William Hailstone, son of James & Margaret Graham Hailstones was born January 13,1842 in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland. There is a William Hailstones listed in the 1900 census of Fulton County, Buckhart Township, Vol. 88, E.D. 6, Sheet 6, Line 34 who I believe may be the son of James and Margaret Hailstones of Scotland. He is listed with the following people in the census of 1900:
Hailstone, WilliamWAge 57Born: June 1843ScotlandCitizenship: Naturilized
Hailstone, AgnesDaughterAge 14Born: November 1885 in Illinois
Hailstone, WilliamSonAge 12Born: November 1883? (must be 1888) in Illinois
Hailstone, GraceDaughterAge 8Born: January 1892in Missouri
About 1865, William Hailstone's sister, Janet Hailstones Donald and her family came to the USA and are found in Morgan County, Illinois in the 1870 census. Hope to make contact with another researcher of this branch of the Hailstones family.