We also have an ancestor named William T. Waddill, who lived in Randolph County, NC in 1860. The 1860 census misspelled his last name Waddill with an "e" (Waddell). We have a copy of his Last Will Testament with the correct spelling as "Waddill". His wife was Rachel L. and his children were Mary E. (wife of John Beck), Nannie P. (wife of Thomas West), John H. Waddill, Robert (T or F) Waddill, Anna K. Waddill, James B. Waddill, William W. Waddill, Edmond (F or T) Waddill, and Benjamin H Waddill. He died around Aug 12, 1887. The census shows him to be 35 years of age in 1860 so he must have been born around 1825. His brother, Edmund, is my husband's g-grandfather. Does any of this sound familiar to you?