- Born: 25 Oct 1823, Lycoming Creek, Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Mary Ann Newcome
William remained in the family home until age 24 (1847). He engaged in lumbering which he followed until 1855. He then purchased his homestead in Lycoming Co.
He served as constable in his township for 25 years. He was a member of the Republican Party and the Presbyterian Church.
William married Mary Ann Newcome, daughter of Abraham Newcome and Unknown. (Mary Ann Newcome was born about 1825 in Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania.)