Although the 1851 census indicates that Joseph was born in Scotland, it is more likely that he was born in the Isle of Man.
A Joseph farther was baptised on 2 March 1824 at St Matheus, Braddan, Isle of Man. His parents were Charles Fargher a shoe maker, and Esther Quiggan.
He married Margaret Quine (abt1827-1909) in the summer of 1852 at Liverpool, Lancashire. Census returns identify one child.
- Thomas Charles (1853-1921) – a tobacconist dealer (1911)
The family arrived in New York on 19 May 1854 where he was a minister in the New York Methodist East Conference.
Joseph died on 1 June 1857 in New York, USA.
- 1849 New Mills
- 1850 Warrington
- 1851 Preston Brook
- 1852 Bradwell
- 1853 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
The United Methodist Church – General Commission on Archives and History
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers