Joseph was 3 years old when his father Tom died. So his mother Gertie moved him and his brother frank in with his grandfather Joseph Leffew in Chattanooga,Tennessee. Joseph was raised by his grandparents, Sallie and Joseph Leffew. This is also verified by the 1910 Hamilton county,Tennessee census. When Joseph was 15 yearsold he like everyone else in the family went to work at CHATTANOOGA KNITTING MILLS as a knitter. When Joseph was 20 years old while working at the knitting mill he met Daisy Phillips. The Walker county,Georgia Marriage licenses show that In May of 1927 Joseph and Daisy went to Rossville,Georgia and were married by the justice of the peace A.L. Ellis. Joseph and daisy lived in the east Chattanooga area. Joseph and Daisy lived at the following according to Chattanooga city directory. 19291717 N.Chamberlain Ave. 19312004 Dodson Ave. 1932-342105 N. Chamberlain Ave. In 1938 he was separated from Daisy andhe resided with brother Frank and futurewife Nellie. In 1941 Joseph went into the army and was stationed atFort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was in the Calvery, In May of 1947 Joseph married Nellie in Rossville, Georgia by the justice of the peace H.O. Bowman. Joseph and Nellie lived at the following address according to Chattanooga city directory. 1944:605 Chickamauga ave. Rossville,GA. 1945-1947:324 Cherry St. Chattanooga,Tn 1948:521 w. 6th St. Chattanooga,Tn 1949-1951:324 Cherry St. Chattanooga,Tn 1951:308 E. 2nd St. Chattanooga,Tn 1952-1954609 e.4th St. Chattanooga,Tn 1954219 High St. Chattanooga,Tn Joseph in all of his life never owned or drove an automobile or truck. He worked mostly in saw mills all of his life. He worked at Blanchards for over ten years and at the Chattanooga Box Factory for over 20 years.