Covered Wagon

Name and Place

William moved to the Illinois territory in 1802 and settled at the Irish Settlement, east of Kaskaskia river, in the neighborhood of Ellis Grove, where he improved a farm. He died in 1822.

Origins

William came from Lexington, Kentucky.

Spouse

Children

William's children were:

  1. Thomas
  2. Nancy m. William Mansker

Offices Held

 

Military 

 

Notoriety

William was a man of enterprise and shrewdness, and traded down the Mississippi river, becoming well known along the banks of the Mississippi between Kaskaskia and New Orleans. 

References

  1. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, page 69