Where can I look to find out where this family came from in Scotland? Although it looks here like all of their children were born in Scotland, later US census records show the children were all born in Nova Scotia: On the 1860 census they were McCawley and in 1870 and 1872 Mary was McKelvy and then McKelvey.
From Port Joggins, Nova Scotia, Br. Schn. Blue Grit to Philadelphia, PA, USA abt. 1858-1859, Duncan Mann, master
Luggage – 5 chests John McCalvey 61 abt 1800 Scotland Male Miner Sarah McCalvey 56 abt 1800 Scotland Female Wife Mary McCalvey 20 abt 1840 Scotland Female Davis (David) McCalvey 18 abt 1842 do Male Susan McCalvey 8 abt 1851 do Female Margaret McCalvey 9 abt 1851 Female Saml. M Ludy 50 abt 1800 USA Male Machinist