My great-grandmother was Emma Bassett, who married Augustus Lyman Hennessey, in LaSalle Co., IL.Her parents were Arvine Alonzo Bassett & Annie Elizabeth McBoyle, who were married in Paterson, NJ. Annie Elizabeth McBoyle's parents were John McBoyle (d. in Paterson) and Anne Elizabeth Ironside, who died in LaSalle Co., IL.Her tombstone says she was born in New Deer Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.
John McBoyle's death certificate says his father was William McBoyle.
I have done extensive research in Scotland, including checking the death indexes, and there do not seem to have been any McBoyle's in existence before John McBoyle's generation.
Anyone out there want to share McBoyle research efforts?