- Born: Cir 1843, Oswestry, Shropshire 256,259
- Marriage: Helen Ashmore Styring Q2 1868, Sheffield Registration District 255
On the staff of Sheffield Smelting Company and later was manager of its Birmingham Branch.
Described as "bright and intelligent but of a poor stock physically" 247
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: commercial clerk for a steel file & cutlery works, by April 1871, at the time of the census. 260 He was then living with his wife and two children at 40 Shortridge Street, Attercliffe cum Darnell, Sheffield
• Occupation: clerk to a gold and silver refinery, at the time of the census in April 1881. 256 He was then living with his wife, five children and a servant at 8 Cyprus Terrace, Burgoyne Road, Nether Hallam, Yorkshire
Joseph married Helen Ashmore Styring, daughter of Henry Styring and Mary Crabtree, Q2 1868 in Sheffield Registration District.255 (Helen Ashmore Styring was born circa 1845 in Sheffield 256,257,258.)