Hello, Yes we are of the same McCready family. Mary Catherine McCready's father, Benjamin McCready and Elizabeth Thomas had, as you know, 11 children. My link is Thomas A. McCready, her brother born 1825-1867. Would you be willing to share your research from this line, particularly, Isaac, Andrew and Alexander? I have pictures (and location), if you do not, of Benjamin and Elizabeth's tombstones. I have always been curious about Mary Catherine, especially since I landed in California with the "Dole" connection. Did you, per chance, get any of the bricks?