- Birth Date
- 28 October 1829
- Death Date
Joseph crossed the Atlantic on the ship Henry Ware in 1849 and from 1849 to 1850 he was an Elder in the New Orleans, Louisiana Branch of the Church. Branch records then indicate that he removed to St. Louis. In August 1850, at the time of the federal census, he was living with the Bamford family in District No. 21, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. On 25 September 1850, according to the Frontier Guardian newspaper, he married Esther Bamford at Kanesville, Iowa. They were members of the "Browning Camp" and the Brownings were part of the Henry W. Miller Company. Esther had sailed to America in 1849 on the ship Berlin. Both Joseph and Esther were re-baptized at Salt Lake City on 6 November 1852; they were living in the Fifteenth Ward.
- Age at Departure: 22
- Head of Household
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 June 1855, 1, 2.
- "Married," Frontier Guardian, 2 October 1850.
- New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900