ROTAN, William Edward -- died 9 Feb 1906 in Stanberry, Missouri, aged 77. He was born in White County, Tennessee, 14 Jul 1828. Moved to Illinois when he was 10. At age 17, he went to the Mexican War. Moved to Platte City, Missouri in 1858 and returned to Illinois in 1864. Came back to Missouri in 1874 and settled in Gentry County. He was twice married and has one daughter, Mrs. MILLIGAN by his first wife. His second wife was Miss OLIVER, who survives him. They were married in 1865. Eight children were born to the second marriage and 3 sons and 3 daughters survive. Buried in Cooper Cemetery.
Source: newspaper from Albany, MO
Submitted by Pam Villanueva