After the war William and his wife, Sarah, relocated to Greenville District, SC. William was a veteran of the American Revolution. His file is available for review on fold3.com. After his wife's death and William's penniless condition, he moved to Benton Co., AL (now Calhoun Co., AL) to live with his only daughter, Ellender, and her husband, Salathiel Clements. He died at the Clements home on June 28, 1838. An obituary regarding his death was published in the Jacksonville Republican in 1838.