Michael, it's been a long time since you posted this message. Do you have any info on parents of Martha Jane Ross? I am sure she was the daughter of John Nelson Ross and Nancy Jane Kinnamon, but it seems she did not have much contact with her family after she married William Applegate.
I would be especially interested in contacting female descendents of her daughters Cordelia, Lillie, Roberta and Ida. I'm interested in mitochondria DNA info.