Thanks for your response. I've been working on my wife's family. Got great results on her mother's fraternal side but the maternal side is really tough. We only have the name of her grandmother (Evelyn Lucille Rae or McRae), great-grandmother/father (Robert Carroll Rae/McRae and Sarah Brim). Not much to go on. They may have come thru Montana or Canada, possibly a link back to Scotland.
My McCoy lineage won't be much help to you. My father was from County Armagh Ireland and most of our line is still there. Only a few came out early. Ihave been looking for my GreatGranfather who came out in 1866 to New Orleans but died within a short period of Yellow Fever, probably while digging in Irish Channel, a popular, hazardous work area at the time.