| || Notes for MAJOR JOINES:|
In a letter written by Wesley Joines, Sr. on Oct. 25, 1920 and published
in the book "The Ancestry of Della Blevins Graham" by Della B. Graham
in 1955, Wesley stated that Ezekiel Joines was married twice and that he
had two sons by his first wife, Thomas and Major.(Doc# 193)
In the Rowan County, North Carolina Abstracts of Court Minutes 1773 - 1795.
there is an entry as follows "Satuday August 8, 1778 - Persons who
have not taken the oath of allegiance in Capt. Lyon's Court.....
Mason Joynes.(Doc# 92) Could this be Major Joines? Major's father
Ezekiel, is believed to have been living in Capt. Lyon's District in
Thomas Joines was a Revolutionary War Veteran, proven by the Revolutionary
War Pension Application of Jasper Billings. In this application Thomas Jines
(Joines) swears in Court that he was with Jasper Billings at the Battle
of Eutaw Springs, near Camden, South Carolina. It has been passed down
through the Joines Family that Thomas Joines had a brother, Major Joines,
that was killed at the Battle of Eutaw Springs.(Doc# 190)