Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1841, Below the Hills, Limpenhoe, Norfolk.
• Occupation: Agricultural Labourer, 1841.
• Census, 1851, Limpenhoe, Norfolk.
• Occupation, 1851, Farmers Labourer.
Joseph married Sarah RUSHMORE, daughter of Robert SPURGEON and Judith RUSHMER, on 7 Sep 1817 in Freethorpe, Norfolk. (Sarah RUSHMORE was born circa 1795 in Reedham, Norfolk, christened on 4 Oct 1795 in Reedham, Norfolk, died in 1881 in Limpenhoe, Norfolk and was buried on 16 Dec 1881 in Limpenhoe, Norfolk.)