ROSS JOINES FAMILY PAGE
THE ROSS JOINES FAMILY
Charles Ross Joines married Jessie Mae Ervin on Tuesday, March 4, 1913 and they had seven daughters ...Huretta, Tommie, Harriette, Mildred, Hazel, Jean and Nancy.
Huretta Clementine Joines
Tommie Isbill Joines
Harriette Isbill Joines
Mildred Mae Joines
Hazel Irene Joines
Dorothy Jean Joines
Nancy Helen Joines
Charles Ross Joines was born on a farm in East Tennessee on July 13, 1890 about five miles southwest of the courthouse of Madisonville, Tennessee which is the county seat for Monroe County. He was born the forth son of William Newton Joines and Huretta Clementine McCaslin Joines who would later add two more boys to the family making it six brothers to grow up together and work the farm. The picture to the right is the only one we have that shows a little of what that house looked like. The lady in the picture is unknown to us so if anyone should recognize her we would love to know who she is and what part she played in our family. Click the picture for a larger view.
Later in life after he had his own family started everyone in the family called him "Papa". Papa's daughter Tommie Isbill Joines, one of twins, married Hiram Rucker Cornett and at one time Rucker and Papa both drove a taxi in Madisonville. Rucker called him Papa and soon everyone in town began calling him Papa as well. Papa was a real character and quite a practical joker.
He liked to fox hunt and later in life rabbit hunt with beagles. He always had hunting dogs, fox hounds and later rabbit beagles. He had a very strict routine for feeding his dogs and had them well trained at feeding time as well as in the field. At feeding time in his large dog house he had chains attached to the walls and each dog had a chain and also his own bowl to eat out of. Papa would mix up their food real well (dog food mixed with table scraps) and when he walked into the dog house each dog would go to his chain and wait to be chained and fed. He would set the mixed food on the floor to chain them up but none of them would touch it until he put it in their bowl.
He loved to take them out with friends and family and sit all night around a fire in the woods and listen to them run. He rarely ever killed the prey...it was about listening to the dogs, identifying which dog was in the lead of the hunt and where the prey was taking them. At one time or another I'm sure he had each of his sons-in-law at the hunt and some of them had their own dogs. Whoever he took with him usually had their own dogs and they were always fussing about who had the best dog. Arguing about whose dog was at the head of the hunt was a common topic.(Also telling tall tales and pulling jokes on one another.)
and be sure to read Barbara's Memories of Papa
along wih her Memories of Mama
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We're going to try to find information on Jessie Joines Family and post links here. Jessie was orphaned at a very young age which make it more difficult to find information.
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