I don't know if this is related in any way. My name is Joseph Fall, as was my father's and his father's as well.
I have a copy of a diary (originally hand written, but I only have a typed copy) that was written by a James Slater Fall who left London for New York on March 21, 1817. He took with him his wife Catherine Barratt Fall and 10 children (8 of whom were named in this accounting): Alex, Harriet, Kitty, Mary, May, Phillip, William and George. According to this diary, this family was descended from "the mane of McFall" of Scotland and said to be "of high Clannish descent". The city of Kelveton is also mentioned and could be their previous place of residence in England.
The diary details their journey across the ocean, with at least 4 children sick with dissentary, and Mrs. Fall also very ill, very pregnant, and feared soon to die. On the trip they were attended to by a chaplain in the US Navy, also a Unitarian Priest, named Dr. Cook. They arrived in N.Y. on May 1, 1817 as thier first stop on a journey to Adair County KY. All survived the trip.
On May 10th, Mrs. Fall delivered a young son whom they intended to name after an uncle, who was living in Adair County KY. His name was Dr. Slater but the young son was referred to as their young "Yankee Doodle" the whole time and the diary does not say what his name was eventually given to be.
Catherine Barratt Fall died on September 29, 1817 soon after arriving in KY. She was 38 years old at the time. James Slater Fall, stricken with grief, followed her soon after. He died on December 24, 1817 at the age of 42 (it was written that he would have been 43 if he had made it until the following March).
From the death of Mrs. Fall through the death of Mr. Fall, the diary was written by his son Phillip Slater Fall. They bought 200 acres of land from a Samuel Trabue shortly before James died, and apparently raised a log house on that property in KY. James asked Dr. Slater to care for his children just before he passed.