According to information contained in the book "Memorials of the McMath Family" written by Frank McMath, pub. 1898, Donald (Daniel) McMath was born probably in Ayshire, Scot. About 1758 he left Ayr with his family, including four sons and a daughter, and came to Chester Co. PA. A brother of (Daniel's), named Thomas, was a linen merchant in Derry Co. Ire., and two of his sons were left in Ire. probably in the care of this uncle.