Joseph and Lavina were probably married in Greene Co, TN - thats where she was from (see 1860 census with Martha Wills, probably her mother) - around 1867. They had at least three sons, William C., Jacob T., and J. Riley Parkins. They were in Greene Co in 1870 but in Haywood Co, NC before 1900. Joseph may have bornn from Virginia, and a Thomas Parkins (b.1821?) was also living with the Wills family in 1870.