Mathew JOYCE born Connemara County Galway Ireland on 12-31-1830

Jun 1st, 1893 | By | Category: Joyce Family History Searches

JOYCE – (Mathew JOYCE was born in Connemara County Galway Ireland on 12-31-1830. (His mothers’ last name was ROCK.) He emigrated at an early age to Keokuk Illinois. In 1856 he married Mary FAHEY (Galway Ireland). (Mary’s mothers name was Mary WARD) They had 10 Children: John, Bridgett (McMAHON), Mary (SWISHER), Mathew, Hannah (BEARY), Margaret (NETTLETON), Anna, James, Robert and Katerine (BAXTER).

In 1864 they crossed The Great Plains and arrived in Ruby City on May 20, 1865. In June 1893 his team ran away on the grade coming out of Silver City and his leg had to be amputated. Mathew died September 5, 1893 and is buried in Wagontown, Owyhee Idaho, as are his wife Mary and daughter Mary Joyce SWISHER. I have names/dates/spouses of the Mathew and Mary Joyce children, and the children’s children etc. I’m looking for any information, documents, stories or
connections to this JOYCE Family.),

Kristine Swisher,

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