"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHK9-4T5 : accessed 23 July 2015), William Compton in household of Friendly Compton, Alabama, United States; citing p. 208, family 233, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,511.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M98Z-8YZ : accessed 17 October 2015), Wm B Compton, Precinct 9 Mount Ida Bradleyton town, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 163, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,012.
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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 some percentage of DNA with William: