I think we are interested in the same family. I am related through William H Ross b. 23 Feb 1841 Cane Creek, Wayne Co. MO. His father was William on 1850 Federal MO census b. 1790 Con which could be CT. My William married Mary Jane KIDD 19 Jul 1860. Does this sound like the same family? I, too, have been trying to find info on the elder William.