Yes, Joseph would be Freelove's father.
1892 census shows Montraville Lawrence living with or next to his sister .
Obit for Montraville in 1896 says he died at his sisters house Mrs Nelson Ryther.
Montreville Lawrence, aged sixtythree years, died at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Nelson Ryther, Monday.
The funeral was held at the house,
Wednesday Rev. E. M. Snodgrass
officiating; burial in the Cadiz cemetery