back on the huntbut curious if you ever joined the McIlrath (or started) DNA project.several mcilrath/Mcelrath individuals have responded with an interest but I don't seem to find a webpage for the surname. One of those who had an interest was from Scotland.
I have some digitized files on William (sure you have anything I have) also photos of the gravestones of Rachel and John after they were restored.the group that did this did a great job. You can actually read them.
Hope all is well.we sure seemed to find a lot of dead ends