Norman "McRaeny" and Catherine McRainey "McRaney" (that's the way it's most often been spelled in my branch of the family -- and I understand Catherine's maiden name was McRainey as well) were my g-g-g-grandparents.According to the 1850 & 1860 Wilkinson County census documents, they both must have been born around 1790.I believe they married in Robeson County, NC about 1819, and came to Wilkinson County about 1820/21.As far as I know they had only daughters:Ann, b. 1821, m. Edward Jones Tarpley, Jr. (my g-g-greats); Margaret, b. 1822, m. Pearson Peacock; Helen, b. 1825, m. David Roberts; Caroline, b. 1832; Catherine L., b. 1834, m. James T. Ainsworth;and Mary, m. John Methvin.Although the census documents give Norman's birthplace as Isle of Skye (Catherine's as NC), I have recently come across information that indicates Norman may have been the son of one Roderick McRaney (McRainey) from Jura, Scotland (an island south of Skye) who purchased land in Lumberton, Roberson County, NC in 1779.In records in the Lumberton library, his children are listed as Norman "went to Georgia in 1821;" Daniel "moved to Fayetteville;" Sara, b. 1786; Malcolm, b. 1784. Might be worth checking out.I've just started work on my McRaney line so any information any of you have at all would be helpful.Would love to exchange.How are you connected?