Focus on Elias Dunton Joynes

Elias Dunton Joynes son of Elias Dunton Joynes and Margaret Smith was born in Accomack Co., VA on 20 October 1816 (Graven Stones 141). He was the second with that name and named for his grandfather Elias Dunton.  Elias died on 27 October 1867.  He was buried in the Rodgers-Boggs Plot west of Cashville. 

Family legend states that he was crushed while take a boat from the water.

He married Sarah S. Boggs about 12 August 1837 in Worcester County, MD. a license was obtained (Worcester Marriages 71). The license reads "Elisha Joynes and Sarah Boggs." Family legend states that they ran away (to Maryland) to get married.

Sarah was born in Accomack Co., VA on 3 April 1820 (Graven Stones 142).  Sarah was the daughter of James S. Boggs and Elizabeth Parker Rodgers Sarah died on 21 September 1871. She was buried in the Rodgers - Boggs Plot W of Cashville (143).

Sarah was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census 66). In Elizabeth Parker Rodgers Boggs' will on 22 April 1856 in Accomack Co., VA, Sarah was named as an heir. It was proved 30 May 1859. (Accomack County Wills 1846-1882 146).

Her will reads:

In the name of God amen I Elizabeth P. Boggs do make and ordain this instrument of writing as and for my las will and testament in manner and form following viz Item: First I give and devise to my two sons Levi R. Boggs and James A. M. Boggs my tract of land containing one hundred and sixty acres it being the land devised to me my father Levi Rodgers on condition that they shall pay to my three daughters viz Sally S. Joynes, the wife of Elias D. Joynes, Elizabeth M. Bayly, the wife of Thomas Bayly, and Georgianna C. Smith, the wife of James Smith each the sum of five hundred and sixty dollars, and if they take the said land I do hereby charge the same with the payment of the said several sums to my three daughters - I mean that my two sons Levi and James together shall pay to my three daughters the said sum of five hundred and sixty dollars as above desired. Item Second: I give to my son James A. M. Boggs my riding carriage. Item Third: The residue of my estate to be equally divided amongst all my children viz Levi R., James A. M. Sally S. Joynes, Elizabeth M. Bayly and Georgianna C. Smith - And lastly I do hereby appoint my two sons Levi R. and James A. M. Boggs executors to this my last will and testament - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the twenty second of April eighteen hundred and fifty six.

Sarah was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes in the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 267). 

Sarah was listed in the household of Henry C. Drummond on the 1870 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack County Virginia, 1870 Census, T9 Reel 1630 ). An abstract reads: Henry Drummond 38 farming, Sarah A. 31, Spencer 3, Emma Joynes 23, Sarah S. Joynes 49.

Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack County Virginia 1840 Census 52). An abstract reads: "Elias Joynes 1 male 20-30, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 15-20, 2 slaves."

He was a carpenter and in 1842 he was awarded the contract to build a new Church on Tangier Island (Swain 9). Elias Dunton Joynes gave the surity for the marriage of Revell Evans and Christiana Joynes on 22 May 1848 (Turman 97). The bond reads "Revel Evans to marry Christina Joynes, Elias D. Joynes surity."

Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census 66). Elias was listed as one of his mother's nearest neighbors on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (66). An abstract of the census reads "Margaret H. Joynes 63, Jane 30, Pamela 25."

Elias was listed as one of James H. Addison's nearest neighbors on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census 66). Elizabeth Parker Rodgers Boggs mentions Elias Dunton Joynes in her will 30 May 1859 in Accomack Co., VA. It was proved 30 May 1859. (Accomack County Wills 1846-1882 146).

Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 267). An abstract of the census reads "Elias D. Joynes 43 carpenter, Sally 40, Sally A. 22, Thomas 21, Emma 12."

Elias was listed as one of William H. Gaskins's nearest neighbors on the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 267). An abstract reads "William H. Gaskins 38, school teacher, Susan 30, Henry 7, Cora 5."

Elias was listed as one of James H. Harrison's nearest neighbors on the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 267). An abstract reads "James Harrison 59 farmer, Catherine 58, Mary A. Nelson 35, William H. Harrison 25, Thomas 23, Caroline 20, Oswald 12, John 11, Marcellus Sparrow 8, Virginia Nelson 18, William H. Nelson 30 sailor."

Elias Dunton Joynes and Sarah S. Boggs had the following children:

2 i. Sally A.Joynes was born in Accomack Co., VA on 21 July 1838 (Commonwealth of Virginia Death Certificates). Sally died on 4 January 1934.

The cause of death was general dibility. She married Henry C. Drummond on 8 August 1864 in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. Marriages 1854-1896 122).

Henry was born in Accomack Co., VA on 18 August 1831 (Drummond Family Bible). Henry was the son of James Drummond and Harriet Kellam. Henry died on 14 November 1908. interment was at Onancock Cemetery (Drummond Family Bible).

Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack County Virginia, 1870 Census, T9 Reel 1630). An abstract reads: Henry Drummond 38 farming, Sarah A. 31, Spencer 3, Emma Joynes 23, Sarah S. Joynes 49.

Sally was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census 66). Sally was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes in the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 267). An abstract of the census reads "Elias D. Joynes 43 carpenter, Sally 40, Sally A. 22, Thomas 21, Emma 12."

Sally was listed in the household of Henry C. Drummond of James on the 1870 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack County Virginia, 1870 Census, T9 Reel 1630).

3 ii. Thomas S. Joynes was born in Accomack Co., VA on 28 November 1840 (Graven Stones 142). Thomas died on 9 April 1905. He was buried at Mt. Holly's Cemetery, Onancock VA.

NOTE: Family legend states that his and his wife's graves were moved to Mt Holly Cemetery when it was made aware that a pigpen had been located at the site of their graves

Thomas married twice. He married Sarah J. Moore on 14 December 1864 in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. Marriages, 1854-1896 186 ). The marriage record reads: "Thomas S. Joynes 24 carpenter, Single, son of Elias and Sally to Sarah J. Moore 26 Single, daughter of William & Ginney license 14 December 1864, married 14 December 1864 at Accomack."

Sarah was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1840. Sarah was the daughter of William Moore and Jane S. Boggs Sarah died on 25 September 1871. (Accomack County Death Register, 83). The death record reads: "Joynes, Sarah J., w/f, 25 Sep 1871 in Lee Dist., consumption, 31yrs, c/o Moore, Wm. & Moore, Jane born in ACC, wife of Joynes, Thos., Father g/info."

Sarah was listed in the household of William Moore on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census 65). The census reads: "Family 88 Moore, William Ship Carpenter 2500, 37, Jane 44, Susan E. 14, John H. 11, Sarah 10, Catherine 8, Rose Aetha 6, Agnes 3, Elizabeth 66."

Sarah was listed in the household of William Moore in the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 266). the text reads: "William Moore 47, Farmer, Jane Moore 54, John Moore 21, Farm Laborer, Sarah J. Moore 20, Catherine Moore 18, Rosetta 16, Agnes 14, Elizabeth 76, Delane Kennahorn 86."

He married second Harriet A. Drummond on 12 December 1877 in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. Marriages, 1854-1896 186). Harriet was born in Accomack Co., VA on 30 September 1853 (Accomack Co. Births 1853-1896). Harriet was the daughter of James Drummond and Ruth Parker Taylor. Harriet died on 20 March 1917 (Graven Stones 133). Conflicting evidence states that Harriet was born on 21 September 1852 in Accomack Co., VA (Commonwealth of Virginia Death Certificates).

Thomas was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census 66). Thomas was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes in the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census 267). An abstract of the census reads "Elias D. Joynes 43 carpenter, Sally 40, Sally A. 22, Thomas 21, Emma 12."

Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack County Virginia, 1870 Census, T9 Reel 1630).

Thomas S. Joynes was listed between James Boggs. wife Annie and Charles Boggs, wife Nelly. The census reads "Household 690 Family 721, Joynes, Thomas, 30, M/W, farming, $2,500.00, $500.00 Joynes, Sarah,30, F/W, keeps house."

4 iii. Emma V. Joynes was born in Accomack Co., VA on 15 September 1847 (Graven Stones 29). Emma died on 6 March 1910. She was buried at Onancock Cemetery, Onancock VA (26).

She married three times. She married George E. Waters on 2 March 1871 in Accomack Co., VA. It was a religious ceremony at Andrew's Chapel (Accomack Co. Marriages, 1854-1896  343). George was born in Accomack Co., VA on 17 July 1846 (Graven Stones 284). George died on 13 November 1873. Interment was in Boggs Burial Ground (284).

She married Robert Smith Drummond on 3 December 1877 in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. Marriages 1854-1896 124). Robert was born in Accomack Co., VA on 22 September 1832 (Graven Stones 75; Drummond Family Bible). Robert was the son of James Drummond and Harriet Kellam. He first married Susan A. Boggs on 31 December 1856 in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. Marriages 1854-1896 124). Robert died 11 September 1896 (Accomack County Death Register 50). The Death Register reads: "Drummond, Robt. S., W/m, 11 Sep 1896, Acc, paralysis, 64yr c/o Jas. & Harriet, farmer, h/o Emma. Wife g/info." Interment was in the Drummond Plot.

She married Littleton T. Boggs on 4 October 1905 in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. Marriages 1854-1896 59). Littleton was born in Accomack Co., VA on 2 September 1838 (Graven Stones 28). Littleton died on 31 August 1924.

Emma was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes on the 1850 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1850 Census). Emma was listed in the household of Elias Dunton Joynes in the 1860 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack 1860 Census).

Emma was listed in the household of Henry C. Drummond on the 1870 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Accomack Co. 1870 Census). An abstract reads: Henry Drummond 38 farming, Sarah A. 31, Spencer 3, Emma Joynes 23, Sarah S. Joynes 49.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

_____, Accomack County Virginia 1870 Census. T9 Reel 1630. American Genealogical Library, Utah.

_____, Accomack County Wills. 1846-1882, p 146.

_____, Commonwealth of Virginia Death Certificate.

_____, Drummond Family Bible.

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