JOYCE FAMILY
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by
David Clow and
Connie Clow Bogner

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The Joyces of Lamar, Missouri
Lucille Joyce Clow
David's and Connie's Mother
and daughter of
Estell Joyce and
Ethel Selvey Joyce
of Lamar, Missouri
THOMAS JOYCE is our oldest known Grandfather,
he and his family lived in Virgina during the late 1600s.  

Thomas and his family moved to North Carolina
and we are from his son
ALEXANDER JOYCE.  
Alexander was born in 1729,his wife was
MARY SMITH.
Alexander and Mary Smith Joyce's son was

ALEXANDER JOYCE II,
he married
MARY COFFEE,
and they moved from North Carolina to Indiana in 1829.  

Next in line is their son,
ANDREW JACKSON JOYCE,
he married
KETURAH RUDDICK MANN in 1834
and they later moved to Barton County, Missouri.

From Andrew and Keturah come 
ARCHABOLD HOWARD JOYCE
and he and his wife
SARAH JANE MEANS
Arch also moved from Indiana
to Barton County, Missouri 1869.  
They were farmers and spent all of their lives in that business.  
They lived south of Lamar, Missouri 
near and around Boston, Missouri.
Most of the Joyces in Barton County are buried
in the Forest Grove cemetery, south of Lamar
or in Lake cemetery, Lamar.

ARCH. and SARAH JOYCE'S son was our
ESTELL JOYCE
he married ETHEL SELVEY,
the Selveys were from Jackson County, Missouri.  

Their daughter is
LUCILLE SELVEY JOYCE
Their son
WILBUR JOYCE.

Lucille married
HAROLD CLOW in 1935.
Their Children... David, Don and Connie

Wilbur married
FERN SCHWARTZ
Their Children... Bill, Patricia and Martha
Andrew J. Joyce and Keturah Mann Joyce
Lamar, Missouri
Buried in the Forest Grove Cemetery
Lamar, Missouri

Click here for more on Andrew and Keturah
1.  Click Here for the oldest in our Joyce line...
      Alexander Joyce from Ireland 1685

2.   Click Here to see 3 generations back
       of Lucille and Wilbur Joyce


3.  Click Here for L
ucille Joyce Clow's Photos...  

4. 
Click Here for Wilbur Joyces's Family Photos...

5. 
Click Here for Bill and Geraldine Joyces Photo Page

6. 
Click Here for Patricia Joyce and Gary Gordon Photo Page

7.  Click Here for
Martha Jane Joyce's Photo Page

8.   Click Here for Matt and Michelle Joyces Photo Page
A short history of our
JOYCE Family...

From Virginia to Barton County Missouri
Etsell Joyce Family of Lamar, Missouri
Estell and Ethel Selvey Joyce
with their daughter and son Lucille and Wilbur
Photo 1938

Click here for more on Estell and
Ethel Selvey Joyce
Photos and Stories
The Old Arch Joyce Farm near Lamar, Missouri
West of 71 hiwy on hiwy 126
Sarah Jane Joyce on far right

Photo from the Jewel Gardner Collection

Click here for more on Arch Joyce and
Sara Jane Means Joyce
Click HereTo See
David Clow's
Paintings and Studio Web Pages
The Arch Joyce and Sarah Jane Means Family
of Boston, Missouri
Estell is the boy at far left, just behind Arch

Arch and Sarah 'Jane' are buried in the
Forest Grove Cemetery, Lamar, Missouri
Photo from the Richard Lee Collection
The SELVEY Family of Lamar, Missouri
and Jackson County, Missouri

The Means Family of Lamar, Missouri
and Indiana


The Mann Family of Missouri
and Indiana


The Hall Family of Jackson County Missouri

The Nowlin Family of Jackson County Missouri

The Crawford Family of Jackson County Missouri
Click on the family below for more information
Home Page
Click here for the Barton County
Joyce Family Line back to
William the Conqueror

The Joyce Families of Barton County Missouri can all trace their families back to William the Conqueror...

William the Conqueror was
Estell Joyce's 27th Great Grandfather
and the 28th Great Grandfather of
Lucille Joyce Clow
and Wilbur Joyce
Click Here to see
Ancestor Chart
of
Ethel Selvey Joyce
Estell
Arch
Jane
More links for our Joyce Families...
http://thejoyceconnection.homestead.com/Joycehome.html
The family name Joyce has both ancient Irish and Norman antecedents. It comes from a Brehon penal name (the Brehon laws were the ancient laws of Ireland, before Christian times). The Brehon name Iodoc is a diminutive of iudh, which means lord. It was adopted by the Normans in the form Josse. The first Norman bearer of the name in Ireland was Thomas de Joise, a Welsh Norman who settled in Connacht on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo toward the end of the 12th century. The name may also have been derived from the Norman personal name Joie, which means joy.

The continuation of the Joyce name in the west of Ireland can be seen to this day in the area of Connemara known as Joyce's Country. Many people with the name still live there, and Renvyle House, now a luxury hotel, was once a Joyce stronghold. The most famous Joyce is, of course, James Joyce, born in Dublin in 1882, who died in Zurich in 1941. He is widely acclaimed as the leading writer in the English language in the 20th century.

The Joyce name has been deeply embedded in Connacht since they arrived there by sea in the wake of the Norman invaders. Joyce comes from the French personal name Joy. They quickly intermarried with strong local families like the O'Briens, Princes of Thomond.

A huge clan, they owned vast territory in the barony of Ross (Co. Galway), known today as Joyce's Country, and were admitted into the '14 Tribes of Galway'. There were Joyce bishops and cursaders to the Holy Land. One who was captured en route was shown buried treasure by an eagle. When he escaped with this wealth he used it to build the walls of Galway city.
Misc Information on the Joyce Family

Joyce Cemetery - Shelby Co. Indiana (Moral Twp.-NW Shelby Co.)

This cemetery is in Section 12 (SW , NW quarter), Twp. 14 N., Range 5 E about
1/4 Mile south of Rd. 1100 North on Sycamore Rd.-Sits back in a field behind
the house and barn on the Gus Neiman farm (1980)

John L. Joyce d. March 16, 1870 , 42 yrs. 11 m.
James R. Joyce
Jas. S. Cunningham- Co. D. 38 Ind. Infantry

Mourning, wife of William Means - June 14, 1872 aged about 60 yrs.

William Means April 1, 1881 aged about 78 years.
-------- of Wm. Means June 14, 1872 (see Mourning above)
Elizabeth Perry  1870 --y --m 24 d. stone buried birdate not showing. (this is
daughter of William and Mornin Belton Means)

Mary wife of Granville Joyce April 8, 1873 age 47 yrs. 4 m. 14 d.

Three sides of a large stone:
     John L. Joyce 3-16-1870 age 42 y 11m 6d.
     Mary  Wife of J.L. Joyce October 31, 1890 aged 61 y 21 d
     James R. (son of J.L. and M. Joyce Sept. 19, 1864 aged 1 yr.4m 6d

Small markers:
T.W.J.
C.O.J.
M.J.
J.R.J.

Infant daughter G ? and M.I. Joyce born and died Jan. 5, 1869 (prob. dau. of
Granville and Mary Joyce)
Curtis O. son of G. and M.I. Joyce died July 29, 1860 aged 1 yr.3m 18d.
Mary wife of Granville Joyce d. Dec. 13, 1848 aged 24 y 1 m. 15 days
Thomas W. Joyce - G. and M. Joyce died Dec. 8, 1818 1 yr. 3 d.
Another stone probably of an adult (possibly Granville Joyce’s stone) no name
or date visible. Was Totally buried, except the base.

(This farm is the one originally owned by John and Sarah Young Joyce who came
from Stokes Co. N.C. They are also probably buried here with no markers.)

(note: other Joyce’s are buried in a cem. behind Hutchison’s Feed Mill near
Acton, In. (Marion Co.-near Shelby and Johnson Co. lines))
These include: Alexander Joyce Sept. 24, 1862 age 81, Mary wife of Alexander.
John Joyce d. June 22, 1863 aged 10 yrs. 8 m. 15 d., Daniel Hutchison - Anna
Oct. 3, 1865 80 yr. 5 m.
(Note :This Alexander Joyce was a brother to John Joyce b. Mar. 15, 1790
Stokes Co. N.C. who bought SW, NW qr. Section 12 , Twp. 14 N. Range 5 E. 160
Acres on Dec. 3, 1832  Moral Twp. Shelby Co. In. where the Moral Twp. Joyce
Cem. is . The brother Alexander Joyce m. Mary Coffee) notes Judy Tillison
Wright, 2750 S. U.S. 31, Franklin, In.46131.

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Derivation of the Joyce                family name:


Joyce may certainly be regarded as a true Irish name, and more particularly a Connacht one. The first Joyce to come to Ireland of whom there is authentic record was Thomas de Jorse or Joyce, stated by MacFirbis to be a Welshman, who in 1283 married the daughter of O'Brien, Prince of Thomond and went with her by sea to Co. Galway; there in Iar Connacht, which runs over the Mayo border, they were at first tributary to the O'Flahertys but they established themselves so firmly and so permanently that the territory they inhabited became known as Joyce's Country. They had a recognized Chief of the Name in the Irish way: the "Composition Book of Connacht" places that chief in the barony of Ross (Co. Galway). Statistics of births, deaths and marriages show that this is still their stronghold: over eighty per cent of the Joyces in Ireland come from Galway or Mayo.

In Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, the Joyces are sometimes called Shoye which is clearly a phonetic spelling of the form of the name used in the Irish language (Seoighe). A very curious synonym for Joyce, found at Claremorris, is Cunnagher.

Before coming to the matter of distinguished individuals of the name in Irish history the fact that the Joyces have always been noted for their exceptional stature should be mentioned. William Joyes, or Joyce, was Archbishop of Tuam from 1487 to 1501, and two of the name were Archbishops of Armagh from 1307 to 1324. Three Joyces of Galway, two of them priests, were instrumental in establishing the Dominican College at Louvain in 1648 which was soon afterwards incorporated in the University. Several were mayors of Galway City of which the Joyces were one of the "Fourteen Tribes". The most notable of modern times were James Joyce (1882-1941), author of Dubliners, Ulysses etc., and Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914), historian and author of Irish Names of Places. His brother Robert Dwyer Joyce (18301883) was well known in the U.S.A. as a physician and poet, while Isaac Wilson descent, made a name in a different field, for he was a Methodist revivalist preacher.

The family name Joyce has both ancient Irish and Norman antecedents. It comes from a Brehon penal name (the Brehon laws were the ancient laws of Ireland, before Christian times). The Brehon name Iodoc is a diminutive of iudh, which means lord. It was adopted by the Normans in the form Josse. The first Norman bearer of the name in Ireland was Thomas de Joise, a Welsh Norman who settled in Connacht on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo toward the end of the 12th century. The name may also have been derived from the Norman personal name Joie, which means joy.

The continuation of the Joyce name in the west of Ireland can be seen to this day in the area of Connemara known as Joyce's Country. Many people with the name still live there, and Renvyle House, now a luxury hotel, was once a Joyce stronghold. The most famous Joyce is, of course, James Joyce, born in Dublin in 1882, who died in Zurich in 1941. He is widely acclaimed as the leading writer in the English language in the 20th century.

The romantic story of the mystical and beautiful Claddagh Ring began way back over 300 years ago in the ancient fishing village of Claddagh just outside the walls of the City of Galway on the west coast of Ireland.

Legend has it that a local man, Richard Joyce, was captured by pirates and sold into slavery, the property of a rich Turkish goldsmith. In time Joyce became a master craftsman himself and, upon earning his freedom, returned to Galway and created the legendary Claddagh Ring. The rings were kept as family heirlooms which were passed lovingly down from mother to daughter on her wedding day.

Joyce Clan Motto: "mors aut honorabilis vita" (Death or life with honour)
http://www.reocities.com/seanachie28/joyce.html