Hmmm...there's so much more.
Joseph (referred to everywhere as Joseph Jr, as the father of the Doane gang boys was also named Joseph) seemed an unlikely gang member as he was actually quite considerate of others. He was a teacher. After his escape from jail he didn't flee directly to Canada; instead he fled to New Jersey, where he taught under an assumed name. One day he overheard someone at a bar saying that they would love to catch a Doane brother to collect the reward. Joseph immediately packed up his things and left NJ.
On his way to Canada, he stopped back in Bucks Co. PA, perhaps not the brightest thing to do but I believe his parents were still there so he likely wanted to say goodbye and tell them where he was headed. Someone recognized him and tried to capture him. They got in a scuffle and Joseph drew his knife and cut his attacker in the neck. He was concerned about the wounded attacker, so he tied a cloth around his neck and pointed out a house where he should go and get help.
Off he went to Canada, where he taught for a little while before he petitioned for, and as a British loyalist, was awarded, a large plot of land that he could farm.
Fast forward to the War of 1812. Those damn Americans invaded the Niagara region. Joseph, while no spring chicken by that point, was a known vocal opponent of the Americans and posed a threat as an agitator. So, the Americans arrested him and he spent 18 months as a POW in Greenbush NY.