- Born: 23 Feb 1841, Union St., Town, Camborne, Cornwall
- Married: 22 Apr 1861, Grant Co., WI, USA
- Died: 6 Feb 1905, Hancock, Houghton, MI, USA
Another name for Joseph was Joseph PERKIN.
In 1880, Joseph Perkins (39) of England, teamster, and wife Jane (40) of England, were living in Franklin, Houghton, Michigan, USA. Present were children: Joseph (14) of Illinois, Edith (7) of Michigan, Alfred (13) of Wisconsin
"During the Civil War (1862-1865), he served in Company F, 96th Regiment of the Illinois Infantry, also Company A, 4th Pioneer Battalion, and in the 1st Regiment, US Veteran Volunteer Engineers. Joseph and Jane's first two children, Margaret and Joseph Jr were born in the Vinegar Hill/Galena area of Jo Daviess County, Illinois. In about 1866/67, the young family returned to Dodgeville. And around 1870, they re-settled in the area of Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan, where they remained. Joseph was a miner at the Franklin mine in Houghton County, Michigan."
Joseph married Jane HOCKING, daughter of Thomas Wills HOCKING and Alice THOMAS, on 22 Apr 1861 in Grant Co., WI, USA. (Jane HOCKING was born on 6 Feb 1840 in Cornwall and died on 12 Mar 1913 in Hancock, Houghton, MI, USA.)