For Linda Steele-hope you are well. Something I found recently via following various website leads.
William Murchie (born circa 1858), who later in life became a US Marshall, was a brother of my Sarah and your James Murchie. He and his wife emigrated to the USA around 1890 and had 4 children-4 brothers (no sisters), three of whom were born in Scotland, the last called Lewis was born in New Hampshire (Lewis is buried in Arlington National Cemetery where President Kennedy is buried).
These blood relatives of ours were grandsons of our gg grandfather Charles Murchie (the son of Jean PAUL).
2 of these brothers played a major role in the Democratic Party in New Hampshire. Robert Charles Murchie was in fact the Democratic candidate for the Senate for New Hampshire in 1926 but was, sadly, defeated by the incumbent Republican Senator. Later, as Chairman of the New Hampshire Democrats he became the prime mover in that state for support for Franklin D Roosevelt, and given that R C Murchie is described as having made public speeches on behalf of the Democrats and attended every Democratic convention for decades, it seems highly likely that he must have met Roosevelt.
He was also a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in a state which is always vital in US Presidential elections because of its early Primary. One of his brothers, Alexander Murchie, was the District Attorney for New Hampshire from 1934 to 1944 and was also Chairman of N Hampshire Democrats at one point.
I have now started subscribing to Ancestry.com re US matters and can confirm that, although married, Robert C Murchie had no children, but Alexander Murchie had at least one son who went to an Ivy League University and later became the most senior manager of a Coca Cola plant before dying around 2003 (he married and has surviving children)
Robert C Murchie graduated from the Law School of the University of Michigan in 1909 (per Ancestry.com).
It seems more than a coincidence to me that his/their father took them to New Hampshire-of all the States of America it is the one with the strongest connection with their and our blood relative John Paul Jones -I would be surprised if they did not mention that in their rise to the top of the Democratic Part in New Hampshire :-)
It does look as if these brothers lived the American Dream.