A One-Name Study
Descendants of William Joynt
1. WILLIAM1 JOYNT was born Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Ireland. Notes for WILLIAM JOYNT: According to a letter written by Paul Joynt 03/06/1977 to Michael Joynt: The father of Christopher and Jack was born in Belfast or near there and when he was about 9 years old his father died. It was a large family and the boy was bound out to his uncle in Dublin. The Belfast Boy was Protestant and the Dublin Uncle was Catholic (his name was Joynt) and that was when their own religion was started. When the boy was about 16 he ran away, stowed on a boat that was bound for Nova Scotia. He landed in Halifax and stayed there. Another story has it that William was sent to his mother's brother-in-law who was Catholic and lived in Southern Ireland. He ran away to Dublin to stow away on a ship. "After arriving in Nova Scotia he ran for miles and hid in a forest for days in fear that he might be found and returned to his Uncle in Ireland." Children of WILLIAM JOYNT are: 2. i. CHRISTOPHER JONES2 JOYNT, b. November 14, 1830, Halifax, Nova Scotia; d. November 04, 1917, Sterling, Illinois. ii. CYRUS JOYNT. iii. JACK JOYNT. Notes for JACK JOYNT: According to a letter written by Paul Joynt 3/6/77 to Michael Joynt: Christopher Jones Joynt had a brother Jack who was a trapper and lived with Blackhawk and his tribe until the Indians were moved to Wisconsin on a reservation which was about 1912. As far as we know he went back to Masachusetts to live and at that time he was about 74 or 75. We don't think he was ever married.
2. CHRISTOPHER JONES2 JOYNT (WILLIAM1) was born November 14, 1830 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and died November 04, 1917 in Sterling, Illinois. He married ELIZABETH HASKELL FARWELL April 30, 1854 in Waltham, Massachusetts. Notes for CHRISTOPHER JONES JOYNT: Moved to IL soon after marriage and finally settled in Dixon in 1859. Children of CHRISTOPHER JOYNT and ELIZABETH FARWELL are: i. MARY ELIZABETH3 JOYNT, b. October 30, 1856; m. JOHN EDWARD WOODYATT. 3. ii. WILLIAM BATEMAN JOYNT, b. September 21, 1859, Dixon, Illinois; d. May 01, 1954, Dixon, Illinois. iii. RALPH WALDO JOYNT, b. October 09, 1870; m. MARIE ANNA HERMAN, April 20, 1892, Dixon, Illinois.
3. WILLIAM BATEMAN3 JOYNT (CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born September 21, 1859 in Dixon, Illinois, and died May 01, 1954 in Dixon, Illinois. He married MARY FREDERICA DOROTHEA DRESHLER October 05, 1882 in Dixon, Illinois. Notes for WILLIAM BATEMAN JOYNT: By Lucille Johnson Benson about William Bateman Joynt: He told me this story himself. ONe Sunday before he and "Ric" (Mary Dorothea Frederica Dreshler) were married, he and a bunch of the boys were "Whooping it up" in one of Dixon's saloons. The party got pretty rough and someone called the police. The boys got wind of the police call and they all took off in different directions. Grandpa (William Bateman Joynt) headed for the Dixon jailhouse. The reason being that "Ric" was the cook down there and besides who would think of looking in the jailhouse for anyone who had abused the law. Anyhow, it was almost dinner time. Children of WILLIAM JOYNT and MARY DRESHLER are: 4. i. FREDERICK CHRISTOPHER4 JOYNT, b. September 28, 1883, Dixon, Illinois; d. January 21, 1951, Dixon, Illinois. 5. ii. CORA ELIZABETH JOYNT, b. January 17, 1885, Amboy, Illinois; d. February 19, 1965. 6. iii. HARRY WILLIAM JOYNT, b. February 07, 1887, Dixon, Illinois; d. June 02, 1969. 7. iv. BERTHA FREDERICA JOYNT, b. April 14, 1890, Nelson, Illinois; d. March 12, 1967. 8. v. WILLIAM WALTER JOYNT, b. March 21, 1892, Nelson, Illinois; d. January 04, 1966. 9. vi. JOHN JACKSON JOYNT, b. September 05, 1894, Dixon, Illinois. 10. vii. MABEL MAE JOYNT, b. August 11, 1896, Dixon, Illinois. 11. viii. RUTH MARIE JOYNT, b. July 16, 1898, Dixon, Illinois. 12. ix. AVIS JOSEPHINE JOYNT, b. December 28, 1903, Nelson, Illinois.
4. FREDERICK CHRISTOPHER4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born September 28, 1883 in Dixon, Illinois, and died January 21, 1951 in Dixon, Illinois. He married (1) GRACE ROCKWELL May 30, 1905 in Harmon, Illinois. He married (2) VERTIE BUZZARD 1933 in Dixon, Illinois. Children of FREDERICK JOYNT and GRACE ROCKWELL are: i. BERTHA MINERVA5 JOYNT, b. May 31, 1906, Harmon, Illinois; m. JOHN NICHOLAS JACOBY, November 27, 1931, Chicago, Illinois. ii. ERMA ETHEL JOYNT, b. August 23, 1908, Nelson, Illinois; m. (1) MARTIN ALBRIGHT; m. (2) ALFRED SYKES, August 08, 1926, Oregon, Illinois; m. (3) JOE T WOOLSEY, March 07, 1933. Notes for MARTIN ALBRIGHT: Brother of Harold Albright who married Avis Joynt More About ALFRED SYKES: Divorced: December 09, 1932 iii. RUTH MARY JOYNT, b. April 10, 1911, Dixon, Illinois; m. M IRVIN NELSON, Chicago, Illinois. 5. CORA ELIZABETH4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born January 17, 1885 in Amboy, Illinois, and died February 19, 1965. She married JOHN FRANKLIN JOHNSON May 24, 1905 in Woosung, Illinois. Notes for JOHN FRANKLIN JOHNSON: "During his lifetime John worked as an engineer for the Chicago and North Western Railroad for over 50 years. During a time when the railroads were competing for carrying the mail, John, as a fireman, shovelled 14 ton of coal in ninety minutes, over 138 miles, from Clinton, Iowa, to Chicago, Ill. He also was the first engineer to haul over 150 freight cars, with the most tonnage ever hauled (until that time) over the North Western." -per dau. Lucille Johnson Benson Children of CORA JOYNT and JOHN JOHNSON are: i. MARY DOROTHEA5 JOHNSON, b. July 24, 1906, Chicago, Illinois; m. PAUL OSCAR LUNDQUIST, February 24, 1926, Chicago, Illinois. ii. LUCILLE ELIZABETH JOHNSON, b. December 31, 1907, Chicago, Illinois; m. (1) NORMAN A BENSON; m. (2) JOSEPH J BLAIS, February 02, 1935, Chicago, Illinois. More About LUCILLE ELIZABETH JOHNSON: Divorced: June 06, 1937, Dixon, Illinois iii. RUTH JOHNSON, b. August 03, 1918, Chicago, Illinois; d. August 03, 1918, Chicago, Illinois. Notes for RUTH JOHNSON: Born premature. 6. HARRY WILLIAM4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born February 07, 1887 in Dixon, Illinois, and died June 02, 1969. He married MARTHA SUSAN GILBERT February 01, 1915 in Polo, Illinois. Notes for HARRY WILLIAM JOYNT: Harry was a farmer and a truck driver. He hauled hemp for the government during World War II. Children of HARRY JOYNT and MARTHA GILBERT are: i. RALPH WALDO5 JOYNT, b. October 29, 1919, Lee Co., Illinois; m. LAVONNE MARIE BUTTERBAUGH, June 04, 1948, Dixon, Illinois. ii. MAYNARD LEROY JOYNT, b. May 15, 1926, Dixon, Illinois; m. (1) ELVIE ANN WOOLEY, February 04, 1951; m. (2) CARROLL GENE OTTENHAUSEN, July 11, 1959, Cedarville, Illinois. iii. DELORES JOYNT, b. June 13, 1927; m. OSCAR EUGENE BYERS, December 07, 1947 , Polo, Illinois. iv. FRANCIS BUNNELL JOYNT, b. December 22, 1917, Dixon, Illinois; Adopted child; m. BENNIE BUNTJER, October 29, 1939, Polo, Illinois. 7. BERTHA FREDERICA4JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born April 14, 1890 in Nelson, Illinois, and died March 12, 1967. She married THOMAS LEPPERD July 18, 1909 in Dixon, Illinois. Notes for BERTHA FREDERICA JOYNT: Bertha and family owned and operated a restaurant in Amboy, IL for many years. Children of BERTHA JOYNT and THOMAS LEPPERD are: i. WALTER WILLIAM5 LEPPERD, b. June 05, 1910, Dixon, Illinois; d. June 09, 1944, Drowned in Rock River; m. MAUDE THURSTON, September 16, 1933, Dixon, Illinois. ii. FRANCIS DOROTHEA LEPPERD, b. October 17, 1911, Dixon, Illinois; m. KIRBY SAMUEL MCKINNON, July 18, 1934, Oregon, Illinois. Notes for FRANCIS DOROTHEA LEPPERD: Worked on the staff of the Dixon Evening Telegraph Notes for KIRBY SAMUEL MCKINNON: Was the Fire Chief of Amboy, IL iii. THOMAS EDWIN LEPPERD, b. April 20, 1915, Dixon, Illinois; m. REGINA CECCO, December 28, 1949, Rockford, Illinois. Notes for THOMAS EDWIN LEPPERD: Enlisted in MacArthur's 8th Air Force, 139th Division Dec 12, 1941-was discharged March, 1946 iv. ELIZABETH JANE LEPPERD, b. January 16, 1918, Dixon, Illinois; m. HARRY COONS, April 05, 1937, Ottowa, Illinois. 8. WILLIAM WALTER4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born March 21, 1892 in Nelson, Illinois, and died January 04, 1966. He married HAZEL JUANITA MAY December 16, 1914. Notes for WILLIAM WALTER JOYNT: Was a farmer in IL and MN and also worked in the Reynold Wire Plant Children of WILLIAM JOYNT and HAZEL MAY are: i. PAUL WILLIAM5 JOYNT, b. September 17, 1917, Dixon, Illinois; m. LORRAINE RHODES, August 03, 1940, Decorah, Iowa. Notes for PAUL WILLIAM JOYNT: Paul did not serve in the Armed Forces during World War II because he was working in a defense plant. He later worked on the staff of the Dixon Evening Telegraph ii. ORVILLE LEE JOYNT, b. September 20, 1919, Dixon, Illinois; d. October 20, 1976; m. HELEN PAULINE FREADHOFF, June 30, 1954, Morrison, Illinois. Notes for ORVILLE LEE JOYNT: Served in the army during World War II iii. HELEN MAY JOYNT, b. January 24, 1922, Wheaton, Minnesota; m. (1) CLEO DONALD BIRD; m. (2) ROBERT EARL CRANEY, June 30, 1944, Dixon, Illinois. iv. RAYMOND EUGENE JOYNT, b. June 25, 1923; d. July 27, 1944, Guam, Solomon Islands. Notes for RAYMOND EUGENE JOYNT: During World War II he enlisted in the U.S. marines and was killed by a sniper on Guam. He is buried in Honolulu, Hawaii v. LESTER EARL JOYNT, b. October 09, 1927, Dixon, Illinois; m. (1) BETTY HUFFMAN; m. (2) HELEN IRENE DENNISON, March 05, 1949, Chicago, Illinois. Notes for LESTER EARL JOYNT: Served in the U.S. Navy. Owned and operated a trucking company in Dixon, IL 9. JOHN JACKSON4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born September 05, 1894 in Dixon, Illinois. He married (1) ESTHER CARLSON April 26, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. He married (2) LOUISE September 12, 1962 in Villa Park, Illinois. Child of JOHN JOYNT and ESTHER CARLSON is: i. JOHN JACKSON5 JOYNT, b. January 22, 1924, Oak Park, Illinois; m. MARILYN COLES, February 28, 1948, Chicago, Illinois. Notes for JOHN JACKSON JOYNT: Served in the U.S. Air Force in England during World War II. When he returned to civilian life he resumed his position with Teletype Corp. 10. MABEL MAE4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born August 11, 1896 in Dixon, Illinois. She married (1) LEROY BEERS. She married (2) MAURICE ORTGIESEN November 24, 1915 in Dixon, Illinois. Notes for MABEL MAE JOYNT: Mabel worked as housekeeper. Children of MABEL JOYNT and MAURICE ORTGIESEN are: i. JOHN WILLIAM5 ORTGIESEN, b. July 05, 1916, Dixon, Illinois; d. January 25, 1949; m. EDNA HIELANDER. ii. AVIS ELLA MARIE ORTGIESEN, b. December 02, 1918, Dixon, Illinois; m. MARTIN TREI, February 26, 1939, Dixon, Illinois. Notes for AVIS ELLA MARIE ORTGIESEN: Wardrobe lady at Tropicana in Las Vegas Notes for MARTIN TREI: High wire worker iii. MAURICE ALLEN ORTGIESEN, b. August 15, 1930, Dixon, Illinois. 11. RUTH MARIE4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born July 16, 1898 in Dixon, Illinois. She married (1) WILLIAM C ALBRIGHT. She married (2) CLIFFORD CARL EATINGER May 21, 1919 in Dixon, Illinois. Children of RUTH JOYNT and CLIFFORD EATINGER are: i. LAWRENCE WESLEY5 EATINGER, b. October 30, 1921, Danvers, Minnesota. ii. WALLACE MASON EATINGER, b. June 10, 1923, Danvers, Minnesota; d. July 16, 1968; m. CORRINE ETHEL OSBORNE, January 03, 1944, Chicago, Illinois. Notes for WALLACE MASON EATINGER: Served under General Patton in WWII 1943-1946. After the war he was a station master for the Illinois Central Railroad and later became a roofer. iii. FLOYD CARL EATINGER, b. April 25, 1926, Danvers, Minnesota; d. April 30, 1926, Danvers, Minnesota. 12. AVIS JOSEPHINE4 JOYNT (WILLIAM BATEMAN3, CHRISTOPHER JONES2, WILLIAM1) was born December 28 , 1903 in Nelson, Illinois. She married HAROLD FREDERICK ALBRIGHT August 30, 1921 in Dixon, Illinois. Notes for HAROLD FREDERICK ALBRIGHT: Farmer and during World War II he raised hemp for hte U.S. Government. Child of AVIS JOYNT and HAROLD ALBRIGHT is: i. ADON ALBERT5 ALBRIGHT, b. June 27, 1922, Dixon, Illinois; m. ELEANOR ELIZABETH COLLIFLOWER, August 07, 1943, Dixon, Illinois. Notes for ADON ALBERT ALBRIGHT: Farmer during WWII and helped his father raise hemp for the Government.