Thank you, Wanda, for your genealogical kindness passing on this description of the McClain ancestry. I suspect that at least some of Mr. Kelley's information came from a brief biographical piece written by my greatgrandfather, James McClain, son of John McClain and Elizabeth Mauller, and brother of Susan Kelley. Other than somewhere in New England, we've yet to discover exactly where the family lived during the 1700s. I suspect New Jersey and suspect that they had emigrated from near Loughgill, County Antrim, Ireland, but haven't yet found solid enough evidence to support my suspicions. Many thanks!