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Sailmaker Tools

Last week, I told you a bit about my first confirmed Joynes/Joines ancestor, Leonard.  Today, I will tell you about my 4th great-grandfather, Leonard’s son, Daniel.

Daniel Joynes was born in Baltimore, Maryland in September 1810.  He, too, was a sailmaker like his father, and raised his family in East Baltimore on N. Eden Street, most likely in one of those long, skinny row houses.  Daniel had 4 children with his first wife, the former Sarah “Sally” Foos.  Sally’s paternal grandfather was born in Germany, so we have a tad of German blood in our mix.  On Sally’s mother’s side, we can find our way back to some of the original colonists in Maryland as stated in my last post.

Daniel and Sally had three sons and a daughter: Oliver Norris, Daniel, Sarah Jane and Elijah Peter.  All of the sons fought for the North in the Civil War.

Oliver, my 3rd great-grandfather, was the oldest of the children, born in Baltimore on 18 January 1834.  More on his family next week.

Only daughter, Sarah Jane, was born about 1838 in Baltimore and married a man named David C. Wible on 27 Mar 1853.  Nothing more is known of her or her family at this time.

Son, Daniel, was also born in Baltimore on 10 July 1840, and married first, Anna Rokes, in Baltimore in 1860.   When Daniel married again, he stated on his marriage application that he was a widower.  Nothing more is known of this first marriage.  His married second wife, Margaret Catherine “Marie” Steinkamp on 22 July 1867 in Baltimore.  Sometime after 1870, Daniel and his family headed out West and eventually planted themselves in Iowa where they raised their 7 children:  Anna, John, Emma, Marie, Henry, George and Daniel, Jr.  Many of Daniel, Sr.’s descendants still live in the Des Moines, Iowa area.

Youngest son, Elijah, was born in April 1846.  When he was just 16 years old and working at a broom factory on Calvert Street in Baltimore, became a drummer boy in the 5th Maryland Regiment in January, 1862.  He was discharged in October, following a bout of typhoid fever, and received a disability pension.  Somehow he made it to Texas where he died.  His obituary stated that he died in 1867, at age 21, in Lampasas, Texas, from wounds he received there.

Daniel and Sally didn’t marry until  June 22, 1848.  Their marriage was delayed for many years due to the fact that it was so difficult for Sally to obtain a divorce from her first husband, James Stansbury.  So, Oliver, was born fourteen years before his parents married.

Sally died in September 1850 and two years later, in 1852, Daniel married Mrs. Margaret Brannaman Oler and had 4 more children from that union:  Margaret “Maggie”, Mary Elizabeth, Leonard and Frederick “Fred.”

Baltimore, 1850's

Margaret “Maggie” was born in Baltimore about 1854.  She married Manuel Morejon, a native Cuban, on 26 May 1873 in Baltimore.  The couple had two children:  Francisco and Julia.  Family legend says that Manuel spoke seven languages and had the title of Marquis.

Mary Elizabeth was born in December 1850 in Baltimore.  She married Eugene Margary, a native of Puerto Rico.  They also had two children:  Eugene, Jr. and Leonard Daniel.  After Eugene, Sr. died, Mary remarried a second time to John Meldick.  They had one child together:  Viola.

Leonard Joynes was born in Dec 1858 in Baltimore.  He was married to Ida V. Rodgers on 3 Nov 1880 in Baltimore.  Out of this union came two children:  William Daniel and Carroll Eugene.  Leonard was a Baltimore City policeman.

Frederick “Fred” was born in Baltimore in February 1860.  He married Isabelle Everest in Baltimore on 28 April 1881.  There were three children born:  Mary, Eleanor and Elmer Edgar.

It wasn’t long until sailing ships were being replaced by faster steam ships, and Daniel’s craft as a sailmaker was beginning to slowly fade away.  He turned to awning making to continue to make a living to support his family.  After his son, Elijah, died, Daniel fought a long court battle to try and acquire Elijah’s pension.  He finally won and received $12 per month.

Daniel died in Baltimore on 16 May 1890.  Obituary from Baltimore Sun Paper, May 19, 1890 – JOINES-On Friday morning, May 16, DANIEL JOINES, in the 80th year of his age.  His funeral will take place on this (Monday) afternoon, at four o’clock, from his late residence, No. 402 North Eden street.

You can find the family group sheets of Daniel’s two families below.  The file is in PDF file format, so make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If not, you can download it here for free.

Daniel & Sarah Elizabeth Foos Joynes (Joines)

Daniel & Margaret Brannaman Joynes (Joines)