Seek information on the patriarch of the family James McGill b. ca. 1797 who settled in Wilmot, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, d. there 29 Aug 1859, m. Sybil Thorne 14 Jan 1821 who was b. 5 Sep 1796 in Wilmot daughter of Philip Thorne and Hannah Woodbury. She d. in Wilmot 12 Nov 1840. They had 7 children: William b. 29 Jan 1821, James b. ca. 1826, Lydia Jane b. 12 Jul 1829, Stephen Thorne b. 23 Nov 1830, Hannah S. b 22 Feb 1832, Edward Woodbury b. 12 Feb 1834 and John Alexander (my GGrandfather) b. 9 Jun 1836.James McGill was supposedly b. in the English West Indies.More info on the family may be found at http://www.somesfamily.tribalpages.comhttp://www.somesfamily.tribalpages.com.