He married Mary Elizabeth Roberts on 22 October 1857 in Key West, Florida, in a ceremony performed by W. J. Duval, Minister of the Gospel.
John died on 19 September 1903 in Key West, and he is buried there in the City Cemetery.
John enlisted in the Confederate States Army, as private, company K, 7th Florida Infantry, on March 5, 1862 (date also shown as April 25, 1862). He served in Kentucky and at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. He was furloughed for thirty days on February 6, 1864, and he then transferred to the Confederate States Navy.
He resided, post war, at Key West, Florida and worked as a carpenter and cigar maker.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joseph by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Joseph: