Joseph enlisted in the military to serve under Captain John Lovewell. On May 8, 1725, Joseph was one of just 5 or 10 of 50 English soliders to survive unwounded from a battle with 80 Abenaki Indians at the village of Pequawket, now Fryeburg, Maine.
In January, 1760, Joseph petitioned a court for financial assistance, based on his "Services and Sufferings for his Country." He died on June 11, 1760
Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909), p. 294.
"Pequawket Indian History," http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/abenaki/pequawkethist.htm
Thomas Symmes and Nathaniel Bouton, The Original Account of Capt. John Lovewell's "Great Fight" with the Indians: at Pequawket, May 8, 1725 (P.B. Cogswell, 1861), pp. 20, 25.
Dr. Samuel A. Green, Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground, Groton, MA (University Press, 1883), p. 241.