Household 15 - Reuben Joynes' Heirs - Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk

REUBEN JOYNES' HEIRS

HOUSEHOLD 15

[A57]

Reuben Joynes, son of Major Joynes, was born in Northampton Co., VA, circa 1745.  Reuben died before 30 June 1789.  He married Margaret Dunton circa 1770.  Margaret was born in Northampton Co., VA, circa 1746 (Colonial Residents 33).  Margaret was the daughter of Elias Dunton and Abigail Steale.  Margaret between the 1820 and 1830 censuses.  She died between the 1820 and 1830 censuses.

On 27 May 1778 Reuben Joynes qualified as Lieutenant of the militia (Soldiers and Sailors 3).

Reuben Joynes was named in the Prosession Returns for the years 1763, 1765, 1775 and 1784. The 1784 Porcession reads: "No 11, March 2nd 1784 Processioned Line between Reubin Joines & George Smith ... March 24th, line between Ruebin Joynes & Levin Smith ... line between Ann Holden & Ruebin Joynes ... line between Heny Scarburgh & Ruebin Joynes. (Processioners Returns 1723-1792).

Reuben wrote his will on 3 November 1785 in Accomack Co., VA.  It was probated 30 June 1789 (Nottingham 382).  An abstract reads, "To son William Joynes my lands.  Daughter Sarah Joynes.  Daughter Tabitha Joynes.  Daughter Elizabeth Joynes.  Son Elias Dunton Joynes.  To each of my sons 50£ to be applied to their education.  Wife to have use of the whole estate during her widowhood.  Children resid. legatees.  Wife Margaret and friend Levin Joynes Exrs.  Witt: Theophilus Negent." In order of probate: "Proved by John Cropper, the witness being beyond the seas. The Exrs. named in the foregoing will refusing to act, Thomas Underhill qualified."

Margaret was listed on the personal property Tax List for 1787 (Yantis-Schreiner 98).  The record reads: "Joynes, Margaret, 0 males over 16, 4 Blacks over 16, 6 Black uder 16, 2 horses, 16 cattle. (not tithable) Meers. Solomon, Margaret Joynes charged."

Margaret registered to pay taxes for 177 acres in 1790-1794 in Accomack Co., VA (Tax Records).

The Procession of 1795, as it originally reads: "Eleventh District Decr 29th 1795 - Lines between Bennet Scarburgh & Reuben Joynes' heirs ... Lines between Bennet Scarburgh & Reuben Joynes' heirs" (Processioners Returns 1796 - 1816).  There was no discernable witness for this land.

Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell 24).  An abstract reads: "Peggy Joynes 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 2 females 26-45, 1 female 45+, 2 slaves."

Margaret registered to pay taxes for 101 acres in 1803 in Accomack Co., VA (Tax Records).  Margaret registered to pay taxes for 86 acres in 1804-1811 in Accomack Co., VA (Tax Records).  Margaret was listed as the head of a family in 1810 in Accomack Co., VA (Powell 74).  An abstract reads: "Peggy Joynes 1 female to 26, 1 female to 45, 1 female 45+, 2 slaves."

In 1812 in Accomack Co., VA, the 86 acres Margaret was taxed on were divided, 21 2/3 to Elias for Margaret, 21 2/3 acres for William Reuben and 21 2/3 for Elizabeth (Tax Records).  On 1 September 1814 in Accomack Co., VA, Margaret and her children sold Reuben's Bounty land to Thomas M. Bayly (Deeds 224).  An abstract reads

This indenture made 1 September 1814 between Peggy Joynes widow, William Joynes and Hetty his wife, Elias Joynes and Margaret his wife, Tabitha Joynes and Elizabeth Joynes, children of Reuben Joynes dec'd, a Lieutenant in the Virginia line on the continental establishment in the Revolutionary War of the one part and Thomas M. Bayly of the other part, all of the County of Accomac, state of Virginia.  Witnesses that the said Peggy Joynes, William Joynes, Hetty his wife, Elias Joynes, Margaret, his wife, Tabitha Joynes and Elizabeth for and in consideration of agreements hereto fore entered into with Thomas M. Bayly and by him performed and completed and the further consideration of one hundred pounds Virginia currency by the Thomas M. Bayly, to them in hand, paid the receipt whereof the do hereby acknowledge and forever acquit and discharge the said Thomas M. Bayly, his heirs and assigns forever, all their rights interests and title, claims and demands which they now have, have had or ever will have of and to a military land warrant on the continental establishment drawn by Thomas M. Bayly assignee of William Joynes, representative of Rubin Joynes, a Lieutenant in the Virginia line for 2666 2/3 acres.  Number 5269 and all entries and surveys and land made on or by the land warrant in the state of Ohio, together with all the improvements and water courses and every other thing there into belonging.  To have and to hold the said land warrant, entries surveys and land hereby conveyed and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Thomas M. Bayly, his heirs and assigns forever and the said Peggy Joynes, William Joynes and Hetty his wife, Elias Joynes and Margaret his wife, Tabitha and Elizabeth Joynes for themselves their heirs, executors and administrators do warrant, promise and agree to and with the said Thomas M. Bayly, his heirs assigns by these presents that the land warrant entries, survey and lands now are and ever shall be free from all other title, claims whatsoever under them or either of them and the said Peggy, etc., for their heirs all and singularly the said land warrant entries and surveys and land hereby bargained and sold unto the said Thomas M. Bayly, his heirs and assigns against them, the said Peggy Joynes and etc. and their heirs and assigns and all and every other person whatsoever claiming under them or either of them, their heirs or assigns shall, will and do warrant and defend by these present in witness whereas the Peggy and etc.

A delegation was sent to the home of Hetty Joynes, who was unable to travel to get her acknowledgment that she was doing this of her own free will.

Fully proved 25 September 1815."

Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell 134).  An abstract reads: "Margaret Joynes 1 female 26-45, 2 females 45+, 2 slaves."

Reuben Joynes was assigned pew no. 22 in St. George's Church (Vestry Book 18).  Reuben Joynes was the administrator of the estate of his father Major Joynes on 14 February 1770 in Northampton Co., VA (Marshall 409).  On 26 August 1777 in Accomack Co., VA, it was ordered by the Court that he be recommended as 2nd Lieutenant (Soldiers 2).  On 27 May 1778 in Accomack Co., VA, it was ordered by the Court that he qualify as Lieutenant of the militia (3).  Reuben made a will on 3 November 1785 in Accomack Co., VA.  It was probated 30 June 1789 (Wills 382).  An abstract reads, "To son William Joynes my lands.  Daughter Sarah Joynes.  Daughter Tabitha Joynes.  Daughter Elizabeth Joynes.  Son Elias Dunton Joynes.  To each of my sons 50 l to be applied to their education.  Wife to have use of the whole estate during her widowhood.   Children resid. legatees.  Wife Margaret and friend Levin Joynes Exrs.  Witt: Theophilus Negent."  In order of probate: "Proved by John Cropper, the witness being beyond the seas.  The Exrs. named in the foregoing will refusing to act, Thomas Underhill qualified."

In the November, 1800, court a survey and division of the lands of Reuben Joynes decd was ordered.  The record reads: "Pursuant to an Order of the Worshipful Court of Accomack County dated November 1800 I Parker Barnes have on the 6th, 7th 8th 9th & 10th days of December 1800 surveyed and divided the lands of Reuben Joynes dec'd which lands are situate lying & being in the parish of Saint George & County aforesaid and bound as follows to wit: on the N. W. By the small creek called _____ which divides from the lands of Thomas Parsons, on the S. E. by the lands of Geo. Scarburgh & Levi Rodgers.  And on the S. W. By a Gully dividing from the said Geo. Scarburgh, the plat courses, distances & divisions so more particularly below.  [Signed Parker Barnes.]  This land, as shown on the Plat bordered on the Land of George Scarburgh and Levi Rodgers, Kennahorn's gate, and Thomas Parsons.  House lot and Woods lot with it draw'd by Tabitha Joynes, and contains 16 acres; hard land and contains 13 acres and 1 contains 10 acres of woods belongs to Jacob Waterfield in right of his wife, 23 acres; 12 acres & 2 - 10 acres woods 7 belongs to Elizabeth Joynes, 24 acres; hard land 15 acres & 3, 9 acres of woods belongs to William Joynes 24 acres; hard land & its [-----] it and altogether contains 109 acres." _____ (Eastern Shore Stuff - Original Scans and Document Photographs - Accomack County Survey Book 3, p. 30).

Reuben Joynes and Margaret Dunton had the following children:

1 i. Sally Joynes was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1773. In Reuben Joynes' will on 3 November 1785 in Accomack Co., VA, Sally was named as an heir. It was probated 30 June 1789 (Wills 382). She married Jacob Waterfield before 1800. She married Jacob Waterfield on 21 February 1791in Northampton Co., VA (Mihalyka, 110). On 8 December 1801 Jacob and Sally Waterfield then of Isle of Wright County sold to Levi Rodgers twenty acres of land as per the surevy of the land of Reuben Joynes deceased. SEE: Jacob Waterfield Deed.

2 ii. Elizabeth Joynes was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1775. In Reuben Joynes' will on 3 November 1785 in Accomack Co., VA, Elizabeth was named as an heir. It was probated 30 June 1789 (Wills 382). On 1 September 1814 in Accomack Co., VA, Peggy Joynes, William Joynes and Hetty, Elias Joynes, wife Margaret, Tabitha Joynes and Elizabeth Joynes sold Reuben's bounty land in Ohio to Thomas M. Bayly (Deeds 224). On 10 April 1821 she married James Ashby (Turman 7).

3 iii. Tabitha Joynes was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1777. In Reuben Joynes' will on 3 November 1785 in Accomack Co., VA, Tabitha was named as an heir. It was probated 30 June 1789 (Wills 382). On 1 September 1814 in Accomack Co., VA, Peggy Joynes, William Joynes and Hetty, Elias Joynes, wife Margaret, Tabitha Joynes and Elizabeth Joynes sold Reuben's bounty land in Ohio to Thomas M. Bayly (Deeds 224).

Tabitha was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell 50). An abstract reads: "Tabitha Joyne 1 female 50-60, 4 slaves."

Tabitha was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell, Jody, Accomack 1840, p 52). An abstract reads: "Tabitha Joynes 1 female 60-70."

4 iv. William Reuben Joynes was born circa 1780. On 10 May 1807 William married Haddasa (Hester) Rodgers (Turman 147). The record reads: "Joynes Wm. of Reuben to Haddasa Rodgers on 10 May 1807. Walter Welch security."

5 v. Elias Dunton Joynes was born circa 1782. On 16 March 1808. Elias married Jane Smith. The record reads: "Joynes, Elias to Jane Smith 16 March 1808. Stephen Warrington security." Jane died after the birth of their first son, Thomas S. Joynes. Elias Dunton Joynes was listed as a Corporal and served 1 months 6 days for the years 1813 and 1814 in the War of 1812. He was enlisted in the the Company of Levin S. Joynes, Second Regiment of Virginia Militia, Accomack County commanded by Col. Thomas M. Bayly. (See the payroll.) On 25 July 1814 Elias married Margaret Smith her sister. The record reads: "Joynes, Elias to Margaret Smith on 25 July 1814. William Joynes security." Elias and Margaret's son Elias Joynes and his wife Sally (Sarah) are buried at the Boggs-Rodgers Cemetery.

Sources:

_____. Accomack County Deeds 1815-1817.

_____. Accomack County Tax Records 1782-1850.

_____. Eastern Shore Stuff - Original Scans and Document Photographs - Accomack County Survey Book 3. Accessed 15 May 2012. http://easternshorestuff.com.

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