Submitted by Descendant: Anne Hammond CONNELL
Emily Joyner and John Martin Geiger moved to Florida about 1832-33. She was born about 1804, possibly in McIntosh County, Georgia, and raised in Wayne County, Georgia, where her father Charles Joyner (b. 1778 SC – d. 1855-60 Wayne Co., GA) was a planter and Justice of the Peace for many years. He was perhaps a son of John and Amey Joyner of Camden District, South Carolina, mentioned in John’s 1786 deed, along with brothers Absolom and Joseph and sister, Dorcas.
Emily’s mother Elizabeth Munden (b. 1780 Pitt Co., NC – 1855-60 Wayne Co., GA) had Virginia roots. Her father John Munden (b. 1740 Lynn Haven Parish, Princess Anne Co., VA – d. 1818 Wayne Co., GA) is listed on the SAR Revolutionary War Monument at Jessup, Wayne County. He served from North Carolina. His parents Stephen Munden and Clary___ lived and died in Glynn (now Wayne) County. His grandfather was John the elder (b. bef. 1700 – d. 1752 Princess Anne Co., VA).
Elizabeth’s mother was Anne Cason (James, James, Thomas, Thomas) of Lynn Haven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Her ancestors were church wardens and tobacco planters. Her second-great-grandfather Thomas migrated to the parish from England in 1635. Thomas was probably born in London, but family may have originated in Hertfordshire.
Emily Joyner was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2001