Ok, your story sounds familiar (not to mine)... however, to stories I've been emailed by other Michie genealogists. Seems to me descendants of Scotch John went westward with some being stopped in TN by a snowstorm and hence Michie, TN. Descendants of these Michie's went to MS. There may be something to your story. Email me privately and I'll do some looking up in my previous emails so that I can point you in the right direction of these contacts. It would be exciting if you were related to them. I've been doing research on my Michie family tree and it's amazing how many descendants there really are in such a short amount of time.