Joynt Family Chronicles
A One-Name Study

Descendants of Unknown Joynt and Letitia Caldwell

Generation No. 1

 

1. UNKNOWN1 JOYNT He married LETITIA CALDWELL, daughter of JOHN CALDWELL and LETITIA ORMSBY.

 

Children of UNKNOWN JOYNT and LETITIA CALDWELL are:

2. i. ANDREW CALDWELL2 JOYNT, b. 1797; d. 1877.

3. ii. JOHN JOYNT, b. 1799; d. September 03, 1888, Leeds County, Ontario.

iii. CHARLES JOYNT.

Notes for CHARLES JOYNT:

Emigrated to Canada.

4. iv. CALDWELL JOYNT, b. Abt. 1811.

5. v. JAMES JOYNT, b. Abt. 1808.

vi. CHRISTOPHER JOYNT.

vii. UNKNOWN JOYNT.

Notes for UNKNOWN JOYNT:

Possibly Dudley.

viii. LETITIA JOYNT, b. 1816; m. JOHN HANNAH.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ANDREW CALDWELL2 JOYNT (UNKNOWN1) was born 1797 (Source: History of Joynt Family by Stella Marks.), and died 1877. He married MARGARET GARDINER February 26, 1832 (Source: History of Joynt Family by Stella Marks.), daughter of UNKNOWN GARDINER and MARY ATKINSON.

Notes for ANDREW CALDWELL JOYNT:

Per History of Joynt Family by Stella Marks:

Andrew and Margaret lived in Knockmore in a stone house which he built just before they were married. It has two stories and a structure still stands on the site, but the story is that John's young wife had it remodeled soon after she moved in.

Andrew lived all his life at Knockmore, probably being raised by his grandparents and building himself a larger house when it came time for him to marry.

 

Children of ANDREW JOYNT and MARGARET GARDINER are:

i. JOHN3 JOYNT, b. 1833; d. September 24, 1911; m. MARY JANE TRIMBLE, 1892; b. Abt. 1872.

ii. MARY MAMIE JOYNT, b. 1834; d. December 14, 1909; m. THOMAS FAIR, July 16, 1857.

6. iii. LETITIA JOYNT, b. September 24, 1836; d. April 04, 1929.

iv. MATILDA JOYNT, b. January 04, 1839; d. November 30, 1925; m. WILLIAM MCMEANS, May 21, 1861.

Notes for MATILDA JOYNT:

Per History of Joynt Family by Stella Marks:

She was buried in white dress made for her by her granddaughter Stella Althouse Marks.

Came to this country in April 1863. She spent 6 weeks on the ocean. She left her 2 year old son in Ireland with his grandfather.

v. EDWARD JOYNT, b. Abt. 1840; d. December 26, 1893; m. MATILDA MATHEWS.

Notes for EDWARD JOYNT:

Matilda Mathews was a cousin.

7. vi. ROBERT G JOYNT, b. May 07, 1841, Ireland; d. November 29, 1919.

vii. AGNES JOYNT, b. 1846; d. October 16, 1914; m. PETER DOW, 1871.

viii. MARGARET JOYNT, b. 1850; d. September 04, 1918; m. JAMES DAVIS, February 04, 1886.

 

3. JOHN2 JOYNT (UNKNOWN1) was born 1799, and died September 03, 1888 in Leeds County, Ontario. He married MARIA LAYNG. She was born in Scotland, and died in Leeds County, Ontario.

 

Children of JOHN JOYNT and MARIA LAYNG are:

8. i. MARGERY3 JOYNT, b. November 29, 1852, Ontario; d. June 29, 1915.

9. ii. LETITIA JOYNT.

10. iii. MARY ANN JOYNT.

11. iv. MAGGIE JOYNT.

12. v. KITTY JOYNT.

13. vi. JOHN LAYNG JOYNT.

14. vii. CHRISTOPHER LAYNG JOYNT, b. Bet. 1836 - 1837, Canada.

15. viii. CHARLES LAYNG JOYNT, b. March 21, 1842, Leeds County, Ontario.

ix. DUDLEY LAYNG JOYNT, b. August 22, 1847, Brockville, Ontario (Source: Death Certificate of Dudley Lang Joynt, certificate number 34256.); d. December 15, 1919, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; m. UNKNOWN.

Notes for DUDLEY LAYNG JOYNT:

Letters found among the Harwood Papers, Claude Elliott Collection in the Alkek library at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

Gainesville, Texas, 5-9-1902

T F Harwood Esq Gonzales Texas

Dear Sir

Dan Taylor left here last Sunday for Gonzales, Robert Carter went from here some three weeks ago to Gonzales and married Dan Taylors sister she became deranged in her mind, they say she was hoodooed at Gonzales before she was married and Dan has taken her there to have the Hoodoo business taken out of her they had a great time with her here she would get down on all fours and bleat like a goat and scream and kick and raise a great rucus she kept them awake day and night for a whole week, I told them I though there were about fourteen devils in her, I dont think Dan intends coming back to gainesville, he was even with this company when he left and did not pay me anything on your account

Resp

D L Joynt

More About DUDLEY LAYNG JOYNT:

Burial: December 18, 1919, Mission Burial Park (Source: Death Certificate of Dudley Lang Joynt.)

Cause of Death: Biliary Calculi contributing cause senility

Occupation: Brick Manufacturer (Source: Death Certificate of Dudley Lang Joynt.)

Notes for UNKNOWN:

Mrs. Dudley Lang Joynt was informant of death. Address 718 Dawson st. San Antonio, TX

x. HENRY LAYNG JOYNT.

xi. ROBERT LAYNG JOYNT.

 

4. CALDWELL2 JOYNT (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1811. He married FRANCES BOURNES 1828 in County Mayo, Ireland (Source: Letter from B-Ann Moorhouse to Stella Marks July 4, 1973.), daughter of SAMUEL BOURNES. She was born Abt. 1811.

Notes for CALDWELL JOYNT:

Emigrated to Canada-maybe Storemont mid 1800s from Ireland-family may have been of Scotalnd before that. Of the Waterguards.

 

More About CALDWELL JOYNT:

Burial: New Boyne, Ontario, Canada

More About FRANCES BOURNES:

Burial: New Boyne, Ontario, Canada

 

Children of CALDWELL JOYNT and FRANCES BOURNES are:

i. JOHN BERNARD3 JOYNT, b. Bet. 1828 - 1829, Ireland (Source: 1851 Census of Ontario. Reel C964 Cdn West-Bastard Twp.); m. REBECCA DUNBAR, 1858; b. 1834, Co Down, Ireland.

More About JOHN BERNARD JOYNT:

Occupation: 1901, Labourer (Source: 1901Census, Bastard Twp, Ontario.)

ii. ELIZA JANE JOYNT, b. Bet. 1831 - 1832.

iii. JAMES JOYNT, b. Bet. 1834 - 1835, Canada (Source: 1901Census, Bastard Twp, Ontario.).

iv. FRANCIS JOYNT, b. Abt. 1844; m. JOSEPH LYONS, July 19, 1871, Portland, Leeds Co, Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1834.

Notes for FRANCIS JOYNT:

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Transcription from the inGeneas Database

Record # 348183

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Groom: Joseph Lyons

Age: 37

Residence: Bastard, Township, Ontario

Place of Birth: Bastard, Township

Occupation: bachelor, school teacher

Religion: Church of England

Parents: John & Eleanor Lyons

Bride: Francis Joynt

Age: 27

Residence: Bastard, Township

Place of Birth: Bastard ,Township

Occupation: spinster

Religion: Church of England

Parents: Caldwell & Frances Joynt

Married: 19 July 1871, English Church, at Portland,

Leeds County, Ontario, Canada

Married by: F. L. Stevenson, by license

Witnesses & Residence: Isaiah Bolton

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Source: Ontario Marriage Registrations (transcribed from

the microfilm of original documents held in the collection of

the Archives of Ontario,Toronto): mfm group MS932, reel

4, unit 80-5-0-13, vol. 12, page 299.

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1871 Ontario census

1871

Census (Ontario)

JOINT, Frances Female age 27 [b. abt 1844] b. in Ontario

Location: Bastard Twp

Occupation: unknown; Religion: CE

Note: She has surname other than head of household

page 38

 

More About JOSEPH LYONS:

Occupation: 1871, School teacher/Bastard Township, Ontario, Canada (Source: Ontario Marriage Registrations, 299.)

v. SAMUEL BOURNES JOYNT, b. Bet. 1836 - 1837, Canada.

vi. SOPHIA JOYNT, b. Bet. 1844 - 1845.

 

5. JAMES2 JOYNT (UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1808.

Notes for JAMES JOYNT:

Stayed in Ireland and lived in the Joynt house in Bellemullet.

 

Children of JAMES JOYNT are:

i. LETITIA3 JOYNT.

ii. ESSIE JOYNT.

iii. MARGARET JOYNT.

iv. ANDREW CALDWELL JOYNT.

v. CHARLES CECIL JOYNT.

Notes for CHARLES CECIL JOYNT:

Deaf mute. Cabinet maker.

vi. UNKNOWN JOYNT.

Notes for UNKNOWN JOYNT:

Deaf mute

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. LETITIA3 JOYNT (ANDREW CALDWELL2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 24, 1836, and died April 04, 1929. She married EDWARD G LETT July 16, 1861.

 

Child of LETITIA JOYNT and EDWARD LETT is:

i. JOYNT GARDINER4 LETT.

 

7. ROBERT G3 JOYNT (ANDREW CALDWELL2, UNKNOWN1) was born May 07, 1841 in Ireland, and died November 29, 1919. He married ANNIE JANE SHIELDS 1886, daughter of STEPHEN SHIELDS and ANN FAIR. She was born 1851, and died 1940.

Notes for ROBERT G JOYNT:

----- Original Message -----

From: Chris Griggs

To: labaths@netins.net

Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 10:22 PM

Subject: Re: 1901 census info for Joynt

 

 

I noticed a posting for a Robert Joynt, Ann J. Joynt, and James E. Joynt, that you posted for various Joynt census. I believe that Robert Joynt is my great grandfather, who was the son of Andrew Caldwell Joynt of Knockmore in Ireland. Anne Jane Joynt, her maiden name Shields, was his wife, and James E. Joynt was their first born child.

 

I also noticed in the section on cemetaries that you had listed my grandfather and grandmother. Cecil Ambrose Joynt married Marcella Eileen Vandewater, buried at Riverside cemetary. Cecil was the fourth son of Robert Joynt and Anne Jane Shields. They had five sons in all, James E. Joynt, Howard Joynt, Eckless Shields Joynt, Cecil Ambrose Joynt, and Newton Saunders Joynt.

 

I have a lot more info on this line, such as birth and death dates, and marriages. If you are interested let me know.

 

I would also like to thank you for the phone number of Stella Althouse Marks. I will have to give her a call, and I hope she is still alive. I do know about the book about Joynt G. Lett. I found someone who is related to him, and has a copy of the book. She is going to copy it and send it to me. The book is titles "In Those Days".

 

I believe you have also been in contact with my cousin Kim Joynt Tavares from Florida. She mentioned to me that she was in contact with you.

 

Anyway, thanks again,

 

Chris Griggs

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Transcription from the inGeneas Database

Record # 51909

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Year of Record: April, 1901

Name of Person: Robert Joynt

Colour: white

Sex: male

Relationship to Head of Household: head

Marital Status: married

Birthdate: 1843

Age at Last Birthday: 58

Place of Birth: Ireland

Year of Immigration to Canada: 1888

Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish

Religion: Church of England

Profession or Occupation: labourer

Earnings from Trade or Occup.: $350.00

Mother Tongue: English

Address: Concession 5, Lot 52, Brock Township,

OntarioCounty, Ontario, Canada

Summary of others listed in the household is as follows:

Name Relationship to Head Age

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Joynt, Ann Wife 42

, James Son 13

, Robert Son 12

, Cecil Son 8

, Collins Son 10

, Newhart Son 5

Shields, Robert Boarder 32

Cuff, Russell Boarder 65

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Source: 1901 Census of Canada - Province of Ontario,

Reel No. T-6486, District No.097 - Ontario County,

North, Sub-District: C-2 - Brock Tp., page 08, Line 10

(National Archives of Canada, Ottawa)

Note that sons Howard and Eckless may be same as Robert and Collins!

More About ROBERT G JOYNT:

Emigration: 1888, Ireland>Canada

Notes for ANNIE JANE SHIELDS:

Per Larry Doble (Idoble@attcanada.net) Sunday Jan 23,2000 Ann Jane Shields was Robert's second wife.

 

Children of ROBERT JOYNT and ANNIE SHIELDS are:

i. JAMES E4 JOYNT, b. Abt. 1888.

Notes for JAMES E JOYNT:

Chris Griggs (cdriggs@attcanada.net) provided the info on descendents of Robert and Annie Jane Shields 09/07/1999. She is granddaughter of James E. Joynt.

ii. ROBERT JOYNT, b. Abt. 1889.

iii. COLLINS JOYNT, b. Abt. 1891.

iv. HOWARD JOYNT.

v. ECKLESS SHIELDS JOYNT.

vi. CECIL AMBROSE JOYNT, b. April 12, 1893, Sundedand, Ontario, Ontario; m. MARCELLA EILEEN VANDEWATER, June 11, 1924, Deseronto, Hastings, Ontario.

vii. NEWTON SAUNDERS JOYNT, b. Abt. 1896.

Notes for NEWTON SAUNDERS JOYNT:

aka Newhart?

 

8. MARGERY3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born November 29, 1852 in Ontario (Source: 1901 Census Plympton twp, Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada.), and died June 29, 1915. She married JOHN C JOYNT, son of ROBERT JOYNT and MARIA CANTON. He was born February 22, 1851 in New Boyne, Ontario, Canada (Source: 1901 Census Plympton twp, Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada.), and died 1925.

More About MARGERY JOYNT:

Burial: 1915, Blackwell Cemetery, Sarnia Twp, Ontario (Source: Blackwell Cemetery Records, 18, Marjery beloved wife of John Joyntborn Nov. 29, 1852died June 29, 1915aged 63 years, 7 mos.)

Religion: 1881, Church of England (Source: 1881 Point Edward, Ontario Census.)

Notes for JOHN C JOYNT:

From Ann Joynt Wilmarthe:

Uncle John lived across the road from Uncle Dudley's farm in a beautiful yellow stone big two storey house with iron work. He lived here alone. When he died no one knew it for eight days. As far as I know his only offspring was Mamie who married Fred.

From the Sarnia Observer 10 Aug 1925 p. 10

John Joynt Dead for Days on His Camlachie Farm

Entry Made to House When Horse is Found Unfed-Heart Attack

(Special to Canadian Observer)

Camlachie, Aug 10- John Joynt, a farmer residing on the Egremont road a half mile west of Camlachie, was found dead in his farmhouse on Saturday afternoon. He had been dead for about a week.

Joynt, who was known to suffer from heart trouble, had insisted on staying alone at the farm. He had intended going away on a visit a week ago Saturday and when his neighbors failed to observe him around they concluded he had taken his trip. On Saturday Charles Cates and son went to the farm on business. They noticed that the horse in the stable was apparently unfed and unwatered and became suspicious. They wired to Mr. Joynt's son-in-law, F.W. McCordic of Thedford, and got permission to enter the house. Mr. Joynt was found dead.

Old Resident.

He was aged 78 years and had resided in this district for 25 years. His wife died ten years ago and surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F.W. McCordic of Thedford, Mrs. F. Smith of Sarnia, one son, Robert of Sarnia.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon to Blackwell Cemetery,the Rev. Mr. Petter of Plympton officiating.

The pallbearers were ??? Schram, Wm. Matthews, ?? Heath, Thos. Tose, J.P. ??? and Chas. Cates.

More About JOHN C JOYNT:

Burial: 1925, Blackwell, crossroad near Sarnia (Source: Blackwell Cemetery Records, 18, John C. JoyntBorn 1850Died 1925.)

Occupation: 1871, Farmer (Source: 1871 Census Plympton Twp, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.)

Religion: 1881, Church of England (Source: 1881 Point Edward, Ontario Census.)

 

Children of MARGERY JOYNT and JOHN JOYNT are:

i. MAGGIE MAUD4 JOYNT, b. October 1884; d. March 21, 1886 (Source: Blackwell Cemetery Records, Maggie Mauddau. of J.C. & M. Joyntdied 21 Mar 1886aged 2 yrs, 6 mos, and 4 days.).

More About MAGGIE MAUD JOYNT:

Burial: Blackwell Cemetery, Sarnia Twp, Ontario

16. ii. MARY MARIA JOYNT, b. Bet. 1879 - 1880.

17. iii. ROBERT ORMSBY JOYNT, b. September 15, 1880, Ontario; d. 1949.

iv. LENA B JOYNT, b. January 10, 1888.

 

9. LETITIA3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) She married HENRY POLK.

 

Children of LETITIA JOYNT and HENRY POLK are:

i. LETITIA4 POLK.

ii. MARGARET POLK.

 

10. MARY ANN3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) She married HENRY JOYNT, son of HENRY JOYNT and ELLEN JOYNT. He was born Abt. 1842 in Canada.

 

Children of MARY JOYNT and HENRY JOYNT are:

i. JOHN4 JOYNT.

ii. ELLSWOOD JOYNT.

iii. DUDLEY JOYNT.

iv. LETITIA JOYNT.

 

11. MAGGIE3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) She married REID.

 

Children of MAGGIE JOYNT and REID are:

i. MOLLY4 REID.

ii. CHARLES REID.

 

12. KITTY3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) She married GEORGE COGHLIN.

 

Children of KITTY JOYNT and GEORGE COGHLIN are:

i. ELLEN4 COGHLIN.

ii. MARGARET COGHLIN.

 

13. JOHN LAYNG3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) He married ANN REID.

 

Children of JOHN JOYNT and ANN REID are:

i. MARGUERITE4 JOYNT.

ii. HOWARD JOYNT.

iii. BENSON JOYNT.

iv. JOHN JOYNT.

 

14. CHRISTOPHER LAYNG3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1836 - 1837 in Canada (Source: 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151.). He married CATHERINE REID. She was born Bet. 1843 - 1844 in Canada (Source: 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151.).

Notes for CHRISTOPHER LAYNG JOYNT:

Age 39 when he came to Michigan in 1855. Parents born Ireland. by 1894 he had ben in Michigan 18 yrs. Farmer.

 

Children of CHRISTOPHER JOYNT and CATHERINE REID are:

18. i. JOHN CHARLES4 JOYNT, b. March 24, 1870, Brockville, Ontario; d. April 20, 1936, Sebewa, Michigan.

19. ii. EDWIN PATRICK JOYNT, b. 1872, Canada; d. 1951, Michigan.

20. iii. LETITIA C JOYNT, b. Bet. 1870 - 1871, Canada.

iv. WILLIAM H JOYNT, b. Bet. 1890 - 1891, Michigan (Source: 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151.); d. Bef. 1946.

Notes for WILLIAM H JOYNT:

Per 1894 census, age 13, b. Michigan, attended school.

21. v. ROBERT A JOYNT, b. Bet. 1883 - 1884, Michigan.

22. vi. ANNIE JOYNT, b. Canada; d. November 1946, Michigan.

 

15. CHARLES LAYNG3 JOYNT (JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born March 21, 1842 in Leeds County, Ontario (Source: Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903 by E L Sprague, p. 470-471.). He married SARAH DONOVAN September 12, 1866 in Leeds County, Ontario, daughter of DENIS DONOVAN and ELIZABETH MORIS. She was born Abt. 1840 in Leeds County, Ontario, and died December 06, 1898 in Omena, Leelanaw,Michigan.

Notes for CHARLES LAYNG JOYNT:

Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903

E.L. Sprague pages 470 and 471

Charles L. Joynt Biography

Into Michigan the dominion of Canada has sent many of her sons who have

crossed the border and have found in the United States, because of it's

livelier competition and greater business activity, the advantages they have

sought. Among this number is Charles L. Joynt, who today is classed among

the representative and successful farmers of Leelanaw townships, Leelanaw

County. His home is on section 27 and here he has lived through almost a

quarter of a century.

Mr Joynt was born in Leeds County, Ontario on the 21st of March 1842. He

father, John Joynt, was a native of Ireland and on leaving the Emerald isle

he crossed the Atlantic to the new world. His wife who bore the maiden name

of Mary Layng, was a native of Scotland and both died in Leeds County,

Ontario. Their marriage was blessed with a family of twelve children, six

sons and six daughters.

Charles L. Joynt, the fifth in order of birth, was reared upon his father's

farm in the place of his nativity, remaining at home until seventeen years of

age. He then started out in life on his own account and learned the

shoemaker's trade, serving a three years apprenticeship. After mastering the

business, he followed that pursuit as a journeyman in Ontario until January

1880, when he severed the business relations which bound him to the Dominion

and came to Leelanaw County, Michigan. At that time he took up his abode in

Leelanaw township and has since been one of the prominent and influential

citizens. Here he put aside his shoemaker tools and turned his attention to

agricultural work. He today (1903) owns 255 acres of land, which is still

increasing in value because of the natural rise in the price of land and

because of the improvements which he has placed upon it. He now has 120

acres under cultivation ad upon his farm he has erected good buildings.

In Leeds County, Ontario, on the 12th of Sept, 1866, Mr. Joynt was untied in

marriage to Miss Sarah Donovan, who was also a native of Leeds County and a

daughter of Dennis and Elisabeth (Moris) Donovan. to this union were born

seven children: Adelbert; Herbert O.; Mary E., who is now the wife of

Alexander Galletch; Charles S.; Sarah A., who is the wife of W.S. Graves;

Harriet A.; and Henry C. Mrs Joynt passed into the silent land on the 6th of

Dec 1898, at the age of 58yrs. Mr Joynt is a member of the Congregational

church of Omena and he votes with a Republican party, having given it a

stalwart support since he became naturalized citizen the United States. His

study into the questions which divide the two political parties led him to

the belief that the Republican party contains the best elements of good

government.

When Mr. Joynt came to Leelanaw county he drove across the country with a

team from Port Huron, Michigan, thus covering a distance of 375 miles. Many

have been the changes which have occurred during the years of his residence

here and whatever has tended to promote the public progress, improvement and

advancement has received his earnest endorsement and in many cases his

co-operation

 

 

More About CHARLES LAYNG JOYNT:

Emigration: 1880, Leelanaw County, Michigan (Source: Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903 by E L Sprague, 470-471.)

Occupation: Shoemaker

Politics: Republican

Religion: Congregational

 

Children of CHARLES JOYNT and SARAH DONOVAN are:

i. ADELBERT4 JOYNT, m. MARY A HOWELL.

More About ADELBERT JOYNT:

Occupation: 1903, Farmer/Omena, Lellanaw, Michigan (Source: Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903 by E L Sprague.)

ii. HERBERT O JOYNT, b. February 10, 1870, Portland, Ontario, Canada (Source: Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903 by E L Sprague, p 462-463.); d. December 23, 1942; m. ANNA ZIMMERMAN, November 09, 1893, Traverse City, Michigan (Source: Marriage Books, Book 3 page 62.); d. June 24, 1944.

Notes for HERBERT O JOYNT:

Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties Michigan

by E.L. Sprague, 1903

pages 462 and 463

Herbert O. Joynt

Ten years is not a very long time, but many people have accomplished much in that period. A little more than 10 years ago the subject of this review, Herbert O. Joynt, was engaged in what is termed lumbering, and had been so laboring for many years. It is an honored vocation, but one that is laden with abundance of hard work and is by no means as remunerative as it should be for the amount of toil required. In less than 8 years the subject has risen from the position of an ordinary lumberman, through the various positions of fireman, assistant engineer and chief engineer, until he is now and has been for two years past general superintendent of the water works of Traverse City. Without the possession of the requisite talents and ablities, this never could have been accomplished.

Herbert O. Joynt was born in Portland, Ontario, Canada 10 Feb 1870. His father Charles L. Joynt, a native of Canada born in 1843. He was a farmer, was reared and educated in Canada and there he was married, in 1866, at New Boyne, to Sarah Donovan, also a native of Canada born in 1841. She also was reared and educated in Canada. They moved to Leelanaw County, Michigan, in 1880, and she died in 1897, at the age of 56 years, while her husband is still living, at his home in Omena, being in good health and giving fair promise of many years of usefulness. They were the parents of severn children, viz: Adelbert, a farmer, resides in Omena, Leelanaw county; Herbert O., the subject of this review; Mary E., wife of Alexander Galletch, stationary engineer, is employed and resides in Chicago; Ada, wife of Wilder H. Graves, resides at Silver City, New Mexico, where he went in 1900, on account of ill-health, was instructor in a gymnasium at Fargo, North Dakota, and since his removal to New Mexico his health has been almost completely restored; Charles, Jr., a machinist at Beloit, Wisconsin, is married and the father of an interesting family; Hattie resides at home with her father in Omena; Cowles is at home with his father, assisting in the farm work.

Up to the time he was 10 years of age the life of Herbert O. Joynt was spent on the farm in Canada where he was born. When his parents moved to Leelanaw county he, with the other members of his family, accompanied them. There he attended school and assisted in the farm work. At the age of 16 he left school to engage in lumbering and followed that vocation until about 11 years ago. In March 1892, he secured a position as fireman in the water works at Traverse City. After about 8 months he became assistant engineer and held that position for 2 years. He was then made chief engineer and held that position until 1900, when the city purchased the plant and he was tendered the general superintendency of the works. He accepted the situation and has been most efficient since. In company with Frank Lahym, he organized what is known as the Columbia Transfer Company, with offices of Front Street near the Columbia Hotel, and from the very first the enterprise has been most successful. The duties of Mr. Joynt as city official precludes the possiblity of his giving the transfer business much attention, so that it is almost entirely controlled and directed by his partner, who is a very thorough and capable man.

November 9, 1893, at Traverse City Herbert O. Joynt was united in marriage to Miss Anna Zimmerman, a native of Traverse City, born July 9, 1870. Her parents are John and Johannah (Myers) Zimmerman, old residents of this portion of Michigan, having resided here since 1870, though both are natives of Germany. Their home is on a well-tilled, productive farm, which they own, about one and one-half miles from Traverse City. He is now 77 years old and she numbers the years of her life at 70.

The game of politics has no charms whatever for Herbert O. Joynt. He is a consistent Republican and generally votes the ticket, but never sought or held any political office. He belongs to no religious denomination, but he and his wife usually attend the divine service at the Congregational church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has advanced to and taken the degrees of commandery. At the present time he is the worshipful master of the blue lodge, captain of the host in the chapter and sword bearer in commandery. He is also a member of the Elks. Though still young in years, he has had much experience in ife and has shown a physical and mental strength which has enabled him to cope well with the difficulties to be encountered in the battle of life. What he has accomplished in the 10 or 12 years since he attained his majority bespeaks for him a brilliant future.

iii. MARY E JOYNT, m. ALEXANDER GALLETCH.

More About ALEXANDER GALLETCH:

Occupation: 1903, Stationery Engineer/ Chicago, Cook, Illinois (Source: Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903 by E L Sprague.)

iv. CHARLES S JOYNT.

Notes for CHARLES S JOYNT:

Per Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties by E.L. Sprague, 1903:

Charles Jr, a machinist at Beloit, Wisconsin, is married and the father of an interesting family.

More About CHARLES S JOYNT:

Occupation: 1903, Machinist/Beloit, Wisconsin (Source: Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties, 1903 by E L Sprague.)

v. SARAH A JOYNT, m. WILDER GRAVES.

Notes for WILDER GRAVES:

Went to Silver City, New Mexico, in 1900 on account of ill health. Was an instructor in a gymnasium at Fargo, North Dakota. Since his removal to New Mexico his health has been almost completely restored.

More About WILDER GRAVES:

Residence: 1903, Silver City, New Mexico

vi. HARRIET A JOYNT.

Notes for HARRIET A JOYNT:

in 1903 unmarried and living at home with her father.

vii. HENRY COWLES JOYNT.

Notes for HENRY COWLES JOYNT:

1903 living at home with father, assisting in farm work.

 

Generation No. 4

 

16. MARY MARIA4 JOYNT (MARGERY3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1879 - 1880. She married FRED MCCORDIC November 29, 1898 in Camlachie, Ontario, Canada.

Notes for MARY MARIA JOYNT:

From a short history of Christ Anglican Church in Camlachie:

On Jan. 6, 1914, the Ladies Guild had been organized by Mrs. McCordic, the station-master's wife, to promote the temporal, spiritual, social, and missionary work of the Church. The Guild made and donated choir gowns 1943, and the Guild evolved into the A.C.W. in 1970.

 

 

Notes for FRED MCCORDIC:

From Ann Joynt Wilamarthe:

They had a very beautiful daughter named Corita, another, my age, named Florence. Fred took all the messages; to the town in Morse Code; at the rail road station as he was station master. He carried the mail over to the general store (post office) and I remember the candy counter 1c. They had a lovely two story house, white. Outside plumbing. I can still smell those green peas we used to pick in the garden.

 

Marriage Notes for MARY JOYNT and FRED MCCORDIC:

From Forest Standard Dec 8, 1898

McCordic-Joynt

At the residence of the bride's parents, Cmalachie, on Tuesday, Nov. 29th, by the Rev. Gunne of Wyoming, Mr. Fred McCordic of Blackwell, to Miss Mamie Joynt.

 

Children of MARY JOYNT and FRED MCCORDIC are:

i. MARJORIE5 MCCORDIC, b. Abt. January 1908; d. September 01, 1908, Camlachie, Ontario, Canada (Source: Newspaper announcement.).

Notes for MARJORIE MCCORDIC:

From Forest Free Press 10 Sep 1908:

McCordic-At Camlachie on Tuesday, Sept 1st, 1908, Marjorie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCordic, aged 8 months and 1 week.

ii. CORITA MCCORDIC.

iii. FLORENCE MCCORDIC.

 

17. ROBERT ORMSBY4 JOYNT (MARGERY3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born September 15, 1880 in Ontario (Source: 1901 Census Plympton twp, Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada.), and died 1949 (Source: Lakeview, Sarnia, Cemetery Records, 153, JoyntRobert O1880-1949.). He married ADA. She was born 1878, and died 1946.

More About ROBERT ORMSBY JOYNT:

Military service: Navy

Notes for ADA:

From the Sarnia Observer, Saturday 8 June 1946:

JOYNT-Passed away at the Family residence, 258 Harkness on Thursday, June 6, 1946, Ada Joynt, beloved wife of Robert Joynt, aged 57 years. Funeral will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Davis at Victoria Street, on Sunday, June 9. Service at funeral home at 2 p.m. D.S.T. Interment at Lake View Cemetery.

From the Sarnia Observer, Monday 10 June 1946 p. 14

Mrs. Robt Joynt

Many friends and relatives attended the last rites of Ada Joynt, wife of Robert Joynt, whose funeral was held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Joynt died at her residence, 258 Harkness street, on Thursday afternoon in her 68th year.

St. John's Anglican choir sang, "Jesus, Lover of my Soul", accompanied by Mrs. G.M. Durban. The Rev J.A.E. Blackwell conducted the service. Pallbearers were Harry Wagar, Edward Robinson, James McDonald, Alex Forbes, Max Fisher, and William Hutchinson. Interment took place at Lakeview cemetery.

More About ADA:

Burial: Lakeview, Sarnia Cemetery

 

Child of ROBERT JOYNT and ADA is:

i. ORMAY5 JOYNT, b. December 02, 1904, Plympton, Ontario, Canada (Source: Newspaper announcement.); d. December 02, 1904, Plympton, Ontario, Canada (Source: Blackwell Cemetery Records, 19, OrmayInfant son of Rob't & Ada joyntDec. 2, 1904.).

Notes for ORMAY JOYNT:

From Forest Free Press 8 Dec 1904:

JOYNT-In Plympton on Friday, Dec 2nd 1904, the wife of Mr. Robt. Joynt of a son-still born.

 

18. JOHN CHARLES4 JOYNT (CHRISTOPHER LAYNG3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born March 24, 1870 in Brockville, Ontario (Source: (1) 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151., (2) Death Certificate of John Charles Joynt.), and died April 20, 1936 in Sebewa, Michigan (Source: East Sebewa Cemetery Records.). He married MABEL WILLIAMS, daughter of DAVID WILLIAMS and LUCINDA BLACKMAN. She was born February 25, 1874 in Midland Co, Michigan (Source: Death Certificate of Mabel Williams Joynt.), and died October 28, 1960 in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan (Source: (1) East Sebewa Cemetery Records., (2) Death Certificate of Mabel Williams Joynt.).

Notes for JOHN CHARLES JOYNT:

Per 1894 census-age 24 b. Canada, in Michigan 18 yrs, farmer.

Excerpts from Letter written by Gerald C. Joynt, Birmingham, MI 48010 circa 1966

...It runs in my memory that Grandpa Christopher came to Canada, Brockville, Ont. in 1836. My father John was born in Brockville, Ontario and came to Gagetown, Michigan in the thumb? Huron County in 1877. I know because he was born in 1870 (John C.) and was 7 when Christopher L. moved his family here....

...The only thing I remember about Grampa Christopher was his picking up hot coals in his fingers from the kitchen stove to light his pipe. He visited us once for a week or so in Sebewa and his grave is in Hope Cemetary.

In 1989 Gerald C. Joynt's son Robert L. Joynt of Batavia, IL wrote in a letter that his father still lived at the Birmingham address.

From this information I gather the Christopher Joynt mentioned here was Christopher Layng Joynt.

From unknown newspaper Sebewa, MI 1936:

John C. Joynt died at his home in Sebewa Center, Monday night, Apr. 20, after a two weeks' illness when pneumonia developed, causing death at the age of 66 years, one month.

Mr. Joynt was born in Ontario, Canada, March 24, 1870. At the age of four years he moved with his parents, Christopher and Kathryn Joynt to Hope, Mich.

May 24, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Mabel Williams. To this union four children were born, William, Mrs. Merriel Joynt Gierman and Gerald, all of Lansing, Wesley of Tucson, Arizona. These with the wife, survive, also four grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters, Edward and Mrs. Letticia Joynt Baker of Hope, Robert and Mrs. Anna Joynt Miller of Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. Joynt and family moved to Sebewa in 1912. He was a faithful worker in the Sebewa Center M.E. church.

The funeral was held Wednesday at the M.E. church at Sebewa Center, Rev. N.R. Lawrason officiating. Burial was in Sebewa Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leonard Buchner, Harry York, Ben Probasco, Ross ?rann, Harry Meyers and Robert Gierman.

 

 

More About JOHN CHARLES JOYNT:

Burial: East Sebewa Cemetery/Sebewa Twp, Ionia, Michigan

Cause of Death: Lobar pneumonia

Occupation: Farmer/Michigan

More About MABEL WILLIAMS:

Burial: East Sebewa Cemetery/Sebewa Twp, Ionia, Michigan

Cause of Death: cerebral thrombosis

 

Children of JOHN JOYNT and MABEL WILLIAMS are:

i. GERALD CHARLES5 JOYNT, b. February 12, 1908, Hope, Michigan; d. December 19, 1999, Bloomington, Michigan; m. SUSANNA IRENE ANDERSON.

ii. JOHN WESLEY JOYNT, b. Abt. 1906, Hope, Michigan; d. April 14, 1996, Sedona, Arizona (Source: Obit of John Wesley Joynt.); m. ISABEL.

Notes for JOHN WESLEY JOYNT:

John Wesley Joynt

John Wesley Joynt, 90, died at his home in Sedona on April 14. (1996)

Born in Hope, Mich., Mr. Joynt was a graduate of General Motors Institute.

He moved to Arizona in 1927, and was a contractor and designer in Tucson

for 30 years.

A member of the Civil Air Patrol, Mr. Joynt flew mail from Tucson to

Ft. Huachuca.

In Sedona, Mr. Joynt was owner/partner/builder of Sky Ranch Lodge for

14 years and had just recently retired. He will be greatly missed by

family and friends.

Mr. Joynt is survived by his wife, Isabel; daughter and son-in-law

Sheri and Gary Graham; grandchildren John R., Tyler G. and Julianne E.

Graham; one sister; and three brothers.

A private family memorial service was held in the family home

Thursday, April 18.

Arrangements were handled by Westcott Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the paramedics

in Sedona.

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From the Sedona Red Rock News of April 19, 1996.

Westcott Funeral Home is now the Sedona Funeral Home at

2725 W Highway 89A, Sedona AZ 86336 (520) 282-3253

 

 

iii. WILLIAM JOYNT.

iv. MURIEL JOYNT, m. ELMER GIERMAN, April 27, 1929, Chicago, Illinois.

Marriage Notes for MURIEL JOYNT and ELMER GIERMAN:

1929

Joynt-Gierman

Miss Muriel Joynt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Joynt and Elmer Gierman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Geirman, were married in Chicago, Saturday, April 27.

Mr. Gierman met Miss Joynt in Chicago as she was returning home from California, where she had been spending the winter.

The bride is a graduate of the Sunfield High school and of the L.B.U. of Lansing and for some time has been employed in the Capitol building in Lansing. The groom is also a graduate of the Sunfield High school and is employed in Lansing. Mr. and Mrs. Gierman have many friends here who extend congratulations.

 

 

 

19. EDWIN PATRICK4 JOYNT (CHRISTOPHER LAYNG3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1872 in Canada (Source: 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151.), and died 1951 in Michigan. He married CHARLOTTE FOWLEY. She was born June 22, 1876, and died 1962.

Notes for EDWIN PATRICK JOYNT:

Per 1894 census-age 21 b. Canada, in Michigan 18 yrs, farmer.

More About EDWIN PATRICK JOYNT:

Burial: Midland Cemetery, Section R/ Midland, Michigan

Residence: 1946, Midland, Michigan

More About CHARLOTTE FOWLEY:

Burial: Midland Cemetery, Section R/Midland, Michigan

 

Children of EDWIN JOYNT and CHARLOTTE FOWLEY are:

i. THOMAS C5 JOYNT, m. DOROTHY MICHAEL.

ii. MARJORIE JOYNT.

Notes for MARJORIE JOYNT:

Never married. Marjorie and Maguerite were twins.

iii. MARGUERITE JOYNT, d. Bet. 1985 - 1986.

Notes for MARGUERITE JOYNT:

Never married. Marjorie and Marguerite were twins.

iv. ROBERT L JOYNT, m. (1) MARY LONLITA; m. (2) MARY HUMPHREY.

v. WILLIAM EDWIN JOYNT, b. November 20, 1901, Hope, Midland, Michigan; d. 1924, Midland, Michigan; m. CLARA L HUFTON.

Notes for WILLIAM EDWIN JOYNT:

From Cheboygan Democrat [MI], 08/28/1924

Word has been received that Wm. E. Joynt, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.

E.P. Joynt of Hope, Mich, died at his home in Flint at 1206 Mason Street

Saturday morning. He came to Flint from Hope two years ago and was married

to Clara L. Hufton, granddaughter of Albert McComb, formerly of Ellis township,

on June 28, 1924.Besides his wife and parents he leaves two brothers, Robert

and Thomas of Hope, three sisters, Margaret and Marjorie of Hope and Mrs.

Frank Higgin of Laporte, Mich. Burial will be made at Midland, Mich.

 

 

 

 

More About WILLIAM EDWIN JOYNT:

Burial: Midland Cemetery, Section R/Midland, Michigan

vi. MARY JOYNT, m. FRANK HIGGINS.

 

20. LETITIA C4 JOYNT (CHRISTOPHER LAYNG3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1870 - 1871 in Canada (Source: 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151.). She married BART BAKER.

Notes for LETITIA C JOYNT:

Per 1894 census, age 19, b. Canada, In Michigan 18 years, at home.

 

 

More About LETITIA C JOYNT:

Residence: 1936, Hope, Michigan

 

Child of LETITIA JOYNT and BART BAKER is:

i. OLIVE R5 BAKER.

 

21. ROBERT A4 JOYNT (CHRISTOPHER LAYNG3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1883 - 1884 in Michigan (Source: 1894 Michigan Census, Midland Co. p 37 dwelling 145, family 151.). He married DELIA.

Notes for ROBERT A JOYNT:

Per 1894 census, age 10, b. Michigan, att school.

More About ROBERT A JOYNT:

Residence: 1936, Bay City, Michigan

 

Children of ROBERT JOYNT and DELIA are:

i. PATRICIA ANNA5 JOYNT, b. November 27, 1925, Freeland, Michigan; d. June 10, 1997, Hamilton, Montana; m. WILLIAM G FRANKENFIELD, 1947.

ii. LILLIAN JOYNT, m. ARNOLD.

iii. KATHRYN JOYNT.

iv. MURIEL JOYNT.

v. GOLDIE JOYNT.

vi. FRANCES JOYNT.

vii. ALBERT JOYNT.

 

22. ANNIE4 JOYNT (CHRISTOPHER LAYNG3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born in Canada, and died November 1946 in Michigan. She married GEORGE MILLER.

Notes for ANNIE JOYNT:

Per 1894 census b. Canada, in MI 10 yrs, married George Miller.

Midland Daily News [Michigan]

13 November 1946

Former Midland Woman Dies

Mrs. Letitia Baker, 1418 Union street, has returned home after attending

the funeral services for her sister, Mrs. George Miller, at Bay City Tuesday.

Mrs. Miller, a former Midland and Hope resident, died Saturday evening

of a lingering illness. She had resided in Estey for the past four years

moving there from Bay City.

In addition to Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Miller is survived by two brothers, Edward

Joynt of Midland and R.A. Joynt of Pontiac.

 

More About ANNIE JOYNT:

Residence: 1936, Bay City, Michigan

 

Child of ANNIE JOYNT and GEORGE MILLER is:

i. ORLO5 MILLER.

 


 

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