William Mahany was born 2 Oct 1803 in VA and settled in Stark Co. IL about 1835. William died there 6 Aug 1875. William married Lydia McMullin 1836 in Peoria Co., she lived 1812-1866. They had issue; 1. Paulina 1838-1875 2.James V.B. 1839-1909 3.John W. 1841-1894 4.Oliver 1848-1881 5.Baxter M. 1845-1865 6.Marshall 1844- moved to Minnesota before 1875. I believe Williams parents to be James 1760-1811 and Betsy McLunn Mahany. Any other descendants of this family or any other ideas please contact me. I am a descendant through the daughter Paulina Mahany Jackson.