I am also a descendant of WBS. My hunt for his parents started recently with a note in the family collection indicating his father was Ransom Smith b.1761. No one in my family knows where this information came from. We have are no written records confirming it. I found Ransom Smith born 11 Apr 1796 in VA. His family tree has already been thoroughly researched. There is no record of WBS being a son of his. However, my DNA test results contain many matches with ancestors of Ransom Smith from many different families. If you have used Ancestry's DNA test, please search your results for matches with surnames Ragland, Moss Jordan, etc. from New Kent County, VA. If you find them, this would be further confirmation of the connection. If this connection is correct, I can't explain why there is no record of it, and it has not been previously discovered.