Joseph was born abt1820 at Gate Burton, Lincolnshire. Gate Burton is situated four miles south of Gainsborough.
After leaving the PM ministry he was town missionary at Rochdale in 1861 and later a Baptist minister.
He married Mary Ann Moore (b1829) in the spring of 1862 at Rochdale, Lancashire. Census returns identify one child.
- Esther Mary (1865-1946) – a music teacher (1891); married Ebenezer Ellwood, a watchmaker, in 1897
Joseph died on 20 January 1900 at Herne Bay, Kent.
- 1848 Huddersfield
- 1849 Pateley Bridge
- 1851 Middleham
- 1853 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Records variously spell his second name as Greaves, Graves, and Groves.