when I read your last email, I thought I would let you know that my father's brother was named Joseph.
I did not ever meet him, as I was born in 1920 and he had emigrated to U S A by then. My father James was born in 1875 and his brother was born around that time. I recollect my father talking about his brother ,Joseph leaving Liverpool and going to sea on a passenger vessel and eventually living in the U S A. This would be before the first world war 1914.
Perhaps this info might be of some use to you.
Best wishes Tom Weddick (email@example.com