b. 12 November 1823
- Joseph was born on 12 November 1823 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Greenwood plantation.
- He was known as Joe.
- On Thursday, 9 September 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Joe was bit by a snake of some kind," and on the following day, "Joes leg swelled so much that we stoped him after dinner from cotton picking, suppose he was bit by a ground rattle snake."
- He and Rose were the parents of an unknown person.
- On Tuesday, 2 November 1858, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Covered Joe's house [with new boards]."
- He married Julia Simmons.
- Following emancipation, Joseph adopted the name Joe Davis.
- Joseph and Julia Simmons appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville PO, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Texanna Davis and Spencer Davis. Also in the household were Prudence (age 13) and Olivia (age 23) Davis, whose origins are as yet unknown.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- Joseph and Julia Simmons appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Texanna Davis, Spencer Davis, Warren Davis, Madison? Davis, Lucretia Davis and Hance Baltrip.
- Children of Hannah and Dave born between 1810 and 1833, and of Hannah and Toby in 1838, were recorded by Green Wood.
- Children of Rose born in 1855 and 1857, were recorded by Green Wood.
- Last Edited: 11 Sep 2012