Fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Served with Co. F of the 3rd MO Militia per list of veteran burials in this cemetery.
William T. Etherton was born on February 18, 1837 to John E. and Catherine (Rogers) Etherton in Missouri. The family lived in Ray, Daviess, Livingston and Mercer Counties in Missouri. He was married to Lucinda and worked as a carpenter - together they had 3 daughters: Nancy Emeline (Mrs. Charles W. Emory), Lizzy (Mrs. James H. Sager) and Gracy Bell (Mrs. Harry Kratz)