I’m sure many of you Joyner researchers have already sorted this out, but I’m still trying to make sense of who’s who. 

I’m going to start posting information about the Joyner family of Pitt County, primarily focusing on items spanning the colonial era to the mid-to-late-1800s. 

All of the following items come from the Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly, which is available for free at Archive.org. (See accompanying links for each item.)

Joyner Family Records from Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly

Four Sons of Israel Joyner, 1759

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (November 2009), p. 4 

This deed is found in Beaufort County Deed Book 3, page 433. Contributed by Roger Kammerer.

This Indenture made the 22 [BLANK] 1759 by & between Israel JOYNER, John JOYNER, William JOYNER & Abraham JOYNER all of Beaufort County Planters ofthe one part & John SPIER of the said County Planter of the other part Witnesseth, that the afsd. Israel JOYNER, John JOYNER, William JOYNER & Abraham JOYNER for & in consideration of the Sum of one hundred pounds procn. money to them in hand already paid & Satisfied hath given granted bargained & sold & by these presents do absolutely given grant bargain sell & confirm unto the said John SPIER his heirs & assigns forever a tract or dividend of land containing 410 acres, lying & being in the County afsd. on the North Side of Pamptico river, beginning at a white oak Israel JOYNERS corner, & with his line S.59 E. 224 pole to a pine by the side of a branch, then along the branch S. 75 E. 248 pole to a Sasafax tree, thence N 15 E. 248 pole to George SMITHS line, & with his line westerly to his corner N 79 W 300 poles to Thomas JORDANS Corner tree, thence with his line to the beginning, which said land is by a patent Granted to Israel JOYNER deceased dated 22d of December 1738 & by his last will & testament bequeath the afsd. to Israeli JOYNER, John JOYNER, William JOYNER & Abraham JOYNER his four Sons, which Said land with all & singular the rights hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to the said land appertaining. 

To have and to hold the said land & all & Singular the premises unto the said John SPIER his heirs & assigns forever & that in as ample manner to all intents & purposes as a Sure Estate in fee simple can be held or enjoyed in & to the premises, we the said Israel JOYNER, John JOYNER, William JOYNER & Abraham JOYNER Covenant for themselves their heirs Excrs & admrs. that they are now lawfully Seized of the premises & have absolute power & right to sell the same in manner afsd as in defeasible estate of inheritance in fee Simple free & clear of all widows claims & all other Incumberances whatsoever, we the said Israel JOYNER, John JOYNER, William JOYNER & Abraham JOYNER bind & oblige ourselves our heirs Excrs & admrs. jointly & severally to warrant maintain & defend to the said John SPIER his heirs & assigns forever

In Witness Whereof the said Israel JOYNER, John JOYNER, William JOYNER & Abraham JOYNER have hereunto put their hands & Seals day & year above written.

Israel JOYNER {mark & seal}
John JOYNER {seal}
William JOYNER {mark & seal}
Abraham JOYNER {mark & seal}

Sealed and delivered in presence of }

John HARDEE
Abraham ENLOW

September Court 1759

This deed was proved in open Court by the oath of John HARDEE one of the subscribing Witnesses,

ordered to be registered. Test Alexr STEWART Cl:Curs.

The Anderson-Joyner Bible Records 

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (August 1999), p. 23-25 

From xerographs of the record pages from two different Bibles, clipped together; in the files of R. Kammerer. It appears as if the Joyner Bible records had been removed and stuck in the Anderson Bible, probably by Mary Ann Joyner, wife of Lawrence R. Anderson. The originals are in the possession of (Carol Tyer?) . . . who gave the records to Robert G. Tyson on Jan. 9, 1985. Mr. Tyson noted that on Jan. 30, 1985, he contacted Edna Bateman and got the following information:

Edna’s relatives are named:

    • Eliza (Lyde) Anderson, md. John Tyer (Farmville)
    • Ruel Tyer I; druggist, Snow Hill, La Grange, ?where
    • Ruel Tyer II
    • Charlie Tyer
    • Ruel Tyer III named for grandfather

Edna’s parents: Isaac Ulysses Joyner and Verna Pope Anderson Joyner
Edna’s great-grandfather, Lawrence Richard Anderson.

Mr. Tyson also noted that is not clear how the Tyson and Tyer families were related to the Andersons.

The Bible records of the Anderson family:

Births

  • Jordan Anderson the son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born March 20. 1779
  • Cintha Anderson the Daugt of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born August the 9. 1780
  • John N. (V.?) Anderson the Son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born August the 20th.l782
  • Rebecka Anderson the daughter of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born the 29 of July 1785
  • Reuel Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born the 10 of June 1792
  • Rebeccah Ann Anderson the daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born June 16th. 1817
  • Frances E. Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born April 6th. 1819
  • Elisabeth Ann Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born April 14th. 1821
  • Sally Jane Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born May 20th. 182_(?)
  • Lawrence R. Anderson son of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born February the 22. 1825
  • Susan D. Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born July the 9. 1827
  • Reuel J. Anderson son of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born April 24. 1829
  • Henrietta L. Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born February the 7th. 1831
  • Eddie B. Anderson was Born 20th May 1833 Dead
  • Benjamin Ed(w?) Anderson Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born March 16 the 1834
  • Reuel M. Standi son of Caswell Standi & Rebecca his Wife was born 2nd Sept. 1835
  • Godfrey Standi son of Caswell Stancil & Rebecca his Wife was born April 28th. 1837
  • Benjamin Edee Stancil son of Caswell Stancil & Rebecca his Wife was born October 4th. 1838
  • Lawrence Henry Stancil Son of Caswell Stancil & Rebecca his Wife was born November 6th 1839
  • Ritty Anderson Daniel the Daughter of Sarah J. Daniel was Born Sept the 29. 1842
  • Ruel Benjamin Anderson the son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was borned the 26 of Oct 1846
  • Isaac J. Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born on the 13th Nov 1848
  • Eliza Ann Anderson Daughter of Lawrence R. Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born on the 29 th July 1850
  • Sarah Elizebeth Anderson daughter of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born September the 7th 1853
  • John W. Anderson, son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born the 11th of September 1855
  • Henry Clay Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born on the fourth of January 1858
  • Anna L. Anderson Daughter of L. R. Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born the 30 day of July 18(59 or 60? torn)
  • Mary Frances Daughter of L. R. Anderson and Mary Ann his Wife was born the 21st March 1861

Deaths

  • Ruel Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife died on thursday 12th September 5 minutes before 5 o’clock in the evening 1839
  • Eddee Benjamin Anderson son of Reuel & Ritty Anderson died August 15th 1833
  • Edee Benjamin Brown Anderson son of Ruel Anderson & Ritty his wife died at 1 o’clock in the morning of the 29th Sept 1840
  • Ruel J. Anderson son of Ruel & Ritty his wife died the 20th of June 1841 Age 12 yrs
  • Rebecca Carson died the 30th of Apl. 1842 Aged 56 yrs. 9 mos
  • Elizabeth Standi, Wife of Nathan, Daughter of Ruel Anderson & Ritty his wife died Sept 6 184(3?)
  • Ritty Anderson wife of Ruel Anderson died Nov 4, 1843
  • Sarah Jane the Daughter of Ruel Anderson and Ritty his wife departed this life in the evening of the 13 Jan 1845
  • Lawrence Richard Anderson son of Ruel and Ritty Anderson departed this life June 2, 1864, in battle
  • Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Lawrence R. Anderson and Mary Ann, his wife departed this life June 18, 1884
  • Isaac Joyner Anderson son of Lawrence R. Anderson and Mary Ann, his wife departed this life 1899
  • Mary Ann Anderson, wife of Lawrence R. Anderson, departed this life June 2, 1901
  • Ruel Benjamin Anderson son of Lawrence R. and Mary Ann Anderson, departed this life Dec. 31, 1915

The records of the Joyner family:

Marriages

  • Isaac Joyner and Anna Tison was Married 14th February 1821
  • Moses Joyner and Lucy Jane Lasitter was maried the 18th of May A. D. one thousand eigh-hundred and forty eight
  • Laurence Anderson and Mary Ann Joyner was married April 24 (A. D.) one thousand eight hundred & forty five

Births

  • Arseena Elizabethe Joyner Daughter of Isaac Joyner & Anna his wife was bornd 4th December in the year of our Lord 1821
  • Moses Joyner Son of Isaac & Anna his wife was bornd October 26th – 1824
  • John Joyner Son of Isaac & Anna Joyner was bornd In the year of our Lord Jany. the – 1827
  • Mary Ann Joyner Daughter of Isaac Joyner and Anna his wife was bornd the 13(?) March in the year of our Lord 1829
  • Seth Joyner Son of Isaac & Anna Joyner was bornd 29(?) Day of June in the year of Our Lord 1832
  • Henry Ervin Joyner son of Isaac and Anna Joyner was born January 27 in the year of our Lord 1835
  • Anna Daughter of Isaac & Anna Joyner was born the 5 of June in the year of our Lord 1837
  • Eliza Daughter of Isaac & Anna Joyner was borned the 9 January in the year of our Lord 1840
  • Ruel Benjamin Anderson son of Laurence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was bornd October 26th A. D. one thousand eight-hundred & forty-six
  • Isaac Joyner Anderson son of Laurence & Mary Anderson his wife was bornd November 13th A. D. one thousand eight-hundred & forty eight
  • Eliza Ann Anderson the Daughter of Lawrence & Mary Ann Anderson [no date]
  • Abraham Joyner Son of John Joyner and Elizabeth his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord Marh [sic] the 16 1761
  • Isaac Joyner Son of Abraham Joyner & Kissiah his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord July 31 Day 1791
  • Anna Tison Daughter of Moses Tison and Elizabeth his wife was bornd November 24 in the year of our Lord 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799
  • Susan Lasitter Joyner daughter of Moses and Lucy Jane his wife was bornd Sunday 17th of June in the year of our Lord 1849
  • James Wood Joyner son of Moses Joyner and Lucy J Joyner his wife was born 20 of November 1852
  • James W Joyner departed this life Tuesday morning the 27 of July in the year of our Lord 1854
  • Sally Ann Joyner daughter of Moses Joyner and Lucy J Joyner his wife was born May 11th l(torn)
  • Jess L Joyner was born on Sunday Feb 2 18(51 or 56?)

Deaths

  • Arseena Elizabeth Joyner Departed this life on Wednesday th26 October 182(? illegible)
  • Abraham Joyner of the State of Georgia Departed this life on the 14 Febuary in the year of our Lord 1827
  • Seth Joyner Departed this life on Monday 3rd March 1834
  • John Joyner Departed this life on wenesday the 13 of October 1837
  • Eliza Joyner Departed this life on thursday the 2 of July 1840
  • John Joyner Departed this life on the 20 of March A. D. 1853
  • Anna Joyner wife of Isaac Joyner Departed this life on Thursday th4 of May A.D. 1854 aged 54 years five months and 10 days
  • Isaac Joyner Son of Abraham Joyner & Kisiah his wife Departed this life on Tuesday the 16th of January AD 1855 Aged 63 years five months & sixteen days
  • Jesse Lasitter Son of Stephen & Nancy Lasitter Departed this life on Tuesday Nov 13th 1866 in the sixty seventh year of his age

 

The Parker-Tyson Bible Records

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (November 1996), p. 17

From a handwritten transcript in the Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, Coll. #480.21.f, Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. No information on age or owner of Bible was indicated.

  • Elijah R. Parker was born May 8, 1850 and died Sept. 26, 1918
  • Sarah Ann wife of Jesse S. Parker was born Jan. 27, 1826 and died April 12, 1888
  • Nancy Cathern daughter of J. S. and S. A. Parker, wife of W. L. Tucker was born March 5, 1855 died 1873
  • Jessie Ann daughter of J. S. and S. A. Parker was born May 9, 1862 and died Nov. 23, 1873
  • Mary Elizabeth daughter of J. S. and S. A. Parker was born Nov. 4, 1853 died Jan. 30, 1866
  • Atimessia daughter of Calvin and E. F. Joyner was born May 24, 1899 and died June 22, 1900
  • Bertha V. daughter of Calvin and E. F. Joyner was born April 6, 1901 and died Sept. 19, 1905
  • Florence E. wife of Calvin Joyner born Oct. 15, 1877 and died Aug. 17, 1923
  • W. L. Fulford was born Oct. 13, 1863 and died Jan. 12, 1915
  • Mary wife of J. C. Fulford born 1838—died June 10, 1914
  • Gideon Fulford bom Oct. 25, 1833—died Jan. 24, 1883
  • Robert F. Fulford was born Feb. 18, 1860 and died Oct. 24, 1875
  • Mary Elizabeth Fulford was born March 31, 1871 and died Sept. 29, 1873
  • Henry Ervin Fulford was born June 29, 1870 and died July 10, 1870
  • Sallie Fulford was born Aug. 21, 1861 and died May 10, 1863
  • Mary wife of James Parker born 1805 died 1873
  • James Parker born 1807 died Sept. 1869
  • Elsie Hunt daughter of R. F. and Ethel Allen was born and died Oct. 27, 1929
  • Jackey Ann Parker was born May 9, 1856 and died Aug. 6, 1928
  • E. S. Parker was born May 10, 1840 and died Nov. 6, 1917
  • Addie O. wife of Aaron J. Tyson was born Sept. 2, 1870 and died July 1, 1934
  • A.J. Tyson was born Oct. 26, 1856 and died Feb. 22, 1931
  • Infant daughter of A. J. and A. O. Tyson was born and died May 27, 1909
  • Amos Joyner Tyson son of A. J. and A. O. Tyson was born July 22, 1890 and died May 22, 1894
  • Lester A. Tyson son of A. J. and A. O. Tyson was born May 7, 1898 and died Nov. 11, 1898
  • Pleasant Gold Tyson son of A.J. and A. O. Tyson was born Jan. 5, 1906 and died June 21, 1906
  • Laney wife of John J. Tyson was born April 1819 and died June 28, 1879
  • John J. Tyson was born Sept. 1814 and died Sept. 5, 1868
  • Absaley A. daughter of Joab and Susan Tyson was born Sept. 11, 1870 and died Sept. 28, 1871
  • John R. Tyson son of J. and M. J. Tyson was born Sept. 15, 1861 and died Sept. 25, 1866
  • Mary Jane wife of Joab Tyson died May 20, 1867 age 31 years
  • Laney daughter of Joab and Susan Tyson was born June 27, 1873 and died May 24, 1874
  • John J. Tyson son of Joab and Susan Tyson was born Aug. 20, 1877 and died Oct. 31, 1878
  • Infant son of Arden and Susan Tucker was born Oct. 12, 1912 and died Oct. 17, 1912
  • Joab T. Tucker son of Arden and Susan Tucker was born May 4, 1906 and died May 27, 1907

 

Moses Tison Bible

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (August 2004), p. 22

The following taken from a handwritten transcription of the bible record, owned by Kenneth Parker, found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha; First New York Edition; Published by E. Duyckick, Smith and Forman, Collins and Co.; J. Tiebout, S. A. Burtus, and B. Crane; George Long, Printer; New York 1812. “The Property of Moses Tison.” Contributed by Roger Kammerer.

FAMILY RECORD

  • Zilpha Tison daughter of Seth Tyson and Laney Tyson his Wife was born October the 15th 1817
  • Emmela Tyson daughter of Seth Tyson and Laney Tyson his wife was born October 13th 1819
  • Laney Tison daughter of Seth Tison and Laney Tison his wife was born March 4, 1824
  • Moses Tison & Louisa Joyner was married January the 28th 1836.
  • Abbey Tison daughter of Moses Tison and Louisa Tison his wife was born June 12th in the year of our lord 1850
  • Moses Tison son of Seth Tison and Laney Tison his wife was bornd the 10th day of January in the year of our Lord 1814
  • Elizabeth Tison daughter of Seth Tison and Laney Tison his wife was bornd the 2nd day of September in the year of our Lord 1815
  • Louisa Joyner daughter of Amos Joyner and Elizabeth Joyner his wife was born Sept 12th 1812
  • Laney Tison daughter of Moses Tison and Louisa Tison his wife was born December the 11th in the year of the world 1836
  • Elizabeth Tison Daughter of Moses Tison & Louisa Tison his wife was born the 26th of January 1839.
  • Seth Tyson son of Moses [TORN]
  • Emmela Tison daughter of Seth & Laney Tison died Oct 11, 1823
  • Zilpha Tison died August the 23 1827
  • Seth Tison son of Moses Tison & Elizabeth his wife died June [TORN]
  • Charles son of [TORN]
  • Seth Tyson was married to Laney Harper the 7 day in the year of our Lord 1812
  • Lamuel Hardy and Elizabeth Tyson was married the 5th day of December 1833
  • Haywood son of Chaney was born February 18th 1841
  • Allen son of Chaney was born Sept 6, 1845
  • Hager was born May 8 1851
  • Lewis son of Chaney was born March 17, 184(?)

 

Noah Joyner Bible Record

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (February 2005), p. 29

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original bible records given to the contributor by the Rev. Robert A. Tyson. No frontpiece copied. The bible was owned by Leon Joyner. Contributed by Roger Kammerer.

MARRIAGES

John Joiner was married To Clary his wife 18 February 1802
   he was born Oct 7. 1779
   he was Married to his 2nd wife May the 14th- 1835

James Joyner was married to Nannie Allen on the 26th day of April AD 1870.

Noah Joyner & Emily Adelaide Williams were married – – 1841

Born to them

  • Robert Williams Joyner March 1-1842
  • John Richard Joyner Sept. 30th 1843
  • Clara Elizabeth Joyner June 29- 1845
  • Edmund Noah Joyner July 26- 1847
  • George Herbert Joyner died in infancy 1849
  • Sarah Lucy Joyner Feb. 22- 1851
  • Francis Joyner Jan. 6- 1853
  • Harriet Joyner Sept. 17- 1854
  • Andrew Joyner Aug. 15- 1856 Died Easter March 25- 1951
  • James Joyner April 13- 1858 Died Easter April 12-1914

Francis Joyner and Sarah Elizabeth Lang were married June 10- 1879

Born to them

  • William Francis Joyner June 25- 1880 married Mabel McMurry April 6-1915
  • Leonidas Joyner Sept. 16-1881 Jan. 5, 1949 married Sallie Estelle Cutler
  • Annie Elberta Joyner June 7- 1883 married Charlie Edward Foster Jan. 1- 1906

BIRTHS

  • Henry Joiner 1st Son of John Joiner and Clary his wife was born 12th February 1803 died 2 Sept 1806
  • Benjamin Joiner Born Novr. 1 1th 1804.
  • Henry Joiner, the 2nd Born Novr. 7th 1807.
  • John Joiner Born April 16th 1810
  • Patsy Joiner Born March 5th 1812
  • Polly Joiner Born August 6th 1814
  • Noah Joiner Born April 3rd 1816 Died March 8 1878
  • James Joiner Born November 3rd 1818
  • John Joiner 2nd Born March 3rd 1821
  • George Joiner Born 15th October 1823 Died 1885
  • Clara Joiner Mother of the aforementioned children was borne March 3rd 1782
  • Patsy Joiner the daughter of Israel Joiner & Bathseba his wife was Born June 1st 1770
  • Zachariah her son born 21 st Feberary 1798
  • Isac Joiner Son of Jacob Joiner and Wife Sally was Born 28th April 1802
  • Emily Adelaide Williams wife of Dr Noah Joyner was born June 19th 1817. She was daughter of Dr. Robert Williams surgeon in the Revolution, and of Elizabeth Ellis his 3rd wife.
    children of Francis & S. E Joyner
    • Emily Elizabeth Joyner March 14- 1885 married Joseph Rodny Glasgow Oct. 8- 1925
    • Lula Lee Joyner Oct. 28- 1887 married John B Tuggle Mar. 22-1908
    • Edward Grey Joyner July 6-1893 married Susie Gay Oct 1 1-1917
    • Charlotte Lewis Joyner July 9- 1889 Died Nov- 8- 1890
    • Noah Joyner Dec- 3-1891 Died Dec 6 1891
    • Fannie Loraine Joyner Died Nov 8- 1899 age 3 mos.
    • Ellis Harding Joyner Sept. 15- 1896 dec. 8/24/78 married Annie Belle Quinerly Aug-1-1921

DEATHS

  • Henry Joiner 1st Dyed Sept 2nd- 1806
  • Henry Joiner 2nd Dyed 3rd day of Sept 1820
  • John Joiner Dyed 4th day Sept 1820
  • Dyed 5th day of October Elizabeth Joiner in her 88th year of her age who was the Grandmother of the Above Mentioned Children, date 1822
  • Clary Joiner Wife of John Joiner departed this life 23rd day of September 1834
  • Polly Harper that was Polly Joiner before her manage died 30 March 1837
  • Elizabeth M Rogers Wife of Stephen Rogers & daughter of Benjamin May departed this life the 3rd day of May 1845 in the 68th year of her age
  • Benja Joyner son of John Joyner and Clara his wife departed this life June 23rd 1847 in the 43rd yr of his age
  • Martha Hines wife of William Hines & daughter of John & Clara Joyner departed this life the 18th Feb 1848 in the 36th year of her age
  • John Joiner, senior departed this life on sunday morning the 20th day of March A. D. 1853. in the 74th year of his age.
  • John Joiner, Jr. departed this life on sunday 13th day of September 1863 in the 43rd year of his age
  • James Joyner son of John & Clara Joyner- died -1880
  • Sarah Elizabeth Lang wife of Francis Joyner Died June 13- 1926
  • Ellis H. Joyner b. 9-15-1896 d. 8-24-78, Miami— buried Greenville NC

 

Rev. George Joyner Bible Record

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (May 2008), p. 25

The bible of Rev. George Joyner was published by J. R. Jones, 1872. Scanned images of the bible were contributed to the Quarterly by Laura Renard.

[Frontpiece]

This Certifies that the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between George Joyner of Pitt County and Louisa A Blount of Washington on the 22nd Dec. 1857 at Washington by Edwin Geer, Presbyter of the Episcopal Church

Witness J. L. Mooring
Witness J. M. Blount

MARRIAGES

  • George Joyner was married Louisa A Blount on the 22nd December AD 1 857.

BIRTHS

  • George Joyner, Born Oct 15th 1823.
  • Louisa A Blount, Born
  • Delia L Joyner, Born Oct. 8th 1858.
  • George Joyner, Jr. Born Jan. 21 st, 1860.
  • John Joyner Born May 3rd 1861.
  • Ashby Joyner, Born Dec. 29th 1862.
  • Thomas C Joyner, Born Nov. 3rd 1865.
  • Martha B. Joyner, Born Sept. 1st 1867.
  • Louisa Anna Joyner, Born Nov. 4th 1869.
  • James M. P. Joyner, Born April 10th 1872.

DEATHS

  • George Joyner Died Sept 25-1885
  • Louisa A Joyner Died Sept. 1898
  • Delia A Joyner, Died, Sept. 11th 1877.
  • Martha B Joyner, Died, Aug. 26th 1883.
  • John Joyner, Died, Dec. 3rd 1883.
  • Thomas C Joyner Died Sept 1889
  • George H Joyner Died April 28-1923
  • T A Joyner Died May 1st 1930
  • James M P Joyner- Died March 15, 1936
  • Dr. Louisa Anna Joyner- Died 1939

 

John Joyner Bible

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (November 2010), pp. 28-29

This bible was published by Collins and Co., No. 189, Pearl Street, New York in 1815. The original bible is owned by Leon Joyner of Greensboro, NC. This record was transcribed from a photocopy of the original bible contributed to the Quarterly by Laurie Renard, Durham, NC.

MARRIAGES

  • John Joiner was married To Clary his wife 18 February 1802
  • he was born Oct 7. 1779 he was Married to his 2nd Wife May the 14- 1835
  • James Joyner was married to Nannie Allen on the 26th day of April AD 1870.
  • Noah Joyner & Emily Adelaide Williams were married – – 1841

Born to them

  • Robert Williams Joyner March 1-1842
  • John Richard Joyner Sept. 30th 1843
  • Clara Elizabeth Joyner June 29- 1845
  • Edmund Noah Joyner July 26- 1847
  • George Herbert Joyner died in infancy 1849
  • Sarah Lucy Joyner Feb. 22- 1851
  • Francis Joyner Jan. 6- 1853
  • Harriet Joyner Sept. 17- 1854
  • Andrew Joyner Aug. 15- 1856 Died Easter March 25- 1951
  • James Joyner April 13- 1858 Died Easter April 12- 1914

Francis Joyner and Sarah Elizabeth Lang were married June 10- 1879

Born to them

  • William Francis Joyner June 25- 1880 married Mabel McMurry April 6- 1915
  • Leonida Joyner Sept. 16-1881 -Jan. 5, 1949 married Sallie Estelle Cutler Nov- 26-1907
  • Annie Elberta Joyner June 7- 1883 married Charles Edward Foster Jan. 1- 1906

BIRTHS

  • Henry Joiner 1st Son of John Joiner and Clary his wife was born 12th February 1803
  • Benjamin Joiner Born Novm 11th 1804
  • Henry Joiner, the 2nd Born Novm. 7th 1807.
  • John Joiner Born April 16th 1810
  • Patsy Joiner Born March 5th 1812
  • Polly Joiner Born August 6th 1814.
  • Noah Joiner Born April 3rd 1816 Died March 8 1878
  • James Joiner Born November 3rd 1818
  • John Joiner 2nd Born March 3rd 1821
  • George Joiner Born 15th October 1823 died 1885
  • Clara Joiner Mother ofthe aforementioned children was borne March 3rd 1782
  • Patsy Joiner the daughter of Israel Joiner & Bathsheba his wife was Born June 1st 1770
  • Zachariah her Son was bom 21st February 1798
  • Isaac Joiner Son of Jacob Joiner and Wife Sally was Born 28th April 1802 & children of Francis & S. E Joyner
  • Emily Elizabeth Joyner march 14- 1885 married Joseph Rodny Glasgow Oct. 8- 1925
  • Lula Lee Joyner Oct. 26- 1887 married John B Tuggle Mar. 22- 1908
  • Edward Grey Joyner July 6- 1893 married Susie Gay. Oct 11- 1917
  • Charlotte Lewis Joyner July 9- 1889 Died Nov- 8- 1890
  • Noah Joyner- Dec- 3- 1891 Died Dec 6- 1891
  • Fannie Loraine Joyner Died Nov 8- 1899 age 3 mos.
  • Ellis Harding Joyner Sept. 15- 1896 married Annie Belle Quinerly Aug- 1- 1921
  • Emily Adelaide Williams wife of Dr. Noah Joyner was born June 19th 1817.
    She was daughter of Dr. Robert Williams Surgeon in the Revolution, and of Elizabeth Ellis his 3rdwife.

DEATHS

  • Henry Joiner 1st Died Sept 2nd- 1806
  • Henry Joiner 2nd Dyed 3rd day of Sept 1820
  • John Joiner Dyed 4th day Sept 1820
  • Dyed 5th day of October Elizabeth Joiner in her 88th year of her age who was the Grandmother of the Above Mentioned Children, date 1822

  • Clary Joiner Wife of John Joiner departed this life 23rd day of September 1834
  • Polly Harper that was Polly Joiner befor her manage died 30 March 1837
  • Elizabeth M Rogers Wife of Stephen Rogers & daughter of Benjamin May departed this life the 3rd day of May 1845. in the 68th year of her age.
  • Benja Joyner son of John Joyner and Clara his wife departed this life June 23rd 1847 in the 43rd yr of his age.
  • Martha Hines wife of William Hines & daughter of John & Clara Joyner departed this life the 18th Feb 1848 in the 36th year of her age
  • John Joiner, senr. departed this life on Sunday morning the 20th of March A.D. 1853. in the 74th year of his age.
  • John Joyner, Jr. departed this life on Sunday 23th day of September 1863. in the 43d year of his age-
  • James Joyner Son of John & Clara Joyner— died— 1880
  • Sarah Elizabeth Lang wife ofMauris Joyner died June 13- 1926

Joyner History By Grigg Tyson, 1897

From Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (November 2008), p. 23

This is a typed copy of a letter written in 1 897 by Grigg T. Tyson, which was sent to Huel Benjamin Joyner, son of Huel A. Joyner, of Washington Co., Georgia. Found in papers of Rev. Raymond Tyson. Related information can be found in the Anderson-Joyner Bible Records , Aug. 1999 Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly. Contributed by Roger Kammerer.

Greenville, Pitt County, N.C.
March 28, 1897

Friend and Cousin:

Yours to hand – was glad to hear of Joyner relations in Georgia. I guess that I can interest you by giving you a history of the Joyner family from Colonial days.

John JOYNER, the one first known of in Pitt county, came from East Virginia on the Megaring River as near as I can ascertain about 1730 or 1740 – bought land and settled on Contentnea Creek one mile from the village of what is now Farmville (it was founded in 1867.) His wife’s maiden name was Annie ALBERSON. His children were Abraham, Isaac, Jacon, and John, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Annie. He died in 1782 and was buried on the bank of Contentnea Creek, the spot can yet be pointed out.

Abraham, his son first married Kezira HEMBY, and settled about two miles from his father on Branch where Blaney Joyner’s widow now resides. When well advanced in years his first wife died, leaving children Andy, Aaron, Amos, Isac, Dicy, Howell, Salley, and Abraham. His last wife was a TULL and lived in Lenoir County near Kinston. About 1820 he moved to Georgia taking with him Salley and Abraham his first wife’s children. Abraham returned to North Carolina.

Soon after the close of the Revolution, Moses TYSON agreed to give land for a church and Abraham JOYNER was to be its Pastor. A Primitive Baptist Church still stands on or near the spot known as Tyson Church. But little has been known of the Georgia wing of the Joyners since going to that State. 

Now to show up my Joyner Blood (Which I always feel proud of) Annie a daughter of John JOYNER above mentioned was my father’s (John Joyner TYSON) mother. Amos JOYNER, son of above mentioned was my mother’s father. Elizabeth above mentioned married Moses TYSON (who gave land for Tyson Church) Her daughter Elizabeth married Amos JOYNER. Mother’s Father married her first Cousin so you see I carry three strains of the good blood. I call it good blood because they merit it. The Joyners here are and have been for these 125 years a sober, moral and industrious law abiding people. Some are poor while others are fairly wealthy and some have set in the Council of State.

Another point I mention is that the lands of the first John JOYNER still remain in the blood and the larger part by the name. My Grandfather, Amos JOYNER, was born in the year 1 782 before his Father Abraham had returned from the War of the Revolution. He died in September 1868, having never had a law suit or been indicted in Court, yet he owned quite a number of slaves and a large farm. My Mother, Laney daughter of aforesaid Amos JOYNER was married to my father, John Joyner TYSON (her second cousin) in 1834 and settled on a part of the Joyner lands in the old house built and resided in by the first John JOYNER, it having been torn down and moved out on the main road, and in that house I first saw the light of Day May 2nd, 1854. My father died in 1868 – Mother survived him until 1879. 1 have three brothers living, Joab, Aaron and Henry also two sisters, Emily and Delpha, all of which are married. I have a wife and five children, the eldest is named John Joyner TYSON. I wish to know if the family Bible of Abraham JOYNER is still preserved. Can you give me any official information about his being a soldier ofthe Revolution. Did he get a pension in his later days. I live on Contentnea Creek six miles below the old Joyner settlement. My family of Tyson, their settlement in the County dates back to 1735. Please give me the Post Office of some Tyson’s in you_State and see if I cant throw some light on those Ancestors. There is but few of what we call the old Joyners living. Jacob JOYNER about 70 or 75 years lives near Farmville. Mrs. Martha BELCHER, whose maiden name was JOYNER, Age 65, Mary ANDERSON, age 70, Rob JOYNER, age 60 and 5 or 6 others. What we call the old Joyners is Grandchildren to Abraham JOYNER, the preacher. 

Twenty years ago a goodly number ofthem lived. I tell you the seed of Abraham is spread abroad in the Land almost as they were of Abraham of old from which the Jews sprang. I am called a talking man (not a penman). However, I’ll write freer when we get better acquainted. Mrs. TYSON says dinner is ready. I’ll close – write again to your N.C. Friend.

Respt. Grigg Thompson Tyson

P.S. My ink is about out – this is the last of a pint bought about five years ago I wrote on book in lap to be by fire.