If your Joseph was born after 1900, he may have been the son of my GGfather Pierre Jalbert whose second wife was Marie:
Pierre Jalbert m. Marie Veillette in Lowell on 2-2-1896. Children of Pierre and Marie as of 1900 census (they had six eventually): William 2 Alphonse 1
Pierre also had six other children from a previous marriage to Amanda St. Arnaud (incl. my Gmother, Bella).
Pierre's info: Pierre Jalbert b. 1-11-1859 at Mont Carmel, Que. d. 5-13-1929 Lowell, Middlesex Co., Mass Pierre's father: Louis George Jalbert b. 1823 St. Maurice, Champlain, Que. Pierre's mother: Elenor Ricard b. 1836