In the 1840 census, Horace Joice is in Norwalk, Fairfield County. Page 240. Household consists of Horace Joice and:
one male under 5, one male 5-10, one male 20-30 (Horace), one female 5-10 and one female 20-30 (probably Harriet).
In 1850 I found in Norwalk again, page 144, household #155, the following family:
Harriet Joice, age 35, born CT
Mary B. age 15, born CT [the 5-10 yr old in 1840]
Henry, age 12, born CT [5-10 yr old in 1840]
Noah, age 10, born CT [under 5 yr old in 1840]
Hannah age 8, born Ct
Harriet, age 5, born CT
George, age 3, born Ct
Louisa M. age 1, born CT
This would appear to be your Joice family. No sign of Horace Joice or Joyce anywhere in the U.S. in 1850. If he died, he couldn't have been dead more than a couple of years given Louisa's age. He might have been a seaman and been on a voyage, but in that case, he should have been listed I think, and with 9 mouths to feed, he probably wasn't a sailor. The other occupations in the neighborhood were all over the lot.. farmer (2), insurance agent, Railroad Supt., locksmith, boatman, hatter, teacher, potter, grocer (2) and carpenter (2). My guess is he died of an accident. If it was by some epidemic,at least one or two of the younger children would have been taken out also, and they weren't. Hope this helps in your research.
Bill St. George
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|