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Descendants of Ezekiel Joines

Generation No. 1

1. EZEKIEL1 JOINES was born Abt. 1726, and died Abt. August 1803 in ,Wilkes Co., NC. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) SARAH GUNTER July 14, 1779 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Notes for E
The first record of Ezekiel Joines in North Western North Carolina is
the 1778 Tax List for Rowan County. Ezekiel is listed as Ezekiel Jones.
Ezekiel was living in Capt. Lyon's District.(Doc# 164) A seach of the
Rowan County records did not locate an Ezekiel Jones living there,
during this same time period. Ezekiel's son Thomas is
listed on the same tax list as Thomas Jines, living in Capt. Johnstons
District.(Doc# 164)

In a letter written by Wesley Joines, Sr. on Oct. 25, 1920 and published
in the book "The Ancestry of Della Blevins Graham" by Della B. Graham
in 1955, Wesley states that Ezekiel Joines emigrated from Scotland and
settled in what is now Wilkes County, North Carolina. Wesley was the
great grandson of Ezekiel. Wesley's father Major Joines lived to be a
very old man and could have related this information to Wesley.(Doc # 193)

Ezekiel Joines was listed in the 1784-1787 census of Wilkes County, NC
and in the 1790 Census of Wilkes County.(Doc# 195, 82)

In October of 1789 Ezekiel Joines purchased 200 acres of land from
Charles Walker of Franklin County, Georgia.(Doc# 82) There was a Joines
family living in Georgia in the late 1700's, the Jabez Joines family.
(Doc# 14) Could there be a connection? Also the Noah Joines family
from Kentucky has connections to Georgia in the late 1700's.(Doc# 15)

In 1791 Ezekiel Joines sold 100 acres to George Payne. The deed states
that this was part of a tract of land sold to Ezekiel Joines by Charles
Walker.(Doc# 196)

In the 1795 tax list of Wilkes County, Ezekiel is listed as Ezekiel Gines
owning 187 acres of land and having 1 poll.(Doc# 94)
In the 1797 tax list of Wilkes County, Ezekiel is listed as owning 100
acres and having no polls. This meant that Ezekiel was no longer required
to pay taxes. Possibly because he had turned 70 years old. If so, he would
have been born about 1726.(Doc# 93) Also in the 1797 Tax List Edmund Joines
now owns 87 acres of land.

Ezekiel Joines was listed in the 1800 Census of Wilkes County along with
his wife Sarah.(Doc# 82)

Ezekiel Joines left a Will which was presented to the Wilkes County courts
in August of 1803. Ezekiel sold his remaining 100 acres of land to Edmund
Joines in early July of 1803, which means that Ezekiel probably died in
July or August of 1803.(Doc# 194, 197)

In his Will, Ezekiel named his wife Sarah. He also named Thomas Joines,
Sayer Roberts, Piety Parsons, and Edmund Joines alias Edmund Gunter.( Doc# 194)

Publishing Company in 1968, he wrote that the name Joynes originated in
Cheshire County, England several centuries ago. (Doc# 211)
Cheshire County is located on the border of Wales. The Joynes name is believed
to be a Welsh variation of the name Johns.

The first record of the Joines (Joynes) family in America was found in
Virginia on 24 July 1638 when Randell Crewe brought John Joines along with
twelve others to Upper New Norfolk on the Nansemond River. There has been
a Joines (Joynes) family on the Eastern Shore of Virginia since then.
Could it be that Ezekiel came from this family? (Doc# 1)

In 1982 the Ancestry Research Associates of Surrey, England conducted
a search of Scotland for the name Joines/Joynes.(Doc# 198) Their research
located only one Joynes. George Joynes married Agnes Thomsone in
Edinburg, Scotland on 24th of August 1656. They concluded that
Joynes/Joines was not a Scottish surname and that there is almost no
record of the Joynes/Joines name in Scotland.

More About E
Burial: ,Wilkes Co., NC

Marriage Notes for E
North Carolina Marriage Bond No. 000125211 - Sarah Gunter married Ezekil Goins 14 July 1779. William Butler was Bondsman and Jo Brevard was the witness.
Children of E
  i.   MAJOR2 JOINES, d. Abt. 1781, Eutaw Springs, SC.
  Notes for MAJOR JOINES:
In a letter written by Wesley Joines, Sr. on Oct. 25, 1920 and published
in the book "The Ancestry of Della Blevins Graham" by Della B. Graham
in 1955, Wesley stated that Ezekiel Joines was married twice and that he
had two sons by his first wife, Thomas and Major.(Doc# 193)

In the Rowan County, North Carolina Abstracts of Court Minutes 1773 - 1795.
there is an entry as follows "Satuday August 8, 1778 - Persons who
have not taken the oath of allegiance in Capt. Lyon's Court.....
Mason Joynes.(Doc# 92) Could this be Major Joines? Major's father
Ezekiel, is believed to have been living in Capt. Lyon's District in
1778.(Doc# 91)

Thomas Joines was a Revolutionary War Veteran, proven by the Revolutionary
War Pension Application of Jasper Billings. In this application Thomas Jines
(Joines) swears in Court that he was with Jasper Billings at the Battle
of Eutaw Springs, near Camden, South Carolina. It has been passed down
through the Joines Family that Thomas Joines had a brother, Major Joines,
that was killed at the Battle of Eutaw Springs.(Doc# 190)

2. ii.   THOMAS JOINES, b. Abt. 1750; d. January 1834, ,Wilkes Co., NC.
  iii.   JACK?2 JOINES.
3. vi.   EDMUND JOINES, b. Abt. 1775; d. Abt. 1850, ,Wilkes Co., NC.

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