Joseph Graham was a stone merchant's contractor and farmer who lived in the Crosland Moor area.
He married Sarah Ann Barrow in 1865.
Joseph likely initially worked for his father in the firm of Abraham Graham & Sons and is named as a "stone merchant's contractor" in the 1871 Census.
Joseph Graham died on 22 September 1895, aged 57. He left effects worth around £825 to his widow, who then moved to live with relatives in Halifax.