Samuel Joy

1762–6 October 1822 (Age 60)
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Joy was born in 1762, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abijah French Joy, was 22 and his mother, Anne Hoyt, was 20. He married Dolly Currier on 9 April 1793, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 6 October 1822, in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Maple Cemetery, Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Samuel Joy
Dolly Currier
Marriage: 9 April 1793
Hephzibah Joy
Benjamin Currier Joy
Nancy Joy
Abigail Joy
Dorothy Joy
Mary Joy
Almira Joy
Maria Joy

Spouse and Children

9 April 1793
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1771: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States; 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 19

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle English, Old French joie, joye. In some cases it may derive from a personal name (normally borne by women) of this origin, which was in sporadic use during the Middle Ages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Joy, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"
  • Samuel Joy in entry for Nancy Joy, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Samuel Joy in entry for Nancy Joy, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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