Alexander Joyce, Sr., born Abt. 1685 in Ireland

Jan 1st, 1685 | By | Category: Of Ancient Times

 

Alexander Joyce, Sr., born Abt. 1685 in Ireland.

an amazing website about the Joyce name
http://thejoyceconnection.homestead.com 
http://www.galway-ireland.ie/joyce.htm click here to see a map of the original Joyce land in VA-NC

children1-Alexander Joyce, Jr
born Abt. 1715
died 3-5-1778 in Guilford (Rockingham) Co., NC
married Abt. 1739 to
Sarah Austin born abt 1720 in Virginia
and died before 5-1758 in Guilford (Rockingham) Co., NC
she was the daughter of Richard Austin
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remarried 5-19-1758 in Prince Edward Co., VA to Jane Hamilton
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http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oldmill/Joyce.htm 

and http://www.lindajdunn.com/genealogy/joyce.html2-Thomas Joyce 496
born Abt. 1729 in (probably) Virginia
died 1780 in Charlotte Co., VA
married 12-1-1747 in Baltimore, MD to
Eleanor Thornton

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.
One of the earliest families to settle in what is now Rockingham County, North Carolina
was that of two brothers, Thomas and Alexander Joyce.
Alexander Joyce died in 1778 leaving a will which is recorded in Guilford County, North Carolina
while Thomas Joyce died in 1780 leaving a will recorded in Charlotte County, Virginia.
These two brother first appeared in Lunenburg County, Virginia records in 1748.
Later their lands fell into Charlotte County, Virginia, which was cut off from Lunenburg in 1765.
Along with the will in Charlotte County, Virginia for Thomas Joyce,
there are also two inventories recorded there concerning his estates in Guilford and Surry Counties, North Carolina.
By the time Rockingham County was cut off from Guilford in 1785,
both families of Joyces were living on or near the Mayo River.
He bought 640 acres of land on Sheperd’s Creek on May 6, 1760.
This is about the time that he came to Rockingham County, NC.

Thomas Joyce
born Abt. 1729 in (probably) Virginia
died 1780 in Charlotte Co., VA
married 12-1-1747 in Baltimore, MD to
Eleanor Thornton
born Abt. 1730
died Bef. 1780 in Charlotte Co., VA.

9 children1-Mary Joyce, born Abt. 17482-Alexander Joyce
born Abt. 1749 in Charlotte Co., VA
died 1819 in Stokes Co., NC
married Mary Smith.

John Coon Joyce
born Abt. 1750 in Charlotte Co., VA
died Abt. 1814 in Rockingham Co., NC 

married Abt. 1770 in Charlotte Co., VA to
Margaret “Peggy” Smith

4-Hannah Joyce, born June 29, 1754.

5-Isaac Joyce,
born Abt. 1755 in Lunenburg Co., VA…died 1-4-1831 in Stokes Co., NC
married Elizabeth Smith born Abt. 1754; died Bet. 1840 – 1850 in Stokes Co., NC.

6-George Joyce, born Abt. 1759.

7-Elizabeth Joyce, born Abt. 1769.

8-Andrew Joyce, born 1-20-1771 in Charlotte Co., VA; died 4-30-1853 in Patrick Co., VA
married Nancy Ann/Jane Burge; born Abt. 1771.

ix. Esther Joyce, born January 3, 1774.

Alexander Joyce
born Abt. 1749 in Charlotte Co., VA
died 1819 in Stokes Co., NC.
married to
Mary Smith
born Abt. 1750 in Surry (Stokes) Co., NC
died Bef. 1824 in Stokes Co., NC 

(She was the daughter of 498. William Smith.)

2 children1-William B. Joyce
born Abt. 1775 in Stokes Co., NC
died 1836 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC ,br /> married Abt. 1795 to
Elizabeth Young
2-Alexander Joyce, born Abt. 1780.

William B. Joyce
born Abt. 1775 in Stokes Co., NC
died 1836 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC
married Abt. 1795 to
Elizabeth Young
born Abt. 1777 in NC
died 1854 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC
She was the daughter of 250. James Young.

7 children of William Joyce and Elizabeth Young are:1-Lemuel Joyce, born Abt. 1796 in Stokes Co., NC; died 1858 in Stokes Co., NC;
married born Abt. 1798 to Temperance Joyce2-James Joyce, born Abt. 1799 in Stokes Co., NC
married 3-11-1856 in Patrick Co., VA to
Sarah Adams born 1797 in Patrick Co., VA; died in Patrick Co., VA.

3-Perrin Joyce
born 6-8-1806 in Patrick Co., VA
died 9-15-1864 in Stokes Co., NC
married 1-28-1830 in Rockingham Co., NC to his 3rd cousin
Letitia Joyce

4-Hamilton Joyce, born Abt. 1809

5-Peter T. “Coon” Joyce
born Abt. 1811 in NC; died Bet. 1870 – 1880 in Peters Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC
married Abt. 1832;
remarried 4-29-1851 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC to
Susan A. Hopkins born Abt. 1828 in Critz, Patrick Co., VA; died Aft. 1880.

6-John Joyce, born Abt. 1815.

7-Calvin Joyce
born Abt. 1818 in Stokes Co., NC…died Abt. 1864 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC
married 2-9-1838 in Patrick Co., VA to
Sarah Corn born Abt. 1815 in Patrick Co., VA…died in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC.

Perrin Joyce,
born 6-8-1806 in Patrick Co., VA
died 9-15-1864 in Stokes Co., NC.
married 1-28-1830 in Rockingham Co., NC to his 3rd cousin
Letitia Joyce
born 7-6-1813 in Rockingham Co., NC
died 3-1-1901 in Stokes Co., NC 

She was the daughter of 126. John Joyce, Jr. and 127. Elizabeth Joyce.
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9 children of Perrin Joyce and Letitia Joyce are:1-Caroline Matilda Joyce
born 7-25-1832 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co NC
died 12-27-1921 in Stokes Co., NC
married 12-31-1862 in Stokes Co., NC to
Jeremiah B. Hodge
2-Livingston Joyce, born Abt. 1840 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC.

3-Naoma “Oma” Joyce,
born 8-1842 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC…died Aft. 1900
married 11-29-1872 in Stokes Co., NC to
James C. Hall born 5-1842 in Stokes Co., NC; died Aft. 1900.

4-Tempy Joyce, born Abt. 1844 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC.

5-David R. Joyce, born 9-1846 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC; died Aft. 1900.

6-Joseph “Josie” Joyce,
born 3-1851 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC…died Aft. 1900
married Bet. 1899 – 1900 to Lue? born 8-1866 in Virginia…died Aft. 1900

7-Eliza A. Joyce
born 6-1854 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC…died Aft. 1900
married 2-8-1881 to
Richard Det Hall born 10-24-1854 in Stokes Co., NC; died 7-5-1940

8-Delilah Joyce, born Abt. 1856 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC

9-Letitia/Lethelia Joyce, born 8-1858 in Snow Creek Township, Stokes Co., NC.

Jeremiah B Hodge
born about 1827 in Virginia
married to
Caroline Matilda Joyce
born 7-25-1832 Stokes co NC
died 12-27-1921 

(daughter of Perrin and Letitia Joyce)

Caroline Maltida Joyce was raped Mr Martin
1 child
Delilah Joyce
born 4-15-1856 died 3-20-1944
married 8-14-1884 to
Samuel Jeremiah Snider in Patrick co Va

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