Joseph was born August 23, 1818 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He died September 15, 1890 in Taunton, Massacusetts. Before he moved to America he was married to Ellen McManus. She passed away and they had no children.
I do not have the date of there marriage. There is speculation that this union was very upsetting to Mary’s father because of the age difference.
There is a Celtic cross in Old St. Mary’s Cemetary that Mary had erected for Joseph.