Hi Scott, (Also my little brothers name!). Just this summer I hit paydirt. I made the big jump to Tetbury Gloucestershire. GGrampa Herbert Edwin Grant was the son of Samuel & Ellen(Barrett) Grant.
I got lucky. I was working off a family story saying the famuly was a bunch of "sods" so I looked for poor Grants. The poorest I found was one in Gumstool Hill Workhouse. BINGO!
I matched birthdays Citizenship Doc. to birth cetificate. I should play lotto! The family was quite"prolific" Tons of Grants back to 1600's (Roger Grant) Haven't confirmed the next step back but good guess is Samuel's dad was also Samuel (wife Dinah Grey) and his dad was John Grant(wife Susanna Bowman) keep in touch