NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
John Joy, son of William Joy, a native of Ireland, was born Nov. 22, 1847, at Waddington, New York. He was educated in the public schools, learned the trade of jeweler, and followed his trade at Potsdam, New York, most of his active life. Have these webpages helped you?
He married Ann O'Driscoll, who was born in county Cork, Ireland, about 1845, and came to America about 1867, her father having come previously and made a home at Ogdensburgh, N.Y., where he worked at his trade as shoemaker. Anna was a daughter of James and Abigail O'Driscoll.
Children of John and Abigail Joy: [Abigail? I thought her name was Ann or Anna.]
1. Mary, born Aug. 17, 1874; married Samuel T. Clark, now living at Great Neck, Long Island; children: Daughter, died in infancy, and Anna Clark, born July 5, 1896.
2. William, died aged five years.
3. Rev. James Edward, mentioned below.
4. Anna Elinor, born April 6, 1879, teacher in New York City.
Rev. James Edward Joy, son of John Joy, was born at Potsdam, New York, Nov. 5, 1877. He attended the public schools and graduated in 1897 from the State Normal School at Potsdam. He began his theological education at the Seminary at Montreal, and completed it at St. Joseph Seminary at Dunwoodie, New York. His first parish was at Gouverneur, N.Y., where he was in charge in the absence of the rector, and he performed a similar duty at Madrid, N.Y. He was then assistant to the rector aof the Roman Catholic church, of St. Joseph's at Malone, N.Y., under Very Rev. William Rossiter, who has since died. He was assistant to Rev. M. R. Burns, of Holy Family Church at Watertown, N.Y., for about two years, and afterwards assistant to his uncle, Very Rev. James O'Driscoll, at Canton, N.Y. for a year and a half.
He was appointed pastor of St. Mary's Church at Constableville, N.Y., July 19, 1907. In politics he is independent. He is a member of Sarto Council, Knights of Columbus, of Canton, N.Y. In addition to the duties of his own parish, Father Joy has charge of St. Patrick Mission, at Highmarket, N.Y., of St. Thomas' Mission at Greig, N.Y., and also the Mission held at Glens Falls.
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