Born October 11, 1816
|BENJAMIN JOYNER, proprietor of hotel, Martelle; born October 11, 1816, in Clarksburg, Mass. In 1820, he came to New York with his parents; in 1854, came to Iowa; in 1869, he came to Jones Co.; he owns fifty-five acres of land, also property in the village. Married Miss Zilpha Weeks March 10, 1840; she was born in Cortland Co., N.Y., May 28, 1817; have five children, all deceased. Republican; Baptist.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 586.
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