Ron - well I guess we are related in a distant kind of way! My belief is John and Ann Dukes from Dobbs County were Joseph's parents. It has been difficult to uncover much documentation on my Dukes line compared to my other family lines. Who are John and Lydia Dukes?
BTW - are you on ancestry? You can always review my tree which I keep public. It is Stephenson-Taylor-Dukes family tree. My email is email@example.com
is you wish to correspond. Maybe we can compare notes.