Throughout his life Jose insisted his father was born in MD and his mother in Va. He also said he was born in Hocking County. His own \first child was born in Hocking Co, Ohio. As Jose is my GG Grandfather and my own Grandfather Knew alot about his family I have extensive info on Jose's children and a good bit about Jose himself. What their lives were like, etc, I researched data and have that very complete also, but , I have no documentation proving any Parents for him. Being an only child, if true, would be a good reason this has been hard to research because there's noone else to connect him to for proof. His parents were not named in his obituary. If John Martin is his father I do already have the info about the land purchses and sales. But I do not have much census info and I do not know when or where he died. As far as John Martin's father, I am hoping to find proof of that too as I know you want that too. I have looked for wills and estates like you. It would be nice to prove our family connection. I'm still searching!