From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 686-687:

William Palfreyman, one of the enterprising farmers of Pleasant Township, was born in Yorkshire, England, July 25, 1832, a son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Moorfoot) Palfreyman.  In August, 1836, his parents came to the United States and located in Lagrange County, on land owned by his uncle, who had been killed in a well, his father being the only heir.  In 1839 his father died.  His family consisted of eight children, but two of whom, William and David, are living.  His mother afterward married Thomas Slater.  Their childern were five in number, four of whom are living -- Samuel, Amos, Hannah and Peter.  Mrs. Slater died in 1852.  She was a sincere Christian, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  William Palfreyman was married in 1861 to Elizabeth Elya, daughter of Abram and Rachel Elya.  They have two children -- William A. and Myrtle.  Mr. Palfreyman came to Steuben County in the spring of 1863 and purchased land on section 10, Pleasant Township, where he has since lived.  He has erected good buildings and has one of the best farms in the township, valued at $65 an acre.  He is a wide-awake, enterprising business man and has been successful in making for himself and family a pleasant home.  In politics he is a Democrat.