1836 Born in Shildon
1869 Patent to Joseph Sheldon Stubbs, of No. 3, Fenton terrace, in the city of Lincoln, for the invention of " improvements in steam engines, and in stuffing boxes used therein, and for other purposes."
1871 Joseph S Stubbs 34, engine fitter in works, lived in Lincoln with Emma Jane Stubbs 28, Sheldon Stubbs 8
Moved to Manchester
1878 Patent to Joseph Sheldon Stubbs, of No. 12, Tiverton-street, Ardwick, Manchester, Engineer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in steam boilers."
1881 Joseph S. Stubbs 45, patented engineer, lived in Chorlton with Emma J. Stubbs 38, Sheldon H. Stubbs 18, assistant to his father, and his brother John R. Stubbs 24, engine fitter
1901 A mechanical engineer, living with his son Sheldon, a mechanical engineer, and family in Chorlton
1910 Died in Chorlton