James Joy

26 November 1861–
Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Joy was born on 26 November 1861, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert C. Joy, was 43 and his mother, Mariah Wilson, was 33. He married Jennie Welsh on 6 May 1888, in Tennessee, United States. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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James Joy
Jennie Welsh
Marriage: 6 May 1888

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1888Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 1
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 35
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Joie, a French female personal name or occasionally from its male equivalent, given especially since the Reformation as an omen or well-wishing name. In some cases the name may also be a nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle English joie ‘joy’.History: Thomas Joy (c. 1610–78), an architect and builder born probably in Hingham, Norfolk, England, appears in land records in Boston, MA, in 1636. He had a considerable influence on Boston architecture.

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

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    Sources (1)

    • James Jay in household of Robert Jay, "United States Census, 1870"

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