Joseph Hollowell was born 15 June 1657 in Elizabeth River Parish, Lower Norfolk County of New Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Hollowell and Alice (--?--). Joseph married Grace (Corprew) Courtney, daughter of John Corprew, in Norfolk County, Virginia. His will was dated 5 May 1705, proved 15 gbr (October) 1705. His death was estimated to be 1705 in Norfolk County, Virginia.