Joynt Family Chronicles
A One-Name Study

Descendants of Henry Joynt

Generation No. 1


1. HENRY1 JOYNT was born in Ireland, and died 1882. He married MARY DOYLE 1834 in Quebec, Canada. She was born in Wexford, Ireland.


Emigration: 1834, Ireland (Source: Memorial and Biographical Record ...of Prominent Old Settlers and Representative Citizens, (G.A. Ogle and Company, 1899).)

More About MARY DOYLE:

Emigration: 1832 (Source: Memorial and Biographical Record ...of Prominent Old Settlers and Representative Citizens of South Dakota, (G.A. Ogle and Company, 1899).)



2. i. HENRY2 JOYNT, b. September 1833, Quebec, Canada.


Generation No. 2


2. HENRY2 JOYNT (HENRY1) was born September 1833 in Quebec, Canada (Source: 1900 Berea School Township, SD Census, Joynt, Henry, head, b. Sept 1833, age 66, married 24 yrs, b. Canada,Eng., parents born Ireland, Clerk of Courts, owns own homeCatherine, wife, born July 1843 in Canada, Eng., parents born Ireland, married 24 yrs.). He married CATHERINE HUMPHREY 1864, daughter of JOSEPH HUMPHREY and BRIDGET GLENDENNING. She was born July 18, 1841 in Canada, and died March 21, 1917 in Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota (Source: Death Certificate of Catherine Humphrey Joynt, Place of death: Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD, 6th Ave SEwhite, female, born July 18, 1841Age 75 years 8 months 3 daysWidowedBorn CanadaFather Joseph Humphrey born IrelandMother Bridget Glenehan (Mac Clenehan) born IrelandDied March 21, 1917 of Heart attack, senilityReported by Henry Nicholson of Aberdeen, SDBuried in Aberdeen ,SD March 23, 1917.).

Notes for HENRY JOYNT:

HENRY JOYNT, a leading and influential citizen of Faulk county [South Dakota], who is now serving as clerk of the courts, was born in the city of Quebec, Canada, in 1834, and is the oldest in a family of three children. The father, Henry Joynt, Sr., whose life was devoted to agricultural pursuits, was born in Ireland, where most of his relatives were engaged in mercantile business, their home being in the western part of the island for many generations. In 1834 he emigrated to the New World and took up his residence in Quebec, Canada, where he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Doyle, a native of Wexford, Ireland. Her parents died on the Emerald Isle and she came alone to America in 1832, but was later followed by some of her brothers and sisters. When two years old, the parents of our subject removed to a farm twenty-five miles south of Quebec, where he was reared to agricultural pursuits and obtained a good common-school education, which has well fitted him for life's responsible duties. Until his father's death, in 1882, he assisted in the operation of the home farm, which consisted of one hundred and fifty acres of land, and was virgin forest when the family located thereon in 1836. Only fifty acres of the place had been cleared when our subject assumed active management of the same. In 1882 he came to the United States for the purpose of choosing a location for his future home, and the summer of that year he spent in Minnesota. The fall and winter were passed in Wisconsin, and in the spring of 1883 he came to Faulk county, South Dakota, locating on a farm on section 35, township 119, range 66, west. He took up a pre-emption, which he afterward changed to a homestead, and on selling the old homestead in Canada had one thousand dollars with which to begin life here. In 1884 he planted his first crop, consisting of twelve acres of wheat, which yielded sixteen bushels per acre. His only team that year was a yoke of oxen, with which he did all his farm work and also drove to church. In the spring of 1888 a prairie fire swept away all his farm buildings, machinery, grain, seed, one horse and, indeed, everything upon his place with the exception of the original sod house, erected in 1883, in which the family took shelter. The wind blew a gale that day of seventy miles an hour, and his loss amounted to at least $1,200. He was thus forced to begin life anew, but has prospered in his undertakings and now has a well-improved farm of 480 acres, which he successfully operates in partnership with his son, being engaged in the raising of grain and cattle, and also in dairying to a limited extent. His wheat crop usually averages about eight or ten bushels per acre, but in 1899 he harvested from 370 acres twenty bushels per acre. He has upon his place thirty head of cattle, eleven horses and a drove of hogs, and as a stock raiser is also meeting with well deserved success. In 1864 Mr. Joynt led to the marriage altar Miss Catherine Humphrey, a native of Quebec, Canada, and a daughter of Joseph Humphrey, who was born in Ireland and crossed the Atlantic to the new world in 1836. He was a farmer by occupation. The children born to our subject and his wife are Joseph, Annie and Katie. The family hold membership in the Catholic church, and in politics Mr. Joynt is identified with the Democratic party. He was elected clerk of the courts in Faulk county in 1898, and is now filling that office with credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents.

From "Memorial and biographical record; an illustrated compendium of biography, containing a compendium of local biography,including biographical sketches of prominent old settlers and representative citizens of South Dakota..." Published by G. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1899


Henry Joynt

June 11, 1889

Louis W Crowfoot Judge 7th District of Dakota Territory

Hiram Rose and Monroe Petry witnesses to oath of citizenship and renounced the Queen of Great Britain Spink Co, town of Redfield

He had made an application in the District Court of Olmstead County, Minnesota April 16, 1883

His brother-in-law, Joseph Humphrey (Humphries) made the exact same application.


Occupation: 1900, Clerk of Courts (Source: 1900 Berea School Township, SD Census.)


Surname also Humphries.



3. i. JOSEPH PATRICK3 JOYNT, b. March 19, 1867, St Malachy, Quebec, Canada; d. June 16, 1947, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota.




Generation No. 3


3. JOSEPH PATRICK3 JOYNT (HENRY2, HENRY1) was born March 19, 1867 in St Malachy, Quebec, Canada (Source: 1900 Berea School Township,Faulk Co, SD Census, Joynt, Joseph P, head,owned own home, age 34, year to US 1884, NAMary M., wife, age 26Alice, Daughter, age 5Henry, son, age 3Mary, daughter, age 25 monthsBackes, John, servant, age 24.), and died June 16, 1947 in Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota (Source: Death Certificate of Joseph Patrick Joynt, Place of death: St. Luke's Hospital Aberdeen SDPlace of residence: Zell, Spink Co, SDWidowed wife, Maryborn 3/19/1867Age 80 years, 2 months, 21 daysRetired farmerBorn St. Malachy, Quebec, CanadaFather Henry Joynt b. CanadaMother Catherine Humphrey, b. Canadareported by Joseph Joynt, son of Zell SDBuried in Athol, SD 6/19/1947date of death 6/16/1947cause of death heart attack, uremia.). He married MARY MAGDELENE NIEDERHAUER, daughter of GEORGE NIEDERHAUER and ALICE NOONAN. She was born September 20, 1874 in Tuscola, Illinois, and died March 27, 1940 in Watertown, Coddington County, South Dakota (Source: Death Certificate of Mary Magdelene Niederhauer Joynt, Place of death Coddington Co, Watertown, Luther HospitalPlace of Residence Chelsea Faulk Co, SDMarried to Joseph Patrick JoyntBorn 9/20/1874Aged 65 years, 5 months, 25 daysHousewifeBorn Tuscola, IllinoisFather George Niederhauer, born GermanyMother Alice Noonan, Born IrelandInformant Joe Joynt, husband, Chelsea, SDBuried in Athol, SD, 3/27/1940Died March 27, 1940 of cerebral Hemmorhage, hypertension, senility.).


From Stephanie Rockord <>

Ran for congress and lost.

Sent son ot Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 1920s with cousin Charlie Niederhauer from Faulk Co, SD. Must have been wealthy farmer, they drove in Model T all the way.



From Stephanie Rochkford:

She was a mid wife and delivered over 100 babies in Faulk and Spink County.

She was active in St. Mary's church in Athol from the beginning.



4. i. ALICE4 JOYNT, b. August 1895, Zell, Faulk, South Dakota; d. November 1979, Lake Success, New York.

ii. HENRY JOYNT, b. 1896, South Dakota; d. April 23, 1908, South Dakota (Source: Death Certificate of Henry Joynt, age 11 year 5 monthsdied April 23, 1908born Nov 1896 in SDFather Joseph Joynt born CanadaMother Mary Niederhauer born IllinoisBuried in Athol, SDCause of death pneumonia.).

Notes for HENRY JOYNT:

Died of pneumonia at around age 10.

iii. MARIE JOYNT, b. Bet. 1897 - 1898; m. LESTER GRADY; b. Bet. 1901 - 1902, South Dakota.


Occupation: 1920, Teacher in rural school (Source: 1920 Wesley Township, Faulk Co, SD.)

5. iv. JOHN BERNARD JOYNT, b. Abt. 1902, Spink Co, South Dakota; d. October 1986, Baltimore, Maryland.

v. JOSEPH WESLEY? JOYNT, b. Bet. 1905 - 1906.


Generation No. 4


4. ALICE4 JOYNT (JOSEPH PATRICK3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born August 1895 in Zell, Faulk, South Dakota, and died November 1979 in Lake Success, New York. She married GEORGE DAVIDOFF June 09, 1916 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was born February 22, 1897 in New York City, New York, and died April 1978 in Jamaica Queens, New York.

Notes for ALICE JOYNT:

Alice Joynt married George Davidoff in Aberdeen. He was just passing thru. They met at her cousin Charlie Joynt's rooming house in aberdeenn. He was a muscian. George Davidoff was a Jew

from NYC whose parents came from Germany. He converted. The Joynt were very involved in St. Mary's in Athol. This was about 1910.

Alice Catherine Joynt was born about 1885 in Zell Faulk CO SD. She met George Davidoff in her cousin's rooming house in Aberdeen SD and married him about 1915. They had daughter Corrine and moved to El Passo TX the also had a restaurant in Hollywoood Ca called the Windsor before moving to Queens NY, by then there was annother daughter Beverly.Alice died in the late 1970s in New Hyde Park Long Island and is buried on Long Island. She had a sister Marie Joynt grady who lived in Long Beach Ca, a brohter Joe who stayed in Sd and a devoted brother John Bernard Joynt who lived in nearby Manhattan.


Baptism: St. Mary's Church, Athol, Spink Co, SD

Religion: Catholic


Religion: Jew



i. BEVERLY5 DAVIDOFF, b. Abt. 1915, South Dakota; d. 2000, New Hyde Park, New York; m. ALBERT WOODS.

ii. CORRINE DAVIDOFF, b. Abt. 1915, South Dakota; d. 1950, Forrest Hills, Queens, New York; m. GEORGE MILLER.


5. JOHN BERNARD4 JOYNT (JOSEPH PATRICK3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born Abt. 1902 in Spink Co, South Dakota, and died October 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland. He married MARY ELIZABETH CONNELLY February 22, 1929 in New York, New York, daughter of MICHAEL CONNELLY and MARY CONCANNON. She was born Abt. 1900 in Brockton, Massachusetts, and died March 21, 1986 in Rockville, Maryland.


John Bernard Joynt born about 1905 in Zell , Faulk Co South Dakota, died in October of 1986, six months following the death of his wife Mary Elizabeth Connelly, in John Hopkins Hospital, Batlimore due to complications with surgery for anurisms. He lived most of his adult live at 10 Park Avenue in Manhattan with homes in Silver Spring Md and West Harwich MA. He left Sd for Tx as a teacher following his older sister Alice to El Paso, then went to college at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He came east in a model t with cousin Charles Niederhauer. They went to NYC together where Charlie ran a night club in Pelham bay and John worked for Malcomb Forbes, later in NYC Hall for Morgenthau. In WWII he was drafted as a captain at Ft Monmouth then rose to Lt. Col. at the Pentagon In Washington DC. He was in the Roosevelt white hose daily had top secret clearance and planned the Normandy Invasion. After the war he was a VP at Burlington Industries in Johnson City TN then became VP at penn Cnetral before starting the Joynt Group, a manangemnt consultant firm. He was president of the American Management Association. He married Feb 21 1929 in St Patrick Cathedral in NYC to Mary Connelly from Brockton Ma. He raised his family in Laurelton Queens and later Tysons Corner VA. He is buried in Gates of Heavan Cemetery in Rockville Md with his beloved wife Mary and devoted daughter Patricia Ann Chanel.



Burial: Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Rockville, MD

Cause of Death: aneurysm


Surname also Connolly

Mary Elizabeth Connelly wife of John Bernard Joynt, was born about 1900 in Brockton Ma to Michael Francis Connelly and Mary Elizabeth Concannon. Her grandparents were Dennis Connolly and Margaret McDonough/ Michael Concannon and katherine Conway all of Hopkinton Ma. Her father managed a shoe factory in Brockton Ma. She moved to Washington DC with her sisters Agnes , Sally and Marguerite when she was about 20 to for for the federal govenment as a secretary. The girls were sent there to aviod the NINA, No Irish Need Apply sings all over MA at the time.An older sister katherine was married to george Volke and lived in plymout Ma. It was in Washinton she met John Bernard Joynt who was attending Georgetown University. She moved to NYC and became a secretary at the Department of Prohibition at 2 park avenue. In later years the family kept an apt acroos the street at 4 Park Ave and 10 Park Ave. She married John joynt in St Patrick's Catherdral Feb 21 1929, and moved to laruelton Queens NY. Later the family moved to Tysons Corner Va where she was a military five, a devoted mother and grandmother, she raised three children taking them to Cape Cod Ma every summer and then her 13 grandchildren there as well. She was proundly deaf due to nerve disease and the meekest soul that ever lived, she taught her grandchildren how to watch the weather. She died in 1986 and is buried in Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Rockville MD with husband, dauhgtrer Patricia and grandson

John Bernard Joynt III



Burial: Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Rockville, MD



i. PATRICIA ANN5 JOYNT, b. December 07, 1929, Yonkers, New York; d. June 06, 1999, Columbia, Maryland; m. WEYMER LEE CHANEL, November 21, 1951, Silver Spring, Maryland.


Patricia Ann Chanel, born Patricia Ann Joynt Dec 7 1929 in Yonkers NY died june 6 1999 in Columbia Maryland of gastritus. She was an exceptionally beautiful woman. Patsy Ann was raised in Laurelton and Springfield gardens Queens Ny during the depression, and went to Jone Beach and Yarmouth Ma in the summer. Her mother was Mary Elizabeth Connelly from Brockton Ma, and Hopkinton Ma. Her father was John Bernard Joynt from Zell, Faulk CO South Dakota. She went to Public School in NYc until her father was posted at the Pentagon during WWII and they moved to a house on Old Courthouse Road in Tyson's Corner Va. She attended Trinity School in Georgetown Washington DC and attended St James Catholic Church in Falls Chruch VA. She went to Mt Saint Vincent College in Riverdale NY and the Washington School for Secretaries. She managed the Student Union at the University of Maryland in College Park MD. She married Weymer Lee Chanel at the rectory of St John's Catholic Church in Silver Spring Md November 18 1951. She also worked at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington Dc as a secretery and later became a real estate agent. She raised money for many causes, the Dominican Retreat House in Mclean Va, St Lukes Catholic Church in Mclean Va, and the Catholic Peace movement. She was on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Association. Shw worked in real estae management and played the piano at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. She was a devoted mother, who even as a single mother managed to give her children summers on Cape Cod and private school. She was divorced in 1967.



Burial: Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Rockville, MD

Cause of Death: acid reflux disease

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