rick,this is confusing. in the 1860 census i find your robert age 28 with emily e in wright co missouri on the census it states he was born in kentucky. the census for william that is 80 years old with robert that is 16 they were all born in virginia. i am looking for the parents of robert meredith hurt he was born 1833 in virginia. he married hattie martin. do you have the middle name of your robert?