Hello Matt: I just ran across your post,and I may have some information for you but you will have to make the connection because at this point I have no way of knowing. The Will Corey that my Mother told me about was as you have indicated, "a traveler" so to speak. She refered to him as Uncle Will, but I think he may have been a great uncle. This Will also was known to be a drinker. The story that I was told was that he was hit by a car and killed in the '30s or '40s. I am assuming that he would have been my G.Grandfather's brother. My G.Grandfathers name was John Corey.