William married Elizabeth (Beth) Lean Hitch, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer Vose Hitch and Mary Beatrice Fields.1 The marriage ended in divorce. (Elizabeth (Beth) Lean Hitch was born on 17 Dec 1876 in Orleans Parish, LA 1 2.)
1 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.
1880 LA Census, Listed as age 3 in the 1880 Orleans Parish, LA Census, born in LA.