James Joy

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

The Life 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
1861–
Jennie Welsh
Marriage: 6 May 1888

Spouse and Children

    Male1861–Male

    Jennie Welsh

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
6 May 1888
Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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.
1863

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: 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 (1)

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

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