Well, Saturday made four years since I got the dreaded phone call from my father’s wife saying, “Annie, your Daddy is dead.”
So, it wasn’t so far-fetched of an idea that after all of the years of being out on the Bay, that Grandpop thought he should give something back. He decided that after he died, he wanted to become fish food.
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.
In keeping with the genealogy bloggers theme, today I will share a treasured item I have in my possession. It is a picture of my Bohemian great-great grandparents, Frantisek “Frank” Caraciold & Rosalie Bednářová Tomášek. I will also tell you a bit about them.