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David Joy
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1724
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1811
Herkimer County
New York, USA

Son of David and Ruth (Ford) Joy who settled in Rehouboth, Bristol Co. Massachusetts.

Farmer. Removed from Rehoboth, Mass., to Guilford, Vermont., about 1766. He served in the French and Indian War, and was at the taking of Fort Ticonderoga, 1775. Is said to have been "a platoon officer under Gen. Ruggles." Justice of the Peace (called "Squire Joy"). From "The Joy Family," New York, 1876.
[NOTE: Unfortunately, the book that was a source for his bio has a serious factual problem. The date for the service David Joy performed is incorrect--the campaign under Genl. Ruggles was in the French and Indian War, which had ended a long time before 1775. This statement is wrong: "and was at the taking of Fort Ticonderoga, 1775." The source biography had issues!--Kristen]

   John 1749-1837
   Abel, 1750-1813
   Sarah 1752-1775
   David y 5, 1754-1813
   Comfort 1756-1798
   Elizabeth 1757-1760
   Jesse 1759-1821
   Abiathar 1762-1861
   Lewis 1764-
   Benjamin 1767- young
   Elizabeth 1769-young
Family links: 
  David Joy (1693 - 1739)
  Ruth Ford Joy (1698 - 1795)
  Elizabeth Allen Joy (1725 - 1822)
  Abel Joy (1750 - 1813)*
  Abiather Joy (1762 - 1852)*
  Benjamin Joy (1719 - 1810)*
  David Joy (1724 - 1811)
  Obadiah Joy (1726 - 1816)*
*Calculated relationship
[Left Half]        [Right Half]
Sacred to the        Memory of
David Joy Esq.     Elizabeth Joy
Late from Ver    Wife[of Davi]d
mont died         Joy Esq. died
Jan 26               Oct [12, 13 or 18?]
1811                 1822
aged 86             Aged [96]
years                 years
Gravesville Cemetery
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Kocart
Originally Created by: TDS
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47792093
David Joy
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