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Joseph Joy
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Birth: 1757
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 28, 1837
Windham County
Vermont, USA

According to the Vital Records of Putney, Vermont [FHL Call # 974.39/P1/V2s] p. 151, 160 & 189, it shows that Joseph Joy might have been married twice as two intentions were filed.

The first intention was for March 1779 to a Millesent Clay, daughter of Capt. James Clay and his wife Lydia Walker. Millesent was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Millescent's date of birth is June 21, 1759 and is in the Rehoboth, MA VRs as well as in a NEHGS database "Early Vermont Settlers to 1784" which gives her ancestry and siblings in a sketch about Capt. James Clay. No death is recorded for Millescent in the VRs for Putney and no reference to any marriage other than to Joseph Joy. It is possible that she returned to Rehoboth as shows a marriage to a Cyrel Peck on 8 Mar 1782 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. "A genealogical history of the descendants of Joseph Peck, who emigrated with his family to this country in 1638: and records of his father's and grandfather's families in England, with the pedigree extending back from son to father for twenty generations, with their coat of arms, and copies of wills, and also an appendix giving an account of the Boston and Hingham Pecks" by Ira B. Peck (Ira Ballou), 1805-1888. Higginson Book Co. 442pgs. Originally published by Alfred Mudge & Son, 1868. FHL Call 929.273P/335. On pg. 399 of the Additions, Alterations and Corrections section it states the following: "Add with the Pecks of Seekonk, Mass., Israel, who married the widow of Nathaniel Hunt, and resided for some time on the plain, so called, where is now the depot of the Boston and Providence Railroad. Who his father was I did not learn. He probably belonged to some one of the Rehoboth families, where his name was not recorded. His son Cyril settled at Pawtucket, in Mass. He married, first, Millicent Clay, daughter of James Clay, and second, widow Clarissa Wheeler. He died in 1830, aged 50 years...."

Based on the above, it does not appear that Joseph Joy actually married Millicent.

The second intention was for March 15, 1781 to Hepzeba Dikerson. Joseph was of Putney and Hepzeba was from Westminster, VT. Children of this marriage were borne by Hepzeba.
Family links: 
  Obadiah Joy (1726 - 1816)
  Moses Joy (1749 - 1816)*
  Joseph Joy (1757 - 1837)
  David Joy (1759 - 1844)*
  Amos Joy (1761 - 1837)*
  Obadiah Joy (1767 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Erected by his wife
The most likely wife to have erected this marker was Hepzeba Dikardson whom Joseph married March 15, 1781 in Putney, Vermont.
Dipping Hole Cemetery
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Maintained by: Christie Trapp
Originally Created by: Cynthia Kaley
Record added: May 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26803214
Joseph Joy
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- Alvin Poole
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- Christie Trapp
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- Hether Pearson Belusky
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