Amelia Lippincott and Esek Hartshorne Williams letters 1833-1848 (bulk 1838-1841)
William D. T. Travis ("Bill") was born in Virginia around 1840, the son of John W. and Margaret A. Travis. The Travis family moved to Grandview, Illinois, before 1860, and Travis, an artist, served in Company I of the 22nd Illinois Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Following the war, he lived in Paris, Illinois; Kansas, Illinois; and Burlington, New Jersey. He married Emma Allison. William D. T. Travis died on July 24, 1916.