I am looking for the ancestors of William Thomas McLin (b. 15 Dec 1842 La) I have found a Thomas McLin m. Celestine Elizabeth Blanchard (b. 24 Aug 1820 La.) who I believe to be his parents, but have no proof. Thos. first appears in La. in the 1840 census as a single man, and no McLins appear in any census prior to 1840.