The story is told that one of the brothers got into some trouble and went to jail. The other brother was so embarressed he changed his name to Necessary. My family thinks it has to be Wm because he is the first Necessary we have found in the census records. He is listed in the 1815 tax record for Russell County. Several of his grown sons changed their name back to Essary after they were married. I thought perhaps others may knnow what this was about and can share it with everyone. Thanks!