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Joyce Genealogy Report



                                                                                        Joyce Descendants

 

Descendants of Alexander Joyce

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  ALEXANDER1 JOYCE was born 1715 in Guilford County North Carolina, and died 05 March 1778 in Guilford Co. NC. ,  Now Rockingham Co..  He married (1) SARAH AUSTIN Abt. 1739 in North Carolina, daughter of RICHARD AUSTIN.  She was born Abt. 1720 in Virginia, and died Bef. May 1758 in Gulford County North Carolina.  He married (2) JANE HAMILTON 19 May 1758 in PRINCE EDWARD CO. Virginia, daughter of ALEXANDER HAMILTON and ESTHER.  She was born 1740 in Va., and died Bef. 1804 in Guilford Co. NC..

 

Notes for ALEXANDER JOYCE:

       

Alexander and Brother Thomas Joyce bought land in Rockingham County N. C. on the Mayo River, many of their descendents moved to Stokes County.  Alexander And Thomas both had a son John among others.  After their death the land was left to their sons John.  Since there were now two John Joyce's living in the same area , in order to differentiate between these two first cousins, we find in the court minutes that one was identified as John Joyce (Coon) and one as John Joyce (Possum).  The Joyce Cemetery in Rockingham county is referred to as Possum Joyce Cemetery.  One stone has the birth and death dated that correspond with family records of John Joyce, son of Alexander.  From this we conclude that John Possum was the son of Alexander.

 

 

        1790 Stokes County NC. Census shows three Joyce families

1) Alexander with 9 in the family including wife and himself, plus 3 slaves.

2) Isaacs with 4 in the family including wife and himself ,plus 2 slaves.

3) George with 6 in the family including wife and himself , no slaves.

 

                                Guilford County, N. C. Will Abstracts

              A:0198 - ALEXANDER JOYCE - 3 Mar 1778 - Prb May 1778

Wife Jane - negroes Ned, Sue, & Pegg, 240 ac in NE corner running down the river Son Robert - when 21 land adj. his mother, slaves Harry & Cate, 100 p

Sons Thomas (10 pounds) & Joseph (100 pounds)

Son John - 526 ac in Pittsylvania Co, VA on Sandy River, negroes Dick & Jenny

Son James - negro Bill, pounds in money

Son Elijah - 200 ac on NW corner, negro woman Hagat, my still

Son Alexander - 100 pounds in money, negro Casar

Son Elisha - 100 pounds, tract including the mill, negro Jude

Son Andrew - 200 ac lower tract on both sides of river, negro Sam, 100 pounds in money

Dau Sarah - Negro Nan, two cows, 10 pounds in money

Dau Margarett - negro Amy, horse & saddle, bed & furniture

Dau Esther Joyce - negro Dinah, horse & saddle, bed & furniture

Dau Elizabeth Joyce - negro Dinah, horse & saddle, bed & furniture

Dau Mary Joyce - negroes Jacob & Agness, horse & saddle, etc.

My little children: Elisha, Andrew, Robert, Margarett, Elizabeth, & Mary to be educated

Exrs: Sons James & Elijah Joyce, brother Thomas Joyce

Wits: James Holderness, Charles Gates, James Vernon, Alexander Smith

 

 

 

 

 

More About ALEXANDER JOYCE and SARAH AUSTIN:

Marriage: Abt. 1739, North Carolina

 

More About JANE HAMILTON:

Nickname: Jean

 

More About ALEXANDER JOYCE and JANE HAMILTON:

Marriage: 19 May 1758, PRINCE EDWARD CO. Virginia

       

Children of ALEXANDER JOYCE and SARAH AUSTIN are:

2.                i.    ALEXANDER2 JOYCE,JR, b. 1741, Gulford Co. N. C.; d. 1827, Georgia.

3.               ii.    JOHN JOYCE, b. 1743, NC.; d. 17 October 1827, Rockingham Co. NC..

4.              iii.    THOMAS JOYCE, b. 1745, Danbury, Stokes County NC.; d. 1822, Rockingham Co. NC..

5.              iv.    JAMES JOYCE,SR., b. 1746, King & Queen County Virginia; d. November 1796, Rockingham Co. NC..

6.               v.    SARAH JOYCE, b. 05 June 1750, NC..

7.              vi.    ELIJAH JOYCE, b. 19 September 1752, Lunenburg County Virginia; d. Bef. November 1804, Rockingham County NC..

 

       

Children of ALEXANDER JOYCE and JANE HAMILTON are:

                vii.    ESTER2 JOYCE, b. 20 August 1760.

8.            viii.    ELISHA JOYCE, b. 09 August 1762, Rockingham Co. NC.; d. 24 September 1825, Rockingham Co. NC..

                  ix.    ANDREW JOYCE, b. 01 March 1765, Va.; d. Bef. 1850, Rockingham Co. NC.; m. ELIZABETH KING, 25 June 1792, Henry Co. Virginia; b. Abt. 1775.

 

More About ANDREW JOYCE and ELIZABETH KING:

Marriage: 25 June 1792, Henry Co. Virginia

 

                   x.    ROBERT JOYCE, b. 21 March 1768; d. 22 January 1814; m. ELIZABETH LINDSEY; b. Abt. 1775.

                  xi.    MARGARET JOYCE, b. 24 April 1770, NC.; d. 31 October 1847, Lincoln Co. Tn.; m. JOHN GIBSON, April 1790, Rockingham Co. NC.; b. 16 September 1760, Orange County NC.; d. 14 May 1844, Lincoln Co. Tn..

 

More About JOHN GIBSON and MARGARET JOYCE:

Marriage: April 1790, Rockingham Co. NC.

 

                 xii.    ELIZABETH JOYCE, b. 08 November 1772, Rockingham Co. NC.; d. 22 August 1846, Davidson Co. Tn.; m. NEWMAN BARHAM, 22 July 1794, Rockingham Co. NC.; b. 11 June 1768, Sussex Co. Va.; d. 22 December 1839, Davidson Co. Tn..

 

More About NEWMAN BARHAM and ELIZABETH JOYCE:

Marriage: 22 July 1794, Rockingham Co. NC.

 

                xiii.    MARY JOYCE, b. September 1775; d. November 1815.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ALEXANDER2 JOYCE,JR (ALEXANDER1) was born 1741 in Gulford Co. N. C., and died 1827 in Georgia.  He married (1) ELIZABETH.    He married (2) FRANCES HICKS. 

       

Children of ALEXANDER JOYCE and FRANCES HICKS are:

                   i.    JAMES3 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1773, Henry Co. Va.; d. Abt. 1840, Georgia; m. MARY EPPERSON; b. Abt. 1783.

                  ii.    CLINTON JOYCE, b. Abt. 1779; m. POLLY CURETON, Abt. 1810.

 

More About CLINTON JOYCE and POLLY CURETON:

Marriage: Abt. 1810

 

 

3.  JOHN2 JOYCE (ALEXANDER1) was born 1743 in NC., and died 17 October 1827 in Rockingham Co. NC..  He married (1) NANCY ANDERSON Abt. 1767.  She was born Abt. 1750 in NC., and died Aft. 1789 in NC..  He married (2) PHEBE SMITH MAYES Aft. 1800, daughter of THOMAS SMITH.  She was born Aft. 1761, and died 1851 in Henry Co. Va..

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and NANCY ANDERSON:

Marriage: Abt. 1767

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and PHEBE MAYES:

Marriage: Aft. 1800

       

Child of JOHN JOYCE and NANCY ANDERSON is:

9.                i.    SAMUEL3 JOYCE, b. 1777; d. Aft. 1870.

 

 

4.  THOMAS2 JOYCE (ALEXANDER1) was born 1745 in Danbury, Stokes County NC., and died 1822 in Rockingham Co. NC..  He married MARGARET TATE, daughter of JOSEPH TATE and ELLEY HUNTER.  She was born 30 April 1746 in NC., and died 1826 in Rockingham Co. NC..

       

Children of THOMAS JOYCE and MARGARET TATE are:

                   i.    ELIJAH3 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1765, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1837, North Carolina.

10.             ii.    JOSEPH T. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1767, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1820, North Carolina.

                 iii.    SALLY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1768, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1847, Tennessee; m. JOHN B. TODD; b. Abt. 1765.

                 iv.    THOMAS JOYCE,JR., b. Abt. 1770.

11.             v.    ALLEY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1772, North Carolina; d. 30 August 1834, Dallas Co, AL..

12.            vi.    CAROLINE MATILDA JOYCE, b. 25 January 1776, Rickingham Co, NC.; d. 11 July 1852, Tennessee.

                vii.    ALEXANDER TATE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1778.

               viii.    JOHN H. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1783.

                  ix.    CHARLOTTE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1790.

13.              x.    LUCINDA JOYCE, b. Abt. 1794, NC.; d. Aft. 1860, Stokes Co, NC..

 

 

5.  JAMES2 JOYCE,SR. (ALEXANDER1) was born 1746 in King & Queen County Virginia, and died November 1796 in Rockingham Co. NC..  He married ELIZABETH HOPKINS Abt. 1768 in Rockingham Co. NC..  She was born 1751 in King & Queen County Virginia, and died Bef. 1796 in Rockingham Co. NC..

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and ELIZABETH HOPKINS:

Marriage: Abt. 1768, Rockingham Co. NC.

       

Child of JAMES JOYCE and ELIZABETH HOPKINS is:

14.              i.    ALEXANDER3 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1772, Rockingham Co. NC.; d. 1829, Rockingham Co. NC..

 

 

6.  SARAH2 JOYCE (ALEXANDER1) was born 05 June 1750 in NC..  She married JOEL MACKEY,SR. 24 March 1772 in Guilford County North Carolina, son of ALEXANDER MACKEY, SR..  He was born Abt. 1745.

 

More About JOEL MACKEY and SARAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 24 March 1772, Guilford County North Carolina

       

Children of SARAH JOYCE and JOEL MACKEY are:

                   i.    MARGARET3 MACKEY, b. Abt. 1777, Buncombe Co. NC; d. Abt. 1845; m. GEORGE KEITH.

                  ii.    JOEL MACKEY,JR., b. 11 February 1789, Buncombe Co. NC; d. 07 October 1872; m. MARTHA ANN ORR.

 

 

7.  ELIJAH2 JOYCE (ALEXANDER1) (Source: Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockinghan and Stokes by James Hunter ch-NSDAAR.) was born 19 September 1752 in Lunenburg County Virginia, and died Bef. November 1804 in Rockingham County NC..  He married ELIZABETH ALLEN 23 November 1773 in Gulford County North Carolina, daughter of VALENTINE ALLEN and NANCY ARNOLD.  She was born 1754 in Virginia, and died 1808 in Rockingham Co. NC..

 

Notes for ELIJAH JOYCE:

  Elijah Joyce assisted in the establishment of America Independence during the war of the revolution by serving as a private in the Guilford, County Militia under captain Alaxander Hunter, Lieut. John Davis, ensign Samuel Hunter in Col James Martin's regiment in the 2nd expedition to Cross Creek, Feb 1776 .          

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC - DEEDS - JOYCE, Elijah  Division of Lands

 

FHL Film #0019708  Rockingham Co, NC Register of Deeds Book M

 Pp 530-534   No. 1400 JOYCE, Elijah  Division of Lands

 

State of North Carolina

Rockingham County

     I hereby certify that I surveyed for the Several Legatees of Elijah JOYCE decd. The outlines of this plat of land, together with the Several Divisions as appear by the form annexed agreeable to the following

courses... To Wit;

     No. 1 - beginning  on a beach on the bank of the Mayo River from thence West one hundred and six poles to a black oak, South forty two poles to a black oak, West one hundred & ten poles to a post Oak, North

Sixty four poles to pointers on Shepherd Creek, East two hundred and five poles to a double beach on the said River , thence down the river as it meanders to the first Station Containing 57 acres.

     No. 2   Beginning on a double beach on the River bank, then West two hundred and five poles crossing Shepherds Creek to pointers on both sides of the creek North forty five poles to a hickory, then East one hundred and ninety two poles to a double burch on said river, then down the river as it meanders to the beginning containing 55 3/4 acres.

     No. 3.   Beginning on a double burch on the river from thence runing West one hundred and ninety two poles to a hickory, then North forty five poles to a White, Oak, East two  hundred poles to a Spanish Oak on the

river, then down the river as it meanders to the first Station. Containing56 acres.

     No. 4.   Beginning on a White Oak, then West two hundred eighty five poles to a black Oak, South Seventy five poles to a post oak, East two hundred and eighty five poles to pointers on the Road, No. Seventy five poles to the begining. Containing 133 acres & 95 poles.

     No. 5.   Begining on  a double White Oak No. one hundred and Sixty poles to a post oak, West one hundred poles to a White Oak, then South one hundred and Sixty poles to a White Oak and dogwoods on a branch, then East one hundred poles to the first Station. Containing one hundred acres of land.

     No. 6.   Begining on a black oak bush, then West forty eight poles to a White Oak, North two hundred thirty Six poles to a black Oak, east forty eight poles to a black Oak, then South two hundred and thirty six poles to the first Station. Containing Seventy acres 128 poles.

     No. 7.   Begining on a black oak bush, East forty eight poles to a Stake North in South two hundred thirty six poles to a black oak bush, East forty eight poles to a Stake, North two hundred poles to a hickory bush, West forty poles to the begining. Containing 70 acres 128 poles.

     No. 8.   Begining on a hickory bush, east forty eight poles to a black oak bush, South two hundred thirty six poles to a maple, West forty eight poles to a Stake, North two hundred thirty six poles to the

begining. Containing 70 acres 128 poles.

     No. 9.  Beginning on a Spanish Oak on the river bank, then West forty poles to a maple, North two hundred and thirty six poles to a black oak, east twenty four poles to a Spanish Oak Saplin, South one hundred Sixty two poles to a peach tree, east fifty five poles to a double post oak South seventy poles to a White oak on the bank of the river then down the river as it meanders to the first Station. Containing 60 acres 54 poles.

     No. 10.   Begining on a White oak on the bank of the river thence then North Seventy poles to a double post Oak, East Seventy poles to a hickory and black oak, South ninety poles to a poplar on the bank of the River then down the river as it meanders to the first Station. Containing 35 acres.

     No. 11.   Beginning on a poplar on the river then North ninety poles to a hickory and black oak, East fifty nine poles to a mulberry on the river from thence down the river as it meanders to the first Station containing forty acres in the bent of the river.

Ambrose JOYCE                                  John DALTON S.

Peter JOYCE   C.C.

 

     In obedience to an order made from the County court of Rockingham to us the Subscribing Commissioners - We have met on the Land of Elijah JOYCE Decd. & have divided & appropriated the same amongst the several Heirs, the Valuations all in Virginia Currency - to wit, from Number one to No. eleven as will more full appear by having reference to the annexed

plan..

 

No. 1  drawed by Geo. JOYCE          57 acres   poles         Valued to 102.___

No. 2  drawed by William JOYCE     55   do      120 poles    do      55-0

No. 3   do    by Ree JOYCE               56                                 do      56-0

No. 4   do    by Peter JOYCE           133               95 poles    do      33-5

No. 5   do    by Tempy JOYCE        100                                  do      25-0

No. 6   do    by Thos. JOYCE Jr.       70              128              do      42-0

No. 7   do    by Elizabeth JOYCE      70              128              do      70-0

No. 8   do    by William MEANS        70              128              do      70-0

No. 9   do    by Pleasant JOYCE       60                54              do      90-0

No. 10  do    by Selah JOYCE           35                                  do     105-0

No. 11  do    by Thos JOYCE  Sr.      40                                  do     120-0

 

                                                            S           D

No. 1  pays to No. 2                14          17         10

No. 1 pays to No. 3                 13          17         10

No. 1 pays to No. 4                   3          16           6

No. 7      do     4                                      2            2

No. 8      do     4                                      2            2

No. 9 pays to No. 4                  20           2            2

No. 10    do      4                      12           9           10

No. 10 pays to No. 5                22         12            4

No. 11      do     5                     22           5             6

No. 11 pays to No. 6                27          17          10

 

All of which is submitted to Given under our hands and seals this 21st

day of August 1805.                             Richd. Sharp  (seal)

                                                Joshua SMITH   (seal)

                                                William JENNINGS   (seal)

                                                B. DEATHERAGE  (seal)

                                                John FIELDS  (seal)

State of No. Carolina

Rockingham County             Augt. Sessions  1808

     The Within Division of land among the Legatees of Elijah JOYCE

Deceased was duly recorded in open court.

                                  Ro. GALLAWAY  C.

 

 

 

 

More About ELIJAH JOYCE and ELIZABETH ALLEN:

Marriage: 23 November 1773, Gulford County North Carolina

       

Children of ELIJAH JOYCE and ELIZABETH ALLEN are:

15.              i.    NANCY3 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1775, Gulford Co. N. C.; d. 20 November 1849, Rockingham Co. NC..

                  ii.    GEORGE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1776.

16.            iii.    WILLIAM COON JOYCE,SR., b. 1778, Guilford Co. N. C.   Unity Parrish Township; d. 18 February 1846, Stokes  CO. N. C.    (Family Bible says April 1846).

17.            iv.    PLEASANT JOYCE, b. Abt. 1779, Gulford County, N. C.; d. 16 August 1866, Maury Co. TN..

                  v.    SUSAN JOYCE, b. Abt. 1779; d. Abt. 1826; m. WILLIAM MEANS, Abt. 1797, Rockingham Co. NC.; b. Abt. 1757, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1822, Rockingham Co. NC..

 

More About WILLIAM MEANS and SUSAN JOYCE:

Marriage: Abt. 1797, Rockingham Co. NC.

 

18.            vi.    PETER JOYCE, b. 04 January 1786, Rockingham Co. NC.; d. 08 August 1870, Maury Co. TN..

                vii.    ELIZABETH JOYCE, b. 03 December 1789; d. 16 January 1873; m. JOHN JACKSON JOYCE, 19 September 1805.

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and ELIZABETH JOYCE:

Marriage: 19 September 1805

 

19.          viii.    CELIA JOYCE, b. 21 July 1792; d. 08 November 1868.

                  ix.    TEMPERANCE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1796; m. LEMUEL JOYCE, 06 December 1814, Stokes Co. N.C..

 

More About LEMUEL JOYCE and TEMPERANCE JOYCE:

Marriage: 06 December 1814, Stokes Co. N.C.

 

                   x.    THOMAS JOYCE, b. Abt. 1797.

                  xi.    REE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1799, Rockingham Co. N.C.; d. December 1873, Marshall Co. Tn.; m. SALLY ALLEN, 08 March 1821, Williamson Co. Tn..

 

More About REE JOYCE and SALLY ALLEN:

Marriage: 08 March 1821, Williamson Co. Tn.

 

 

8.  ELISHA2 JOYCE (ALEXANDER1) was born 09 August 1762 in Rockingham Co. NC., and died 24 September 1825 in Rockingham Co. NC..  He married SARAH SHACKLEFORD 31 December 1782.  She was born 12 April 1765, and died 31 March 1835 in Tennessee.

 

More About ELISHA JOYCE and SARAH SHACKLEFORD:

Marriage: 31 December 1782

       

Child of ELISHA JOYCE and SARAH SHACKLEFORD is:

                   i.    ELLEN3 JOYCE, b. 10 October 1793, NC.; d. 28 October 1863, Maury Co. TN.; m. PETER JOYCE, 19 December 1826, Maury Co. TN.; b. 04 January 1786, Rockingham Co. NC.; d. 08 August 1870, Maury Co. TN..

 

More About ELLEN JOYCE:

Date born 2: 10 October 1793

 

More About PETER JOYCE and ELLEN JOYCE:

Marriage: 19 December 1826, Maury Co. TN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

9.  SAMUEL3 JOYCE (JOHN2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1777, and died Aft. 1870.

 

More About SAMUEL JOYCE:

Occupation: Minister

       

Child of SAMUEL JOYCE is:

20.              i.    ALEXANDER M.4 JOYCE, b. 1803; d. Aft. 1875.

 

 

10.  JOSEPH T.3 JOYCE (THOMAS2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1767 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1820 in North Carolina.  He married MARTHA WORTH.  She was born Abt. 1770 in Rockingham North Carolina, and died Bef. 1823 in North Carolina.

       

Children of JOSEPH JOYCE and MARTHA WORTH are:

                   i.    HENRY4 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1795, North Carolina; d. May 1842, Paducah, Ky..

                  ii.    LEMUEL JOYCE, b. Abt. 1800, N.C..

                 iii.    CAROLINE MATHILDA JOYCE, b. Abt. 1804; d. 19 March 1862, Alabama; m. THOMAS MCCAMMONS, 09 October 1828, Lauderdale, Al.; b. Abt. 1804; d. Abt. 1862.

 

More About THOMAS MCCAMMONS and CAROLINE JOYCE:

Marriage: 09 October 1828, Lauderdale, Al.

 

                 iv.    ALLEY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1813; d. 13 September 1869, Alabama.

 

 

11.  ALLEY3 JOYCE (THOMAS2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1772 in North Carolina, and died 30 August 1834 in Dallas Co, AL..  She married ENOCH JONES UNDERWOOD, son of THOMAS UNDERWOOD and MARGARET.  He was born Abt. 1770 in Va., and died 26 February 1851 in Dallas Co, AL..

       

Children of ALLEY JOYCE and ENOCH UNDERWOOD are:

                   i.    THOMAS JOYCE4 UNDERWOOD.

                  ii.    WILMONT UNDERWOOD.

                 iii.    GREEN UNDERWOOD.

                 iv.    WILLEY J. UNDERWOOD.

                  v.    ANDERSON UNDERWOOD.

                 vi.    WILLIS UNDERWOOD.

                vii.    LUCY UNDERWOOD.

               viii.    JULIA UNDERWOOD.

 

 

12.  CAROLINE MATILDA3 JOYCE (THOMAS2, ALEXANDER1) was born 25 January 1776 in Rickingham Co, NC., and died 11 July 1852 in Tennessee.  She married WILLIAM THOMAS MCCLULLEN 02 July 1805 in Loudoun Co, Va..  He died Abt. 1850.

 

More About WILLIAM MCCLULLEN and CAROLINE JOYCE:

Marriage: 02 July 1805, Loudoun Co, Va.

       

Child of CAROLINE JOYCE and WILLIAM MCCLULLEN is:

                   i.    THOMAS JOYCE4 MCCLULLEN.

 

 

13.  LUCINDA3 JOYCE (THOMAS2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1794 in NC., and died Aft. 1860 in Stokes Co, NC..  She married JAMES JOYCE,JR. 1812 in NC., son of JAMES JOYCE and ELIZABETH HOPKINS.  He was born Bef. 1774 in NC., and died Bef. 1850 in Rockingham Co. NC..

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and LUCINDA JOYCE:

Marriage: 1812, NC.

       

Children of LUCINDA JOYCE and JAMES JOYCE are:

                   i.    MARTHA4 JOYCE.

                  ii.    FELIX GRUNDY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1815.

                 iii.    CHARLOTTE J. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1817.

                 iv.    MATILIDA JOYCE, b. Abt. 1823.

                  v.    JOHN JOYCE, b. Abt. 1825.

                 vi.    ELLEN JOYCE, b. Abt. 1831.

                vii.    ROBERT R. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1833.

 

 

14.  ALEXANDER3 JOYCE (JAMES2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1772 in Rockingham Co. NC., and died 1829 in Rockingham Co. NC..  He married MARGARET HILL.  She was born Abt. 1770.

       

Child of ALEXANDER JOYCE and MARGARET HILL is:

                   i.    MARTIN J.4 JOYCE, b. 28 April 1806, Henry Co. Va.; d. 1869; m. (1) LETHANT DODD; m. (2) SARAH ANNE ROBERTS.

 

 

15.  NANCY3 JOYCE (ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1775 in Gulford Co. N. C., and died 20 November 1849 in Rockingham Co. NC..  She married THOMAS JOYCE 27 December 1792 in Rockingham Co. NC., son of JOHN JOYCE and MARGARET.  He was born Abt. 1771 in Va., and died 27 December 1842 in Rockingham Co. NC..

 

Notes for THOMAS JOYCE:

 

 

                          Will bk. B p. 283-285      Thomas Joyce

Will Wife Nancy daughter Elizabeth Wilkins-one negro woman

Son John Joyce - one negro woman Lucy

Daughter Fanny Virnon - one negro woma Cinda

Daughter Leasby Wilkins - one negro boy George

Daughter Nancy Sharp - on negro Silva

Daughter Margaret Sharp. - one negro Taft

Son Alexander Joyce - one negro boy Bob and 0 acres of land lying in Henry Co. Va. Give to

Son Thomas Joyce 2 negro boys Clark and John also 211 acres of land in Henry Co. Va., a cow and calf, and 6 hogs.

Daughter Charlotte Joyce - one negro boy Peter

Son Henderson Joyce 2 negros Will and Marrip or Marriss 100 acres of land the lower end of my tract on the

Mayo River also the tract of land left my wife at her death , my set blacksmiths tools and cart and steers after the death of my wife one cow and calf and six hogs also my cubboard which stands in my dwelling house.

My daughter Sally Joyce - one negro girl Mary, one horse and saddle and bridle, 1 bed and furniture and one cow and calf also one cubbard. 2 sons Thomas and Alexander my wagon and harness. 4 sons John, Alexander, Thomas and Henderson all my working tools after death of wife, negros and land be divided between sons and daughters. Written 7th day of Nov. 1840. Proved Feb. term 1843.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About THOMAS JOYCE and NANCY JOYCE:

Marriage: 27 December 1792, Rockingham Co. NC.

       

Children of NANCY JOYCE and THOMAS JOYCE are:

                   i.    FANNY4 JOYCE, m. VIRNON.

                  ii.    LEASBY JOYCE, m. WILKINS.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH JOYCE, b. Abt. 1793, N.C.; d. 06 February 1876, Stokes  CO. N. C.; m. WILKINS.

21.            iv.    JOHN K. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1795, Rockingham Co. N.C.; d. 25 January 1859, Rockingham Co. N.C..

                  v.    NANCY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1800; m. JOSEPH A.SHARP; b. Abt. 1790.

                 vi.    MARGARET JOYCE, b. 20 October 1810, N.C.; d. October 1869, N.C.; m. SHARP.

                vii.    SALLY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1811, N.C..

               viii.    ALEXANDER JOYCE, b. Abt. 1812, Rockingham Co. N.C.; d. Abt. 1900, Rockingham Co. N.C..

                  ix.    THOMAS JOYCE, b. Abt. 1813, Rockingham Co. N.C.; d. Abt. 1893, N.C..

                   x.    CHARLOTTE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1815, N.C.; d. 14 March 1859, N.C..

                  xi.    HENDERSON JOYCE, b. 01 November 1817, Rockingham Co. N.C.; d. 24 July 1898, N.C..

 

 

16.  WILLIAM COON3 JOYCE,SR. (ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1778 in Guilford Co. N. C.   Unity Parrish Township, and died 18 February 1846 in Stokes  CO. N. C.    (Family Bible says April 1846).  He married (1) UNKNOWN JOYCE Abt. 1802.  She died Aft. 1814.  He married (2) CELIA POOR 19 December 1815 in STOKES CO. N. C., daughter of GEORGE POOR.  She was born 1780, and died February 1857 in Stokes  CO. N. C..

 

Notes for WILLIAM COON JOYCE,SR.:

DEC. 19 1815 MARRIAGE DATE WAS TAKEN FROM FTW MARRIAGE INDEX 1624-1915 SEC III CH. 87 STOKES N. C. ALSO CORRECT SPELLING FOR WIFE  WHICH WAS SPELLED CELIA POOR.

William received 57 acres from his father's estate, plus monies from the public auction of the remaining acres after the estate was settled.  He later purchased 451 acres in Stokes co. near the N.C. Virginia state line, along crooked creek and moved there.

Williams first wife's name is not known, but was married ca 1802.  She was the mother of his first seven children.

 

More About WILLIAM JOYCE and UNKNOWN JOYCE:

Marriage: Abt. 1802

 

Notes for CELIA POOR:

 

 

                               State of North Carolina Court of Pleas Quarter Sessions

                                        Stokes County September Term 1846.

 

   To the worshipful the Justices of the Court aforesaid.

 

   The petition of Celia Joyce, widow of William C. Joyce deceased.

 

     Humbly complaining this petitioner, Celia Joyce, respectfully __ unto your worships that she is the widow of William C. Joyce, deceased, who hath lately died in our said county of Stokes, interstate, seized and __ of considerable personal estate, out of which she is entitled to one year's support for herself and family.

     The petitioner, therefore, respectfully prays your worships to appoint our Justice of the __ and thru force holdens, who one unconnected with her, the paid Petitioner to meet, view the estate and to allot and appoint out of the crop, stock and provisions, on hand, to her an adequate support for herself and family for the space of one year, and in case there be not a sufficient of crop, stock and provisions on hand, sufficient to afford such allowance to assist the deficiency in money, and grant unto your petitioner all such other and further  relief as the nature of her case may require, as in duty she will even work respectfully prey.

                                  Gilmen Garland

                                     for Petitioner   

 

      This case coming on to be herd on the reading of the Petition and the suggestion of Counsel, it is declared by the court, that this Petitioner Celia Joyce is the widow of William C. Joyce who hath lately died in our County of Stokes interstate, seized and __ of considerable personal estate, out of which she is entitled to one year's support for herself and family.

     It is therefore, considered, ordered __, and decreed by the court, that it shall be the duty of Alexander King, an acting Justice of the Peace, Hardy Carole, Henry Luttle and William Kigen their first ordered to meet, view the estate of the interstate, and out of the crop, stock, and previsions on hand, to lay off and allot to the petitioner an adequate supply for the support of herself and family, for the space of one year, and in case time be not a sufficient there of on hand, to __ the value of the deficiency in money, and to support their proceeding in writing and under seal , to the next term of this Court.

 

 

More About WILLIAM JOYCE and CELIA POOR:

Marriage: 19 December 1815, STOKES CO. N. C.

       

Children of WILLIAM JOYCE and UNKNOWN JOYCE are:

22.              i.    ALLEN4 JOYCE, b. 1803, Rockingham Co. N. C.; d. October 1878, Franklin Co Virginia.

                  ii.    ELIJAH JOYCE, b. 1806.

                 iii.    LEFTRIDGE JOYCE, b. 1808.

                 iv.    PETER T. JOYCE, b. 1810.

                  v.    REID JOYCE, b. 1811.

                 vi.    MARGARET JOYCE, b. 1812.

                vii.    ELIZABETH JOYCE, b. 1814.

 

       

Children of WILLIAM JOYCE and CELIA POOR are:

23.          viii.    JOHN C.4 JOYCE, b. 1816, Stokes  County N. C.; d. 15 April 1886, Stokes County NC..

                  ix.    BIDDY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1817, Stokes Co. N.C.; m. JAMES C. SOUTHERN, 15 January 1834; b. Abt. 1800.

 

More About JAMES SOUTHERN and BIDDY JOYCE:

Marriage: 15 January 1834

 

                   x.    NANCY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1818, N.C.; m. RUBEN V. SOUTHERN, 15 January 1834; b. Abt. 1800.

 

More About RUBEN SOUTHERN and NANCY JOYCE:

Marriage: 15 January 1834

 

                  xi.    JULINA JOYCE, b. Abt. 1819, Stokes  CO. N. C.; m. CARY BOYLES, 18 December 1838, Stokes Co. N.C..

 

More About CARY BOYLES and JULINA JOYCE:

Marriage: 18 December 1838, Stokes Co. N.C.

 

                 xii.    MINERVA JOYCE, b. 05 June 1822, N.C.; d. 09 January 1892; m. ALEXANDER BOYLES, 23 August 1839.

 

More About ALEXANDER BOYLES and MINERVA JOYCE:

Marriage: 23 August 1839

 

                xiii.    WILLIAM COONII, JR. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1824, Stokes  CO. N. C.; d. Abt. 1886, Stokes  CO. N. C.; m. EVELYN SOUTHERN, 19 October 1844.

 

More About WILLIAM COON and EVELYN SOUTHERN:

Marriage: 19 October 1844

 

                xiv.    SARAH M. JOYCE, b. 11 May 1826; d. 30 July 1878; m. WILLIAM C. SOUTHERN, 18 January 1842.

 

More About WILLIAM SOUTHERN and SARAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 18 January 1842

 

 

17.  PLEASANT3 JOYCE (ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1779 in Gulford County, N. C., and died 16 August 1866 in Maury Co. TN..  He married DAISY LEWELLYN Abt. 1800 in Tennessee.  She was born Abt. 1785 in Gulford Co. N. C..

 

More About PLEASANT JOYCE and DAISY LEWELLYN:

Marriage: Abt. 1800, Tennessee

       

Children of PLEASANT JOYCE and DAISY LEWELLYN are:

                   i.    CHILD4 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1805.

                  ii.    JOHN H. JOYCE, b. Abt. 1812.

                 iii.    WILLIAM WEBB JOYCE, b. Abt. 1819.

 

 

18.  PETER3 JOYCE (ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 04 January 1786 in Rockingham Co. NC., and died 08 August 1870 in Maury Co. TN..  He married (1) MARY JENNINGS Abt. 1819.  She was born 03 May 1799 in Rockingham Co. NC., and died 21 July 1825.  He married (2) ELLEN JOYCE 19 December 1826 in Maury Co. TN., daughter of ELISHA JOYCE and SARAH SHACKLEFORD.  She was born 10 October 1793 in NC., and died 28 October 1863 in Maury Co. TN..

 

More About PETER JOYCE and MARY JENNINGS:

Marriage: Abt. 1819

 

More About ELLEN JOYCE:

Date born 2: 10 October 1793

 

More About PETER JOYCE and ELLEN JOYCE:

Marriage: 19 December 1826, Maury Co. TN.

       

Children of PETER JOYCE and MARY JENNINGS are:

                   i.    PATSEY4 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1820; m. YOUNG.

                  ii.    LUCY JOYCE, b. Abt. 1821; m. SAMUEL S. CALDWELL.

                 iii.    WILLIAM JOYCE, b. Abt. 1822.

                 iv.    MARY ANN JOYCE, b. Abt. 1823; m. MARTIN P. DOOLEY.

                  v.    SARAH JANE JOYCE, b. Abt. 1824; m. WILLIAM DOOLEY; b. Abt. 1820.

 

 

19.  CELIA3 JOYCE (ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 21 July 1792, and died 08 November 1868.  She married AMBROSE B. JOYCE, son of JOHN JOYCE and MARGARET.  He was born 15 March 1781, and died 17 July 1856.

 

More About CELIA JOYCE:

Burial: Old Joyce Cemetery

       

Children of CELIA JOYCE and AMBROSE JOYCE are:

                   i.    JOHN PERRIN4 JOYCE, b. 1809.

                  ii.    MATILDA JOYCE, b. 1811.

                 iii.    MARY POLLY JOYCE, b. 1813.

                 iv.    ROBERT JOYCE, b. 1815.

                  v.    SUSAN JOYCE, b. 1818.

                 vi.    MARGARET JOYCE, b. 1819.

                vii.    PLESANT JOYCE, b. 1822.

               viii.    TEMPERANCE JOYCE, b. 1824.

                  ix.    PARTHENA JOYCE, b. 1826.

                   x.    ELIJAH JOYCE, b. 1828.

                  xi.    ELIZABETH JOYCE, b. 1830.

                 xii.    NANCY JOYCE, b. 1833.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

20.  ALEXANDER M.4 JOYCE (SAMUEL3, JOHN2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1803, and died Aft. 1875.  He married MATILDA VERNON 19 January 1826.  She was born 1810.

 

More About ALEXANDER M. JOYCE:

Occupation: Minister

 

More About ALEXANDER JOYCE and MATILDA VERNON:

Marriage: 19 January 1826

       

Child of ALEXANDER JOYCE and MATILDA VERNON is:

                   i.    JOSHUA5 JOYCE, b. 1828; m. SUSAN FRANCES JACKSON, Stokes Co. N. C..

 

More About JOSHUA JOYCE:

Fact 1: 02 July 1863, Captured at Gettysburg, Pa.

Fact 2: Confined at Fort Deleware, where he died

Military service: 03 August 1862, Enlisted in Civil War in Wake Co.

 

More About JOSHUA JOYCE and SUSAN JACKSON:

Marriage: Stokes Co. N. C.

 

 

21.  JOHN K.4 JOYCE (NANCY3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1795 in Rockingham Co. N.C., and died 25 January 1859 in Rockingham Co. N.C..  He married ELIZABETH DALTON 14 February 1822.  She was born Abt. 1810 in Rockingham Co. N.C., and died Abt. 1870 in Rockingham Co. N.C..

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and ELIZABETH DALTON:

Marriage: 14 February 1822

       

Child of JOHN JOYCE and ELIZABETH DALTON is:

24.              i.    NANCY KENNER5 JOYCE, b. 02 July 1830, Rockingham Co. N.C.; d. 09 February 1911, Rockingham Co. N.C..

 

 

22.  ALLEN4 JOYCE (WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1803 in Rockingham Co. N. C., and died October 1878 in Franklin Co Virginia.  He married (1) SARAH POORE 1828 in Henry County Virginia.  She was born 1810, and died Bef. 1870.  He married (2) AGNES GREER Abt. 1870 in Franklin County Virginia. 

 

More About ALLEN JOYCE:

Date born 2: 1803

 

More About ALLEN JOYCE and SARAH POORE:

Marriage: 1828, Henry County Virginia

 

More About ALLEN JOYCE and AGNES GREER:

Marriage: Abt. 1870, Franklin County Virginia

       

Child of ALLEN JOYCE and SARAH POORE is:

25.              i.    SARAH ELLEN5 JOYCE, b. 1845; d. 1938.

 

 

23.  JOHN C.4 JOYCE (WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) (Source: Stokes County NC.1860 Census Microfilm # M653-914.) was born 1816 in Stokes  County N. C., and died 15 April 1886 in Stokes County NC..  He married LOUISA (SOUTHERN) WEDDLE 11 December 1839 in STOKES CO. N. C..  She was born Abt. 1822.

 

Notes for LOUISA (SOUTHERN) WEDDLE:

 

Death record of John Rufus Joyce shows Louisa maiden name as Southern other records including their marriage bond from Stokes County show Weddle.

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and LOUISA WEDDLE:

Marriage: 11 December 1839, STOKES CO. N. C.

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and LOUISA WEDDLE are:

                   i.    MARY JANE5 JOYCE, b. 1841.

                  ii.    WILLIAM WESLEY JOYCE, b. 1843.

                 iii.    MARGARET JOYCE, b. 1845.

26.            iv.    JOHN RUFUS JOYCE, b. 16 October 1847, Stokes County N. C.; d. 17 April 1924, TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..

27.             v.    ABRAM CEPHUS JOYCE, b. 25 May 1849, Stokes County N. C.; d. 04 November 1933, Patrick County Virginia.

28.            vi.    ROBERT JOYCE, b. 26 December 1855; d. 10 August 1922.

                vii.    FANNIE JOYCE, b. 1856; m. THOMAS THROWER.

29.          viii.    THOMAS WOOTSON JOYCE, b. 1860, Stokes County N. C.; d. 1945.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

24.  NANCY KENNER5 JOYCE (JOHN K.4, NANCY3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 02 July 1830 in Rockingham Co. N.C., and died 09 February 1911 in Rockingham Co. N.C..  She married BENJAMIN RICHARD WEBSTER 13 January 1848.  He was born 10 May 1829 in Rockingham Co. N.C., and died 05 September 1891 in Rockingham Co. N.C..

 

More About BENJAMIN WEBSTER and NANCY JOYCE:

Marriage: 13 January 1848

       

Child of NANCY JOYCE and BENJAMIN WEBSTER is:

                   i.    IDA LEE WEBSTER6 WEBSTER.

 

 

25.  SARAH ELLEN5 JOYCE (ALLEN4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1845, and died 1938.  She married ABRAM CEPHUS JOYCE 17 April 1870 in Henry County Virginia, son of JOHN JOYCE and LOUISA WEDDLE.  He was born 25 May 1849 in Stokes County N. C., and died 04 November 1933 in Patrick County Virginia.

 

More About SARAH ELLEN JOYCE:

Burial: Baptist Church Patrick CO. Va.

 

More About ABRAM CEPHUS JOYCE:

Date born 2: 25 May 1849

Burial: Baptist Church Patrick CO. Va.

 

More About ABRAM JOYCE and SARAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 17 April 1870, Henry County Virginia

       

Children of SARAH JOYCE and ABRAM JOYCE are:

                   i.    WILLIAM GREEN6 JOYCE, b. 1875.

                  ii.    SARAH LOU JOYCE, b. 1871.

                 iii.    PETER DILLARD JOYCE, b. 1883.

                 iv.    DAISY FRANCES JOYCE, b. 1887.

                  v.    POSEY LESTER JOYCE.

                 vi.    MARGARET E. JOYCE, b. 1872.

 

 

26.  JOHN RUFUS5 JOYCE (JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) (Source: (1) Annals of Tazwell County Virginia from 1800-1922 by Harman, pg 200  vol. II., (2) Death Cerfificate Rufus Joyce Commonwealth of Virginia 10321 dtd. Apr. 17 1924., (3) Pension Application of Disabled  Confederate Soldier  dtd.15 August 1917.) was born 16 October 1847 in Stokes County N. C., and died 17 April 1924 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..  He met (1) NANCY JANE SMITH, daughter of JOHN SMITH and MARGARET GRIFFITH.  She was born 22 July 1854, and died 16 August 1931.  He married (2) MARY JANE FRANCIS HOUCHINS (Source: Pension Application for Widow Confederate Soldier dtd.  June 11 1924.) 24 May 1868 in Stokes County N. C., daughter of JAMES HOUCHINS and CLEOPATRA ELLIS.  She was born 26 September 1853 in Stokes  CO. N. C., and died 06 January 1941 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..

 

Notes for JOHN RUFUS JOYCE:

  A big rough red faced man, with a violent temper.  A head full of reddish brown hair, thought to be Irish decent.  He was  known to be the best timber cutter, as well as a farmer and a family man.  He used a double blade ax, and could fall a large tree in less time than any man in that part of the country.  It was said on one occasion his ax hit a knot glanced off and split his knee through to the bone.  He sent someone to his house to fetch him a sewing needle and thread, sat on a stump, sewed up his knee himself, wrapped his knee in a burlap sack soaked in gum oil finished his days work, never saw a doctor , did not believe in them.

  He walked with a limp and carried a big stick, he had a large farm on Smith Ridge,built two cabins on either end of the land for his two wives, Nancy Jane Smith and Mary Jane (nick name Molly) Houchins.  He fathered children by both women.   He was only married to the one Mollie Houchins.

 

Records ( Pension Application dtd. 1917 ) shows Rufus was 16 at the time of joining the Confederate Army, in spring of 1863. He served under a Captain Bob Dalton, in the 3rd Battalion N.C. Company "C". He joined in Patrick County North Carolina. The record shows two commanders who served in the same unit as De Kalb Mabe of Stokes N.C. and William Henery Shetton also of Stokes.

 

Roster of Confederate Soldiers, made by S.A. Lard 1/25/1898 Maiden Springs District shows J.R. Joyce

3rd Battalion as serving 2 years and was Captured and Imprisoned

 

More About JOHN RUFUS JOYCE:

Burial: Joyce Cemetery, Smith Ridge, Jewell Ridge Virginia

Military service: 1863, Joined  Co. C 3rd batt N.C. under Capt. Bob Dalton

Nickname: John Rufus Went by the name Rufus

Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for NANCY JANE SMITH:

  It is said Nancy was never married to John Ruf, and her children by him kept her last name of Smith.  The other family used the name Joyce. The two women were friends,  mid wife for each other, helped each other can up the fruits and vegetables for winter, was friends to the end, so were the children until they grew up then the Smith children resented the Joyces'.

  The description we got of Nancy was when she was in her 90's.  She was a little lady , white hair, wore a long dress with button shoes, a apron with pockets ,where she kept her corn cob pipe,and tobacco.  When she smoked her pipe her nose and chin would almost touch.  She laughed and talked all the time, she never stopped whether any one was listening or not . She loved music and dancing, when the Bango was played she would lift her dress above her ankles, and shuffle her feet ,it would tickle her so.  This description of Nancy came from my mother Etta Faye Joyce.

 

More About NANCY JANE SMITH:

Burial: Smith Cemetary Jewell Ridge Virginia

 

Notes for MARY JANE FRANCIS HOUCHINS:

 

 One description we got of Molly was when she was around 87 years old.  At that time she was a small skinny woman with a large hump on her back, her hair was thin and white,( could see her scalp).  Large blue  veins on her hands, her eyes red and teary.  She had a loud shrill voice, probably couldn't hear, she screamed at you, couldn't walk alone but sat with a big crude cane.  This does not do justice to Molly (As her photo shows) as no doubt in her younger days she was a attractive , small , hard working woman, that could keep up with the best of them.

 

   Another account we have of Molly is told by Lydia Mae (Whitt) Joyce. Which goes as following.

 

  Molly was very high spirited and mean.  She would get mean with Rufus and he would whip her with a switch as he would with a child.  Molly would stay at different family members.  She would get real mean and cantankerous to the point she would wear out her welcome as old timers would say.  She had got mad at Rhoda her daughter in law and went to stay with her grand-daughter Agnes.  While staying there, (Lydia Mae was visiting at the time).  Molly became angry with Agnes and told Lydia "get me a knife and I will just cut my throat."  Lydia went to the knife drawer and picked up an old dull case knife.  She handed it to Molly.  Molly looked at the knife for a moment, then looked up at Lydia saying, you know that knife is too dull to do anything with, then smiled. Lydia said " I don't think Molly was bitter, but just had a cantankerous personality."

 

More About MARY JANE FRANCIS HOUCHINS:

Burial: 08 January 1941, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County Joyce Cemetery

Fact: Mary received $80.00 Pension money as a confederate widow

Nickname: Mollie

Religion: Baptist

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and MARY HOUCHINS:

Marriage: 24 May 1868, Stokes County N. C.

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and NANCY SMITH are:

                   i.    FRANK6 SMITH.

                  ii.    HENRY SMITH.

                 iii.    JOE HARRISON SMITH, b. 1887, Tazwell County Virginia; d. 06 July 1969, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County; m. (1) MARY E. BUCKLEN; m. (2) ETHEL I. LEFFEL.

                 iv.    ROBERT SMITH.

                  v.    VICTORIA SMITH, m. JASPER N. KEEN, 10 March 1904, Tazwell Co..

 

More About JASPER KEEN and VICTORIA SMITH:

Marriage: 10 March 1904, Tazwell Co.

 

30.            vi.    JOHN RUFUS SMITH, b. 10 September 1875, Tazwell County Virginia; d. 20 May 1936, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.

                vii.    THOMAS JEFFERSON SMITH, b. 28 September 1882, Tazwell County Virginia; d. 07 October 1948, Tazwell County Virginia; m. MARY CATHERINE SMITH, 24 April 1902, Tazwell Co..

 

More About THOMAS SMITH and MARY SMITH:

Marriage: 24 April 1902, Tazwell Co.

 

               viii.    LOUISA JANE SMITH, b. 13 December 1881; d. 17 September 1945; m. ROBERT MONROE SMITH; b. 1871.

                  ix.    FRANCIS ANN SMITH, b. 12 May 1888; d. 19 March 1954; m. (1) JOHN WHITE; m. (2) CHAPMAN HENRY WEST.

31.              x.    JIM ALLEN SMITH, b. 31 January 1892; d. 29 April 1971.

                  xi.    CHARLES WESLEY SMITH, m. ELLA RUSSELL, 08 October 1916.

 

More About CHARLES SMITH and ELLA RUSSELL:

Marriage: 08 October 1916

 

                 xii.    ROSA MAUDE SMITH, m. MILBURN CROCKETT WHITE.

 

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and MARY HOUCHINS are:

32.           xiii.    JAMES WILLIAM6 JOYCE, b. 06 May 1870, Smith Ridge ,TAZWELL CO. VA.; d. 10 October 1947, RICHLANDS VA. TAZWELL CO..

33.           xiv.    JOHN WESLEY JOYCE, b. 26 March 1872, Jewell Ridge Va.; d. 30 March 1960, Mattie Williams Hosp. Richlands Virginia.

34.            xv.    GEORGE WASHINGTON JOYCE, b. 14 August 1874, Richlands Virginia; d. 07 January 1956, Richlands Virginia.

35.           xvi.    RUFUS WOOTSON JOYCE, b. 03 September 1877; d. 1949.

36.          xvii.    BURLEY WHITTEN JOYCE, b. 24 February 1880; d. 29 January 1959, Richlands  VA..

37.         xviii.    ROBERT HENRY JOYCE, b. 03 May 1882, Jewell Ridge Va.; d. 17 February 1960, Ceder Bluff Va..

38.           xix.    OSCAR JOYCE, b. 30 January 1889; d. 26 July 1926, Glenburke Virginia.

39.            xx.    MAGGIE ELLEN JOYCE, b. 29 October 1886; d. 02 July 1963.

40.           xxi.    SARAH CATHERINE JOYCE, b. 23 May 1891, Tazwell Co. Virginia.

41.          xxii.    MARY ALICE JOYCE, b. 03 February 1893; d. 26 February 1971.

 

 

27.  ABRAM CEPHUS5 JOYCE (JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 25 May 1849 in Stokes County N. C., and died 04 November 1933 in Patrick County Virginia.  He married SARAH ELLEN JOYCE 17 April 1870 in Henry County Virginia, daughter of ALLEN JOYCE and SARAH POORE.  She was born 1845, and died 1938.

 

More About ABRAM CEPHUS JOYCE:

Date born 2: 25 May 1849

Burial: Baptist Church Patrick CO. Va.

 

More About SARAH ELLEN JOYCE:

Burial: Baptist Church Patrick CO. Va.

 

More About ABRAM JOYCE and SARAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 17 April 1870, Henry County Virginia

       

Children are listed above under (25) Sarah Ellen Joyce.

 

28.  ROBERT5 JOYCE (JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 26 December 1855, and died 10 August 1922.  He married MARGARET MATILDA HWDLEY 1873 in Patrick County Virginia.  She was born 01 September 1858, and died 17 January 1934 in Joyce Cemetery Patrick County.

 

More About ROBERT JOYCE:

Burial: Joyce Cemetery Patrick County

 

More About ROBERT JOYCE and MARGARET HWDLEY:

Marriage: 1873, Patrick County Virginia

       

Children of ROBERT JOYCE and MARGARET HWDLEY are:

                   i.    GEORGE CABELL6 JOYCE.

                  ii.    LUCY JANE JOYCE, b. 1874; d. 1945; m. (1) JOHN W. HUNDLEY; m. (2) JOHN HENRY JOYCE, 16 October 1890; d. 1927.

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and LUCY JOYCE:

Marriage: 16 October 1890

 

                 iii.    ROBERT LEE JOYCE, b. 1875.

                 iv.    JOHN WILLIAM JOYCE, b. 1878.

                  v.    JAMES ANDREW JOYCE, b. 1883.

                 vi.    WALTER CLEVELAND JOYCE, b. 1884.

                vii.    CARRIE LILLIAN JOYCE, b. 1887.

               viii.    NICHOLAS HAIRSTON JOYCE, b. 1891.

                  ix.    JESSIE RICHARDSON JOYCE, b. 1893.

                   x.    DENNIS HAROLD JOYCE, b. 1896.

                  xi.    LOUIE WASHINGTON JOYCE, b. 1899.

 

 

29.  THOMAS WOOTSON5 JOYCE (JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1860 in Stokes County N. C., and died 1945.  He married VIRGINIA MARGARET FRAZER 1878 in Patrick County Virginia.  She died 1952.

 

More About THOMAS WOOTSON JOYCE:

Burial: Old Well Christian Church Spencer Va.

 

More About VIRGINIA MARGARET FRAZER:

Burial: Old Well Christian Church Spencer Va.

 

More About THOMAS JOYCE and VIRGINIA FRAZER:

Marriage: 1878, Patrick County Virginia

       

Children of THOMAS JOYCE and VIRGINIA FRAZER are:

                   i.    LAURA L.6 JOYCE, b. 1879.

                  ii.    THOMAS H. JOYCE, b. 1884.

                 iii.    NANCY E. JOYCE, b. 1885.

                 iv.    NETTIE S. JOYCE, b. 1887.

                  v.    PETER WOOTSON JOYCE, b. 1889.

                 vi.    PERRY MACK JOYCE, b. 1891.

                vii.    JENNIE B. JOYCE, b. 1896.

               viii.    ARTHUR R. JOYCE, b. 1898.

                  ix.    JAMES T. JOYCE, b. 1901.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

30.  JOHN RUFUS6 SMITH (JOHN RUFUS5 JOYCE, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 10 September 1875 in Tazwell County Virginia, and died 20 May 1936 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.  He married SUSIE ELLEN SMITH 26 August 1893 in Tazwell Co., daughter of CALEB SMITH and DELILAH WHITE.  She was born 1877.

 

Notes for JOHN RUFUS SMITH:

 

            This story told by Hufford Joyce, related to the Murder of John Rufus Smith.   Hufford witnessed the shooting.   It seams that some men were following John Rufus Smith in their car.  When he pulled over, they shot him first in the arm that he shot with, he having a pistol in his hand, he was trying to raise his arm with the other hand to shoot back when he was shot again.  Hufford being there (14 years old) grabbed John Ruf's gun and ran.   As he ducked around a corner of a building, the men were shooting at him, shooting a hole in his shirt tail.  He testified at the trial and his shirt was used as evidence.  His testimony was responsible for the conviction of the killer.

 

More About JOHN RUFUS SMITH:

Date born 2: 10 September 1875

 

More About JOHN SMITH and SUSIE SMITH:

Marriage: 26 August 1893, Tazwell Co.

       

Child of JOHN SMITH and SUSIE SMITH is:

42.              i.    FANNIE ETHLYN7 SMITH, d. 22 April 1994.

 

 

31.  JIM ALLEN6 SMITH (JOHN RUFUS5 JOYCE, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 31 January 1892, and died 29 April 1971.  He married (1) BERTHA COLLINS, daughter of WILLIAM COLLINS and MARY LUCAS.  She was born Abt. 1898.  He married (2) WANDA MARY HORN. 

 

Notes for JIM ALLEN SMITH:

HAD ONE MORE DAUGHTER NAME NOT KNOWN.

 

Notes for BERTHA COLLINS:

Bertha had long black thick hair and blue eyes.  Her stature was short and round and was jolly by nature.  She was known for her kindness and friendly personality.  as a good Christian lady, she was loved seemingly by everyone.  As a young child she was sickly but by the age of 10 that fell behind her .  She married a man named Jim Allen Smith.  She was fourteen when they wed.  Early in her forties she became pregnant with twins.  Soon afterwards she miscarried.  an infection began followed by blood poisoning and soon afterwards died.

       

Children of JIM SMITH and BERTHA COLLINS are:

                   i.    JIM7 SMITH.

                  ii.    BOB SMITH.

                 iii.    DEMPSY SMITH.

                 iv.    ELSIE SMITH.

                  v.    GLADYS SMITH.

 

 

32.  JAMES WILLIAM6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) (Source: Marrage License- James William Joyce & Sarah Smith April 1890,  (Tazwell County Virginia.  Court House)) was born 06 May 1870 in Smith Ridge ,TAZWELL CO. VA., and died 10 October 1947 in RICHLANDS VA. TAZWELL CO..  He married SALLIE (SARAH) SMITH 17 April 1890 in At home Tazwell  CO. VA. Richlands  VA., daughter of CALEB SMITH and DELILAH WHITE.  She was born 12 May 1872 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA., and died 10 March 1946 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..

 

Notes for JAMES WILLIAM JOYCE:

  He was medium height, very slim white hair.  A rude selfish demanding man.

treated his wife like a slave, when he spoke you jumped, his word was law.

  A KKK Clan member (so was his wife). James always wore a suit, and was involved in Politics (Republican  Party).

  He lived in Richlands Virginia , at one time there was a glass factory in town.  In order to provide housing for their employees , they built several houses in a row

they called the street Glass Row.  After the factory moved out of town the houses were sold and James bought one, there they lived until they lost their health, then sold the house to their son Daniel Clifton Joyce.

 

 

 

 

More About JAMES WILLIAM JOYCE:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

 

Notes for SALLIE (SARAH) SMITH:

 She had red hair (wore it piled high on her head) , wore her dresses to the floor , always with a clean white apron.  She was a mean talking woman, never smiled , very strict, not a good cook she never let any thing brown or get done, always in a hurry.  She had bad  headaches, wore a wide white band tied around her head, would slap you down if you got in her way. Never showed any love or affection to any of her family.

 

More About SALLIE (SARAH) SMITH:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

Nickname: Sally

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and SALLIE SMITH:

Marriage: 17 April 1890, At home Tazwell  CO. VA. Richlands  VA.

       

Children of JAMES JOYCE and SALLIE SMITH are:

43.              i.    MAGGIE ELLEN7 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1890.

44.             ii.    DANIEL CLIFTON JOYCE, b. 27 August 1895, Richlands Va.; d. 12 August 1944, RICHLANDS VA.  Buried in Hankens Cemetary.

45.            iii.    JOHN RUFUS JOYCE,JR, b. 01 March 1897; d. 06 April 1961.

46.            iv.    NANNIE ROSE JOYCE, b. 09 January 1900; d. 30 October 1947, Bishop Virginia.

47.             v.    OMA LILLIE JOYCE, b. 03 April 1903.

48.            vi.    GEORGE HOWARD JOYCE, b. 11 December 1906; d. 12 September 1939.

49.           vii.    AUTHOR EDWARD JOYCE, b. 07 June 1911; d. 14 June 1969.

50.          viii.    VIRGINIA MAE JOYCE, b. 19 November 1913, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County; d. 11 July 1999, Princeton West Virginia.

 

 

33.  JOHN WESLEY6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 26 March 1872 in Jewell Ridge Va., and died 30 March 1960 in Mattie Williams Hosp. Richlands Virginia.  He met (1) NANCY EVELYN PRUITT.    He married (2) NANCY ALICE STEVENSON 01 June 1893 in Tazwell Co. Richlands Virginia,  William Short's Home, daughter of JAMES STEVENSON and ELIZABETH CASEY.  She was born 13 June 1874 in Tazwell Co. Virginia, and died 18 April 1964 in Daughter Opal Jessee's home.

 

Notes for JOHN WESLEY JOYCE:

 

     John & Alice had four infants who died at birth or shortly thereafter.  There were two boys and two girls.   Sometime before the turn of the century John and Alice moved to Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia because of his work.  John continued in the mines and Alice ran a boarding house.  During this time two daughters were born.

  Sometime in 1903, they moved back to Richlands, Tazwell County Virginia. and while waiting for their house to be built on property they bought on Brown Street in the "Brick Yard" section of Richlands, they lived in rooms over the old Hankins building.

  After their return to Tazwell county they had another son, and also raised two other foster sons.

Both during his working years, and after retirement.

  John enjoyed working in his harden.  He was also a member of the Richlands Masonic lodge #318, and a lifelong member, deacon and caretaker of the first Christian Church in Richlands,   Alice also enjoyed the gardening, and quilting.  She too, was a member and faithful worker at the First Christian Church, and was a member of the Eastern Star.

 

More About JOHN WESLEY JOYCE:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

Occupation 1: Farmer

Occupation 2: Coal Miner

 

More About NANCY ALICE STEVENSON:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and NANCY STEVENSON:

Marriage: 01 June 1893, Tazwell Co. Richlands Virginia,  William Short's Home

       

Child of JOHN JOYCE and NANCY PRUITT is:

51.              i.    PERAL BOSHAM7 JOYCE, b. Abt. 1892, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.

 

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and NANCY STEVENSON are:

                  ii.    CHARLEY7 JOYCE.

                 iii.    ROBERT T. MARTIN, Foster child.

                 iv.    GEORGIA JOYCE, b. 08 December 1896; d. 25 January 1897.

                  v.    LAWRENCE JOYCE, b. 26 December 1897; d. 20 April 1898.

                 vi.    BEATRICE JOYCE, b. 06 May 1899; d. 11 January 1900.

52.           vii.    MAVIS MURL JOYCE, b. 26 April 1900, Beckley Raleigh Co. W.V.; d. 22 July 1999.

               viii.    OPAL ESTELLE JOYCE, b. 19 February 1903.

53.             ix.    ROBERT EARL JOYCE, b. 04 June 1908; d. 09 October 1980.

                   x.    ROBERT IRA JESSEE, b. 25 July 1921; Foster child.

 

 

34.  GEORGE WASHINGTON6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 14 August 1874 in Richlands Virginia, and died 07 January 1956 in Richlands Virginia.  He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH SMITH 21 March 1895 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA., daughter of CALEB SMITH and DELILAH WHITE.  She was born 14 July 1879, and died 10 October 1918.  He married (2) ALICE LEO TATE 21 September 1920, daughter of JOSEPH TATE and SERRAH.  She was born 1881 in Kingsport Tenn., and died 08 August 1958.

 

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON JOYCE:

Date born 2: 14 August 1874

Occupation: Coal Miner

 

More About MARY ELIZABETH SMITH:

Nickname: LIZZY

 

More About GEORGE JOYCE and MARY SMITH:

Marriage: 21 March 1895, TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA.

 

More About GEORGE JOYCE and ALICE TATE:

Marriage: 21 September 1920

       

Children of GEORGE JOYCE and MARY SMITH are:

                   i.    RHODA EVA7 JOYCE, b. 24 May 1896; d. 11 January 1974; m. (1) WADE JOHNSON; m. (2) JAMES H. VANCE.

                  ii.    MOLLIE ELLEN JOYCE, b. 1897; d. 1913.

                 iii.    CLARENCE INGRAM JOYCE, b. 19 February 1901; d. 28 May 1963; m. (1) CATHERINE SAWYERS; m. (2) MEARL SHELTON.

                 iv.    ROBERT IRA JOYCE, b. 1902; d. 06 February 1960; m. ETHEL SAWYERS.

                  v.    SARAH CATHERINE JOYCE, b. 08 March 1905; m. BOYD HENRY KINDER, 03 August 1919.

 

More About BOYD KINDER and SARAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 03 August 1919

 

                 vi.    WILLIAM RICHARD JOYCE, b. 1906; m. GLADYS ESTELLE TAYLOR, 23 May 1932.

 

More About WILLIAM JOYCE and GLADYS TAYLOR:

Marriage: 23 May 1932

 

                vii.    LILLIAN ETHEL JOYCE, b. 1909; m. (1) COLMAN; m. (2) GRIFFIN.

               viii.    AMOS EARL JOYCE, b. 1911; d. 07 January 1963; m. PEARL COMPTON, 21 April 1936, Tazwell Co..

 

More About AMOS JOYCE and PEARL COMPTON:

Marriage: 21 April 1936, Tazwell Co.

 

                  ix.    AMANUEL LYSTER JOYCE, b. 22 July 1913; d. 04 August 1981; m. ARCIE EVELYN HELBERT, 14 November 1934, Tazwell Co..

 

More About AMANUEL JOYCE and ARCIE HELBERT:

Marriage: 14 November 1934, Tazwell Co.

 

                   x.    STELLA MAE JOYCE, b. 1915; m. JOHN HARRY NUCKLES, 1939.

 

More About JOHN NUCKLES and STELLA JOYCE:

Marriage: 1939

 

 

35.  RUFUS WOOTSON6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 03 September 1877, and died 1949.  He married MARYLAND GRIFFITTS 31 January 1901 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA., daughter of J. E. GRIFFITTS.  She was born 1882.

 

More About RUFUS WOOTSON JOYCE:

Occupation: Farmer

Residence: Jewell  Ridge  Va,  Tazwell County

 

More About RUFUS JOYCE and MARYLAND GRIFFITTS:

Marriage: 31 January 1901, TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA.

       

Children of RUFUS JOYCE and MARYLAND GRIFFITTS are:

                   i.    OAKLEY MAE7 JOYCE, m. GEORGE FAIR, 12 March 1923, Tazwell Co..

 

More About GEORGE FAIR and OAKLEY JOYCE:

Marriage: 12 March 1923, Tazwell Co.

 

                  ii.    JAMES P. JOYCE.

                 iii.    ARTHUR M. JOYCE.

                 iv.    WILBURN H. JOYCE.

                  v.    NORA FRANCES JOYCE, m. PRESTON KEENE, 14 June 1933, Tazwell Co..

 

More About PRESTON KEENE and NORA JOYCE:

Marriage: 14 June 1933, Tazwell Co.

 

54.            vi.    MAUDE GERTRUDE JOYCE, b. 23 November 1915, Tazwell Co. Virginia; d. 30 October 1971, Tazwell Co. Virginia.

                vii.    HELEN JOYCE, b. 14 November 1920; m. WILLIAM BROWN; b. 31 August 1917.

               viii.    VIRGINIA JOYCE, b. 14 October 1925; m. CARL VANCE, 05 October 1945, Tazwell Co..

 

More About CARL VANCE and VIRGINIA JOYCE:

Marriage: 05 October 1945, Tazwell Co.

 

 

36.  BURLEY WHITTEN6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) (Source: Marriage License-Burley W. Joyce-Ellen Clifton dtd 13 Jan.1903 Tazwell Co. Va..) was born 24 February 1880, and died 29 January 1959 in Richlands  VA..  He married MARTHA ELLEN CLIFTON 14 January 1903 in R. W. CLIFTON HOME, daughter of ROBERT CLIFTON and MARY JOYCE.  She was born 03 March 1883 in Buchanan Co. Va., and died 20 September 1964 in Richlands  VA..

 

More About BURLEY WHITTEN JOYCE:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

 

More About MARTHA ELLEN CLIFTON:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

Nickname: Ella

 

More About BURLEY JOYCE and MARTHA CLIFTON:

Marriage: 14 January 1903, R. W. CLIFTON HOME

       

Children of BURLEY JOYCE and MARTHA CLIFTON are:

                   i.    WALTER L.7 JOYCE, b. 14 January 1905; d. 20 October 1931; m. SALLY NUNLEY.

                  ii.    WILLIAM HAMILTON JOYCE, b. 13 March 1907; d. 03 April 1970; m. GLADYS CHRISTIAN.

                 iii.    ROBERT OSCER JOYCE, b. 04 January 1909; d. 08 February 1978; m. MONA LUCILLE LOWE, 19 May 1934, Peapatch Virginia.

 

More About ROBERT JOYCE and MONA LOWE:

Marriage: 19 May 1934, Peapatch Virginia

 

                 iv.    CLARENCE RUFUS JOYCE, b. 03 December 1910; d. 12 June 1980; m. MINNIE CHAMBERS, 17 March 1934, Tazwell County Virginia.

 

More About CLARENCE JOYCE and MINNIE CHAMBERS:

Marriage: 17 March 1934, Tazwell County Virginia

 

                  v.    JOHN WESLEY JOYCE, b. 26 June 1912; d. 20 July 1912.

                 vi.    SYDNEY DAVID JOYCE, b. 30 July 1913; m. (1) GERTRUDE RIFE; m. (2) MAE SMITH LOVELACE.

                vii.    RAY BASCOM JOYCE, b. 16 October 1916; m. (1) OPAL MILLER; m. (2) EVELYN SYLVIA RING; m. (3) NAMOI MEAD.

               viii.    EDITH V. JOYCE, b. 22 May 1919; m. (1) FRANCES RAY; m. (2) CLARENCE SHORTRIDGE.

                  ix.    TINEY B. JOYCE, b. 14 December 1922; m. PAUL BURCHARD.

                   x.    BURLEY DYER JOYCE, b. 07 July 1925; d. 08 June 1945.

 

More About BURLEY DYER JOYCE:

Burial: Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

 

55.             xi.    EVELYN LORRAINE JOYCE, b. 22 November 1928.

 

 

37.  ROBERT HENRY6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 03 May 1882 in Jewell Ridge Va., and died 17 February 1960 in Ceder Bluff Va..  He married RHODA OCTAVE STEVENSON 01 February 1903 in Tazwell County Virginia, daughter of JAMES STEVENSON and COSBY RATLIFF.  She was born 06 April 1881, and died 21 June 1963 in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill Ceder Bluff Virginia.

 

More About ROBERT HENRY JOYCE:

Burial: Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill Ceder Bluff Virginia

Occupation: Coal Minner

Religion: Christian

 

More About ROBERT JOYCE and RHODA STEVENSON:

Marriage: 01 February 1903, Tazwell County Virginia

       

Children of ROBERT JOYCE and RHODA STEVENSON are:

56.              i.    JAMES BURLEY7 JOYCE, b. 26 November 1903; d. 28 December 1974.

                  ii.    HOWARD JOYCE.

                 iii.    EMORY LAWERENCE JOYCE, b. Buchanan Co. Va.; m. MARY MAGDALENE BOYD, 11 May 1927, Tazwell County Virginia.

 

More About EMORY JOYCE and MARY BOYD:

Marriage: 11 May 1927, Tazwell County Virginia

 

                 iv.    BEULAH JOYCE, m. ARLIE WHITT, 10 September 1938, Tazwell County Virginia.

 

More About ARLIE WHITT and BEULAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 10 September 1938, Tazwell County Virginia

 

                  v.    AGNES LYDIA JOYCE, m. CHARLES REESE BOYD, 31 October 1929, Tazwell County Virginia.

 

More About CHARLES BOYD and AGNES JOYCE:

Marriage: 31 October 1929, Tazwell County Virginia

 

                 vi.    CHARLES DEWEY JOYCE, b. 1906, Buchanan Co. Va.; d. 19 September 1955, Tazwell Co. Virginia; m. NANCY CATHERINE SMITH, 20 August 1925.

 

More About CHARLES JOYCE and NANCY SMITH:

Marriage: 20 August 1925

 

57.           vii.    HUFFORD WALTER JOYCE, b. 13 July 1917, Buchanan Co. Va.; d. 02 August 1993, Richlands Va..

 

 

38.  OSCAR6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 30 January 1889, and died 26 July 1926 in Glenburke Virginia.  He married RACHEL FLETCHER 01 January 1911, daughter of R. FLETCHER and VIRGINIA STEEL.  She was born 18 March 1891 in Buchanan Co. Virginia, and died 06 February 1975 in Joyce Cemetery, Smith Ridge, Jewell Ridge Virginia.

 

Notes for OSCAR JOYCE:

JOYCE VICTIM OF BRUTAL MURDER, SHOT THROUGH HEAD BY MOONSHINER   Richlands, July 30 1925.  Oscar Joyce died Sunday July 26th in a very lonely

spot far back in the forest recesses near Glenburke, after living for two hours with almost a half of his head torn away by the passage of a bullet fired from a .30 calibre high powered rifle, being the second victim of a brutal murder within the past month in that section of Tazwell and Buchanan counties. A party of five officers and their deputies were searching the hills for Walter Strouthe, alleged murderer, but up until Wednesday he had not been found.

                       

 The story about the above shooting was told by Lydia Maye Whitt as following

         It seems blackberries were ripe and Rachel and Rhoda (wives of Robert Henry and Oscar Joyce) were going blackberry picking.  Oscar and Robert told their wife not to go down to a certain spot because Walt Strouth was making liquor down there.  Well, both wives were head strong and went there picking berries anyway.  It seems that they were shot at.  Both the women were determined not to tell their husbands because they would go after the men who shot at them.  Instead of telling their husbands, they told George Stephenson.  Well George didn't keep it to himself.  He told Oscar and Robert.  They got there guns and went to the place their wives had been shot at.  It seems that there were bad blood between Walt Strouth and Bob from previous incidents, almost a feud.  When the two, Oscar and Bob, got near the place were the women were shot at, Walt Strouth shot Oscar instead, thinking it was Bob.

 

More About OSCAR JOYCE:

Burial: Joyce Cemetery, Smith Ridge, Jewell Ridge Virginia

 

More About OSCAR JOYCE and RACHEL FLETCHER:

Marriage: 01 January 1911

       

Children of OSCAR JOYCE and RACHEL FLETCHER are:

                   i.    GOLDIE7 JOYCE.

                  ii.    LUCY JOYCE, m. WALTER CLAYTON HOUCHINS.

                 iii.    DOYLE JOYCE, b. 05 February 1913; d. 11 August 1962; m. (1) NANNIE SHELTON; m. (2) ETHEL LEE SHELTON.

                 iv.    SADIE JOYCE, b. 1915; m. JOE D. BROWN.

                  v.    KELLAR M. JOYCE, b. 04 November 1917; d. 07 June 1981; m. AGNES LORIENE SMITH.

                 vi.    THEDFORD R. JOYCE, b. 1920; d. 04 May 1985, Tazwell Co. Virginia; m. ELIZABETH MCGLOTHLIN, 05 October 1940, Tazwell Co..

 

More About THEDFORD JOYCE and ELIZABETH MCGLOTHLIN:

Marriage: 05 October 1940, Tazwell Co.

 

                vii.    ROY W. JOYCE, b. 10 April 1924; d. 14 February 1951.

 

 

39.  MAGGIE ELLEN6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 29 October 1886, and died 02 July 1963.  She married GEORGE RANSOM STEVENSON 07 September 1902, son of JAMES STEVENSON and COSBY RATLIFF.  He was born 04 June 1871, and died 10 June 1953.

 

More About MAGGIE ELLEN JOYCE:

Burial: Smith Cemetary Jewell Ridge Virginia

 

More About GEORGE RANSOM STEVENSON:

Burial: Stevenson Cemetery Jewell Ridge Va.

 

More About GEORGE STEVENSON and MAGGIE JOYCE:

Marriage: 07 September 1902

       

Children of MAGGIE JOYCE and GEORGE STEVENSON are:

                   i.    CARRIE ETHEL7 STEVENSON, d. 15 October 1992; m. (1) OTIS DONALD STEPHENS; m. (2) GEORGE DENNIS COLE.

                  ii.    MOLLIE STEVENSON.

                 iii.    RUFUS N. STEVENSON, m. JUANITA EULA BROWN, 18 March 1948.

 

More About RUFUS STEVENSON and JUANITA BROWN:

Marriage: 18 March 1948

 

                 iv.    JAMES ELLIS STEVENSON.

                  v.    MYRTLE STEVENSON, m. WILLIAM LECK SMITH, 24 December 1934.

 

More About WILLIAM SMITH and MYRTLE STEVENSON:

Marriage: 24 December 1934

 

 

40.  SARAH CATHERINE6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 23 May 1891 in Tazwell Co. Virginia.  She married ARTHUR HUFFORD RATLIFF 07 May 1911 in Rufus Joyce Home, son of GEORGE RATLIFF.  He was born in Buchanan Co. Va..

 

More About ARTHUR RATLIFF and SARAH JOYCE:

Marriage: 07 May 1911, Rufus Joyce Home

       

Children of SARAH JOYCE and ARTHUR RATLIFF are:

                   i.    WILLIAM REECE7 RATLIFF, m. GERTRUDE LOUISE MOSLEY, 30 April 1949.

 

More About WILLIAM RATLIFF and GERTRUDE MOSLEY:

Marriage: 30 April 1949

 

                  ii.    GEORGE RATLIFF.

                 iii.    EVELYN RATLIFF.

 

 

41.  MARY ALICE6 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 03 February 1893, and died 26 February 1971.  She married ARTHUR VANCE 25 December 1911 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA., son of JOHN VANCE and VIRGINIA.  He was born 28 February 1882, and died 12 April 1951 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..

 

More About ARTHUR VANCE and MARY JOYCE:

Marriage: 25 December 1911, TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA.

       

Children of MARY JOYCE and ARTHUR VANCE are:

                   i.    KATHLEEN7 VANCE, b. 1912; m. WALTER VANDYKE.

                  ii.    ROY N. VANCE, b. 1915.

                 iii.    GOLDIE BEATRICE VANCE, b. 1916; m. ROBERT CARL BADGER.

                 iv.    THELMA VANCE, b. 1918; m. ORVIL HENRY SHORTT.

                  v.    LOBELIA HELEN VANCE, b. 1921.

                 vi.    MERAL ELIZABETH VANCE, b. 1924; m. MARVIN LINKOUS SMITH.

                vii.    GENE OREN VANCE, b. 1928; m. SHIRLEY JOAN.

               viii.    WAYNE S. VANCE, b. 1931; m. EDNA GAY KITTS.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

42.  FANNIE ETHLYN7 SMITH (JOHN RUFUS6, JOHN RUFUS5 JOYCE, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) died 22 April 1994.  She married JAMES BURLEY JOYCE 11 February 1925 in Tazwell County Virginia, son of ROBERT JOYCE and RHODA STEVENSON.  He was born 26 November 1903, and died 28 December 1974.

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and FANNIE SMITH:

Marriage: 11 February 1925, Tazwell County Virginia

       

Children of FANNIE SMITH and JAMES JOYCE are:

                   i.    ROBERT LEE8 JOYCE.

                  ii.    FRAZIER JOYCE.

                 iii.    NORA JEAN JOYCE.

                 iv.    ALLIE OLENA JOYCE.

                  v.    DELMA JOYCE.

                 vi.    BERTHA MAE JOYCE.

                vii.    CARRIE NELL JOYCE.

               viii.    BESSIE GENEVA JOYCE.

                  ix.    RUBY ODIVEA CAROL JOYCE.

                   x.    LULA EDITH JOYCE.

 

 

43.  MAGGIE ELLEN7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1890.  She married FLOYD WALTER CHRISTIAN 1909. 

 

More About FLOYD CHRISTIAN and MAGGIE JOYCE:

Marriage: 1909

       

Children of MAGGIE JOYCE and FLOYD CHRISTIAN are:

                   i.    CLEARANCE8 CHRISTIAN.

                  ii.    CHARLIE CHRISTIAN.

                 iii.    BILL CHRISTIAN.

                 iv.    ERVIN CHRISTIAN.

                  v.    MARY CHRISTIAN.

 

 

44.  DANIEL CLIFTON7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) (Source: Birth Record Etta Faye Joyce April 14, 1922, Confirms surnames of parents Daniel Joyce and Lillie Collins.Ages Daniel 26 and Lillie 23Residence Coaldon Virginia.) was born 27 August 1895 in Richlands Va., and died 12 August 1944 in RICHLANDS VA.  Buried in Hankens Cemetary.  He married (1) LILLIE MAY COLLINS 22 March 1912, daughter of WILLIAM COLLINS and MARY LUCAS.  She was born 03 November 1899 in Letcher County  KY., and died 16 February 1978 in Abingdon  Virginia.  He married (2) EVA OVERSTREAT 1931.    He married (3) HATTIE MAY HELBERT 21 October 1939 in Remarried, daughter of ROBERT HELBERT and RACHEL HOUCHINS.  She was born 24 July 1909, and died 04 August 1944 in RICHLANDS VA.  Buried in Hankens Cemetary.

 

Notes for DANIEL CLIFTON JOYCE:

  He had black curley dark hair, when he smiled you could see  two gold crowns on his eye teeth.  Every one was afraid of him, always carried a pistol and a flask of whiskey.  Killed at least two men in his time one being the sheriff of that area, Chap Osborne.

 

  The cause of Cliff's death has been explained by various stories, but the one

that has repeated most often is as following.  Cliff  was making moonshine, who ever was helping him had left to get more grain, a seed had gotten stuck in the steels coil and blew up.  Every one had gotten out of the house safe however ,Cliff was fighting the fire with a water hose ,and was burned in the process.  Hattie remembered some money they had hidden in a coffee can in the kitchen, she went back  to get the money, which she did but her dress caught on fire and was burned badly.  Cliff's burn wounds would not have been fatal, except he was a diabetic, and his wounds would not heel.

 

More About DANIEL CLIFTON JOYCE:

Burial: 14 August 1944, Hankins Cemetery Tazwell County

Occupation: COLE MINER

 

Notes for LILLIE MAY COLLINS:

Lillie May is the one who has given us a account of her parents and brother and sisters, to her daughter Etta Faye Joyce.  Lillie May  had reddish brown hair.  She was plump, short and small boned. She seemed always sad and filled with a bitterness from a life that was hard.  It left her unable to love or express affection.  She lost trust for life,  the people around her including her children.  Much of the mistrust came from the hardships as a child and years of a marriage to William Clifton Joyce, a marriage filled with trouble, and eventually divorce.

 

 

More About LILLIE MAY COLLINS:

Burial: 18 February 1978, Richlands Virginia Hankins Cemetary

 

Marriage Notes for DANIEL JOYCE and LILLIE COLLINS:

DIVORCED DEC. 8 1930

 

More About DANIEL JOYCE and LILLIE COLLINS:

Divorce: 08 December 1930

Marriage: 22 March 1912

 

More About DANIEL JOYCE and EVA OVERSTREAT:

Marriage: 1931

 

More About HATTIE MAY HELBERT:

Burial: 06 August 1944

 

More About DANIEL JOYCE and HATTIE HELBERT:

Marriage 1: 21 October 1939, Remarried

Marriage 2: 04 May 1936, Divorced

       

Children of DANIEL JOYCE and LILLIE COLLINS are:

58.              i.    JOSEPH EDGAR8 JOYCE, b. 03 July 1913, TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA.; d. 21 May 1980, TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..

59.             ii.    ENGLISH EARL JOYCE, b. 29 April 1918.

60.            iii.    ELLA MAY JOYCE, b. 04 July 1920.

61.            iv.    ETTA FAYE JOYCE, b. 14 April 1922, Coldan Virginia.

62.             v.    JAMES PERRY JOYCE, b. 15 March 1924, Tazwell County VA.; d. 21 June 1990, Kents Ridge Road Cedar Bluff Virginia.

 

       

Child of DANIEL JOYCE and EVA OVERSTREAT is:

63.            vi.    MARYANNE8 JOYCE, b. 11 January 1932.

 

       

Child of DANIEL JOYCE and HATTIE HELBERT is:

                vii.    JEAN8 JOYCE, Adopted child.

 

Notes for JEAN JOYCE:

Jean was taken from orphanage to be raised with Ruth for company.  Her last name is not known, she was not adopted, but for the sake of having her in the records we will show her last name as Joyce and adopted.

 

 

45.  JOHN RUFUS7 JOYCE,JR (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 01 March 1897, and died 06 April 1961.  He married (1) VIRGINIA HILDRED GRIFFITTS 14 June 1916.    He married (2) GERTRUDE EVA LOCKHART 13 September 1920 in Bristol, Va./Tnn..  She was born 26 January 1906, and died 08 December 1985.

 

More About JOHN RUFUS JOYCE,JR:

Burial: Joyce Cemetery

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and VIRGINIA GRIFFITTS:

Marriage: 14 June 1916

 

More About JOHN JOYCE and GERTRUDE LOCKHART:

Marriage: 13 September 1920, Bristol, Va./Tnn.

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and VIRGINIA GRIFFITTS are:

                   i.    ELIZABETH8 JOYCE.

                  ii.    ROXIE LEAR JOYCE, b. 10 May 1917; d. 08 August 1964, South Bend In..

                 iii.    EVA JUNE JOYCE, b. 15 November 1921.

                 iv.    HAZEL MARIE JOYCE, b. 26 June 1923, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County; d. 27 July 1978, Cedar Bluff Virginia; m. RANDOLPH WHITT; b. 20 May 1918, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County; d. 05 November 1972, Cleveland Ohio.

                  v.    HELEN JOYCE, b. 10 May 1925; d. 07 April 1991; m. WHITT ARA PERKINS; b. 25 October 1917, Russell County Virginia.

64.            vi.    JOHN RUFUS JOYCE, JR., b. 02 June 1928, Jewell Ridge Virginia; d. 14 January 1980, Ravenna, Ohio.

65.           vii.    JAMES HARVEY JOYCE, b. 21 November 1933, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.

66.          viii.    THOMAS HAROLD JOYCE, b. 10 April 1935, Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.

                  ix.    DORTHY DELORIS JOYCE, b. 31 August 1937; m. (1) DONALD REEDY; m. (2) BILL CHURCH; m. (3) GERALD NOLAN STARNES.

 

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and GERTRUDE LOCKHART are:

                   x.    HAZEL8 JOYCE.

                  xi.    HELEN JOYCE.

                 xii.    HAROLD JOYCE.

                xiii.    JACK JOYCE.

                xiv.    HARVY JOYCE.

                 xv.    DORTHY JOYCE.

                xvi.    LYEASE JOYCE.

 

 

46.  NANNIE ROSE7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 09 January 1900, and died 30 October 1947 in Bishop Virginia.  She married RUSSELL P. FLETCHER 09 January 1917. 

 

More About RUSSELL FLETCHER and NANNIE JOYCE:

Marriage: 09 January 1917

       

Children of NANNIE JOYCE and RUSSELL FLETCHER are:

                   i.    RUSSELL8 FLETCHER.

                  ii.    VERGIL FLETCHER.

                 iii.    BEATRICE FLETCHER.

                 iv.    EFFIE FLETCHER.

                  v.    GEORGIE FLETCHER.

 

 

47.  OMA LILLIE7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 03 April 1903.  She married MARION THURL CLUTCHFIELD.  He was born 1896.

       

Children of OMA JOYCE and MARION CLUTCHFIELD are:

                   i.    JIM8 CLUTCHFIELD.

                  ii.    FRED CLUTCHFIELD.

                 iii.    ANNIE CLUTCHFIELD.

 

 

48.  GEORGE HOWARD7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 11 December 1906, and died 12 September 1939.  He married LUCY REEDY.  She died 1958.

 

More About GEORGE HOWARD JOYCE:

Fact: Killed in a mine accident.

       

Children of GEORGE JOYCE and LUCY REEDY are:

                   i.    GEORGE HOWARD8 JOYCE.

                  ii.    WILLIAM KILE JOYCE.

                 iii.    WANDA CAROL JOYCE.

                 iv.    FRANKIE D JOYCE.

                  v.    DORIS INEZ JOYCE.

                 vi.    PHYLLIS EVELYN JOYCE.

                vii.    HARGIS CHURCH JOYCE.

 

 

49.  AUTHOR EDWARD7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 07 June 1911, and died 14 June 1969.  He married FLOSSIE MAE SHELTON.  She was born 13 December 1915, and died 17 August 1973.

       

Children of AUTHOR JOYCE and FLOSSIE SHELTON are:

                   i.    MARY FRANCIS8 JOYCE, b. December 1941; d. 08 January 1982.

67.             ii.    EDWARD EARL JOYCE, b. 05 November 1937.

                 iii.    KENNETH JOYCE, b. 05 September 1938; m. DOCIA MAE HOUCHINS.

68.            iv.    PHILIP GERALD JOYCE, b. 30 December 1949.

                  v.    MARGRETT FERN JOYCE, b. 10 March 1935.

                 vi.    BETTY ANN JOYCE, b. 31 March 1933.

                vii.    LINDA GERALDINE JOYCE, b. 03 June 1945.

               viii.    RONALD THOMAS JOYCE, b. 01 February 1947; d. 27 January 1948.

 

 

50.  VIRGINIA MAE7 JOYCE (JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 19 November 1913 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County, and died 11 July 1999 in Princeton West Virginia.  She married EMMIT GILBERT WORRELL. 

 

More About VIRGINIA MAE JOYCE:

Nickname: Jenny

       

Children of VIRGINIA JOYCE and EMMIT WORRELL are:

                   i.    SARAH8 WORRELL.

                  ii.    WILLIAM MACK WORRELL.

                 iii.    GILBERT WORRELL.

                 iv.    IRENE WORRELL.

 

 

51.  PERAL BOSHAM7 JOYCE (JOHN WESLEY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1892 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.  He married ZOLA FLETCHER 29 October 1912.  She was born Abt. 1892 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County, and died 10 November 1946.

 

More About PERAL JOYCE and ZOLA FLETCHER:

Marriage: 29 October 1912

       

Child of PERAL JOYCE and ZOLA FLETCHER is:

                   i.    MARY RUTH8 JOYCE, Adopted child.

 

 

52.  MAVIS MURL7 JOYCE (JOHN WESLEY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 26 April 1900 in Beckley Raleigh Co. W.V., and died 22 July 1999.  She married JOHN AYLER MORGAN 03 December 1921 in Bluefield W. V., son of BENJAMIN MORGAN and ELIZABETH BUSH.  He was born 27 December 1890 in Virginia City, Wise County Virginia, and died 27 December 1972.

 

More About JOHN MORGAN and MAVIS JOYCE:

Marriage: 03 December 1921, Bluefield W. V.

       

Children of MAVIS JOYCE and JOHN MORGAN are:

                   i.    JOHN8 AYLER, JR. MORGAN, b. 06 October 1922, Wise County Virginia; d. 28 March 1970, Pima Co. Az..

                  ii.    ALICE ELIZABETH MORGAN, b. 27 November 1924; d. 28 November 1926, Hankins Cemetary Richlands Virginia.

69.            iii.    NANCY ANNE MORGAN, b. 31 July 1930.

                 iv.    DAVID BENJAMIN MORGAN, b. 01 October 1933; d. 20 March 1996, Beaman Ia..

                  v.    FRANCES DALTON, b. 13 April 1908; d. 24 January 1981; Foster child.

                 vi.    GEORGIA HICKS, b. 15 September 1920; Foster child.

                vii.    DOLLY MAE DAVIS, b. 31 May 1941; Foster child.

 

 

53.  ROBERT EARL7 JOYCE (JOHN WESLEY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 04 June 1908, and died 09 October 1980.  He married JEANNE FURBEC.  She was born 25 May 1917.

       

Children of ROBERT JOYCE and JEANNE FURBEC are:

                   i.    ROBERT EARL8 JOYCE III.

                  ii.    MARK EMORY JOYCE.

                 iii.    JAY HUNDLEY JOYCE.

                 iv.    JON PHILLIP JOYCE.

 

 

54.  MAUDE GERTRUDE7 JOYCE (RUFUS WOOTSON6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 23 November 1915 in Tazwell Co. Virginia, and died 30 October 1971 in Tazwell Co. Virginia.  She married (1) JOHN ELBERT QUESENBERRY.    She married (2) EDGAR SPARKMAN 30 September 1935 in Coldan Tazwell County, son of NATHANIEL SPARKMAN and HATTIE DRAUGHN.  He was born 04 February 1914, and died 01 December 1955 in Knoxville , Tenn.

 

More About EDGAR SPARKMAN and MAUDE JOYCE:

Marriage: 30 September 1935, Coldan Tazwell County

       

Child of MAUDE JOYCE and EDGAR SPARKMAN is:

                   i.    LORETTA PHYLLIS8 SPARKMAN, b. 18 April 1936, Tazwell Co. Virginia; m. HAROLD R. BOYD, 24 June 1959, Tazwell Co..

 

More About HAROLD BOYD and LORETTA SPARKMAN:

Marriage: 24 June 1959, Tazwell Co.

 

 

55.  EVELYN LORRAINE7 JOYCE (BURLEY WHITTEN6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 22 November 1928.  She married (1) JACK ALVIN MULLINS 10 June 1949.    She married (2) WILLIAM C. HOOKER, JR. 10 November 1956.    She married (3) JOE ELLIS JOHNSON 02 July 1972. 

 

More About JACK MULLINS and EVELYN JOYCE:

Marriage: 10 June 1949

 

More About WILLIAM HOOKER and EVELYN JOYCE:

Marriage: 10 November 1956

 

More About JOE JOHNSON and EVELYN JOYCE:

Marriage: 02 July 1972

       

Child of EVELYN JOYCE and JACK MULLINS is:

                   i.    TAMARA JOYCE8 MULLINS, b. 10 January 1951; m. DAVID RALPH KEEN, 07 June 1975.

 

More About DAVID KEEN and TAMARA MULLINS:

Marriage: 07 June 1975

 

       

Child of EVELYN JOYCE and WILLIAM HOOKER is:

                  ii.    GINA ELLEN8 HOODER, b. 20 November 1958.

 

 

56.  JAMES BURLEY7 JOYCE (ROBERT HENRY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 26 November 1903, and died 28 December 1974.  He married FANNIE ETHLYN SMITH 11 February 1925 in Tazwell County Virginia, daughter of JOHN SMITH and SUSIE SMITH.  She died 22 April 1994.

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and FANNIE SMITH:

Marriage: 11 February 1925, Tazwell County Virginia

       

Children are listed above under (42) Fannie Ethlyn Smith.

 

57.  HUFFORD WALTER7 JOYCE (ROBERT HENRY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 13 July 1917 in Buchanan Co. Va., and died 02 August 1993 in Richlands Va..  He married LYDIA MAE LONA WHITT 17 April 1937 in Buchanan Co. Virginia, daughter of MILTON WHITT and LONA CREED.  She was born 26 February 1919 in Bandy Va..

 

More About HUFFORD WALTER JOYCE:

Occupation: Coal Minner-Carpenter

Religion: Christian

 

More About LYDIA MAE LONA WHITT:

Religion: Christian-Holiness

 

More About HUFFORD JOYCE and LYDIA WHITT:

Marriage: 17 April 1937, Buchanan Co. Virginia

       

Children of HUFFORD JOYCE and LYDIA WHITT are:

                   i.    DELBERT BENARD8 JOYCE, b. 06 September 1938.

                  ii.    WALTER HENRY JOYCE, b. 07 February 1940.

                 iii.    TOMMY REECE JOYCE, b. 31 October 1941.

                 iv.    LAWERENCE AVERY JOYCE, b. 10 February 1944.

                  v.    HUFFORD MILTON JOYCE, b. 17 July 1946.

70.            vi.    HOWARD LELAND JOYCE, b. 13 September 1952, Richlands Va..

                vii.    KENNETH ROBERT JOYCE, b. 04 October 1962.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

58.  JOSEPH EDGAR8 JOYCE (DANIEL CLIFTON7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 03 July 1913 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA., and died 21 May 1980 in TAZWELL CO. VA. RICHLANDS VA..  He married MYRTLE KATHERINE BLANKENSHIP 21 September 1931 in WAR WEST VA., daughter of TOM BLANKENSHIP and MARY ELIZABETH. 

 

More About JOSEPH EDGAR JOYCE:

Burial: 23 May 1980, Greenhills Memory Gardens Claypool Hill, Virginia

Nickname: Edd

 

More About JOSEPH JOYCE and MYRTLE BLANKENSHIP:

Marriage: 21 September 1931, WAR WEST VA.

       

Child of JOSEPH JOYCE and MYRTLE BLANKENSHIP is:

                   i.    FREDA ILENE9 JOYCE, m. RICHARDSON.

 

 

59.  ENGLISH EARL8 JOYCE (DANIEL CLIFTON7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 29 April 1918.  He married THELMA SHORTRIDGE 10 June 1934 in WELCH W. VA., daughter of HENRY SHORTRIDGE and SARAH BURRESS.  She was born 06 October 1917.

 

More About ENGLISH JOYCE and THELMA SHORTRIDGE:

Marriage: 10 June 1934, WELCH W. VA.

       

Children of ENGLISH JOYCE and THELMA SHORTRIDGE are:

71.              i.    GENE ALLEN9 JOYCE, b. 13 August 1935.

                  ii.    SHIRLEY JOYCE, b. 1937; m. LAWRENCE MCKINLEY WYATT; d. 29 May 1998.

                 iii.    ROSE MARY JOYCE, b. 1938; m. JOHN HARRY NUCKLES,JR.; b. 1937.

 

 

60.  ELLA MAY8 JOYCE (DANIEL CLIFTON7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 04 July 1920.  She married ROBERT HOWARD HELBERT 02 April 1934, son of ROBERT HELBERT and RACHEL HOUCHINS.  He died 09 April 1970.

 

More About ROBERT HELBERT and ELLA JOYCE:

Marriage: 02 April 1934

       

Children of ELLA JOYCE and ROBERT HELBERT are:

                   i.    GARY RANDOLPH9 HELBERT, m. BARBRA TEAGS.

                  ii.    CHARLES STEWART HELBERT, m. DEE WINGO.

72.            iii.    PEGGY HELBERT.

                 iv.    BRENDA HELBERT, m. BOB TODD.

 

 

61.  ETTA FAYE8 JOYCE (DANIEL CLIFTON7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) (Source: Birth Record Etta Faye Joyce April 14, 1922,  (Tazwell County Virginia.  Court House Reg#20239).) was born 14 April 1922 in Coldan Virginia.  She married (1) BLAINE HENRY BUSH (Source: (1) Marriage License- Blane Henry Bush & Etta Faye Joyce September 1936,  (Tazwell County Virginia. Register No. 5 Page 18)., (2) Birth Record Blaine Henry Bush 1918 Russell County Reg.#12167.) 19 September 1936 in Tazwell County Virginia, son of CHARLES BUSH and NANNIE ISAACS.  He was born 27 March 1918 in Wilder Virginia  Russell County, and died 22 December 1997 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma.  She married (2) WILLIAM BROWN MCFARLANE 23 May 1953 in TAZEELL CO. VA., son of WILLIAM MCFARLANE and OLLIE POWERS.  He was born 03 May 1915, and died 26 October 1972.  She married (3) EARL RYBURN DURHAM 10 June 1956 in TAZWELL CO VA., son of JOHN DURHAM and LYDE WITT.  He was born 01 December 1907, and died 30 August 1993 in FORT PIERCE FLA..

 

Notes for ETTA FAYE JOYCE:

  She was married at a young age of 14, had her first child at the age of 15.  Although not divorced until age 30 in 1952, her marriage to Blane was really over before the birth of her last child in 1944, he was always gone looking for the next big deal, leaving Faye to raise her children alone.  To hear her she got the best end of the deal "her Children's love and admiration".  Faye married a 2nd ,and 3rd time (both husbands since passed away) she is now living in Florida near her two daughters.

 

More About ETTA FAYE JOYCE:

Religion: BAPTIST

Residence: VA. & FLA.

 

Notes for BLAINE HENRY BUSH:

  First entered U. S. Army November 17, 1944 World War II , no further information on this tour of service.  Re entered U. S. Army April 1951 Korean War,total tour of duty this hitch 3 years.  Was issued Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star and United Nation Service Medal. Discharged Jan 1953 from active duty and April 1954 from inactive duty.  Prior to service was a Cole miner, only had 6th grade education.

 

More About BLAINE HENRY BUSH:

Military service: 07 November 1944, Entered US Army

Occupation: FLOOR COVERING -REAL ESTATE

Religion: BAPTIST

Residence: VA., OHIO, & OK.

Social Security Number: 227-05-6316

 

More About BLAINE BUSH and ETTA JOYCE:

Divorce: 09 October 1952

Marriage: 19 September 1936, Tazwell County Virginia

 

More About WILLIAM BROWN MCFARLANE:

Nickname: Nick Name Browney

Occupation: Barber

 

More About WILLIAM MCFARLANE and ETTA JOYCE:

Divorce: 07 June 1955

Marriage: 23 May 1953, TAZEELL CO. VA.

 

More About EARL RYBURN DURHAM:

Military service 1: BAPTIST

Military service 2: Nick Name Shorty

Military service 3: V irginia & Flordia

Naturalization: Sales Electrical & Plumbing store

 

More About EARL DURHAM and ETTA JOYCE:

Marriage: 10 June 1956, TAZWELL CO VA.

       

Children of ETTA JOYCE and BLAINE BUSH are:

73.              i.    THURMAN ANDREW9 BUSH, b. 04 July 1937, RICHLANDS VA..

74.             ii.    HENRIETTA BUSH, b. 10 March 1939, RICHLANDS VA..

75.            iii.    CLIFTON WADE BUSH, b. 03 January 1941, Richlands Virginia.

76.            iv.    JACKIE LEE BUSH, b. 18 July 1944, DUNGANNON VA..

 

 

62.  JAMES PERRY8 JOYCE (DANIEL CLIFTON7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 15 March 1924 in Tazwell County VA., and died 21 June 1990 in Kents Ridge Road Cedar Bluff Virginia.  He married (1) LILLY BELL CLINE 19 November 1942, daughter of WILLIE CLINE and MAUD GOODMAN.    He married (2) MABLE GRACE NIPPER 17 April 1954 in CEDER BLUFF TAZ. CO., daughter of JAMES NIPPER and AMA WHITED.  She was born 1932, and died 23 January 1998.

 

Notes for JAMES PERRY JOYCE:

  Fought in World War II, wounded in Italy, also had Malaria Fever.

 

More About JAMES PERRY JOYCE:

Burial: 24 June 1990, Greenhills Memory Gardens Claypool Hill, Virginia

Nickname: Jack

Occupation: COLE MINER

Residence: Richlands Va.

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and LILLY CLINE:

Marriage: 19 November 1942

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and MABLE NIPPER:

Marriage: 17 April 1954, CEDER BLUFF TAZ. CO.

       

Children of JAMES JOYCE and LILLY CLINE are:

77.              i.    DEANNA FAYE9 JOYCE, b. 30 May 1943; d. 05 July 1966.

                  ii.    WILLIAM CLIFTON JOYCE, b. 05 September 1946; d. 10 January 1963, RICHLANDS VA..

 

More About WILLIAM CLIFTON JOYCE:

Burial: Hankins Cemetary Richlands Virginia

Nickname: Chip

 

       

Child of JAMES JOYCE and MABLE NIPPER is:

78.            iii.    KAREN SUE9 JOYCE.

 

 

63.  MARYANNE8 JOYCE (DANIEL CLIFTON7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 11 January 1932.  She married (1) ANTHONY BUD FULLEN.    She married (2) KALVIN POWERS. 

       

Children of MARYANNE JOYCE and ANTHONY FULLEN are:

                   i.    KATHY L.9 FULLER.

                  ii.    MIKE FULLER.

                 iii.    DEBBIE FULLER.

 

 

64.  JOHN RUFUS8 JOYCE, JR. (JOHN RUFUS7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 02 June 1928 in Jewell Ridge Virginia, and died 14 January 1980 in Ravenna, Ohio.  He married RUBY ELEANOR CARTY.  She was born 27 August 1926 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County, and died 08 June 1974 in Ravenna, Ohio.

       

Children of JOHN JOYCE and RUBY CARTY are:

                   i.    MARY ANN9 JOYCE.

                  ii.    KELLY DEAN JOYCE.

                 iii.    TONY MICHAEL JOYCE.

 

 

65.  JAMES HARVEY8 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 21 November 1933 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.  He married (1) MARGARET JEAN JACKSON 29 November 1951.    He married (2) JUANITA LAURA SHRADER 11 February 1956.  She was born 14 May 1937 in Canebrake West Virginia.

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and MARGARET JACKSON:

Marriage: 29 November 1951

 

More About JAMES JOYCE and JUANITA SHRADER:

Marriage: 11 February 1956

       

Children of JAMES JOYCE and JUANITA SHRADER are:

                   i.    JO ANN9 JOYCE, b. 26 December 1958.

                  ii.    DANA LYNN JOYCE, b. 14 November 1956.

                 iii.    DARRYL HARVEY JOYCE, b. 03 March 1962.

 

 

66.  THOMAS HAROLD8 JOYCE (JOHN RUFUS7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 10 April 1935 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County.  He married (1) BERTHA JANE FIELDS 27 July 1953.    He married (2) MARGIE MAXINE ARNOLD 13 March 1959. 

 

More About THOMAS JOYCE and BERTHA FIELDS:

Marriage: 27 July 1953

 

More About THOMAS JOYCE and MARGIE ARNOLD:

Marriage: 13 March 1959

       

Children of THOMAS JOYCE and MARGIE ARNOLD are:

                   i.    BARBARA9 JOYCE, Adopted child.

                  ii.    TOMMY JOYCE.

                 iii.    ROCKEY JOYCE.

                 iv.    STEVEN JOYCE.

 

 

67.  EDWARD EARL8 JOYCE (AUTHOR EDWARD7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 05 November 1937.  He married MARY LEE. 

       

Children of EDWARD JOYCE and MARY LEE are:

                   i.    DAVID LEE9 JOYCE.

                  ii.    KATHY JOYCE.

                 iii.    TRISH JOYCE.

                 iv.    BEVERLY JOYCE.

 

 

68.  PHILIP GERALD8 JOYCE (AUTHOR EDWARD7, JAMES WILLIAM6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 30 December 1949.  He married AMY SUSAN GRANTHAM 29 May 1973. 

 

More About PHILIP JOYCE and AMY GRANTHAM:

Marriage: 29 May 1973

       

Child of PHILIP JOYCE and AMY GRANTHAM is:

                   i.    ASHLEY DANIELLE9 JOYCE, b. 1984.

 

 

69.  NANCY ANNE8 MORGAN (MAVIS MURL7 JOYCE, JOHN WESLEY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 31 July 1930.  She married PERCY GRANVILLE PATRICK 25 December 1949 in Richlands Virginia, son of RAYMOND PATRICK and MOLLIE SMITH.  He was born 06 June 1928 in Jewell Ridge Tazwell County, and died 04 August 1993 in Charlottesville Virginia.

 

More About PERCY PATRICK and NANCY MORGAN:

Marriage: 25 December 1949, Richlands Virginia

       

Child of NANCY MORGAN and PERCY PATRICK is:

                   i.    KAREN JOYCE9 PATRICK, b. 09 November 1950.

 

 

70.  HOWARD LELAND8 JOYCE (HUFFORD WALTER7, ROBERT HENRY6, JOHN RUFUS5, JOHN C.4, WILLIAM COON3, ELIJAH2, ALEXANDER1) was born 13 September 1952 in Richlands Va..  He married ANN WHITE 09 October 1971 in Bristol Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM BRUCE KELLEY.  She was born 17 November 1951 in Richlands Va..

 

More About HOWARD LELAND JOYCE:

Occupation: Military/Carpenter

Religion: Baptist

 

More About ANN WHITE:

Occupation: Medical Transcriptions

Religion: Baptist

 

More About HOWARD JOYCE and ANN WHITE:

Marriage: 09 October 1971, Bristol Virginia

       

Child of HOWARD JOYCE and ANN WHITE is:

79.              i.    HOWARD L.9 JOYCE II, b. 06 March 1978.

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