Unfortunately for me, William was naturalized prior to the rules and regulations regarding naturalization. He appeared with a witness who stated that he knew him to be of good character and that he had resided in the area upwards of four years. That was all there was to it in October of 1791. My thought is that he hurried to do it so that he could own property, but that is just a guess. He had to have been one of the very first. If he had only waited a year!