Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1870, Ohio, Belmont County Smith Township, Towhatan Point Post Office, Roll 1174 Book 1, Page 327a. Age 40 yrs., farmer.
• Census, 1880, Ohio, Belmont County, Smith Township, Roll 995 Book 1, Page 372a. Age 51 yrs., farmer.
William married Susan Willa Ault, daughter of Frederick Ault and Elizabeth McClelland, on 9 Nov 1854 in Belmont County, Ohio. (Susan Willa Ault was born on 5 Mar 1834 in Belmont County, Ohio, died on 25 Apr 1926 in Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Near Centerville, Belmont County, Ohio.)