Joseph was born in Montreal about 1844.I have copies of all the census records in Albany since his arrival and a couple indicate Canada as place of birth. His 2nd marriage to Mary Lillie on may 10, 1890 gives his place of birth as Montreal, his parents as Joseph and Sarah.I have a copy of the license. I have not been able to find his marriage to Elizsbeth Burns but her obit gave her father as William Burns..her mother was not known.She died on Dec 17,1887 age 38. The eldest daughter Cathrine raised the youngest children.She married a George Smith.The 1892 census has her with the minor children, Joseph was not living with them.The youngest child Arthur used an alias of Joseph Carrol..He died from TB 6/27/1915. Do you think we have the same family?