I do not have a John William in Putnam County, however Ibelieve there is a excellent chance that there may be a connection. I have a John who may be the father and a William who may be the grandfather and the child was named after them. Maybe. Could you send me more information on the family? Also send me your email address and I will send you information on my hanshaws who stayed in WV after the rest of the family moved to Indiana about 1857.