Mary McDonald Joyner


Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary McDonald Joyner was born in 1783, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Stephen Alexander McDonald, was 11 and her mother, Mary Harper, was 8. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Joshua Joyner. She died in 1853, in Stonefort Township, Saline, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Joyner Cemetery, Stonefort Township, Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Joyner
Mary McDonald Joyner
George Washington Joyner
Joshua Marion Joyner
Mary Jane Joyner
Sarah Jane "Sallie" Joyner
Martha A Joyner

Sources (2)

  • Mary Joiner in household of Joshua Joiner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary McDonald Joyner, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (5)

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 0

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 6

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

1804 · Walton War

Age 21

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’, a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might, rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland, though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell , and to Manx Cannell .

History: This is the name of the largest and most disparate of the Scottish clans (Clan Donald), associated in particular with the Hebrides and claiming descent from Domhnall mac Raghnaill mac Somhairle, who lived in the late 12th century. From that time until 1493 the head of the clan was known as Lord (or King) of the Isles. The reigns of the Lords of the Isles were always stormy, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland, and peppered with disasters. After a series of defeats in the 1480s, Eoin Mac Dhomhnaill a Ìle (John Macdonald of Islay, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles) forfeited his lands, his power, and his title as Lord of the Isles in 1493 to King James IV of Scotland. By then, a branch of the family had settled in the Antrim Glens in Ireland and members moved between the southern Hebrides and Ireland throughout the 16th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Mary McDonald Joyner 1783-1853 Find a Grave

Birth: 1783 Death: 1853 Family links: Children: Matthew Joyner (1814 - 1886)* George Washington Joyner (1826 - 1903)* Joshua Marion Joyner (1828 - 1881)* *Calculated relationship Burial …

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