Louisville's First Families; A Series of Genealogical Sketches

Louisville's First Families; A Series of Genealogical Sketches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... spoke French, Spanish and German fluently. To these his son added several Indian dialects, and it was of him that Judge Fortunatus Cosby said he believed if Tom Joyes was shut up over night in the room with a Russian he would be in full command of the language by break of day. His early holdings were Jacob's Park, then Burnt Knob, a farm of over 300 acres, and the major portion of Towhead lsland (the Guthrie heirs and the widow of the Rev. John Norton owned a small part of the island). Burnt Knob was sold by Patrick Joyes ll to the city for park purposes when Mayor Charles Jacob was in office. Thomas Joyes married Judith Morton Venable, daughter of Judge Joseph Venable, of Shelbyville, and had one child, Patrick Joyes, born in I826, at his grandfather's home on Main street. He was educated at Centre College and was a graduate of Harvard Law, was a publicspirited citizen and one of the first presidents of the Y. M. C. A. He was also the first president of the Charity Organization, now the Associated Charities, served on the board of the Cook Benevolent Fund Home for the Aged, and was an elder in the First Presbyterian church. Patrick Joyes married Florence Coleman, a great beauty and a greatly beloved woman, daughter of Chapman Coleman and his wife, Anna Mary Crittenden. Their hospitable home was on Second street, next door to Christ Church Cathedral House. They were the parents of six children. Their daughter, Anna Mary Joyes, married Haiden Trigg Curd, the mother of Florence Joyes Curd; Mrs. Percy N. Booth, who has two children, Florence Joyes and Alexander Galt Booth; of Pattie Curd, Mrs. Albert Hueling Davis, of Jacksonville, the mother of Albert Hueling Davis, Jr.; of Lieut. Joyes Curd, United' States Air Service, recently...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951549
  • 9781236951540