Judith-I may be able to answer your questions on the William Sales genealogy. Wm. Jr. is my GG Grandfather and I have verified most of Mr. Flowers' data. William Sr. may have been born as early as 1790 and as late as 1793 going by the census entries.The newspaper article when he died in 1871, says he was 80 when he died-also reported to have 20 children.