1820 Franklin Co, IN, where he was a farmer at census time.
Bef 1830 Sangamon Co, IL. William's family probably migrated with cousins, John and Sarah Ginn Purvis. Son, Fielding, being about the same age as John's children, stayed close to John's family.
2/22/1830 Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. William voted at the courthouse along with cousin, John, and nephews, Isaac and Thomas.
8/2/1830 Again voting at the courthouse were William and John.
8/20/1850 Fleming Co, KY. At census time he, step-mother Jane and half-sister Susan lived with the family of deceased sister Jenny, the Jonathan Gillespie family. He was a 62 year old laborer without property.
1850 Fleming Co, KY. Apparently he did own property there as he was taxed for it but was listed as a non-resident.