He drank a lot of beer…I mean, a lot! He smoked up to 3 packs of cigarettes a day. He tried smoking pot. He was hot headed and impulsive. He laughed til he started to squeal and cough. He liked fast cars, had a bunch of different cars over the years and was pretty much an expert in antique ones.
…he was hired as a merchant seaman by the Southern Transportation Company, out of Philadelphia. He then traveled extensively on an ore barge up and down the eastern seaboard.
Mollie Lavenia White and brother, Thomas Robert Kenly, Baltimore, MD
Today I will tell you about the last sailmaker in my Joynes family, Oliver Joynes, son of Daniel and grandson of Leonard Joines.
Oliver Norris Joynes was born in Baltimore in January, 1834, according to his military records. “Ollie,” as he was known, was the oldest son of Daniel and Sarah Foos Joynes.
My Fountain family descends from Francois Fountain, who came to the U.S. from France, sometime between 1814-1829 (depending on which version of the story is correct) and settled in the Biloxi, Mississippi area.