Hello, I did look through some of my notes trying to locate and verify any information on Susan McCready.There is so much conflicting information so I cannot "prove" this but it seems from what I can find that the "story" your family passed down to you may be true.To find out more definitely, you might check out the following "leads"? Susan MIGHT have been a half-sister to Edward and the McCready Hospital was his "legacy".Edward's father, George Stephen McCready (brother to my ancestor Benjamin) (nicknamed "Capt. Stephen" by Crisfielders) was married three times. The first wife, Lovey/Love Ward had Edward and Robert.His second wife Sidonia had John and Ira (who contested Riley McCready's Will) and then the third wife was Susie.The copy I have of an article called "Portrait and Biographical Record" says that Susie was the sister of Dr. Atkinson of Crisfield.And that is where my "trail" ends as of this brief investigation.You might begin your search from there because it is quite possible that "Susie" might well have had children or a child and named her Susan.Good luck in your search.And please keep me posted.If I can find anything more definitive then that I will let you know.I do know that some of our direct McCready's did move to Baltimore.Perhaps they became a "safe-haven" for relatives which wanted to leave the area, I do not know. Also, I can share with you other data about George Stephen from this article I mentioned earlier that is quite interesting if you would like that.I don't know who wrote this report from the Portrait And Biographical Record, nor do I know how to find it in its entirety.If another lister does know, I would love to have that resource, too.This was on page 713 but that's all I have.It's like a "big tease" ... not having the "rest of the story", isn't it? Fascinating though.