Joseph Simmons Alderman was born 21 Jun 1898 in , and died 18 Apr 1973 in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia. He married Lura Minus Harris 4 Dec 1918 in Floyd County, Virginia, daughter of Elkanah "Caney" Harris. She was born Abt 1901 in Floyd County, Virginia, and died 17 May 1922 in . He married Vada Conner 17 Aug 1923, daughter of Leroy Conner and Mary F. Burnett. She was born 14 Mar 1904 in Virginia, and died 2 Mar 1996 in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia.