Joseph was born about 1710, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Elizabeth Rebecca Staples. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were Elizabeth (c1740-?) and Ann (c1742-?).
!Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wilahu/index.html Auston-McQuire Genealogy Site Cook, Stapples, Duffy, and MacKinnon Families, and email from Lesley A McQuire of that site.