6/25/1860 Momence, Kankakee Co, IL. At census time William B was 27 years old, a farmer with only personal property worth $425. Sarah Ann was 24 and their only child was Mary Ann, 4. They lived in a row of relatives, Sarah's mother next door followed by cousins, John Nichols and Jacob Nichols, then Uncle William Nichols.
The cause of his death is listed as arteriosclerosis complicated by old age. The death certificate verifies his parents, informant was his wife.