Thank you so much for all the information you posted! I have been afraid to trust the results of my searches for the ancestry of Samuel Elliott b. 1816 due to his name being fairly common. Your census data certainly confirms those entries are the same Samuel Elliott family, since the children's names match up. I hopw you don't mind me asking - what confirmation do you have for the connection to his parents being Samuel Samuel Elliott b. 1783 in Augusta County, VA, and and Elizabeth (Smith) Elliott? And his parents being Robert and Jean (McClure) Elliott? If I can pass that information on to my 89 year old father-in-law, he will be thrilled. Any additional information you are willing to share would be very much appreciated. We will have his birthday and a small Elliott family reunion in early March. Thank you so much.