William A. Snodgrass, born 1821-22, of Botetourt Co., VA
Looking for help to determine the parents of William A. Snodgrass, born ca. 1822 in Botetourt County, Virginia.William married Nancy A. Wood (daughter of William & Margaret Williamson Wood) in Aug 1845 in Botetourt County.William A. Snodgrass died relatively young, apparently between 1857 and 1860, as he is missing from the family in the 1860 census.His son Charles A. Snodgrass (my wife's ancestor) was three years old in the census of that year and is in a household headed by his mother Nancy Snodgrass and his grandmother Margaret S. Wood. I have looked closely at everything relevant I can get my hands on that has been published and on the Internet and I cannot figure out who William’s parents were. His full name leads me to believe there’s a close relationship to the William A. Snodgrass who died in Botetourt in 1845, the one who married Mary Nutter, but it appears the older William's sons are accounted for, at least the legitimate ones.
Perhaps William A. Snodgrass, born about 1822, was an illegitimate child, maybe the older William’s out-of-wedlock child, or one of William’s sisters??
Does anyone know where this William A. Snodgrass fits into the Snodgrass family of early Botetourt County?