Joy and Beers families papers, 1859-1935
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Brief Description: Papers related to the Joy and Beers families consisting of genealogical tables and family records, news clippings and obituaries, correspondence (six are sympathy letters written at the death of Katie Palmer Joy at age 26 in childbirth), and other documents. Family members include Jane Joy Burgess, Jane Ellen Joy, Lewis Beers Joy, and Belle Radcliffe Laverack.  These families primarily lived in New York State.  Walter Joy (1810-1863) and Jane Ellen Radcliffe were married on January 22, 1833 in Litchfield, before moving to Buffalo, New York.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/1975-04-0
Created by: Joy family, Beers family
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 01/01/1975.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Beers family
Burgess, Jane Joy
Joy, Jane Ellen
Joy, Lewis Beers
Joy family
Laverack, Belle Radcliffe
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Donald R. Burgess  Gift
PreferredCitation: Beers and Joy families papers (1975-04-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759