Born: December 23, 1812, near Bethania, North Carolina.
Died: September 15, 1880, Wadley, Georgia. His last reported words:
I feel that my work on earth is done, and there is not a cloud between me and God.
Buried: Bethany Cemetery, Wadley, Georgia.
William was the son of Martin Hauser and Leah Billiter. His father died when he was two years old.
He joined the Methodist church around age 13. He obtained a preaching license in 1834, and was a circuit rider for two years.
He married in 1837, moved to Virginia in 1839, and in 1841 to Georgia, where he supported his family as a teacher while studying medicine.
He began his medical practice in 1843, for a while helped edit the Blister and Critic and the Oglethorpe Medical Journal.
He also taught physiology and pathology at Oglethorpe Medical College.