Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Agricultural Labourer, 1861, Eccleshall, STS.
• Occupation: Platelayer, 1871, Drayton Parva, SAL.
• Occupation: Farm Labourer, 1881, Bollington, CHS.
• Occupation: Labourer, 1891, Bollington, CHS.
Joseph married Sarah Bennion, daughter of Owen Bennion and Catherine Rhodes, in 1854 in Alsager, CHS. (Sarah Bennion was born about 1834 in Alsager, CHS, christened on 2 Mar 1834 in Alsager, CHS, died in 1890 in Bollington, CHS and was buried on 10 Dec 1890 in St. John's, Bollington, CHS.)