William is a bit of an enigma in this family tree equation. Not much is known about him. It’s commonly accepted that he lived from 1761-1835. He settled in what is now the Garrett County, Maryland area on bounty land for Revolutionary War service. (While it is plausible that he served at the young age of 15/16 in the war, it’s also just as likely that he bought the tract of land from someone who did …

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