Born: 1797-02-21 Kent County, Delaware
Flourished: 1831-03-11 Sangamon County, Illinois
Willian moved with his parents to Green County, Kentucky, in 1799. In 1819, he married Mary Crowder, with whom he had five children. They moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1829. Between 1831 and 1836, Willian purchased 200 acres of land southeast of Springfield. Mary Crowder Willian died in 1856, and he married Sarah Lambert, with whom he had one child.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 773; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:116, 69:46, 817:107, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.