- Born: 1729, Hartworth, England
- Marriage: Susannah Cockney about 1748 in South Carolina
- Died: 1793, Pendleton District, South Carolina at age 64
William Guest and his family lived or had been seated in Hartworth, England for several generations. He and his family came to America on the ship Deleware, Capt Moore, Commander.
He lived in Pendleton District, South Carolina with wife Susannah and seven male children that are known.
By Dec 30, 1762, the family had moved to Frederick County, Virginia, where William was born. About 1769 the Guest family moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina, located about 30 miles south of the Virginia border.
William Guest, Sr. lived in Surry Co, NC in 1769. He was granted land on the South side of Yadkin River March 3, 1779 in Wilkes County. He and his family moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina in 1785. He and Susannah are on the 1790 census records. It is presumed they died there sometime shortly after.
The marriages records of William Guest, Jr. and Benjamin Guest were recorded in Wilkes Co., NC.
"Compendium of Guest-Guess Descendents of William Guest, Sr .".
"Guess-Guest and related Families" by Alta Louise Biggs Martin.
"Descendants of William Guest, Sr." by Bill Guest.
William married Susannah Cockney about 1748 in South Carolina. (Susannah Cockney was born before 1734 in Pendelton District, South Carolina and died after 1790 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.)