Joseph was a brother to my great grandfather, Gideon White. Their father was Samuel as K Painter stated. He married Mercie Atwood. There were four brothers two stayed in Nova Scotia and two went to the US. My earlier research told me that Stedman ( the eldest son ) went to Oakland, Oregon but I found him in Washington. Your Joseph apparently went to Cleveland, Ohio and it was usually the point of entry. I will look further to see if he stayed there.