William and family arrived in Wilkes county at least by 1786. He purchased 600 acres on the Broad river. He died in 1796 and the Will states how he devided everything among his children. William's children and grandchildren were active in Wilkes,Green,Talliaferro,Warren, and columbia counties' development.
William's brother,Issac,stayed in Warren county,North Carolina and died about 1816.
William's brother,John,raised his family in Bertie county,North Carolina and the acrees who went on to Tennessee and Kentucky were from John's family.