brother had inherited the mill; so I presume he had established a residence elsewhere.
Christina Yeager was the mother of all of Jonathan's children. However, she died in childbirth in 1852, and Jonathan remarried the next year. (Christina's father and siblings lived at "Top of Allegheny", Pocahontas County, where a small skirmish had been fought in December 1861. Evidently one of her grandfather's brothers was the ancestor of Chuck Yeager of "The Right Stuff" fame.)
The "J.W. Siron" sent to Panther's Knob on Feb 5th certainly had to be Joel Washington. The "Mrs. Siron" of 1865 was Elizabeth Propst.
I never researched the Taylors, but it looks like they might have been neighbors of the Sirons. Do you happen to know what unit J.M. Taylor came from?
Is the full text of Wilbourn's diary available? I have been trying to compile information on the events in the Shenandoah Valley from February to May 1865.