Joseph was born abt1828 ay Kippax, Yorkshire, to parents William, a collier (1841), and Jane. He was baptised on 3 June 1827 at St Mary, Kippax.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Joseph.
- 1841 Collier
- 1851 PM minister
- 1861 tea dealer
- 1871 grocer and provision dealer
- 1881 butcher & grocer
He married Elizabeth Robinson (1815-1888) on 28 June 1855 at St John, Manchester, Lancashire.
Joseph died in late 1884 in the Wortley Registration District, Yorkshire.
- 1851 Bury
- 1852 Preston Brook
- 1853 Douglas
- 1854 Manchester II
- 1855 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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