Son of Jacob Humbard and Martha Gains, of Grainger Co., TN. Wm. married Margaret Eaton in Grainger Co. on 8 Feb. 1825, with Andrew Chamberlain Eaton serving as bondsman. Wm. and Margaret had five children, all born in TN. By 1850, they had relocated to McDonough Co., IL. Surname written variously in documents: "Humbert," "Humberd." 'Humbird," "Humber," etc.