Vicki,My gg-grandfather was William G. Alexander b. VA1814. In Linn Co, MO 1842 to death in 1865. He married (#2) Mary Jane Seaman. Among their 6 surviving children are a son William G. Alexander and my g-grandfather, John Richard Alexander listed in 1860 and 1870 census. Ages July 27, 1860 - 4 and August 11, 1870 - 14. I wasn't looking for this William in 1880 since I was looking for ancestors on that visit to NARA. Mary Jane was still living on the farm in 1880 with a daughter Margaret (Maggie). Is this your William?