George Washington Joy


When George Washington JOY was born on August 5, 1836, in Zanesville, Ohio, his father, Thomas, was 34 and his mother, Amelia, was 20. He married Dacy Elizabeth Richards in 1862 and they had eight children together. In 1863, they were living in Eudora, Kansas when Kansas was a Union border state during the American Civil War.

After Dacy died, he married Mary Weisinger in 1879, sharing the last 34 years of his life with her. They had one son together, Stephen Garfield Joy (1881–1949).

george washington joy grave
George died on December 14, 1914, nine months after losing his wife, Mary. He lived a long life of 78 years. You can see his grave at the Hesper Friends Church Cemetery, Hesper, Douglas Co, Kansas.

JOY LINE 3rd & 4th great grandparents

George and Dacy’s children:

Mary Frances JOY

Sarah Amelia JOY

Lois Adelaide JOY

William Gardner Joy

Harriette Elizabeth “Hattie” Joy

Henry Alfred Alf Joy

Frank Peter JOY

Ella Susan JOY

George Washington Joy’s Parents

We will feature Thomas Tarlton Joy and his wife, Amelia Ann Rollings (or Rollins) in a future post.

Slideshow of their descendants

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2 thoughts on “George Washington Joy

  1. I hadn’t seen that photo of Henry Alfred Joy in his middle years before. Cool. And I have Edward Kennedy’s wife Prudence as “Burns,” but you have “Burnside”–is that new information?


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