Thanks for your reply. Brenda and I are cousins researching the same family lines.
I don't know if William was in the military. His mother was Dorcas A. Taylor Woods. I don't know his father's name, he died pretty early in kids' life. The facts we do know are William had a sister born in Cincinnati, OH in Aug. of 1843. The 1860 census finds Dorcas married to Thomas Holeman. They married in Union Co., KY in 1848.
William is supposedly buried in Stockton, but I have not found where he is buried yet.