Louisa Mary Willett and William Yerby Linton were married February 16, 1858, in Nelson County, Kentucky. Louisa was the daughter of George W. S. Willett and Nancy Hancock. William was the son of Moses Linton and Ann Nancy Pead. This was a second marriage for William and a first marriage for Louisa. They had 5 children: Joseph Charles, James Monroe, Marie Sophronia, Vienna Fanny and William Francis Linton. Louisa died in 1865. William lived almost another 30 years.