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.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Kirkpatrick-2517 and Kirkpatrick-233 appear to represent the same person because: Joseph Burrows Kirkpatrick was my 4th great grandfather. His parent's were James Kirkpatrick and Jennet Hill. If you would like more info, please contact me