Joseph Estes was born on 3 February 1805 in Windham, Maine. His parents were Robert Estes and Dorcas (Chesley) Estes. He married Maria Edwards on 15 June 1834 in Gorham, Maine. They had eight children
1. Martha M., born 19 Jul 1835; married William Jones
2. Albert S., born 21 Feb 1837; killed at the Battle of Manassas in 1862
3. Dana, born 4 Mar 1840; married 1st Louise Reid, 2nd Grace Couse
4. Abba A., born 13 Jun 1842
5. Mary H., born 11 Aug 1844; married E.P. Pennell
6. George H., born 10 Jul 1847; died young
7. Ellen M., born 14 Jun 1849; married Edward Hooper
8. Harriet A., born 12 Aug 1851; married A.P. Ayer 
In 1850, the Estes family lived in Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine. The household included
In 1880, they lived in Gorham, Maine. All members of the family were born in Maine, as were their parents. The household included Joseph Estes, 75, a stone cutter; his wife, Maria, 70; and their daughter Hattie, 24. 
Joseph passed away on 30 May 1892 in Augusta, Maine. 
Joseph Estes, 1805-1892, is buried at Eastern Cemetery, Gorham, Maine. Among his family buried there are his wife, and six of their children, Martha M. Jones, Albert S. (a Union soldier, killed at the battle of the second Bull Run), Abba Alfreda (aged 20), George H. (Aged 1), Ellen Maria Hooper, and Harriet Augusta Ayer. 
↑ "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4XD-4JG : 10 February 2018), Joseph Estes and Miss Maria Edwards, 15 Jun 1834; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, reference p 196; FHL microfilm 10,930.
↑ McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 489.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6J2-Z49 : 22 December 2020), Joseph Estes, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF3V-HTC : 14 January 2022), Joseph Estes, Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .
↑ "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZQ9-Y43 : 6 November 2017), Joseph Estes, Death 30 May 1892; citing Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Augusta; FHL microfilm 9,937.