Joseph was born about 1821 in Woore, Shropshire, England, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Rebecca Hotchkiss. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. They had no known children.
!Source: www.ancestry.com 1851 England Census, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
7 Ball's Yard
Joseph Banks, Head, married male 27, Beesom Maker, born Salap, Woore
Rebecca Banks, Wife, married, female 26, born, Staffordshire, Stone
Arthur Hodgkiss, Father, Widr, male 62?, Beesom Maker, Staffordshire, Wheaton Aston
John Hodgkiss, Son, unmarried, male 24, Beesom Maker, Staffordshire, Stone
Richard Davis, nephew, male 14, Beesom Maker, Staffordshire, Walton, Stone