1766 – Born in New York Cityon the 15th of August.
– William completed preparatory studies, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and also in fur trade with the Indians along the Mohawk River, residing at Johnstown and Caughnawaga.
1763 – He returned to New York City and was elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Egbert Benson.
1814-1819 – He was reelected to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses and served from January to March.
1821 – Died on the 9th of November.