I have a Samuel Joy b. Apr 3, 1800 (date on his tombstone). The 1850 Fed Census lists his birthplace as Maryland. Samuel arrived in Bond Co IL abt 1840. There is an Elizabeth Joy listed in the 1840 census. She is listed again with a Sylvester Joy in the 1850 Census. Elizabeth would have been b. about 1785. The date for Samuel makes it a possible match for the son named Samuel ofIgnatius III or John Joy Sr. Children of Samuel were Stephen William, Rebecca, Ann, Adelaide, Samuel, Charles and Alice. Children of Sylvester where Sarah Elizabeth, Benedict I, Teresa A and John W. Do you think there is a possibility of a link?