About mid-November of this past year, I started thinking about the Mayflower and the pilgrims who made their long journey …
When the book was thrown at me, I was astonished. What could I do to rectify this mess? How could I redeem my ancestors and myself?
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.
You can just imagine the hustle and bustle of Baltimore back then…tall clipper ships carrying cargo and foreign passengers, the markets, the A-rabbers (hucksters) each with his own unique holler, the clip-clop of the horses hooves on the cobblestone streets.