In William’s 80 years he never married, but what he lacked in his personal relationships, he made up for in public standing. His funeral procession contained 100 carriages. William was born on August 8, 1806 in Plymouth Township. He was the youngest son of Joseph and Hannah Corson. Sadly, he lost his mother when he was four years old. William went to school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1831. He was a man before his time. He believed in the instruction to lady students in medicine. During the Civil War, he evaluated field surgeons’ fitness in medicine and participated as a medical examiner for the draftees coming from Montgomery County. William Corson died on November 3, 1886.