William was born in 1765 in Berkeley County, Virginia, USA, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Hannah Dunham, who he married on 15 DEC 1797 in Berkeley County, Virginia, USA. Their six known children were Sarah (1801-?), James (1803-?), WIlliam (1805-?), Benjamin (1807-?), Aaron (1808-?) and Ruth (1812-?).