William was born in May 1837 at Southampton, Hampshire, to parents William D Tansom, who worked the land (1841), and Sarah.
Before entering the ministry William was a mason’s labourer (1861). He emigrated to USA in 1865 and continued as a minister.
He married Lizzie M Dude (b abt1855) on 25 December 1874 at Tamworth, New Hampshire.
He married Nancy M Bean (1837-1919) on 24 February 1899 at Effingham, New Hampshire, USA. This was Nancy’s third marriage.
- 1862 Peterborough
- 1863 Lisburn
- 1864 Portadown
- 1865 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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