Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     LEE M. JOYNER is one of the respected men of Lincoln county and also one of its wealthiest citizens.  His magnificent estate lies about five miles east from Odessa and is one of the finest in the entire Big Bend country.  It embraces sixteen hundred acres of choice wheat land and returns annually a most handsome dividend.  The farm is provided with everything needed on a first class Washington estate and is handled in a very becoming manner by its proprietor.  His residence is one of the best in the county and Mr. Joyner has shown excellent taste and skill in laying out and keeping up the estate.  Lee M. Joyner was born in Louisiana, on October 25, 1861.  His father, Columbus Joyner, was born in Kentucky and moved to Louisiana during the Civil War.  He was a veteran of that conflict and died in the service.  The mother, Susan (Davis) Joyner, was born in Missouri and went with her husband to Louisiana when a girl.  Her father was a very wealthy and prominent planter.  Our subject was educated in the public schools of Missouri and Kansas.  His mother moved back to Missouri when he was still a young child and his boyhood days were passed in that state and Kansas until 1874.  In that year, he settled on a stock ranch in Cassia county, Idaho, being occupied there for four years.  In 1878, he made a trip to the Black Hills in Dakota and spent one year there.  Thence he journeyed to Kansas where he was engaged in tilling the soil for a few years.  From that place he returned to southern Idaho and took up stock raising again.  In 1890, he landed in Lincoln county and took government land and also bought railroad land.  He turned his attention to raising horses and also handling some cattle for a number of years, then sold his stock interests and bought land enough to make the large estate mentioned above.  Since then, he has given his entire attention to raising the cereals and has made a fine success in this line of endeavor.  Mr. Joyner has won the respect of the people and is a very popular man.  He and his wife have four children, Lena, Roy, Myrtle and Bernice.
     Mr. Joyner is a member of the Maccabees and a progressive and public-spirited man.  He has always manifested a lively interest in educational matters and in the upbuilding of the country, having done much in these lines.