William was a Quaker but his children must have been a heartache for him and Isabell as every one of them got in trouble with the society for one thing or another. Many were excommunicated as recorded in the monthly meeting minutes. See the children's notes.
Residences & events:
Wayne Co, IN William's father came to IN in 1807 and claimed large tracts of land in Wayne Co but died before settling there. William inherited a quarter and also owned the quarter west of his father's site, the two quarters covering nearly all the site on which Cambridge
City was built. He laid out the town, as well as Vandalia.
He and his brother were described as influential citizens of the area.
1820 Wayne Co, IN. According to the census that year William was aged 26-45 and had living with him 1 male at 10-16 (who?) and 1 female, also 10-16 (Isabell would have been 18?).
1830 Jackson Twp, Wayne Co, IN. At census time there were living in his house: 3 males under 5, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 20-30. Down the road was Isabell's brother Simon.
1840 Same residence. In the census his family consisted of 2 males under 5, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 30-40.
1850 Cambridge City, Wayne Co, IN. William was a wealthy farmer at census time, his property totaling $15,000. He was 61 years old, Isabel was 50 and children living with them were Simon, 22, Nathan, 20, Tamar, 16, William, 15, and Samuel, 6. Also there was 30 year old Abraham Britton, black, possibly farm hand.
The 1850 census said he was 61, making his birth year 1788.