Bill Joye who runs the Joy/Joye DNA Project has done extensive DNA comparison based on DNA from the members of the Joy Research Group. All of the known Joy/Joye lines' DNA were compared to that of Wiley Joy of TN, AR, and TX. Wiley Joy only has two "exact" DNA matches the John Joy line of Maryland line (who is believed to be the first cousin of Wiley's father) and Robert C. Joy of TN (who is believed to be Wiley's brother). Wiley is NOT descended from the Thomas Joy/Joan Gallop Line of MA (or any of their descendants such as Moses Joy), the William Joy line of Barbados and Christ Church Parish, SC (or any of his descendants such as Richard Joy of Christ Church Parish, SC), nor is Wiley directly related to George Joy of TN, AR and TN. As the 1880 Edwards County, Texas Census states, Wiley was born in Maryland is descended from one of the Maryland Joy lines. To see a chart of the DNA comparison, please contact me at MAYAREMMARK@MSN.COM
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