Joseph appears to be the eldest son of William Brown Esq. and took over the family business after his parents died and it was very successful.
Joseph financed the building of a Church of England church in Bonavista
Will of Joseph Brown
* headstone inscription
Bonavista church records
Joseph Brown business records
* legal records pertaining to Brown family
Joseph was mentioned in documents as being a native of Bonavista
Newfoundland Express Newspaper
D’Alberti sisters Records at Memorial University in St. John’s
Keith Mathews name file at MUN
Legal Records that Joseph signed regarding Will of Andrew Malone
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joseph by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: