William seems to have shared in some of his father's Tory sympathies. In letters written to the Revolutionary War Pension Department he is accused by others as not having partaken in the war, except to take his father's place so his father would not have to serve. William's war pension was suspended by the department. He is said to be buried in Mount Gilead Methodist Church Cemetery: Madison Co., MO, USA.
* Boren, Kerry Ross & Lisa Lee. The Boren Family: An Irish Legacy. K&L Boren Partnership. Salt Lake City, UT, 2010. pp 112, 113. 115.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: