Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I’m taking this slightly out of order because of the mystery of the Joys. This photo is identified as Vincent Joy and shares the same photographer as the photo of Ellen Wachtel Joy. He doesn’t look like the mystery church-man and having compared his photo with the photo of Absalom Joy (his father) available on …

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Our next photo from the Green Fan Album is a cabinet card dating from the 1880s and identified as Ellen Wachtel Joy. Her name is really Elizabeth but she must have gone by Ellen. Elizabeth married Vincent S. Joy on November 23, 1865 in Andrew County Missouri. The wedding took place at the home of …

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