Benjamin Joyner

This information is contributed by Fran Powell

JOYNER (Joiner), Benjamin, Private, 10th N.C. Continental Line

Soldier enlisted in early 1781 for the War in Capt. Doherty's Company of the 10th N.C. Regiment commanded by Col. Abraham Sheppard. Joyner's pay voucher # 3095 was received by Curtis Ivey. A leave of absence was granted the soldier "agreeable to a resolution of Congress bearing the date 26 May 1783". Signed by Archibald Lytle, Lt. Col. On the reverse side was written "Sampson County ? this is to certify that Benjamin Joyner has been a faithful and loyal subject in the service of his country .. ", 10 Sept 1785. Assignment by Benjamin Joyner of his right to receive final settlement certificate for back pay".

In N.C. Army Accounts, Vol. VI, Bk. 24, pg. 50 is voucher # 1683, dated year 1785/6 showing that Joiner used his army pay to pay his local taxes of 9 pounds and of 2/16/0 pounds.

On 27 Feb 1805, a Jenny Joyner made a will in Sampson County as follows: "Leaving my share of Benjamin Joyner, dec'd, estate and every part of my property to James Marley (of the same)." Other likely children: 6-Benjamin Jr., 7-Robert, 1-James, 2-Joel, 3-Spicey and 4-Isham.

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