Anyone who has ever read chapter 9 of Mr. Reynolds book, on William Iiams born 1755 in Maryland, will quickly agree to how confusing the early Iiams can be. But there is something about this family that keeps us coming back to check on anything new. Reynolds notes this William as a son of Richard with the source EFB. Roberta knows who these initials are. What is documented is William Iiams Jr. born 1670 in Anne Arundel Co. Md. and his wife Elizabeth Plummer had a son named Richard born around 1704. He was still living in 1738 as per his father's will. A bit of folk lore names a Richard Iames as pioneering to the right place; namely "Spurgeon's Choice", on Town Creek,in Bedford County Pa. in 1728. This documented William Iiams (b-1755) moved from the family homestead in Bedford County to Allegany County Md. where he died in 1831.His will was filed in Maryland, but re-filed at a later date in Bedford County Pa. His son William Jr. occupied this family farm in Pennsylvania, and it is still owned by an Imes today.