William Easley was born in Hickman County, Tenn., January 27, 1828. His father was born in South Carolina in 1798, and came to Tennessee in 1812, and died in 1854. The mother was born in North Carolina in 1803 and died in 1883. Our subject was married, February 29, 1854, to Susanna Sugg. They have five children: Susanna E., born February 18, 1856; John R. L., born May 29, 1858, and died June 16, 1859; Mary Jane, born November 6, 1859; William J., born December 10, 1861, and Benjamin F., born December 15, 1867. In 1863 our subject enlisted in the Confederate Army, joining the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry. At the close of the war he came home and engaged in farming, which occupation he has successfully followed up to the present time. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a Democrat and enjoys the esteem of his fellow-citizens.