b. circa 1793, d. February 1866
- William Viser was born circa 1793 in Buckingham County, Virginia.
- He married Rachel Brazelton circa 1815 in Tennessee. Based on use by some researchers of the name Rachel Brazelton Ford, there appears to be the possibility of an earlier marriage..
- William Viser raised his the five children of his deceased sister Sarah J. Viser McCann.
- William Viser and Rachel Brazelton appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Catherine Elizabeth McCan, Andrew Viser McCan, James Marion McCan, Mary R. McCan and Charles Word. Also in the household were farmer Moses Ford and Charles Word (age 14).
- He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
- On Wednesday, 1 October 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Picked out cotton at Wilson's in the morning and in Mr. Visor's in the evening," and on the following day, "Finished Viser's cotton at 12 o'clock."
- The following appeared on 29 January 1853 in The Huntsville Item: The Southern mail came in on Tuesday, very bulky. It is the first one we have had for about 18 days. The creeks have been so high, it has been impossible to get through. We learn, however, from Mr. Viser, who just returned from the Beedis on Wednesday, that the creek is nearly fordable and the Trinity falling fast. We cannot have everything to suit, or the Trinity would stay up and the creeks down.
- William Viser and Rachel Brazelton appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Madisonville, Madison County, Texas.
- He was farming, according to the 1860 census.
- William Viser died in February 1866 in Midway, Madison County, Texas.
- His wife Rachel Brazelton became a widow at his death.
- Last Edited: 25 Dec 2013