James P. Joyce
June 11, 1804
May 29, 1876
71 yrs 11 mos 18 days
Oct. 15, 1808
Jan. 13, 1861
Both are buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 11 March 2011.
James P. Joyce was a son of Alexander Joyce and Margaret Hill. Lucinda Hopkins was the daughter of Thomas Hopkins and Susannah Joyce. Both were born in North Carolina. During the 1840s, James P. and Lucinda moved from North Carolina to Kentucky and eventually settled in Shady Grove. Following Lucinda's death in 1861, James P. Joyce married Mrs. Matilda E. Jenkins on 25 April 1861.
Yes, this is part of my Joyce family, but we are not closely related. My family followed a different migration route: Stokes County, North Carolina to Lawrence County, Tennessee to Hardin County, Illinois. It is ironic that only the Ohio River separated these two families, but I'm sure they never knew each other. An added twist is that my great-grandfather was also named James P. Joyce.
Published 29 March 2011
by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog