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Alonzo Joy (1821 - 1897)

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Alonzo Joy
Born in Portland, Chautanqua County, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Porter, Cass County, Michiganmap
Died in Jackson, Amador County, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 25 Nov 2018
17:28: Lisa (Joy) Ryals edited the Biography for Alonzo Joy. [Thank Lisa for this]
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The will of Moses Joy, Alonzo's father, mentions him in California, with Rufus Charles and Wellington Joy standing in as the agents of his inherited estate. The witnesses include two Hitchcoxs, his relatives by marriage to Eliza.


Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Alonzo Joy and Eliza Hitchcox, 13 Oct 1844; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 121,044.

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Alonzo Joy in household of Thomas A Hitchcock, Consumnes River, El Dorado, California, United States; citing family 8, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Alonzo Joy, 1860.

United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Alonzo Joy in household of Lovina Hitchcock, Porter, Cass, Michigan, United States; citing family 428, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Google Books Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 70 By California. Supreme Court page 445

Name: Alonzo Joy Birth Place: Portland, Chautanqua County, New York Birth Date: 26 Apr 1821 Death Place: Jackson, Amador County, California Death Date: 15 Jul 1897 Spouse: Eliza Hitchcox Marriage Date: 13 Oct 1844 Marriage Place: Porter, Cass Co, Michigan Previous Residence: New York and Michigan Residence: Jackson, Amador County, California Index Card Year: 1937 Source Citation

California State Library; Sacramento, California; Sacramento County, California, Pioneer Index File (1906-1934), A-Z; California History Room: MICROFILM 734; Roll Number: 45

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Joy, California, United States; citing p. 17, family 145, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,568.

Collection 1880 U.S. Federal Population Census Source National Archives and Records Administration Description This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1880, representing many states. Records have been provided by Michigan, Wills and Probate Records, 1784-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Michigan County, District and Probate Courts.

Source Description These probates from the state of Michigan, 1784-1980, can bequeath a wealth of personal details on the decedent and other family members.

Source Citation Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records; Washington D.C., USA; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes Source Information U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.

Amador County Newspapers provided by Friends of Amador County Library, searched for Alonzo Joy

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Alonzo by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Alonzo:

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