William Jefferson was born Abt. 1798 in Cayuga
(maybe), New York, and died Bef. 1870 in IA. He married Joan
Notes for William Jefferson:
In the 1860 census for Delaware Co., Delaware twp., IA, Susannah Craddock Jefferson is 24 years old, already a widow, and living at the home of her in-laws William & Joan Jefferson, both born in NY. Her daughter Ella is 7/12 year old (7 months).
In 1840 US Census, he may have been living in Tompkins Co., Hector, NY. There is a William Jefferson listed with a male child between 5 and 10 years of age (my maternal great-grandfather, Daniel Jefferson, the son of William, would have been about 7 years old in 1840).
In the Iowa Census of 1886, this William Jefferson is listed as 57 years old, and his wife Johanna, is listed as being 57 years old and he is a hotel keeper. His son, Daniel is also listed as a hotel keeper. His daughter-in-law, Susanna, is also listed as being in the same household.
Children of William Jefferson and Joan (Johanna) (?) are: