Vincent Joy

I’m taking this slightly out of order because of the mystery of the Joys. This photo is identified as Vincent Joy and shares the same photographer as the photo of Ellen Wachtel Joy. He doesn’t look like the mystery church-man and having compared his photo with the photo of Absalom Joy (his father) available on I can confidently say yesterday’s photo was not Absalom either. However, since Absalom and Jane Joy had six boys (out of 11!) it is quite possible the mystery church-man is one of the brothers of Vincent Joy.

Also noted is that Vincent Joy died in 1886, predeceasing the guesstimate date of 1890s from my incredibly unscientific photo dating theory.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 09:14:07

    Was there an “era” of wearing those flat bowties? It strikes me that the men all seem to be waering the same sort of bowtie. Is this a “Chuchman” fashion statement?

    I’ve been trying to track down a living offspring of Vincent and Ellen Joy and haven’t had a whole lot of luck. Julia E. (if she wasn’t adopted) was born a long time ago. From what I’ve been able to find – she married a John Peck.

    What became of either of them – I’ve not discovered.


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