When Joel Lafayette Westfall was born on 29 August 1840, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joel Westfall Jr, was 61 and his mother, Priscilla Rollings, was 44. He married Julia A Burnside on 25 April 1861, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Union District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 20 August 1917, at the age of 76.
Americanized form of German Westfahl and Westphal .