Joseph St. John was born about 1859 most likely at Spencer, MA as his family lived in that area for years. He is the second of five known children and the second of two known sons of Clement Coitou and Elmire Labossière. His birth record is not known, but he has been found in several census records.
1860 US Census Massachusetts, Worcester, Spencer, Page 84 lines 2-7: Clement St. John, 30; wife, Emilis, (nee Elmire Labossiere), 28; two St. John children: Clement, 5; Joseph, 1; two hired laborers: John Russett, 22; Virginia Russett, 18.  Census date: June 1, 1860.
1865 Massachusetts State Census, Worcester, Worcester, Ward 3, Page 12 of 36 left side, lines 40-42 and right side, lines 1-2: Four St. John children: Clement, 9; Joseph, 5; Annie, 3; Josephine, 2; Almira St. John, 36, (nee Labossiere).  No Date. [Clement is away as a soldier. See his profile.]
1870 US Census MA-Worcester-Spencer Page 98 lines 22-28: Clement St. John, 45: Alminia, (nee Elmire Labossiere), 40; five St. John children: Clement, 16; Joseph, 11; Annie, 10; Josephine, 8; Emma, 3.  Census Date: August 20, 1870.
1880 US Census Massachusetts-Worcester-Spencer ED 863 Page 27, Lines 40-44: Clement St. John, 49; Maria, (nee Elmire Labossiere), 49; three St. John children: Joseph, 20; Emma, 12; Anna, 18.  Census date: June 7, 1880.
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