Ellnora, I need to visit this Forum more often! This line does not have a proven connection to mine but I believe it is. Several years ago I had correspondence with a descendant on your line. James Samuel (she said Samuel James) was the son of Robert Patterson, Robert Patterson McCourtney was the son of Samuel McCourtney and Matilda Henderson, Samuel was the son of Ephraim McCourtney and Mary Buchanan Handlin(she had been married before). I believe Ephraim was probably a brother of James and Alexander who came to Missouri. E-mail me direct.