His name is given as James on his marriage license to Lizzie. They married August 9, 1867 in Randolph Co. MO. It is believed that Lizzie died in childbirth in 1868. Joseph married Sabina/Sabrina (Stuck) Nelson June 3, 1883 in Jacksonville, Randolph Co. MO. Sabina was married to Martin John Luther Nelson and had two known children with him.