William Slay was born in 1789 somewhere in North Carolina.
William married Selimea Thompson around 1815 in North or South Carolina.
It is not known exactly when William died but it is believed
to have been around 1860 in Washington County, Florida.
We know from the census records that William
and Selimea lived in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama for a period of time before moving to
Washington County, Florida. William was a farmer like most people in those days. William and Selimea had ten children during their marriage.
SOURCE: 1820 CENSUS RECORDS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY,SOUTH CAROLINA; 1830 CENSUS RECORDS EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA; 1840 CENSUS RECORDS DALE COUNTY, ALABAMA; 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 CENSUS RECORDS WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.