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 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.
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