Joseph was born about 1866, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Mary Hotchkiss. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was William (1891-?).
!Source: Chris Hotchkiss. His notes follow: His father was Joseph and his mother was Mary Cartwright formerly Hodgkiss. They lived at 496 Oatmeal Square, Bilston